The Apple Watch To buy or not to Buy

Is Apple watch for you?

The Apple Watch To buy or not to Buy As apple watch owner, I feel I would like to write about apple watch today just like the other millions out there who already did, I do not know what different I will make but let me say what I feel about it. While everyone agrees that Apple watch is the […]

Breguet watches

Breguet watches

Breguet watches Breguet watches part of The Swatch Group, it is a Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches, founded by Abraham-Louis Breguet in Paris in 1775. 1747 Abraham-Louis Breguet born in Neuchâtel at Switzerland. 1775 Abraham-Louis Breguet Abraham-Louis Breguet opened his first workshop on the Quai de l’Horloge on the Île de la Cité in Paris, France. 1780 This is the […]

The Greatest Watch Heist – The return of The Brequet Queen

The Greatest Watch Heist

The Greatest Watch Heist – The return of The Brequet Queen The story start in August 2006 when a woman living in the US called one of the lawyer Hila Gabai in Tel Aviv asking her to call antiques shop run by Zion Yakubov asking him to evaluate some items for her. She explained that she inherited a few boxes […]

Bovet Watch

The History of Bovet Watch Founded by Edouard Bovet (1797–1849) who learn the watch making in his early life by his father who was a watchmaker himself. He later in 1814 sent to UK to learn in the school of watch making then to China in 1818 where he made several sale and like the Market there. In 1922 he […]

Hublot Classic Fusion Haute Joaillerie – BIG BANG

The Most Expensive Watches

World The Most Expensive Watches BREGUET GRANDE COMPLICATION MARIE-ANTOINETTE Price for $30 million – The most expensive for watch The work on this watch start in 1782 by Abraham-Louis Breguet and was finished in 1827 by his son, 4 years after his death. The watch completed 34 year later so Marie Antoinette could see it Currently the watch secured at the […]

John Arnold watches

John Arnold watches history

John Arnold is an English watchmakers who born in 1736 and died in 1799.  His reputation established as a fine watchmaker when he set up a chronometer factory at Chigwell In 1756 and this give him the credit to be the first watch maker to design a watch that was both practical and accurate. Here is about him from Arnold […]

adriatica watches

adriatica watches history

here is the time line from adriatica website: http://www.adriaticawatches.ch/index.php/en/history/index Adriatica factory is located in Camorino/Ticino, the Italian part of Switzerland. One of our key objectives is to create new designs and models that perfectly suit the changing styles of our generation while, at the same time, keeping prices competitive. We offer watch ranges from dress to chronograph models. The company […]

Adidas watch

adidas watches history

adidas is a multinational manufacture corporation based at Bavaria Germany. They are famous with their sports product such shoes, clothing and accessories which include the watches. adidas was founded on 18 August 1949 by Adolf Dassler (Adi Dassler) where is adidas get their name from. In 1936 Dassler name become known to the world when he chooses U.S. sprinter Jesse […]

Adanac Military Diver/Navigator's Watch

Adanac Military Watch

Adanac Military Diver/Navigator’s Watch Adanac (Canada spilled backward) another one of the military watches which become popular very fast for their simple yet functional design and their sturdy construction.  The styling of the watch is very similar, if not identical, to United State Air Force issue Marathon Military Pilot’s Watch. The United State air force and the Canadian Armed Forces […]

Binda Watch

Binda Watch

Binda Watch Innocente Binda’s intuition had already alerted him to the potential of a creative approach to publicity, way back in the Thirties. He had several watches with Incaflex movement thrown from the top of the Eiffel Tower, in order to demonstrate the reliability and resistance of the Wyler Vetta products. The movement worked perfectly after being dropped three hundred […]

Giorgio Armani watch

Giorgio Armani watch

The Armani Group is one of the leading fashion and luxury groups in the world today with around 5000 employees and 13 factories. It designs, manufactures, distributes and retails fashion and lifestyle products including apparel, accessories, eyewear, watches, jewelry, home interiors, fragrances and cosmetics under a range of brand names: Giorgio Armani, Armani Collezioni, Mani, Emporio Armani, AJ | Armani […]

