Finding the best first mechanical watch is almost an art I want to buy a men’s mechanical watch, but I don’t know which brand to buy. Do you have any recommendation? Well, if I had one cent for every time I heard that question, I could buy myself Patek Philippe. Not one watch – the […]

Patek Philippe kills the 5711 and retreats from steel luxury sports timepieces It is the talk of the day. Nope, the year.Well, let’s say: of the 2000s. This watch was the wet dream of horology fans worldwide.And everyone keeps asking himself why. The answer is that Patek Philippe wanted to return back to its roots […]

How the mesmerizing tourbillon and carrousel work A tourbillon movement works exactly like a traditional mechanical movement would. The only difference from a traditional movement is that the assembly of the regulatory organ of the watch, that is, the balance wheel, rotates around itself, eccentrically on its cage in a proper tourbillon, or axially in […]

Who was Gérald Genta The world of horology would not be the same without Gérald Genta (1931-2011). He was a sort of wunderkind of modern horology and has been one of the most influential professionals of all time. He both invented the profession of watch designer, and at the same time, he was also a […]

The Watchonomicon is the blog of The Watch Manual. It features all the elements that have made the TWM such a great resource for its readers: easy-to-read articles, interesting questions stemming from the constant interaction of the readers, and the same down-to-earth tone that is used through the TWM series of books to explain and entertain without sounding dull or pedantic (or at the very least trying NOT to).

This is not your average watch blog: watch blogs generally present new watches, sometimes because they have an interest into presenting them that goes a lil bit further than the interest of their readers. Nothing wrong here – we all have to pay our electrical bills. But we try to do something different here. We would like to let our readers explore the universe of watches and understand why this model is better than that model, not just showing them both.

And also, to understand what you can do with an old watch. How to entertain and service it, or refurbish and maybe, resell it for a fair value. Or how to wear it to the best. Exactly as our line of books do. So, if you like watches, and you would like to understand watches a bit more, and not just to take a look at them, well – this is the place to be.

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