Pokémon Watches

    With Pokémon GO’s recent 3 year anniversary, and the release of the new film Detective Pikachu, the Pokémon franchise keeps continually updating fans with plenty of fresh poké-content and merchandise.…

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    Native American Art and Watches

      In timekeeping, there’s a uniquely American style of wristwatch—the “Southwest” style watch. These timepieces are predicated on a rich history of Native American jewelry-making that predates European influence by millennia.…

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      Quartz Movements

        The operating standard for accurate timekeeping was the pendulum clock, from the 17th century until the late 1920s. What changed this? Well, the answer is in the title! As it…

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        Rolex and the Date Window

          On a previous date, in a previous Times Ticking blog post, we discussed the significance of the time “10:10” in watch ads. In today’s world, this hand position has been…

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          What is Atomic Time?

            Often, the smallest things can have the largest impact on our daily lives. All of our modern internet streaming services, gps systems, radio broadcasts, clocks, and wristwatches are no exception…

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            Who Invented the Clock?

              A recently viewed meme (here at Times Ticking) asked the question, “How did the first clockmakers know what time it was without a clock?”. Well, before mechanical movements were in…

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              Mickey Mouse Watch History

                Being no strangers to branding, licensing, and marketing, the Walt Disney Company has lent its name to a wide variety of toys, trinkets, and other merchandise—for nearly a century. Variety…

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                Arabic Numerals

                  In timekeeping, there are plentiful ways to display the time. Currently, many watchmakers are following the trend of minimalist displays—leaving printed numerals in the past. Despite this trend, more traditional…

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                  Western Aesthetics

                    In a previous TT post, the prevalence of pocket watches—and other timepieces—in the “Western” genre of entertainment was discussed. With the aesthetic of the Wild West influencing timekeeping (and vice-versa),…

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