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A Thoroughly British Obsession: Interview with Watch(Smiths) James Merrens

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It’s 1953. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, is about to be crowned (she’s already …
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Interview: Rick Hale – American Clockmaker

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Inside a woodworking studio in Michigan, 27-year-old Rick Hale is working on another handmade clock. He carefully shaves away layers of wood. He takes his …
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Interview: Mechanical Magic with Antiquarian Horologist Brittany Cox

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When an item comes into Brittany Cox’s Seattle-based shop, you can be sure that it is old and it is beautiful. Cox is an antiquarian …
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“Engineered sculpture”: Geoffrey Roth Brings New Materials to Watchmaking in the American Southwest

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At some point, whether through creative design or unique production methods, a watch becomes more than just something that sits on your wrist and tells …
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Watches in Space: We Asked Three Astronauts What Watches They’ll Bring with Them to the ISS

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When an American, an Italian and a Russian are launched to the International Space Station this spring, they’ll be carrying with them some of our …
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Interview: Paulo Fanton’s A-13A Pilot Watch

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Almost everyone loves a pilot watch. There’s a purity of function to them–clean lines, simplicity, ease of use and, let’s face it, a bit of …
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A.M. Cook Wristwatch: Building American Watchmaking from the Ground Up

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The face of American watchmaking is not a large company. It is small groups of men and women building watches in machine shops, garages and …
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A Restoration Story: Breathing New Life Into a $45 Timex “Roulette”

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Timex, oftentimes one of the most overlooked brands in watchmaking, has a long and storied history, forever intertwined with the East Coast’s Industrial Revolution that …
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Amidst Industry Slump, Swatch Group/ETA Looks To Reopen Supply of Movements

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There’s no denying that the Swiss watch industry is experiencing a downturn right now. Exports …