In the third edition of our bi-weekly roundup, we take a look at the some of my favorite watches from Baselworld 2013, which includes Hublot, Patek Philippe and Tag Heur. We also check out an interview with Laurent Picciotto of Chronopassion and find out how one can share his/her love of watches with their partners.
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Want to dive deep into the minutia of an often over-looked Seiko diver? The Seiko SBDC007 (aka the Shogun) is yet another JDM model that you likely won’t see in any North American stores.
The watch was a Seiko SKX009 diver and was on his wrist for at least the entirety of the early 1990s Gulf War. According to the letter and many images from the time, General Schwarzkopf indeed “double wristed it” with a watch on each wrist.
To be honest with you, I don’t really like shopping for watches. I’ve visited some high-end stores, but have never had a good experience. Haughty and ignorant clerks make for a bad time. It’s somewhat understandable in that most customers are not watch geeks, but I’m still averse. So keep that in mind when I tell you that I had a blast visiting the watch showroom at Arizona Fine Time for their Grand Seiko roadshow.
We get asked for advice on buying watches all year long but we can’t answer everyone. If you still aren’t sure what watches should be on your shopping list this holiday season, let’s see what the aBlogtoWatch writing team has to say.
Best watches for the zombie apocalypse? We begin to discuss. Also some trouble with ultra expensive mobile phones, and a cool thing from Seiko. Listen to the HourTime Show watch podcast episode 124 here. Download the MP3.
Those of us who coveted the limited edition, super-expensive Seiko Spacewalk watch have a new hope. Check out the Seiko Prospex Landmaster Alpinist SBDB007. The Spacewalk was beautiful and desirable, but extremely expensive at $28,000 for the consumer version.
Now these watches are a bit more of what I think of when someone says to me “urushi painted dial.” As a follow-up to the Ananta Urushi Diver from last year, Seiko has released two new urushi watches for 2012. This time they remedied one of the principle issues of last year’s limited edition urushi watch. See those red stripes on the Ananta Limited Edition Kumadori Chronograph dial?
John and I go back and forth jesting on Memorigin’s Batman tourbillon watch. We also talk about the new Maison Patek Philippe in China, as well as what real Chinese watch tastes actually are. Last, you get to hear more about the new aBlogtoWatch website and all the blood, sweat, and tears behind it.
In the Watchnerd world, few watches signal your progress out of the department store and into the forums like buying something from the Seiko SKX range. Something of a dive watch “rite of passage,” the drug of choice is often the SKX779/SKX781 (orange and black, respectively) dubbed “The Monster.”
To honor the release of the new Seiko Astron GPS Solar, AZ Fine Time and Seiko are throwing a tremendous party October 26th from 2-8pm in Scottsdale AZ.
Seiko watches is about to release the mother of all limited edition watches for us nerds. In celebration of both the 35th anniversary of Star Wars…
Should you pay attention to watch auctions? Are they legit? What do they do for the industry as a whole? Seiko embraced their cool nerdy Japanese roots with a limited edition homage to the Golgo 13 Manga series. Want some Damascus steel in your watch? Scandinavian GoS has you covered. Will we be making watches [...]
This year Seiko will have released four limited edition watches in honor of the famous Japanese manga series Golgo 13. “Duke Togo,” aka Golgo 13 is the main character of the manga series that has been running since the late 1960s. In Japan, Golgo 13 is extremely recognizable and the four watches are true fanboy [...]
There was not a lot of new Ananta action this year from super Seiko. I really like the Ananta collection (see the first Ananta automatics here and the first Ananta Spring Drive watches here) and would like to see Seiko continue to develop the range. One new model in the Automatic range was this limited edition [...]
In this week’s gripping horological journey we talk about each wearing Graham watches – Ariel talks about the one he reviewed here – and John brings to the table the Graham he’s been wearing all week. The correct pronunciation of the word, “Quixotic” is debated, along with Ariel’s extra thumb as a topic other than [...]
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