Timex Waterbury Automatics

Timex Waterbury model rangeTimex makes some of the best-looking three-hand watches three-martini lunch money can buy. Their designers have an uncanny ability channel the brand’s “takes a licking and keeps on ticking” DNA into modern yet classic designs. The new-for-fall Timex Waterbury Automatics are no exception . . .

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Atelier Jalaper Watch Made from Aston Martin DB5 Hood

I recently posted on the “controversial” Bremont Wright Flyer, a limited edition watch that contains a bit of fabric from the Wright Brother’s first-in-flight airplane. It’s not the first watch to incorporate a piece of something else in its construction. Here’s one from a slightly faster and definitely meaner airplane . . .

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Hamilton Electrics Pacer Ventura

Elvis Presley wearing his Hamilton Electrics "Pacer Ventura"The watch above is a 1960 gold Hamilton Electrics Pacer Ventura wristwatch. It’s not known which watch The King of Rock and Roll was wearing when constipation claimed his life. Elvis Presley had a few truly tasty timepieces, including a Gerald Genta-designed Rolex King Midas.

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The RealReal is Really Bullish on Luxury Watches

The RealReal is an online luxury consignment company. You send them your unwanted luxury goods, they inspect them, price them, sell them and take a cut. Like so many disruptive tech firms, TRR isn’t making money. But they are selling a lot of pre-owned watches. And generating some interesting if potentially misleading data points. For example . . .

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Vintage Omega Watch Horror Stories!

I don’t buy vintage watches. Why would I? I don’t have the knowledge and skills needed to check a vintage Omega watch for authenticity and condition. As this video from my man Omega Enthusiast proves; I spotted precisely none of the issues. I became a smarter Omega buyer — by realizing how dumb I am. Let’s face it . . .

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