Essential Watch Terms

Essential Watch Terms

As you might suspect, the watch world has many more terms and essential language. If you think I missed something check the linked posts above and if you still think I missed something important, drop me a message.  Viel Spaß! Automatic – A type of mechanical watch that is wound by the motion of the…

It’s Swiss Made
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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. As well, you may find this on a watch with a Swiss movement where the brand is from a different country.The Swiss are rightfully proud of not only their watchmaking past but…

Inside the Mechanical Watch
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Inside the Mechanical Watch

This post focuses on mechanical and automatic watches.   Further, watches can have many types of complications (additional features like day/date window) that add to the complexity of a watches’ internal workings.  For this post, I am focusing on the basic internals. Automatic / Mechanical Watches An automatic watch is a type of mechanical watch that has…

My Watch Story
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My Watch Story

My story begins in the mid-80’s hanging out in the east suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Even though I was a bus rider in middle school, I chose to make the 1.5 mile walk to and from school. On my way home from school, I stopped to hang out with the cheerleaders and play video games. I was forgiven for coming home late a few times. A few reprimands later, I invested in a watch.