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How to adjust a deployant buckle

Deployant buckles are lovely.

Not only are they a little more 'tech' than the usual tongue-buckles, but they have some useful advantages too: both parts of the strap are connected together by the deployant buckle, so when you undo your strap, it's still looped around your wrist, so it can't easily fall on the floor. Also, once you've set it to the right size, it clicks closed to that size every time; you don't have to haul the strap through the buckle when you put your watch on, wearing the leather prematurely.

To adjust a deployant buckle, pull on the pointed end of the strap to open it.


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"A moment in time"

7 January 2015

We were mooching around, admiring the stunning watches designed by some of the 'micro-brands', when we found a post here that really rang true:

"I don’t care about economic status and in some ways dislike what a Rolex stands for – it has nothing to do with individuality, creativity, or uniqueness. It has to do with whether you’ve Made It in The System. It is purely an economic status symbol (this is not to say that Rolex doesn’t make nice watches – they do – but like any object, it means more than just its physical presentation).

I do admit to caring about what micro-brands can represent: a...

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If you fancy something a little different

Because we have a fully-qualified watchmaker in our office in Poole (- Alex), we can do things that other brands can't do, or won't.

Like building custom watches.

It's not something we do often, but it's one of life's little pleasures, being able to build a watch that's exactly what a customer wants.

Based on our stock components and often our small-batch straps, they're assembled by hand in our office in Poole, to whatever our customer wants.

This case finish, that internal bezel, those hands, that strap. If you can visualise it, we can build it.

How to use the internal bezel on a Canford

The internal bezel on the Canford works in the same way as the external bezel on other watches, and is used to time events lasting up to an hour.

It's beautifully simple to use. Turn the upper crown to rotate the internal bezel so that the triangle points to the tip of the minute hand.

Then, as time passes, you can see how many minutes have elapsed by reading the internal bezel.

If you want to see how that works, here's a little time-lapse video we shot that shows how it works.

One of the things I remember vividly growing up in Cumbria was watching the local news on Christmas Day and hearing that a Mountain Rescue team had been called out to rescue someone in distress on the fells. The one day of the year when almost everyone is enjoying having a day off with their family, the men and women of Mountain Rescue dropped what they were doing, got kitted up, and went out in appalling weather to go and help someone.

Over the years, that memory grew into a quiet goal to give something back to the people who help us to enjoy the outdoors safely.

So we contacted Mountain R...

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