Here you will find a database template to enter information about the watches in your collection.
I started this project because I wanted to get some kind of grasp on my runaway collection, particularly keeping some memory of prices I had paid, the dates when my watches had been revised, what parts had been changed, where I kept original parts that could still be used, etc.
This template is for the Bento® 2 database software (more information here), offered by Filemaker®. This is a database format simple to implement and modify, and the software is also available for the iPod and iPhone, so you can carry all your information around with you!
However, sadly, Bento® 2 is available only to the Mac OS X platform.
The template may be found here. To make it work:
- Download the template to your desktop and unzip it (if needed)
- Double-click on it
- It will appear in your “Bento® 2” window...
- Start entering data
There is also the possibility of storing up to seven digital photographs of your beloved timekeepers: just drag the picture (in almost any common digital format) into the picture frame, and voilà! You can resize and recenter the picture as you wish.
Transporting the data into your iPod® or iPhone® is a simple matter of syncing between your computer and your peripheral device, but you have to buy Bento® 2 for the iPod and iPhone at the iTunes app store. Five bucks, or so…
If you use it and like it, or if you wish to suggest some improvements, drop me a line!
If there is interest, I should also soon be posting Bento® 2 databases of all the serial numbers for Omega calibers, up to 2008, all the abbreviations and metal codes in Omega technical information, and the Speedmaster models information data.
Hope you like it!