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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Happy Watch Sizing Day

It’s Saturday and I’m in the shop today. I’m normally blessed so that I don’t have to work on weekends (a rarity in the retail watch & jewelry business), but today I’m in the shop. It’s national watch sizing day. Today customers return to the stores where their loved ones purchased their watches to have [...]

More from the Masters

On the heels of our most recent post here on the blog, the Wall Street Journal has released a gallery of some of the photographs collected by Michael Clerizo for his recently published book, Masters of Contemporary Watchmaking. The watches showcased in the gallery include examples by the likes of independent watchmakers such as George [...]

Movement by Guido Mocafico

Absolutely stunning are the first two words that come to mind when I gaze at the pages of this generously proportioned book cultivated by French photographer Guido Mocafico. In 2007, Mocafico presented a series of 12, large format, 105x105cm photographs of high-end, hand-finished watch movements at Hamiltons Gallery in London, England. From beautifully understated movements, [...]

The next generation of Rolex Calibers

My boss recently came to me with a very interesting question: He was trying to sell a new Rolex to a gentleman who had a Rolex with a 3035 inside. He wanted to know what improvements had been made in the 3135 movement. That was a tough question. I often hear people say that Rolex [...]

The Work of Another

While I am working on another quality article I thought I would post a few links of interest. While doing research for my next article I stumbled upon chronometrie.com and found some really nice articles like the following: Rolex 3135 Review You might explore around the site and find some other good articles as well. [...]