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I was reminded the other day while speaking with a new intern when they asked me, “What are complications?” I had to chuckle because this comment transported me back to when my interest first started in horology. I remember after walking away from a conversation with a fellow enthusiast at the time thinking, what on earth did they mean by their timepiece has numerous complications. Not one to be embarrassed, especially after confessing how passionate I was about the category, I politely nodded, smiled, and pretended to understand. So, I was impressed to hear that our new intern was far...

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All too often people have experienced the disappointment that their watch has not lived up to their expectations. But sometimes this expectation is not realistic. The most common unrealistic expectation comprises the understanding of what ‘water resistant’ means and how it applies to a wristwatch. For starters, the term “waterproof” is not allowed by the Federal Trade Commission in the United States. This is because under the proper conditions, anything can leak. But the phrase “waterproof” is used in almost all of the rest of the world. To keep with consistency and maintain the correct understanding, at Ventoux Watches we...

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What is ‘perfect’? This is such an ambiguous term and completely subjective. What is perfect for me, may not necessarily be for you. So, for starters, let’s see what it is that we are after. Finding perfection is a pointless pursuit, nothing is ‘perfect’. so no wonder why people don’t know where to start or what to look for. There are so many watches in the world, so many technologies, designs, functions, quirks and features. On top of all this, if this is your first time learning about the category, some of the terminology is downright confusing. Does this mean...

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From time to time, you may hear people ask; What type of movement does your watch have? You would be forgiven to think this was the beginning of a joke to the upcoming punchline, ‘tick-tock’. But you’d be left red-faced, and the other person puzzled with your response. So, what does this mean? Well, the movement, also known as calibre, is the engine of the watch and acts as the powerhouse to make the watch and its functions operate. Basically, this internal mechanism moves the hands and powers any complications. There’s another word, complications. We will dive further into complications...

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