Scottish Watches Podcast #182 : The New eBay Authenticity Guarantee with Head of Luxury Tirath Kamdar

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:41 — 50.1MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Scottish Watches Podcast #182 : The New eBay Authenticity Guarantee with Head of Luxury Tirath Kamdar Got into the horological hobby only a couple of short years ago; but got, as us Scots like to say, “baw deep” pretty quickly. Thanks to buying a lemon of a Rolex he spent hours researching why his watch wasn’t working and along the way gained an interest in what makes…

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New Release: Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series 

  Seiko has just released its Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series, i.e. the SPB165, SPB167, SPB169 and SPB170. It is telling of Seiko’s brand image when a common reaction to its higher priced models is often, “how much for a Seiko?”. But the brand has worked hard in this past year to shake that perception. Questionable pricing strategies of the top tier line of Seiko’s Presage line-up aside, Seiko’s development of its SPB offerings continue to give us compelling reasons why we should no longer dismissive of Seikos that cost upwards of US$1,000. These new releases…

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Watch Review : MAALS Giri Ventiquattro

When you buy a watch how much do you care about the people who make it? Did anyone ever buy a Rolex because of Jean-Frederic Dufour? or an Audemars Piguet because of François-Henry Bennahmias? Now maybe when you get into the realm of the superstar watchmaker things are different, an F.P Journe actually does have the handiwork of François-Paul Journe upon the watch as does the likes of De Bethune with Denis Flageollet, who know their way fully around the watches they make, whether they have their names on the dial or…

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Scottish Watches Podcast #181 : Rick Learns to STFU, New Patek Philippe, Hublot, Muhle Glashutte and More

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 56:45 — 52.0MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Scottish Watches Podcast #181 : Rick Learns to STFU, New Patek Philippe, Hublot, Muhle Glashutte and More Got into the horological hobby only a couple of short years ago; but got, as us Scots like to say, “baw deep” pretty quickly. Thanks to buying a lemon of a Rolex he spent hours researching why his watch wasn’t working and along the way gained an interest in what…

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HalfWatchTuesday 2.25: An Inauspicious Anniversary: Is Tudor ignoring the GMT?

The Tudor Black Bay GMT (BBGMT) is peerless. Introduced during to much surprise at Baselworld 2018, the BBGMT showed us Tudor was not sacred of treading on big brother’s toes whilst still doing its own thing. Instantly it became one of the most desirable watches commanding a waitlist and a pre-owned premium. Alongside the BBGMT Tudor also released the BB58, a shrunken down version of its most recognisable watch. The GMT was about looks and functionality, the 58 about proportions. It is not difficult to understand the appeal of the…

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Scottish Watches Podcast #180 : The Story of Swatch vs Vortic And The Little Guy Winning

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 55:58 — 51.2MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Scottish Watches Podcast #180 : The Story of Swatch vs Vortic And The Little Guy Winning We spoke to RT as it was announced that he had won against one of the largest watch groups in the world. Listen to the show and be sure to check out our detailed article on the case here – http://www.scottishwatches.co.uk/2020/09/14/winner-winner-chicken-dinner-vortic-v-hamilton/ Got into the horological hobby only a couple of short years…

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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner : Vortic v Hamilton

We have covered in the months gone by the story of Hamilton Watches (Hamilton International Ltd) who are owned by Swatch Group v Vortic Watches (Vortic LLC) and have interviewed RT the company owner about the case. A summary is basically that Vortic take historical pocket watches and convert them into wrist watches Some of these old pocket watches have Hamilton on the watch face, and Hamilton owned by Swatch decided it objected to this and it argued : “that the watch infringed on its trademark and brings claims of…

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Scottish Watches Podcast #179 : New Snoopy and Oris Roberto Clemente Watches Plus RedBar Global Meetup

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 55:43 — 51.0MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Scottish Watches Podcast #179 : New Snoopy and Oris Roberto Clemente Watches Plus RedBar Global Meetup This week we have a full goodie bag for you, as well as a “full” Oris Bear, but other than Mr Bears box we have the over arm cricket watch celebration, also from Oris as they celebrate and support the Roberto Clemente Humanitarian Foundation, via the power of selling new watches, and…

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HalfWatchTuesday : Ask me anything….

So, I’d thought I’d do something a little different this week, after gaining inspiration from Omair’s Q&A with Mitch Mason Watches earlier on last week. Week after week, you guys sit and read stuff regarding our own personal opinions regarding new releases, strap preferences and even our own experiences within AD’s. So, this week I’d thought I’d do something different and give you guys, the watchfam, the opportunity to ask me anything: our own Q&A if you like. It can be something specific about my experiences or my own collection…

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Scottish Watches Podcast #178 : Flying Tourbillons, More New Grand Seiko Plus The Downfall Watch

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 57:21 — 52.5MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Scottish Watches Podcast #178 : Flying Tourbillons, More New Grand Seiko Plus The Downfall Watch Got into the horological hobby only a couple of short years ago; but got, as us Scots like to say, “baw deep” pretty quickly. Thanks to buying a lemon of a Rolex he spent hours researching why his watch wasn’t working and along the way gained an interest in what makes them…

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