Chinese watch quality? From lousy to great We are not the first commenting about that, but Chinese watch quality is always a big interrogation mark hanging in the air. And while you can get excellent timepieces, if you examine the products from the most advanced companies, you cannot say the same for the majority of […]

The watch precision has developed tremendously in time Since the establishment of fixed hours, clockmakers have strived to render the watches as precise as they could, through different, ingenious devices. We know from experience that tests conducted on the oldest surviving mechanical clock in the world, the faceless clock of the Cathedral of Salisbury, dating […]

Pilot’s timepieces have illustrious fathers: Flieger watches. If you are a bit sensitive to the charm of vintage timepieces you cannot escape the lure of watches like the Flieger watches. What we call Fliegers were a kind of pilot’s watch built on specifications from the German Luftwaffe. However, they can be traced back to WWI, […]

The Rolex waiting list, a myth that must be explained. Every now and then people talk about the weather or the Rolex waiting list. It seems like it is a standard of the business. There has been so much buzz around “The Rolex waiting List” and “The Call” to fuel tons of articles by better […]

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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