Gallet watch

Gallet watch

Gallet watch History Time Line 1466 Humbertus Gallet, living and working in Geneva, becomes a citizen of the republic on the 18th of April. Historical references point to his profession as a horloger or clock maker. 1685 Due to the abolishment by French King Louis XIV of the tolerance agreement of Nantes, additional members of the Bourg-en-Bresse Gallet family, whose […]

Fortis Watch

Fortis Watch

1912 The Swiss village of Grenchen was and still is the residence of FORTIS when the company was founded by Walter Vogt in 1912. Mr. Vogt was a great pacesetter and pioneer: his original beliefs still forms the basis of today’s company’s policy. “..the manufacture of high-quality quality Swiss watches, in innovative designs at inexpensive prices..” 1924 The most significant […]

Festina Watch

Festina, a Swiss watch manufacturer, was established in the year 1902. It is the certified timekeeper of the Tour de France. Being over 100 years old, it comes among the leading names in Europe and also a a best seller in its home country of Spain. At the moment, the Festina brand carries on its heritage of fashionable European watches […]

Borel Watch

Ernest Borel is a Swiss watch manufacturer which produces traditionally styled Automatic and Quartz wrist watches for men and women.The company was established by watch maker Jules Borel in 1856 in Neuchatel, Switzerland.In 1859 along with his brother in law Pual Courvoisier, Borel established Borel-Courvoisier watch company.They won several awards in the late 19th century including first place in the […]

Blancpain Watch

Blancpain Watch

  Since 1735, Blancpain has been contributing to the development of mechanical watchmaking, while conserving the traditional skills of its founder. Blancpain: the early days At the beginning of the 18th century, Jehan-Jacques Blancpain perceived the potential in a completely new business activity: watchmaking. In 1735, he founded the Blancpain brand, setting up his first workshop on the upper floor […]

Benrus Watch Company

Benrus Watch Company

  The company founded in New York City in 1921 by three brothers – Oscar, Benjamin, and.  The  brothers were Romanian immigrants.  The name “BENRUS” was a combination of Benjamin Lazrus first and last names.  Hence “BEN”jamin laz”RUS” The original company headquarters were located in the Hippodrome building on 44th street in Manhattan.  While some watch assembly took place there, […]

Bell & Ross watch

Bell & Ross watch

In 1992 a team of designers specialized  in aircraft and space controls joined to create watches for professional use,. Nowadays astronauts, pilots, divers or bomb disposal experts use Bell & Ross watches as tools on their missions. This trade bears exceptional temperatures, dangerous pressures. These extreme situations are studied by Bell & Ross along with those who experience them: pilots, […]

Bedat & Co watches

Bedat & Co watches

  In 1931 in Lugnez, near Porrentruy, Simone Bédat began at the Lang SA watch-case manufacturer at the age of fifteen and a half. In 1934 she became head clerk of the sales department. After around 10 years she  joining the Camy watch company in Geneva, where she worked in close cooperation with a certain Raymond Weil who was to […]

Baume et Mercier watch

Baume et Mercier watch

In 1830 the Baume family opened one of the first comptoirs horlogers (watch shops) in the Swiss Jura region in the village of Les Bois. “Frères Baume” soon became a major watch company, thanks to the commercial flair and rigorous industrial methods of the two brothers, Louis-Victor and Joseph-Célestin Baume, who strictly followed their motto: “Accept only perfection. Only manufacture […]

Ball The Railroad watch

Ball The Railroad watch

Webb C. Ball was born in Fredericktown, Ohio on October 6, 1847, later on start as jewelry retailer and became a jeweler & watchmaker. When Standard Time was first adopted in 1883, he was the first jeweler to use time signals, bringing accurate time to Cleveland, Ohio. In 1891, After the infamous the mail train collision between Lake Shore and […]

Aviator Watch

Aviator Watch

Russia is the world’s largest manufacturer of Aviation wristwatches, with a history going back to 1927 when the Russian government decided to build quality timepieces for its military.  In the decades that followed, the Russian watch industry produced timepieces specifically built to exacting military standards that were not originally available to the public.  The direct descendants of these watches are […]

