Blog posts about Chronometer

300 Years Old and Accurate to the Second

In the 18th Century it was seen to be the ravings of an old man. That man was John Harrison. John Harrison, born in 1693 to a Lincolnshire carpenter, is best known as the man who solved the problem of longitude. The Royal Navy had lost many ships at sea because although latitude could be […]

Baselworld 2015 – Bremont Part 1

French it is not. Quintessentially British it is. Bremont is a favourite amongst British watch fans, due to a number of reasons. Lovely design, robustness, the Company itself and last but not least the English brothers that are the founders. If you ever go to a Baselworld and struggle to find some very friendly people […]

The Apple Watch – Again

It started several years ago, when my wife innocently gave me a second generation iPod Touch for Christmas. I spent all Christmas afternoon learning about it, and searching the App Store for cool watch apps. I found one in the Emerald Chronometer written by two guys in California who call themselves Emerald Sequoia. Little did […]

Rolex tops COSC testing again

One of the beauties of mechanical wrist watches is that they are, well, mechanical.  Unlike battery powered timepieces, mechanical watches capture kinetic energy and translate it into power to tell time.  The advantages are clear,  – no need for worrying about batteries or finding a power source.  The drawbacks with mechanical watches are the effects […]

Swiss Seals and Certifications, and not necessarily for Rolex

Within the watch industry there are many seals and certifications to verify manufacturing provenance and accuracy. Horology’s long history includes certifications to insure that watches are as accurate as the marketers claim. Prior to GPS, telephone/telegraph, and atomic time keeping, time pieces were the only means for keeping trains synchronized and from running to each […]