Watchbuys German Watch Roadshow Watchbuys has been conducting these roadshows for a few years. I recently attended the Watchbuys German Watch Roadshow in Century City-near Beverly Hills, CA. These shows give collectors exposure to several German watch brands that are not typically found at your local AD. Tim and... Read more
Shootout: Ingenieur 3239 vs. Omega AT 8500 Since I became addicted to watches around the turn of the millennium I spent a lot of time perusing watch forums and sites dedicated to watch reviews. I picked up a lot of useful, if not expert-grade or properly structured information along... Read more
XMAS arrived early – an FP Journe T30 surprise FP Journe recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the first watch he created – a tourbillion pocket watch completed in 1983. To commemorate the occasion he produced the FP Journe T30, an almost perfect replica transformed into a wristwatch. The... Read more
Every year, the annual Grand Seiko Road Show gets bigger and better. This year, Grand Seiko toured in Dallas, Chicago and Scottsdale. Collectors from all over the country travelled to the closing event in Arizona to see Grand Seiko master watchmaker Junya Kamijo assemble the 416 component parts of... Read more
Enrico Margaritelli is a veteran in the fashion watch industry, having designed watches for Fossil and Emporio Armani. His last major business venture was co-founding the Glam Rock fashion watch brand with his wife Isabelle Maujean. In 2012, Enrico Margaritelli founded CT Scuderia (shortened for ContaTempo Scuderia). Inspired by... Read more
The story of a watch: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Batman Forever I thought I´d share a story of a watch I´d recently managed to acquire… It´s a bit of a rambling but just to show how much a watch can circulate among watch collectors… It started its life as a limited... Read more
Added the TZ Panerai Forum Anniversary Strap to my collection Proud to add the TZ Panerai Forum Anniversary Strap to my collection, in celebration of our community Thanks Micah!! Read more
Chopard LUC Sport 2000 impressions It’s a new (to me) Chopard LUC Sport 2000 so let’s get the formalities out of the way – the unboxing bit, down and dirty on the office floor… Yes, yes, the actions of a desperate man and what’s more – the first thing... Read more
Tis the season! IWC “Le Petit Prince” gift for a lucky TZer During my visit to the NYC Boutique, I got this cool set of Le Petit Prince ornaments, which I believe is given to those who buy a LPP watch. They’re 3.5″ in diameter, so they have nice... Read more
Ball Watch Skindiver vs. Ball Watch Diver GMT Dear All, It was nice to finally be with the sea again. After a long dry summer, the last days of October was very precious, though cold and blurry. This time I took two watches with me. Mainly because I wasn’t... Read more
I made a quick trip to New York this past weekend and decided it would provide the perfect occasion for my 2000th post on TimeZone. I visited the Hublot NYC boutique on Madison Avenue, where the staff was more than accommodating in showing off some of their favorite offerings.... Read more
My personal impressions of the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712/1A and 5980/1A Once in a while, I’ll see a thread here comparing different modern Patek Philippe Nautilus models. I personally did some research when purchasing mine – I wanted a highly finished, stainless steel sport watch with complications on bracelet.... Read more
Erwin Sattler Atlantis Orbis Coffee Table Mechanical clocks have been with us for centuries. They are timekeepers that have been used to keep us on schedule for our next meeting, give precision timekeeping for navigating the high seas and sometimes are housed in exquisite cabinets or other furniture that... Read more
August 18th, 2013 marked the 10th anniversary of the Officine Panerai forum here at To celebrate this milestone, Michael Ramsey and I are making a special edition TimeZone Panerai Forum strap available for our community members. We collaborated with a maker who is well-known amongst the Panerai community... Read more
What Makes a German Chronometer? Most of us can agree that we do not need mechanical watches. With the advent of various ways to keep track of time in our fast paced world- such as smart phones, mechanical watches remain luxury that we choose as a matter of personal... Read more
HYT: The Science of Hydro Mechanical Horology Amr Sindi 21 November 2013 By now everyone here is undoubtedly familiar with up-and-coming independent watch brand HYT, a.k.a. the “Hydro Mechanical Horologists”. With their proprietary liquid time display system, HYT has created a niche where cutting-edge micro-fluid science and innovative haute... Read more
Howdy All, I had the pleasure of spending a half hour or so chatting with Merlin Schwertner from Nomos Glashutte about the newest additions to the brand stable, asking him about the company and the step up that they’re making with the Lambda and Lux. He also showed me... Read more
Here’s a look at some watches a little out of the ordinary. Below is a bunch of digital or direct read mechanical watches from the 1960s & 70s. Direct-read pocket and wristwatches watches have been around for a long time. They made somewhat of a resurgence in the later... Read more
“AIGUILLE D’OR” GRAND PRIX Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement L.M. Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement L.M. GRANDE COMPLICATION PRIZE A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar LADIES’ COMPLICATIONS WATCH PRIZE Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Ballerine Enchantée Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels... Read more