Articles by Hamish Robertson

Articles by Hamish Robertson
A Purple and bronze watch from william wood with striking colurs and an unusualy single number five on the dial, with a dark blue rubber strap.
What are Anniversary Watches?

Mar 17 · 3 min read

We explore the watches brand use to celebrate significant historic anniversaries.

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A bimetal steel and gold AP Rpyal Oak watch on a wrist with a grey dial and gold hands and indices, three subdials and a white shirt cuff visible
Buying Certified Pre-Owned Watches

Feb 17 · 4 min read

We explain what it means to buy a Certified Pre-Owned Watch

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Rolex Factory in Geneva, featuring two office buildings one light green and one dark black with rolex logo on top and trees and grass in the foreground with grey sky above
Modern Watch Manufacturing

Feb 3 · 4 min read

We explore how modern watches are made

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A Black and White Engraving of showing a watch factory as it looked in 1888, a long four story building with two towers and a large chimney belching smoke.
A Short History of How Watches are Made

Jan 20 · 4 min read

We explore the early histroy of watch manufacturing.

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Why does a watch need Shock Protection?

Dec 16 · 3 min read

We explore what shock protection means for your watch

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Four dark metal magnets on a table covered in various screws attracted to them by the magnetism
What makes a watch Anti-Magnetic?

Dec 2 · 3 min read

We explore how magetism affects and watch and how watchmakers prevent it.

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Steel Breitling Duograph split seconds chrongoraph with blue hands and two subdials with white dial and black strap.
Breitling Chronographs - a short History

Nov 18 · 4 min read

We explore a few of the historic Breitling chronographs and their modern reissues.

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Large black and white banner from WatchPro Salon 2021
What to expect at a Watch Show

Nov 4 · 4 min read

We explain what happens at a watch show and how to enjoy it

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Small rectangular wristwatch on a wrist with silver and white dial and black hands and numerals on a black strap
Women's Watches through History

Oct 21 · 4 min read

A Short history of Women's Watches

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Black and Grey Omega Seamaster Professional No Time to Die James bond Edition
What's Special about Titanium Watch cases?

Oct 7 · 3 min read

We explore the benefits of Titanium for watch cases and bracelets

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Group of watch collectors at a watch store, 5 mena nd one woman standing arounf a bar talking about watches, wearing different coloured jackets.
Upcoming Events and Club Plans

Sep 30 · 3 min read

What to look our for from The Watch Collectors' Club

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Dark grey watch with black dial and large luminous numbers on dark grey strap.
Adventure Watches for Any Activity

Sep 23 · 3 min read

We explore watches that can take a beating.

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A black and white photo of queen Eliabeth ii standing in white dress diadem with watch bracelet clearly visibile on her left wrist
The watches of Queen Elizabeth II

Sep 16 · 2 min read

We explore some of the watches in Her Makesty's Collection

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Large Blue dive watch with blue bezel and three silver subdials with red GMT hand and long thim lumed main hands, on a blue rubber strap.
What makes a watch Waterproof?

Sep 9 · 3 min read

We explain how waterproof your watch is and what activities are safe to do while wearing it.

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A Pocket watch hanging from a brooch, both in gold with blue enamel and diamonds set in a floral pattern.
What makes a good Watch Case?

Sep 2 · 4 min read

A history and guide to different watch case designs, including some historic lots of examples and different styles.

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Squqare steel watch with aged white dial with Roman numerals and small Black Breguet style hands and sapphire on crown on black strap
A Short History of Pilot's Watches

Aug 26 · 4 min read

We look at Pilot's watches from 1904 up to the present day.

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Patek Philippe Beta 21 Watch with blue shiny dial and white gold case and bracelet, dagger hands and an elliptical case
The Most Difficult Decade

Aug 12 · 4 min read

An explanation of why the Swiss Watch Industry collapsed in the 1970s.

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Advertisement showing Red Swatch watch in blue water with black text introudcing Swatch
Swatch - The making of an Icon

Aug 5 · 3 min read

How Swatch watches came to be and why they were so successful

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Six watches made by Jaeger LeCoultre sitting on a table with different case colours, dials and straps
How To Start a Watch Collection

Jul 29 · 3 min read

We explain how starting a small watch collectioncan be very easy

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Grey and orange Breitling watch with large white numbers and white hands
What is a Sports Watch?

Jul 15 · 3 min read

We consider sports watches of all types.

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