1. Luxury Watch Industry Leader Reacts To Apple Watch: Jean-Claude Biver Speaks

Jean Claude Biver

Apple has finally unveiled its smart watch to the world and the reactions from most people are generally positive. Personally, I don’t think its mind-blowing, but it does some things right. But nevermind me, what does a bona fide legend in the watch industry think of the Apple Watch? For that, we turn to Jean-Claude Biver, who has decades of experience in the watch industry and who is currently running LVMH’s watch division, which includes brands like Hublot, Zenith, and Tag Heuer. The man has never been shy to speak his mind, so this should be interesting.

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Source: Forbes

2. What The Watch Industry Thinks Of The Apple Watch

Apple Watch Opinions

You have heard our views of the new Apple Watch, but what does the rest of the watch industry think? Here is a handy roundup of some of thoughts from some of the biggest names and brands in the business including Maximilian Büsser, François-Paul Journe, Kari Voutilainen, Stephen Forsey, Laurent Picciotto and many more.

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Source: Watches by SJX

3. A Watch Guy’s Thoughts On The Apple Watch After Seeing It In The Metal


For whatever reason, while Apple thought it was alright to invite top fashion editors and bloggers, they only invited one proper watch media to its Apple Watch event. Make of that what you will, but this means that the majority of first impressions that you see out there are either from a tech or fashion perspective. There’s nothing wrong with that, but functionality and design are not exactly the sort of things that are on their list of priorities. Here, then, is an interesting take on the the Apple Watch by someone who fusses and obsesses over the same tiny details about watches as we do.

Source: Hodinkee

4. Opinion: Re-booted Watch Brands

Waltham Watch Reboot

History and provenance are usually important considerations for watch lovers, and watch brands know this. Therefore, they go to great lengths to talk about and educate consumers about their history. As a result, what happens is that most consumers are unaware of the true history of some brands; in fact, a number of big brands today actually died out in the past and were only recently brought back – Stowa, Blancpain, Breitling, and Jaquet-Droz are some examples. In this article, the author talks about the recent reboot of Waltham watches and his thoughts on such revived watch brands.

Source: Wound for Life

5. W&W Round-table: What’s your number one rule when buying a used watch?

Citizen Chronograph Quartz

Part of the fun that comes from collecting watches for some people the is buying and selling – or simply known as flipping. But as we all know, buying a used watch is sometimes not that easy. Even for relatively new pieces, there are considerations such as its condition and its completeness (does it come with paper and box?). For vintage pieces, it is even more complicated, since there are even more things to consider such as its authenticity, its service history and more. Here is a collection of top rules from various watch lovers and collectors.

Source: Worn and Wound

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