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It’s What’s Inside that Counts… but Sometimes Packaging Matters!

Part III. Taking it to the Next Level – A Few Notable “Modern” Case Designs As described in Part II of this survey, with the exception of Omega’s Marine dive watch, most early 20th century “transitional” watch cases essentially combined … Continue reading

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It’s What’s Inside that Counts… but Packaging Matters! A Survey of Notable Wristwatch Case Designs.

Part II. Putting the Pieces Together – Transitional Case Designs  As described in Part I, wristwatch case design foundations were established during the latter half of the 19th Century. Several names stand out for their early innovation of key design features adopted … Continue reading

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Summer update.

So… This Monday my son decided to enter into this world, 4 weeks before schedule! Both Nikolai and his mommy Maja are in great shape and happy. I will still be working, but shorter days. Some delays are to be … Continue reading

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It’s What’s Inside that Counts… but Packaging Matters! A Survey of Notable Wristwatch Case Designs

Part I.  Foundations – Early Case Design Innovations Origin Stories (mid-1800s) According to one knowledgeable source, the earliest documented water resistant case dates to the 1851 Great Exhibition in London. W. Pettit & Co. of London reportedly exhibited a watch in … Continue reading

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Roamer now available in store!

I can’t hide the fact that Roamer watches are awesome! Scott and I looked into the brand earlier this year and where amazed by their great quality and history. Scott even wrote an article about them.

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Rolex calibre 1570 review.

Rolex 1570 was introduced in about 1965 as a replacement for the 1560. The main difference is the gear train is geared for for a higher beat rate and a new balance design. The new movement now had a beat … Continue reading

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IWC calibre: 83 Review

IWC started making calibre: 83 about 1930. It was made up to 1947. In 1943 it was upgraded with inca shock protection. The design is essentially a downsized pocket watch movement. The crown and ratchet wheel is placed under the … Continue reading

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Roamer watch co.

The forgotten independent innovator… Roamer delivered great in-house movements, clever case solutions and beautiful dials – the full package! And better yet, iconic vintage pieces are still reasonably priced as they have so far avoided collector hype.  By: Scott Burton,* … Continue reading

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Omega calibre 26.5 review.

Omega started making calibre: 26.5 about 1927. It had a life span well into the late 1940’s. The movement was updated during it’s production run spawning many different variants. The Omega calibre 26.5 is essentially a miniature pocket watch movement … Continue reading

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2021 Delay,

Dear clients, We are currently in a lockdown no: III. Little one is not allowed to go to school, keeping her in the workshop all day is not a option as Speedmasters do not make good footballs;)  I’m doing my … Continue reading

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