Top 5 Military-Inspired Watches: After All, We Fought For Our Independence

MTM Special Ops watches

While most other watch writers in America are busy focusing on red, white and blue watches to help us celebrate American’s Independence this July 4th, I just couldn’t bring myself to do that. While Ulysse Nardin makes an incredible skeletonize watch painted with the American flag, and several other brands have something American-themed to flaunt,…

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How Astronomy Influences Horology And Timekeeping

Pendant alarm watch circa 1590 in the form of a sundial with compass for setting time. 

  Every year at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) exhibition in Geneva, the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry creates a special exhibition around time and watches. Here, we take a look at one of our favorites: Horology, A child of Astronomy. In the world of horology, astronomy, the sky, and the stars have…

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Why More Watch Brands Are Opting For Summits Instead Of Watch Shows

Swatch Group Time To Move event.

Recently, LVMH announced that it will hold its first Group watch exhibition in Dubai in January of 2020. The company was fast to add that it was not leaving Baselworld, but rather offering a more timely showcasing of its products.  In my recent article on my PerfectTiming column on Forbes.com, I discussed why it is…

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Four Tips For Taking Care Of Your Mechanical Watch

watch crystals

 Purchasing a luxury watch can be an exciting time — whether it’s your first watch or your fifth watch. Once home, however, you will need to properly take care of your watch to give it a longer and healthier lifespan. While all watches need regular professional servicing, following these few tips can help you get the most…

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Understanding What Different Types of ‘Meters’ Mean In Watchmaking

Longines Telemeter Chronograph

In the world of watchmaking, the word  “Meters” seems to be somewhat overused — causing a little bit of confusion about what  a chronometer, a telemeter, pulsometer and other types of meter watches really are.    Here, we break it down to elementary descriptions for any novice. Meter: As a free-standing word, meters refers to a…

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