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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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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 Genesis, a successful endeavour in watchmaking

A couple of years ago, watchmaker Christine Genesis launched her own watch brand. Trained in the German metalsmithing city of Pforzheim, Genesis spent three years working on watch repair before moving to an important after-sales workshop, where she got to play with all kinds of high-end mechanical watches for seven further years. During their training, […]

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introducing MB-watches, French Timepieces with a Swiss Heart

Located in Morteau, in the French part of the Watchmaking Valley, Designer and watchmaker Mikaël Bourgeois established his business in June 2008 with the mission of manufacturing bespoke watches for discerning customers. To embark in such an endeavour in late 2008 was very courageous: the finantial world had started collapsing, and consumers were then thinking […]

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New Instrument Watches from Christopher Ward

Well I guess it was bound to happen some day: adapting the paradigm of a cockpit clock to the wrist is no longer a novelty. Seiko made one of the earliest documented attempts, and watches like the ZULU-01 by Trintec, the Airspeed by Revue Thommen and the BR01 by Bell & Ross were all released […]

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