The History of The Rockford Watch Company

On May 17th, 1901, the, Belvidere Daily Republican, headline read 'THEY MEAN BUSINESS | Rejuvenated Watch Factory to Employ a Big Force'. The revived Rockford Watch Company owner, Jacob Franks,…

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The Sound A Clock Makes

Why don’t clocks tock-tick? If you ask someone what sound a clock makes, their answer will be “tick-tock,” and never “tock-tick.” But every tick of the clock sounds the same…

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The Holy Trinity of Watchmaking

Today, there are numerous elite Swiss watch brands manufacturing elaborate complications within their timepieces. Most are found in 'The Watch Valley Of Switzerland' which is a section of the country…

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The One-Hand Watch

In 1510, Peter Henlein, from Nuremburg, Germany, created the world’s first pocket watch. An astonishing achievement, he made advancements in mainsprings and created a smaller watch design that was previously…

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Why do watches have jewels?

When watchmakers talk about jewels, they are not referring to the decorative gemstones on your watch’s bezel or band. Rather, the ‘jewels’ they’re referring to are inside your watch movement,…

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How to Baby Your Breitling

Buying a Breitling is like buying a piece of fine art: You have spent hours researching your favorite watchmakers to find just the right one, you saved your money, and…

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The History of The Longines Watch Company

Like many towns within 'The Watch Valley of Switzerland', the 19th century residents in the French speaking town, of Saint-Imier, gave up agriculture in favor of more lucrative jobs in…

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The Rolex GMT-Master and The Pepsi Bezel

In January 1914, the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line conducted the world's first scheduled airline flight, traveling a short 17 miles from St. Petersburg to Tampa, Florida, a significant event. The…

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