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Interesting blog about mechanical watches

Posted on 6 April 2019 at 1:04 PM

We write blogs about watch related things such as technology, innovations, and accessories such as watch winders and watch boxes. However, there are also many other websites that write interesting articles about watches. We recently read a nice blog article that we would like to share. You can only get wiser from it ... right ?!

Read here the blog article about the accuracy of automatic watches (English text).

How to find the ideal pilot watch?

Posted on 1 April 2019 at 7:06 PM

One of the most popular types of watches are pilot watches. Simply because pilot watches appeal to the imagination. Almost every little boy wants to become a pilot because flying stands for beautiful technology, freedom and traveling around the world. In addition, pilots have played an important role with their aircraft in various wars in which they made the difference. Traditionally pilots wear watches that are easy to read because the time aspect is of enormous importance for a pilot. Readability is of course also important in the dark, so that pilot watches have a special lume at the dial, which makes the index easier to see.

Fortis Dornier watch

Nowadays, pilot watches are mainly worn because they look good and have a sporty character. Many well-known watch brands such as Breitling, Omega, Laco and Fortis have identified themselves with aviation, which brought many pilot watches to the market, from very exclusive to very affordable.

A good pilot's watch is not too small, is easy to read (also due to good lume on the dial) and has a GMT function with which you can set and see a second time. In addition to the aforementioned watch brands, Damasko from Germany is also a very good brand that makes beautiful pilot watches. In addition, you get a lot of quality for your money at Damasko.

In addition to the aforementioned characteristics, a pilot watch must also wear comfortable. The stainless steel or leather strap should fit well on the wrist and give a comfortable feeling. Choosing a good pilot watch is not easy, there is a lot to choose from and there are many different choices to make in terms of color, materials and functions. You don't just buy a pilot's watch, a process precedes it. The process of an important choice. Follow your own feeling and taste. It is also better to spend a little more money on a fantastic pilot's watch than to save and be bored of the watch after weeks or months. If you choose quality, then you will certainly end up with watch brands such as Fortis, Laco, Damasko or RSC. View our pilot watch collection and compare the different brands and watches. You will certainly find the ideal pilot watch for you.

Swiss made automatic watches

Posted on 14 March 2019 at 6:40 PM

Swiss watches are known for their extremely high quality. Therefore Switzerland is considered as the watch country par excellence. It is therefore the origin of various famous watch brands such as Tag Heuer, Glycine, Cornavin and Rolex. If a watch brand is allowed to use the Swiss made designation, this automatically means that it must meet various strict quality requirements and conditions.

Yet it is too easy to say that all watches with the designation Swiss made have the same quality. The requirements set for a Swiss made watch are a minimum standard, which means that there are brands that impose even higher conditions on their products. Although excellent quality is always guaranteed, brands that choose to meet the minimum requirements and where possible use parts from other countries within the conditions are also included.

Swiss made watch

The requirements and conditions for a Swiss made watch were set in 1971. This was followed by another revision in 1995. Among other things, the movement of a Swiss made watch must come from Switzerland and must also be built into the watch case in Switzerland. The last inspections of the watch must also have been performed in Switzerland. In addition, 60% of the development costs and/or costs of the materials must be incurred in Switzerland.

A Swiss automatic watch is timeless, often assembled by hand by professionals and very durable. Quality of both the finished product and the materials used are absolutely paramount. Switzerland has a long history in the field of watchmaking and has therefore gained extensive experience and has many trained professional technicians in this field. Although the very first watch is not from Switzerland, nevertheless the Swiss have played an important role in the development of the watch as we know it today. For example, the Swiss Abraham Louis Breguet has developed various technical innovations that are still used today.

Affordable watches

Posted on 9 January 2019 at 3:07 PM

Choosing a nice watch that is also affordable is sometimes quite difficult. There is so much choice in terms of brands, models, colors and materials. In addition, everyone has a certain budget, so the watch must also fit within the budget. You also want to buy from a reliable store so that you are assured of good service, fast delivery and after sales when the watch has a defect.

What would we advise you if you want to buy a nice affordable watch? For starters it is important to determine which brands, styles and colors you like. Do you want a classic watch (for example Junkers and Zeppelin) or just sporty (Armogan and RSC)? Then you determine what the watch may cost. Based on that you can look for the watch that appeals to you the most in terms of details such as dial color, functions, size and type of watch band.

In a price range up to 400 euros we recommend a quartz watch, simply because automatic watches in this price range are not too good. Quartz watches are also very solid and mostly Swiss made, which ensures quality.

Above 400 euro you can choose between a quartz or automatic watch. This depends on your preference and when you want to wear the watch. Do you exercise a lot? Then a quartz watch is better. Do you want a stylish watch with original technology? Then a watch with automatic movement is a good choice.

For watches under 100.00 euro you have to pay attention. These may be shady watch brands, older models or watches of poor quality. Quality has its price and a good watch for sure. There is a lot of technology in the watch. The better the materials and the craftsmanship the higher the price. At the same time you can probably enjoy it much longer.

Finally, it is really important where you buy the watch. There are so many stores and online shops. Buy at that store or online shop that gives you a good feeling. Take a look at the website and read the terms and conditions carefully. Also check if the store is an official dealer of the brand, this is useful if you have to claim warranty.

Junkers Bauhaus watch

A watch winder as must have watch accessory

Posted on 12 December 2018 at 3:25 PM

A watch winder is an indispensable accessory for every lover of automatic watches. When an automatic watch is not worn, the movement is not provided with energy, which causes the watch to stop. When this happens, the watch will no longer indicate the correct time and date. In addition, various functions, such as a moonphase or GMT, are not longer displayed correctly. A watch winder prevents these problems and also ensures that you have a permanent place where you can store your automatic watches safely, so you always have them ready and they can not get damaged. In addition, a watch winder is easy to use. In short, with a watch winder you never have automatic watches that stand still and you never have to manually wind up and set your watches in terms of time, date and moon phase or GMT function. In addition, a watch winder provides a good oil supply for your watch, which ensures more duability.

There are various types and brands of watch winders on the market, with different functions and differences in capacity. There are for example watch winders with space for one watch, but also for two, four, eight or even sixteen watches. There is also a wide choice in terms of the look of this luxury watch accessory. Different materials are used for watch winders, such as leather, glass, wood and metal. Because a lot of care and attention is paid to the 'looks' of a watch winder, this is not only a handy accessory for watches, but also often a decorative object.

RDI Signature watch winders

Some watch winders are true works of art. For example the Planet series by Bernard Favre, the Kunstwinder watch winders and RDI Signature watch winders from Switzerland. Each watch winder is suitable for all automatic watches regardless the brand or model. In short, a watch winder is a must-have for watch lovers and therefore a very suitable Christmas gift!