Talking watches with john Edelman, this video Stephen Pulvirent from Hodinkee is interviewing John regarding his fantastic pieces from all the Swiss watches from the best brands. A nice variety of collectible pieces. Bulavo, Rolex, Porsche design, Omega, Heuer some of the watches in the video!
Talking watches With Alton Brown courtesy of Benjamin Clymer part of the talking watching series a video interview from some of the worlds esteemed collectors great eye candy!! Tudor, Rolex, Omega content not surprised all collectors should have all three Swiss brands in their vintage collection. All unique to themselves but great pieces.
Patek Philippe Exhibition Arts and watches in New York 2017 take a look inside. Hodinkee as done a video of the watches in the exhibition. Some truly great pieces that will go for sale. The collectors place to be, wish I would have made the trip, watches becoming more collectible than ever these days markets pulling high premiums for the sort after watches with provenance especially ones with famous celebrity attachment.
Patek Philippe Market pulls in the big hitters Patek Philippe still holds the record for the most expensive watch sold at auction the Henry graves super complication for a staggering $24,000,000 dollars but the pocket watch was way a head of its time. I feel you would need a degree in watchmaking to use the watch super complication, but doubt it was bought to use more an invest piece also one of a kind piece.
Radium Testing on Vintage Watches, a neat video catch up on Hodinkee where they do some radium testing on some timepieces. Radium was used early on in wrist watch making for the hour markers or numbers as nothing else was available at the time for the luminosity on seeing the time while diving or at night times. The radium used is small amounts of radiation but glows really bright and the life span of radium is half like at 1600 years!!
All watch makers went to tritium radium mixture about mid 1960,s due to not using Radioactive material for obvious reasons. They then applied tritium to all the dials up until 1999 which had only .25 radium used, hence “Swiss T25” on the dials, then finally switched to super bright luminovo which is currently in use by all the to watch brands.
A lot of the older Rolex dials had “Swiss” at the bottom and were radium, then they went “Swiss T25” with Rolex or Omega “T Swiss Made T” which stands for tritium. In current days “Swiss Made” at the bottom from 1999 was the cut off for tritium use. Tritium has a life span of around 12.5 years so most of the vintage watches past mid 1960,s up to 1999 do not glow at all and usually have a lovely aged patina a key selling point with vintage.
The tester is a really good piece of kit for the vintage watch buyer as most of the old time pieces have had a re dial or been re-lumed which is no no for the true vintage watch hunter, but like every thing vintage comes down to affordability. Some of the classic vintage pieces are very pricey also very hard to find the full sets with great provenance which is another key factor as well as the lume.
Copperstate 1000 Vintage Car Rally 2017 a video about vintage cars driving through breath taking scenery in Arizona presented by Hodinkee, vintage watches and vintage cars always go well together. It is a lot easier to store watches than cars mind you!! But vintage cars are a thing of beauty like the watches from same time period just that era was just fer nominal. It is Steve McQueen and Paul Newman cars and watches which are worth fortunes in today’s market.
As the title says the best of Basel 2017 a video by Hodinkee of the Omega Boutique at Basel. As this year is 60th anniversary of the Omega so they decided to bring some special pieces that will launch later on in the year. 3557 individual pieces of Railmaster CK2914, Speedmaster CK2915, Seamaster CK2913 and 557 of the trilogy set which consists of all 3 watches for the true Omega collectors. The cost of the set is $21000 and the indivdiuals watches range from $6900 for the railmaster.
All great pieces which are great re-makes of the original classics which Omega tried to make them as close to the originals but with a modern twist. I doubt they will not be a hit when they hit the Omega boutiques. I am considering buying one of the watch watches myself the Speedmaster is the one for me.
The Hodinkee Best of 2016 Review video lots of great watches through the previous year. I do love there video’s as watches make me tick from some of the best brands we all love Patek Philippe, vintage Heuer, Omega, Iwc, Tudor and many more. British Horology which is very good in its own right.
As the title Says talking watches with Spike Feresten by Hodinkee, always great these videos from watch collectors around the world. Hodinkee seem to know all the top collectors wish I had some of these collections.