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    ITS ALL ABOUT THE MOVEMENT SIZE

    ONCE UPON A TIME Once upon a time, there was a boy, called Billy. He was a smart-alec, know-it-all who always tells himself that he doesn’t need to do his research before buying anything. Anything that he thinks is interesting and worth the money, he will buy without thinking twice.   At that time, Billy was searching through the e-commerce store and found a watch that interests him. It looks nice, has a modern appearance, black color plating on its case and bracelet.  It even looks like the classic Daniel Wellington watch. Furthermore, it was super cheap and was selling for RM109.00.   And before you know it, Billy has…

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    What is a Caliber?

    Sometimes, watchmakers will not use the word movement to describe the mechanism of the watch. Instead, they will use caliber. In the world of watches, caliber and movement refer to the same thing. Sometimes, watchmakers will describe the movement of watches as such, “Caliber ABC123“. An example as shown in the Seiko SNS611P1, which features a Caliber 4T53. GUNS AND WATCHES   The word caliber is also commonly used in the world of guns. Yes. That’s right, In the world of guns, caliber refers to the diameter of the bullet or the internal diameter of the gun barrel. To illustrate, here is an exploded diagram of the Glock, which shows…

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    Common Watch Terms You Need to Know PART 2

    Welcome back to our series, in “Common Watch Terms You Need to Know- Part 2″. If you want to read Part 1, you can click here as I explore the Monticello 5006A by So&Co Watches. Today, we will be exploring more watch terms which are definitely useful. But don’t just take my word for it. Read on and find out.   DIAL The dial is also known as the face of the watch. Usually used to display time, it can also display other pieces of information such as watch logo, tachymeter and other complications depending on the movement. SUB-DIAL A sub-dial is any other dials other than the main dial…

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    Common Watch Parts You Need to Know PART 1

    Horologist   noun ho· rol· o· gist | \hə-ˈrä-lə-jist    A Doctor (DR) is a person with trained medical skills. Similarly, in Malaysia, a certified Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) engineer is called professional engineer (Ingenieur/ IR). A horologist is a word which is very common in the world of watches. The definition of the word horologist is as shown;   Definition of horologist: A person with practical skills or theory of horology A maker of clocks and watches   Who admits it? Horologists sound very cool indeed. Basically, it means to be a professional in the world of watch theory and knowledge. It also means that you have training, and is capable of assembling…

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    What If I Can’t Identify My Watch Movement?

    MISSING WATCH IDENTITY?   Sometimes, do you ever notice a pattern among watch manufacturers? Instead of putting the exact movement model, they put general terms to describe the watch. For example, terms like “3 Hand Automatic Movement”, “Japanese Miyota Movement”, and others.   Generally, these terms are good at telling you the type of movements. (Mechanical, Automatic, Quartz). However, they will not tell you its identity. A well-informed gentleman knows the identity of his watch like the back of his head. After all, it is the identity of the watch which helps the gentleman in making the final decision of purchasing a watch.   I like to call these watches,…

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    Stuhrling Agent 768-How to Identify Your Movement?

    INTRODUCTION   Hey!! Welcome back to www.drmenstyle.com. If you missed my previous post about the definition of watch movements, click here. You can also find my previous post about the different types of movements, by clicking here instead.   So now that you have already known the definition and types of watch movements, the next thing a gentleman needs to know is the identity of the watch. Each watches can be identified by the movement name, also known as the model number.   WATCHES IDENTITY   Even though there are mainly 3 types of watch movements, not all mechanical watch movements are the same. This applies to automatic and quartz…

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    Mechanical, Automatic or Quartz. What Exactly Are These Watch Movements?

    Imagine this. You walk into the watch shop, hoping to purchase a new timepiece. As you enter through the front door, you saw the salesperson standing behind the counter. Both of you exchange smiles. The salesperson greets you politely, knowing of your intentions to buy a watch. But before you can take a look around the watches on display, they asked you one question. Such a simple question, yet you can’t stop to think of an answer. In fact, you felt paralyzed by this question.   “What kind of movements are you looking for”?   Of course, being a man we cannot admit that we do not know what the salesperson…

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    3 Reasons to Understand Your Watch.

      Do you remember, that I explained about watch movements previously? If you are a fan of watches like me, you will definitely be interested to know more about watches, its movements and etc. Even if you are not a huge fan, I still think every gentleman should invest time learning about watches.   But before we go on to learn about types of watch movements, we need to answer this common question. “Why spend so much time learning about watches when I only want to tell the time”? Answering the Question WHY   Well, the answer is pretty obvious. A watch can tell a lot about a man.   In fact,…