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Historical Horology: How Does A Quartz Watch Work?


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Many, many times, we are rather eager to push quartz movements to the side as we quest for the perfect mechanical movement.  And to be sure, mechanicals (manual or automatic) are miniature mechanical marvels.  In my opinion, though, quartz movements 

Historical Horology: What Is A Chronometer?



While today’s post isn’t necessarily a history lesson in and of itself, it is concerning a certification we’ll often see applied to higher-end mechanical movements – COSC.

Historical Horology: Buying Vintage



While some of our earlier Historical Horology articles have brought to light some older aspects of our hobby, today, we”ll zoom in to something that”s a little more practical, and potentially of more immediate interest – how to buy a vintage watch.

Historical Horology: Repairing A Watch



One nice thing about our watch “hobby”, specifically with the mechanical side of things, is that it’s an old one.  This is why you can get a book that was originally published in 1948 and reissued today, and still learn practical and valuable lessons.

Historical Horology: Telling Time In The Dark



When you think of telling time in the dark, you’re thinking of one of a few things – lume (whether paint or tritium), backlighting, or flipping on an electric light (or flashlight).  However, not too long ago, those weren’t really options.

A Call For Suggestions



I’ve been having fun with these “Horological History” posts – as well as managing to learn some things along the way.  It seems that you, the readers, like these posts as well.  Here’s one thing I’m running into –

Historical Horology: How A Mechanical Watch Works


I had a friend send me a link for this video, and I knew this would be something perfect for this Sunday series of posts.

Historical Horology: Pocket Watches For The Chinese Market



Alright, welcome to this Sunday’s edition of Historical Horology (well, that’s the name I’m giving it for now).  Today, we’ll be having a look at a writeup on some rather interesting antique pocketwatches that were designed specifically for the Chinese market.

A Sunday Morning History Lesson For You


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For many, cracking open the Sunday is likely a tradition you grew up with, and perhaps even carry on to this day.  While I can’t guide you to watch info in that medium, I can point you towards a very interesting article from the Wall Street Journal.