Author Archives: Robert Farago

Carrera 160 Years vs. Jack Heuer Carrera 81

If you want to spot interesting watches in the wild, a cigar bar is a happy hunting ground. That’s doubly true if the OFWGs (Old Fat White Guys) and GOCs (Gentlemen of Color) know you’re a watch blogger. I’ve reported … Continue reading

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Hodinkee Scam: “Just Because”

Back in the day, Hodinkee published independent watch reviews for horophiles looking for solid intel. Those days are gone. The website now sells the watches it “reviews.” Careful readers will discount Hodinkee’s Lake Woebegone-take on timepieces, where every watch is … Continue reading

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Apple Watch Production Offline. Still . . .

 As we suspected, Apple Watch production in Zhengzhou, China’s “Apple City” did not resume on February 9. “Apple assembly partner Foxconn has been told by Chinese authorities it cannot open its production facilities,” appleinsider.com reports, “due to the ‘high risks’ … Continue reading

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Singapore Coronavirus Swats Swiss Watches

Five Britons in French ski resort catch coronavirus after contact with man who had been in Singapore channelnewsasia.com reports. The coronavirus is causing consternation in the Southeast Asia island city-state. “Ministry of Health confirmed three new cases of the coronavirus … Continue reading

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The Dress Watch – Death Greatly Exaggerated

“As the downturn of the watch industry marches on, the dress watch, once a proud general leading the troops, is now becoming the first casualty.” As the guy who argued that the dive watch genre is doomed, I may not be … Continue reading

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Hand-Wound Watch: Three Under $700

Commenting on our post Self-Winding Watches – Don’t Do It!, reader Mark D. Stroyer admits he’s not averse to a hand-wound watch. And then raises the thorny issue of money. “What would one recommend for manual winding at budget pricing?” … Continue reading

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Self-Winding Watches – Don’t Do It!

Self-winding watches? Mechanical timepieces without a battery? What’s not to love? Other than maybe having to reset the time from time-to-time. From the cheapest Seiko to the most expensive Patek Philippe, automatic watches are the mechanical marvel that every watch … Continue reading

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