The Truth About The Ball Railway Watch

Kipton train crash

According to most historic accounts, the railroad watch was born on April 18, 1891. On that day a fast mail train collided with the Toledo Express at Kipton Station, 40 miles west of Cleveland, Ohio. The head-on collision destroyed both engines, three mail cars and one baggage car. Both engineers and six postal clerks died. According to the Bismarck Daily Tribune North Dakota. . .

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Why Watches Matter Now

Tudor 1926 sidewalk - watches matter!

Over at Quill & Pad, GaryG tackles the question “How in the world can you possibly be focused on something like watches at such a terrible time?” Seriously? Why do watches matter to horophiles during Coronageddon? They help keep us sane. Instead of offering this simple reply straight off the bat, GaryG tells Sherman to set the WayBack machine for 1852 . . .

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Hamilton Murph Khaki Field Watch Review

Black dial!

Interstellar is a sci-fi weepie. Other than Joseph Cooper’s attempt to save humanity from extinction, the movie’s about the astronaut’s separation anxiety. Before Coop hits the interstellar highway, our protagonist gifts his beloved daughter a watch – the Hamilton “Murph” – promising to compare it to his Hamilton Pilot Day Date Auto upon return. And what does Murphy do with it? . . .

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Ugly Watches On Parade

Richard Mille RM 33-02 Automatic head on

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But what is that on his wrist? Here’s hoping it’s not one of ugly watches below – my personal selection of the worst of 2020 so far. You may not agree with my choices, but that’s the beauty of subjectivity. To each his own. Here are eight watches I’d never own . . .

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Coronavirus Watch 4: Swiss Watches Nosediving

Bell & Ross Burning Skull

The Swiss Watch Federation has released its February export report. As you’d expect, the news isn’t exactly sunshine and rainbows. In fact, it’s tsunamis and tornadoes. While monochrome-watches.com is busy repeating the Communist Party line – Chinese shoppers are returning to the stores! – the stats indicate it’s the not even the beginning of the end. Coronageddon is a great buying opportunity and the world’s worst selling situation. Let’s run the numbers . . .

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