Timex x MadeWorn American Documents LE

Watchmakers from Longines to Audemars Piguet are busy raiding their archives, creating upsized, modernized versions of classic designs. At the same time, the vintage market is exploding, catering to customers who want a watch with Wabi-sabi and patina. So why would anyone want a new fake old watch that looks like it got the crap kicked out of it? Hell if know. But that’s what Timex is selling with their Timex X MadeWorn American Documents. And I have to say . . .

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Watch Inheritance: Two to Put in Your Will

  5 Watches To Hold On To For The Next Generation, fratello.com counsels. SPOILER ALERT! The frat boys recommend the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1, Laurent Ferrier Galet Classic Micro-Rotor, Moritz Grossmann Tefnut,  H. Moser & Cie Streamliner Centre Seconds and the L.U.C. Chopard XPS Twist QF Fairmined. Nice watches – as well they should be at prices ranging from $20k to $45k. Ridiculous advice. The unspoken truth about watch inheritance is . . .

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American-Made Watches – Time to Buy?

Vortic Watch Co. has launched the Keep The Lights On For American Manufacturing campaign. They’re raising money to “purchase raw materials in bulk for smaller companies that lack the financial resources to invest in the materials and parts needed to make the products that are desperately needed.” Um, what? Great landing, wrong airport. What’s needed from us, the watch community, is to buy American-made timepieces. Easier said than done . . .

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