You Don’t Necessarily Understand The ‘inconspicuous’ Screws In Watches

Screws, we can see them everywhere. In mobile phones, computers, door locks, and power strips, there may be screws in the corners you can see. We have long been accustomed to them. Screws are obviously important. The more inconspicuous things tend to be more effective, it keeps the items we use intact and not loose. In watches, screws are more important. A watch, from the bracelet, lugs, case, buckle to the movement, there are more than a dozen types of screws. They have different shapes and act in different positions. Everything in the watch works perfectly.

   We often care about whether the watch is good-looking, the movement is beautiful, the function is unique, and the hand feels good, but there has been little attention to screws. After all, it is a basic accessory, which is inconspicuous and does not interact with you. But the old saying often says that in the watch, there are no useless parts. Although the screws are inconspicuous, they are very important. Today, let’s take a look at those screws in the watch.
Common screws

   In watches, the most common screws are the screws on the bracelet and the fixing screws on the back of the case. These two types of screws are relatively simple. Even the steel bracelet on the bracelet is often a steel shaft, not even the screws. Most of these screws are flat or cruciform, but because they are used in fine objects such as watches, most of them are very small screws, and the openings are very small. A special small screwdriver is required to unscrew them. It is easy to scratch. Once the nut is damaged, it is not easy to remove it.
More characteristic appearance screws
   Most watches use conventional screws, but more advanced brands will start to use screws with their own characteristics, on the one hand to make the fixing effect better, on the other hand, it is also due to quality control.

   I think the most representative is Richard Mille. Its spline screws are a big brand logo. Why do they use such screws? First of all, from an aesthetic point of view, petal screws are much more beautiful than ordinary screws. After all, Richard Mille’s petal screws are exposed outside, which will directly affect the aesthetics, so the conventional style is a bit too ordinary; second, As a key part for fixing the case, the quality of the screws is very important. The petal screws are evenly angled. When you use a special screwdriver to apply force, the force will evenly act on it, and it is not easy to damage the screws. Third, as a high-end watch, such a screw is actually a protective measure, because it is a brand-specific screw. If others want to open the watch, they need a special screwdriver, which greatly increases the opening. Difficulty, at least will not let some masters not good enough to open. Of course, as the pinnacle of mechanical engineering, Richard Miller generally uses Grade 5 titanium screws, which are high in hardness and difficult to process, and the cost is naturally very expensive. A screw costs hundreds or thousands of dollars. Often.

RM’s another screw

   Another representative screw is Audemars Piguet’s hexagonal screws. Those who are familiar with Audemars Piguet know that the Royal Oak series has several characteristics, one is an octagonal bezel, the other is an exposed screw, and it is very neat. The third is the dial plaid and so on. Of all the brands I know so far, only Audemars Piguet is neat. How is it neat? The groove of the screw is connected in a straight line and is also an octagon. So how did you do that? Most brands of external screws are screwed directly on the case, and one of Audemars Piguet’s screws has two parts, one is the long octagonal screw above, the tail is threaded, and the other is on the bottom cover. Screw base. When screwing in, the upper octagonal screw is directly put in, and the round base is screwed, so the opening direction of the screw can be regularly arranged. When you flip over the watch and look at the case back, you will find that in fact, the screws on the Audemars Piguet cover are disorderly. It is also worth noting that all the hexagonal screws of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak are white gold, polished and luxurious.

   Of course, there are exceptions to Audemars Piguet. Many Royal Oak offshore screws are not hexagonal and will use a more exaggerated structure. Compared to Royal Oak’s hexagonal screws, they need special tools to open because of the nut shape. It is also more difficult to make.

   Hublot is also the most commonly used brand of exposed screws. Audemars Piguet uses eight screws for its bezel, six screws for Hublot’s bezel. They are also round screws, and the nuts are H-shaped. They are generally made of titanium. It is also a very unique type of screw. This type of screw cannot be opened with a conventional screwdriver because the groove in the middle is not connected. If you want to open it, you must use a flat-blade screw with a groove in the middle to open it. The H-type screw fully echoes the Hublot brand “H ”Type brand logo.
Movement screws
   Compared to the screws of the appearance parts, the screws of the watch movement are much more important. After all, the space available for the watch appearance parts is much larger, and the movement itself is very narrow, so the space for the screws is naturally limited. of. At present, most of the screws of the movement are flat-head screws, because they are simple and applicable, and they are relatively space-saving to disassemble. But simplicity does not mean easy. The screws of the movement also bear part of the aesthetic requirements, so a true high-end watch will carefully polish the screws, chamfer and polish the edges and grooves of the screws. In view of the fact that the movement screws are very small, it is required to have high manufacturing accuracy requirements, but fraud is not cheap.

   The movement has several positions that require screws, one is a solid machine screw, one is a plywood screw, and one is a special functional screw. Fixing screws are screws that are used to fix the movement on the case. Generally, they are located at the edge of the movement and deeper. Plywood screws are mainly used to fix the splint to stabilize the gear position. Of course, I want to include those screws that fix various levers and separate gears, because their functions are the same. Of course, the specifications must be different due to different positions. . The main thing I want to say is functional screws. There are some common functional screws: counterweights and balance screws on balance wheels, and some screws on spinners.

