Watch Talk

The Seiko Spring Drive Explained

In 1969, Seiko introduced one of the most disruptive technologies in the history of watchmaking: the quartz movement. Quartz movements are more accurate than automatic or mechanical movements, generally less temperamental, and are far cheaper to produce. Since then, the Japanese watchmaker has continued to innovate and help the industry...

Rolex Runs in the Family

I already told you the story of my father's Rolex. It's a 1965 Rolex Oyster Perpetual that he received from his father as a high school graduation present. Apparently a new Rolex cost all of $125 back then, which is about $750 today. Anyway, now it's time to tell the...

Jeep Watches

I drive a black Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, and I'm obviously a watch fanatic, so a collection of Jeep watches certainly seems like a good idea to me. It looks like there are about 14 different styles with a nice variety of functionality ranging from rotating bezels to digital or analog...

The folks over at SpotStop picked up on a new article on howstuffworks.com which does a pretty good job describing how SPOT watches work. It's a good and thorough orientation because it starts out describing SPOT (Smart Personal Object Technology) at a high level, and ends by actually dissembling an...

I came across an interesting site recently called timeanddate.com which has answers to pretty much any and all time/date related questions. Among their many articles and resources, I found an extremely thorough explanation of Swatch Internet Time, including a tool for converting Internet Time to "standard" time in about 130...

Watch Shopping in San Francisco

Over the last three weeks, I have been in the process of moving from Washington D.C. to San Francisco. Although I've been very busy with housing, hotels, commuting, working, and coordinating my relocation, I'm never too busy to do a little watch shopping. I picked up a Tissot T-Touch primarily...

1965 Rolex Oyster Perpetual

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual is, by any measure, a timeless classic. The one pictured on the right was my first Rolex, given to me by my father, and given to him by his father in 1965 as a high school graduation present. I wore it in high school myself, unaware...

More on the New Tissot Navigator 3000

I know from reading my server logs that a lot of people come to Watch Report to read the post on the new Tissot Navigator 3000. For all you Tissot fans out there, here's the rest of the story: According to a supplier for Jared, the Tissot Navigator 3000 will...

Fake Rolexes May Fund Terrorism

Casio recently had their brush with terrorism -- now it's Rolex's turn. According to this Reuters article, items like fake Rolexes and counterfeit designer handbags (in other words, things you buy on the street rather than in stores) may fund terrorism. Apparently there is evidence that counterfeiters in New York...

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