Davosa Argonautic Lumis 2022, let there be light

Davosa Argonautic Lumis 2022, let there be light
September 17, 2022
The best professional diver's watches must have luminescent hands and markers, and the more bright these are, the better for the diver. However, the substance that was originally used to ensure nighttime visibility was radium, an element that was hazardous to health, especially to those who applied it to watch hands and dials. In time, the watch industry replaced radium with tritium, and eventually, with another material known today by the generic name of "lumen," which is completely safe but less bright in the dark.
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The Watch Lume Guide

The Watch Lume Guide
September 12, 2022
Our clocks have undergone significant transformations over the years. Still, one of the most noticeable, especially at night, was the introduction of luminous material-named in various ways but known to all by its Latin name, "lumen." The different kinds of watch lume or lumen have been the protagonists of a fascinating and, in some cases, tragic history, and that has come down to the present day.
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What Color Watch Goes with Everything?

What Color Watch Goes with Everything?
August 29, 2022
Our watches are like us: they have a character, which depends mainly on their dial color and its combination with their accessories, such as bracelets and straps. Of course, each color has its meaning, but horologically speaking, specific colors are more suitable than others for certain occasions. So let's examine this bit of etiquette together! 
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The Sixty-six Best Boutique Microbrand Watchmakers for 2022

The Sixty-six Best Boutique Microbrand Watchmakers for 2022
August 14, 2022

If you haven't noticed, there is something new in the world of watchmaking: a surge of interest in watches, mainly in mechanical ones, all over the world. That has gone hand in hand with the explosion of the internet phenomenon. In short, the web has become a sort of land of conquest for every type of entrepreneurial initiative created by exploiting its possibilities. Among the most evident we find are two drivers: the development of the direct-to-consumer distribution model, cutting out intermediaries, and the crowdfunding phenomenon.

And after innovators like Christopher Ward, who launched his first collection in 2004, there has been a veritable flourishing of watch brand presentations of every kind and type, from the most technical to the most commercial. We have collected 30 of the most significant ones from all over the world: are you ready to discover them with us?

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Davosa Argonautic BG, the evolution of the diver

Davosa Argonautic BG, the evolution of the diver
July 31, 2022
A peek into what's up with the new Davosa Argonautic BG - and there's much to like!
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First Watches - When Were Watches Invented?

When were Watches were born?
June 16, 2022
Mechanical watches are one of the oldest tools we continue to use today, as they have a history that is lost in the mists of time, but realistically, it has lasted for at least 500 years. And the earliest clocks were quite similar to the ones we use today, only much less refined and better performing. So let us turn the hands of history backward to take ourselves back to the early 1300s when the first clocks began to surface.
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Watch Jewels Bearing - The Ultimate Guide

What is Jewel bearing
June 16, 2022

Jewels are those mysterious elements tucked inside our watches, and they have a name that has always aroused suggestive scenarios made of gentleman thieves and golden jet-set atmospheres. In watch movements - jewels have a much more utilitarian function. We will discover why jewels are so essential in a watch and explore their history and craftsmanship, which is still suggestive!

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The Best Watches for Father's Day 2022

The Best Watches for Father's Day 2022
June 12, 2022
We have reached the time when we traditionally celebrate our dear fathers on the day dedicated to them and all their sacrifices throughout the year to provide for us and the family's needs. Of course, today, families have changed dramatically, and many moms are also dads. Still, the deep meaning of this holiday has remained, especially as an occasion to celebrate something important: the relationship between parents and their children.
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Best 12 Homage Watches for 2022

Best 12 Homage Watches for 2022
June 09, 2022

The world of wristwatches opened up in the early twentieth century and has delighted us with countless models produced by thousands of different watchmakers. Some of them have become so iconic that no watch lover can afford to ignore them.

So much that many other manufacturers have decided to "take inspiration" from these icons, in a more or less marked way, to produce their timepieces. To build over the years what has been called the Homage market: watches made by a distinct company that recall, sometimes very closely, other celebrated timepieces. The importance of such a market and the interest of many watch lovers for it are the main reasons why we wanted to offer you a selection of homage watches that take a prominent theme and interpret it in their own way. Are you ready to discover them with us?

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Perpetual Motion Watch - The Ultimate Guide

Perpetual Motion Watch - Perpetual Calendar Watch
June 07, 2022
The myth of perpetual motion has always fascinated humankind because of its infinite possibilities-but. Unfortunately, it is only a myth, impossible because of the universal laws upon which our world is articulated. Although, as we shall see, there are rare instances where motion appears to be perpetual, even if in fact it is not, creating a mechanism that runs continuously is possible, even if it is not, in fact, truly "perpetual" motion!
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Watch Crystal - The Essential Guide

Watch Crystal - The Essential Guide
May 01, 2022

When we look at a watch, it seems almost natural not to be concerned about how its dial is protected from dust and shock: that is, by the invisible and reassuring presence of its crystal. Yet, historically, the application of crystals to protect watch dials is a very recent development. And it is part, among other things, of the application of so many other innovations that have made our watches more beautiful and safer.

So, let's examine in this article how crystal made its debut in our watches and how it has evolved over the years to become an integral and fundamental part of making them more efficient, safe, and weatherproof.

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Do People Still Wear Watches?

Do People Still Wear Watches?
April 26, 2022

The watch seemed destined, like so many other objects, towards extinction. Nowadays, who needs more than a tool to watch the time and little else? Today we have smartphones, computers, and smartwatches. What good is a watch? How important is a high quality watch

Yet, the answer has been different than what could be expected. Not only is there great interest in wristwatches, but their sales - and prices - are continuing to rise, so much so that in 2021, the Swiss watch industry had its best year ever. So what's the secret behind these devilish watches that are still wrapped around many wrists?

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