Senin, 29 Maret 2010

History of Rolex Watch

Rolex Watch Company was founded by Hans Wilsdorf.
Wilsdorf was was born March 22, 1881, Kulmbach, Franconia (Germany).
In 1900 he gained an apprenticeship in a watch exporting firm located in La Chaux De Fonds.
At 24 Wilsdorf decided to set-up his own watch-making business.
Wilsdorf & Davies was founded in 1905 in London.
By 1908, the firm was amongst the leading watch merchants in the United Kingdom.
Wilsdorf had dreamt of creating a brand for his watches. He chose the name 'ROLEX'. It is thought he drew this name from the wording "Horlogerie Exquise".
In 1910, official recognition was gained from the "Bureau Officiel" in Bienne.
In 1925, Wilsdorf spent 100,000 Francs into advertisements based in U.K. news periodicals touting the quality of his watches.
In 1926 the "Rolex Oyster" was born.
In 1956, the gents "'Day-Date"' model appeared.
Hans Wilsdorf passed away on July 6, 1960. 

History of Omega Watch

Company founded by Louis Brandt in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, in 1848.
1900 : Awarded the Grand Prix at the Paris World Fair.
Awarded the world precision record of 97.8 points at the Kew-Teddington observatory in England in 1936.
Omega has been the official timekeeper at no less than 21 Olympic Games.
The Omega Speedmaster watch was chosen by NASA as its official chronometer in 1965.
Was the first watch to be worn on the moon on 21 July 1969. 

History of Seiko Watch

1881 : Established by Kintaro Hattori.
1892 : Foundation of Seikosha clock supply factory.
1895 : Production of Fob watches begins.
1913 : Production of the first wrist watch made in Japan.
1924 : Seiko brand first used on watches.
1964 : Seiko serves as Official Timer of Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan.
1969 : Introduction of Seiko Astron.
1970 : Establishment of Seiko Time Corporation in USA.
1982 : Seiko serves as Official Timer of World Cup Soccer Championships in Spain.
1984 : Introduction of world's first "talking" clock, the Seiko Pyramid Talk.
1986 : Seiko serves as Official Timer of World Cup Soccer Championships in Mexico.
1987 : Seiko serves as Official Timer of 2nd IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Italy. 

History of Watches

1500s : Germany : Peter Henlein creates the first pocket watch.
1485 : Leonardo da Vinci sketches a fusee for a clock.
Early 1600s : Form watches becoming popular. Cases are shaped like animals and objects. Religious themes are popular.
1635 : Around this time that the fusee was adapted from clocks to watches.
1659 - 1675 : Christian Huygens invents the "Remontoire".
1687 : Daniel Quare patents the repeating mechanism that uses bells to sound quarter hours and the hours.
1704 : Peter and Jacob Debaufre, Nicolas Facio, are the first to use rubies in watch movements.
1750 : Watch makers began using enamel on watch dials.
1759 : Thomas Mudge invents the English lever escapement.
1775 : Abraham Louis Breguet sets up his own watch making shop in Paris, France.
1780 : Abraham Louis Perrelet invents the self winding movement.
1786 : Breguet is the first to use guilloche on watch dials.
1791 : J.F. Bautte founded the watch company that would eventually become Girard-Perregaux.
1807 : Thomas Young invents the recording chronograph.
1809 : Luther Goddard of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts is the first watch manufacturer in America.
1820 : Thomas Prest registers a patent for the self winding watch.
1833 : Antoine LeCoultre starts his own watchmaking business which later become Jaeger-LeCoultre.
1837 : First Tiffany store opens.
1843: Adrien Philippe develops a watch with winding and setting through the crown.
1844 : The start, stop, and reset chronograph is invented by Adolph Nicole.
1844 : Antoine LeCoultre invents the millionometre.
1848 : Louis Brandt opens his own workshop in La Chaux-de-Fonds which eventually became the Omega Watch Company.
1853 : Tissot makes the first dual time zone watch.
1858 : Minerva is founded.
1860 : Heuer is founded.
1865 : Zenith founded.
1881 : Movado founded.
1884 : Greenwich, England is officially named the zero meridian and used as the world wide recognized basis of time zones.
1886 : Geneva Seal established.
1894 : Universal Geneve established.
1905 : Hans Wilsdorf starts the Rolex Watch Company.
1914 : Eterna introduces the first wristwatch with an alarm.
1918 : Japan : Shakosha Watch Company opened. This would become Citizen in 1931.
1923 : John Harwood is the first to mass produce a self winding wristwatch.
1924 : Tokyo : Seiko brand name is launched by Kinttaro Hattori.
1926 : Rolex introduces the first waterproof case called the "Oyster".
1929 : First anti magnetic watch created by Tissot.
1933 : Ingersoll introduces the "Mickey Mouse" watch.
1956 : Rolex introduces their first model that displays the day and date.
1957 : Hamilton introduces the world's first battery driven watch.
1962 : Rado produces the world's first scratch proof watch called the "Diastar 1".
1962 : ETA of Switzerland develops the first quartz battery operated watch.
1970 : Hamilton releases the "Pulsar", the first electronic digital watch.
1972 : Longines and Seiko introduce the LCD, (Liquid Crystal Display).
1980 : Hublot founded.
1983 : SMH of Switzerland launches the Swatch brand.
1985 : Swiss Heuer Company merges with TAG to form TAG Heuer.
1986 : Audemars Piguet introduces the first self winding tourbillon.
1991 : Franck Muller founded.
1999 : Casio innovates with the first wristwatch with a built-in Global Positioning System (GPS). 

Jumat, 26 Maret 2010

Citizen Automatic 21 Jewels

Kalau yang ini bener2 baru aku beli seminggu yang lalu. Aku suka modelnya yang sederhana tapi terkesan mewah.

Orient Crystal 27 Jewels Automatic

Ini merupakan jam tangan klasik pertama saya. Walaupun rantainya bukan ori lagi, tapi yang lainnya masih ori dan warna Crystal birunya sangat memikat hati saya dan kebetulan biru merupakan warna favorit saya.

Spesifikasi asli jam :
- Orient 27 Jewel Automatic - 1970s vintage
- Movement: Orient automatic caliber 429, 27 jewels
- Hours, minutes, seconds, day, date
- Case: Stainless Steel, 37mm across
- Bracelet: solid Stainless Steel, very thin
- Acrylic Crystal
- Water resistant

Hobi Baru

Baru 2 hari yang lalu secara tidak sengaja saya melihat-lihat jam tangan/arloji klasik yang ada di google dan tanpa pikir panjang saya langsung jatuh cinta pada hobi baru ini, yaitu mengoleksi arloji klasik /antik.
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Selamat berburu arloji klasik.