Category Archives: arty

The Future of English Watchmaking

By R. Jay Nudds Last November I had the pleasure of attending a seminar hosted by Roger W. Smith in which the eminent successor to the late George Daniels put forward his thoughts, and, crucially to this discussion, feelings on the state of watchmaking in England. It is indisputable that the English have a storied […]

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introducing: Walther Chronometerwerke, a stepstone into the world of hand-made watches for the aspiring collector

Keeping in mind that this watch is almost entirely built by hand by one of the world’s finest watchmakers leaved little doubt as to the great value for money it represents

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Watch Inspired by a Truck, Straight From the Volvo Design Team

Interesting example of cross-disciplinary design: the development team responsible for Volvo’s award winning FH truck tried to use the same visual cues on a wrist watch.

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introducing: Formex, Watches with Patented Suspension System

Foreword At Watchprojects.com, we like to discuss watchmaking in the second part of the XX century. A lot of trends have appeared during that era, and their precursors don’t always get the recognition they deserve. In 2010, editor Francis J. had an interesting correspondence with Mister Brendon Nunes, founder of Trintec Industries Inc. , which led to the […]

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introducing: ROTOR Watches, Proudly Made in Germany

Located near München, Germany, ROTOR Uhren is specialized in affordable German military timepieces. Being a lover of watches himself, founder Frank Schiffner began selling watches with his own brand in 2004 through Direct Marketing (mail order). Herr Schiffner has connections with local suppliers, and he tries to source the finest components to build watches at affordable prices. The movements are […]

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