It is difficult for a watch enthusiast on a budget to enter the world of complicated watches. Adding anything more than time and date quickly ratchets up the price beyond what most people can afford. This is especially true of chiming watches – good luck finding a mechanical Repeater or Sonnerie priced less than a car! But Reveil (or alarm) watches are the exception: These can often be found on a budget. Today we will look at a few that are up for auction and decide which (if any) is a buy.
Let me tell you the story of a watch, and help illustrate a peculiarity of this hobby in the telling. International Geophysical Year In 1957, the world was optimistic. World War II had ended, atomic energy and jet engines were on the rise, and it appeared that science and technology could accomplish anything. Why, in […]