Daylight Savings Time vs Traditional Watches

Readers of this site think about watches way more than the average watch wearer. Most non-horophiles pay their watch no more mind than they do a microwave oven. And that’s the way they like it. A quartz watch that you never have to wind or reset? Yes! Power reserve? Huh? Twice a year, when Daylight Savings Time (DST) comes to pass, their quartz watch and the microwave will be given at least a few seconds of undivided attention . . .

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Radium Girls Movie Review

In my last article, I promised to review the recently released 2018 docudrama Radium Girls. That’s not a typo. The movie premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2018,  scheduled for cinematic release in April, 2020. I’m not sure what happened to 2019, but I know what happened in 2020. Thus I saw the film at an outdoor screening in late October . . .

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Watchmaker – Who Is the World’s Best?

Who is the world’s best watchmaker? If we’re using the present tense, we’re looking for the best living watchmaker. Someone important in the grand scheme of things (within horology). But how would he or she compare to the great masters who invented everything? And what does “best”mean? Technically? Artistically? Or just the most influential? Here’s my take on all that . . .

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Watch Design – What Does it Take?

Design is an all-encompassing field. It influences and determines what we see and what we make. Some underlying characteristics are similar through all applications. One in particular: good design “happens.” It’s not influenced by time. Good design is a Eureka moment applied to a shape. It can and can’t be rushed. Here’s a famous tale of watch design that illustrates the point . . .

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