   I have seen the smallest screw in the movement, which is almost invisible to the naked eye. You need to be very careful to see what it looks like. It is a screw applied to the balance wheel. Later, I accidentally fell to the ground. I looked for three hours. Didn’t find it again. I can hardly believe that such a small screw can be made, which is about 1/10 the size of a conventional movement screw. The screw-type balance wheel will be equipped with small screws, most of which are counterweight screws, which are fixed and generally do not need to be moved. Only a symmetrical pair or two pairs of screws are balanced screws, which can be adjusted in pairs. These The screw accuracy is very high, it can be said that it is the most important screw in the movement.

   The screws on the trimmer, taken out separately, are because they have their own functions, not just for fixing. We all know that the trimmer is to adjust the effective oscillation length of the hairspring to change the amplitude of the balance wheel, thereby adjusting the speed of travel. Most trimmers are equipped with adjustable screws, and the fast and slow needles are moved by rotating the screws to achieve the purpose according to the scale. The shape of the screw varies depending on the spinner.

   Some watches do not use conventional spinners. They are balanceless spring balance systems, but they still have a fine-tuning structure, but they do not adjust the balance spring and balance, but the balance plate, such as Rolex. The height of the balance wheel is adjusted by screws, so as to change the position of the balance shaft and form the adjustment of the balance spring system. Such screws are also used in a special way and are completely different from conventional screws.

   From a technical point of view, the screws in the movement are nothing more than polished and baked blue. As everyone knows, bake blue is our common blue steel screw process. The blue steel screw does not mean that a layer of blue substance is applied to the surface of the steel, but the steel is oxidized in the air by high temperature heating, and an oxide layer is formed on the surface. If it is too high or too low, it will not be blue. Of course, there are some application considerations when choosing this temperature, mainly to harden the screw again.
   Therefore, the screws in the watch are actually very particular about the quality of some inferior screws. The nuts may break when they are screwed, which is often referred to as ‘the screws are broken inside’, which is very troublesome to handle. Good brands are also very harsh on the quality of screws. There are several factories in Switzerland that provide screws for brands. One of them is provided by Parmigiani and belongs to the Santos family. They also make for many other high-end brands. Screws.

Overseas Vertical And Horizontal Series Thousands Of Changing Elegance

In 2016, Vacheron Constantin’s classic watch for global travelers, the Overseas Vertical and Horizontal series opened up a new horizon. The interchangeable strap / bracelet showcases the diverse styles of original work. Originally equipped with a leather strap, a rubber strap and a metal bracelet, the Overseas Vertical and Horizontal Series will present more fashionable and elegant colorful straps for the holiday season as a matching choice.

   These new strap colors meet the needs of the wearer in different occasions. This quick-changeable strap / bracelet and folding clasp do not require any tools to assist in replacement. It has a high degree of freedom and attractiveness, and is as strong and secure as any traditional fixed strap. / Bracelet. A variety of color designs denote a bold and stylish style. Vacheron Constantin always puts comfort first when developing easy-to-remove replacement devices to ensure that the watch fits the wrist perfectly.

   The trickiest part? Choose only one color from the colorful range to complement the original three straps / bracelets of the Overseas Crosswise Series: semi-matte dark gray, blue or camel for men; pink and light blue for women Colored or white. Overseas vertical and horizontal series models provide a variety of colors to meet different moods (or shapes)! Even rubber straps can be transformed like chameleons: blue for men and white for women.

   Adhering to the brand’s values ​​and high standards, Vacheron Constantin has put the same emphasis on the replaceable strap / bracelet and the details of the entire model. The polished inner corners of the curved metal forged surface brushed and polished bracelet outline a semi-Malta cross. The hand-stitched Mississippi alligator leather strap is lined with suede leather for a micro-hole effect. The surface of the rubber strap is not inferior either. Its pattern is inspired by the brand logo of Vacheron Constantin, which highlights the casual and elegant style of the Overseas Vertical and Horizontal series.

Easily removable straps / bracelets and this collection of colorful fashion choices will ensure you travel the world elegantly!

How Hot Is The Diving Watch?

