1. Whipping Boy

Whipping Boy Omega Seamaster

A word of warning: the Whipping Boy is an epic tale of a man who spent 40 long years searching for his childhood bully. The bully gave the author a hard time when he was young and left an indelible mark on the author’s young life. This post is long, but well worth the read, just make sure you got a hot cuppa nearby. And oh, there is an Omega Seamaster involved.

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Source: The New Yorker

2. Why the Patek Philippe Nautilus is the Ultimate Sports Watch

Patek Philippe Nautilus

In the world of luxury sports watches, two iconic models reign supreme: the Royal Oak from Audemars Piguet and the Nautilus from Patek Philippe. Personally, I’m a fan of the former, but I can understand why some gravitate towards the Nautilus. It is the most unique amongst all of Patek Philippe’s watches and it is a fine watch on its own, with some interesting design elements and the newer models also have some cool complications.

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Source: Time and Tide

3. Why CEOs swear by Swatches

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein

Lloyd Blankfein is the Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, which makes him one of the most influential people in finance and also one of the most well paid executives on Wall Street, earning millions every year. Knowing this, what watch do you think he wears? The answer might just surprise you.

Source: Fortune

4. An Open Letter From Roger W. Smith On The Current State Of British Watchmaking

Roger Smith

For those of you who might not have heard of Roger Smith, he is kind of a big deal. For one, he is the only apprentice of the late George Daniels. Additionally, he is one of the few people in the world who has the necessary knowhow and skills to design and make a watch from start to scratch. Even to this day, this is the way he creates his watches, which are obviously highly sought after by collectors. About two weeks ago, he penned a letter addressing the current predicament of British watchmaking. It’s an enlightening and eye-opening look at the industry from one of British watchmaking’s most important talents.

Source: Hodinkee

5. What is going on at TAG Heuer?

Tag Heuer Chevenez

Earlier this year at Baselworld, Tag Heuer showed off its new CH80 movement and the Carrera CH80 watch. Both were positively received and many were looking forward to the release of the Carrera CH80. However, production was said to be delayed, and it seems now that Tag Heuer has ceased making this watch altogether. Why the drastic decision, considering that the company has already poured so much money and resources into developing this CH80 movement, and even recently constructed a new facility to manufacture it? Here are some possible answers.

Source: Monochrome

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