Audemars Piguet watch

Audemars Piguet watch

Audemars Piguet long history dates back to 1875 when a then 23 year old Jules Audemars joined forces with a 21 year old Edward Piguet, also a trained watchmaker, both of them having learned their trade after finishing public school in their hometown of Le Brassus. At the time, Jules was fabricating complicated “ebouches” (blank watch movements, to be finished […]

ASUAG - The Swatch Group

ASUAG – The Swatch Group

ASUAG – The Swatch Group The Swatch Group known as Société Suisse de Microelectronique & d’Horlogerie or SMH until 1998–is the world’s leading supplier of watch movements and finished watches, accounting for as much as 25 percent of total world production, while capturing more than ten percent of all watch sales. ASUAG – The Swatch Group is more than its […]

Ansonia Clock Company

Ansonia Clock Company

    Ansonia, Connecticut 1844 – The Ansonia Brass Company is formed by Anson Green Phelps who became one of the great mercantile capitalists of his time. Connecticut’s Naugatuck River Valley is rich in clock history, containing such places (with the older name in brackets) as: Winsted (Winchester), Torrington (Wolcottville), Thomaston (Plymouth Hollow), Waterbury (Mattituck), Naugatuck (Salem Bridge), and Ansonia […]

American Waltham Watch Company

Waltham was the first American Watch Co. They are the pioneered almost in all of the early developments in watches and watch making in the United States. Elgin was an early spin off from Waltham and eventually overtook Waltham in total production. For essentially all the period of 19th Century American Watchmaking, Waltham and Elgin had cooperative agreements intended to […]

Alpina watch

Alpina Genève is a Swiss manufacturer of accessible luxury watches and is an independent company based in Geneva, Switzerland. Founded in 1883, we continue to develop highly distinctive and attractive collections with a real sporting pedigree. WHY ALPINA The company is involved in all the stages of the production, from initial design through to final assembly. Each watch is assembled […]

Accurist watch

Accurist watch

In 1946, working from premises in St John Street in London’s Clerkenwell district, Asher and Rebecca Loftus established Accurist with the intention of creating a brand name of lasting value. Like much of the competition at that time, Accurist watches were made entirely from Swiss components; a positive sales point that guaranteed quality, and which coupled with competitive pricing helped […]

The Victorinox Swiss Army

The Victorinox Swiss Army

1884 Karl Elsender and his mother Victoria open the cutlery shop in Ibach-Schwyz, a small town in Switzerland 1891 the company creates it’s first knife for the Swiss Military 1897 to design and sell knives, the original founder Karl Elsener was interested in making the best products possible while providing jobs for as many workers as possible. When he quickly […]

Zenith watch

Zenith watch

Zenith traces its history to 1843, making it one of the oldest Swiss watch manufacturers. Zenith is best known for the high beat El Primero movement – revolutionary when first created, and still powering some of the finest watches ever produced. Please join us as we discuss Zenith. 1865 Georges-Emile Favre-Bulle founds “Georges Favre-Jacot & Cie.” From the beginning, he […]

Timex watch

Timex watch

Timex Group is the best-known American Watch company. Timex’s U.S. headquarters are located in Middlebury, Connecticut, and it has substantial operations in China, the Philippines and India and full scale sales companies in Canada, the UK, France and Mexico. Timex Corporation has manufactured the largest-selling watch brand in the United States since the 1960s. Renowned for its sturdy but inexpensive […]

TAG Heur watch

In 1860, Edouard Heuer began the TAG Heur watch company presently known as TAG Heuer when he opened a watchmaking workshop in St-Imier, a village in the Swiss Jura region. Heuer watches soon became recognized for a high level of accuracy and workmanship. Perfect for the timing of sporting events Heuer soon found its niche. Over the years, Heuer gained fame […]

