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The Ultimate Watch Guide - Dial Color

Real design is never random! That too is true for a watches dial color. As minuscule as this design element might appear it can grant us new insights into the history of watchmaking if only we allo...

First Anniversary - One Year of Historical Watch Stats

Time to Celebrate! On August 31st 2021 we launched our first blog on the website. Time to look back and see what topics got you guys going. What you've been reading, what you've been clicking, and ...

Pabulum... Were Watches Ever Monotonous?

What I often hear from - vintage - watch enthusiasts is that the modern watch landscape is getting increasingly dull. Every brand is simply doing the same, no strong design evolutions and you tend ...

Omega Constellation Reference Guide - The Pie-Pan Era

The Omega Constellation is one of the most well-known watches today and throughout its 70 year history. However, this flagship has seen numerous references and designs. To better navigate the refer...

When Did Watches Start to Get So Big?

Tell me you like smaller watches without telling me you like smaller watches: "I'm into vintage". The indirect conclusion here is that modern watches are way bigger then for example Mid-Century pie...

Watch Bezels - A Guide to Function and Design

Let's start with the obvious - what is a bezel? The bezel is the outer ring surrounding the watch crystal. It is the last barrier between the dial and thin air... But on the wrist it can become eit...

How To Become A Watch Analyst

Full disclosure this is only a semi-serious Guide on "How to become a watch analyst." But I think it is a New Year and this also means new chances to take more people onto this - in my opinion - ex...

The Ultimate Watch Hour Marker Guide

One often overlooked detail on every watch are the hour markers. When someones asked to name what type of hour marker their watch features most have to look down onto their timepiece to answer this...

The Modern History of Watch Case Making

Did you ever wonder who actually is the expert that knows how to best case a watch movement? The often overlooked virtue of the watch case maker. What sounds like a character from Lewis Carroll's "...

The Ultimate Watch Hand Guide - Part II

This is the second part of our guide on watch hands. Here, we focus on the design evolution of the late 20th century - the space age and industrial design era. Watch hands are an integral part of t...

The Ultimate Watch Hand Guide - Part I

What defines a watch hand as modern? Watch design is a fluid concept and every epoch defines its own style yet we can't invent countless new shapes. Consequently, the goal of this series is to defi...
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