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Selections From Louis Matthey’s “PATEK PHILIPPE; Les Maitres de l’ Horlogerie Genevoise”

Selections from the book “PATEK PHILIPPE; Les Maitres de l’ Horlogerie Genevoise” by Louis Matthey, printed in Geneva, Switzerland in the early 1950’s.  Text in French with beautiful illustrations of dozens of wrist and pocket watch references including the famed reference 1518 chronograph, 1526 triple calendar, 1436 split second chrono and several others.  Some pages […]

Omega Seamaster 300 165024 Big Triangle
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The 1960’s Omega Seamaster 300 – A Hands On History.

The development and commercialization of the SCUBA system in the 1930’s and subsequent rise in popularity of recreational diving brought to life a new breed of watch designed for the rigors of underwater exploration – the dive watch.  Introduced in the late 1950’s, the Omega Seamaster 300 quickly carved out a place among dive watch […]