Watches of Lancashire Blog

  • The perfect pairing: Classic cars and watches

    Classic cars and watches, two iconic symbols of style and craftsmanship, share a timeless appeal that transcends generations. Both evoke a sense of nostalgia, elegance, and sophistication. When brought together, they create a harmonious combination that celebrates the artistry and attention to detail in mechanical wonders. In this blog, we explore why classic cars and …

  • The Timeless Wisdom: The Importance of Getting Your Watch Serviced

    In today’s digital age, where we have smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches, the traditional wristwatch may seem like a relic of the past. However, there’s something undeniably elegant and timeless about wearing a well-crafted mechanical watch. These intricate timepieces require care and maintenance to ensure they continue ticking accurately and reliably. That’s where the importance of …

  • Some of our favourite rare vintage watches

    Ian and Dan speak to Richard from Watch Gecko on their favourite rare vintage watches.

  • The Force is strong in Anakin Skywalker

    This article has been reproduced with thanks to Richard Brown from Watch Gecko I think just about every Star Wars pun has already been done when you look at previous reviews of the Omega Seamaster chronometer reference 145.023, or as it is colloquially known the “Anakin Skywalker”. So forewarned is forearmed, despite the excessive overuse …

  • Getting up close and personal with the Heuer Skipper

    This article has been reproduced with thanks to Anthony Peacock from Watch Gecko Trains and boats and planes and cars. Most of the great watch companies have intersected with all these modes of transport; from station clocks to cutting-edge car design. The famous Mercedes three-pointed star, for instance, points to land, sea, and air: all …

  • Dennison watch cases

    Dennison…Who? The name Dennison may not be recognisable to some, but for people who know – they were at one time the biggest case and watch manufacturer in England during the 20th Century. This company’s founder was an American watchmaker and businessman named Aaron Lufkin Dennison (born 1812). He was responsible for setting up several …

  • Into the deep – Creating the ultimate divers watch

    Whilst Blancpain is generally regarded to have pioneered the first dive watch – the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms – in 1953, it is Rolex and Omega who spent the next two decades battling it out to produce ‘the ultimate divers watch’. Both Rolex and Omega were commissioned to supply watches to the British Royal Navy in …

  • Citizen Super Jet Watch

    A Model Citizen

    In 1959 Citizen produced the very first Japanese water-resistant watch – the Parawater. This is the grandfather of all Japanese diver’s watches and the very first produced in Japan. However, it wasn’t until 1962 that Citizen made their first “professional” divers watch – the super Jet. Water resistant to 150m and with large trapezoidal shapedtritium …

  • Omega Seamaster ‘Ploproff’ – The first professional divers watch

    The Omega Seamaster “ploprof” was launched in 1970 and was the most expensive watch in Omega’s range at this time. It was twice the price of a Rolex submariner costing 690CHF with isofrane strap and 720CHF on Milanese bracelet. Nicknamed the “ploprof” (PLOngeur PROFessionnel), it took 4 years to develop in conjunction with Comex and …

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