In this episode of aBlogtoWatch Weekly, Rick, Ariel, and David come together to talk about some of the latest new releases and trending stories from the world of watches. To kick off the show, the trio dives deep into a conversation about Instagram and the greater impact that it has had on watch collecting. The group unanimously acknowledges that the digital platform has brought a lot of individuals together and introduced countless new people to the hobby. However, given that algorithms are continuously getting in the way of people actually seeing the content they want, our hosts then attempt to answer the question as to whether or not Instagram is actually ruining watch collecting for everyone, and how the online community that it helped create can exist in a meaningful manner without it.

After thoroughly unpacking the issues with Instagram and proposing a few potential solutions and alternate platforms, the conversation then shifts to some of the latest new watch releases and reviews from this past week. Up first is the Tag Heuer Carrera Red Dial Limited Edition and the aesthetic value that non-traditional dial colors can offer within a person’s watch collection, followed by a discussion surrounding the maturing design language of Parmigiani Fleurier, as seen in the new Tonda GT Chronograph. Next is the Jaeger LeCoultre Polaris Perpetual Calendar and the relative value (or lack thereof) that it presents, which leads into a conversation about the new colorful Christopher Ward C63 Sealander watches, and whether or not the industry is now at peak saturation with brightly colored dials. Rounding out the episode is a surprise interview with Barry Cohen, the Founder of Luminox and Time Concepts LLC, who stops by the show to talk about his latest company, Protek watches.

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Lastly, Ariel is still looking for someone to fill the role as his personal assistant, and the trio briefly discusses some of the various applications that he has received since recently reposting the job listing. (Apply here: Executive Assistant @ aBlogtoWatch)

Each week, the editors of the timepiece enthusiast publication come together to discuss some of the latest new releases and hottest industry stories for the aBlogtoWatch Weekly news podcast program. Listeners can learn more by clicking on any link below to view the articles discussed by the aBlogtoWatch crew in the program.

This episode features Ariel, Rick, and David.

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Show Notes:

aBlogtoWatch launched the first-ever podcast about watches in 2010 and continues to be the most referenced and respected publication for watch enthusiasts, buyers, and collectors in the world. Today, in addition to the website and social media channels, aBlogtoWatch produces the SUPERLATIVE podcast interview program as well as aBlogtoWatch Weekly.

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