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  1. Dive watches
    I came across this post on one of the FB groups I'm in, post written by the author of the book " The inconvenient truth about the world's first waterproof watch" - Stan Czubernat. It reads : "My latest book about the origins of waterproof wrist watch technology with the world's first waterproof...
  2. Public Forum
    Hello, I was recently visiting family when the topic of watches came up. My grandfather mentioned he has this old watch that he received from my great-grandfather. He pulls out this manual wind Tudor watch with a Rolex signed case back - movement is a caliber 59, but isn’t signed. It can be...
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    I need help. Information on this particular classic Timex would be much appreciated. It's running well, holding good time accuracy. A classic mechanical, hand-wound definitely worth keeping.
  4. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Is doing so a no-no? I ask because I’m not sure how I feel about it. On one hand, these old cases are historical objects that should be protected and passed down unto the next generation if possible. On the other, it’s a blank slate that was made to be engraved, yet never was. How does this...
  5. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Hi, I inherited a ladies gold watch with black grosgrain ribbon band from my great uncle. He said it was his mother's watch and I actually have a picture of her wearing it. Was curious if local jewelers could restore or if there is a known reputable restore company that you all might use?
  6. Public Forum
    So I'd been reading up on Cortébert as one of those grand old Swiss watch brands that have since been shuttered. There's not much online about them, but as far as I know the brand is lost to the ages. I did, however, find this website for Cortebert1790. On the About page, it has the same...
  7. Public Forum
    An extremely well written and researched story about Montblanc & Minerva. Collector Brands On The Rise - Series One: Montblanc's Mechanical Watches And a Well-Kept Secret Named Minerva Joern Frederic Kengelbach is a very prominent author in Germany, he is the former editor-in-chief of Robb...
  8. Dive watches
    Hallo My adventure with diving watches led me to write a book on this subject in 2018. Currently, the book is translated into English (title - "Time to breathe - history of diving watches). It's a little piece of first chapter. I will be very grateful for your opinions. I. Development of...
  9. Dive watches
    The history of Longines diving watches The foundations of Longines were laid in Saint-Imier by Auguste Agassiza in 1832. However, the real development of the brand took place in the 1850s-1980s, when Ernest Francillon took over the management of the company. The Longines factory was...
  10. Dive watches
    Hi, has anyone read or seen any good books on the history of Dive watches? Either by brand or across the brands? Thanks!
  11. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Hello all, I've been reading about the vintage Type XX pilot's watches: The Type 20: French Military Chronographs - Classicwatch Vintage Watches I'm still a little confused regarding the branding. I've seen other brands marked as "type 20" or "type 21" that are commonly accepted and are...
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  13. Grand Seiko
    For many, Grand Seiko is a relatively young brand. However, Grand Seiko has been in existence since 1960, yet only available in the Japanese domestic market. In 2010 during the press conference traditionally held on the first day of the Basel Fair, Seiko Watch Corporation announced that they...
  14. IWC
    Master Watchmaker Kurt Klaus talks to Watchuseek about the history of the iconic IWC Big Pilot watch-the watch that many say started the big watch trend over 50 years ago. Here's the exclusive interview from Dubai Watch Week 2016.
  15. Public Forum
    Hi, I want to start this thread to learn about notable events that watches have been used in and to see which watch has the best 'CV'. For example, Omega Speedmaster: Flight qualified for all manned space missions by NASA (1965) First watch on the worn moon during by Buzz Aldrin on the...
  16. Seiko
    A Brief History of Grand Seiko and the Spring Drive - Part I To understand the path that led to the creation of Seiko's inventive Spring Drive movement, it's important to explore the roots of Seiko's heritage. The story is truly a marriage of past, present, and future. Photo courtesy of the...
  17. Public Forum
    Hey, Mechanical watches loose accuracy over time. Now days we turn to the internet or to a reliable digital clock around the house to set our automatics. But how can it be done without the reference of digital time? How did they do it in the good-old'-days when watches were first introduced...
  18. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Hi I am looking to find out the history of two pocket watches I have been given by a family member and wondered if u could help me?
  19. Dive watches
    Hi guys (and gals?), The Seiko skx007/09 is regarded as an iconic and loved diver - for water and desk divers alike. I'm sure that it must have notable wearers and events? Which famous people wore the skx007? Where has the watch went to? Movies/TV? Sports events ? Wars been in? I hope to see...
  20. Cartier
    Surfing around the net, including WUS, I think I've read that Cartier used to be a brand that was regarded as much "higher" than what it is nowadays. I vaguely recall someone saying it was in the same class as Patek, and stuff, but now it dropped down to where it is. Probably because of the...
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