In addition to all kinds of water ghosts not available in the market, we can also learn how hot the diving watches are now through the Geneva Watch Fair, the GPHG Geneva Watch Awards and the Basel Watch Fair. They are the biggest international events of the year in the watch industry. They used to be a window for watch fans to understand the popular trends of the watch industry. The Beibei series launched by Jaeger-LeCoultre in 2018 as a historical watch is also a diving watch in recent years. The Internet has made the world flatter and faster, and the two exhibitions and big prizes are also facing major changes in time and space. The effect of this traditional method of getting together to do big things has been challenged. The Swatch Group will start its own new watch launch conference in 2019. LVMH Group will also go to Dubai alone to release a new round of products in January 2020. Although its four major brands are determined to participate in Basel in May, they will continue to Hard to say. Over the years, many important brands have ceased to participate in the GPHG awards. However, fortunately, there are still many brands that attach more importance to it, and more and more international brands have come to participate. This activity can also maintain surface prosperity. Citizen sent ultra-precise quartz watches with an annual error of 1 second. Not long ago, GPHG announced the registration forms for 2019. There are 196 entries in total, which is similar to the previous 195 entries. The ‘Clock Watch Oscar’ has arrived In the 19th, the lineup still looks huge. Not surprisingly, on November 7, 2019, a jury of more than 30 watch industry experts from around the world will vote in Geneva to select the 19 best watches of the year. 01. The difference between the diving watch real fire and the Oscar film award is that the GPHG watch award settings are dynamically changed. Every year, some adjustments are made according to market feedback. In 2019, 14 registration categories were set, which is 2 more than the previous one. , Slight adjustment on classification attributes. Compared with the 2018 registration category, there are actually three changes in 2019, namely the ‘Iconic’ award, the ‘Diver’s’ award and the ‘Calendar and Astronomy’ award. ‘Iconic’ is a new item. Men’s watches and women’s watches can be selected for this ‘Idol’ award. The functions, materials, and prices are not limited. The key requirement is that they have been in existence for more than 25 years and have symbolic significance for the brand. It is not easy to add the Iconic Award in 2019. It is not easy to sell a product for a quarter century. Many watches of many brands on the market today are actually new works that follow the fashion trend; another On the other hand, brands must be influential in the industry, and they must be leading the way, otherwise how can they be called ‘Iconic’? The difficulty is attributed to the difficulty. In the past few decades, many excellent watches have precipitated on the market. Patek Philippe Nautilus, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Vacheron Constantin are all around the world, Rolex Daytona, Omega Speedmaster, Cartier Tank, Panerai Luminor and other classics. One by one, this will be a very competitive award. But the ideal is very full and the reality is very skinny. Too many well-known brands did not come to participate in the GPHG awards, and some brands did not send these types of watches to participate in the award. In the end, there were only 10 ‘Iconic’ awards. We predict that the 6 shortlisted models should be: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Girard Perregaux GP, Longines Jialan, Tag Heuer Monaco, Zenith El Primero and Chopard Happy Sport. The ultra-thin Jialan series is one of the elegant Longines masterpieces. Based on the performance on the market today, the winner of the 2019 Iconic award should be Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. The ‘Diver’s’ award, that is, the diving watch, is also very interesting. It cannot be regarded as a new establishment. It should be regarded as a change from the previous ‘sport watch’ award, and the scope has been narrowed. For example, the same popular pilot watch has been lost. The opportunity to sign up also fully proves how popular the diving sports watch market has been in the past two years. Watch fans should think of several popular diving watches such as Blancpain Fifty Fathoms and Submersibles, Rolex Submariners and Sea Divers, Omega Seahorse 300 and Ocean Universe, Panerai. However, they did not come, and this award competition was not as eye-catching as expected. In the end, 13 models were registered, and most of them were relatively small. This will cause a lot of distress to the GPHG judges. Which 6 should be selected? Shortlisted? In 2019, the Diver’s Award was set up. From a market perspective, the final winner’s competition should be between 3 watches of Longines Concas, Seiko ‘Abalone Shell’ and Athens Pilot. However, Seiko dive watches won the best sports watch award last year, and there should be only two competitors. The ‘Calendar and Astronomy’ award is directly translated as ‘Calendar and Astronomy Watch’. Compared with 2018, it is a new item, but looking back at the history of GPHG, it is a return of calendar models. The award was a bit inexplicable last year. Calendars, annual calendars, perpetual calendars, moon phases and various astronomical indications are the origin of horological functions. It is also a huge branch in the field of watches today. It is reasonable to return. 02. Who is more interested in GPHG in 2019? The GPHG selection rules stipulate that a watch can only register for one award, but a brand can participate in a total of seven awards, so who is more enthusiastic about the ‘Oscar Awards in the watch industry’? Only one brand reached this number limit in 2019.It is the professional watch brand from LVMH Group-Zenith. El Primero’s 50th Anniversary Watch is presented with Iconic awards. Zenith has signed up for seven awards: ladies’ watches, men’s watches, men’s complication watches, Iconic, chronometers, chronographs and small hands. The purpose of the Geneva Watch Awards is to encourage innovation and promote the healthy development of the global watch industry, but the Swiss brand is the main player in the watch market today, and it is also obviously a major player in the GPHG. Today, most of the world-renowned watch brands belong to the four major luxury goods groups. From the perspective of the group, two different phenomena are exhibited: LVMH and Kering Group have higher enthusiasm, and Swatch and Richemont have only a few brands. The LVMH Group has 6 brands registered, and almost all brands under the watch and jewelry department have arrived: 6 outside Buddhism, Bvlgari registration, 2 Shangmei Paris, 3 Tag Heuer, 4 Hublot; belonging to The brand LV of the fashion leather goods department also registered for 4 awards. Bulgari’s selection of ladies’ complex functions table Kering Group is also actively participating in it: 5 models from Athens, 4 Girard Perregaux watches, and Gucci, a popular fashion brand, also sent 2 watches to the award. GP Girard Perregaux has participated in the Iconic Awards LVMH and Kering have performed aggressively in recent years, and it is reasonable to actively participate in GPHG. LV and Gucci both launched their own high-end jewellery products during the Paris High Week. At this time, the GPHG awards were “connected with each other”, and the battle for the king of luxury looks very good. Speaking of which, how can we not mention Chanel? This year’s GPHG, Chanel only registered for the selection of women’s watches and men’s watches, but the jewelry watches that have often participated in previous years did not register, which is incredible. Surprisingly, Audemars Piguet did not sign up for this often-finalized award, but at the beginning of the year SIHH released a new high-end jewelry watch Sapphire Orbe. The final entry for the Jewellery Watch Awards was only 7 pieces. Richemont Group has only three brands registered for GPHG this year. Van Cleef & Arpels has always participated in the evaluation of women’s watches, women’s complications and jewellery watches, Vacheron Constantin participated in the men’s complications watch and complex machinery awards, and IWC has 6 registrations. Vacheron Constantin’s Twin Beat watches selected for the complex mechanical function award This year, the Swatch Group is also three brands. Longines participated in three awards, radar participated in two, and Hamilton sent a retro chronograph to the Iconic Awards; other advanced Watchmaking brands have not returned. Hamilton retro-style chronograph Richemont and Swatch are big watchmakers. The former has 11 high-end watch brands, and the latter has 18 watch brands from entry to the top. Only a few brands are involved. It’s a worry. 03, GPHG’s peculiar function watches encourage horological innovation is a major purpose of GPHG, so the watches sent to participate in the award often have a lot of bright mechanical design, or technological innovation. In particular, the award for complex mechanical functions, Mechanical Exception, as described in the original text, many watch functions are unexpected and very cool. Fiyta Group’s high-end designer brand ‘Mu Yang Timepiece’ sent its King Sword series ‘Xuanyuan Sword’ watch launched at the Shenzhen Watch Fair 2019 to participate in the award. The Xuanyuanjian watch’s time indication function is very creative: the sword-shaped pointer in the center of the dial is the minute hand, and it rotates once in 60 minutes; whenever the minute hand sweeps past the 12 o’clock position, the sword-shaped hour marker on the outer edge of the dial will eject, indicating At the next hour, when the time indicator reaches 12:59, the sword-shaped time scales at 2 to 12 o’clock are all retracted, and the time scale at 1 o’clock is fixed. This feature was released by Mu Yang Timepieces at the Basel Show in early 2018. The original design has attracted a lot of attention. Last year, the name ‘King Arthur’ was inspired by the story of King Arthur and the 12 Knights of the Round Table in British history. This year’s Xuanyuan sword is inspired by the legend of the ancient Chinese emperor Huangdi. The metal carving on the dial, the short sword in the center of the dial and the Xuanyuan sword on the case back are all from traditional culture. What is quite interesting is that this year GPHG also has several watches. The time display method is the same as this Xuanyuan sword. The Dewitt Slide watch also participated in the complex mechanical function award. The center of the dial is a minute hand and a second hand, and the outer edge of the dial is a digital hour marker. The Slide model differs from the Xuanyuanjian watch’s dagger time scale from the inside out. The Slide’s digital time scale slides inward along the track from the outermost edge of the dial. The two watches that LV participated in the Women’s Complication Awards and Men’s Complication Awards are from the Tambour Spin Time Air series. Functionally, they are the same, but they are different in appearance. They are mechanically similar to the Xuanyuanjian and Slide watches. It’s very similar. The Tambour Spin Time Air series watch also displays the minutes through a pointer in the center of the dial, and the hours are indicated by the active time scale on the outermost edge of the dial. The difference is that the LV time scale is not a two-dimensional plane movement, but a three-dimensional rotation. When the minute hand slides past the 12 o’clock position, the previous time scale instantly turns 90 degrees, which is consistent with the display of other non-current hour scales, and the current time scale also instantly turns to the time indication surface. This three-dimensional rotating display time was a design launched ten years ago by LV, and it was called Tambour Spin Time. This year, the new model added Air to the back, which refers to the redesigned movement, the three-dimensional hour markers are hollowed out, and the front and back are lined with transparent sapphire. Looks like floating in the air. Of course, there are many interesting watches, as well as fish in troubled waters. There is no innovation in function and design, and even bare copying. The ‘jeweled water ghost’, like the one above, is a watch sent to the Challenge Awards. Although the dial is studded with cheap glass diamonds, it is still a Rolex ‘water ghost’. It’s a glimpse of how popular the diving watch market is. / end / Interview Notes of Lu Xi Join readers, please send name + occupation + WeChat to [email protected]

