Category Archives: calibres

The Rock Keeps on Rolling

How the cornerstone of mechanical watchmaking is finding new relevance By R. Jay Nudds Falling in love is never an exact science. In much the same way as thoroughly studying horology will teach you that despite the exactitude of mechanical watches and their components, you will almost certainly encounter a problem whose solution doesn’t quite […]

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The column wheel, a pillar of traditional chronographs

Designed in the early 1970’s as a low-cost chronograph, the Valjoux 7750 has been adapted all fashionable ways. It was even converted into a high-range mechanism thanks to the transplant of a traditionnal column-wheel. Our contributor R. Jay Nudds examins le function of a column-wheel and its cheaper counterpart to outline the practical and emotional reasons that could lead the collector to choose one over the other.

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Proyecto Tokkotai, Spanish initiative of a Japanese icon assembled in Poland

Earlier this year (2013) the Spanish forum ClubSeiko decided to make their first project the Proyecto Tokkotai in tribute to the WWII Japan Imperial Navy pilot’s Seikosha.  The idea is to keep the dial and hands as close as possible to the original. The 316L steel case has been sized to 43 mm and the water-resistance to […]

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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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