All the Presidents’ Watches: From Donald J. Trump to LBJ and JFK — What They Wore

 |  February 20th, 2017

Every year on the celebrated “President’s Day” in America, we take a look at which presidents wore which watches. The thing is, with the exception of the newest president, President Donald J. Trump, that story hasn’t changed much. So, below, we give you a comprehensive look at some watches previous presidents wore, offer up a quiz about the presidents and their watches and direct you to more reading. For now, though, we thought it would be interesting to talk about the watches President Donald J. Trump wears. Despite his constant waving of arms and his stern crossing of arms — watches never really seem to poke their faces out from beneath the stiff shirt cuffs.  Rest assured, Trump is a…

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An Insider’s Complete Review of SIHH 2017 Watch Show, its History and More

 |  February 9th, 2017

This past January marked the 27th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, and — don’t pass out — it was my 26th year in attendance. Unfortunately i missed 1992 due to the birth of my darling daughter, but I haven’t missed one since.  I remember when the show first started. In fact, to be honest, I remember before the show started — when Cartier made the bold announcement that it was abandoning Baselworld and starting its own show with a group of other brands. Well, 27 years later, the SIHH exhibition –that show started by a few brave brands who dared to be different and take a stand –is still going strong. Here, we bring you an insider’s review of SIHH.…

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Storage Wars: USB Keys at SIHH 2017

 |  January 24th, 2017

Those who have been following ATimelyPerspective know that we enjoy taking a break from the seriousness of timepieces once in a while and focusing on things that are — well — a little fun. Each year after the shows, we present the most creative or best USB sticks. On these grand devices, the watch brands store all of their photos and information and the USBs are the key to opening the goods (so to speak). This year we had some interesting pieces that were repeats of last year — including the light bulb from Manufacture Royale — but we focus instead on the new USB introductions.  H. Moser et Cie had a lot of fun playing off of the brand’s Swiss-made statement. The…

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Ringing in the New Year in the Watch World: Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

 |  January 1st, 2017

This is the week where all the other online bloggers and publications rate their top stories of the year, review the best articles they wrote and do a little self-indulgent bragging. Sorry– if you are looking for the five best stories of 2016 from ATimelyPerspective, you will have to look back and judge for yourself. Most of the top-rated stories with highest number of viewers are either those that have ultra-high dollar prices in the headlines, those that have been retweeted by brands and those that have the most coveted watch brand names on them. To me, this doesn’t mean they are the best articles of the year — just the most trafficked. “Best” is Relative To me, the best articles…

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Interview: Underground Actor Aldis Hodge Shares Thoughts on Slavery, Time and Leaving a Legacy

 |  December 16th, 2016

What do you get when you cross an ambitious, artistic person with a passion for watches with a congenial actor and a die-hard perfectionist? Aldis Hodge. The 30-year-old actor who plays the leading role of Noah in the WGN America television series Underground (about the Underground Railroad in Georgia), and who has been seen in many a film and television series, is not just a designer and watch lover, but has also started his own watch brand. Planned as a boutique, bespoke line of unusual watches, the new eponymous Basil Time Piece brand — Hodge was born Aldis Alexander Basil Hodge – is slated to be out in about two years and has been in the works for nearly a…

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