Seiko Prospex Canned Catfish Is Highly Waterproof Because Of These Key Designs

SEIKO’s Prospex Marinemaster Professional canned catfish is one of the must-have list for those who like diving watches, so what exactly makes canned catfish can make a hit in the watch market served by Swiss watch rings Your own way? Some people will say that the brand has a long history of developing diving watches. This is true. SEIKO’s first diving watch was launched in 1965, but the history of Swiss watchmaking diving watches may be a little earlier than SEIKO; there are also People can say that the shape of canned catfish is very special. Of course, this point is undoubted. However, the diving watch focuses on practicality and functionality. If you want to say that it looks very special, it can attract big ticket fans to pay. , This reason seems to simplify the concept of SEIKO design canned catfish too.

The reasons for the popularity of SEIKO diving watches mentioned above are actually correct, but they may be just one of many reasons. It is difficult for us to convince ourselves or others of the excellence of canned catfish with a long history and unique appearance, so we still have to return In terms of specifications and technical aspects, a rational analysis of what is special about its design can make it advertised with a water resistance of up to 1,000 meters.

Feature one: titanium alloy case

SEIKO is a pioneer in the application of titanium alloys to diving watches in table altars. The advantages of this metal are its lightness and corrosion resistance. For its seemingly large volume, it may cause long-term contact with seawater if it dives into the underwater environment. The corrosion problem, titanium alloy is a good solution.

