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  • Watch and Listen: A New Podcast

    Watch and Listen: A New Podcast

    What do you get when you cross an automotive journalist, with a fairly new penchant for watches, and a horologist who makes his own timepieces and is a lifelong watch enthusiast? Though it sounds like the beginning of a lame bar joke, it isn’t. The…
    - 22 days ago 01.02.2018, 23:34 -
  • 2018 SIHH Recap

    2018 SIHH Recap

    SIHH: What Is It? The turn of each New Year brings the release of new products at highly anticipated conferences around the globe. For the watch industry, that moment has arrived. Last week, the top watchmakers and watch enthusiasts gathered in Genev…
    - 29 days ago 25.01.2018, 18:52 -
  • DOXA – A Curated Collection

    DOXA – A Curated Collection

    DOXA: A Start-Up The phrase “start-up” typically evokes images of people in garages with desks crammed between cardboard boxes building the latest and greatest tech company. Some of the most famous modern tech companies, like Apple and HP, began…
    - 42 days ago 12.01.2018, 18:03 -
  • Is the Apple Watch Still a Threat to Luxury Watches?

    Is the Apple Watch Still a Threat to Luxury Watches?

    Since it debuted in the Spring of 2015, the Apple Watch remains a strong presence in the tech headlines. Before it launched, speculation revolved around its expected design and features. Once it was out, discussion focused on its projected sales. Now…
    - 07.08.2017, 15:00 -
  • What’s Going on With the Swiss Watch Industry?

    What’s Going on With the Swiss Watch Industry?

    With the first quarter of 2017 behind us and both SIHH and Baselworld complete, now is as good a time as any to reflect on the state of the luxury watch industry. It’s no secret that the past two years have seen a steady decline […]The post What…
    - 17.04.2017, 18:00 -
  • The Trends We Saw at Baselworld 2017

    The Trends We Saw at Baselworld 2017

    Baselworld 2017 came and went faster than a steel and ceramic Rolex Daytona sitting in an AD display window. While it’s estimated that there were 200 (!) fewer exhibitors than last year, Baselworld is still the industry’s most important exhibitio…
    - 06.04.2017, 16:00 -
  • Trend Forecasting at SIHH 2017

    Trend Forecasting at SIHH 2017

    From January 16-20, 2017, all eyes were on Geneva, host to this year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH). For the most part, it was business as usual, and despite a difficult 2016 for the Swiss watch industry, watch manufactures wer…
    - 30.01.2017, 18:00 -
  • [VIDEO] Watch Crown & Caliber’s First Commercial

    [VIDEO] Watch Crown & Caliber’s First Commercial

    If you’ve been watching the Golf Channel lately, have you seen Crown & Caliber? We debuted our first television commercial this week during the Golf Channel’s 2016 Ryder Cup coverage, and not going to lie—we’re pretty proud of it. To think th…
    - 28.09.2016, 22:02 -
  • Heuer 100 Takes Manhattan

    Heuer 100 Takes Manhattan

    Expert: “Market moving sale.” The Heuer 100 watch collection was ready for its close up. The Crown and Caliber Trunk Club event in Manhattan Thursday night drew raving reviews from a wide variety of attendees. More than a hundred Heuer fans tur…
    - 16.09.2016, 21:12 -
  • Recapping the August Atlanta CaliberHour Event

    Recapping the August Atlanta CaliberHour Event

    On Wednesday night, August 24th, we gathered a group of watch lovers at Establishment in Midtown Atlanta to talk watches (of course), enjoy some fine drinks and hors d’ouevres, and observe one of our watchmakers at work. It was a fantastic inaugura…
    - 25.08.2016, 18:00 -

Worn & Wound

  • NeuBravur BW003 Review

    Bravur BW003 Review

    Bravur Watches of Sweden has been on our radar for a few years. Mixing a Scandinavian design sensibility with a genuine appreciation for watches, their timepieces are luxurious, yet restrained. Their first two lines of watches (reviewed here and here…
    - 14 hours ago 23.02.2018, 15:29 -
  • Seiko Prospex “Orange Samurai” ref. SRPB97 (SRPC07) Review

    Seiko Prospex “Orange Samurai” ref. SRPB97 (SRPC07) Review

    How long does a watch need to be out of production for a new iteration to be considered a reissue? Is nine years long enough? That’s how long it’s been since Seiko last offered the Samurai, and I really don’t know whether to call these new watc…
    - 2 days ago 22.02.2018, 16:15 -
  • The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep. 52: Ryan Schmidt, Author of “The Wristwatch Handbook”

