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Historical Horology for September 6, 2015


history-featuredIt’s Sunday, so that means it’s time to turn our world to the history of watches.  As with the last time I took this series up, I am going to target another roundup of sorts for you.  In today’s edition of Historical Horology, we have a watch in the form of a snake, a history of dive watches (before dive watches existed), and a look at what separates automatic movements from manually wound ones.


First up, Sabrina Doerr gives us a rundown of the history of Bulgari Serpenti over at Quill & Pad.  While this is not a watch I would ever see in my collection (or on the wrist of my wife), it certainly is an iconic look for the company.


Next up, have you ever wondered what divers wore before dive watches actually existed?  Luckily for you, WatchTime has the answer to that exact question.


Finally, when it comes to automatic watches of today, there is no question that they are similar to their manually-wound forbearers.  Have you ever found yourself wondering if it’s just the simple addition (or deletion) of a rotor and clutch that separate these two styles of mechanical watches?  In this article over on aBlogtoWatch, that is the subject that is explored.

With that, we’ll wrap up this edition of Historical Horology.  If you have something you would like to see covered in this series, feel free to drop us a line.  Until next time!


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