Feature two: L-shaped waterproof gasket

The canned catfish itself is a one-piece structure without the addition of a bottom cover. The brand has independently developed an L-shaped waterproof gasket and a patented material, which allows the watch to reach a higher level of water resistance and air tightness.

Feature 3: Torque Control Bezel

Equipped with a 120-segment precision anti-reversing rotating bezel structure, which makes the bezel quite accurate and stable during one-way rotation, even if a mishap situation occurs, it will not affect the diver’s landing time count.

Feature 4: Exclusive nephew protection ring

Except for SEIKO, no other brand has made a design similar to the outer ring protection ring. In addition to being the basis of the peculiar shape of canned catfish, don’t forget that its own impact resistance and protection are developed by SEIKO. The purpose of this enclosure.

Feature 5: Snake belly rubber strap

The diving watch is reasonable with a rubber strap, but SEIKO additionally considers that the strap may need to be adjusted in the underwater environment, so it creates another brand’s exclusive bellows rubber strap, which is close to the two ends of the watch head. With a folding shape, it can be used as a reserved space for extending the length of the strap.

Feature six: the crown is set at 4 o’clock

The screw-down crown at 4 o’clock is not for fun, but it can be hidden in the outer ring to prevent the crown from being directly impacted or rubbed if the crown is set at 3 o’clock during hand movement, which indirectly enhances the safety of the watch. Sex.

The special design of the canned catfish mentioned above allows it to maintain a high level of water resistance and compression resistance. For a relatively recent example, in 2014, SEIKO had cooperated with the JAMSTEC unmanned detection machine ‘KAIKO 7000Ⅱ’, and then Carrying a canned catfish watch with a water-resistant kilometer when launching it underwater, it was a surprise, because the probe later penetrated the sea more than 3,000 meters, but the canned catfish was able to operate normally as usual, mostly because of the front The careful design mentioned can make the water resistance of canned catfish so reassuring.

Taste Of People’s Watches Four Recommended Price Of People’s Watches

Watches have now become a kind of decoration. Whether it is a fashionista or the general public, they will occasionally talk about watches. Whether it is a domestic watch or an imported watch, it is not expensive. The most important thing is to suit yourself. Watches are not that far out of reach, today I recommend a few personal watches.

Mido MULTIFORT (helmsman series) M005.430.11.061.00 watch

Watch series: MULTIFORT (helmsman series)
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: stainless steel
Strap material: stainless steel
Case diameter: 42 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 6,700
Watch details: mido / 8565 /
A brief review of the watch: Mido entered the Chinese market as early as 1938. Because of its affordable price, reliable quality, and beautiful appearance, it has always been loved by Chinese people. This watch is equipped with an ETA2836-2 self-winding movement, which has a power reserve of 40 hours and a vibration frequency of 28,800 times. This ensures that the watch moves accurately and the watch is water-resistant to 100 meters.

Tissot T-Classic T41.5.413.73

Watch Series: T-Classic Series
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: PVD plating
Strap material: leather
Case diameter: 39 mm
Domestic public price: ¥ 4,650
Watch details: tissot / 21975 /
Brief review of watches: Tissot is a Swiss brand that takes the ‘civilian luxury’ route. Like many Swiss brands, Tissot has a more than 100-year history, but Tissot’s price is more attractive than any other Swiss watch brand. This watch looks better than the pictures, but the watch is also relatively picky.

Hamilton Khaki H78719553

Watch series: Khaki
Movement type: manual machinery
Case material: Stainless steel
Strap material: leather
Case diameter: 46.5 mm
Watch details: hamilton / 27588 /
Brief review of watches: This is the end of 2012. Hamilton has entered the 120th anniversary of sea, land and air timepieces, and has launched the KhakiNavyPioneer limited edition watch in pursuit of setting sailing Immortal monument. The case size with a diameter of 46.5 mm is enough to show the domineering of the Navy. The polished steel case and crown make the watch even brighter; the double-layered toothed bezel design above the case is Hamilton A major feature of the touch is extremely shocking.

Certina DSACTIONDIVER C013.407.11.051.00 watch

Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: stainless steel
Strap material: stainless steel
Case diameter: 43.2 mm
Domestic public price: RMB 6.200
Watch details: certina / 20815 /
Brief review of the watch: The design of this watch personally feels like a Rolex and Omega. Ultra-wide luminous hands, and the luminous dot time scale is also a large design, this design makes it possible to read the time clearly in the deep sea. The watch is water-resistant to 200 meters, with a stainless steel case and bracelet.

Summary: In fact, wearing a watch varies from person to person, the watch that suits you is the best watch. Getting started is very important. Some people have knowledge and white disks, but some people cannot control white disks. The prices of the several watch watches recommended above are relatively close to the people, and the general public can also be very exemplary and very interesting.

Time Travel On The Horizon Tenth Anniversary Celebration Of Shanghai Vacheron Constantin House

[Shanghai, May 27, 2018] Swiss watchmaker Vacheron Constantin celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Vacheron Constantin House in Shanghai and debuts the Métiers d’Art Master Series Les Aérostiers Hot Air Balloon Watch in China , Leading guests into a magnificent ‘time trip above the horizon’.
   In 2008, the Vacheron Constantin House was completed in the east of the “twin villas” at 796 Huaihai Middle Road, a historic building in Shanghai. It is the first boutique with an open customer service center created by a fine watchmaking brand in China. The Vacheron Constantin House, which integrates sales, customer service, exhibitions and attic craftsmen, not only displays a full range of brand products, but also provides customers from all over the country with respect and exclusive services. It has also become a new timepiece and rare Masterpieces debut in China’s top places.

