The company early on saw the market potential for wristwatches, producing finished models as early as 1905. By the 1910s, it was producing Calibers specifically manufactured for wristwatches, while most other companies were still using pocket watch movements adopted (some rather crudely) for conversion into wristwatches. One of the first wristwatches we see is a Tavannes wristwatch made for the U.S. Signal Corps. I am very much a “watch guy”. If you’re reading aBlogtoWatch, then chances are high that you’d consider yourself to be a member of the same club. But it’s worth noting that within our niche group of horologically inclined individuals, there are several sub-categories of watch enthusiasts.
The “exclusive” part comes from the fact that Tavannes watches are sold strictly through a network of authorized dealers, most of them independent. No big-box or department stores, no direct (or third-party) Internet sales. “We don’t want our customer buying a watch, and then seeing it offered a month later on a home shopping channel at half of what they paid,” says Cummings. If your watch is equipped with an automatic mechanical movement, its spring is wound up thanks to the movements of your wrist, which cause an oscillation that supplies the energy required for the winding system.
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Tank” is a term that is supposedly registered by Cartier. Even though it is common to refer to tank watches when a watch is rectangular, Cartier has informed me through their New York lawyers that I should not use tank, tank shaped, tank style, tank-shaped, tank-style or tank like. They say that “tank” refers to their product only. I doubt that tank-shaped referring to the shape of a military tank when seen from above would be a violation of their registered tank trademark. To fight this would take such funds, that I will try to refrain from using tank when referring to rectangular wristwatches. What hogwash IMHO.
As a professional talking head on watches I often get asked about investing in watches for profit. The idea that you’ll buy a watch and wait until it increases in value doesn’t made for good sense. Plus, historically it doesn’t happen often even with extremely rare watches. Of course this is not the universally the case, but if I was your investment adviser, I would say stick with watches for wearing not anticipating. I searched your site and found the post on digital watches , but I would love your (and your readers’) opinions on non-digital wrist watches. It would be useful to hear suggestions at various price points.