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The History of Dive Watches

By David Bredan There are many things we take for granted when speaking about modern timepieces, and one of those is water resistance. There are no "water proof" watches, as that implies water would not be able to enter them under any circumstances, so we use the term "water resistant." The history of water resistant watches really began in the 1920s, but it was not until later that the serious water resistant diving watch came into existence. Today dive watches are the most popular type of sport watch, not necessarily because people use them to dive, but because of their style, promise of durability, and utilitarian value. Regardless of whether one pays a few hundred or several thousand dollars for...

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A Consumers Guide to Choosing a Great Watch

If you’ve been looking to become a watch wearer yourself, or already are, but know almost nothing about the timepiece you tote around on your wrist, this article is for you. From weighing the pros and cons of different types of mechanisms, to offering dossiers on the various styles of men’s watches, we’ll cover the basics of everything you’ve always wanted to know about choosing and wearing this classic accessory. Below you’ll find the ultimate guide to men’s wristwatches — all the essential information in one place, offered in an accessible, easy-to-understand way. Watch Movements When you start familiarizing yourself with watches, one word that’s going to come up a lot is “movement.” Movement encompasses not only the sweep of a watch’s...

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Watches.....A long standing tradition!

From the hour-glass to the famous greek ctesbius, man has always been concerned with keeping time. The closest thing to what we now call a wristwatch  was invented during the 1800's when, "soldiers fitted their pocket watches into  leather straps so they could be worn on the wrist, thereby freeing up their hands during battle. It is believed that Girard-Perregaux equipped the German Imperial Naval with similar pieces as early as the 1880s, which they wore on their wrists while synchronizing naval attacks, and firing artillery."-Rolex Watches come in different brands, sizes, functionality etc. Regardless of the watch name/brand every watch makes a statement, to most people its just an accessory and to some like me its much more. I...

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