Walk through the ‘Time Tunnel’ surrounded by a pillar of light and experience the extraordinary ’10’ years of Vacheron Constantin House
    On the night of the celebration, through a section of ‘Time Tunnel’ surrounded by pillars of light, a fantasy twin villa rendered by Huaguang came to the guests’ eyes. A giant hot-air balloon standing up to 6 meters stood in the twin villa gardens, resembling the 1783 Wonderful moment when mankind first realized the dream of hot air balloon flight. Then, a gorgeous light and shadow show instantly made this mansion that witnessed the passing of time more colorful, and the light and shadow changed, and the guests seemed to be in the ‘garden of light’.

A grand sound and light feast, the extraordinary moment of the 18th century mankind’s dream of flying with a hot air balloon

   At this event, the Vacheron Constantin House was transformed into an art space. The first floor is based on the theme ‘Salon des Arts’ and presents guests with amazing works of arts and crafts. Five Métiers d’Art Master Series Les Aérostiers hot air balloon watches first appeared in China. The brand’s hand-carved masters completed a pioneering work on a square-inch dial, using two extremely difficult arts and crafts-hand-embossed crafts (Bas-relief engraving) and plique-à-jour, faithfully restored the five hot air balloon flight feats completed in France between 1783-1785. And Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers master craftsman ‘Jinianlongteng’ watch, opaque Burgundy red enamel dial, decorated with hand-carved Jinlong pattern, implying wealth, authority and success, the carving process presents subtle nuances The dragon form is so beautiful and beautiful.

The twin twin villas sprang up in cups and plates to pay tribute to the witnesses of the legendary house of Vacheron Constantin for ten years.

   Following the wooden stairs, the Atelier des Merveilles on the second floor reveals the exquisite mechanical world of superbly complex timepieces. The most intricate and customized special timepiece in the history of fine watchmaking-reference number 57260 is displayed in the atrium on the second floor with its pride and style; and during this celebration, a number of watches that combine sophisticated features with exquisite arts and crafts, such as Les Cabinotiers, the attic artisan’s three-question tourbillon ‘Twilight Evening Moon’ watch, is a wonderful masterpiece of art and watchmaking. In addition, the brand’s many superb complex function watches are also wonderful, allowing guests to experience the smart charm of sophisticated and complex machinery.

(From left to right) On the evening of the 10th anniversary of the Vacheron Constantin House, Mr. Christian Selmoni, Director of Vacheron Constantin Style and Heritage, Ms. Clemence Charrier, Global Retail Director, Ms. Song Yilun, Chief Executive Officer of China, Mr. Liu Rongsong, General Manager of China, and Client Director of Loft Artisan Mr. Dominique Bernaz toasting

   On the third floor of the Vacheron Constantin House, a sound and light feast commemorating the dream of human flight began the dinner. The magnificent hot air balloon soars into the sky, leading guests into the wonderful moment of human beings’ continuous exploration and realization of dreams. With the change of background music and atmosphere, guests also experienced a creative and unique time. The hot air balloon journey from Geneva to Shanghai, from the 18th century to the 21st century, dreams lead the bright prospects, go all out and strive for excellence, just like this wonderful journey of time on the horizon, endless.

Time Setting Method Of Seiko Spring Drive Movement Model 5r66, 5r67

How to adjust the time of SNR019J1 and SNR021J1 watches of Seiko Spring Drive movement models 5R66 and 5R67? I will tell you something.
 When setting the time, make sure the watch is moving: the mainspring is fully wound.
 The 24-hour hand can be used in two ways. Due to the different forms of use, the time setting steps are different, please set in
Select the method before setting the time.
 Method 1: Only use the 24-hour hand as the morning (A.M) / afternoon (P.M) indicator to display the 24-hour time

This is the standard form of use for the 24-hour hand.
 Method 2: Use the 24-hour hand to indicate the time in different time zones.
For example: By setting the 24-hour hand to Greenwich Mean Time and setting the hour and minute hands to your own time at the same time, you can easily confirm Greenwich Mean Time with the 24-hour hand
How to set the 24-hour hand as a universal 24-hour indicator (when mode 1 is selected)
1. Pull the crown out to the second compartment

With the crown pulled out at the 12 o’clock position, the second hand stops at that position. When setting the time, make sure the watch is running and the mainspring is fully wound.
2. Turn the crown counterclockwise to set the 24-hour and minute hands to the current time.

Only the 24-hour hand and the minute hand are set at this stage. The hour hand can be set later. Therefore, it is not necessary to adjust the hour hand even if the hour hand indicates the wrong time. The date changes depending on where the hour hand is located. Don’t worry though, you can adjust it later. Set the minute hand slightly later than the appointment time, and then slowly turn back to the time you want to make an appointment.
3. Push the crown back to the original position with the time signal.
This completes the setting of the 24-hour hand, minute and second hands to the current time.
4. Pull the crown out to the first compartment.
5. Turn the crown to set the hour hand to the current hour.

