The How-To series sheds light on common tasks for watch collectors. It is a practical guide to the watch collecting hobby. Several tips and tricks included, and you can learn from my mistakes, experiments, and debacles. If you have a question that you want to be answered, contact me.
Writing a blog about older Victorinox Swiss Army watches can generate a lot of questions from my audience. They can ask “what kind of watch is this?” or “where can I get a watch band for that?” Most of the time, I can answer their questions, but sometimes I get stumped.… Read the restRead More
I have come to realize that I am rarely satisfied with the OEM watch bands that a manufacturer picks when selling a watch. Even if the band is nice, it does not always align with my personal taste. If you think about it, manufacturers have to pick a band that is the least offensive to the most potential buyers… or the most appealing depending on your outlook.… Read the restRead More
A few weekends ago, I attended a traveling watch show hosted by Watchbuys.com, an excellent North American distributor of several fine German watch brands. A Sinn 204 St I did not know what to expect since I had never been to a private watch show.… Read the restRead More
Nowadays, everyone feels justified to play the role of a critic, and I am no different. I can be a vocal consumer when I get annoyed. Such was the case when I ordered several watch bands from the Californian watch company Tsovet.com to put on my non-Tsovet watches.An order that should have taken 5 minutes, ultimately consumed several hours of my time so it begs the question if the hassle was worth the $10 sale price that originally attracted me.… Read the restRead More
This video shows the making of a finely handcrafted watch strap by John Glance, the founder of Dangerous9straps. Every watch strap made by Dangerous9straps is bespoke made – entirely handcrafted and hand saddle stitched by John using only the finest leathers and linen threads from around.… Read the restRead More
Finding limited edition watches can involve a little bit of luck, especially if only 300 of them exist in the world like the Victorinox Swiss Army Airboss Limited Edition Chronograph #241599. Acquisition gets even more difficult if one does not want to pay the full retail price.… Read the restRead More