How war veterans become watch makers

How war veterans become watch makers? In the United States a special program offers disabled war veterans a new opportunity for the future outside the army. The program teaches them the fine and highly skilled art of watchmaking. For free. The Veterans Watchmaker Initiative (VWI) is the only technical school devoted to disabled veterans in […]

Specific watches with specific stories

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In our series Specific Watches with specific stories we present you are first 5. Some really have a juicy story. The watch you see at the top of this post is a rare one: Vianney-Halter-Antiqua-Perpetual-Calendar. A very specific design, don’t you think? The first Waterproof Rolex In 1926, Hans Wilsdorf, one of the founders of […]

Is it safe to wear expensive watches?

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Is it safe to wear expensive watches? Well, looking at the statistics, the answer would be: not at all. In 2019 the number of reported cases on stolen watches increased by more than 28%. All the big cities throughout the world experience problems with gangs who are attacking people wearing luxury timepieces. It’s common knowledge […]

What was the first watch in space?

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What was the first watch in space? Was it the Russian Strela or Ed Whites Omega Speedmaster? Obviously, there was no doubt the astronauts should wear a watch. But which one? No one of the Americans nor the Russians had dealt with this issue before. Which watch could stand the heat (or rather: the cold) […]

Armand Nicolet “swiss made”

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Swiss Quality Did you know that … today about half of the luxury watches come from Switzerland? The term “Swiss Made” is not just a label to indicate the origin of a product, it is a quality mark recognized worldwide. Armand Nicolet “swiss made” watches are unique. The Swiss perfection is combined with stylish Italian […]

Armand Nicolet ladies watch AL3

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Armand Nicolet ladies watch AL3 These days, ladies know their watches as good as men do. They own fewer but happen to spend more money on them since they want to buy the ones they really like. This.Armand Nicolet ladies watch AL3 is just the perfect choice. It works beautifully with all clothing styles, be […]

6 nice to knows on watches

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There is a whole culture about watches. Manufacturers who are there already for ages, famous people showing off their favourite brands, the ingenuity how timepieces are built, the massive amounts paid for it at auctions. And of course, the remarkable facts. Wanna hear about it? Read these 6 nice to knows on watches.   Glove […]