This Page is Dedicated to all WatchMakers, & Watch Lovers Living or Dead. In Honour of Your Hard Work, Creativity & EyeSight. To the Watch Lovers who have spent much Time, Effort & $, & perhaps made some too including Pleasure.
Allowing one to show off his Treasure in any environment for you can't move your bungalow or sportscar into other's premises, eg restaurant. Also, pardon me, it's the few Treasures Man can show as compared to Woman's many Jewelleries.
Appreciation goes to Internet for providing most of the Data. And to an old pal Stanley for introducing this Fascinating Hobby.
Common & Interesting Watch Brands are chosen as i put them Chronologically simply you know When that Brand was first made. Common is a Brand most people will know once said eg Rolex. Interesting is a Brand that once upon a time was King eg Titoni, caused Revolution eg Seiko (Quartz that swept many mechanical Swiss made out), not all Great Watch is Swiss made, eg A. Lange & Sohne (German).....
Fashion Brand is not listed here unless it's several Hot Sellers.
According to Alphabetical Order with some Highlights comes next.
Tried my best to make the facts as accurate as possibles, still E & OE.
A) 1. 1735 Blancpain
2. 1755 Vacheron Constantin
3. 1768 IWC
4. 1775 Breguet
5. 1777 Perrelet
6. 1791 Girard Perregaux
B) 1. 1830 Baume & Mercier
2. 1832 Longines
3. 1833 Jaeger LeCoultre
4. 1845 A. Lange & Sohne (Germany)
5. 1846 Ulysse Nardin
6. 1847 Cartier (France)
7. 1848 Omega
8. 1850 Waltham (USA)
9. 1851 Eterna, Patek Philippe
10. 1853 Tissot, Revue Thommen
11. 1858 Vulcain (USA)
12. 1860 Chopard, Tag Heuer, Panerai (Italy)
13. 1862 Cyma
14. 1864 Elgin (USA)
15. 1865 Zenith
16. 1874 Piaget
17. 1875 Audemars Piguet
18. 1881 Movado
19. 1882 Seiko (Japan)
20. 1884 Breitling, Bvlgari (Italy)
21. 1887 Titus
22. 1891 Ball (USA)
23. 1892 Hamilton (USA)
24. 1894 Universal Geneve
25. 1895 Rotary
C) 1. 1904 Oris
2. 1905 Rolex
3. 1908 Concord
4. 1911 Ebel
5. 1912 Fortis
6. 1914 Glycine
7. 1917 Rado
8. 1919 Titoni, Milus
9. 1923 Bulova (USA) Van Cleef & Arpels (France)
10. 1946 Dubey & Schaldenbrand
11. 1950 Timex (USA)
12. 1955 Corum, Sea Gull (China)
13. 1961 Sinn (Germany)
14. 1969 Gerald Genta
15. 1974 Casio (Japan)
16. 1975 Maurice Lacroix
17. 1976 Raymond Weil
18. 1980 Hublot, Roger Dubuis
19. 1983 Chronoswiss (Germany)
20. 1987 Titan (India)
21. 1988 Federique Constant
22. 1989 Daniel Roth
23. 1991 Frank Muller
24. 1992 Bell & Ross (France)
25. 1994 Glashutte Original (Germany)
D) 1. 2001 Richard Mille
2. 2002 Linde Werdelin, MontBlanc (Germany)
3. 2003 Dewitt
4. 2008 Azimuth (S'pore's Idea/$, Swiss)
Well, a picture paints a thousand words:
Nice Words & Slogans:
Other Than Swiss:
