Educational Category

Educational Category
A shiny white gold Rolex Daytona with dark blue dial with red highlights in the subdials and white gold hands on a white gold bracelet.
An Introduction to Watch Design

May 12 · 4 min read

We explore how watches are designed and how designers get started

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A gold and blue Rolex Submariner on a wrist, with gold bracelet and shiny blue dial, white lume blots and clear gold writing on the blue bezel.
A few fun stories about the Rolex Submariner

Apr 28 · 3 min read

To celebrate our Rolex Submariner Event, we bring you a few interesting examples of the Submariner's many uses.

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A large grey Oris ProPilot watch with black dial white numbers and hands, altimeter around the dial perimeter and accompanying scales in black and yellow, with two crowns on the right hand side of the case and a grey strap.
Unusual Watch Funtions

Apr 14 · 4 min read

We explore rare and unusal functions found in mechanical watches.

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Watches and Wonders Text logo with four circles of dots surrounding it all in a shade of bronze on a backgound showing the fountain in Lake Geneva with buildings behind it
The History of Watches and Wonders

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.

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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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The Different Finishes On Watch Movements

Mar 3 · 2 min read

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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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World-Timers: 24 Time-Zones, One Watch

Jan 6 · 3 min read

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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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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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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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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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What is High Horology?

Jun 3 · 4 min read

We explore which watches are counted as High Horology, or Haute Horologie

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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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How To Buy A Watch In A Store

Apr 1 · 3 min read

All you need to know

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