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How to Date a Watch in 16 Steps

One of the most common questions that vintage watch collectors ask is: when was my watch made? Sometimes this question can be answered immediately and sometimes it takes a bit more work. In this [...]

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FAQ: Are Vintage Watches Waterproof?

In this article of our FAQ series, we want to talk about an issue that crosses the mind of pretty much every potential or new vintage watch owner. Are vintage watches waterproof? If you want to [...]

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Service: Pontiac Dress Watch with ETA 1260 Movement

Another Pontiac on the bench. A lovely 1950s gold-plated dress watch with a two-tone or bullseye dial. It has an ETA 1260 movement that I encountered in a Pontiac before. In a gold-plated Pontiac [...]

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Interview with Stefan Ketelaars from Ketelaars Watches

This is an interview with Stefan Ketelaars. Stefan is one of those guys with a magic touch who can create anything he sets his mind to. He started with refurbishing vintage watches and then moved [...]

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FAQ: Which Omega Speedmaster is the Real Moonwatch?

It’s a common question. Many believe, that it was the 145.022, powered by the cal. 861. As a result, they refer to the cal. 861 and cal. 1861 Speedmasters as Moonwatches. Technically, the 145.022 [...]

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Period Correct Watch Bands – 1940s & 1950s

I have seen many people asking, what band would their watch originally have been sold on. The truth is: unless you can find the original advertisement or catalog entry for your watch, there’s no [...]

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FAQ: What is a Ligne in Watchmaking?

Ligne is one of those terms that you may have seen before but not knowing exactly what it means. I certainly had never heard of it before I became interested in watches and watchmaking. When I [...]

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Service: Marchal La Haye with AS 984 Movement

This time a very obscure watch on the bench. I couldn’t find any info about Marchal La Haye. All I know is that it’s a 1940s dress watch with an AS 984 movement, a lovely dial with a [...]

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FAQ: Which Omega Speedmaster is the Best?

In this new series, we take on various watch-related questions, which have been googled by a large number of people. Regardless of whether the question is good, ordinary, or just plain silly, [...]

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The Eterna KonTiki – A True Tool Watch

In 1947, Thor Heyerdahl, a Norwegian explorer, along with five crew members set out on a journey from South America to Polynesia on a wooden raft. They set out to prove the possibility of contact [...]