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The Best of 2019: WatchJ Recap
29 Dec 2019
The Best of 2019: WatchJ Recap
Welcome to our pick of the most memorable trends, events, and watches of the last twelve months. And It won’t be an overstatement to say, that fine watchmaking was more or less on the rise.
Chain-and-fusee Constant Force Mechanism Explained
10 Dec 2019
Chain-and-fusee Constant Force Mechanism Explained
The constant-force mechanism based on fusee and chain is a rare type of horological artifact, the very existence of which in modern watchmaking evokes as much raised eyebrows as pure admiration. Next to some of its modern peers featuring silicone parts or hi-tech springs the fusee-and-chain may seem like a horse carriage in the middle of a 10-lane highway. Yet, its aesthetic appeal and almost weird antique charisma is extremely compelling.
Power Reserve: A Beginner’s Guide
25 Nov 2019
Power Reserve: A Beginner’s Guide
How long can your mechanical watch last on its own and when is the best time to wind it up?
Watch case materials: A beginner’s guide
20 Nov 2019
Watch case materials: A beginner’s guide
Why gold is perfect for a dress watch while carbon and ceramic are usually seen only in ultra-modern designs?
Pilot’s Watch History: Love Is In the Air
1 Nov 2019
Pilot’s Watch History: Love Is In the Air
One of the most popular modern watch categories has been thriving for more than 100 years now. And there are a number of reasons for such a success, including the timeless style, the solid-tool sturdiness, and the everlasting human dream of the flight.
GPHG 2019: A Closer Look at the Biggest Watchmaking Award Nominees
18 Oct 2019
GPHG 2019: A Closer Look at the Biggest Watchmaking Award Nominees
Each year the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève – or GPHG, as the majority of non-french speaking folks prefer to call it – turns into the sparkling celebration of the hottest watchmaking techniques and designs.
Top 10 Modern Pocket Watches And How to Wear Them
19 Aug 2019
Top 10 Modern Pocket Watches And How to Wear Them
Does anyone seriously consider getting a pocket watch in the XXI century? On the first thought, the answer seems obvious. But if you consider the amount of practical reasons in your love for luxury wristwatches – spoiler: there’re none – and count all those times you’ve tried to find a timepiece not looking like the watches of all your buddies, chances are, you won’t be so sure.
Audemars Piguet History: Watches, Myths, and Legends
14 Aug 2019
Audemars Piguet History: Watches, Myths, and Legends
With the Royal Oak as one of the most desirable watches of our age and the solid expertise in haute horlogerie complications, there are hardly a few manufactures around to rival Audemars Piguet in terms of prestige and respect. Founded right in the heart of Vallée de Joux in the XIX century, the company is still family owned and still operating in the same village. 
Men’s Sport Watches: Understanding the Worldwide Leading Trend
5 Aug 2019
Men’s Sport Watches: Understanding the Worldwide Leading Trend
It’s no secret that sport watches are driving the market worldwide. Of course, depending on the region, the numbers may slightly differ, but the current status quo is more than obvious. And there’re some serious reasons behind it.
Stepping out of the circle: Art Deco inspired watches
27 Jun 2019
Stepping out of the circle: Art Deco inspired watches
You don’t usually see a lot of Art Deco elements in modern interiors, right? The same pretty much goes to contemporary art. However, the watch design codes born in that period are alive and well a century later. And after a second thought, the longevity of this aesthetics in haute horlogerie appears to be very logical.
The Alchemists of the XXI Century: De Bethune History
17 Jun 2019
The Alchemists of the XXI Century: De Bethune History
Can a 17-year history mean something in the industry, where many companies have a centuries-long background? Looks like it can, especially if your watches are becoming an instant classic.
Zenith El Primero History: Tracking a Star
11 Jun 2019
Zenith El Primero History: Tracking a Star
The ultimate automatic chronograph celebrates the 50-year anniversary! Setting records, evolving, disappearing and reappearing again – the essential Zenith movement has seen it all… and still keeps pushing.