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Wanna Buy A Watch? Vintage Vs. New: A Guide For The Perplexed

30 Oct 2012 / 0 Comments / in News

Jack Forster did a nice piece for Forbes magazine on the Vintage Vs. New decision that all watch buyers run into.  There are advantages and disadvantages to both, but at the end of the day buy what you love.  Enjoy the “childlike pleasure of having an ingenious little machine living its life in intimate proximity […]

Computerized Manufacturing Revolutionizes Omega, Swatch Group

05 Sep 2012 / 0 Comments / in News

On first read, I was a bit sad to read how Omega has managed to streamline and automate so many of its manufacturing tasks.  Even oiling can now be performed by a machine–gasp!  Final assembly is still done by hand, by a handful of dedicated watchmakers in Switzerland. What this article hints at, but largely […]

Brooklyn Watches- Handcrafted in the USA

04 Jul 2012 / 0 Comments / in News

David Sokosh is a watchmaker based in Brooklyn, NY.  When the economy turned sour, he closed his art gallery and decided to embark on a new adventure–something that he really loved, turning a former hobby into his new day job.  He collects vintage 60s and 70s era Swiss pocket watches and painstakingly turns them into […]

Classics in Horological Cinema: Hamilton’s “How a Watch Works,” 1949

Hamilton's "How A Watch Works"
07 May 2012 / 0 Comments / in News

Originally produced as an educational training video for salespeople, this short film, produced by the Hamilton Watch Company,  offers an interesting peak behind the curtain into the magic of a vintage mechanical watch. embedded by Embedded Video    

Investing in Fine Vintage Watches

27 Apr 2012 / 0 Comments / in News

Interesting take on investing in fine vintage watches as an alternative investment by the New York Times (here and PDF version here).  I wouldn’t liquidate your 401K, but you’ll probably get a lot more enjoyment wearing your “investment” than in opening your monthly brokerage statement.

Different Badge, Famous Maker

29 Jan 2012 / 0 Comments / in News

I’m always on the look out for a bargain–being in this business, you have to be.  One of my favorite places to go hunting is by looking just slightly off the beaten path.  In vintage watches, knowing a little about a company’s history can prove valuable.  If one knows that Leonidas merged with Heuer in […]

Tudor Advisor Heritage

29 Jan 2012 / 0 Comments / in News

Just found this great advertising video for the new Tudor Advisor Heritage  watch.  Tudor is a Rolex subsidiary, and these watches harken back to the original 1957 introduction of the Tudor Advisor.  The original Tudor Advisor, together with the release of this Heritage edition, are the only watches that Rolex has ever produced with an […]

A Master At His Craft

29 Jan 2012 / 0 Comments / in News

Saw a great article about Dimitrie Vicovanu in the New York Times a few days ago.  Vicovanu is really a master watchmaker who specializes in complicated restoration work.  His secret?  He bought out an old jewelry store many years ago and has over 14,000 movements that he keeps meticulously cataloged.  When a rare vintage watch […]