Watch Education

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)
The smallest watch you’ve never heard of
The Unusual Suspects – The Daniel Roth Masters Chronograph is a masterful piece by a legendary watchmaker for under $10,000
Scratch me if you can: How to wear your luxury watch and minimise the wear and tear
That time we asked an independent watchmaker why the Grand Seiko 9SA5 caliber is so remarkable
Agenhor, and the many movements of the Genevan complication masters (Part 1)
Why do you keep hearing about Kurono watches?
IN-DEPTH: The history of stone dials
The astounding history of Waldan Watches unfolds like a Hollywood movie
VIDEO: How Audemars Piguet used the quartz crisis to refine their brand vision
How Jacob & Co made hysterical exuberance their stock in trade (before adding extra diamonds…)
Three ways that heritage reissues can differ from real vintage watches
What’s all the fuss about watches with a longer power reserve?
How to use your analog watch as a compass
What do the different grades of titanium actually mean for your watch?
For its 60th birthday, the Rado DiaStar Original gets sharpened up with a fresh, contemporary edge
The Rolex Day-Date you never knew existed
IN-DEPTH: The ominous history of the Doomsday Clock
Should titanium watches really be more expensive than the steel equivalent?