Second Looks are opportunities to revisit watches that have been available for a while – many years, even – and give them fresh consideration after the novelty and marketing hype have passed.
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Episode 50 gets a special episode in which Allen spends one minute each on fifty different lessons he’s learned over the past 30 years of being into watches.
The original Zenith Defy was a robust sports watch released in the horologically significant year of 1969. Released three years before the Royal Oak, the original Defy line consisted of octagonal and tonneau shaped cases with colorful dials and integrated bracelets.
It’s not just COVID-19, it’s the hundreds of watch brands bombarding us with hundreds of “media worthy events” every year that’s a creating clamorous mess. New watches hit the market every day, and it’s exhausting. The decorum and sanity of a reasonable annual release schedule is long gone, but perhaps it’s time for brands to… Read more »
This Moser is a flyback chronograph with the dial in “Funky Blue.” The watch has a big wrist presence with an assertive cushion shape, integrated bracelet, and a striking fumé blue dial.
Evolutionary theory suggests that we are drawn to certain people and not others based on hardwired aesthetic judgements wrought over some five-million years. Allen suggests that similar hardwired aesthetics are at play when we judge “wrist presence,” and goes on to suggest that tool watches categorically fail to achieve this elusive quality. A deep dive… Read more »
In order for a watch to be legitimately considered New Old Stock it must, by definition, never have been sold at retail. If you’re buying something that’s labeled NOS, then you have to be the first individual consumer to have bought it. Period. If old stock is changing hands between retailers, or even being distributed… Read more »
The Skinny 43.5mm x 13mm 300m water resistance In-house Calibre 400 automatic mechanical with date $3300 US on rubber strap, $3600 US on steel bracelet It’s totally new…on the inside. Oris’ CEO VJ Geronimo recently came on a recent episode of the podcast to talk about a new in-house movement, the Calibre 400. Designed from… Read more »
There’s wisdom in the old adages that tell us to be wary of first impressions, to not judge books by their covers, and to give things time, because only time will tell. Second Looks are opportunities to revisit watches that have been available for a while – many years, even – and give them fresh… Read more »
I’ve always been an enthusiastic reader. In my medical training I used to read textbooks in my specialty from cover to cover. Although it was a lot of work, I enjoyed finding little tidbits that proved useful later on. My watch collecting in a way is similar, poring over voluminous online listings and combing through… Read more »