Watch Education in Napa Valley with A. Lange & Sohne

Recently, we   had the distinct privilege of joining A. Lange & Sohne in Napa Valley for the Akademie of watchmaking – wonderful and enlightening experience. To begin with, the event was chocked with watch education and hands-on work on important elements of the luxury watchmaking world. The Akademie, started in 2007, is a watchmaking event…

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Watch Collector Report from LGI Network Indicates Serious Collectors Own up to 19 Watches

Throughout the end of last year and the beginning of this year, we asked you – our watch collector readers – to participate in the 2013 Watch Collector Report.  Thank you for doing so. Now, LGI Network — the leading provider of retail measurement services to the Jewelry and Watch Industry – has brought us…

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We Don’t Have Enough Watchmakers !?!

Article Courtesy of WorldTempus.com, Watch Culture By Keith Strandberg WorldTempus Rant #8  — Service Event Horizon — The watch industry doesn’t have enough watchmakers to do the servicing. Be afraid…Be very afraid. Back when quartz ruled the world, there wasn’t much worry about service. After all, when your battery ran out, the watch store replaced…

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How Mother-of-Pearl Dials are Made

Many brands today use mother of pearl for dials on both women’s and men’s watches. Shimmering and intriguing, mother of pearl is not an easy substance to work with. It is quite brittle and ultra thin when used as a dial and breakage can easily occur. Depending on the complexity of the dial, the entire…

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Don’t Buy that Mechanical Watch Until You’ve Read This

  If you haven’t yet purchased your first good luxury mechanical wristwatch, it is time to do so. There is so much to be said for the craftsmanship and fine-tuned technological workmanship that goes into a mechanical wristwatch. Typically, these timepieces have hundreds of tiny components all inside the case that work harmoniously to track…

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Watch Education: Understanding the Chronograph

Chronograph watches are great summer timepieces – as they can time all of those outdoor activities you indulge in – swimming, jogging, rowing, and more. Here, we try to outline the basics (entire books have been written about chronographs) about what exactly a chronograph watch is and how it functions. Essentially, a chronograph is a…

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