Los Angeles, CA
Watch expert & blogger. Owner of aBlogtoWatch.com and watch editor for various important publications.
@SantiagoT @aBlogtoWatch Whats a mere 84 hours a week when I can have ALL THIS?!
11 hours, 33 minutes ago on Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic PAM572 Watch And New In-House P.4000 Movement Hands-On
@SantiagoT @aBlogtoWatch I work on your hours! How else would we have time to speak? :)
11 hours, 35 minutes ago on Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic PAM572 Watch And New In-House P.4000 Movement Hands-On
@SantiagoT David was good enough to write up this article but the wrist shots are mine. On the wrist the Panerai PAM572 feels pretty nice and actually more wearable than 44mm wide Luminor models that are more thick. My only grievance (aside from the reflection-happy crystal) are the lugs that seem to stick out too much thereby making the watch seem larger. If Panerai wanted to break its own mold a bit and curve the lugs down more the watch would wear a lot better.
11 hours, 41 minutes ago on Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic PAM572 Watch And New In-House P.4000 Movement Hands-On
@QQbaby Oh hey again. Another fake e-mail and new name - so you won't even see the response. Keep on trying to make some type of point.
1 day, 13 hours ago on HourTime Show Watch Podcast Episode 167: Should You Pay Attention To Watch Auctions?
@iamcalledryan Yea, I have to work on that. I have no idea. It has been a nightmare trying to find a good software and hardware combo to record sound even though I am using good equipment.
@chenpofu @aBlogtoWatch @Jimxxx Yes of course, but to be honest that minor dial difference eluded me while doing the piece.
1 day, 23 hours ago on Patek Philippe 5270 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Watches Hands-On
@Jimxxx Oh yes - totally deserving of a different model name :) Thanks for pointing that out by the way.
2 days ago on Patek Philippe 5270 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Watches Hands-On
@Chaz_Hen You are correct that fairy tales sell watches. Ask the auction houses and they will tell you.
@AMS168 Thanks for the comment!
2 days, 13 hours ago on Rolex GMT Master II Day/Night 116710 BLNR Watch For 2013 Hands-On
@emenezes It has been interesting to see how this opinion article has created so much discussion. We appreciate the passion everyone has as well as how they take the effort to share it.
2 days, 15 hours ago on When You Wear A Watch, Who Do You Wear It For?
@rdoder It is possible that it does not rotate - though I don't recall 100%. It isn't uncommon for there to be bezels that appear to rotate in regard to their design, but they don't.
3 days, 2 hours ago on Seiko Sportura Kinetic Direct Drive SRG017 Watch Hands-On
@lillyhammer It has been an evolving product over the years and given that it attempts to be relatively timeless product I don't see how you can be late on a review. Does that mean a review of a Submariner or Royal Oak is too late since the models are a few decades old?
4 days, 13 hours ago on OWC MilSub MS-5517 Watch Review
@bdekok Thanks for letting us know about the error. That was the patent right next to it in the search so the wrong URL was copied. All fixed now.
4 days, 21 hours ago on Is META Watch Pursuing A Patent On All Analog/Digital Dial Smartwatches?
@DangerussArt @Zzyzx Close. It was actually an Hublot Big Bang Unico 45: http://www.ablogtowatch.com/hublot-big-bang-unico-45mm-watch/
6 days, 5 hours ago on The World’s Most Expensive Watches Book Party Photos
@AtotheG I know, I have 3 more events in the next 24 hours!
@LapYoda Yea, I try not to wear suits whenever possible. It isn't very LA.
@Fraser Petrick We will let you know for sure. I'd like to do a party there if we can manage it.
@brownm048 It is indeed unfortunate that the images in this article present what appears to be a biased viewpoint and for that I apologize. I've looked at the social media accounts of FakeWatchBuster and his companions and can assure you that people of all racial backgrounds are featured for their "watch frauds." What I think is happening is that particular demographic groups might be more represented as actively displaying watches that are fake. I don't believe it is just black people or any other specific group who are buying fake watches but rather some type of selection bias when it comes to who displays them prominently in social media and who certain people like to "call out for it." It must not feel good when a particular group is singled out for sure.
