All articles by the The Watch Collectors' Club
May 26 · 3 min read
We explain the jump hour complication and look at unsual watch designs that use it.
May 12 · 4 min read
We explore how watches are designed and how designers get started
Apr 28 · 3 min read
To celebrate our Rolex Submariner Event, we bring you a few interesting examples of the Submariner's many uses.
Apr 14 · 4 min read
We explore rare and unusal functions found in mechanical watches.
Mar 31 · 4 min read
We look into the world's most important watch show, where it came form, what it is and why people go.
Mar 17 · 3 min read
We explore the watches brand use to celebrate significant historic anniversaries.
Feb 17 · 4 min read
We explain what it means to buy a Certified Pre-Owned Watch
Jan 20 · 4 min read
We explore the early histroy of watch manufacturing.
Dec 16 · 3 min read
We explore what shock protection means for your watch
Dec 2 · 3 min read
We explore how magetism affects and watch and how watchmakers prevent it.
Nov 18 · 4 min read
We explore a few of the historic Breitling chronographs and their modern reissues.
Nov 4 · 4 min read
We explain what happens at a watch show and how to enjoy it
Oct 7 · 3 min read
We explore the benefits of Titanium for watch cases and bracelets
Sep 30 · 3 min read
What to look our for from The Watch Collectors' Club
Sep 23 · 3 min read
We explore watches that can take a beating.
Sep 16 · 2 min read
We explore some of the watches in Her Makesty's Collection
Sep 9 · 3 min read
We explain how waterproof your watch is and what activities are safe to do while wearing it.
Sep 2 · 4 min read
A history and guide to different watch case designs, including some historic lots of examples and different styles.
Aug 26 · 4 min read
We look at Pilot's watches from 1904 up to the present day.
Aug 12 · 4 min read
An explanation of why the Swiss Watch Industry collapsed in the 1970s.
Aug 5 · 3 min read
How Swatch watches came to be and why they were so successful
Jul 29 · 3 min read
We explain how starting a small watch collectioncan be very easy
Jul 8 · 2 min read
We explain exactly what an automatic watch is.
Jul 1 · 4 min read
Extreme Luxury Watches
Jun 24 · 4 min read
We explore the range of watches that simply tell the time.
Jun 17 · 2 min read
A selection of fantastic watches from our Meetup earlier this week.
Jun 10 · 4 min read
Exploring the origins of this classy vintage and modern Speedmaster
Jun 3 · 4 min read
We explore which watches are counted as High Horology, or Haute Horologie
May 20 · 4 min read
A Short Introduction to Louis Breguet
May 13 · 4 min read
What are they, and how do they work?
May 6 · 4 min read
We explore what happens with a watch Club, and mention some established places to go.
Apr 29 · 4 min read
We explore the different kinds of watch collector, and how many watches make a collection.
Apr 22 · 3 min read
Introducing Dress watches and a guide to choosing one
Apr 15 · 3 min read
The innovative leadership of Willy Breitling
Mar 25 · 4 min read
Rolex Myth-making and the birth of the Rolex Explorer
Mar 11 · 3 min read
We explain what to expect at a watch meetup
Mar 4 · 3 min read
A Short introduction to a puzzlingly popular watch
Feb 18 · 4 min read
A Step by step guide to finding out more about your watch
Feb 4 · 5 min read
Why are some watches are so over-hyped? We explore thehype behind the Patek Philippe Nautilus.
Jan 28 · 4 min read
How a watch collection became a full-time business, from Founder and CEO Hamish Robertson of The WCC
Jan 21 · 4 min read
Interesting watches brought seen at our January Meetup
Jan 7 · 3 min read
What to expect from The Watch Collectors' Club in 2022
Dec 31 · 3 min read
What's the difference?
Dec 23 · 4 min read
What Makes Patek so Special?
Dec 17 · 4 min read
How did such a simple steel watch become the most coveted timepiece on earth?
Dec 10 · 4 min read
A Short history of the Relationship between Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co.
Dec 3 · 5 min read
The weird and wonderful world of modern independents
Nov 26 · 4 min read
We explain who the original high-end independent watchmakers are and why they got so famous.
