Category Archives: original designs

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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Salon QP 2013

One man’s thoughts on a fantastic fair Salon QP, 7-9 November 2013, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK By R. Jay Nudds Having had the honour of attending the recent Salon QP exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, it would be unforgivable not to comment on the many inspiring things, intriguing trends and wealth of optimism I witnessed […]

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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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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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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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