May 26, 2016
The way a Swiss lever escapement works is not that fancy or spectacular. A bit like a miniaturized grandfather clock, really. What impresses me the most is the endurance of these tiny mechanisms. The form of the gears and the amount of friction between materials is so well thought out, that these little rascals can keep on running for years, 24/7. When you finally take them apart they often show hardly any wear… and the amount of oil needed to lube a wrist watch would fit in a fly’s nipple. How cool is that !?
May 24, 2016
Social Media Nugget #6
As the Swiss watch industry is collectively scratching it’s head about how to sell any more new watches and the wolves of the global wall-streets are hangin on to cash as the number one asset, vintage watches are beeing auctioned for prices unheard of. When steel-cased Rolexes that cost under 1000$ new, sell for 700.000$ , I pay attention.
April 11, 2016
Social Media Nugget #5
Today, I sample ruthlessly an insightful and informative article, from “The Watch Geek”, about how often to service your watch.
April 4, 2016
Social Media Nugget #4
The Swiss watchmaking has been slapped over it’s ears by Apple, China, Russia and the Swiss national Bank and actually, if you’re into buying new watches, now is the best time to cut a deal.
April 2, 2016
Social Media Nugget #3
Rest your eyes on this absolutely fab, vintage film explaining the watch and it’s mouvement.