Michael Clerizo

My Interview With Master Watchmaker Andreas Strehler At The Watchmakers Club Event Andreas Strehler and me in conversation during last month’s Watchmaker’s Club meeting in London.  With his answers, Andreas turned …

Some Thoughts From Great Watchmakers   This article first appeared in 2009 in IW Magazine.  The thoughts expressed by the watchmakers I interviewed are still valid.   Is the question: …

My Father’s Tissot Late in my seventeenth summer, my father walked past my open bedroom door while I was on the phone to a friend.  I froze.  Had my father …

Windows in Seville     I have no idea why I do this: take photos of shop windows.  Maybe its because every window is a paradox?  Windows are hard and …

My Travels In Vietnam – The Hanoi Watch Scene   What does a true watchie (thank you for the neologism Richard Paige) do after arriving in a city for the …

Paul Newman Racetrack Photos Rediscovered     13-year-old James Cox and his father, Ed, visited Lime Rock Park racetrack in September of 1978.  On that occasion using his new rangefinder …

Towards A New Nomenclature For Watch Brands     Why do we watchnerds employ particular terms to describe watch brands?  Habit – that’s the only reason.  We’re accustomed to specific …

Why Is A Watch Worth $17,752,500?   Since the auction at Phillips in New York last month of the Joanne Woodward/Paul Newman Rolex Daytona, many people have asked me how …

My Fellini Epiphany   On a rainy Sunday morning, at the age of fourteen, I lay on my bed and promised myself that one day I would see every Fellini …

What Bob Frishman Said   Tomorrow sees the start of the Horology in Art  Symposium sponsored by the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) at the Museum of …

Sotheby’s to auction four George Daniels timepieces   As many people know by now next week – Wednesday 19 September – Sotheby’s will auction timepieces by George Daniels.  Of the …

Watches and clocks for the Chinese market Introduction I cannot believe that 11 years have passed since I wrote this article about watches made for the Chinese market for the …

George Daniels and the art, science, engineering geometry, physics, metallurgy of watchmaking.   On the morning of Thursday 6 July Sotheby’s London will auction a George Daniels pocket watch.  Made …

Writing About Paul Newman’s Paul Newman This is a story about a legendary actor, fast cars, a boy with a camera, a coincidence, a tree house, a decade-long friendship and …

Restoring Harrison’s Timekeepers An unscientific – to the point of being casual – survey of watchmakers over the years has reveal that John Harrison is the most highly regarded watchmaker …

The Oltr’Arno – The Left Bank of Florence   I wrote this article about the Oltr’Arno, the artisan’s quarter of Florence, for the Wall Street Journal in May of 2003.  …

Harlem Flop House – The things you can learn from a French woman!   Three years ago actor, dancer, playwright and theatre director René Calvo spent the day preparing his …

George Daniels a master watchmaker   Write a book about someone and you never stop thinking about your subject. That is what happened to me after completing ‘George Daniels: A …

Buying a watch at auction   This is the first article about watches I ever wrote for the Wall Street Journal. It appeared in January 2003. The topic is buying …

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher   Published 20 May 2015   From 1991 to 2006 German Michael Schumacher won the Formula 1 drivers’ championship an unprecedented seven …

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