    The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep. 52: Ryan Schmidt, Author of “The Wristwatch Handbook”

    If you’re a lover of watches, The Wristwatch Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Mechanical Watches is a must-have for your coffee table. Earlier this month, our very own Allen Farmelo reviewed the book, writing: “The Wristwatch Handbook is in equ…
    - 2 days ago 21.02.2018, 18:42 -
  • Jeff Bezos Begins Construction of $42 Million 10,000 Year Clock

    Jeff Bezos Begins Construction of $42 Million 10,000 Year Clock

    “I cannot imagine the future, but I care about it. I know I am a part of a story that starts long before I can remember and continues long beyond when anyone will remember me. … I want to build a clock that ticks once a year. The century had adva…
    - 3 days ago 21.02.2018, 13:58 -
  • Win a $100 Gift Card to Shop.WornandWound.com

    Win a $100 Gift Card to Shop.WornandWound.com

    Hey watch strap fans! We’re giving away five, $100 gift certificates to shop.wornandwound.com, where they can be used to purchase any of our American-made straps, travel cases and more. In order to enter you must: Follow or be already be following…
    - 3 days ago 20.02.2018, 17:59 -
  • A Guide to Buying Vintage Watches on eBay Part 1

    A Guide to Buying Vintage Watches on eBay Part 1

    So you’ve decided you want to buy a vintage watch? Excellent choice (but beware, it’s a slippery slope—you can’t just buy one!). But where to get one? There aren’t too many brick and mortar stores where you can find vintage watches, and the…
    - 4 days ago 20.02.2018, 16:04 -
  • Around the Web: “The Olympics’ Never-Ending Struggle to Keep Track of Time”

    Around the Web: “The Olympics’ Never-Ending Struggle to Keep Track of Time”

    From the first modern Games in 1896, when a team of judges timed a marathon with a stopwatch, to the ’92 Games, which saw the first-ever implementation of the highly-precise Scan-O-Vision system, timing has been a critical—and challenging—aspec…
    - 4 days ago 19.02.2018, 21:35 -
  • Introducing the Peren Nera, a Value-Packed Watch Now Available on Kickstarter

    Introducing the Peren Nera, a Value-Packed Watch Now Available on Kickstarter

    It can feel like a real slog to trudge past the marketing blather and hype and get to the guts of a Kickstarter campaign. Sometimes it can be worth it. The Kickstarter blurb for the Nera watch from Peren seeks to make the most of its “ethereal exis…
    - 5 days ago 19.02.2018, 14:27 -
  • Helmut Sinn 1916 — 2018

    Helmut Sinn 1916 — 2018

    It’s with great sadness that we report the passing of Mr. Helmut Sinn, the man who founded the eponymous brand known for making some of the toughest watches around. Sinn Spezialuhren released the following statement: “Today we received the news t…
    - 8 days ago 16.02.2018, 3:16 -
  • Introducing the Grand Seiko 9F 25th Anniversary Limited Editions, refs. SBGV238 and SBGT241

    Introducing the Grand Seiko 9F 25th Anniversary Limited Editions, refs. SBGV238 and SBGT241

    When Seiko killed off Grand Seiko in 1975, few mourned its passing. As the last unloved mechanical Grand Seikos left the workbench, almost everyone was gathered around shiny quartz things that went “beep” and showed the time in either bright-red…
    - 9 days ago 15.02.2018, 15:21 -

Fratello Watches

  • NeuCertified Pre-Owned Watches – The Industry’s Answer To Grey Market?

    Certified Pre-Owned Watches – The Industry’s Answer To Grey Market?

