Tom Roth

Born in Washington state, Tom developed an interest in photography during college at University of San Diego. There, he got started in music journalism, interviewing artists and taking photos at concerts. A life-long tinkerer and collector, it wasn’t long before Tom became fascinated with fountain pens and watches.

Those interests collided in November 2020 when Tom started at Feldmar Watch Company where he lives out every watch geek’s dream: photographing and writing about timepieces. When he’s not tinkering with his watch collection, Tom can be found traveling, biting his nails while watching PNW sports teams, and taking flying lessons.

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June 23, 2021

What Makes a Watch Tick? Understanding Movements

What is a watch movement? In the simplest terms, a watch’s movement is what makes it “go.” Often referred to as the “heart” or the “engine” of a timepiece, movements can be mechanical, automatic or quartz. Read on to learn a bit more about each type and determine which is right for you. Mechanical watch […]

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June 22, 2021

Watch Mods: Replacing a Seiko Dial and Hands

Welcome to the second edition of our recurring series on watch mods! One thing that surprises people new to watch modding is just how many components in a single watch can be swapped out and exchanged for something different! Today, we’ll show you how to change two of the most visible components – the dial […]

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June 10, 2021

How the G-Shock Became the Most Durable Watch in the World

If you’re a regular visitor to watch forums and online groups, you’ll quickly learn that the G-Shock is regarded as the most durable make of watch in the world. Those with an intense lifestyle – whether it’s engaging in high-contact sports or extreme outdoor adventures – have sung praises for the hundreds of varieties of […]

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June 10, 2021

The Origins of the Iconic NATO Strap

NATO straps have enjoyed increased popularity in recent years though they have been around for a while. This increase has even caught the attention of high-end watch brands like Omega and Breitling but can be found on brands like Bulova, Hamilton, and Rado as well. Considering how popular NATO straps are, it’s helpful to know […]

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June 8, 2021

The History of Omega: What Makes the Brand World-Famous

If you are investing in a high-end watch, there are plenty of options from the 60+ brands available at Feldmar Watch Company. When searching for that perfect watch, you’ll find that each brand seems to offer something slightly different and unique. One brand worth considering is Omega, one of the most recognized watch brands in […]

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June 2, 2021

A Quick Guide to 5 Types of Watch Clasps and Buckles

Watches are a sophisticated piece of equipment with sometimes hundreds of moving parts powering an array of built-in features. One often overlooked characteristic of a watch is the clasp or closure. When looking at watches, you’re likely to encounter a description of the type of clasp, buckle, or closure used to secure the bracelet or […]