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I have long been fascinated with skeletonized watches. Apart from the sweep of the second hand, there is not a lot to indicate that a watch is an automatic, especially if it is on your wrist and the caseback is not in view. With a skeleton, the guts are on display with the balance wheel, at the very least, ticking away the time. The Earnshaw Longcase brings a skeletonized automatic down to an attractive price point, with the list at $600, but the street price often significantly lower.

Somehow, I’ve managed to run into a lack of ideas to cover in Historical Horology, so I’m going run a few videos for you here of how Breitling maintains and polishes their watches, should you decide to send yours in for service. Not 100% in line with what we’ve covered in this series before, but they interesting (and easy) viewing.

Welcome back to our weekly installment, where we have a quick look at some interesting watches and articles that have popped up over the last week, as well as taking a second look at what some of our more popular articles this week were. Today, we’ve got a dive into the history of the Seiko 5, and one very intriguing (perhaps groundbreaking) watch. After those, we’ll highlight (as usual) some of our more popular posts from the last week. Read on to see what we’ve got in store for you.

To title this article, I had the shorten the name a bit, because it is quite a mouthful. The full name of the watch is the DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon, and there is a lot going on with this timepiece. From the name alone, we know that the watch has two complications, a chronograph and a tourbillon. Then looking at those lovely blued hands and the sexy curved dial, we see no subdials, so all the time keeping and chrono functions are built off a single axis.

TRIWA (Transforming the Industry of Watches) is a Scandinavian watch company more aligned with the fashion of watches than the intricacies of the mechanics. They sell in fashion boutiques and follow the fashion calendar, with two releases a year. For the Spring collection, they have taken their existing Sort of Black Watch (all black with a bit of gold on the hands) and reversed the color scheme, producing a gold watch with a bit of black on the hands, in both a 3-hander and chronograph version.

Miró Watches is a relatively new brand, founded in 2012, bringing a clean, minimalist look to their watches. Though the name is taken from a Spanish (Catalonian) Surrealist Artist, the design cues for the watch are pure Scandinavian, simple and functional. Miró was kind enough to loan me a quartz watch in the Creme/Honey combination, but there are 5 different dial colors and 4 different strap options, so you have plenty of options.

This mornings, Touch of Modern (join here is you have not done so already) popped up four watches, three of which are former Kickstarter projects I have reviewed in the past. First up was a favorite I did not pull the trigger on, but am temped to do so now. The Cobre de Calibre is an automatic watch with a Miyota Calibre 9015, a textured ceramic dial and a sapphire crystal. The watch is on sale for $365 to $395, depending on the model, a little less that the Kickstarter campaign price. On offer are 5 models, including the no-date model and the red ricing stripe model. My take on the watches was posted here, and the sale page is here at ToM.

Do you want an accurate watch? Is a certified automatic too inaccurate and a quartz too, well, uninteresting? How about an atomic clock. Not a quartz watch that uses the atomic clock broadcasts, but an honest to goodness atomic clock that you can wear on your wrist? Well Bathys has the Kickstarter project for you, the World’s 1st Atomic Wristwatch.

Frankly, this is a question I hadn’t ever given much thought about it – until I ran across an article that raised the question, and then answered it. Now, making a quick jump to say that the phrase likely comes from “of clock” or “of the clock” isn’t too much of a stretch. But why would that even be of a concern? Where else would you be telling the time from?