While the Swatch Group did report their 2017 half year numbers earlier this year, Talk About Watches was not yet open to the public. Since we do plan on reporting on financial information out of the watch industry moving forward, we did want to present the information for those that may not have seen it as well as to provide a baseline for future reporting as it becomes available.
Detroit based watch brand Shinola recently announced the release of their first automatic timepiece and we present it for your review and comments. It is a standard dive watch design. However, it is not without some small amount of controversy in our minds over their "new" Argomatic R150 movement.
The new brand Krayon (an interesting choice of names) as created an horological first (and they have 3 patents to back it up) with their initial watch - the Everything Universal Sunrise Sunset. For the first time, a mechanical watch is able to calculate sunrise and sunset times everywhere on the globe! If that is enough to sustain a brand will have to be determined over time. But it is a beautiful watch with amazing complications.
As the RGM Watch Company RGM) celebrates their 25th anniversary, they do so in style with the release of the new RGM 801SW movement as well as three (3) new watches in the form of the Corps of Engineers, the Model 222-RR (Railroad) and the Model 25. The box-car dial design element of the Model 222-RR is, in our humble opinion, the star of the show!
MB&F is a brand that is known for thinking outside of the box. And in the case of the new MB&F Legacy Machine Split Escapement, they have done it again. Not only is this a very unique look, the design of the split escapement by Stephen McDonnell is both ingenious and revolutionary. MB&F continues to impress and on a massive scale.
Have you ever wondered why it is that almost every watch in an ad has the hands set to "10:10"? Have you heard the myths around this topic? Even if you are a most seasoned watch geek, I will address this and possibly even present information you might not be aware of about Chinese numerological superstitions and date settings on the watch, how 10:10 was not always the time used (and why it was changed) and even managed to work in the obligatory "Mad Men" reference!
Tim, Michael and the entire Talk About Watches team are happy to announce that Stührling Original has become the 12th watch brand to join our happy family! We have big plans for Stührling Original in just the coming days. Learn more about what to expect before the holiday season is in full swing.
Is it getting hot in here or is it just me? Oh! It's getting HOT alright! And it is because The Hotness Picks are back and launching this week. If you were a part of the Hotness Picks in the past, this is going to blow you mind! If not, then get ready for some of the craziest deals you have ever seen and are likely to ever see! Check it out here and learn everything you need to know!
Some rather drastic changes were made concerning the Baselworld 2018 show (and beyond) that are sure to bring some serious changes to hundreds of the brands that have been exhibiting there for years and also for brands making plans on presenting and attending. We give you all the information that we currently have so that you can stay up to date on this evolving situation.
The trends lately for almost all of the major watch fairs (think Baselworld, JCK, Hong Kong, etc.) have been down. Why is this? Are they fading and on their way out entirely? Tim Temple takes you through the current state of affairs and explores various causes as to what we are seeing in the industry.