Watch Happening – Best of the Blogs – August 2017
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.
Worn & Wound – INTERVIEW: MECHANICAL MAGIC WITH ANTIQUARIAN HOROLOGIST BRITTANY COX
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.
Fratello Watches – TOP 10 SPEEDY TUESDAY ARTICLES
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!
Fratello Watches – VINTAGE WATCH MARKET – SUMMER 2017 – TRENDS AND CONDITION
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.
aBlogtoWatch – BEST FROM: aBlogtoWatch & Friends August 4, 2017
Various topics are covered, including the success of “vintage-insprired” watches and the evolution of online watch sales.
Monochrome Watches – The Hands of Time – A Guide to Names of the most used Watch Hands
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.
Worn & Wound – TIME OFF THE WRIST: POINTS OF REFERENCE
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-Upper, Railway Time, and The One O’Clock Gun.
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.