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

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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Understanding Watch Terms: Meter Vs. Meter, From Chronometer To Pulsometer And More

In the world of watchmaking, one term regularly rears its head and in so many different ways, each with a different meaning. Meet the watch world’s term, “meter.”   The word has multiple meanings, depending on how it is used. Here, we offer a quick and simple guide to the most popular uses of the…

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Why The Armin Strom Zeitgeist Is Destined For Watchmaking History Books

Armin Strom Zeitgeist

It wasn’t too long ago, in late 2021, that independent Swiss watch brand Armin Strom unveiled its one-of-la-kind Zeitgeist watch. The highly complicated $170,000 timepiece takes the concept of resonance technology to all new levels thanks to an innovative new system and years of research and development. This watch  has so many implications for aciieving…

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