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Best Thesmokingtire podcasts we could find (updated May 2020)
Best Thesmokingtire podcasts we could find
Updated May 2020
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Watch and Listen is a bi-weekly podcast about watches, watchmaking, and the people that make the industry tick. Hosts Michael Senderovich (On Time Podcast & The Road Stories Podcast), and Cameron Weiss, watchmaker and CEO of the Weiss Watch Company (based in Los Angeles, CA) will take you through the history of watches, clocks and watchmaking, showing you what makes some of the most iconic watches just that. The guys will discuss watch buying, maintaining, investing, and collecting at all pr ...
 
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Jeremy Roizin is a watch collector and previous partner at Watch Anish. He and the guys chat entry-level watches putting them head-to-head. They also wade into the world of GMTs, Perpetual Calendars, and make the bold claim that the Vacheron Constantin Overseas is maybe wrongly overshadowed by the Patek Nautilus and the AP Royal Oak. To see more wa…
 
Mike and Cameron talk to Mike Margolis of Horology Works this week. Mike talks about collecting watches and how his affinity and passion began. They also discuss his days working with Jean Claude Biver. Now, Mike has moved onto Horology Works and the guys spend a fair amount of time on the distribution of watches and where Mike's company comes into…
 
Is Baselworld dead? That is the question as Rolex, Tudor, Patek Philippe, Chopard and Chanel make their exit. Plus, since the time of recording this, it looks as though LVMH has also decided to say goodbye. This week Cameron and Mike are joined by Mike Margolis, former U.S. President of Girard Perrigeaux and now heavily involved with H.Moser & Cie …
 
Today, Cameron and Mike interview Steve Hallock, from Tick-Tocking- a shop that specializes in rare and super high-end independent pieces. The guys talk independent watches, including resale and servicing. They also tackle how independents work for major brands on development, manufacturing and more. This episode looks a little different as we are …
 
Magnus Walker is a British designer, custom car builder, and car collector. He is the owner of one of the most extensive Porsche collections in the world - and it's all housed in an old factory in Los Angeles. Today he came by to hang out, talk watches, and exude cool. It was an awesome hour and a half. Instagram Follow Magnus: @magnuswalker Follow…
 
This week we dive into the world of Swiss Certifications. What are they? How do watches get them? Where can you find them on your watch? Cameron and Mike take a long look at the different certifications and watches that carry them. To sign up for the Submariner giveaway visit: https://info.crownandcaliber.com/role... Be sure to like this video, sub…
 
In this episode, Matt and Cameron take a deep (and very expensive) dive into the 264-year history of the world's oldest continuously operating watch maker, Vacheron Constantin. Beyond the longevity of the company itself, VC's watches are exquisitely made, frequently complex, and highly customizable from the factory.... for the right price. We have …
 
On this episode, we are joined by Grand Seiko's Joe Kirk, who has brought "The Case" from Baselworld 2019 with several hundred thousand dollars in Grand Seiko and Credor's sickest watches. We talk about the history of Grand Seiko, what specific elements make up a GS watch aesthetic, GS's technological advancements like the 9F Quartz and Spring Driv…
 
In this episode, Matt and Cameron explore some of the highlights and lowlights Baselworkd 2019 and the new watches for this year releaased outside of the show's halls. Includes new watches from Rolex, Breitling, Swatch, Tudor, Patek Philippe, Grand Seiko, Citizen, Zenith, BVLGARI and Kari Voutalinen, plus a few more. This episode is available as a …
 
The Omega Speedmaster doesn't realy just describe one watch. The name Speedmaster describes an entire array of watches built over the last 62 years, and appreciated for their strong value-oriented approach to highly technical timekeeping, while, again, surviving the rigors of space flight time and time again. It takes a sharp eye to be able to spot…
 
