Tutorials and educational guides and information about watches and how they work, or about what you need to know about a watch.

A Closer Look At What Makes The $80,000 MB&F Legacy Machine Split Escapement EVO Watch Special

MB&F Legacy Machine Split Escapement EVO watch

Just last week at the Geneva Watch Days exhibit, Swiss independent brand MB&F unveiled a pretty impressive watch: the Legacy Machine Split Escapement EVO watch. Offered in two versions — both incredibly alluring, the $80,000 watch boasts two coveted innovations from the brand: the FlexRing shock-absorbing EVO case and the mind-boggling Split Escapement. As I…

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Suspicious Minds May Want To Know More About Elvis Presley’s Watch Collection

Elvis Presley wearing the Hamilton Ventura watch.

  The iconic Elvis Presley – known for his outrageous hip gyrations and phenomenal showmanship – was also an avid watch lover, collector and trader. It is said that he would often take a watch he was wearing off his wrist and trade it with a fan if he saw another watch he liked better.…

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What Shock Resistance Really Means In Watches

IWC Shock Absorber XPL

As people lead more active lifestyles, shock resistance has to come into play with top watches. As such, certain watch brands are creating timepieces that are ever more resilient and can withstand the shock of being dropped or otherwise being subjected to outside forces. In order for a watch to be shock resistant, the movement, and…

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What Is The Difference Between Mechanical Manual-Wind and Automatic Wind Movements?

hand-wound movement

Newcomers to the watch industry, especially collectors just starting out, often get confused about mechanical movements and are unsure when it comes to the difference between a mechanical automatic movement and a mechanical hand-winding movement. Here we explain the difference between mechanical self-winding and hand-winding movements in simple terms. A mechanical watch is made of …

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Presidents’ Watches From Biden To LBJ And JFK

Donald J. Trump at the Unveiling of his Trump Signature Watch Collection at Macy's in 2006

Updated 2/15/21 With President’s  Day here — it seems like a good time to take a look at which presidents wore which watches over the years. Current President, Joe Biden has been spotted wearing an Omega and also Seiko, as well as a few others – he seems to like watches. In fact, Chrono24 recently…

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La Patiala, Inspired By Famed Luxury Collector, Offers Digital Access To Multiple Luxury Categories At Once

La Patiala

We all know that if you want to do some self-education about almost any topic in the world, you turn to the internet. Whether you’re a watch lover, whiskey lover, wine, food and even fashionista, you will find it online. However, there are not too many places (if any at all) to find all of…

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