INDUSTRY NEWS: Jack Ryan Wears A Hamilton (Khaki Field Auto Chrono)

Hamilton has a long history of appearing in movies and TV shows. According to them, they have been in over 450 movies, dating back to 1932 when the first ever Hamilton watch was worn in Shanghai Express. Hamilton is keeping up with the times and is also appearing in Amazon Prime Video streaming re-boot of the Jack Ryan franchise. In this series, Jack Ryan (played by John Krasinski of The Office fame) will be wearing a Hamilton Khaki Field Auto Chronograph. This new streaming series premiers on 08/31/18 and we have all of the specs on this beautiful timepiece for you.

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LIVE SHOW: HauteBid Special Announcement

This episode of Talk About Watches Live is going to be a bit different than past episodes in that there is nothing for sale tonight in the show. Instead, we are bringing you a sneak peek special announcement. Talk About Watches has partnered with a new watch sales/bidding platform that is going to allow you to be able to purchase luxury watch brands for pennies on the dollar! This is just a taste of what's to come and we will have more information for you soon! We hope you'll check out the live show at 9pm EST (use the link inside) or watch the replay as soon as we get it posted.

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WATCH BATTLE: Tudor vs. Rolex – Battle of the Pepsi Bezels

Yes! We know that we have been a bit remiss in doing our Watch Battles! But, we want to make up for this with "The Battle of the Pepsi Bezels". In one corner, we have the Tudor Black Bay GMT Pepsi Bezel. In the other corner, we have the Rolex GMT-MASTER II Pepsi Bezel. Both were announced and debuted at Baselworld this past spring. We give you all the info you need to cast an informed vote. Images, specs and the movement. Please do take a moment to review everything before casting your vote. Then, please scroll to the bottom of the page and leave us a comment letting everyone know who you voted for and why.

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1958 Rolex 007 “Big Crown” Submariner Auction At Fellows

Under most normal circumstances, we would not post something about a watch auction in our Industry News section. However, we know that many of you are Rolex fans (and might even own one or two) and are also fans of vintage watches. Perhaps you are looking for your next investment purchase (PLEASE NOTE: we never advocate purchasing a timepiece strictly for investment purposes). Therefore, we thought the upcoming auction of the Rolex "007" or "Big Crown" Submariner from 1958 might be of interest to you. Even if you are not interested in the Fellows auction, we have additional information on this particular 007 Submariner, James Bond watches worn in the movies and why Rolex timepieces cost what they do.

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Joseph Abboud Chronograph

Here is an opportunity for a large aggressive look built by a call brand! The 48mm x 12mm case plays the wonderfully large on the wrist and is built from 316L steel. Contained within is a Japanese chronograph movement also offering quick set date between the four and five positions. The dial is dominated by a strong elongated roman numeral twelve and large matching raised markers, and protected by heavy scratch resistant crystal. The screw down back is decorated for Joseph Abboud branding. Both options feature the brushed bezel finished in black, with the pushers reflecting the dial color selection. Presented on custom shaped leather strap with classic buckle, the finished work is tested to 10 ATM water resistance. MSRP is 350.00 but reserve your choice of either the black or silver colored dial via TAW for just 99.00, shipping included!

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INDUSTRY NEWS: Rolex GMT-MASTER II Pepsi Bezel

When it comes to Pepsi bezel timepieces, they are hugely sought after by most watch collectors. In the case of Rolex, their new GMT MASTER II that was debuted at Baselworld 2017 is sure to be a hit with the Rolex "faithful" as well as those new to the brand and considering a beautifully executed timepiece. In this industry news posting, we provide all the information you'll need on the GMT MASTER II as well as delve into the 3285 automatic movement as well as the Superlative certification that Rolex performs.

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Ladies Gruen Curvex

This ladies Gruen Swiss Curvex was built for the European market, where it sold out. To our knowledge this is the only opportunity in the US. It combines the eye catching art deco influence with a timeless elegance. The 37mm x 14mm x 9mm case is crafted in 316L steel, and both feature sapphire crystal. Contained within is a maintenance free Swiss quartz movement. The silvertone features a handset screw down back while the rose features the sleeker snap design. The silvertone is presented in a tubular bracelet design while rose is on a leather rope build. Both feature a jewelry style clasp and will fit up to a 7.5″ wrist. The finished case is tested to 3 ATM water resistance. MSRP is set at 995.00 US but reserve yours via TAW, NOT preowned, for just 99.99, shipping included, while they last! PLEASE NOTE: These timepieces qualify for six (6) months interest free via Paypal Credit!

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INDUSTRY NEWS: Baselworld CEO (MCH Group) Resigns

After the industry bombshell announcement from the Swatch Group that they (and their 18 watch brands) were pulling out of the Baselworld show, it did not take long for the CEO of the MCH Group (the company responsible for the show) to resign. In this post, we give you all of the latest news that we have. Baselworld 2019 is still on. However, major changes are coming.

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Joseph Abboud Square

This is an opportunity on a classic concept built with a more aggressive attitude by a call brand. The 42mm x 12mm case is crafted of 316L steel and contains a Japanese multifunction movement. Resembling a chronograph layout, the subdials instead impart date of the month, day of the week, and GMT secondary time zone. The elongated raised and polished roman numerals on the textured dial are immediately eye catching. The hands are luminous and the dial is protected by a custom curved mineral crystal. The case back is both textured and ergonomically curved, as well as being hand set with screws on the corners. This watch has a great heft (easily several hundred grams) and plays large, as a 42mm square will play closer to a 50mm round in size appearance. Presented in solid link 8.5" bracelet with dual deployant clasp, the finished work is tested to 5 ATM water resistance. MSRP is 350.00, but reserve yours NOT preowned in choice of either silvertone or two-tone black for just 99.00, shipping included!

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