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

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Restoration Workbench </span>– The Two Year MACV-SOG Seiko Restoration

Restoration Workbench – The Two Year MACV-SOG Seiko Restoration

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Collector Guide </span>– The Seiko Pogue on its 50th Anniversary

Collector Guide – The Seiko Pogue on its 50th Anniversary

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Collector Guide </span>How A Pocket Watch Crystal Maker is Keeping Vintage King Seiko Alive

Collector Guide How A Pocket Watch Crystal Maker is Keeping Vintage King Seiko Alive

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On </span>Re-evaluating the Hermès H08

Hands-On Re-evaluating the Hermès H08

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Restoration Workbench </span> Seiko Liner 14090 – How Resistant to Water were Seiko’s Earliest Waterproof Watches?

Restoration Workbench Seiko Liner 14090 – How Resistant to Water were Seiko’s Earliest Waterproof Watches?

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Restoration Workbench </span>1960s Croton Nivada Grenchen

Restoration Workbench 1960s Croton Nivada Grenchen

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On </span>Blok 33 Vegan Children’s Watch – Helps Kids Learn To Tell Time and Love Watches

Hands-On Blok 33 Vegan Children’s Watch – Helps Kids Learn To Tell Time and Love Watches

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On </span>Yema Kavinsky… C’est Très Choutte

Hands-On Yema Kavinsky… C’est Très Choutte

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Insight </span>Why the 2022 King Seiko Relaunch was a Misstep

Insight Why the 2022 King Seiko Relaunch was a Misstep

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Book Review </span>100+ No BS Watch Tips

Book Review 100+ No BS Watch Tips

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Collector Guide </span>The Short-Lived Seiko Liner

Collector Guide The Short-Lived Seiko Liner

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Restoration Workbench </span>1970 36mm Ricoh 040121 Medallion

Restoration Workbench 1970 36mm Ricoh 040121 Medallion

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Owner Review </span>Roue Watches TPS

Owner Review Roue Watches TPS

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Restoration Workbench </span>1968 LeGant 333ft Skin Diver

Restoration Workbench 1968 LeGant 333ft Skin Diver

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Collector Guide </span>King Seiko Part 2 – Upping the Beat Rate

Collector Guide King Seiko Part 2 – Upping the Beat Rate

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Owner Review </span>Christopher Ward C65 Divetimer

Owner Review Christopher Ward C65 Divetimer

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On </span>Longines Heritage Classic Sector Dial

Hands-On Longines Heritage Classic Sector Dial

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Collector Guide </span>Refinishing Hardlex Crystals

Collector Guide Refinishing Hardlex Crystals

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On </span>C Ward C63 Sealander Automatic

Hands-On C Ward C63 Sealander Automatic

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Insight </span>Relapping Grand Seiko – Honoring Taro Tanaka’s  Vision

Insight Relapping Grand Seiko – Honoring Taro Tanaka’s Vision

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On </span>Tutima M2 Coastline Chronograph 6430-06

Hands-On Tutima M2 Coastline Chronograph 6430-06

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Collector Guide </span>King Seiko Part 1 – Evolution of the 44KS

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

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Owner Review </span>anOrdain Model 1 Green Fumé

Owner Review anOrdain Model 1 Green Fumé

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On </span>Grand Seiko SBGK007

Hands-On Grand Seiko SBGK007

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Collector Guide </span>Interpreting Timegrapher Results

Collector Guide Interpreting Timegrapher Results

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Collector Guide </span>Seiko Crown Special, An Alternative to Vintage Grand Seiko

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

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On </span>Zenith Chronomaster Sport (1/10th Second Chronograph)

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

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Collector Guide </span>Seiko Factory History – Daini, Suwa, Fact and Fiction

Collector Guide Seiko Factory History – Daini, Suwa, Fact and Fiction

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Curating the Collection </span>Out With The Pogues, In With the Vintage Grand Seiko

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

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On </span>Uncle Seiko Vintage Straps

Hands-On Uncle Seiko Vintage Straps

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On </span>Christopher Ward C65 Chronograph

Hands-On Christopher Ward C65 Chronograph

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On </span>Brew Retromatic

Hands-On Brew Retromatic

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Owner Review </span>Squale 50 Atmos ‘Originale Opaco’

Owner Review Squale 50 Atmos ‘Originale Opaco’

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On </span>Christopher Ward C60 Sapphire

Hands-On Christopher Ward C60 Sapphire

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Insight </span>How Many Watches are in Your Collection?

Insight How Many Watches are in Your Collection?

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On </span>Moser Streamliner Centre Seconds

Hands-On Moser Streamliner Centre Seconds

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On </span>Tutima Patria 6601-02 Dual Time

Hands-On Tutima Patria 6601-02 Dual Time

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Hands-On </span>Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT

Hands-On Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda GT

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Collector Guide </span>Seiko Bell-Matic

Collector Guide Seiko Bell-Matic

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Collector Guide </span>Birth-Year Seiko Watches: 1970-1979

Collector Guide Birth-Year Seiko Watches: 1970-1979

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Collector Guide </span>Birth-Year Seiko Watches: 1960-1969

Collector Guide Birth-Year Seiko Watches: 1960-1969

<span class='btd-post-cat-branding'>Insight </span>Why and How to Collect Vintage Watches

Insight Why and How to Collect Vintage Watches