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.

Iceland 2018
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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 we learned, a few stories and some pictures. Overall, Iceland is a great vacation destination….

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…