Twice weekly, aBlogtoWatch brings you two incredible podcasts for horology lovers. Every Monday, we have the Superlative Podcast, hosted by Ariel Adams as he talks with the people behind the brands and watches you love, and every Friday, we have aBlogtoWatch Weekly with Ariel and Rick as they talk about exciting news in the watch industry. Both shows are available on all major podcast platforms, and both are also available to listen to via the episode players in this article!
This week, our host Ariel Adams is joined by Steven Holtzman, Vice Chair of the Chicago-based retailer C.D. Peacock. The two discuss the challenges of working in the watch industry and being honest about covering the good, the bad, and the ugly. Ariel asks Steven to talk about the inception of the watch brand he founded, Maîtres du Temps, and the team he assembled to work with. They discuss what his goals with the brand were, and the list of challenges that arose as the company progressed. They both give their take on the subsidiary business model and the stand-off between brands and retailers in terms of who should be investing in the market. Lastly, Ariel has Steven explain what makes C.D. Peacock unique as a watch retailer celebrating its 185th anniversary. This is a company for which the customer experience is paramount — tell us in the comments below how important the overall customer experience is to you when purchasing a luxury timepiece in a retail environment.
This week on aBlogtoWatch Weekly, there was a lot of news to chat about from some major brands, including the latest from Patek, Hamilton, Rado, Speake-Marin, and Hublot. Next up was talk of challenge that has been laid out to a certain Dutchman with a strong Belfast accent. Should it be a ticket-only PPV event for the Nico vs. Ariel Hublot showdown? Listen to the show to hear extra coverage of some of the top articles this week from aBlogtoWatch.com, and check out the articles below for a closer look!Don’t forget, If you use the Spotify app you can send the show a voicemail and take part in the show polls every week!