by Marco Koskinen

Month: May 2016

Inside A Tourbillon Cage

The way a Swiss lever escapement works is not that fancy or spectacular. A bit like a miniaturized grandfather clock, really. What impresses me the most is the endurance of these tiny mechanisms. The form of the gears and the amount of  friction between materials is so well thought out, that these little rascals can keep on running for years, 24/7. When you finally take them apart they often show hardly any wear… and the amount of oil needed to lube a wrist watch would fit in a fly’s nipple. Now, if that’s not impressing, I don’t know what is.

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Are Watches A Better Investment Than Stocks ?

Social Media Nugget #6

As the Swiss watch industry is collectively scratching it’s head about how to sell any more new watches and the wolves of the global wall-streets are hangin on to cash as the number one asset, vintage watches are beeing auctioned for prices unheard of. When steel-cased Rolexes that cost under 1000$ new, sell for 700.000$ , I pay attention.

Are watches a better investment than stocks?

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