    You have probably heard by now that a number of brands are going to offer certified pre-owned watches themselves. Business that was mainly in the hands of watch dealers (sometimes authorized dealers, but most of the time independent watch dealers) an…
    - 17 hours ago 23.02.2018, 11:49 -
  • #TBT Seiko 7549 Golden Tuna – In Love With a Quartz Diver

    #TBT Seiko 7549 Golden Tuna – In Love With a Quartz Diver

    When given the choice, I’d choose a mechanical watch over quartz every time. For readers of a site like Fratello Watches, my opinion rests within the majority, but it’s most certainly in the minority when viewed from almost any other lens. The ad…
    - 2 days ago 22.02.2018, 8:00 -
  • Rolex Submariner – Historical Overview Of A Diving Legend

    Rolex Submariner – Historical Overview Of A Diving Legend

    Just before Christmas, I bought myself a little present: a Rolex Submariner. For some a grail, to others a watch that they frown upon (for various reasons). Fact is, no dealer had one in stock and I had to source a pre-owned Rolex Submariner from one…
    - 3 days ago 21.02.2018, 8:00 -
  • Speedy Tuesday – A Collector’s Story On His Gold “Dave Navarro” Speedmaster

    Speedy Tuesday – A Collector’s Story On His Gold “Dave Navarro” Speedmaster

    Once in a while, we receive stories from our readers on their Omega Speedmaster that we feature here on Speedy Tuesday. This week, it is Phil’s story about his 18 carat gold Speedmaster Professional that he dubbed ‘Dave Navarro’. I’ve met Phi…
    - 4 days ago 20.02.2018, 8:00 -
  • A Year on the Wrist – 52Mondayz

    A Year on the Wrist – 52Mondayz

    Last year, February 20, 2017, I started my project wearing a different watch every week. Reporting about it in our feature named 52Mondayz. We’re exactly one year further now, and I would like to look back on all 52 watches I’ve worn. A Year on t…
    - 5 days ago 19.02.2018, 10:30 -
  • Vintage Breitling: the Expert Interviews

    Vintage Breitling: the Expert Interviews

    Breitling is a brand that we recently featured as one of our top buys for collectors in our Vintage Market Update – The Chronographs. I mentioned that there’s a broad back catalog of pieces worthy of consideration due to their looks and innovativ…
    - 8 days ago 16.02.2018, 8:10 -
  • #TBT The Citizen 51-2273 Diver and a Welcome to the Brand

    #TBT The Citizen 51-2273 Diver and a Welcome to the Brand

    For all the stories we write about Seiko here at Fratello Watches, we spend that exact opposite amount of time talking about Citizen. There are some reasons for that: namely, they’re a tough company to track down and they almost solely focus on non…
    - 9 days ago 15.02.2018, 8:00 -
  • The New Cartier Santos – A Legend Returns (Warning: Opinionated)

    The New Cartier Santos – A Legend Returns (Warning: Opinionated)

    My first encounter with a Cartier Santos was in my late teens (early-mid 1990s). The owners of the local cafeteria annex snooker place were completely Cartier powered. Cartier Santos on the wrist, wearing Cartier glasses, fingers covered with Cartier…
    - 10 days ago 14.02.2018, 9:11 -
  • Speedy Tuesday – “From The Moon To Mars” Numbered Edition Is Gaining Popularity

    Speedy Tuesday – “From The Moon To Mars” Numbered Edition Is Gaining Popularity

    Just over 5 years ago, we covered the Omega Speedmaster From The Moon To Mars edition from one of our readers from Singapore. At the time, you could pick these watches up for €2600 on the pre-owned market. Today, full sets are being offered for jus…
    - 11 days ago 13.02.2018, 8:00 -
  • Casio G-Steel GST-W130L – 52Mondayz, week #7

    Casio G-Steel GST-W130L – 52Mondayz, week #7

    Two electronic watches on Fratello Watches the same day, what are we thinking? The one I’m wearing this week, however, is totally different from the Grand Seiko Robert-Jan covered here today though. The Casio G-Steel GST-W130L is 52Mondayz week #7…
    - 12 days ago 12.02.2018, 15:48 -

zeigr.com

  • Danke, Helmut Sinn!

    Danke, Helmut Sinn!

    Es gibt einiges, wofür ich Helmut Sinn dankbar bin. Und das, obwohl ich ihn nur einmal getroffen habe. Natürlich sind da seine Uhren, deren Fan ich seit Ende der 90er Jahre bin, die ich sammle und über die ich hier im… Weiterlesen →Dieser Ar…
    - 7 days ago 17.02.2018, 16:32 -
  • Fundstücke: Retro-Uhren unter 200 Euro (Henry London, Lip, William L.)

    Fundstücke: Retro-Uhren unter 200 Euro (Henry London, Lip, William L.)

