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Digital watches and their place in the horological history

When we say “watch”, we mostly think of a timepiece with rotating hands pointing to numbers arrayed on a (typically) circular dial. Sure this has changed a bit with the immersion of smartwatches, but a traditional, mechanical or quartz, watch still remains the first thing we think of when talking about “time-telling devices”. But today […]

Four interesting but not so useful watch complications

In the watchmaking world, the term complication refers to any function in a watch beyond the simple display of hours and minutes. Basically, the more things a timepiece does, the more complications it has. Some of the most common complications include chronographs, day/date displays, dual time zones, alarm, power reserve indicator and many other. Practical […]

What watches do NBA players wear?

The 2017 NBA All-Star weekend is now well underway and we have already seen fair share of exciting basketball from some of the world’s best players. The weekend ends tomorrow when we will have the opportunity to enjoy the best of the best. I am of course talking about the East vs. West all-star game […]

How “American” are the American watches today?

Although it is not the case today, there were actually times in history when American watches were considered superior in comparison to the Swiss ones. The rise of the American watchmaking industry began in 1850 with the foundation of American Horologe Company (later Waltham) in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The company possessed exceptional machines and advanced mass-production […]

What watches do US presidents wear?

After two months it is now official: Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States of America. The impacts of this historic event are yet to be seen, but they are certain to affect not just people in the US, but people all over the world. But of course we are not here […]

What “Swiss made” means now in 2017?

From all of us here at Watchallure, Happy New Year! In our first article in 2017 we bring you one of the biggest news regarding the watchmaking industry – the changes concerning the “Swiss made” label. As of the 1st January 2017, a new regulation has come into effect requiring at least 60% of the […]

Feel Like Bond with Omega Seamaster 300 “Spectre” Limited Edition

Since 1995 and GoldenEye, Omega Seamaster has been a faithful companion of the world’s most famous fictional secret agent – James Bond. In the latest movie, “Spectre”, which will see worldwide release on November 6th, James Bond is wearing the new Seamaster 300 “Spectre” Limited Edition. This is actually the first time Omega is launching […]

Magnets? Piece of Cake for Ball Engineer II Magneto S

A watch that’s resistant to magnetic fields is not exactly jaw-dropping; however, this timepiece from Ball Watch Company takes it up a notch with its superb anti-magnetic qualities that really make it stand out from the crowd. Namely, the Engineer II Magneto S is equipped with the innovative A-PROOF antimagnetic device, which protects the watch against […]

Celebration Time: Grand Seiko 55th Anniversary Spring Drive Chronograph Limited Edition

It’s been 55 years since the first Grand Seiko saw the light of day, and to mark this important milestone, Seiko decided to create a new limited edition – the Grand Seiko 55th Anniversary Spring Drive Chronograph Limited Edition. Behind the lengthy name is a 400-piece collection which, just like the many previous Grand Seikos, […]

Sinn EZM 7 S, Ready for Action

There are tough watches, and then there are really tough watches. The second group is definitely something this Sinn belongs to, having been designed for heavy-duty use, such as by fire brigades or rescue services. Indeed, the EZM 7 S will have no problems with tough conditions, whether it’s extreme temperatures, magnetic fields, or water. […]