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This page is for lesser-known watchmakers of antique timepieces where there isn’t enough information to justify a complete page. EKB Established in Bettlach near Grenchen, Switzerland in 1888 by Eduard…

When I first started collecting antique watches, I thought I understood what the term watchmaker referred to, but nothing could be further from the truth. It is a much-abused word.…

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The balance wheel is the timekeeping component of a watch movement. Balance wheels in antique watches are either plain or compensated. A plain balance wheel is generally constructed of steel…

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When I was researching the post for the Satisfaction pocket watch in my collection, I came across this information about Meyer and Studeli. It is not a name that I…

Lever movement Pocket watch

Keyless watches are a relatively recent invention. The earliest watches were wound and set by using a key. Typically, the case back would be opened by depressing the crown which…

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In the world of watches, a complication is any mechanical function of a timepiece that goes beyond the display of hours, minutes and seconds. A watch indicating only hours, minutes…

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I recently came across a vintage watch lying in the bottom of an old jewellery box. It belonged to my wife’s late grandmother and dated from the 1950s. My interest…

Recently I managed to stumble across an online copy of the book, Knowledge for war, every officer’s handbook for the front, by Captain B. C. Lake. It contains a significant…

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