Please do enjoy your Thanksgiving (for those of you in countries where that means something), but please, please, please--whatever you do--don't wear either of these tacky watches while you're doing it!
Lets talk a bit about style! Whatever the life style of a man is, there will be often different occasions where he will have to stand on ( friendly meetings, sport games, business appointments, travels, love dates, ceremonies, parties and many other moments that giving shape to our lives ). The right outfit for the right occasion is important to make us feel comfortable and self-confident. Clothes and shoes creates our basic outfits and accessories completes our image by giving a state of who we are and how we feel.
A watch is probably the most important accessory of a man but do all watches fit in all outfits? The world of fashion says 'no' and that's why it's good to know some basic things about different outfits and watch styles... In the above image i sketched four outfit categories that can cover most or all of these occasions.
Sport Outfit: Shorts, sweat pants, t-shirts, hoodies, sport jackets & sport shoes will make us feel ready for some action.
Hello! It's been a while since my last post in the community. All this time i was trying to restore an old Seiko watch that i discover about two months ago in the old market of Athens city.
Whenever i am in the city i like to pass by the market under the temple of Parthenon where you can find a lot of old used stuff like furniture, tools, jewels and watches..!
One day while digging among a lot of crappy broken quartz watches and used straps, i noticed this old automatic Seiko 5. Full of scratches, dirt and with a distorted dial but when i shake it was actually working. After some discussion with the store man i managed to buy it for 20 euros.
When I got home I start cleaning the watch case, I used polish paste on the crystal to remove several scratches and make it shiny again and I put it on a brown leather strap so it was already looking much better.
When i opened the watch case i noticed that the movement was in good condition and there was two service...
The iconic Zenith El Primero caliber 3019 PHC manually-wound movement
Hey all, I wanted to start a new series! Obviously, many people here are already extremely knowledgeable about watches, but one of the joys of the hobby is spreading knowledge. Please let me know in comments if there's anything that the community would like to learn about. I definitely don't know everything (or even more than many people), but we have such a breadth of knowledge in the community that it would be a waste to not share! For this first installment, I'd like to talk about the (almost literal) heart and soul of every watch, the movement.
WHAT IS A MOVEMENT?
The movement of a watch refers to all of the internal workings that keep it running and telling the time. The movement includes, but is not limited to, components that store power to drive the rest of the movement, gears that turn the hands and run the complications, jewels/screws/plates that hold the whole thing together, etc.
On a previous post i presented a graph about my watches movements performances. One of them was a ZJS Chinese movement that i found, three years ago, inside a fake 'Rene Valentine' mechanical watch. It was forgotten in my father's old stuff for many years ( probably since late 80's ) though it start running again when i winded it.
The watch case condition is very bad and the performance of the movement was very disappointing (+83 sec/day). Though, recently i realized that most of these watch 'engines' features an accelerator! So i decided to take this 'old Chinese gentleman' for a ride...
Over the balance wheel of the movement there was marks ( + - ) and two adjustment arms isochronism and regulator. It's strongly recommended to Not move the isochronism arm and only adjust the regulator in + or - direction. This will speedup or slowdown the watch!
These arms are very sensitive and at the beginning of my adjustments the watch got 'crazy'. I was manually...
The Magic Powers of Mechanical Movement (10 steps)
One of the mysteries of all times, is time it's self. Not only exists in present but also through the past and to the future.
Time: A component quantity of various measurements used to sequence events, to compare the duration of events and to quantify rates in material reality or the conscious experience.
The indefinite continued progress of existence. Time is often referred to as a fourth dimension.
Timepiece is an instrument used to measure, keep, and indicate time. One of the oldest human inventions, meeting the need to measure intervals of time shorter than the natural units: the day, the lunar month, and the year. A mechanical watch is a timepiece that uses a clockwork mechanism to measure the passage of time.
Mainspring is a spiral flexible, elastic metal ribbon that stores mechanical energy when it is twisted.
A mechanical watch is driven by a mainspring which must be wound either periodically by hand or via an automatic winding mechanism.
Just curious if anyone else has had a problem sizing Sturmanskie stainless steel bracelets. More specifically that the pins don’t reseat properly and fall out because they’re loose. I’ve resized dozens of watch bracelets before, have all the proper tools and drove them out the correct direction. I know they’re pins and collars, and still have the collars but they seem to no longer retain the pin. Anybody have any experience with this? Like I said, I’ve sized probably forty bracelets, both split pin and pin and collar and never had this problem. Thanks!