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Why Do Clocks and Watches Use the Roman Numeral IIII Instead of IV?
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Why Do Clocks and Watches Use the Roman Numeral IIII Instead of IV?

Have you ever noticed that in almost all clocks and watches with Roman numerals on the dial, the number IV, which is the most acceptable form for 4 o’clock, isn’t referred to that way? Here’s why.

Understanding Métiers d’Arts Techniques in Watchmaking
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Understanding Métiers d’Arts Techniques in Watchmaking

It’s time to take a closer look at some of the wonderful Métiers d’Arts techniques employed by watch brands, from gem-setting, enameling, hand-painting, marquetry and engraving.

The 10 Most Popular Watch Complications Explained
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The 10 Most Popular Watch Complications Explained

Watchmaking may well be the only place in the world where a complication is a coveted thing.

What is the Difference Between Watches Made in Switzerland, Germany or Japan?
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What is the Difference Between Watches Made in Switzerland, Germany or Japan?

The reach of watchmaking spans far and near, but a few countries stand out in the lead.

What is a Chronograph and How Does It Work?
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What is a Chronograph and How Does It Work?

What is a Chronograph? In its simplest form, a chronograph is a stopwatch. But the making of one, and of its different variations, is another story.

What Does it Take to Make an In-House Mechanical Watch Movement?
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What Does it Take to Make an In-House Mechanical Watch Movement?

What does it really take to make your own in-house mechanical watch movement? The Watch Pages went to the source to find out with Michel Pauli, the mastermind behind Titoni’s first-ever self-developed manufacture movement, the T10.

What’s the Difference Between Yellow, Pink, Red, White Gold and more?
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What’s the Difference Between Yellow, Pink, Red, White Gold and more?

Yellow in its pure form, gold is a favorite metal of choice for watchmakers. Luckily, today, it is available in a painter’s palette of hues – each perfect in its own way when it comes to timing.

Resonance Explained – How it Works in a Watch
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Resonance Explained – How it Works in a Watch

What exactly is resonance and how does it work? The Watch Pages teamed up with the expert in the field, Claude Greisler, Chief Horologist and Co-founder of Armin Strom, to explain to us the phenomena of resonance in watchmaking. Claude Greisler is one of only a handful of watchmakers worldwide that has mastered resonance in wristwatches.

Diamonds Explained – Everything You Need to Know
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Diamonds Explained – Everything You Need to Know

The Watch Pages are proud to have joined forces with Mr. Knadjian to bring forth a comprehensive guide on diamonds for those who are eager to learn more about these precious, scintillating gifts from the Earth.

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