Monthly Archives: October 2017


Happenings: The British Horological Institute To Host A Conference On Navigational and Military Watches

By |2017-10-17T22:22:12+00:00October 17th, 2017|Blog|

The story of the problem of longitude is well-known, with the British Board of Longitude and John Harrison's marine chronometers playing a major role. The British horological industry produced some of the finest navigational and military timepieces in history, and today that history is exemplified by the large crowds of tourists that visit the Royal [...]

PRESS RELEASE: NGC Certifies Eric P. Newman Part IX

By |2017-10-16T22:26:06+00:00October 16th, 2017|Blog|

SARASOTA, FLA. (October 12, 2017) - Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified an additional 427 coins, tokens and medals from the Eric P. Newman Collection. These selections comprise the ninth part in a series of auctions of the legendary collection and will be sold by Heritage Auctions, Nov. 1-3, 2017. The centerpiece of Newman IX [...]

Found: A Rolex Submariner 5512 With Possible Sealab Provenance

By |2017-10-16T22:24:04+00:00October 16th, 2017|Blog|

Imagine if, during your late night eBay surfing, you stumbled upon a vintage Omega Speedmaster with Gemini 7 engraved on the caseback. You might stop and wonder, what if? Well, a sharp-eyed Hodinkee reader found something just as (potentially) good. A US-based eBay seller has quietly posted alongside a jade elephant pendant, a set of [...]

Weekend Reading: Six Next-Level (And Anonymous) Watch Collectors You Need To Follow On Instagram

By |2017-10-15T22:20:05+00:00October 15th, 2017|Blog|

Ah, the oh-so-complicated relationship between the watch world and Instagram. It's not always pretty, but the platform and this world of watches go hand-in-hand. There is lots (and lots) of horological buffonery to see on IG, but that's not what this post is about. Instead, I want to highlight six accounts that I think are [...]

Breaking News: Roger Dubuis, Co-Founder Of The Eponymous Brand, Has Passed Away At The Age Of 80

By |2017-10-14T22:22:08+00:00October 14th, 2017|Blog|

Manufacture Roger Dubuis has just announced, via Instagram, that company co-founder Roger Dubuis has passed away at the age of 80. The company said, in its statement: "Roger Dubuis, our company founder, has passed away today at the age of 80. His renowned expertise in Haute Horlogerie, his disruptive vision, his human values will remain [...]

Puerto Rico Without Electricity, Wifi, ATMs Shows Importance of Cash, Gold and Silver

By |2017-10-14T22:22:05+00:00October 14th, 2017|Blog|

Puerto Rico without electricity, wifi, ATMs shows importance of cash, gold and silver Most of Puerto Rico remains in the dark and without power three weeks after storm With widespread power failures, Puerto Rico remains cash only with retailers only accepting cash and few consumer having cash Shortages of food, fuel and medicine with infrastructure [...]

Photo Report: HODINKEE And Montblanc Celebrate The New TimeWalker Collection In Los Angeles

By |2017-10-13T22:28:12+00:00October 13th, 2017|Blog|

On Tuesday night, HODINKEE and Montblanc welcomed 100 guests to car collector Bruce Meyer's private garage (at a clandestine location in Beverley Hills) to celebrate the new TimeWalker collection of racing-inspired watched. Of course there were plenty of watches on hand both TimeWalker models and other pieces from Montblanc's portfolio but there were also more [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Shanghai Mint Strikes Medals for NGC’s 30th Anniversary

By |2017-10-13T22:28:09+00:00October 13th, 2017|Blog|

The Shanghai Mint, one of the official mints of the People's Republic of China, has struck medals to honor the 30th anniversary of NGC. The medals were struck in gold, silver and a special trimetallic composition.This is the first time an official government mint has issued medals to celebrate a third-party coin grading service.The medal's [...]

PRESS RELEASE: 21st Edition of Friedberg’s Paper Money of United States, in full color, to be released in multiple formats on October 23

By |2017-10-12T22:32:16+00:00October 12th, 2017|Blog|

Sixty-four years after its introduction, the twenty-first edition of Paper Money of United States, the standard reference book on United States paper money, is being released by the Coin & Currency Institute. In 1953, the late Robert Friedberg (1912-1963) broke new ground when the Treasury Department granted permission for photographs of American paper money to [...]

Global Outlook Mad, Mad, Mad, MAD World: News in Charts

By |2017-10-12T22:30:28+00:00October 12th, 2017|Blog|

Global Outlook Mad, Mad, Mad, MAD World: News in Charts byFathom Consulting via Thomson Reuters Alarm bells are ringing for economic fundamentalists such as Fathom Consulting. Asset prices look increasingly out of step with fundamentals, and in some cases they look downright bubbly. And other geopolitical developments are similarly alarming. One might even describe them [...]