Pros and Cons of Using a Watch Timegrapher and How to Read It

Using a timegrapher

How accurate are the watches you have collected? There is a way to find out, and that is to use an instrument called a watch timegrapher. In this guide, we’re going to discuss what a timegrapher is, what it measures, its pros and cons, and how to use one. By the time you finish, you should be ready to confidently use a timegrapher yourself. Table … Read more

Genesis of the First Self-Winding Watch

Harwood watch - changing time

This article, written by Mikhail, is devoted to the history of the first mass-produced self-winding mechanical watches. Disclaimer 1. This work is a compilation of several online sources devoted to the history of the first mass-produced self-winding wristwatches. Disclaimer 2. Some photos, especially those of historical models, are taken from online sources. The sources are specified where possible or simply stated “photos from the internet”. … Read more

How to Use a Tachymeter Bezel on a Chronograph Watch?

How to use a tachymeter scale on a chronograph watch?

If you have a watch with a chronograph, it may have a tachymeter scale on the bezel. The tachymeter scale adds some very handy functionality to your watch, allowing you to calculate several different things: How fast something is going, based on how long it takes to cover a certain distance. How far something has travelled, based on how fast it is travelling over a … Read more

What is a Marriage Watch?

What is a marriage watch?

Don’t let the name fool you. A marriage watch is not a watch you gift your husband or receive as a token of appreciation. Well, you may, if your partner knows about watches, but it has nothing to do with marriage. The question of a marriage watch keeps on appearing every now and then. Like I once was, a lot of watch lovers appear to … Read more

Understanding the Quartz Crisis From a Different Perspective

Seiko Astron Quartz Watches History

The Wired recently ran an article talking about the end of quartz crisis. This is a debatable opinion which we’ll cover in another article. Today, we are going to talk about the quartz crisis in detail. If you are a fan of watches, you must have heard of the crisis that left the industry shocked and damaged. Let’s answer all the questions: What Was the … Read more

5 Watch Museums You Must Visit This Year

Patel Philippe Watch Museum

Some of us like to collect watches and some of us just enjoy looking at the marvels we can’t own. If you’re a fan of watches and want to know more about the history of watchmaking then there can be no better idea but to visit a watch museum. Let’s have a look at five of the best watch museums around the world: 1. The … Read more