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E65 – Divine Dials, Horological Hedonism & The Aesthetic Revolution

Horology Inc. provides us with a vast array of dial colors able to splash dopamine onto our opiate receptors. We often dismiss new colors as a superficial trend lacking horological innovation, but Allen argues that – because splashy dials spontaneously inspire joy, beauty, and emotions that, science has shown, replicate our experience of Love – great dials may be closer to the center of The Aesthetic Revolution than we ever imagined.

E62 – It Glows In The Dark!

In this essay-style episode, Allen takes a journey through the history of glow-in-the-dark materials, drawing a personal narrative spanning five decades alongside a technological and psycho-evolutionary analysis of luminescence. 

E63 – Rolex vs. Gen X

In this essay-style episode, Allen takes a journey through the history of glow-in-the-dark materials, drawing a personal narrative spanning five decades alongside a technological and psycho-evolutionary analysis of luminescence. 

E61 – From Singapore to Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taiwan, New York, London & Beyond

Daniel and Lung Lung from The Waiting List podcast join Allen and James for a 2-hour conversation about how unique regional cultural experiences shape our attitudes toward watches and each other. Expect a lot of laughter and surprises as cross-cultural discoveries emerge in this lively conversation. Related Articles

Curating The Collection – Allen Pares Back to Less Than 20 Core Watches

All activity on my personal watch collection has come to a grinding halt since I bought my two Cartier Tanks toward the end of 2020. Having invested in a stereo system and guitar stuff, both of which have been important for me during COVID isolation, my watch funds have been a bit tapped. But the… Read more »

Collector Guide – Rolex Datejust 36mm Steel 1972-1987

Let’s say you want to obtain a vintage mechanical steel 36mm Rolex Datejust, and let’s say that you’re ok with a leather strap over a bracelet, and let’s say you’re bargain hunting. If that’s you, read on.

E53 – Grokking The Rolex Explorer II While Skiing Vail

Allen takes us on a downhill journey back to his days as a ski-punk while rocking an Explorer II Polar White in Vail, CO. It’s a tale of personal rediscovery aided by a badass tool watch.