Watch Education

How to care for your bronze watch, from forcing patina to citric acid baths
How to set a moonphase watch in three steps
How hard is your watch? Demystifying hardness across case materials and crystals
What’s the difference between a “caller” and “traveller” GMT watch, and which is right for you?
All the ETA movements you should know about
What is a skeletonised watch, and why you’ve likely been using the term wrong
How waterproof is your watch?
What’s a watch index good for?
Everything you need to know about METAS
What do the different types of stainless steel actually mean for your watch?
What is a chronometer?
How much do stone dials actually cost?
What is Gibeon meteorite?
How much does a lifetime of servicing actually cost?
The Time+Tide guide to universal hallmarks
The curious case of the Rolex Chameleon and its many variants
You’re using the word “horology” wrong
Why are platinum watches more expensive than gold?
How watches can change in photos versus reality
Buyer beware! Vintage quartz and electric watches may be impossible to repair
Everything you need to know about COSC
Are compass bezels on watches actually useful? Adam put his Seiko to the test!
Everything you need to know about gold watches
How much are diamonds in watches worth?
How to look after your mechanical watch
How to make your own DIY timegrapher
Can I use an ultrasonic cleaner on my watch?
Which crystal is best for you? The difference between sapphire, acrylic, and mineral glass
What is a cocktail watch?
What’s the story behind Rolex’s iconic “Mercedes” hands?
Everything you need to know about the most common watch materials
The very large asterisk of vegan leather straps
What is mechaquartz?
What is purple gold?
The fascinating Cold War history of the Olongapo bracelet
How does a watch dial turn tropical?
How to use a slide rule bezel
10 important firsts in watchmaking
Everything you need to know about Glashütte Original
What is a pilot’s watch?
What is a field watch?
What is a dress watch?
How to be a watch enthusiast with $0
Everything you need to know about dial finishing
Could this obscure Submarine have been the first waterproof wristwatch?
IN-DEPTH: The history of the Glashütte watch region
What is a dive watch?
Who are #tide and what do they do?
The first double-faced watch wasn’t made by the brand you expect
Why the Seiko SKX became the gateway drug for a million watch nerds
Everything you need to know about Norqain
The Quartz Crisis wasn’t solely to blame for the industry downfall, real trouble was brewing for years
How Zenith’s aviation heritage cemented their sky-high appeal
Engineering a classic: The history of IWC’s Ingenieur
Everything you need to know about watch finishing
10 of the best Gérald Genta designs for other brands
Sell Your Watch: Where and how you sell your watch can dictate the money you stand to make
THE UNSUNG: Unearthing bargain treasures in vintage stopwatches
How Zach became totally OCD about the way he handles, cleans, and stores his watches
Clowning around: How Konstantin Chaykin put a smile on the dial to invent the Joker, a truly original watch design
The DIY Series: How to modify your watch (Part 2)
Demystifying the mystery dial
The DIY Series: How to make your own watch (Pt 1)