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Cincinnati Watch Company on Cincinnati dot com The Enquirer

We were fortunate enough to have a copy of the article published by Cincinnati.com here - This article is for subscribers only.  While we recommend you subscribe to Cincinnati.com for all their great content we understand that we may not be able to pay for all news channels and may not be subscribed at this time.  Here is the article written by Cameron Knight at Cincinnati.com about the Cincinnati Watch Company. Click Here For The PDF We are grateful for, as it turns out, fellow watch fan writer Cameron Knight to have joined us in our private watchmaking workshop...

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What Does MagSafe Charging Mean for Mechanical Watch Lovers?

When Apple announced MagSafe charging for the new iPhone 12 to most of the world it sounded like an innovative and exciting way to charge your phone wirelessly, but for watch lovers and watchmakers it sounds like a new way to magnetize watches.  How MagSafe Charging Works MagSafe charging uses an array of magnets embedded in the phone to help MagSafe chargers align with the charging coil for the most efficient charging. Both the phone and charger (along with a whole line of accessories like cases and wallets) have magnets in them. Built into the system is a shield to protect the phone...

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"The Cincinnatian" Our Own Luxury Steam Train

Cincinnati, We Had Our Own Train! ...and Now we have our own watch! The most luxurious train that ever embarked out of the Union Terminal train station was "The Cincinnatian", a luxurious steam train speedster that made the Cincinnati to Washington DC trip in 12 hours in 1948! Amazing Luxury for its Day in 1948  The Cincinnatian reinvented luxury train travel for its day boasting: Air Conditioned Passenger Train Cars Restrooms in Every Passenger Car Reclining Seats  Great Food Amazing lounge areas - back when you could smoke in a train car! Things we take...

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An introduction to Quartz Watches from Our Watchmaker

Let me introduce myself since this is my first blog post. My name is Jordan Ficklin and I’m the new watchmaker here at the Cincinnati Watch Company. I have been working with watches for 20 years and I love it! Now, unlike many watchmakers I am a big fan of quartz watches and with the launch of our first quartz watch here at Cincinnati Watch Company I thought it would be a good idea to do a quick introduction to quartz. Form over FunctionAll 3 watches in the Time Hill collection feature quartz movements. This was a decision we made based on form over function. We wanted the time hill...

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Hear our In-House Watchmaker Discuss Escapements!

We joined the Whiskey & Watches Podcast guys for the 3rd time! Listen to new Co-Owner and In-House Watchmaker Jordan Ficklin discuss his experience as a watchmaker, talk escapements, and the future of our brand. (With a bit of joking and fun mixed in) Episode 33. Listen here for free on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/589UZVxOspmiON8MhrRHkb?si=BrG9V3NpSriuopaNK8m57g (Also available on Apple podcasts or your podcaster of choice)

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Watch Assembly in Cincinnati, Ohio. USA

Big change for the Cincinnati Watch Company! Hello Cincinnati Watch Company family. We do consider you all to be a member of the family! Your support has helped us create this dream, and provide funds to worthy American non-profit institutions. We have looked forward to the day we could evolve. To “In-house” the design, QC and assembly was a long-standing goal from the start, and we knew it would separate us from many other American owned watch brands who outsource every aspect of the watches they produce. Being in more control of our own destiny and quality has been top of mind for us. ...

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Cincinnati Museum Center COVID Relief Fund

The recent renovation of the Union Terminal ensured that the art deco centerpiece of Cincinnati will stand for another 100 years. But the COVID virus threat has had a major impact on ticket sales and the livelihood of the people that work at the Cincinnati Museum Center. The Union Terminal COVID Relief Fund helps the Cincinnati Museum Center fund their operating budget while ticket sales are reduced and the Terminal has been closed. Please consider making a donation to the operating budget of the Cincinnati Museum Center during COVID. Donate $50 or more to the Cincinnati Museum Center at the...

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Antikythera Mechanism Predicted Eclipses 2000 Years Ago

Antikythera Mechanism, the first "Orrery". (Of course, we are infatuated with the Antikythera Mechanism as the next guy, amirite?! We give all respect to the many scientists, magazines, YouTubers, NOVA, all the money invested in, discovery, inspection and publication of this amazing discovery. Lucky as I am to have access to one of the best Horologists in the United States, I asked Jordan) When Isaac Newton discovered the Laws Of Motion as equations he provided humanity calculations that allowed scientists & mathematicians to calculate the motions of our solar system....

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The First Programmable Computer: Automaton Jaquet Droz

Humans are amazing, and amazing humans seem to be connected to the realm of all capable thought and ideas. Pierre Jaquet Droz Pierre Jaquet Droz proved he is one of those connected humans when he invented the first programmable computer, and possibly the first AI robot when he built The Writer, an automaton, around 1760. Pierre Jaquet Droz is one of the most fascinating horologists in the history of watchmaking. His creative flair matched an inventive engineering talent proved in his inventions, watches, and music boxes. Who invented the computer? Jaquet Droz in Switzerland around 1760....

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United States Playing Card Company Clock & Tower

The Cincinnati Watch Company has a great affinity for the former United States Playing Card Company factory in Norwood, this is where the Gruen Watch Company leased space for their own movement making machines from 1948 and possibly until 1957, with certainty from between 1948 - 1950. Gruen had to get special permission from the Swiss government to be allowed to produce Gruen's own mechanical watch movements. Time Hill did not have the factory floor space the machining tools needed so leasing space inside of the old United States Playing Card Company factory in Norwood was a great solution. ...

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