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Surprised During A Walk Down Charing Cross Road And Your mother Was Right About Talking To Strangers   Yes, I know this might be construed as an exercise in relentless …

Introducing Garrick’s Stunning New S2 Timepiece   In all the hubbub about a British Watchmaking Revival the Norfolk based brand Garrick is sometimes overlooked.  This is extremely unfair because Garrick …

Discovering Watchmaker John Harrison’s Tomb     I think cities look their worst or best depending on the weather. New York can be ugly in summer. Sunlight as sharp as …

John Nevil Maskelyne – Strange the things to be found, When wandering ‘round an English town. The previous rhyming couplet is one of my few attempts at poetry during my …

While driving around Vermont about five years ago I discovered The Clock Shop and its friendly owner Dave Welch in the city of Vergennes (pop. 2,588). Dave proved to be …

The Watch Thoroughly Revised (TWTR) by Gene Stone and Stephen Pulvirent.   It may seem odd to start a review of a book by writing about its photographs but that is what …

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 …

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