Apollo 17 Astronaut Watch Sells For $245K

Christie's sells flown-to-the-moon Omega Speedmaster watch for $245K

An Apollo 17 astronaut watch that was flown to the moon, of the same make and model as the watches NASA issued to all of its Apollo astronauts to wear while in space, was sold by Christie's on Tuesday (Dec. 15) for nearly a quarter of a million dollars to the watchmaker's own … [Read more...]

Supercomplication sells for $24M

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The Patek Philippe Supercomplication pocket watch sold today for 23.2 million Swiss francs ($24 million) at Sotheby’s in Geneva. Setting the new record price for any timepiece sold at auction.It has held the record since 1999 when it last sold at Sotheby’s for $11 million. $24 million dollars is the most anyone has … [Read more...]

Allergic Reaction Caused by Jewelry

Allergic Reactions to Jewellery

My wife, like many people, develops contact dermatitis when her skin comes in contact with some types of jewelry. The dermatitis is the result of an allergic reaction to the nickel found in many types of jewelry. Nickel allergies are very common. One out of every seven people is likely to suffer from a nickel allergy. … [Read more...]

How to Clean Your Watch

How to Clean a Watch

Watches are often used daily and quickly lose their shine to dirt and oils from skin, lotions, and other products. Knowing how to clean your watch will keep the dirt to a minimum and prevent any unwanted odors. Even if your watch is water resistant, you will want to remove the band to ensure no damage … [Read more...]

A Look at the EMC by Urwerk

The EMC by Urwerk

The EMC by Urwerk is the world’s first precision mechanical watch in which the timing can be both monitored and adjusted by the user to suit their lifestyle. Changes in position and temperature, as well as shocks, can all adversely affect the isochronism (timing regularity) of a wristwatch. … [Read more...]