Tracking Sleep | How Do Watches & Fitness Trackers Track Your Sleep?

Obviously, technology is pretty frickin’ cool. We can talk face-to-face with someone 2,000 miles away, read an entire book, and see satellite images of the whole planet, all via our phones. Admittedly, though, some technology is a little weird. Those same phones broadcast our location 24/7 and provide us a never-ending stream of news and … Read more

Why Are Quartz Watches So Accurate?

Beginning in the latter half of the 20th century, wristwatches began to get cheaper and more accurate. This was due to the invention of the quartz watch, which is an electrical or battery-powered watch. Quartz is the most common alternative to a mechanical watch. Quartz watches can be incredibly cheap or jaw-droppingly expensive. What they … Read more

Why Do Watches Lose Time & How Do Watches Keep Time?

Chances are, right now, you’re wearing a watch. It’s possibly a prized possession, or a gift from a loved one. The wristwatch has gone from status symbol to practical necessity and back to status symbol over its illustrious career. Even as mobile phones challenge the need for a watch, people still love them. No matter … Read more

Why Are Watches Set To 10:10 But Apple Watch Ads Show 10:09?

If you are in the market for a new watch and you’ve been looking through advertisements for the latest models, you’ve probably noticed a reoccurring theme in every photo: the time on the watches is set to 10:10. This ubiquitous visual is no accident and can be traced back many decades. Nowadays, whether it’s a … Read more

What Are Atomic Watches and How Do They Work?

So, you’ve heard about atomic watches and now you want to know what all the fuss is about. To put it simply, an atomic watch is the most accurate timepiece you can buy. Atomic watches are calibrated by an atomic clock and maintain their calibration by receiving radio signals from that clock. This means that … Read more

Automatic Watches | How Do They Work Without Batteries?

There is a plethora of watches on the market. These days, when shopping for a new watch, you have a lot of decisions to make. Are you the type of person who prefers analog or digital? Are you looking for something that is elegant with an uncluttered face, or do you need the maximum of … Read more

Why Do Watches Have Jewels: Sapphires, Rubies or Emeralds Best?

Watches are intriguing devices and have always been objects of fascination due to their extreme portability but highly sophisticated but tiny mechanical parts. What is even more interesting is the fact that all this sophistication is fitted into such a tiny enclosure. You may have noticed that it is written on some watches that they … Read more