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A Watch Of Few Words: My Original Owner 14k Gold Vintage Tissot Calatrava

Way back in the late 1950s, somewhere in post-war Germany the original owner of this vintage Tissot “Calatrava”, Werner Schönhalls, received the watch as a communion gift from his grandfather. He was clearly someone who very much cared for and valued his possessions, so the value of the watch and its meaning made it far […] Visit A Watch Of Few Words: My Original Owner 14k Gold Vintage Tissot Calatrava to read the full article.
Tags: Germany, Watches, Vintage, Tissot, Watch Review, Watch Talk, Gold Watch, Tissot Calatrava Werner Schönhalls, Tissot Calatrava


The Best Omega Watches Of Daniel Craig’s James Bond Era — Have Your Say!

Well, it’s come to a close in perhaps the most fitting fashion, but rather than reflect on the stunning silver screen conclusion to the Daniel Craig era (for fear of spoiling it for those of you yet to watch it) it’s time to appreciate the generous helping of wrist candy we were treated to over […] Visit The Best Omega Watches Of Daniel Craig’s James Bond Era — Have Your Say! to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, James Bond, Daniel Craig, 007, Omega, Watch Talk, Bond Watches


Out Now: The Scottish Watches Podcast Celebrates Its 300th Episode

Only in the watch community could a podcast started by members of the community for fun gain as much momentum as the Scottish Watches Podcast has. With its origins in a joke comment made on Instagram in late 2018, it has been the pleasure of many of us to see the growth and development of […] Visit Out Now: The Scottish Watches Podcast Celebrates Its 300th Episode to read the full article.
Tags: Instagram, Watches, Watch Talk


Hands-On: The Tissot Gentleman Powermatic 80 Silicium Watch

When a watch feels at home at work, at a wedding, in a bar, on a hike, and on a vacation, you might think it lacks character. You could also imagine that a watch that’s able to pull off something like that has tons of personality and qualities, enabling it to stand tall everywhere you […] Visit Hands-On: The Tissot Gentleman Powermatic 80 Silicium Watch to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Hands-on, Gentleman, Tissot, Watch Talk, Powermatic 80, Tissot Gentleman Powermatic


Here Are The Best Grand Seiko Watches Of 2021

The year isn’t over yet, but Grand Seiko has been treating us very nicely so far with a number of beautiful watches. Just recently, during our Fratello × Grand Seiko Paris event, I came across a watch that definitely took the top position on my wishlist. To structure my thoughts a bit, I went through […] Visit Here Are The Best Grand Seiko Watches Of 2021 to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Watch Talk, Grand Seiko, SLGH005, SBGY007, SBGW267, SLGA007


How To Start A Microbrand: Part Two — Lorier Under The Loupe

The husband and wife team of Lorier Watches has taken the big step, from running their microbrand as a Side-Gig to Full-Time horology. Both moved across the US, leaving their Texas teaching jobs for New York, with what is now an established brand on the scene. So while you might have read my first part […] Visit How To Start A Microbrand: Part Two — Lorier Under The Loupe to read the full article.
Tags: New York, Texas, Interview, Interviews, US, Watches, Loupe, Watch Talk, Lorier, Microbrand, How to start a microbrand


WOTW: The All-New Fortis Marinemaster Tool Watch

Fortis has hit a hot streak recently, and it continues to ride that streak with its latest launch: the Marinemaster! We can trace this hot run of form back to 2020, which was a good year for Fortis. The brand launched its popular Flieger collection, which we covered extensively here on Fratello. The Fratello team […] Visit WOTW: The All-New Fortis Marinemaster Tool Watch to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Fortis, Watch Talk, Watch of the Week, Outdoor watch, Recycled Steel, Rubber Strap, Marinemaster


Why The Rolex GMT-Master II 16713 “Root Beer” Is Better Than The 126711CHNR “Cough Syrup”

I remember the first time my wife ever had a root beer. We were on our first trip back to my hometown in the U.S. from my new home in Japan. After being away for almost two years, my longest stint ever to that point, I was excited to eat and drink all the things […] Visit Why The Rolex GMT-Master II 16713 “Root Beer” Is Better Than The 126711CHNR “Cough Syrup” to read the full article.
Tags: Japan, Watches, Rolex, Gmt, Watch Talk, Root Beer, Cough Syrup, GMT-Master II, 16713


