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

How Chanel Embroiders Watch Dials — This One’s for the Women

In the world of fine watchmaking, a term (and form) has quietly emerged in the past decade that has come to be one of the most highly esteemed assets in timepieces: Métiers d’ Arts. From woodworking to sculpturing, creating a masterpiece on the dial of a watch is a coveted art that sets brands apart…

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Close-Up Look at the Art of Jaeger-LeCoultre Hand Painted Watches (Slide Show)

Earlier this year,  I had the distinct pleasure of joining Jaeger-LeCoultre at their Manufacture in Le Sentier for a lesson in hand painting. Those who know me well, know that I have dabbled in hand painting over the years, thanks to my artist mother who was an avid painter on fine white china. She took white porcelain…

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Daylight Saving Time this Weekend: Fall Back

Daylight Saving Time in the United States ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday Nov. 2, when the clocks fall back by an hour. If you are not a night owl, you may want to  set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night before you go to bed. This way you won’tl miss that extra…

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New York has a New Watchmaking Training Program: Enter Patek Philippe Horology Training of New York

Earlier this year I had the distinct pleasure of joining the famed Patek Philippe for a training session in the brand’s state-of-the-art workshops at Rockefeller Center. Not only did we have full access to the facility and get to work with silicium (you can read more about that here), but also, we learned of an…

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Experience Watchmaking for a Weekend in Zurich

Always dream of going to Switzerland? Of seeing how watches are made? Well now you have your chance. The Dolder Grand hotel in Zurich is offering a “Luxurious Watchmaking Experience”  this summer and running through September 30, 2015. Operated as a special package by the iconic hillside-nesteld hotel, the event is designed to offer guests a unique watchmaking experience. Run…

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How To Spot a Fake Watch — NAWCC Introduces Luxury or Lie? Course

Watch education is an essential on-going tool of knowledge for any watch lover. Now, the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors has implemented a new educational course for watch lovers who really want to know how to spot a fake. The course, entitled Luxury or Lie? How to Identify Genuine Watches, is targeted to…

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