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Ashton Tracy

Ashton Tracy started his career at 18 as an ambitious young watchmaking student. Having worked independently and for some of the biggest Swiss brands, he provides a unique writing perspective being able to draw on his technical background in the watch industry.

Watchmaker’s Bench: What Makes It Tick? (Part 2) – The Escapement

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In Part 1 of our “What Makes It Tick” series, we touched on the mainspring, …

Watchmaker’s Bench: What Makes It Tick? (Part 1) – The Wheel Train

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Throughout the centuries, watchmakers have strived to increase the accuracy of mechanical watches. Even as things were looking oh-so-dire during the 1970s, the industry managed …
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Watchmaker’s Bench: Are All Chronographs Created Equal? Integrated Versus Modular Chronographs

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Watches can be, well, complicated, and not all of the information out there is always accurate or reliable. So we’ve brought onboard Ashton Tracy, a …