Well, I've tried unsuccessfully to get a reference section established on WUS, so I've created this thread as a place to put various bits of information that I come across and about which I've seen folks ask from time to time. I have no specific subject matter in mind, but I would like to have one place to which I and others can come to get unbiased info.
I'll just keep updating this first post as I find more "stuff" to add to it. Occasionally, I may paste in a writer's work. That info I will just put in separate posts within the thread.
As much as possible, I'm going to refrain from placing links to or copying and pasting opinion pieces as I feel that with facts, anyone -- novice, intermediate or expert -- can form their own opinions. Invariably, however, some writers provide a lot of good, factual information in what is otherwise an opinion piece, and at my own discretion, I'll ad them if I think they are worth adding.
If you'd like to contribute to this reference thread, I ask that you:
- Adhere to forum rule 13.5 (read it if you have not or have forgotten it) and not merely re-post content from competing watch forums.
- Refrain from posting content that is specific to a single watch or watch model. For example, fact based content about Rolex, while not the intent of this thread, would be okay, but info about the Submariner, for example, would not.
Servicing Mechanical Watches
Crystals- General Info
- Technical Notes: The Sapphire Crystal -- Wound For LifeWound For Life
Crystal Polishing - Plastic
Chronographs - Pros and Cons of Integrated and Modular Approaches to Implementing Chrono Functionality
Rattrapante Chronograph Breakdown
Technical Notes: Column Wheel vs Cam Actuated Chronographs
Technical Notes: The Silicon Hairspring
Swing Escapements and Anchor Escapements
History: Water Resistant Chronographs
Al the best.
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.
― Arthur Conan Doyle