1. A. Lange & Sohne 1845
2. Audemars Piguet 1875 1st Skeleton Watch. Big 4.
3. Azimuth 2008
4. Ball 1891
5. Baume & Mercier 1830
6. Bell & Ross 1992
7. Blancpain 1735
8. Breguet 1775 Tourbillon Creator
9. Breitling 1884 'Best Chrono Watch'
10. Bulova 1923
11. Bvlgari 1884
12. Cartier 1847
13. Casio 1974 Baby-G, G-Shock
14. Chopard 1860 Happy Diamond/Sports
15. Chronoswiss 1983
16. Concord 1908
17. Corum 1955 Poker Watch
18. Cyma 1862
19. Daniel Roth 1989
20. Dewitt 2003
21. Dubey & Schaldenbrand 1946
22. Ebel 1911
23. Elgin 1864
24. Eterna 1851 Patented the 1st Alarm Wristwatch
25. Fortis 1912
26. Frank Muller 1981 Crazy Hours Watch
27. Frederique Constant 1988 Tourbillon w Silicium Escape-Wheel
28. Gerald Genta 1969 Designed PP, AP, WC etc
29. Girard Perregaux 1791 Tourbillon 3 Golden Bridges
30. Glashutte Original 1994
31. Glycine 1914
32. Hamilton 1892
33. Hublot 1980
34. IWC 1768
35. Jaeger LeCoultre 1833 Reverso. Big 4
36. Linde Werdelin 2002 Digital Instr for Skiing/Diving
37. Longines 1832 1st Modern Day Olympics 1892
38. Maurice Lacroix 1975
39. Milus 1919
40. MontBlanc 2002
41. Movado 1881
42. Omega 1848 1st Watch on the Moon.
43. Oris 1904
44. Panerai 1860 XL Watch
45. Patek Philippe 1851 39 Complications. Big4
46. Perrelet 1777
47. Piaget 1874 Precious Stone Dial
48. Rado 1917 Ceramic Dial
49. Raymond Weil 1976
50. Revue Thommen 1853
51. Richard Mille 2001
52. Rolex 1905 1st in Many Innovations
53. Rotary 1895
54. Sea Gull 1955 Largest Maker of Mech Movements
55. Seiko 1882 Quartz Movement Revolution
56. Sinn 1961
57. Tag Heuer 1860
58. Titus 1887
59. Titoni 1919
60. Tissot 1853
61. Ulysse Nardin 1846
62. Universe Geneve 1894 1st Chrono Wristwatch
63. Waltham 1850
64. Vacheron Constantin 1755. Big4
65. Van Cleef Arpels 1923 Jewellery Blend w Watch
66. Vulcain 1858 American President Watch
67. Zenith 1865 1565 1st-Place Precision Awards
Other Related Watch Page in this Blog: Rolex & Friendship, Watch-BT Supplement, Vintage Watch, Seiko, What's The Time.
Here's Dedication to 3 Very Nice & Affordable Watches of Popular Average Class Fashion Brand. It happens to be all American.
14/10/12: inspired by the latest Bvlgari Octo to include WATCH REVIEW from an Amateur's point of view. Love at 1st Sight. Simple & Straight Forward. No Hard Technical Data.
since it's inspired by this Italian brand, it's only fair to chat about it 1st:
i did some research on Bvlgari before buying its Dual Time. now with this Octo series, it shows that in addition to High End Jewellery, Bvlgari is going into Watch very Seriously!
1st saw Bvlgari Octo in the very informative WOW, World Of Watch magazine, #24 Summer 2012. my conclusion was Oh! it did away with the Signature Bezel having its Brand on it. but its advt in today's suntimes really caught my interest! Unique, Beauty of a kind, esp the Alligator Strap. of course the Twin Barrels & 50-hour Power Reserve are Special. $11000+ for Steel, $33000+ for Pink Gold. 41.5mm isn't large in today's size. it'll be an Icon some day.
18/10/12: MontBlanc, King of Pens goes into Watches is quite a surprise! well its Chronograph esp Time Walker series is quite impressive. Why move back to Basic or Classic Design? so plain! unless one's an ardent fan of this German brand, a miss is no regret.
19/10/12: Cars & Watches share many similarities. Design, Engineering, Movement, Technology, Fashion, Passion, Creative etc. Interestingly both are not Necessity! For Time, you can always ask thy neighbour or peep at his or her watch. Moreover hand phone tells time too. For Transport, plenty of public systems including your feet. Haha, don't say a watch is so much cheaper for some watches are priced above $100k! Car in S'pore is expensive partly because of the taxes & COE! Both are Proud of their Vintage category. Plenty models & series to suit one's budget & liking. Many Car & Watch companies work parallelly eg Ferrari, Posche, Tag Heuer, Girard Perregaux etc. Some are proud if not snobbish about what they wear or drive. Whatever, it's Art & Science On The Move! Enjoy Them.
23/10/12: Chopard, high-precision watch of Swiss. its Happy Series, Diamond, Fish & so on captures one's heart although mainly Quartz made. this latest in Solid Diamonds will attract both sexes. no detail is provided by the advt. Impressive!
25/10/12: Patek Philippe, Top Brand. Much Talk about its Mechanical watches. Here's the popular 24 Diamonds model but it's Quartz. Why can't it be Mechanical? Quartz Revolution still!
15/11/12: Panerai, a young Italian stallion that have won many hearts! Howcome? A middle age teacher friend is its big fan. He's many books of this watch. Whereas an elderly pal who owns several hi-end watches felt that buy Rolex is better. He also didn't like the many limited edition series of it!
I spent quite some time to read up the subject & even went to its Boutique. Still quite confuse about its series. But I found the following interesting infor:
When Panerai 1st serious entry to the Watch market, 1 of the movement it used was Rolex. Some weeks ago felt that the iconic Panerai looked like my vintage Rolex Precision! Today's Straits Times showed the 1st Rolex Oyster. this further shows the Likeness between the 2! Look at the following photos carefully & judge it for yourself.
Will I own a Panerai? It's an Interesting & Not Too Expensive Watch.
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