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Citizen Plans Future With More Mechanical Watches Like The Calibre 0200

The two most important things Citizen shared with aBlogtoWatch during our recent call with its headquarters in Japan is that we will see a larger volume of high-quality mechanical movement production in the near future and that the Swiss-style watch movement beautification techniques it adapted from in-group watchmaker La Joux-Perret are entirely accomplished in Japan. Citizen is no stranger to mechanical movements — as indicated in this recent Citizen post on aBlogtoWatch here — but it has been over a decade since Citizen has introduced a new mechanical watch movement. This is despite the fact that Japan’s Miyota (a large volume manufacturer of mechanical and other watch movements) is part of the Citizen Group. Rather, most of the recent Citizen watches until now have featured the brand’s high-tech movement technology focused around Eco-Drive and that has made a lot of innovations in the world of GPS, connectivity, and miniaturization over the last several years.
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CWC Mellor-72 Mechanical Is A Treat For Military Watch Fans

HomeHands-OnCWC Mellor-72 Mechanical Is A Treat For Military Watch Fans Hands-OnCWCCWC Mellor-72 Mechanical Is A Treat For Military Watch Fans Right out the box, this baby made me sing by Rob NuddsFebruary 22, 2020 MIN READCWC Mellor-72 Mechanical Is A Treat For Military Watch FansI am an absolute sucker for military-inspired timepieces — I don’t know why. I care very little about tanks, guns, or trenches, but I love the watches that call that environment home. This CWC Mellor-72 has never seen a battlefield, but it spent a week on my wrist and certainly left it victorious.
Don’t get me wrong: This watch is not perfect. There are a few simple fixes that could make this, in my opinion, just about as flawless an effort as one could hope to find at under £500. I’m not going to ignore those flaws. I’m going to dissect every little detail. Why? Because when it comes to heritage-inspired pieces of this nature, details really matter.

A shade for all seasonsThe nylon NATO strap on this watch ..

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Accuracy: Understanding What To Anticipate From Trendy Mechanical Watches

Article written by Ashton Tracy

Precision. It’s a word synonymous with the luxury watch industry. The collectors and enthusiasts of today demand the highest performance from their watches, and rightly so given the top price tags of luxury pieces. The measurement generally relied upon to gauge the worthiness of a mechanical watch is timekeeping accuracy. Today, watch companies are advertising an accuracy that is greater than ever before, but what does this mean for the average consumer? How can these numbers be interpreted to clearly understand what level of performance to expect from your watch?

Changing Accuracy
Since the age of church turret clocks, which were able to tell time to the nearest hour, watchmakers have sought greater precision from mechanical time-keepers. Over the next few hundred years, clocks became more precise. Marine chronometers were developed and displayed greater timekeeping accuracy at sea. Portable pocket watches went from strength to strength.

In the late ..

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Accuracy: Understanding What To Expect From Modern Mechanical Watches

Article written by Ashton Tracy

Precision. It’s a word synonymous with the luxury watch industry. The collectors and enthusiasts of today demand the highest performance from their watches, and rightly so given the top price tags of luxury pieces. The measurement generally relied upon to gauge the worthiness of a mechanical watch is timekeeping accuracy. Today, watch companies are advertising an accuracy that is greater than ever before, but what does this mean for the average consumer? How can these numbers be interpreted to clearly understand what level of performance to expect from your watch?

Changing Accuracy
Since the age of church turret clocks, which were able to tell time to the nearest hour, watchmakers have sought greater precision from mechanical time-keepers. Over the next few hundred years, clocks became more precise. Marine chronometers were developed and displayed greater timekeeping accuracy at sea. Portable pocket watches went from strength to strength.

In the late ..