Seiko Watch

Seiko Watch company started in 1881, when Kintaro Hattori opened a watch and jewelry shop in the Ginza area of Tokyo, Japam. Eleven years later hebegan to produce clocks under the name Seikosha. According to Seiko’s official company history, titled “A Journey In Time: The Remarkable Story of Seiko” (2003), Seiko is a Japanese word meaning “exquisite”, “minute”, or “success”. […]

Rolex watch

Rolex Watch

1905 – Rolex watch was founded in London, by the 24-year-old Wilsdorf, a German who initially named the company Wilsdorf & Davis as Wilsdorf founded company together with his brother in law. At the time, mostly pocket watches were produced by Swiss watch manufacturers as manufactures still had difficulty to produce accurate and reliable movements in such small size that […]

Rado Watch

Rado Watch

Rado begins in 1917 in the small Swiss town of Lengnau, when the three brothers Fritz, Ernst, and Werner Schlup open the Schlup & Co. clockwork factory. Exactly 40 years later, it becomes Rado Uhren AG: in 1957, the first watch collection is presented under this name – the beginning of an unusual success story. Masterful technological and aesthetic performance […]

Orient watch

Orient watch

Orient Watch was formally established in July 13th, 1950 in Tokyo. However, the history of Orient Watch really dates back to 1901, when Shogoro Yoshida, the founder of Orient, opened a wholesale watch store in Ueno, Japan. Orient was once part of the “Big Three” watch companies in Japan along with Citizen and Seiko but in the 70s, when mechanical watch […]

Movado watch

Movado Watch

Movado, means “always in motion” in Esperanto, began its life in 1881 in a small workshop in La Chaux-de-faunds, Switzerland. Founded by talented watchmaker Achille Ditisheim and his team of six employees, all watches were manufactured and assembled by hand. 1899 their hard work and determination had paid off. They were awarded six first-class Official Rating Certificates in their class, and […]

Invicta watch

Invicta Watch

Invicta meaning “invincible” in Latin, 1837 Founder Raphael Picard wanted to bring people high quality Swiss watches at affordable prices. The company began its history in La Chaux-de- fonds, Switzerland – a land well-known for its watch making endeavors. During this time the packaging brand name by Les Fils De R. Picard, Invicta watches apparently achieved instant sales success 1911 […]

Citizen Watch

Citizen Watch

Citizen Watch was originally founded as Shokosha Watch Research Institute in 1918 and is currently known as the manufacturer of CINCOM precision lathe machine tools as well as CITIZEN watches. The trade name originated from a pocket watch CITIZEN sold in 1924. It is one of the world’s largest producers of watches Today Citizen Watches continue to develop some of the […]

Casio Watch

Casio Watch

Casio is a Japanese founded electronic company best known for its cameras, watches, calculators, musical instruments and PDA systems 1946 Kashio Seisakujo founded in Mitaka, Tokyo 1954 First prototype of all-electric compact calculator (relay model) completed 1957 Marketing for the world’s first compact all-electric calculator, the “Casio 14-A” begins, and Casio Computer Co., Ltd. is established 1960 Tokyo factory completed […]

Cartier Watches

Cartier Watches

One of the oldest jewelers in the world, Cartier has to its credit, some of the most exquisite jewelry and accessories. Each and every celebrity boasts of a couple of Cartiers to boost his/her ego. Cartier has brought to the market some of the most marvelous and awe-inspiring wristwatches. The saga of Cartier began in 1847, when Louis-François Cartier took over […]

Bulova watch

Bulova watch 1875 Joseph Bulova, the company’s founder, emigrated from Bohemia, in what is now the Czech Republic, at the age of nineteen, arriving in Manhattan in 1870 to a world bulova2brimming with opportunity. Opening his own jewelry store on Maiden Lane in Lower Manhattan, then the nucleus of New York City’s jewelry industry, he called it J. Bulova, and […]

The American Watch History

The American Watch History It starting around 1850, the Americans pioneered the use of automated machines to mass produced high quality watches with interchangeable parts. This became known as the “American System of Manufacturing.” By the 1860s-1870s the American watch companies had proved that this system could make watches that were every bit as good as all but the best […]