Category Archives: Time
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Watch Collecting Part III…It’s Complicated!
A Watch Collector’s Story
A Watch Lover From An Early Age Have you ever had that feeling where you believed in something so much that when others said, “just wait, it’ll happen” or “patience is a virtue,” it made you feel like they were completely in the dark? Welcome to the life of a 6th grader in 1995 when the new Timex Ironman Triathlon Datalink landed and was going to revolutionize the way this student would ace science class! My parents and I argued for months about why I needed a $100 watch and what value this would bring over my trusty paper and pencil. Ultimately, my dad conceded after months of pestering, but he shared in my zest of technology and recognized I would use this watch to its max potential. The ... [Read More]
23rd Annual Watch Event | April 26-27
Join us at our 23rd Annual Watch Event on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27. You will not find a better time to find the perfect watch for your timepiece collection. We will have the best selection and prices of the year for TWO days only. More than 1,600 watches will be available from nineteen of the most respected and well-known brands in the world including Patek Phillipe, Breitling, Cartier, IWC, Jaeger LeCoultre, Longines, Michele, Montblanc, NOMOS Glashütte, Raymond Weil, Shinola, TAG Heuer, Tissot, Tudor, and Victorinox Swiss Army. 23rd ANNUAL WATCH EVENT Fashion Mall Commons (Indianapolis) and Greendale Centre (Greenwood) Friday, April 26: 10am – 7pm Saturday, April 27: 10am – 5pm We ... [Read More]
Breitling Premier Collection
Meters in Watchmaking | Understanding the Different Types
In the world of watchmaking, one term seems to continually recur: Meters. The word has multiple meanings, depending on how it is used. Here, we offer a quick and simple guide to the most popular uses of the word as it relates to timepieces. Meter: As a free-standing word, meters refers to depth. A watch is water resistant to a particular number of meters. There are approximately 3 feet to a meter, so a watch that is water resistant to 100 meters, for instance, is water resistant to almost 300 feet. Diameter: As with other facets of life, the diameter of a timepiece refers to its size from side to side. Tachymeter: This is generally a scale that, much like a car speedometer, allows for measuring ... [Read More]
Shock Resistance In Watches: What You Need To Know
As people lead more active lifestyles, shock resistance has to come into play with top watches. As such, certain watch brands are creating timepieces that are ever more resilient and can withstand the shock of being dropped or otherwise being subjected to outside forces. In order for a watch to be shock resistant, the movement, and particularly certain parts of it, must be protected. This includes the tiny pivots that hold the balance wheel in place. Generally, by using a spring suspension system for the balance wheel, watch brands can compensate for small shocks. If you hear that the watch is equipped with an Incabloc system, you can rest assured your watch can withstand shock. The Incabloc system ... [Read More]
Understanding the Difference Between Automatic and Hand-Winding Mechanical Watches
Often we get questions from customers curious about understanding watch movements. Generally, they'd like to understand the difference between mechanical self-winding watches and hand-winding watches. Here, we explain the difference in simple terms... A mechanical watch is made of hundreds of tiny parts that work together without using batteries (as in quartz watches) or without use of solar power. The mechanical components power the watch and track the time (and often a lot more than just the time). Hand-Winding Mechanicals Essentially, a hand-wound — also sometimes referred to as a manual-wind watch — is a timepiece that has an inner movement that must be wound by the wearer on a regular ... [Read More]
Ceramic: The Perfect Watch Material for Summer
As more and more watch brands delve into the realm of high-tech materials for watch cases and bracelets, we are witnessing a host of wonderful new ceramic watches emerge on the market. However, not all ceramics are the same. High-tech engineered ceramic is one of the hardest and most scratch-resistant materials for watches. The cases and bracelets — as long as the watch is water resistant — can get wet without any impact, as the material is durable. As such, this is a great material for summertime watches because they can weather the elements and go the distance. Additionally, ceramic is a very lightweight material, so the watch doesn't feel heavy on the wrist. It also is temperature-resistant and ... [Read More]