Traditional Escapement vs Co-Axial Escapement

If you are a watch lover, I’m sure you have heard about the Co-Axial escapement which was developed by the English watchmaker George Daniels. Omega launched their first Co-Axial mechanical movement in 1999. Today it is used in a large percentage of their watches. Omega…

My Problem with Watch Retailers

When I walk into a high-end watch retailer or boutique that sell brands like Rolex, Omega, Tudor, Vacheron Constantin etc, I expect to talk to people who know something about watches. Unfortunately, 90% of the time this is not the case. In my city (Cape…

I Found an Awesome Vintage Watch Site

I’m constantly looking for watch related blogs and shops on the internet. Every now and then I find something brilliant, and today was one of those days! I discovered a great vintage watch site, Timelime.watch after browsing around on the Watchuseek forums. http://www.timeline.watch The site literally has a timeline…

Hodinkee – Twelve Mistakes New Watch Guys Make

Today on Hodinkee, there’s an awesome post by Ben Clymer. I just have to share it! He talks about the 12 biggest mistakes that new watch guys make. If you’re just starting to get into the hobby, then this is definitely worth a read! https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/twelve-mistakes-new-watch-guys-make-how-to-avoid-them If…

The story of my 80+ year old Sampmar

In January 2016, I was browsing BidorBuy, the South African equivalent of Ebay. I go onto BidorBuy at least once a week to look around for vintage watches, clocks, or anything interesting. I scrolled through pages and pages of broken old useless crap, when something caught my…