Category Archive: Watch Out

Wakmann Braille Watch

On Sunday I found a braille watch. As you can see, the crystal flips open with the touch of a button. The dial has raised bumps for markers and unusually shaped hands so… Continue reading

It’s Not Easy Owning A Rolex

First of of all, here’s a better picture of my $1 Rolex. Today I called Rolex Canada to see how much it would cost to have the watch mechanism cleaned and oiled. They… Continue reading

Find of the Month: Rolex Standard Official Service Watch

It certainly has been the greatest week, watch-collecting-wise. First there was the the fancy 14k watch. Then the hypnotic Ernest Borel Cocktail Watch. On Friday, I picked up an old gold pocket watch… Continue reading

Ernest Borel Kaleidescope Cocktail Watch

Here’s a watch I’ve been itching to get my hands on for a long time: A Ernest Borel Cocktail Watch. These crazy, hypnotic watches were first introduced in 1953. The Cocktails come in… Continue reading

How To Date A Watch

This is my most recent super score — a cool retro-style 14k white gold 1940s cocktail watch. How do I know it’s from the 1940s? It has a screwed balance wheel, which makes… Continue reading

Collection Week: Omega Watches

I have a lot of Omegas. Technically the big Dynamic is Andrew’s. I bought the ladies Dynamic NOS from a now defunct jewellery store on Dundas. The little plain watch was my beater… Continue reading

Watch Week: Marcel Boucher Jump Hour Watch

Two interesting things about this space age superstar: It bears the name of imminent jewellery designer Marcel Boucher and its a mechanical digital watch. Boucher got his start in the fine jewellery world,… Continue reading

Watch Week: Old Waltham

There’s something about a watch that looks its age in a distinguished way. Like this nine jewel 1936 Waltham that was part of a lot I won on the eBay. I think its… Continue reading

Watch Week: The Tudors

It looks like a pretty unexceptional watch, does it not? Except that the Tudor brand is Rolex‚Äôs more modest sister. Tudor was introduced by Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf in 1946. The most important… Continue reading

Watch Week: Seiko, My Seiko!

I actually just got rid of a whole bunch of watches, but in the last week I seem to have acquired four news ones. So I hereby declare this Watch Week just so… Continue reading

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