Unless you are an avid watch collector you may not have noticed that most watches that display Roman Numerals use the symbol ‘IIII’ instead of ‘IV’ on the watch face. But why?
A lot of the watches we feature on WRUK are for preorder on Kickstarter. But what is Kickstarter and is it safe to buy from there?
Over the last few months, we have been serialising some of the articles from our sister site Seagull1963.co.uk. This month we cover aviator watches:
Wearable technology has really taken off in the last few years. When you’re on the move or at the gym, a Smartwatch provides many of the functions of your Smartphone right on your wrist.
In the 1960s, Chinese chronographs were almost exclusively imported, so China launched an initiative to produce timepieces itself – the Sea Gull company.
When it comes to choosing a brand-new watch, people tend to generally go for aesthetics rather than practicality, focusing on the face of the watch, […]
People collect watches for their craftsmanship as well as their looks, and the craftsmanship required to make a watch by hand is in short supply today. Although most watches are made on a production line modern mechanical watches are no less valuable than vintage ones. Find out more about the different watch movements in our guide.
By order of the Chinese government, a national initiative was started in early 1955 to establish a watchmaking industry in the north of the country. The Wuxing would prove to be the humble beginning of what today is probably the largest mechanical watch enterprise in the world.
If you’re in any way interested in clocks, watches and the study of horology, you may have come across a few funny sounding watchmaking words and terms along the way.
Over the coming months we will be serialising some of the articles from our sister site Seagull1963.co.uk. This month we cover the history of watch-making in China