Frederic Constantin Yacht Timer dial

Hodinkee Pimps The Frederique Constant Yacht Timer

I recently ripped the Frederique Constant Yacht Timer Regatta Countdown a new you-know-what. It’s ugly and expensive, based on a patently ridiculous complication that doesn’t even do what its cheaper, more reliable quartz predecessor did (provide variable countdown intervals). Hodinkee’s Jack Forster knows I’m right. To paraphrase, T-Swizzle, a pimp’s gotta pimp, pimp, pimp . . .

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Hodinkee Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 In Steel: New

Hodinkee sits bestride the watch media like a collussus. Their writers are informed. eurudite and passionate. And their entire operation is so deep in the watch industry’s pocket their every word is covered in lint. Made of cash. If you need proof — and you really don’t — consider the Hodinkee Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 In Steel. Now I’m not saying . . .

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Hodinkee to Rolex Restorers: Be Honest!

“In a single decade, the market for vintage Rolex watches has accelerated like few other asset classes throughout history,” Isaac Wingold writes at hodinkee.com. “the market’s boom has created a decidedly strange dynamic of heightened skepticism among the newer enthusiasts, fueled by instances of profit-driven deception.” In other words . . .

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Hodinkee = ‘Ho Dinkee

The writers at Hodinkee.com forgot more about watches than I know. I’ve spent countless hours at the masters’ feet, learning the history, business, technology and design of watches, both old and new. Far be it for me, a watch-addicted ignoramus, to tug on Superman’s cape. The thing is . . .

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