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A Beginner's Guide to Vintage Watch Brands

Does a brand's tradition, their portfolio and their patented innovations align with the general taste? This week we'll take easy and just have a look at the popularity of different watch brands thr...

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 ...

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...
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