Tutorials and educational guides and information about watches and how they work, or about what you need to know about a watch.

Eterna Super KonTiki Chronograph: An Icon That Weathered A Legendary Expedition

For more than 160 years, Swiss watch brand Eterna has been known for its pioneering spirit — in watchmaking and on the water. This company is known for unveiling a host of firsts, including the famed Eterna Matic rotor, as well as for releasing the first wristwatch with an integrated alarm, and the Eterna Spherodrive ball-…

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Elite Traveler Magazine Publishes the ‘Top 50 Watches of 2017’

Elite Traveler Magazine's Top 50 Watches of 2017: astronomical watches

Earlier this year, I was assigned a very large task by top luxury lifestyle publication Elite Traveler Magazine. I am proud to say that I have been covering watches for the publication for several years now, and we regularly take close-up looks at timepieces that are influencers in today’s world, and why. However, the assignment…

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Zenith Unveils Revolutionary Defy Lab Watch With Two World Premiers, New Zenith-Oscillator

All 10 of the world premier Zenith Defy Lab watches have been pre-sold.

Today in LeLocle, Switzerland, we are with Zenith Watch Manufacture as the brand unveils a revolutionary new timepiece that could well be the world’s most accurate mechanical watch. The Defy Lab watch offers two world premier innovations. One is the new  one-piece 15 Hertz Oscillator that may be the single most important invention since 1675…

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American Watchmakers – Clockmakers Institute Announce Florida Convention

watchmaking demonstrations and classes will be part of the 7th annual Madison Avenue Watch Week event.

For those die-hard lovers of the intricacies of watchmaking, take note:  The American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute will host its annual convention October 4–7, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport—Westshore hotel in Tampa, Fla. The event, which includes a vendor fair with tools, technology and more, also offers more than 12 hours of education. Additionally, a tour of watchband…

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‘The Naked Watchmaker’ By Peter Speake-Marin Goes Live (Exclusive interview)

Peter Speake-Marin Unveils 'The Naked Watchmaker' today.

In June, we broke the news via an exclusive interview that top-notch watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin was leaving the eponymous brand he founded and starting something new: The Naked Watchmaker. While he is not watchmaking in the nude (who knows, though, he may do that from time to time in the privacy of his workshops), he…

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The American Clock and Watch Museum Offers The One Time You Just Might Wish You Were an Old Crank

At the American Clock & Watch Museum in Bristol, CT, one can join the Old Cranks Tour as volunteers wind hundreds of clocks in the museum.

Something interesting happens on the first and third Friday of every month in New England. At the  American Clock and Watch Museum in Bristol, Connecticut, visitors can join the Old Cranks tour. During this exceptional time frame, four long-time volunteers at the museum come in to wind the approximately 60 to 70 historic clocks —…

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