Michael Clerizo

Author and journalist Michael Clerizo

Interview – James Harris Of International Watch Seminar At The Recent Watchmakers Club Event Want to build your own watch complete with, if you like, you name on the dial …

Xavier de Roquemaurel of Czapek & Cie At The Watchmakers Club Event Everyone loves a mystery, right?  Okay, not everyone but most people. This interview with Xavier de Roquemaurel at …

An Interview With HYT’s Robert Bailey At The Recent Watchmakers Club Event Wow – I never new how much time was needed to develop the first HYT watch.  Or, how …

The Antique Watch Company – Clerkenwell   Watch loving has introduced me to many pleasures. One is wandering around a city taking photographs of watch and clock repair workshops. These …

Recently Visited Almeria Coca-Cola Signs, Whatever Happened To Super-8 and Who Knew The Addams Family Liked To Travel? Recently visited Almería, Spain – charming city, fine weather, friendly people and …

In the pages of the Wall Street Journal the wise and insightful Adam Craniotes, co-founder and president of the RedBar Group defined microbrands as ‘the start-ups of the watch world’. …

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 …

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