w&w’s Guide to Watches 40mm and Under (Part 1)

I can’t tell you how many “Mad Men Style” watch shoots I was involved with back then — whether it was talking about how the show revived the traditional dress watch, how certain brands were seeking to capitalize on it , or doing a little bit of watch spotting on the show’s characters. In season five, the folks at Mad Men reached out to our friend Derek Dier — a vintage watch purveyor up north — for some help in sourcing a few period pieces for Don Draper, Roger Sterling, Pete Campbell, and Don’s new wife, Megan. We were there to document it, and described those four watches in detail — a Tudor Tuxedo, a Cross Hair Omega Seamaster, a Hamilton Sputnik, and a white gold Jules Jurgensen — and now they are all up for sale, at Christie’s next month. Don Draper’s Omega Seamaster Reference The former is a Omega Seamaster reference What makes this one cool from the watch nerd in me is the cross-hair, black dial.


Have you ever wondered when your watch rolled off the assembly line at the factory? In other words, when was it manufactured? Questions relating to the production date of Seikos frequently pop up in various watch forums from time to time. And if you have that knowledge, you have an edge over the seller that could be very useful.

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I had a couple of old Oris movements lying around from which to salvage a pallet pin as you do! Undeterred, they continued to refine their best pin lever movements, eventually rivaling the precision watches of the day, and even obtained a number of C. With the movement up and running, I relumed the hands, replaced the crystal and the watch looked like new again, both inside and out. September 29, in Ladies Tags: Oris Comments Off on Oris Cal. Click pictures to enlarge Working on this one was a real treat, no calendars or automatic winding complications to deal with.

Luckily, I managed to source a replacement and it was straightforward from there. I thought about replacing the crown with something a bit more modern but decided to leave it as original as possible. August 7, in Other Tags: Click pictures to enlarge The movement is a 15 jewel manual winding caliber with subseconds. The difference between subseconds and centre sweep second movements is the position of the fourth wheel in the going train. In centre sweep movements, the fourth wheel has it extended pivot running through a hollow centre wheel and cannon pinion, while in subsecond movements the centre wheel and cannon pinion are solid and the fourth wheel is positioned directly between the third and escape wheels.

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What shall follow is how to find out the birth details of the Seiko you just bought. It applies to the vintage Seiko-s as much as the most recent of releases; from the venerable Seiko 5 to the elegant and sombre Grand Seiko. And to everything that are in between. So I thought of answering them once and for all.

This also reveals the history or significance of that particular Seiko watch.

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Clock-watch[ edit ] The earliest dated watch known once belonged to Philip Melanchthon and is now in the Walters Art Museum , Baltimore The first timepieces to be worn, made in the 16th century beginning in the German cities of Nuremberg and Augsburg , were transitional in size between clocks and watches. Nuremberg clockmaker Peter Henlein or Henle or Hele is often credited as the inventor of the watch. He shapes many-wheeled clocks out of small bits of iron, which run and chime the hours without weights for forty hours, whether carried at the breast or in a handbag However, other German clockmakers were creating miniature timepieces during this period, and there is no evidence Henlein was the first.

They were heavy drum-shaped cylindrical brass boxes several inches in diameter, engraved and ornamented. They had only an hour hand. The face was not covered with glass, but usually had a hinged brass cover, often decoratively pierced with grillwork so the time could be read without opening.

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Early years[ edit ] The first digital watch , which debuted in , was the Pulsar manufactured by Hamilton Watch Company. In , a Pulsar watch NL C01 was released which could store 24 digits, making it most likely the first watch with user-programmable memory, or “memorybank” watch. The Data watch came with an external keyboard for data-entry. Data was synced from the keyboard to the watch via electro-magnetic coupling wireless docking. The name comes from its ability to store characters.

The D was the first Seiko model with on-board data entry via a miniature keyboard and featured a dot matrix display.

You can leave that field blank and still find the date for your watch however if you complete the field we will provide a listing of watches from our Seiko catalogs that match the movement and case code.

This however costs money and I therefore decided to investigate a more up to date model. It was an attractive black faced model with luminous figures and hands,which show up well in the dark,the webbing strap gave it the military look and reminded me of the Omegas etc with which we, as aircrew ,were issued when we spent endless hours patrolling the Atlantic searching for the Soviet submarines.

When the watch duly arrived I was delighted with the appearance and decided that this professional looking model would be my number one watch and the one which it would replace would be relegated to my allotment watch. Since setting it for the first time over a week ago I have checked its accuracy and it has not gained nor lost a second.

I have yet to find any fault with the watch and cannot praise too highly the service that I received from the Watch Shop. The watch about which I have been so fulsome in my praise can be found on the watch Shop website by typing in Seiko Solar in the search box and looking for the khaki wrist band. The photo is good but the actual watch is much more impressive and extremely comfortable to wear after years wearing a metal bracelet.

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Words By Ilya Ryvin Share this story: A few years ago, we put together a list of some our favorite watches coming in at 40mm and under. At the time, the industry was trending toward larger watches, but we found that our audience often shared our preference for smaller timepieces, and that was ultimately the impetus for the original guide. We maintained that preference over the years, and it seems pretty apparent that the industry by and large is following suit today.

Given that progression and what we know now, we thought it was time to give that list another go.

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This gallery was curated by Brad Bennett. Ah, the drive-in theater. At their peak in popularity during the s, there were more than 4, drive-in theaters across the country, some of which could hold as many as 3, cars. Due to the rise of multiplexes, home theaters, and soaring real estate costs, that number dwindled rapidly in the subsequent decades.

Going to a drive-in movie is one of the 18 things every man should do this summer. The nights in many parts of the country are still pretty chilly, and such an outfit is very versatile for adapting to different temps. Even when each individual does have to buy a ticket, you get to see a double or triple feature for the price of a single flick at a normal theater! It gives you ample pockets to hold your date essentials , and something to offer your lady in case she gets chilly.

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I refer you to an excellent discussion of this watch at this link by Ryan. The pictures are gone, but there is an excellent explanation of the SUS a watch line by Seiko. I learned a lot from his excellent post. In summary, the line was conceived to introduce to a new generation of Japanese youth, what was for them a novel concept: Two Seiko engineers were put in charge of the project.

The resulting line includes some fine watches.

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Seiko Kinetics were sold as not having a battery in them but this is totally wrong. The original Kinetics had a Capacitor that held an amount of electricity for the watch to work for a while off the wrist 72 hours but it soon became apparent that these capacitors would fail in time. Lack of use, too much use and extreme temperatures seemed to cause them to fail much to the disgust of many customers. The later kinetics use a rechargeable lithium ion battery Lithium—titanate battery to be precise which is a lot less delicate and user friendly but still these fail.

They fail when the watch is not used and allowed to stop and when the watch gets to hot. Despite the new capacitors are actually rechargeable batteries Seiko suppliers insist on calling them capacitors. Seiko kinetics must be used all the time and not allowed to run down too much.

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