In this episode Matt & Cameron are joined by Tudor enthusiast Spike Feresten. The three explore the history of the brand, some of the more notable vintage pieces, and Tudor's present-day offerings. Check out Spike's Car Radio on iTunes or at: https://www.podcastone.com/spikes-car-radio This episode is available as a video! Get it at: https://youtu.…
 
Vortic is an interesting company - they find and restore vintage American pocket watch movements before installing them in a variety of cases of their own design. Each watch is made to order and totally one-of-a-kind, so the customer can literally go online and configure their own unique watch. Thayne, Vortic's COO, joins us in studio to talk about…
 
On this episode, Matt and Cameron are joined in studio by Matt Hranek, author of the acclaimed book, "A Man And His Watch," (which makes a great holiday gift, BTW). Mr. Hranek is a travel photographer, author, and connoseur of the finer things, on top of being a fan of vintage cars and watches. We talk about some of the best watch stories from his …
 
Cameron and Matt are joined in studio by Jean-Marc Pontrué, the CEO of Panerai and former CEO of Roger Dubuís. Jean-Marc has been at the Richemont Group for 18 years, and has spent his entire career either helming watch companies, or selling luxury goods. We discuss the history of Panerai, the current state of the industry and Panerai's market shar…
 
In this episode, Cameron and Matt explore materials - a bigger spread than we expected! We look at all the different types of watch cases you can get in today's modern watches, from Stainless Steel, Titanium, and precious metals like Gold and Platinum to man-made materials like PVD, Plastic, and Carbon Fiber, and more! With examples of each in stud…
 
When watchmaking is about more than simply telling time as accurately as possible, it becomes about pushing the boundaries of art and engineering. Inspired by the non-traditional watch faces of Urwerk, Keral Bachand took his engineering expertise to the next level: reverse engineering and building a working Urwerk 202 in his college dorm room. Insp…
 
In this episode, our most requested topic ever, we invite Mark Almeras from the AverageBros YouTube channel in to talk about modifying Seiko watches. The Seiko is like the LS engine of watches: good bones, reliabile and durable, but not always pretty out of the box, and with some obvious cost cutting in terms of some of the parts, the straps, bezel…
 
In this episode, we are joined in studio by Simon Wolf, CEO of Wolf Watch Winders, the company bearing not only his name, but the last name of 5 generations of Wolfs, back to 1834. Simon tells us the increible story of his company and family history stretching across three nations, and we discuss watch winder development and technology, as well as …
 
In this episode, Cameron and Matt look at what makes Audemars Piguet one of the most important watch manufacturers in history. From their early complicated pocket watches to the iconic Royal Oak and the extraordinary Grand Complication, AP has always pushed the limits of watchmaking and provided a lasting iconic style. Cameron has a unique perspect…
 
In this episode, Cameron and Matt, joined again by Chef and Rolex expert Carl Ruiz, explore the history and watches of the most valuable and iconic brand in watchmaking history: Rolex. Rolex doesn't make the most technologically advanced watches, or the most complicated watches, and they haven't been around as long as many of the other manufacturer…
 
In this episode, Matt and Cameron depart the Swiss mountains and go global, exploring watches manufactured and designed in other places! We go to Germany, Japan, America, and the UK, plus hit a few other random spots on the way, to create a global image of the watchmaking world. Watches featured include Grand Seiko, NOMOS, Glashutte, A. Lange & Soh…
 
In this episode, Cameron and Matt study the short but lively history of the Swatch Corporation. Started in 1978, Swatch was an experiment in response to the quartz crisis, that ended up keeping lots of Manufacture d' Haute Horologie afloat, selling over 200 million watches in its first 40 years. Shoutout to Ryan and Justin for providing the in-stud…
 
Breitling has always been a brand associated wth aviation; pioneering the Pilot's watch far beyond a simple "large dial with clear numbers format. " Anyone who's ever watched an air show, or a Red Bull Air Race event, will have seen Breitling's racing planes taking home wins. Since 1884, Breitling has been obsessed with moving forward the art of pr…
 
