All in Horological History
Released in 1957, the CK2914 Railmaster (along with the CK2913 Seamaster and the CK2915 Speedmaster) was part of Omega's new collection of tool watches. It hasn't always been the most popular Omega, but it's now one of the most desirable vintage watches around.
The Universal Geneve Tri-Compax has evolved from a graceful and elegant dress chronograph to one of the coolest calendar sports watches ever made. This is the final part of my reference guide to one of my favorite watches.
This is the second part of the reference guide for my favorite vintage chronograph, the Universal Geneve Tri-Compax. This time we're looking at watches from 1950 to 1959 (With a possible bit of wiggle room)
The power reserve indicator might not be a glamorous complication, but it can be incredibly useful and watchmakers seem to have a fun time coming up with unique designs for it!
The Nautilus isn't just another luxury sports watch, it helped to define a new style and redefine Swiss luxury watchmaking. Forty years later it remains just as modern and desirable as it was in 1976. It's one hell of a watch.
If you've ever gotten confused between a guilloche or gilt dial, or you think cloisonne enamel sounds like a French pastry rather than a watch dial, then this article is for you.
The alarm was the most useful complication ever to be fit inside a mechanical watch. The practicality of a tourbillon is debatable and apart from an indulgence for mindless fidgeting, a chronograph rarely sees use but despite this, the mechanical alarm is no more.
The Vulcain Nautical Cricket might not have been the first dive alarm watch, but it was one of the best. It was the first watch to have crucial decompression tables printed right on the dial so divers could ascend safely.
Just what is the California dial and where did the name come from? I think I might have the answer.
What started out as the American dream ended as a nightmare. The Waltham Watch Company was plagued with bankruptcy and misfortune yet it changed the landscape of American watchmaking forever.