Category: Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia

The 3 Most Important Rolex Watches Ever Made (Updated)

Categories: Rolex, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia

Everyone with even a passing interest in watches knows that Rolex has a storied history of innovation and firsts. But what are the three most important watches the company has ever made?  In order of release, we chose the following … Read More

Rewind 2014: Our 6th Annual Look at the Best of Swiss Watch Wire

Categories: Apple, Baselworld, Omega, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Rolex, Swatch, Swiss Watch News, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Swiss Watch Wire, Watch Design, Watch Tech, Watch Trends

Thank you for being part of the Swiss Watch Wire community and helping to make it a great year with record unique visitors and page views to the site. As the New Year rings in, let’s take a quick look at … Read More

What Is the Guilloché of a Watch?

Categories: Audermars Piguet, Glossary & Terms, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia

Guilloché (phonetically pronounced gee-oh-SHAY) is a form of decoration for watch dials, which give the dial depth and visual complexity as you can see from the Audemars Piguet example above. Guilloché is most often applied to silver and black dials via … Read More

New App for Swiss Watch Enthusiasts

Categories: Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Watch Tech

Digg co-founder and Google Ventures partner Kevin Rose has launched Watchville, a free iOS app that aggregates news from top watch blogs aimed at wristwatch enthusiasts. Users can pick the news sources they want from a list that includes leading … Read More

Is Your Swiss Watch Shock Resistant?

Categories: Other, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Watch Repair, Watch Tech

Many Swiss watches have a stamp on the back of the case to indicate how well the watch copes with mechanical shocks. But what does this really mean? As defined by the U.S. government, a watch is considered shock resistant … Read More

5 Easy Steps to Making Your Swiss Watch Look New Again

Categories: Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Watch Repair

Next time your ready to rejuvenate your Swiss watch, try this cheap but high impact trick. First, get an old soft-bristle toothbrush or purchase a new one with soft bristles, if you don’t have an old one lying around. Second, … Read More

How to Store a Swiss Dive Watch Properly

Categories: IWC, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia

If you plan on storing your Swiss dive watch for an extended period, like the IWC Aquatimer above, make sure to tighten the crown first. This will keep out any moisture or dust that might be in the air, and … Read More

The Watch ‘Cover’ and Synthetic Sapphire

Categories: Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia

The transparent cover over the watch face is often called the crystal. That’s because it is usually made of acrylic crystal, mineral crystal, or synthetic sapphire. In some cases, a watch cover may be made from a combination of these … Read More

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Silicon Is the New ‘Secret Sauce’ that Makes Swiss Watches Tick

Categories: Omega, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Watch Tech, Watch Trends

Silicon isn’t just for so-called smart watches; it’s now the dominant material at the heart of many traditional mechanical Swiss watches. Increasingly, watchmakers are turning to its unique properties to construct key elements, such as the balance-wheel, hairspring, and escapement-wheel, … Read More

Where to Buy a Genuine Rolex Watch in 2014 (Updated)

Categories: Rolex, Swiss Watch Deals & Steals, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia

We get a lot of questions about where to go to find an authentic Rolex at a reasonable price. We can recommend a couple of reputable places online but your best bet might be to plan your next vacation in … Read More