We talk about the history of our company and different intriguing facts on clocks and watches plus whatever else is on our mind.
Why Do Clocks Go Tick Tock and not Tock Tick?
If you ask someone what sound a clock makes, their answer will be “tick-tock,” and never “tock-tick.” But every tick of the clock sounds the same – one doesn’t tick while the next one tocks – so why can’t a clock tock-tick?
Rockford Watch Company History & The Crime of the Century
The history of the Rockford Watch Company is mixed with a story of the very unfortunate man, Jacob Franks - whose life took a tumble, for the worst, the moment he tried to revive the company.
The Holy Trinity of Watchmaking
For decades the term ‘The Holy Trinity of Watchmaking’ has been used to refer to three of the most important luxury watch brands in the world. So let's break down what sets these brands apart from other luxury brands and why they deserve to be in the "top 3" in the first place.
The Evolution of Minimalism and The One Hand Watch
In 1986, a fresh, minimalist approach to watches burst onto the scene... the 1 hand watch! But, seeing how people used to seek watches with the most complications, how did we get to this world of minimalism?
The History and Creation of the 1st Pepsi Colored Bezel
During the ‘Golden Age’ of flying the watch industry stepped in and developed the first GMT watches. Today we discuss the creation of the first GMT watch as it birthed the iconic 'Pepsi' colored bezel.
The History of The Longines Watch Company
The Longines brand is at the cutting edge of innovation and seeks to ensure that all their watches offer a unique combination of tradition, elegance, and performance. Today, we'll be exploring the history of this Swiss luxury watchmaker tracing its roots all the way back to 1832.
Overlooked British History
Got most of it wrong on British watchmaking history. Yes Brits were preeminent from 1650 but still competitive until after World War I.
No ! Harrison did not figure out how to find Longitude, He did figure out how to make a time keeper to make well known methods work.
No !Ford did not teach industry about assembly line and mass production. Ford was a watchmaker himself and learned from US mass producers who became pre eminent and showed technology at US 1876 Centennial. Swiss learned from this; Brits ignored it.
British watchmaking history is very much appreciated by teh Antiquarian Horological Society which published monthly and holds lectures tours and meetings.
Very interesting coverage on current watch scene but not reliable on real history
I have always had a passion for watches and I love collecting them. This podcast really highlights the importance of the history of watches. I have found this podcast to be very interesting and informative!