CAN I SHOWER IN MY MECHANICAL WATCH?

CAN I SHOWER IN MY MECHANICAL WATCH?
From TimeZone"A shower presents additional difficulties - soap lowers surface tension, and warm water has lower surface tension as well. Add to the fact that a shower can sometimes have powerful jets." "Here's why you shouldn't wear any watch in the shower. Inside a water resistant watch is air. Air...

AL CAPONE'S CHICAGO DIAMONDS PIONIER

AL CAPONE'S CHICAGO DIAMONDS PIONIER
Chicago is a wonderful luxury and vintage watch from Pionier Germany. Pionier got it's inspiration from the city of Chicago in the 20s and 30s, the time of Al Capone and the luxury decadent feasts in this bygone time. The watch has Roman numerals for the hours between every hour a sparkling...

What does "17 Jewels" mean in a watch?

What does "17 Jewels" mean in a watch?
Higher grade watches have traditionally used a jeweled movements, which means that jewels (originally natural ruby, now synthetic ruby) were actually used in the movement. These jewels are functional - they are used as the bearings for the wheel trains and in high wear parts such as the escape lever...

What is a mechanical watch?

What is a mechanical watch?
Mechanical movements are the most revered of all the movements and are highly regarded by luxury watch collectors for their history, tradition, and intricacy. Properly maintained, these watches can last generations. Mechanical watches are powered by manually winding the mainspring via the crown. The mainspring then transmits energy to the...

Why should a woman gift a man a watch?

Why should a woman gift a man a watch?
According to the site antique-watch.com what it means for a woman to give a man a watch is...  A woman is declaring that ‘my time is your time. Your time is my time’. Whenever you are missing the other half, just remember that every minute and every second the other person is...

Why watches always show 10:10 time?

Why watches always show 10:10 time?
Watches, when displayed in shops, are often pre-set to show the time at ten minutes past ten o’clock or sometimes ten minutes to two o’clock (“Happy Time”). When displayed at that time the hands on the watch face resemble a smiley face. This helps to subconsciously raise the customer’s mood,...

Why do people wear watches on the left hand?

Why do people wear watches on the left hand?
The real answer is because of the dominant hand.  What we know as wristwatches first began to become popular around the time of the Boer war.  Back then, they were literally nothing more than a custom fitted leather pouch for a common pocket watch that could strap to your arm. They were...

The first wristwatch was made for a woman.

The first wristwatch was made for a woman.
There are two accounts about this. One account states that it was created in 1810 for the Queen of Naples by Breguet. The other account states that it was Patek Philippe in 1868 for Countess Koscowicz of Hungary. The Breguet watch was last seen in 1855, but the Patek Philippe one...

The story of our Sydney watch.

The story of our Sydney watch.
We had decided to name one of our watches Sydney in honor of a great uncle of hours that after WWII escaped to Australia in exile to survive the communists. There he married an Italian lady, created his own happy family. Our grandmother Q. Tufina (his sister) could not see him for...