1 week ago on The Most Common Fake Watches & Other Stories From The FakeWatchBuster
@FaceRepo @rfrost Thanks for participating in the conversation FaceRepo and keep up the good work. We just want to make sure that as a passive repository you do what is necessary to protect yourself as well as IP rights holders so that the community plays safely and has the most legitimacy in the long run.
1 week, 1 day ago on Android Wear Smartwatch Dial Designs Explode With Creativity & Variety
@lillyhammer Hey, it is that one guy who doesn't like us coming back again. We appreciate your traffic.
1 week, 1 day ago on Aloe Blacc Interview: Pop Star, Process Nerd, Watch Guy, Friend Of IWC
@ZL Different lume colors is good. The issue is that the lume paint color is also different which makes the overall bezel and dial a bit less harmonious.
1 week, 1 day ago on OWC MilSub MS-5517 Watch Review
@Piloten I am not familiar with the specific situation you are referring to but it is true that communities like watchuseek can sometimes struggle in trying to keep everyone happy. I know that moderators are all different and often have a degree of discretion in how they moderate. What I know is that Ernie's intent was to create a comfortable place for everyone and promote civil discussion. You can't make everyone happy all the time, but I think watchuseek has been able to keep the most people happy most of the time. Thanks for the comment.
1 week, 4 days ago on Watchuseek.com Under New Management: Interview With Founder
@5803822 It is possible that Porsche Design produced a few with minor variations, but that is the watch.
1 week, 5 days ago on Jack Shephard’s Porsche Design Watch On Lost
Those are the upcoming Kairos watches.
1 week, 5 days ago on Kairos T-Band Strap With Screen Turns Any Watch Into A Smartwatch
That is a good question. The safest answer is that quality items with good designs and stories will always be popular at some point. Collectability is really collector trust plus inherent value. Good 1970s watches will have their time in the spotlight. With reissue watches is really depends but I think they are too new and available to be considered collectible at this point.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on INVITE: The World’s Most Expensive Watches Book Launch Party In Los Angeles
@SuperStrapper I am sure we can figure something out.
No, Hublot is letting us do what we need to make the event fantastic.
@mahamithra Congrats. Great piece to own.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Breguet No. 1646 Diver Watch: A Newly Discovered Vintage From 1965
@Rokus In case anyone is wondering Hublot had nothing to do with the book publication and doing the event with them is mostly about two entities working together who have respect for one another and a common audience.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on INVITE: The World’s Most Expensive Watches Book Launch Party In Los Angeles
@MarkCarson It is possible that something became lost in translation. It is true that Daniel Roth and Gerald Genta as names on watches will no longer be sold, but their legacy lives on in these high-end versions of Bulgari watches that will continue to make up a corner of the brand now and in the future as the head of Bulgari's watch making division tells me.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Bulgari Daniel Roth Carillon Tourbillon Minute-Repeater Watch Hands-On
@thornwood36 @BIGCHRONO I grew up reading car magazines which always had some wild muscle car on the cover that people loved to read about but most ended up buying a Honda or Toyota. People make mostly practical purchasing choices but they would not love reading a magazine that merely reviewed Hondas and Toyotas. At the end of the day I cover products that are fun to read about and interesting to know about. I also know that we can't afford to buy watches all day long. So I try to keep appetites alive and then give people something to eat when great stuff to buy comes up.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch Hands-On Debut
@doucherarieladams Really glad you like it.
@ArryGuld Lol. At these point comments like this are merely making me laugh.
3 weeks ago on Ulysse Nardin Freak Cruiser Watch Review
@fionakruger Thanks Fiona and keep up the good work!
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Fiona Krüger Skull Watch Hands-On
@GunnyFitz Our pleasure. Thank you for reading.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on MTM Falcon Watch Review
@CG I think those are just their upcoming events. They have done them in a lot of cities. I think the last one was actually Chicago. More than likely they will come to all of the above cities as some point.