A Brief History Of Time: Rolex’s Complete Brand History — Part Four: 1988-1999

Welcome back to a Brief History of Time. Today, we bring you the fourth installment in our series on the complete history of Rolex. Though I swore at the end of Part Three that this would be the last installment, the analytics don’t lie — you guys love Rolex-related content! So, in a multi-faceted strategy […] Visit A Brief History Of Time: Rolex’s Complete Brand History — Part Four: 1988-1999 to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Daytona, Rolex, In-Depth, Watch Talk, Datejust, Day-Date, Explorer II, GMT-Master II, Oyster Perpetual, Yacht-Master, Oyster Date


Homegrown Heroes: The Best Brands From Small Nations: anOrdain, Straum, Arcanaut

When we think of watches, we probably don’t immediately think of the small nations worldwide. Likely we think of Switzerland, Japan and maybe Germany? Of course, in reality, the world of watchmaking expands across the entire globe. Much of the actual manufacturing indeed takes place in those countries, and China too, of course. That said, […] Visit Homegrown Heroes: The Best Brands From Small Nations: anOrdain, Straum, Arcanaut to read the full article.
Tags: Scotland, China, Germany, Watches, Scandinavia, Watchmaking, Watch Talk, Switzerland Japan, Watch Design, Enamel Dial, Dial Texture


Grand Seiko × Fratello Event Photo Report

That’s right, we’re back at it again! And gosh, how we missed it. Brand events where our readers can meet, mingle and learn are finally possible once more. Our first post-pandemic event took place at the Vendome Grand Seiko Boutique in Paris. Frédéric Bondoux (CEO Grand Seiko Europe) and his team treated us on an […] Visit Grand Seiko × Fratello Event Photo Report to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Paris, Watch Talk, Grand Seiko, Events & Auctions, Event report, Paris Boutique, Vendome Grand Seiko Boutique, Grand Seiko Europe


Why The Omega Genève ST 166.0190 Makes Me Wish For More TV-Dialed Watches

Before you reach for the remote to change the channel, hear me out for a second. Watches featuring TV dials were big in the ‘70s. And though, admittedly, the square case design has held up better over time and even made a comeback, this dial shape has not received the love it deserves. That being […] Visit Why The Omega Genève ST 166.0190 Makes Me Wish For More TV-Dialed Watches to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, SilverStone, Omega, Heuer, Watch Talk, Seamaster, Speedmaster, Geneve, ST 166.0190, TV dial


Is The H. Moser & Cie. Heritage Dual Time The Watch That Founder Heinrich Would Wear While Traveling?

H. Moser & Cie. is all over the place. Literally and figuratively speaking. The brand from Neuhausen am Rheinfall made the Swiss Mad Watch from cheese, the Swiss Alp Watch that made fun of the most popular smartwatch, and made people wonder how a perpetual calendar could work without looking anything like a traditional perpetual […] Visit Is The H. Moser & Cie. Heritage Dual Time The Watch That Founder Heinrich Would Wear While Traveling? to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Hands-on, Moser, Moser Cie, Heinrich, Watch Talk, Dual Time, Neuhausen, H Moser & Cie, Cie Heritage Dual Time, Rheinfall, Moser Cie Heritage Dual Time


The New NOMOS Glashütte Autobahn Director’s Cut Shifts The Model Into A Vibrant Lane

Ambitious watch design is always divisive. To create true novelty you have to walk the path untrodden. Genuine newness often scares people into rushed hot-takes, polarized opinions, and a babbling state of confusion in the first moment. I was no different. When I first saw the NOMOS Glashütte Autobahn (designed by Werner Aisslinger) I didn’t […] Visit The New NOMOS Glashütte Autobahn Director’s Cut Shifts The Model Into A Vibrant Lane to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Watch Talk, Werner Aisslinger


After Conquering The Land Serica Explores The Ocean’s Depths With The 5303 Dive Watch

Can a microbrand impress with only one release under its belt? Based on essentially one release, the Parisian brand Serica greatly impressed many of the Fratello team members (myself included).  The Serica 4512 won me over with its charming presence characterized by some very distinct choices that set it apart from the stream of new […] Visit After Conquering The Land Serica Explores The Ocean’s Depths With The 5303 Dive Watch to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Ocean, Diver, Watch Talk, Serica, Diving watch, Vintage Diver


