What is a Chronograph Watch & How To Use One

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The modern wristwatch is a fashion accessory of nearly infinite functionality. With the new smartwatches, it’s possible to make phone calls, take voice memos, and check your bank account on a device that ostensibly only exists to tell you the time. Yet, for all these advancements, some of the most sought-after features have been around … Read more

Smartwatches: How They Work & FAQs. Camera, SIM Card and more…

Technology keeps getting smarter. We have smartphones, of course, and smart cars. There are also smart houses, smart TVs, and smart refrigerators, just to name some of the new sophisticated tech that is taking over every part of our lives. A generation after “For Dummies” books aimed to simplify everything for the common person, our … Read more

What Are GMT Watches & How to Read Them

Even as technology advances to the point that wristwatches would seemingly be obsolete, those timekeeping accessories remain stubbornly popular. In large part, that’s because wristwatches are so versatile and adaptable. New features and functionalities ensure that watches still serve a purpose for millions of people. One type of watch that is favored by pilots, businesspeople, … Read more

When Were Watches Invented? | A Brief History of the Wrist Watch

The wristwatch is one of the most fascinating inventions in all of humanity’s technological advancement. It is both relatively new in the annals of history, and yet by modern technology standards, almost a relic of the past. Throughout its history, it has been at times an absolute necessity, at others a mere fashion accessory, and still, … Read more

Best Talking Watches for the Visually Impaired

Watches for the visually impaired have been around for many years, coming in variations that utilize speaking or braille (or both in some cases). Technology that allows clocks to “speak” has been around since the 1870s, but the modern speaking watches are far more sophisticated and now integrate many of the other timekeeping advances of the … Read more

What Watch Do Astronauts Wear? | Watches Worn in Space

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  This is especially true in the arena of timepieces. Ever since Buzz Aldrin famously wore an Omega Speedmaster, watches and space flight have been intricately linked. In truth, the connection between the two actually predates the moon landing and it continues to this day with the latest generation of astronauts. Let’s take a look … Read more

What Are Watch Winders Used For And How Do They Work?

There are many watch owners who have never had to wind a watch in their life. The “quartz revolution” of the 1970s changed the entire industry and threatened to make the wound mechanical watch a relic of the past. In the 1980s, digital watches began devouring much of the market, as well, making old fashioned … Read more