Watch 101

How to Spot a Fake Rolex
How to Spot a Fake Rolex

Rolex is one of the most recognizable watch manufacturers, producing approximately one million timepieces per year. Rolex models have bee...

Enamel – The Inside Track
Enamel – The Inside Track

While it hasn’t exactly become widespread, it’s no surprise to find that enamel is a thing in contemporary watchmaking. Over and above th...

What’s Behind Black?
What’s Behind Black?

Being seen without us knowing where it comes from: such is the dark destiny of black, watchmaking’s lucky color. Let’s find out more by t...

Starry Skies: How Aventurine Dials are Reshaping the Blue Dial
Starry Skies: How Aventurine Dials are Reshaping the Blue Dial

Also known as goldstone, aventurine has had a resurgence as a dial material in the watch industry over the last two decades. Its unique c...

Bi-compax:  Panda, Zorro und die anderen
Bi-compax: Panda, Zorro und die anderen

Do good things always come in threes? Not always. For the majority of chronographs, counting minutes and seconds is enough. In which case...

Zeiger: Hohe Kunst der Uhrmacherei
Zeiger: Hohe Kunst der Uhrmacherei

Die erste Sache, die man erblickt, ist die letzte, für die man sich interessiert. Grausames Schicksal der Zeiger einer Uhr! Sie zeigen we...

Können Sie die Lünette Ihrer Uhr ablesen?
Können Sie die Lünette Ihrer Uhr ablesen?

Sie kann graduiert, mit Tachymeter, mit Rechenschieber, für Taucher oder mit GMT-Funktion ausgestattet sein. Die Lünette einer Uhr ist ei...

What Is a GMT Function?
What Is a GMT Function?

A GMT is a useful complication for travelers, international businesses, and those with family abroad. The complication is extremely popul...

Das Geheimnis der klarsten Zifferblätter
Das Geheimnis der klarsten Zifferblätter

Mechanisch, technisch, optisch, ästhetisch: Es gibt viele Möglichkeiten, ein Zifferblatt besser lesbar zu machen. Werfen wir einen Blick ...

Guide to Watch Winders
Guide to Watch Winders

Watch winders can be useful but are also misunderstood. Are they necessary for a watch collection? Do they do more damage than good? Auto...

An In-Depth Look at the A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph “Darth”
An In-Depth Look at the A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph “Darth”

Take a look at Rembrandt’s portraits. What do you see? A rich use of brown, black colors as the background, where the subject emerges fro...

The Grand Seiko Spring Drive Movement: Hybrid Technology
The Grand Seiko Spring Drive Movement: Hybrid Technology

The Grand Seiko Spring Drive movement is not something often seen in watchmaking. It takes a traditional mechanical movement and blends i...

Im Dschungel der Zertifizierungen
Im Dschungel der Zertifizierungen

Halten Sie es lieber mit QF, METAS, der PP Punze, Genfer Siegel, Viper-Punze, ISO oder COSC? Die Frage mag Sie überraschen. Sie trifft je...

Chronograph vs. Chronometer Watches
Chronograph vs. Chronometer Watches

A chronograph or a chronometer, what do they both mean? They both start with chrono, which means ‘time”, but they mean different things r...

A Complete Guide to Rolex Stainless Steel Watches
A Complete Guide to Rolex Stainless Steel Watches

Rolex stainless steel sports watches continue to be a highly desired and oftentimes a very difficult watch to find through a retailer. Wh...

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