Articles by Hamish Robertson
Articles by Hamish Robertson
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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Steel silver Ball Corp. watch shown from the rear showing the engraved and decorated Rotor and movement

What is an Automatic Watch? - in Under 500 words.

Jul 8 · 2 min read

We explain exactly what an automatic watch is.

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Patek Philippe calatrava watch with white dial and white gold case and hands, on red cloth background

Why are some time-only watches so expensive?

Jun 24 · 4 min read

We explore the range of watches that simply tell the time.

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Two Rolex steel watches lying on a table with black faces and polished bezels

June Meetup Highlights and Club Plans

Jun 17 · 2 min read

A selection of fantastic watches from our Meetup earlier this week.

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The Story of the Speedmaster "Ed White"

Jun 10 · 4 min read

Exploring the origins of this classy vintage and modern Speedmaster

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Bregeut Classique in gold case with white gold dial with dark blue hands on wrist

Was Abraham-Louis Breguet the most innovative Watchmaker of all?

May 20 · 4 min read

A Short Introduction to Louis Breguet

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Black adn gold logo on white background for The Watch Collectors' Club

What is a Watch Club?

May 6 · 4 min read

We explore what happens with a watch Club, and mention some established places to go.

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A watch collection lined up on a bookshelf with books behind it

What makes a Watch Collector?

Apr 29 · 4 min read

We explore the different kinds of watch collector, and how many watches make a collection.

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Gold rectangular wristwatch with silver dial and gold hands

How to Buy a Dress Watch

Apr 22 · 3 min read

Introducing Dress watches and a guide to choosing one

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CLose up of chrongraph Breitling Chronomat watch with cream dial and gold case

Willy Breitling and Inventing the Modern Chronograph

Apr 15 · 3 min read

The innovative leadership of Willy Breitling

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Rolex Explorer with steel case and white dial and 3 6 9 numerals

The Rolex Explorer Everest Controversy

Mar 25 · 4 min read

Rolex Myth-making and the birth of the Rolex Explorer

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tool Watch Bimetal in Rose gold and Steel with second time zone and power reserve

What is a Tool Watch?

Mar 18 · 3 min read

Introducing Tool Watches and their many functions

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two mena dn two women at a Watch Meetup talk and look at a watch

What happens at a Watch Meetup?

Mar 11 · 3 min read

We explain what to expect at a watch meetup

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White gold Rolex Daytona Wristwatch with Blue dial.

Introducing The Rolex Daytona

Mar 4 · 3 min read

A Short introduction to a puzzlingly popular watch

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Google Seach Home Page

How to Research a Vintage Watch

Feb 18 · 4 min read

A Step by step guide to finding out more about your watch

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Over fifteen watches lined up on a bookshbelf, comprising a watch collection, with multiple types and straps.

My Watch Collecting Journey - a hobby that's become a business

Jan 28 · 4 min read

How a watch collection became a full-time business, from Founder and CEO Hamish Robertson of The WCC

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Two watches side by side on a table at a watch meetup event, one yellow G-Shock, one Black Gorilla Fastback.

January In-Person Meetup Highlights

Jan 21 · 4 min read

Interesting watches brought seen at our January Meetup

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