Study Shows HoDinkee Writer Is Arrogant

Not a HoDinkee writer kind of watch

Study Shows That Yes, People Who Wear Watches Really Are Superior Humans, proclaims. The headline over Jack Foster’s article raises a few interesting questions. Why no scare quotes around the word “superior”? Does Mr. Foster “do” irony? And how bogus is this University of Glasgow, College of Science & Engineering study? It seems Mr. Foster forgot his grain of salt . . .

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Chrono24 – Useful Idiots?

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I don’t spend a lot of time reading Chrono24 Magazine or the watch press generally. While I enjoy watches for the same reasons as many others do – admiration for their design and engineering – I find the cottage industry of blogs and sites that’s sprung up to guzzle at the trough of marketing dollars both boring and offensive. Not to mention writing styles that range from insufferably pretentious to pretentiously insufferable. That said . . .

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The World’s Worst Watch Review

Audemars Piguet Chronograph standing tall

Over at HoDinkee, our favorite champagne socialist tackles Audemars Piguet’s new pseudo-vintage self-winding chronograph – a watch we condemned as a lazy and cynical attempt to sell unused Code 11.59 movements. Surprise! Stephen Pulvirent has a different take . . .

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HoDinkee to Vortic: FOAD

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As we reported earlier, pocket-watch-to-wristwatch manufacturer Vortic is on a knife’s edge. If Hamilton wins its Vortic lawsuit for trademark infringement, the American watchmaker will be out of business. It’s a big story – David vs. Goliath – with wider implication for product recycling.  A story that HoDinkee point-blank refused to cover. The reason is simple . . .

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Grail Watch – Availability Increase?

Grail watch - Patek Split Seconds Chronograph

We all have our “Grail Watch.” You have yours, I have mine: the Patek Philippe Split Seconds Chronograph, Jaeger-Coultre Duomètre Quantième Lunaire and Breguet Répétition Minutes. Any of these would be most welcome on my wrist. But we all know what you really, really want . . .

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