In addition, the date needs to be adjusted at this time. The date is converted at midnight. When setting the hour hand, make sure that the AM / DOWN, etc. are set correctly. Turn the crown slowly and check that the hour hand moves in 1-hour increments. When the hour hand is adjusted, other hands will move slightly. This is not a malfunction.
6. After setting the time, push the crown back to its original position.

Master’s Watch 2014 ‘clocks And Miracles’ Asian High-end Watch & Clock Exhibition

Baume & Mercier regards femininity and elegance as the theme of the second ‘Clocks and Miracles’ Asian Haute Horlogerie Exhibition. The brand will unveil a new contracted women’s watch collection at this Asian watchmaking event. At this year’s ‘Clocks and Miracles’ watch exhibition, Baume & Mercier men’s watches will also show extraordinary elegance. The Crichton Collection, a symbol of Baume & Mercier’s fine watchmaking tradition and craftsmanship, will launch a new model to celebrate the second anniversary of the collection.

   Baume & Mercier watches have more than a century of tradition in women’s watches. Nowadays, the brand proudly launches a new appointment series by virtue of its extraordinary innovative spirit. This series reflects the style of the times, and the design is inspired by the brand’s collection watches, with both elegance and modernity. The lines of the series are simple and elegant. The oval bezel and round stainless steel case are perfectly matched with red gold, mother-of-pearl and diamond decoration. This series of watches is exquisite and elegant, with 30 mm and 34 mm models, equipped with quartz movement or traditional Swiss-made automatic mechanical movement. As promised, the watch series is as beautiful and moving as it is, forming an invisible and strong bond with the wearer, remembering the moving moments in life.

   With more than 185 years of fine watchmaking tradition and craftsmanship, Baume & Mercier watch continues to surpass itself, introducing three new men’s watches of the Crichton series. One of these watches is equipped with an exceptionally hand-wound mechanical movement that provides a power reserve of up to eight days. The size of this watch is broad and the case is made of red gold. It is limited to 185 pieces. It is designed to show the brand’s spirit of celebration and meet the expectations of the city’s masterpieces of fine watches.

   Regardless of whether it is the appointment series or the Crichton series, Baume & Mercier watches always accompany the wearer through the wonderful moments of life through outstanding watch works. Beautiful weddings, happy birthdays, personal achievements … countless touches have been condensed and precipitated under the testimony of famous Swiss watch brand celebrities and turned into the most precious moving memories.

Valentine’s Day Gift Omega’s New Constellation Pair Table

In 1982, Omega released a new watch, showing avant-garde and timeless design concept, this is the Constellation Manhattan Watch. The ‘claw’ design known today is one of the most recognizable watches in the world. This unique design not only enhanced the extraordinary beauty of the watch’s appearance, but also reflected the extremely high functionality in that era: the claws firmly fixed the sapphire crystal glass and washer on the case, thereby ensuring the watch’s Waterproof properties.

The earliest ‘claw support’ design introduced for functional considerations played an important role in the widespread popularity of constellation watches with its distinctive style, and its significance exceeded people’s imagination-‘claw support’ has become the definition The logo of this watch series.乎 Almost unlimited choices
The release scale of the new constellation series is unprecedented. Functionality and design are further enhanced, and dials and diamonds offer more options. This new watch series is bound to attract a wider target group-everyone can find at least one new constellation watch suitable for their own wear.
As with all Constellation watches, the new Constellation watches are both stylish and elegant. The newly designed constellation series is available in five sizes: diameter 24mm, 27mm, 31mm, 35mm and 38mm.
The dials of the new Constellation watches are available in a variety of colors, including silver, champagne, brown and black. Other models are very eye-catching with a white mother-of-pearl dial. Some of these dials are decorated with a pattern of rays radiating from the position of the star emblem. The triangular arched hands are either rhodium-plated or 18K red gold or yellow gold with a luminous coating.
Famous claws still appear on every constellation watch, but their design has been refined and upgraded ingeniously. The bracelet still has the familiar horizontal links, but this new ‘Mono Rang’ bracelet with butterfly buckle has been redesigned to further improve wearing comfort.
Constellation Deluxe Edition
Each constellation in the universe has the most eye-catching stars, and in the Omega constellation series, the most brilliant light is the constellation luxury watch.
The 米 Omega Constellation Luxury Edition watch is set with a large number of round diamonds set in the extraordinary technique of ‘Snowflake Inlay’. The seemingly random mosaic layout elegantly conveys the geometric beauty of each diamond of each watch.
Breakthrough imagination and blooming charm, the Omega Constellation Luxury Edition watch conveys the value and connotation of the new series. This series that shows infinite luxury charm is undoubtedly one of the most elegant watch series in Omega’s 161-year history.
Excellent tradition, perfect continuation
As an important core element of Omega’s glorious tradition, the Constellation Watch has been completely upgraded in the new series. It is extremely modern and blooms unlimited vitality. As a new distinguished member of the world-renowned constellation series, the new Omega constellation series perfectly interprets its original style, excellent design and technological innovation.

Why Buy Gold And Rose Gold?

