Author: <span>Jason</span>

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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Lever movement Pocket watch

If you collect antique pocket watches for long enough, it is inevitable that you will come across railway-grade pocket watches. In fact, there are collectors out there who focus solely…

Guides 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…

Components Guides Key wind, key set

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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Guides Trench watch

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…

Guides Trench watch

Breguet Components Ébauche Guides Lever movement

Guides Lever movement Pocket watch

An antique pocket watch is the perfect men’s accessory to add an element of class and sophistication to an outfit. Typically, a pocket watch would be worn with a three-piece…

Guides Pocket watch