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Historical Horology – Diving Into Dive Watches

I like dive watches. My first automatic, years ago, was an inexpensive (Freestyle I think) dive watch that I purchased because I started diving. For years, my daily watch was a Eco-Drive titanium dive watch. My first purchase on kickstarter (and the direct link to me writing for this site) was an Anstead dive watch. My first high end watch is likely going to be the Omega Seamaster in orange (one I run out of other things to spend $6,000 on). But let’s be honest, these are no longer tools for diving, rather they are fashion choices.

Historical Horology: So, Who Made The First Chronograph?

When it comes to watches, there are generally two camps – those who are interested in where our modern watches originated from, and those who could care less. Now, the second camp, I am guessing we lost those people as soon as they saw the title of the post. Those of you left, well, welcome to the first camp. In today’s entry in the Historical Horology series, we will talk about who created the first chronograph.

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Historical Horology: Laco

In today’s installment of Historical Horology, I just want to give a quick preface, and then set you loose on the main article that I ran across. In this day and age, many watch brands like to emphasize their lineage, especially if the brand has stayed in the hands of one family. But what if you you found out that you were a descendant of a founder of a watch company you admire – and that it’s still in family hands?

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Historical Horology: The NATO Strap

In this week’s installment in our Historical Horology series, we’re going to focus in on a watch, well, accessory, that most of you likely have at least one of – the humble NATO straps. These bits of woven nylon are the perfect combination of robustness and affordability, and can change the look of a watch in a hurry. But do you know how the strap came to be?

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Historical Horology: A Few Rolex Videos

Welcome back to our weekly installment, Historical Horology. We’ve featured Rolex in these articles in the past, and for good reason – they’ve got a long and storied history, and one that’s well-documented. Their vintage pieces also hold a great deal of interest, both for novice and pro collectors. Today, we’ve got a few videos that fit neatly into that landscape.