Category: Watches

What Is a Chronograph?

What Is a Chronograph?

The world of fine timepieces can seem very daunting, full of fancy functions and jargon. One of the most common complications found in high-end watches in the modern era is the chronograph, a word that sounds familiar even to novices. But what exactly is a chronograph? Simply put, a chronograph is a stopwatch. Modern chronographs … Continue reading What Is a Chronograph?

Abraham-Louis Breguet: The Wizard of Watchmaking

Abraham-Louis Breguet: The Wizard of Watchmaking

While the originators of many remarkable inventions are now lost to time, ironically, the watchmakers of today know exactly whom to credit with many remarkable innovations still in use. Abraham-Louis Breguet, founder of his namesake luxury watch company, was an incredibly prolific genius of horology whose work is the foundation of the most sophisticated timepieces … Continue reading Abraham-Louis Breguet: The Wizard of Watchmaking

How-To Guide: Pawning a Watch

How-To Guide: Pawning a Watch

If you are looking to pawn your watch, the loan officers at Chicago Loan Company, the leading collateral lending institution in the Midwest, are experienced with all fine watch brands, from Rolex to Patek Philippe to Panerai. When assessing a watch, we understand that even the minutest details can command a premium; rarity, complications, precious metals … Continue reading How-To Guide: Pawning a Watch