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Category Archives: watchmaking

How a Watch Works #5

How a Watch Works #4

How a Watch Works #3

How a Watch Works #2

How a Watch Works #1

Detailed view of the Hamilton Poster I featured yesterday.

From Hamilton Public Relations

A very kind woman gave me this poster this week. 31″ x 21″ Poster explaining how a watch works from the Hamilton Watch Company. I’ll be having it framed for sure!

A Quick Fit

The gasket system used by Rolex to seal their sapphire crystal (the “glass” that protects the dial and hands) to the watch’s case, is one of the best in the industry. I have yet to encounter a better engineered, more reliable, or impermeable system than the one they employ on their Oyster cases. In an […]

Another Slice of History

Here’s another interesting page out of the annals of horological history in North America. The following is a price list for “Watch Repairs To The Trade” that I came across not too long ago, in a box of old watch movements and watch literature from the 1950s, at an estate sale. While I can’t say […]

The Last 100 Years

I recently was reading in the September 1969 edition of the AWI NEWS Bulletin when I read the following editorial from D.W. Lawrence of the Elgin National Watch Company. He spells out many of the improvements which were implemented by the watch industry from the 1920s through 1969. It’s a fun read. Click on the […]

Timekeepers – A Documentary

The gentlemen in the video below are looking to make a documentary which will encourage people to take an interest in something very dear to me: timekeeping, horology, and watchmakers and clockmakers. I hope you will watch the video, click on the link and help them make this documentary happen. Many of you have been […]