David Flett

Instagram: @hudsonvintagewatches

David is a writer, technologist, SAE-published engineer and patent-holder who has been fascinated with watches from his earliest years. He brings technical knowledge, an entrepreneurial spirit and an appreciation of all things vintage to Beyond the Dial.

As a Brit now living in the mid-Hudson Valley, David’s career has spanned California, the Netherlands, the Channel Islands, France, Belgium and now New York with jobs as varied as designing spacecraft to international finance. He has a Mathematics degree from the University of Bath and a post-graduate diploma in Spacecraft Design from Southampton University.

David has deep interests in both the history of Seiko watches and everything Ferrari; making several pilgrimages to the storied Italian manufacturer to indulge the later.

When not working, writing, restoring watches, cooking or driving his vintage Ferrari, David can usually be found trying to keep up with his three young children.

David’s Articles

King Seiko Collector Guide Part 2 – Upping the Beat Rate

King Seiko Collector Guide Part 2 – Upping the Beat Rate

Hands-On Review – Christopher Ward C65 Divetimer

Hands-On Review – Christopher Ward C65 Divetimer

Hands-on Review – Longines Heritage Classic Sector Dial

Hands-on Review – Longines Heritage Classic Sector Dial

Refinishing Hardlex Crystals with Ben Levy

Refinishing Hardlex Crystals with Ben Levy

Hands-On Review – C Ward C63 Sealander Automatic

Hands-On Review – C Ward C63 Sealander Automatic

Relapping Grand Seiko – Honoring Taro Tanaka’s  Vision

Relapping Grand Seiko – Honoring Taro Tanaka’s Vision

Hands-On Review – Tutima M2 Coastline Chronograph 6430-06

Hands-On Review – Tutima M2 Coastline Chronograph 6430-06

King Seiko Collector Guide Part 1 – Evolution of the 44KS

King Seiko Collector Guide Part 1 – Evolution of the 44KS

Owner Review – anOrdain Model 1 Green Fumé

Owner Review – anOrdain Model 1 Green Fumé

Hands-On Review – Grand Seiko SBGK007

Hands-On Review – Grand Seiko SBGK007

Collector Guide –  Interpreting Timegrapher Results

Collector Guide – Interpreting Timegrapher Results

Collector Guide – Seiko Crown Special, An Alternative to Vintage Grand Seiko

Collector Guide – Seiko Crown Special, An Alternative to Vintage Grand Seiko

Hands-On Review – Zenith Chronomaster Sport (1/10th Second Chronograph)

Hands-On Review – Zenith Chronomaster Sport (1/10th Second Chronograph)

Seiko History – Daini, Suwa, Fact and Fiction

Seiko History – Daini, Suwa, Fact and Fiction

Curating The Collection – Out With The Pogues, In With the Vintage Grand Seiko

Curating The Collection – Out With The Pogues, In With the Vintage Grand Seiko

Hands-On Review – Uncle Seiko Vintage Straps

Hands-On Review – Uncle Seiko Vintage Straps

Hands On Review – Christopher Ward C65 Chronograph

Hands On Review – Christopher Ward C65 Chronograph

Hands-On Review – Brew Retromatic

Hands-On Review – Brew Retromatic

Owner Review – Squale 50 Atmos ‘Originale Opaco’

Owner Review – Squale 50 Atmos ‘Originale Opaco’

Hands-On Review – Christopher Ward C60 Sapphire

Hands-On Review – Christopher Ward C60 Sapphire

How Many Watches are in Your Collection?

How Many Watches are in Your Collection?

Hands-On Review – Moser Streamliner Centre Seconds

Hands-On Review – Moser Streamliner Centre Seconds

Hands-On Review – Tutima Patria 6601-02 Dual Time

Hands-On Review – Tutima Patria 6601-02 Dual Time

Hands-On Review – Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT

Hands-On Review – Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT

Seiko Bell-Matic – The Complete Guide

Seiko Bell-Matic – The Complete Guide

Birth-Year Seiko Watches: 1970-1979

Birth-Year Seiko Watches: 1970-1979

Birth-Year Seiko Watches: 1960-1969

Birth-Year Seiko Watches: 1960-1969

Why and How to Collect Vintage Watches

Why and How to Collect Vintage Watches