The Forgotten Weirdo: The Zenith “Null Primero” Espada

What makes an “icon”? What is the magic formula for a classic? And perhaps even more importantly, what, exactly, is in a name? These are questions that watch designers, manufacturers, and marketers have been asking for decades. Unfortunately, they are questions for which they are no clear-cut answers, even for the Zenith El Primero. In […] Visit The Forgotten Weirdo: The Zenith “Null Primero” Espada to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Zenith, Espada, Watch Talk, El Primero, Synopsis, Zenith Null Primero Espada


Watch Dating Profiles, Germany: A Steady Stowa, A Lonely Lange, And A Seductive Sinn

You (presumably) are a person seeking a watch. Perhaps you know which watch. Perhaps it’s THE watch. However, more than likely, you’re at least open to options, if not openly shopping. Here we present a few curated choices a la dating profile, with watches and the owners they seek. Today, it’s eligible German watches. A […] Visit Watch Dating Profiles, Germany: A Steady Stowa, A Lonely Lange, And A Seductive Sinn to read the full article.
Tags: Germany, Watches, GADA, Watch Talk, German Watchmaking, EZM, Saxonia


How Watches Work: What Is Perlage?

I don’t know about you, but I love to appreciate the watches I wear. Not just from the dial side but from the inside out. There’s a reason that we’re drawn to mechanical watches; they’re mini works of art for the wrist. Art is beautiful, and so are watch movements. Most brands employ a wide […] Visit How Watches Work: What Is Perlage? to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Movement, Watch Talk, Finishing, Perlage


Finding The Best Seiko Japan Domestic Market (JDM) Watches Out There

There is something attractive about exclusivity. The simple principle of: “I have something that you don’t have” is highly attractive to many buyers. Ever too often, it’s often the result of marketing meetings, resulting in fabricated scarcity. But there is also true exclusivity. One of the best examples is the stream of watches that Seiko […] Visit Finding The Best Seiko Japan Domestic Market (JDM) Watches Out There to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Limited Edition, Seiko, Prospex, Watch Talk, JDM, Vintage Seiko, Seiko Jdm


Introducing The NOMOS Glashütte Weltzeit “The Hague Edition” for Fratello

Suppose you’ve kept an eye on our social media and the website over the last week or so. In that case, you’ll have first seen the announcement, and then the full reveal, of the NOMOS Glashütte Weltzeit “The Hague Edition” for Fratello. This project was the brainchild of our Managing Editor, Rob Nudds. The watch […] Visit Introducing The NOMOS Glashütte Weltzeit “The Hague Edition” for Fratello to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Limited Edition, The Hague, Fratello, Watch Talk, Watch Releases, Nomos, NOMOS Glashütte, Rob Nudds, Weltzeit, World Timer


How Watches Work: What Are Geneva Stripes?

As watch enthusiasts, we love to appreciate the mechanical marvels with which we adorn our wrists. We love to appreciate their technical prowess and their visual beauty. We turn them over, and through a beautiful sapphire display caseback, we can see the movement that powers the horological contraption. It’s beautiful, it’s wonderful. You’re likely to […] Visit How Watches Work: What Are Geneva Stripes? to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Watch Talk, Movement Finishing, How Watches Work, Cotes de Geneve, Geneva Stripes


A Vintage Rolex Submariner Ref. 6200 Is Up For Auction At Watch Collecting

We see Rolex watches go up for auction all the time. But it doesn’t happen that often that we see the legendary Rolex Submariner ref. 6200 go under the hammer. Live bidding for a 1954 Rolex Submariner ref. 6200 is currently underway at the English auction website Watch Collecting. With the auction ending today, the […] Visit A Vintage Rolex Submariner Ref. 6200 Is Up For Auction At Watch Collecting to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Industry News, Explorer, Rolex, Watch Talk, Rolex Explorer, Rolex Submariner, Submariner, Vintage Rolex, 6200


