Citizen EcoDrive Proximity Watch

Well, I’ve coverd the EcoDrive watches in the past.  The fact that you don’t have to worry about changing batteries, no charging every night, no winding…  They are great watches.  Designed perfectly, and relatively durable by any standard.  I’ve never, however, covered the Proximity version of Citizens lineup.    What is the Proximity watch? If…

Rolex President Series Watches!

Did you ever want to learn about the Presidential line of Rolex watches?  Here is a brief history of the line, models and their features. Rolex President Model  The Beginning The Rolex “Presidential” made its appearance in 1957.  The Day-Date was designed and produced with precious metals, most commonly in 18k yellow gold. The Day-Date…

Quartz or Automatic, Mechanical Watch?

You’re online, browsing around on the internet, looking at all these wonderful watches that are for sale.  Maybe, you are awake at 2:00 am, and you’re watching QVC, and they are selling watches that can be at your doorstep in the morning.  Some are mechanical, others are mechanical automatics, and others are quartz.  Oh no,…

Omega Seamaster, its Quality and its History

A lot of men love the Omega Seamaster Watch.  It comes in several forms and functions, and you have options of choosing either of the mechanical version or the quartz version.  The Seamaster is a well built and stylish watch, and easily can be worn for both casual and formal occasions, thus adding to its…

Why are Rolex Watches so Expensive?

If you are one of the few who are looking for a brand new or used Rolex watch, you may find that your search for a new or used Rolex results in an exorbitant cost. The cost of a Rolex watch is based on many factors. One of these factors is the quality of material…

My Eco Drive watch or Solar watch doesn’t work any more?

If you own a solar powered watch, such as a Citizen EcoDrive or other brand, like Seiko or Casio, and it stops working, don’t panic.  Sometimes, the solution is much more simple then you may think. I personally own about fifteen EcoDrive watches.  I think they are some of the best watches I’ve ever owned. …

Are Pocket Watches Collectible?

Pocket watches are collectible. They hold value, and often appreciate over time, not depreciate. Learn how to start and build a perfect collection of pocket watches over time.

When is a Broken Watch not worth Fixing?

It is a beautiful, hot summer’s day.  You come home from work, and you’re a bit tired from the stress of your workday, and decide it is time to go for a quick swim. Throw the bathing suit on, run out back and hop into the pool!  Wow.  That fees great.  What time is it?…

Casio Watches: Still the best selling!

I find it interesting, being both a jeweler and a watchmaker that of all the watches I see, sell and service, that Casio is still the most sold watch in America. Casio makes a very large selection of watches, both for men and women.  In varieties from plain digital to complicated divers watches, and almost…

How to find a Good Watchmaker or Watch Service Shop

When your watch breaks, sometimes you anticipate the worst.  Sometimes the best.  Other times, you just don’t know what is wrong. What are common problems with watches? Whether you have a mechanical or a quartz watch, many things can happen to them that causes them to either run poorly or stop altogether.  Many issues are…