Michael Clerizo

Author and journalist Michael Clerizo

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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