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Mouvement ETA 2824-2

ETA 2824-2 movement: history and technical data

The 2824-2 movement from the watch manufacturer ETA is a classic in the industry. But where does this international recognition come from, what are the characteristics of this caliber?

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Verre saphir ou verre minéral, quelles différences?

Sapphire, mineral or acrylic glass, which glass to choose for your watch?

Between the Sapphire glass, the mineral glass or the acrylic glass, it's difficult to see the difference. The Charlie team explains in detail the characteristics of each.

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Pourquoi l'acier inoxydable ne rouille pas?

Stainless steel: Why doesn't it rust?

Standard steel rusts, but the steel of Charlie Paris watches is stainless and does not rust. How is this phenomenon explained? What are the characteristics of the 316L steel used for our watches?

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premiere montre

Who invented the watch and in what year?

Before the invention of the watch, it was not easy to have an idea of the time, it was necessary to wait to go to a city to consult the only clock hanging on the bell tower.

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Mouvement 9122 de chez Miyota, histoire et fiche technique-Charlie Paris

9122 movement from Miyota, history and technical sheet

Watchmaking enthusiasts agree that this movement is a real "tractor" for its robustness and reliability.

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Comment régler son bracelet de montre en maille milanaise ?

How to adjust a watch strap in Milanese mesh?

Discover in this article how to adjust very simply your watch strap in Milanese mesh.

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changement d'heure explication

Time change: how to explain it?

You may be surprised to learn that the time change is the result of historical, geopolitical and economic decisions.

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Tourbillon au sein d'une montre : À quoi sert-il ?

Tourbillon in a watch: What is it for?

A tourbillon is a watchmaking complication whose primary purpose is to reduce the effect of gravity on the operation of mechanical watches. From the first tourbillon by Abraham Louis Breguet to the...

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 greenwich heure meridien
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Why is the Greenwich meridian the reference meridian?

The term GMT, Greenwich Mean time, dates back to 1675. It was not until 1880 that Greenwich was adopted as world standard time.

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horlogerie montre française

A short history of watchmaking (French)

From the 13th century to today, from the beginnings of watchmaking to the rise of luxury timepieces, the history of French watchmaking through political, technical and social revolutions.

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montre a gauche pourquoi
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Why do we wear our watch on the left side more than on the right?

Many of you wear your Charlie on your wrist, but not just any wrist! Very often the left one.  There are various explanations for this, but just for you, we have chosen three.

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aiguille montre
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Clockwise: why do the hands turn from left to right?

It is necessary to go back to Greek antiquity to really understand the choice of the direction of the hands which will allow the functioning of watches a few centuries later.

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Pourquoi est-il toujours 10h10 sur une montre de présentation ?

Why is it always 10:10 on a presentation watch?

You may not have noticed it yet, but it's always 10:10 at Charlie Paris. Here are the real reasons: a historical event and aesthetic codes.

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attendre 107 ans pourquoi dit-on cela

"Waiting 107 years": where does this expression come from?

Waiting 100 years is already a long time... Waiting 107 years seems like an eternity! So how did this expression come about and where does it come from?

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60 secondes dans une minute
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Why are there 60 seconds in a minute?

Why are there 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour and 24 hours in a day? To find the origin, we must go back to the Egyptian antiquity.

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Super luminova, comment ca marche?

Super-LumiNova on a watch: What's it for?

Have you always wondered how it is possible to read the time on your watch even in the dark? All the answers to your questions in this article.

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