When discussing wrist watches and their complications there are frequently plenty of discussion about chronographs, GMTs, perpetual calendars and the like. One compilation that is not as frequently discussed is the option of an alarm in your watch.
The allure of mechanical chronographs is easy to pin down. Tiny little mechanisms, powered by springs, engage and disengage at the press of a button to time events, measure speed, distance or even heart rate. On the surface, the action of a chronograph is simple and often useful.
As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. - Herman Melville, Moby Dick
Man will always be driven by a desire to extend beyond. The point where this ends and beyond begins is relative to the path of a person. The lesson, I think, is in our never losing our will to explore, to discover, to conquer the understanding of a thing.
Just short of hopping on the next flight over to the back alps of Switzerland and befriending an old time watch maker in an effort to create the timepiece of your dreams, watch customization options are readily available online. Today, we’re taking a look at four different companies and the degrees to which they offer customers their own watch design capabilities.