Watch Happening – Best of the Blogs – August 2017

 In Round-up

This is the first ever WahaWatches round-up post.

A personal selection of the best watch related articles from around the web. I hope you’ll enjoy them.

Click on the picture or on the hyperlink to read the articles.


There are only two horological conservationists in the United States, and Brittany Cox is one of them.

She’s always busy, 7 days a week, and repairs might take anywhere from a few days to a couple years.

Read about a normal work day as an antiquarian horologist and the challenges that she faces in her work and in her efforts to get others involved in horology.

Source: Worn & Wound – Interview: Mechanical Magic with Antiquarian Horologist Brittany Cox


Fratello Watches is, of course, well known and loved in the world of Omega Speedmasters.

To celebrate the 5 year anniversary of Speedy Tuesday and their cooperation with Omega on the Speedy Tuesday limited edition Speedmaster, this is the top 10 of their Speedy Tuesday articles.

Congratulations and I’m looking forward to the 10 year anniversary!

Source: Fratello Watches – Top 10 Speedy Tuesday Articles


The first Vintage Watch Market update after a while and there are few people that I trust more with their take on the vintage watch market than Michael Stockton.

He talks about the trends, cornerstone pieces, golden watches, 1940s and 1950s, Heuer, Yema and the Japanese brands like Seiko.

But I think that the topic of condition is probably the most important one of this article and I totally agree with him. We shouldn’t forget that we’re often dealing with watches that are 50, 60 or 70 years old. They weren’t planning that far ahead at the time so the lume, for example, will harden and crumble sooner or later.

It’s not a question of if, it’s a question of when.

I don’t mind a watch with hands that have been neatly re-lumed in a colour that matches the dial.

As long as the seller is honest and transparent about it. That’s key, just like Mr. Stockton said.

Source: Fratello Watches – Vintage Watch Market – Summer 2017 – Trends and Condition

aBlogtoWatch – BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends August 4, 2017

A round-up from aBlogtoWatch of the top posts on their own website and interesting reads from around the internet for the month of July.

Various topics are covered, including the success of “vintage-insprired” watches and the evolution of online watch sales.

Source: BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends August 4, 2017 | aBlogtoWatch

Monochrome Watches – The Hands of Time – A Guide to Names of the most used Watch Hands

Through history, watchmakers have come up with many different styles of watch hands. Either as a part of the design, as part of the branding or just to improve the readability.

This is a handy list of some of the most used styles of hands.

Next time a watch is described, you’ll know exactly what the hands look like.

Source: Monochrome Watches – The Hands of Time – A Guide to Names of the most used Watch Hand


There’s more in life than watches and they know that at Worn & Wound.

So, every now and then they’ll publish a refreshing article that’s not about watches. However, it’s got something to do with time, because hey, it’s a website about watches.

This time, the article is about the Knocker-UpperRailway Time, and The One O’Clock Gun.

Source: Worn & Wound – Time Off the Wrist: Points of Reference

Monochrome Watches – Historical Perspective – The Original “Bond” Rolex Submariner, The Reference 6538 “Big Crown”

This article is part of a series about the Rolex Submariner. Written by Paul Altieri of Bob’s Watches.

As you may have guessed from the title, this particular article is about the watch that the best known spy in the world wore in the Dr. No movie. The “Bond” Rolex Submariner, Reference 6538.

Source: Monochrome Watches – Historical Perspective – The Original Bond Rolex Submariner, The Reference 6538 Big Crown

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