Nov 19 · 3 min read
Our Second Event In Central London
Nov 12 · 3 min read
A short introduction to IWC and the benefits of visiting watch brand pop-ups
Nov 5 · 2 min read
An explanation of what to expect at a Virtual Showcase or In-Person Meetup
Oct 29 · 3 min read
An Amazing Story of Rolex in World War II
Oct 15 · 3 min read
An introduction to the Hamilton Ventura and Movies it has featured in
Oct 8 · 5 min read
Short History of the Omega Seamaster and No Time to Die James Bond Watch
Oct 1 · 5 min read
What Does The World's Greatest Spy Wear On His Wrist?
Sep 24 · 3 min read
A huge variety of watches from the world's largest brands
Sep 17 · 4 min read
A Short History of Glashütte and the watch companies based there
Sep 10 · 4 min read
A Short History of the Reverso
Sep 3 · 1 min read
Club plans and a return to in person events!
Aug 27 · 4 min read
Seiko and Their Brands
Aug 20 · 5 min read
Citizen Watch and their brands
Aug 13 · 4 min read
The third largest Swiss watch group
Aug 6 · 5 min read
Introducing The Swatch Group and Richemont
Jul 30 · 5 min read
An introduction to modern British Microbrands and a Short History of Fears Watches of Bristol
Jul 9 · 3 min read
Highlighting Microbrands From Countries Famous for the Big Brands
Jun 25 · 2 min read
Dress, racing, explorer and pilots watches that are made by microbrands
Jun 18 · 3 min read
An Exploration of Dive, Military and Homage Watches from Microbrands
Jun 11 · 3 min read
Small watch brands that are interesting, varied and affordable
Jun 4 · 2 min read
A Great Variety of Fun, Practical Watches
May 28 · 2 min read
Probably the Most Practical Watch You Will Buy
May 21 · 3 min read
Why Do Collectors Obsess Over Them?
May 7 · 7 min read
Over the past few weeks, we’ve explored a variety of topics relating to the part of a watch that most people notice first: the dial.
Apr 29 · 5 min read
Over the last few weeks we have looked at how watch dials are made or finished, what features make them useful, and then some of
Apr 23 · 3 min read
How do you make an enamel, Guilloché, lacquered and printed watch dial? Read this blog to find out.
Apr 2 · 4 min read
Why Do Collectors Love The Submariner, Nautilus and Royal Oak?
Apr 2 · 6 min read
We at The Watch Collectors’ Club embrace all kinds of watch. One dominates the world of luxury watches like no other. That is the sports
Taking watch pictures is difficult. They are made of reflective materials, they have lots of different angles, and very small details.
Mar 20 · 4 min read
Last night we held our first virtual event: a showcase of Omega watches. It was a great talk, attended by watch lovers from around the UK. We wanted to share some of the great stories that we heard from the attendees with you.
Mar 5 · 5 min read
What is a Tachymeter, and Why Does it Matter?
Feb 5 · 3 min read
Know your waxing and waning gibbous and crescent
Jan 22 · 5 min read
Plastic, Acryllic, Plexiglass or Hexalite. What's the difference?
Jan 15 · 3 min read
What's the Difference Between Dual-Time, GMT or World Timer Watches?
Dec 11 · 4 min read
Why you should consider buying a vintage watch, and what to look out for if you do
Dec 4 · 3 min read
How regularly should you service your watch? Why does it need a service?
Nov 27 · 5 min read
How To Spot A Bargain At Auction, and How to Avoid Mistakes
Nov 6 · 3 min read
What To Look Out For and How to Make the Most of Your Money
Oct 2 · 3 min read
How to keep your manual and self-winding watch working
Sep 18 · 4 min read
Watches are often tools used by explorers. For many activities, watches need to be able to withstand things that should break them.
Sep 11 · 6 min read
The world of watches can be complicated given the huge number of watches out there. Some people love the variety, some people find it confusing
Sep 4 · 5 min read
I first became interested in watches through my Dad and his extensive collection. Then extended my watch knowledge through my partner. It’s pretty uncommon for
Aug 8 · 6 min read
One family of watches that is very popular is dive watches.
Is Rolex a good brand? Rolex is the world’s biggest watch brand. Some people think the brand is a bit-showy, whilst others think it is
Jul 17 · 6 min read
First, pick up the watch. Look at the front of the watch. This is where the hands are, if it has any. There may be many hands. Look at what shape they are, what
Buying a watch is a deeply personal experience. Whether it is your first watch, or your hundredth, it will make you feel something. It’s easy(ish)
Jan 1 · 4 min read
Two Useful Functions Combined - the Day and Date