The recent Salon QP in London was certainly an eye-opening experience for me being a first time watch exhibition attendee. I had high expectations of going to this event and in many ways I wasn’t disappointed.
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Mechanical magic is a thing of wonder and myth. For centuries artisans skilled with tools and gears have been engineering the impossible.
In 1986 a man had a genius idea to wear a clock around his neck. That man was Mr. William Jonathan Drayton Jr. otherwise known as the musician Flavor Flav. This remarkable idea became a signature look of his on and off-stage persona.
In April, 2012 the aBlogtoRead.com watch giveaway piece was the USAgency Air Force One bundle. The giveaway included a watch, special box, wallet, and sunglasses. The winner of the giveaway – Ron B. from Israel – has now had some time with the watch and has offered a little review and some pictures. Thank again […]
Many trains and hubs have been built America, but in most places we don’t use train stations like we used to. A major exception to this is Grand Central Station in New York City. Probably the most famous train station in the USA, Grand Central station is a piece of history, and an enduring testament […]
Nivarox is probably the most important company in the entire world of Swiss watch making. Now owned by the Swatch Group, Nivarox makes the vast majority of the parts that make mechanical watch movements function. Today the company’s official name is “Nivarox FAR” and I finally now what that means. The term allows you to […]
On an uncommonly warm day in early October I visited a place few watch writers go – the manufacture (well one of them) of Dubois-Depraz. High-up in the mountainous region of Switzerland’s famous Vallee de Joux the factory sits among many famous watch brands. Dubois-Depraz is a key cog in the watch industry you know […]
During December 2010 you readers had the chance to win not one, but seven timepieces here on aBlogtoRead.com. I usually ask winners to give me images and a review of the watches, but given that there were a lot of winners for December, I thought it would just be nice to do a pictorial post […]
He pointed out the outline of tape on the floor. “That will be my desk.” He preferred I not take pictures of him at his temporary desk. A handyman was drilling audibly in the other room while on a ladder. This is John Simonian’s new office space. A short stroll from the previous location, no […]
Things I need to do in life before I can purchase an over $300,000 luxury mobile phone: have a man servant, enjoy caviar on the moon, have human flesh offered to me (and politely refuse it), take my pet panda to the panda groomer, have eyeglasses made out of platinum for the hell of it, […]
Maybe a surprise to you, but this is going to be my first trip to Switzerland. Today I embark on a (frustratingly long) flight to Geneva for two important shows. First is the highly exclusive SIHH 2010, put on indirectly by the Richemont Group to celebrate mostly its brands. This gala style event is apparently […]
I was flattered by this article on DeepGlamour.net. The article mentioned me a few times and included a few quotes. Randall at DeepGlamour.net had an idea to comment on the effect that watches have on people and their image aside from style. I chose this image of Alexander the Great to sum up his sentiments […]
I’d like to think that JCK is sort of like an American Baselworld. It isn’t, but it is a pretty good step in that direction. While combined with jewelry, JCK attracts a large number of watch brands and I will be attending it this year as a member of the press. This will be my […]
While I started a few weeks ago, my first watch review is now up on AskMen.com here – on the Guepard RetroSwiss watch. This is the newest venue to feature my writing and I want to first thank AskMen.com for their gracious inclusion of my thoughts on watches. I’ll be writing several AskMen.com reviews each […]
It is charming when you have someone who doesn’t know a lot about watches do an article on the watch industry. That isn’t to say that the journalist erred in their reporting, but rather that there is a degree of naivete to the tone regarding the topic of discussion, which is watch advertising. A lot […]
Amazon.com has a “Best Sellers” list for a number of product types which is updated hourly. Even within watches, there are a few subcategories, one of which being “Sport Watches.” I look at these lists from time to time because I am very interested in knowing what is selling well and why. Because Amazon is […]
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