1 month ago on Upcoming “It’s About Time” Watch Get-Together Dates In The United States
@shinytoys Yea, she reminds me of that quite a bit. The virtues of work are often personally obtained it seems :)
1 month ago on Nixie Wrist Wearable Flying Drone
@25degrees All sponsored content is labeled as such. This is neither sponsored content nor anything that involves aBlogtoWatch deriving any revenue of any kind. Thanks.
@MarkCarson Not really sure what to call the complication. Maybe you can come up with a better description?
1 month, 1 week ago on Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre Spherotourbillon Watch Revisited
@DG Cayse We advise advertisers as such and that is actually exactly what we shared as feedback. I think Laco gets so little attention as it is that people are interested to know more about them. At least the website does have more information about the watches and current Laco models. We have a rather long set of "guidelines" for advertisers to suggest what makes for a decent post so I for one hear you 100%
1 month, 1 week ago on Laco Watches – Rewriting Horological History Since 1925
@coolgray11c @MrJKLFoams @MarkCarson I didn't think that STUDIODIVINE did any of the design work for Ancon, but I appreciate the comment confirming it. I think the most interesting part of this story is that SevenFriday has become big enough to be "homaged/replicated." The Ancon X-35 watches aren't really SevenFriday competitors as far as I am concerned, but a lower-cost round-cased timepiece that is inspired by the success of SevenFriday. If I was in SevenFriday's shoes I would be upset at first, but after that wore off I'd realize that this is a testament to the success of the SevenFriday and that it will strengthen the appeal of the brand in the long run.
1 month, 1 week ago on Ancon X-35 Concept Watch Review
While I appreciate your desire to voice what appears to be a concern, I'm going to comment that there are a range of ttangents you bring up which aren't related to any conversation here nor do they properly characterize statements or actions that I or aBlogtoWatch have made.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on CNN Launches Cartier Sponsored “Ones To Watch” Programming
@jonfingas @SantiagoT This is a very interesting discussion but I think there are a few realities that the watch industry is not particularly open to considering. They are correct that "technology" has proven not be the the type of thing that allows for value retention like timepieces, but they are wrong in saying that watches are not technology. Watches are technology, but mechanical watches are all items of technology that has been obsolete for so long products today don't really have to fear more advanced versions in the future. That is why there is much more stability.
Further, I love Carlos and others who have voiced similar opinions as colleagues and friends, but speaking rationally I would not listen to people in the watch industry - a highly conservative industry based on last century's tech - to offer conclusions on what mainstream consumers will do. It is true that mechanical watches and wrist worn gadgets with screens are not the same. I don't think anyone ever said they were. It is rather that they will be competing for the same space on the wrist, and as soon as Apple and other companies show consumers that there is real utility and convenience in a smartwatch, then the watch companies will be afraid because consumers (even serious watch lovers) are going to be asked to choose between what they perhaps want, and what they perhaps need. So their arguments are moot because the issue isn't whether or not smartwatches are the same or as good as traditional watches, the issue is whether or not as many people will have available wrist space for them. Hence my decision to occupy both wrists as a way of not having to make a decision.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Apple Watch Hands-On: The Wristwatch Just Caught Up To The 21st Century
@thornwood36 Thank you very much. It was of course a lot of work, but worth it for sure.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The World’s Most Expensive Watches Book By Ariel Adams
@iamcalledryan There are a mix of both but it is mostly retail prices.
@Ulysses31 I'll see what we can do for version 2. How about a high-end wrist watch book for children? :) There could be all sorts of fun horological characters.
@Astronuts Not a terrible idea. Maybe we can think of something interesting.
@bigsam2035 lol. Thanks. No electronic timepieces in the book.
That's very pleasant to hear and thanks for being part of tthe conversation least for now, and part of the audience more often :)
@Round peg in Square hole Thanks so much for the nice comments. Also, this type of "local perspective" makes everything we do here so much better. That is why I am so proud of our aBlogtoWatch community.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Luxury Watch Industry’s Dilemma In Hong Kong