Iceland 2018

I’m going to spare you all of the canceled flight, rainy weather and happy accident details of our trip to Iceland. Let’s face it, the internet is full of detailed stories about Iceland travel. Instead, I’m going to share things … Read More

Hamilton brand notes

Brand: Hamilton Site: Year Established: 1892 Headquarters: Biel, Switzerland Watch Category: Mid-range Brand Accomplishments: Ventura was the world’s first electric watch Hamilton is a storied Swiss brand with deep American roots. Hence, the companies tagline American Spirit – Swiss Precision. … Read More

Timex brand notes

Brand: Timex Site: Year Established: 1854 Headquarters: Middlebury, Connecticut Watch Category: Budget Brand Accomplishments: One of the first American wrist watches and of course Indiglo. Timex is a brand I grew up with and holds a special place in my … Read More

Victorinox brand notes

Brand: Victorinox Site: Year Established: 1884 Headquarters: Ibach, Switzerland Watch Category: Mid-Range Brand Accomplishments: 1897 The original Swiss officer and sports knife is patented Brand History Victorinox started in 1884 as a cutler’s shop by Karl Elsener. Victorinox is a … Read More

Tissot brand notes

One of the storied Swiss brands, Tissot is now part of the Swatch Group. The brand has a colorful history and continues to produce both affordable and high-end timepieces. Brand: Tissot Site: Year Established: 1853 Headquarters: Le Locle, Switzerland … Read More

Essential watch terms

In my first three posts, I covered watch components.  In post one I covered the outer parts of a watch, in post two I covered the inside of a mechanical watch and post three explored quartz watches. As you might suspect, … Read More

It’s Swiss Made

If you look close, the small statement “Swiss” or “Swiss Made” is often printed on the dial of a watch produced in Switzerland. The Swiss are rightfully proud of not only their watchmaking past but also their future. To that … Read More