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    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...
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    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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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!
  6. 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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    https://camelcamelcamel.com/Rolex-Submariner-Stainless-Automatic-114060/product/B00884L67G
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
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    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...
  11. 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...
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    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...
  13. 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?
  14. 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...
  15. 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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    So far, I know Gallet's the oldest watch brand (15th century), that Breguet and Vacheron Constantine were both founded in 1775 with Blancpain being founded a couple decades earlier. Are there any other brands that have been around since the 18th century? I know that age isn't everything, but...
  17. High-end watches
    Hi everyone, My very first post after a long time of lurking and being inspired by all your lovely collections! I've recently been gifted a 18k Yellow Gold Blancpain Villeret Complete Calender Moonphase. But I couldn't find any history or background information on the watch. Could the good...
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    Hey everybody, I am looking to contact someone, anyone who can tell me about Eleco clocks. There are a million pics of them, but no actual information about the the company. Does anyone have any kind of information? Please help!!! all the best - Rob
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    Hi All, Could you please help me identifying the ladies wristwatch and provide me more information on this? Appreciate your time and effort in advance. Regards, Rajarshi
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