05 Mar 19
Time of Horology

The sub-$1000 price point is one in which many watch enthusiasts start in. It is truthfully filled with many mediocre and sub-par watches, with a few shining stars to illuminate the dark.

03 Mar 19
Fratello Watches

In a recent installment of This Week in Watches, we mentioned that Jeff Stein – noted Heuer collector and creator of “On the Dash” and Fred Mandelbaum – noted Breitling collector would be hosting a bit of a celebration for the 50th anniversary of the Chronomatic movement.  Their respective Instagram accounts (@on_the_dash and @watchfred)  will […]

10 Feb 19
Fratello Watches

Welcome to a late publishing of This Week in Watches for February 10, 2019.  Apologies, but this is what happens when yours truly tries to upgrade his Mac’s OS after 4 years.  I mean, why fix something when it isn’t broken – well, it finally broke and the fix didn’t exactly work.  Anyhow, I’m back […]

06 Feb 19
Irish Tug of War

Last weekend seen the Irish travel to Piperdam, near Dundee in Scotland, for the British & Irish Indoor Championships. Members of Clonmany B, Rockies, Mountain View, Carndonagh, Stapletons & Cuan Rithe took part. This turned out to be a hugely sucessful championships for the Irish as every competition that they entered had an Irish team […]

31 Jan 19
Fratello Watches

There is no better time to write about this watch than now. I am not sure if it is me or the gaskets, oils and tiny particles in all my 60+ year old watches that don’t feel very comfortable experiencing the temperature shocks of walking from cold streets to well heated meeting rooms. Anyway, if […]

25 Jan 19
UK fountain pens

Next up in the ‘behind the pen’ interview series: Roy van den Brink-Budgen, the brains behind Izods Ink, Montblanc specialists, UK retailer of Leonardo and Nettuno, and dealer in Robert Oster and Krishna inks. I’m a repeat customer of Izods — along with Chatterley Luxuries in the US, I hit ‘refresh’ on the Izods ‘what’s […]

04 Jan 19
Data Visualization Services

In the last weeks I have been searching for the calender equivalent of a Bauhaus style watch. Such watches, notably those designed by Max Bill*, are functional and free from decorative elements. They have a timeless elegance about them. Available German office calenders, for example this Brunnen calender, lack elegance in the details. In fact […]

28 Nov 18

Past weekend was a busy one with back to back Watch Events around the channel here. First we had the revamped Salon QP in London followed by Passion For Watches in Brussels.