Watches have been enjoying a strong resurgence of interest in recent years. The advent of connected watches has repositioned the watch as a useful and youthful fashion accessory, but also revalued mechanical watches. Indeed, if having the latest connected watch is trendy, wearing a quality automatic watch on your wrist is a highly appreciated sign of taste. But it is still necessary to know the main signs of a quality watch.


An automatic watch, an accessory of status more than of look

Quality sometimes sounds like luxury, but you can have a quality watch without it being at a real luxury watch price. This is the main pitfall for the general public, price does not equal quality.

Sign of wealth or high status, the watch can easily be counterfeited, which will harm a brand and will not satisfy its owner. This is why it is important to know the few signs that allow you to be sure of the manufacturing quality of the watch.

The 3 signs to recognize a quality watch

Here are some tips on how to recognize the real value and quality of a watch :

Watches are special accessories that have great societal importance. They are often a reflection of our personality, but also of our social status, as such, they can be misused. Knowing the main points that make a wristwatch, a quality watch is essential for an amateur as a lover of beautiful watches.


Whether it’s a new or old watch, we always feel a certain attachment to it. When, through clumsiness or misfortune, it falls or hits an object with sufficient force, the glass that protects the dial may break or crack. When such a shock occurs, the watch’s mechanisms may have been affected, which is why it is urgent to have the dial of your watch repaired.


Have a watch face repaired by the brand’s after-sales service

Faced with such an event in the life of your watch, contacting the manufacturer should be the first reflex. Here, the objective is to obtain a first diagnosis and an estimate of the repair.

If you are satisfied with the amount of the estimate, you can engage with the brand’s after-sales service, otherwise you will have to turn to other solutions.

Have the dial of your watch repaired by a watchmaker

If you feel that the brand’s estimate is too high in relation to the repairs to be done, you can call in a specialist watchmaker. 

The latter, like the brand’s after-sales service, will examine your watch and offer you a repair estimate. Do not hesitate to consult several specialists if you want to refine the amount of the repairs. 

However, remain vigilant on the professionalism and seriousness of the specialist.

Repairing a watch yourself

If you have a repair kit and also have the skills to perform this type of maintenance, do not hesitate, it is what will cost you the least. However, be careful, if your watch is still under warranty, it will be cancelled. A watch being a jewel of precision and technology, such an attempt is risky.

When you break the dial of your watch, the best solution is to contact the after-sales service of the brand. The delays can be long, but you have the guarantee of a job well done. And when you love your watch, it is worth the best maintenance.

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Beaubleu Paris Vitruve Origine blue round hands automatic watch limited edition made in france


The holiday season is fast approaching, and with it, the age-old questions about the most appropriate gift or gifts. We offer you some tips to buy a Christmas gift for a watch enthusiast.


Give a watch as a gift

Offering a watch as a gift may seem simple at first, but in reality it has many complications. It will be necessary to use your memory to remember the preferences of the person you are giving the watch to.

These can be as much related to the visual aspect, the brand, the model as the movement of the mechanical watch.

To help you, we suggest you consult Beaubleu’s latest collection, Vitruvius.

An introductory course in watchmaking

An introduction to watchmaking. Here is a gift that will delight the most expert of watch fans. A gift to keep watches a source of passion and wonder for watch lovers.

Many companies in Paris as well as in the regions offer half-day workshops to initiate you to the assembly and disassembly of a mechanical watch. The perfect gift for a watch lover.

Small gifts to give for Christmas

You don’t have to spend a fortune on watches to please. There are, for example, watchmaking tool kits to maintain your watch. If the person likes to travel, you can also offer him a travel case and if he is an incorrigible watch collector, you can offer him a watch box as a gift.

Giving the gift of a watch is never easy, but with a little care, you can be sure to please a watch enthusiast.

If you are not sure which model to choose, let yourself be amazed by the Beaubleau models. If not, you will have books on watchmaking, accessories or an introduction to the watchmaker’s trade.

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Since the beginning of time, man has tried to master time, to understand it in order to tame it better. At the first glimmer of time control, this measurement was done with a sundial and then an hourglass. These first measures did not satisfy the man who always innovated to create this fateful tempo, which is the slow, graceful and precise flow of a mechanical watch. Let’s see in detail the history of the mechanical watch.


THE HISTORY OF THE MECHANICAL WATCH

The first mechanical clocks emerged in the 14th century. Its mechanism, if it did not allow to display the time, announced each hour by a bell sound.

The history of the mechanical watch is made of innovation and perfection of techniques, and it is a century later that the first clocks with dial were born thanks to a clever system of gears.

MINIATURIZATION, THE INNOVATION THAT WILL REVOLUTIONIZE THE MECHANICAL WATCH

Long years followed, working both for a process of simplification and especially miniaturization.

It was in the 16th century that the first portable watches finally appeared. This invention is attributed to the German watchmaker Peter Henlein. His model of watch is usually worn around the neck.

Gradually, these watches will flatten, become smaller, more discreet to become the pocket watch or the gusset watch.

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THE INVENTION OF THE WRISTWATCH

If the pocket watch or gusset watch has been democratized, it is from the beginning of the twentieth century that the wristwatch knows its rise. Invented by the Frenchman Louis Cartier and the Swiss Hans Wilsdorf, these watches gave a new impetus to the world of watches.

Other innovations followed, such as automatic watches, which would later become the norm, since they strongly favored the autonomy of the watch, the power reserve.

The history of the mechanical watch, like the race against time, is never finished. Man is constantly inventing new mechanisms and new uses. Yesterday, mechanical watches were fighting against quartz watches, today against connected watches. Man has not finished writing the long and exciting history of the mechanical watch.


You can also discover the history of the Beaubleu House and its exceptional automatic watches!