A 2017 Grayton Origin Automatic Smart Watch

This is a limited edition Grayton "Origin" Automatic watch made in 2017, which bought from Indiegogo. The "smart watch" part of it is the strap, which contains circuitry that tracks and logs your movements through the day (and your sleep if you wear it at night). You'll see screen capture video of the iOS app below. … Continue reading A 2017 Grayton Origin Automatic Smart Watch

A 1973 Doxa by Synchron Watch

A 1973 Doxa by Synchron Watch

I made a video about one of my vintage Doxa watches. There's an interesting story behind this watch -- literally behind it, as in on the back of it. There's an inscription on the case back that speaks of things and practices that are no longer around. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEmEKEathdA This Doxa was most likely made in 1973, … Continue reading A 1973 Doxa by Synchron Watch

A 1952 J.W. Benson Watch

1952 J.W. Benson Watch

I made a video about my 1952 J.W. Benson watch, which I hope you will enjoy. It has a 15-jewel Smiths movement and a sub-second dial with Arab numerals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhjxhMr659M James William Benson (12 April 1826 – 7 October 1878) was an English scientific instrument maker and watchmaker who enjoyed an excellent reputation in London in … Continue reading A 1952 J.W. Benson Watch

A 1950s Fero Antimagnetic Watch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvyAld5Maxc Here is a 1950s Fero Antimagnetic watch with a 15 rubis Ebauche Bettlach (EB 1343) movement and a peripheral second hand. The dial is exquisitely designed, with guilloche reliefs in the shape of circles and solar rays and a hexagonal star in the center. I call this an early version of a skeleton watch, because … Continue reading A 1950s Fero Antimagnetic Watch

My 1899 Elgin Pocket Watch

I wonder how many of you know that I love old watches, not just new ones? I thought I'd put together a video and photo gallery for one of my pocket watches, my biggest one in terms of size and weight: an 1899 Elgin pocket watch. Here's the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWKxb-9s7dI This particular watch was bought … Continue reading My 1899 Elgin Pocket Watch

A comparison of watch designs

Remember my video on watch bands? I intended to create a guide to watch designs and I got around to it last week. This video's even longer than the last one; it's almost 30 minutes! Get a cup of tea, sit down and get comfortable, because it's going to take a bit of time to get … Continue reading A comparison of watch designs

A video guide to choosing the proper watch band

This weekend, I put together a video guide that will help you decide the proper watch band for you. You may not have given a lot of thought to this topic in the past, or perhaps you've just lived with the band or strap that your watch came with, but I think after you watch … Continue reading A video guide to choosing the proper watch band