It is not too late to get to the topic. After writing several articles about the movement in succession, I decided to write an article that was completely linked to ‘money’. High-energy warning ahead, brothers who think that buying a watch is too ‘superficial’, and think that buying a watch is considered ‘uninteresting’, please avoid it, because the following content is related to these. Brothers who are interested in watch prices, or brothers who are considering changing hands, please continue.
We all know that there are several types of gold watches.
   Gold is gold, platinum, rose gold (also red gold), and platinum. Platinum is the most expensive gold. It is not at the same level as the previous three types of gold. A platinum case watch is more expensive than the gold, platinum, and rose gold models of this watch, and it is not a little more expensive. To about 40% (this is a number I roughly wrote). For example, the public price of Patek Philippe Platinum’s 5140P is more than 790,000, and the gold 5140J is more than 620,000, which is more than 100,000. So platinum is beyond our scope.

Gold case 5140J (top) and platinum case 5140P (bottom)
   Gold, rose gold, and platinum are all one thing, and the case is now made of 18K gold. Because different metals are added to gold, it causes gold to appear in different colors. When tin and nickel become white, it is white gold, and when copper is multi-color, red is rose gold. So platinum, rose gold, and gold are one thing.

   White gold, gold, rose gold, some brands of watches, or some jewelry, different gold but the same price. But for many brands, there will be some differences in the price of different gold shells. For example, the most typical version of a Rolex watch is the same in gold, rose, and platinum. Gold shells are the cheapest, rose gold and platinum shells are a little more expensive. For example, Rolex’s new 40mm DD, the price of the gold case 228238 is 250,000, the rose gold 228235 case is 280,000, and the platinum case 228239 is also 280 (I took the whole number, and the platinum case 228206 is 480,000) . Both rose and platinum are more expensive than gold. This is because many white and rose golds have added extra precious metals. We all know that platinum and rose gold are special in color, but the disadvantage is that they will change color over time, and the color will be dark. At the same time, platinum needs to be plated with rhodium on the outer layer, which will wear out over time. To prevent this, Rolex will improve the ‘ingredients’ of platinum and rose gold. Add platinum to platinum and rose gold to make the color stable and do not change color for a long time, so Rolex’s rose gold is called eternal rose gold, and platinum is called eternal platinum. The method is similar for other brands of watches.

Rolex’s various gold versions of DAY DATE 40, from left to right, are eternal rose gold, platinum, eternal platinum, and gold.
   The ‘ingredients’ of rose gold and platinum become complicated. Some need rhodium plating, and some add platinum. The price is higher, so this is why some rose and platinum are more expensive than gold. When we went to the counter to buy a watch, there were no problems. Platinum, gold and rose gold were free to choose.

But when we get tired of wearing our watches, the difference comes out.

   I said two things I encountered some time ago. I shot a platinum Breguet 7057 a while ago. The public price of platinum 7057 is 218500, and the public price of rose gold is 217800. You can use this price as a reference. At that time, the star of a TV drama, just happened to wear a 7057 on the TV, just like the watch in my hand. The TV series is very hot. I watched it well. The stars are of the same style, which is convenient for shooting. The fact is, I haven’t been out for a long time, because many players think my watch is expensive. They all came to bargain, and when I saw blood, I hurt. I also know that I lost money on the platinum shell, the ‘cheap’ selling of the platinum shell and the ‘expensive’ selling of the rose gold shell, and the gap between them is not small. In the secondary market, rose gold is more expensive than platinum. less. In the end I discussed the price reduction, and then came out.

Platinum 7057 (top) and rose gold 7057 (bottom)
   The second thing. A brother wants to change the watch. What’s new is that everyone else is tired of wearing this watch in his hand. He wants to sell it, and then buy a separate watch. This brother is wearing a platinum Vacheron Constantin 85180 in his hand, and then wants to exchange for a rose gold 85180. Same watch, want to change to another gold shell version. When I first heard my brother tell me about this, I was still surprised. I had never seen such a situation before. The official price of Vacheron Constantin’s 85180 white gold case and rose gold case should be the same (I checked it online), but in the case of changing the table (in the secondary market), the price is different. The 85180 rose gold case is more expensive than the white gold case. Even if you find a rose gold case, you will have to make up the difference if you change the table, and there should be a difference of 88,000. The difference is not small. This matter has yet to come to an end, and I also want to know if he can switch to it in the end.

Vacheron Constantin Platinum 85180 (top) and Rose Gold 85180 (bottom)
   In fact, these situations are normal. Platinum looks like a steel watch. It costs a lot of money to buy a gold watch, but people who do n’t know it still think it is a steel watch. Many people will feel awkward. If I am, I also want to think Change the table. Most people have this mentality, so it affects the market situation. For the same watch, gold and rose gold go higher, and the price of platinum is lower. This situation can even affect platinum watches in some cases. Although the value of platinum is higher than gold, rose gold, and platinum, platinum also looks similar to steel watches, which has led to some non-hot platinum watches (note that I am talking about non-hot watches, not those famous models) ), When changing hands, in the secondary market, the value drops. So as we have seen, Patek Philippe, Rolex, etc., many popular watches are gold, rose gold versions, which is a matter of preference for many people (except 5296G orbital surface).

Patek Philippe orbital surface 5296G, orbital surface 5296G is a very popular platinum watch.
   I like gold and rose gold because the color is golden at first glance. You don’t need to look at the dial to be blue, like the platinum and blue ghosts, to know that it is a platinum watch. This reminds me of a while ago when I went to buy a ring, all kinds of gold, the same price, and finally gold. I ca n’t wear a watch. I wear a watch for a while and always want to change it. The brothers who always change watches are higher in gold and rose gold than in platinum. You can refer to this situation. Brothers who are not bad money please feel free.