Why The Rolex Cellini Moonphase Display Is The Dumbest In The Industry

Shots fired! Or so it may seem from that provocative title. The thing is, as much of a Rolex hater as I may sound like in proclaiming the Cellini Moonphase has the dumbest moonphase display in the industry, it actually pains me to have such an opinion. Why? Because I love the watch! Or at […] Visit Why The Rolex Cellini Moonphase Display Is The Dumbest In The Industry to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Rolex, Watch Talk, Cellini, Moonphase, Cellini Moonphase


The New Zenith Chronomaster Original E-Commerce Edition Brings Even More Tri-Color Goodness To The Lineup

I’ll just come out and say it. There is no chronograph in the world that I love more than the tri-color Zenith El Primero! An irreverent statement coming from a writer at Fratello, I know. After all, it’s no secret that we love our Speedies around here. However, an absolute, exclusive enthusiasm for the Omega […] Visit The New Zenith Chronomaster Original E-Commerce Edition Brings Even More Tri-Color Goodness To The Lineup to read the full article.
Tags: News, Watches, Zenith, Chronograph, Watch Talk, Watch Releases, El Primero, 1969, Zenith El Primero, Chronomaster, Zenith Chronomaster Original, Speedies


Casio Silently Updated Its Most Significant G-Shock Square

Of course, the number of G-Shock Square variations is almost endless. But in my opinion, the ones closest to the original DW-5000C from 1983 are the most significant. Their modest appearance never gets old. In the current line-up, the closest aesthetic corollary would be reference GW-M5610 and, when it comes to the technical side of […] Visit Casio Silently Updated Its Most Significant G-Shock Square to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Square, Casio, Watch Talk, Shock Square


The Seven Watches With The Most Spectacular Lume Dials

Let there be light! Lume is often referred to because of its functional properties. But there is something magical about it. Not too long ago, I was researching the best Heuer/TAG Heuer watches from the 1980s. During that quest, I was reminded of the brilliance of the brand’s full lume dial diving watches from the […] Visit The Seven Watches With The Most Spectacular Lume Dials to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Lume, Watch Talk, Full Lume Dial, Lume Dial, Lume Shots, Heuer TAG Heuer


Dave’s ​​Top Daily Beater Watches Under €1,000

The concept of a beater watch can mean different things to different people, but I think we can all agree that the essential part of the brief means that the watch has to handle the rough and tumble of everyday life. We often get asked about the top beater watches at specific price points and, […] Visit Dave’s ​​Top Daily Beater Watches Under €1,000 to read the full article.
Tags: Dave, Watches, Beater, Watch Talk, Sports Watch, Daily Wear


The Le Régulateur Louis Erard × Atelier Oï Watch Tells The Modern Story Of Time

One of the best watches of this year comes courtesy of Louis Erard. Or better, series of watches. The Le Triptyque Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein is the perfect example of how a collaboration between two brands can lead to spectacular results. Fresh of the success of that partnership, Louis Erard today introduces the next […] Visit The Le Régulateur Louis Erard × Atelier Oï Watch Tells The Modern Story Of Time to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Collaboration, Regulator, Régulateur, Watch Talk, Louis Erard, Alain Silberstein, Le Régulateur Louis Erard, Le Triptyque Louis Erard


How Watches Work: What Is Guilloché?

A great watch dial is made beautiful by techniques such as guilloché. Created by skilled artisans called guillocheurs, who pour thousands of hours into their work, guilloché is the art of engraving fine and intricate patterns on metal with the use of a rose engine, straight-line engine, or brocading machine. Traditional guilloché methods are slowly […] Visit How Watches Work: What Is Guilloché? to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Breguet, In-Depth, Watch Talk, Vacheron Constantin, Guilloche, How Watches Work, Jaeger & Benzinger


Famous Lug Styles That Have Defined Modern-Day Watch Design

Lugs… One of the make-or-break elements of a watch. In the best scenario, lugs define a watch. In the worst of situations, they can ruin a watch. When I just got into watches, the latter played a more significant part in my opinion about a watch, or rather than recognizing great lugs. I used to […] Visit Famous Lug Styles That Have Defined Modern-Day Watch Design to read the full article.
Tags: Design, Watches, Vintage, Seiko, Modern, Diver, Watch Talk, Vacheron Constantin, Seamaster, Speedmaster, Nomos, Lugs