    Immer, wenn ich einen Artikel mit Uhren über 1.000 Euro beendet habe, denke ich: Jetzt müssen mal wieder ein paar günstige Tipps her. Und bitte schön, hier sind sie – in Form eines Fundstück-Freitags. Oder anders: Ich habe mal wieder ein… W…
    - 22 days ago 02.02.2018, 16:09 -
  • Union Glashütte – Hidden (Preis-)Champion seit 125 Jahren?

    Union Glashütte – Hidden (Preis-)Champion seit 125 Jahren?

    Pressereise (Was heißt das?)  „Vielleicht hätte ich doch noch den einen oder anderen Hersteller besuchen sollen.“. Dieser Gedanke kam mir am Ende meines ersten Besuches in Glashütte. In dem Moment fuhr ich gerade an dem Gebäude von Union Gla…
    - 25 days ago 30.01.2018, 15:50 -
  • Mühle Glashütte – Lunova Datum (inkl. Preis & Fotos)

    Mühle Glashütte – Lunova Datum (inkl. Preis & Fotos)

    Die kleine Stadt Glashütte war in diesem Jahr irgendwie ein größeres Thema. Zumindest hier im Blog und für mich persönlich als Uhren-Fan. Der Uhrmacher-Ort in der sächsischen Schweiz schreibt seit 1845 deutsche Uhrengeschichte, und ich wollte…
    - 55 days ago 31.12.2017, 15:42 -
  • Retro-Chronograph: Straton Speciale mit TV-Dial (inkl. Video)

    Retro-Chronograph: Straton Speciale mit TV-Dial (inkl. Video)

    Kooperation/Sponsored Post – (Was heißt das?) Wie man den Gründer einer Uhrenmarke und Microbrand kennenlernt, die man selbst gut findet? Ganz einfach: Ihr postet das Foto eines Retro-Chronographen auf Instagram, der besagte Gründer kommentiert…
    - 71 days ago 15.12.2017, 7:00 -
  • Fundstücke: Geschenkideen Teil 2 – Uhrenbücher (mit Gewinnspiel)

    Fundstücke: Geschenkideen Teil 2 – Uhrenbücher (mit Gewinnspiel)


    - 78 days ago 08.12.2017, 10:22 -
  • Fundstücke: Geschenkideen (Teil 1) – Extravagante Retro-Uhren

    Fundstücke: Geschenkideen (Teil 1) – Extravagante Retro-Uhren

    Geschenkideen – Ende des Jahres wird es natürlich Zeit dafür. Vollkommen egal, ob Ihr jemand anderem oder Euch selbst etwas zu Weihnachten schenken wollt: Mit den folgenden Fundstücken und Geschenkideen möchte ich Euch ein wenig Inspiration mit…
    - 85 days ago 01.12.2017, 10:58 -
  • Bauhaus-Uhr: Sternglas Zeitmesser – ein Jahr nach Kickstarter

    Bauhaus-Uhr: Sternglas Zeitmesser – ein Jahr nach Kickstarter

    Kooperation/Sponsored Post – (Was heißt das?) „Es wäre schon großartig, wenn hier in Hamburg eine neue Uhrenmarke entstünde.“. Diesen Satz schrieb ich vor gut einem Jahr. In dem Blog-Artikel (Sponsored Post) ging es um die Bauhaus-Uhr …
    - 99 days ago 17.11.2017, 9:00 -
  • Favoriten: Uhren bis 5000 Euro – Editor’s Choice #3 (Heuer Autavia)

    Favoriten: Uhren bis 5000 Euro – Editor’s Choice #3 (Heuer Autavia)

    Nachdem es im ersten Teil dieser Reihe um die Retro-Taucheruhr Tudor Black Bay und im zweiten Teil um eine Dresswatch mit Understatement, die Rolex Oyster Perpetual, ging, widmen wir uns heute einem neu aufgelegtem Chronographen aus dem Hause Tag H…
    - 03.11.2017, 13:56 -
  • Fundstücke: Was geht auf ebay?! – Vintage Quartz-Uhren

    Fundstücke: Was geht auf ebay?! – Vintage Quartz-Uhren

    Mir ist aufgefallen, dass ich in dieser Rubrik hauptsächlich mechanische Vintage-Uhren empfehle. Dabei habe ich selbst vor Jahren mit Quarzuhren angefangen. Der Grund: Damals habe ich mich einfach noch nicht an die mechanischen Vintage-Uhren von Ome…
    - 27.10.2017, 13:25 -

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