Caravelle Devil Diver Why play around with an expensive watch this summer? In a previous article, I highlighted the value for money that Caravelle watches offered. I also noted the increase in demand for certain design styles such as the Sea Hunter and World Timer. These watches graced
Louis Erard was born in 1893 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, a city in the Swiss Jura region that is known for its watchmaking heritage. He began his career in the watch industry as an apprentice at a young age and eventually went on to start his own watchmaking school and casing company in 1929.
Perseo watches have a long history, with their fame stemming from their initial supply of pocket watches to the Italian State Railways in 1927. The brand’s name, Italian for Perseus, originates from Greek mythology and is supposed to reflect the brand’s reputation for defeating challenges.
October 25th 1960 Bulova use a two character stamp to denote the year of manufacture. These stamps appear on both cases and movements. The first character is a letter to determine the decade and the second character is a number to state the year. In the case of
It’s become apparent that people are aware that I like watches and have started approaching me to fix and appraise timepieces. It doesn’t really matter to me what it is – I find almost everything interesting and in almost all cases the item holds some sentimental value. However
Sharks are pretty specialised things The sand tiger shark used to be called the sand shark. As if looking this thing in the eye and seeing all the protruding needle like teeth was not scary enough – aquariums decided to add the word ‘tiger’ to instill even more
Watch Homage – Bulova, Breitling and Genta Gerald Genta – Design Deity There’s no doubt that sometimes a single person can have a monumental impact in their field. It’s almost like they have been embedded with some ability to see and do what others cannot. Giorgetto Giugiaro being
Inception 1866. 154 years ago. Alfred Nobel invents dynamite. SS Great Britain lays the first transatlantic telegraph cable. Otto von Bismarck narrowly escapes assassination. Louis Francois Clement Breguet files patent number FR 73414 A. Patent 73414 describes an electric pendulum clock using a tuning fork as the mechanical
The Watch Facts I know its a quartz mass produced movement – but hold on to your preconceptions and have a read. ETA released the quartz 251.262 movement in 1988. It featured three counters at 2 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 10 o’clock. But most importantly it featured 7
Buren was quite an impressive watch company. They developed their own in house calibres – and made a lot of them. They were specifically good at making thin wrist watch movements. Founded in 1873 in the small town of Büren an der Aare they produced simple cylinder escapement pocket watches, manufacturing completely in house.