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A Beginner's Guide to the Rolex Pre-Daytona (1950-69)

We're in this twilight period of Rolex's history. The Pre-Daytona era. It's the time when classic Postwar ideas and designs are put to rest to make place for a new design language. It's the dawn of...

The Evolution of the "Everyday Watch" - Part II

How does the average everyday watch look like? What about the dial, the hands, the markers? This is part 2 of our series on the dress casual archetype and how it evolved through its illustrious his...

Design Highlights - The Cartier "Helm"

About the Cartier Ronde Squelette - The horological world is full of wonders. Cartier in particular is a cornucopia of unusual to avantgarde designs all throughout its illustrious history. You rare...

The Evolution of the "Everyday Watch" - Part I

If we think about watch archetypes there are dress watches and tool watches. Well, and there's a lot(!) of room in between. The "dress casual" category is what might best describe this in-between a...

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...

Omega Constellation Reference Guide - The C-Shape Era

This is our second Omega Constellation reference guide. This time we're focusing on the executions featuring the so-called C-Shape case design - another Gerald Genta classic. The Omega Constellatio...

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 ...

Pivotal Dress Watches - Cartier Tank

It's hard to imagine that there was a time when all timepieces were very delicate and fragile. When you look into a watch boutique these days it appears almost normal that watches have to be 10ATM ...

IWC Hermet - Design & History

When did watches become so tough? It's hard to imagine that there was a time when timepieces were very delicate. A look into a watch boutique these days shows you the normality that watches have to...

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...
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