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My Milestone watch – Roger Smith Series 1

On life’s journey there are moments considered “milestones” – the most significant or meaningful of moments. Some the result of action such as accomplishments; others inaction such as simply surviving the passage of time. Milestones...

Musing on Precision and Accuracy

Simon Winchester has authored a series of fascinating books on topics from the unimaginable (i.e. the eruption of Krakatoa) to the everyday (the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary). In each, he brings an informed,...

Returning to BaselWorld 2019

I wrote this just over 5 years ago after my first (and last) visit to BaselWorld. On reflection, the impact for the show was more than a little significant to my collection and collecting. I...

The many layers of Andreas Strehler

His is a name known by few collectors it seems. Yet in horological circles he is a legend and long time contributor to the modern independent watchmakers’ universe. He is known for his clocks and...

On the road to Oldenzaal

After two years of seeing the world mostly in the confines of my laptop monitor, my senses were overwhelmed during my visit to Oldenzaal The Netherlands. There is life beyond the edge of the screen!...

Meeting Aaron Becsei

The last Basel World in 2019 was my first, and the first time I met Aaron Becsei.  At the top of the escalator, just to the right, was the AHCI booth. Situated in the center...

That’s nice for you.

“That’s nice for you” I deserved the comment but was surprised none the less to hear it from the sales guy at the high end jewelry store.  My New York attitude hadn’t readjusted during this...

Alice in Watch Collecting Land

Alice in Watch Collecting Land

My simple naïve life as a collector has served me well since I followed the White Rabbit with the pocket watch down the rabbit hole. I’ve journeyed cross the years with a collection that has...

Masahiro Kikuno Sakubou on Monochrome

Here’s a link to the article about the Masahiro Kikuno Sakubou piece unique https://monochrome-watches.com/collectors-series-customized-masahiro-kikuno-sakubou-watch/

Peter Speake-Marin Mark 1, Mk1 on Monochrome

Here’s a link to the article about the Peter Speake-Marin Marin 1, Mk1 https://monochrome-watches.com/watch_time_it_is-and-his-early-speake-marin-marin-1-mk1/

Grönefeld Parallax on Monochrome

Here’s a link to the article about the Grönefeld Parallax https://monochrome-watches.com/watch_time_it_is-and-his-gronefeld-parallax/

McGonigle Tuscar Bánú on Monochrome

Here’s a link to the article about the McGonigle Tuscar Bánú https://monochrome-watches.com/the-collectors-series-mcgonigle-tuscar-banu/