Automatic watches

Brands that appreciate in value

  • Rolex
  • Patek Philippe
  • Vacheron Constantin

Watches that lose their RRP quickly

  • Vacheron Constantin
  • H Moser
  • Tag Heuer

The holy trinity

  • Audemars Piguet
  • Patek Philippe
  • Vacheron Constantin

Escapements

Spares and tools

Timing

Beats per second Vibrations per hour
3 10800
4 14400
5 18000
5.5 19800
6 21600
7 25200
8 28800

Trench watches

The Trench watch (wristlet) was a type of watch that came into use by the military during World War I, as pocket watches were not practical in combat. It was a transitional design between pocket watches and wristwatches, incorporating features of both.

The very first watch that somebody adapted to wear on a wrist is unknown. The first series of purpose-made men’s wristwatches was produced by Girard-Perregaux in 1880 for the German Navy During World War I numerous companies, including Omega, Longines, and others produced wristwatches for the military. These watches were of virtually identical style with an enamel dial, wide white numerals, and a luminescent radium hour hand. Often they did not bear the name of the manufacturer, though the movement, originally designed in the 1890s for ladies’ pendant watches, was marked "Swiss".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trench_watch

Under a grand

  • Swatch sistem 51
  • Hamilton Khaki
  • Tissot Gentlemen
  • Christopher Ward c65 trident vintage
  • Tudor black bay 58 (keeps value)
  • Breitling superocean
  • Nomos Orion
  • Baume and Mercier Clifton baumatic
  • Grand Seiko spring drive

Cheap but good

  • Seiko SKX
  • Vostok Amphibia
  • Bulova
  • Orient Bambino
  • lunar pilot

Skeleton watches

  • Sturling Anatol
  • Bulova

Misc

  • Tissot PRX
  • Seiko cocktail time
  • Zelos nova
  • Grand Seiko snowflake
  • Sugess tourbillon
  • Vincero watches

Build your own

How to spot a fake

Tips

  • Don't fiddle with the date wheel between 9pm and 4am. If it has a phantom date then good luck.

Stores

Tools

Bergeon

  • 30080-B - Orange - 0.50mm
  • 30080-C - White - 0.60mm
  • 30080-D - Yellow - 0.80mm
  • 30080-E - Black - 1.00mm
  • 30080-F - Red - 1.20mm
  • 30080-G - Grey - 1.40mm
  • 30080-H - Violet - 1.60mm
  • 30080-J - Green - 2.00mm
  • 30080-K - Blue - 2.50mm
  • 30080-L - Brown - 3.00mm

Timekeeping challenges

References

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