Following are a collection of links and reference documents that may be of interest or help to anyone curious about watches, their use, and their history. We hope to expand this section in the future with more information that is fun and useful to the watch collector. If you have suggestions for content, please feel free to let us know!
PM Time Service Pages:
- Horology Organizations, Associations, and Directories:
- NAWCC - National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors
- Horology - The Index - An extensive collection of horological resources, including links and information about various watch companies.
- AWCI - American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute
- Watch Blvd - Watch Merchants Directory
- Educational Materials:
- "How A Mechanical Watch Works" - A short (3 minute) animated video that shows the inner workings of a mechanical watch movement.
- Wikipedia - Pocket Watches - While still containing some ambiguous information (as of 2013), this is a wonderful overview of the history of the pocket watch.
- "Time Terms" - A list, compiled by the NAWCC, of common horological terms and their definitions.
- Other Interesting Finds:
- Patek Philippe Museum Video - A quick tour, hosted by Sotheby's, of the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva. Featured are some extraordinary timepieces and some interesting facts on the history of the company.
- Hamilton Watch Company Virtual Museum - An online gallery, in association with the National Watch & Clock Museum, featuring historical Hamilton watches as well as vintage advertisements.
- Omega's "A Journey With Time" Video - A short film, produced by Omega, detailing the company's history with timing duties at the Olympic Games, as well as their current technological and logistical involvement.
- "Timepiece" - A thoughtful video on independent watchmaking & the craft associated with horology, featuring some good watch shots and great quotes from the watchmakers (Philippe Dufour & Vianney Halter).
- "A Matter of Timing" - An interesting one-page article on the subject of pocket watches from The Denver Post (07/11/76), by J. Norman McKenzie.