Blog posts about watches

Accuracy of Mechanical Watches

The accuracy of a mechanical watch is determined by comparison to an accepted standard such as an atomic clock. Accuracy is then stated as the deviation from the standard, usually expressed in seconds per day. Several conditions can affect the accuracy of a mechanical watch. Exposure to magnetic fields, temperature extremes, alignment of the gear […]

Testing the New Rolex Milgauss

The re-engineered classic, updated version of the 1950’s Rolex Milgauss has been a huge hit with its improved protection against magnetism. If you’re wondering if it was worth the wait, check out the results from an antimagnetic watch test to see just how much of an improvement was made. Since magnetic fields are invisible and […]

A Look at 100 Years of Rolex Oyster Watches

A little over 100 years ago, Rolex was first started and the Kew Observatory in Great Britain granted a “Class A” chronometer certificate to a  wristwatch for the first time. The evolution of the Rolex “Oyster” resulted from it, and this article has photos of that timeline with models from 1926 through 2014. The milestone […]