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Announcements: Joe Thompson Joins HODINKEE As Editor-At-Large

By | 2017-09-21T05:10:36+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Blog|

Following up on the news that HODINKEE welcomed the great Jonathan Bues as our senior editor just one month ago and that we launched our very first print publication two weeks ago, I am thrilled to make another announcement that will further demonstrate HODINKEE's pursuit of quality journalism in watches. As of today, we have [...]

Introducing: The MB&F And L’Epe 1839 Octopod Clock

By | 2017-09-21T05:07:33+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Blog|

MB&F has been collaborating with clockmakerL'Epee 1839 for many years, and during that time, the partnership has produced a number of very varied clock designs, which have taken from the worlds of biology, science fiction, and space exploration to produce some dramatically different timepieces (including one guaranteed to cause heebie-jeebies in 3.5 to 6.1 percent [...]

Hands-On: The Blancpain Villeret Date Moonphase Ladies’ Watch

By | 2017-09-21T05:04:44+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Blog|

Truth be told, it's pretty hard to find a decent ladies' watch for under $10,000. It should then come as no surprise that women have turned to wearing men's watches instead (cue the world's smallest violin, I know). Your typical "ladies'" watch tends to be covered in diamond chips, contain a quartz movement, and cost [...]

Introducing: Farer Aqua Compressor Automatic Dive Watches

By | 2017-09-21T05:02:56+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Blog|

The just-announced Farer Aqua Compressor line is comprised of three models offering different expressions of the same loosely vintage-inspired theme, and they add something new to the brand's offering of time-and-dateand GMT models. Employing the twin crown and internal bezel layout commonly seen on vintage Super Compressor dive watches, this is Farer's first dive watch [...]

Introducing: The IWC Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition ’50 Years Aquatimer’ In All-New Ceratanium

By | 2017-09-21T04:49:26+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Blog|

IWC has just announced its Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition 50 Years Aquatimer in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Aquatimer watch. This anniversary edition is extremely complex for a diver's watch, and one of the most complex Aquatimers in the current collection; in addition, it's the launch vehicle for IWC's Ceratanium, a [...]

In The Shop: 1940s Breitling ‘Pre-Premier’ Ref. 734, 1960s Aqua-Lung ‘Skin 666’ Chronograph, And A 1984 Rolex GMT-Master II Ref. 16760

By | 2017-09-21T04:49:10+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Blog|

It's Wednesday and boy do we have an exciting line up of vintage watches for you. We have everything from cool vintage divers from Aqua-Lung to Bulova, as well as a handful of unusual Rolexes. Read on to see the full selection. 1940s Breitling 'Pre-Premier' Ref. 734 There is something about vintage Breitling watches, and [...]

This Is Where The Next Financial Crisis Will Come From Deutsche Bank

By | 2017-09-21T04:49:03+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Blog|

By Zero Hedge In an extensive, must-read report published on Monday by Deutsche Bank's Jim Reid, the credit strategist unveiled an extensive analysis of the Next Financial Crisis,and specifically what may cause it, when it may happen, and how the world could respond assuming it still has means to counteract the next economic and financial [...]

GREYSHEET: LONG BEACH AUCTIONS REVIEW

By | 2017-09-21T04:48:51+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Blog|

The round of September coin auctions has concluded to mixed results. In the lead up to the sales, the excitement was somewhat muted, however the overall sell-through rates were high and the coins were readily absorbed into the market. The Goldberg sale covered a wide swath of material ranging from ancient coins to modern U.S., [...]

A Week On The Wrist: The Apple Watch Series 3 Edition

By | 2017-09-21T04:46:46+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Blog|

In the fall of 2014, I was one of the very few watch industry insiders to be invited to the launch of the first Apple Watch. The ensuing story (which you can read here), is still one of the most read stories I've ever written on HODINKEE, and it is in fact the most discussed [...]

Breaking News: The George Daniels Space Traveller Pocket Watch Sells For $4.3 Million At Sotheby’s London

By | 2017-09-21T04:44:12+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Blog|

Yesterday, Jack shared with you his abiding love for the so-called Space Traveller, George Daniels's masterpiece pocket watch. Today that watch was sold at Sotheby's London and fetched an incredible $4.3 million (3,196,250 to be precise). While that's a big price any day of the week, the result is even more striking in context. Luckily [...]

This Is Where The Next Financial Crisis Will Come From Deutsche Bank

By | 2017-09-20T22:56:36+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Blog|

By Zero Hedge In an extensive, must-read report published on Monday by Deutsche Bank's Jim Reid, the credit strategist unveiled an extensive analysis of the Next Financial Crisis,and specifically what may cause it, when it may happen, and how the world could respond assuming it still has means to counteract the next economic and financial [...]