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Watch Movement Evolution - The Bumper Automatic

The Bumper movement is foremost a real haptic experience! If you ever get the chance take that "hammer" automatic to your wrist and make the weight "bump" into the case. It's such a visceral experi...

Dress Watches of the 1970s - Loud Understatement

What defines a 1970s dress watch? Is it about lavish materials, impeccable textures or delicate finishing? It appears that during that era the time-telling function of the (dress) watch is only a s...

Dress Watch Design - from 1940 to 1960

One of my favorite era of watchmaking are the 1940s and 1950s. A period that's been dominated by subtle timepieces and clear design of three-hand dials. Yet, simplistic elegance and subtle design d...

A Brief History of Date Windows

Date windows are these little apertures on a watch's dial (mostly) located at 3o'clock. If you ask some watch enthusiasts about the topic you'll get widely varied opinions... Some people find them ...
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