BaselWorld 2015: Taming the Beast

 |  March 31st, 2015

We are officially back.Easily the biggest watch exhibition of the year, BaselWorld is a beast waiting to be tamed.This year we worked eight days straight from 8 am to 10 pm to cover the show. In fact, over the course of the eight days there, we saw nearly 100 watch brands — and saw dozens of timepieces from each brand. With visions of thousands of watches dancing in our heads, we endeavor to makes a little sense of it all and highlight some of the key trends and the key announcements. Trends: We saw jaw-dropping watches, innovative new technology and — best of all — friends and colleagues. There were some notable trends this year that included refreshingly affordable prices. Yes, there  were…

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Storage Wars: BaselWorld 2015 Winning USBs

 |  March 29th, 2015

Every year we poke a little fun at the seriousness of BaselWorld by deciding which watch brand gave us the coolest looking USB sticks that contain the brand’s press releases and images.  These powerful sticks, in fact, hold the keys of information close to the vest. So, who won this year? MB&F with the Melchior robot USB that emulates the brand’s very cool new clock (we will bring you more about that clock here this week). Runners up come from some brands that know how to make a splash: Fendi, with the tiny little “Karl Lagerfeld” USB that emulates the brand’s whimsical Lagerfeld keychain; Gc with its feather and snakeskin ensemble that can be removed from the USB and clipped…

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He did What with that Rolex Watch? Take this USA President’s Day Quiz

 |  February 16th, 2015

Here in the USA, it’s President’s Day. Right from our very first president, these guys had their own quirks and habits. And, they wore watches. Here we bring you a brief President’s Day Quiz. 1 – What President refused – initially to accept his salary? 2- Who was the first president to be born in a hospital? 3 – Who was our shortest president? 4- Who immediately gave away and never wore a Rolex watch from Marilyn Monroe? 5- Which President’s likeness (in the form of a drawing) was used in a Heuer ad? 6- Who reportedly wore a Timex while in office? 7- What was the most popular clock given to US presidents? 8- Which Rolex watch is nicknamed…

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Cheers! Here’s to a Bright and Healthy 2015!

 |  December 31st, 2014

As the new year nears, we want to take a few minutes to wish everyone a wonderful year, filled with success, health, happiness and time – time to do what matters most to you.For me, time is the most precious gift of all. Sometimes, I admit, I have squandered it– working late into the night instead of enjoying that movie with my family. Sometimes, I have abused it — letting precious minutes go unused for important things. But most of the time, I have embraced it fully. I am blessed — I say it often. On the personal side, while I have lost many of my close family members, I still have a great system at home with my husband, no-longer teenaged…

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Watch Industry Veteran Journalist Roberta Naas Shares True Views on Time, Watches, Brands and Much More in an Exclusive Podcast Interview

 |  October 17th, 2014

For those who want an insider’s view on leaders, legend-makers and visionaries in the watch industry – you may want to settle down with a cup of coffee, or a glass of scotch and listen to the just-released pod-cast interview with Roberta Naas – 30-year watch veteran journalist. Far be it from us to harangue you for 40 minutes with talk about the watch industry, but, if you are interested in hearing a little about how I got started in this field, how the watch industry has evolved over the past three decades, and what is important today —  you may be interested in listening to a portion of the 40-minute podcast I took part in recently with Amit Dev Handa…

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