In this episode, joined by Nick Farrell of DC Vintage Watches, we discuss the complete corporate and manufacturing history of Tag Heuer, known simply as Heuer before 1985. From its conception, the brand has focused on innovation in precise time keeping, eschewing pushing the boundaries of complication in favor of the boundaries of precision; at one…
 
In this episode, joined by Michael Senderovich of the On Time Podcast, we discuss our favorite independent watchmakers! We define an independent as not only a watchmaker outside the typical fold of corporate ownership, but a watchmaker-led business not held down by its own traditions. Independent watchmakers can freely design avant garde pieces in …
 
In this episode, Cameron and Matt explore the history of Swiss brand Oris. Oris is a maker of tool and fashion watches with the goal of providing accurate, reliable, and good looking mechanical watches at prices that normal people can afford. Oris even offers some highly complicated watches and uniquely functional features such as mechanical depth …
 
In this episode, Cameron has returned from EPHJ, a Swiss Watchmaking trade show, where watch manufacturers go to see the latest in watchmaking technology. Cameron has brought back photos and videos of some of the coolest tech available to watchmakers, and so we go through his album and talk about the modern world of commercial watchmaking. This epi…
 
In this episode, Matt and Cameron explore the history of Cartier, a name associated with many things: monarchical crown jewels, massive diamonds, and the classic, rectangular Tank watch, now in production for nearly 100 years. We confuse ourselves with all the little variants of the tank, check out some of Cartier's more modern lineup, and discuss …
 
In this episode, Cameron and Matt explore the somewhat murky history of the Omega Watch Copmany. Because of Omega's earliest roots, they developed in a different way from other companies, and therefore, as we discuss, it can be hard to get straight information. But Cameron and Matt piece it together, and we look at some of the company's most iconic…
 
In this episode, we are joined in studio by Nick Farrell of DC Vintage Watches, who specializes in vintage Seiko and Heuer watches! We discuss the history of Seiko up to the 1960's and 1970's, the prime decades for today's collectors, and check out some interesting collectible Seiko's as well as what to look for, and what to avoid when buying these…
 
The International Watch Company, better known as IWC, celebrates its 150-year anniversary in 2018. In order to honor the occasion, Matt and Cameron take their first individual-brand deep-dive into the history, the technology, the story, and the watches of IWC. Known at first for highly legible tool watches, IWC has developed a reputation for tough,…
 
In this episode, Matt and Cameron investigate some fake Rolex's, AP's, Omega's and Cartier's, in order to help you watch enthusiasts know what to look for when buying second hand watches. We go through where Identifying marks should be, where fakers go cheap when the real guys go heavy, and how to avoid getting scammed yourself. We also discuss the…
 
Chef Sang Yoon is a man of many accomplishments, biggest among them is that he can be credited with creating the first American gastropub, Father's Office, in Los Angeles, 20 years ago. The son of a Korean Newspaper publisher, Chef Sang has created a food empire in Los Angeles, and, like many of us woudl do, he has rewarded himself with quite the w…
 
In this episode, Cameron and Matt explore a dozen or so watches that they bought off Amazon for between $300 and $1,000. This range features watches that we call "Mall Watches," available at the large multi-brand watch retailers found in department stores, airports, and malls. Have a watch that you think fits this category well for Mall Watches 2? …
 
In this episode, we are joined in studio by REDBAR founder Adam Craniotes and TLG Auto Owner Marco Gerace. Adam and Marco are longtime friends, and they stop by the studio to talk about building a collection, and what different types of pieces make for a good collection. In the process, we talk all about Adam's favorite brand, IWC, the quirks of a …
 
On this episode of Watch And Listen, Spike Feresten stops by the studio to talk about the explicit connection between mechanical watches and cars! We cover the history of watches and cars together and Spike and Cameron nerd out on Heuer chronographs. This episode is available as a video! Get it here: https://youtu.be/WGyQWRWbrQE Check out Spike's C…
 
In this episode of Watch and Listen, Cameron takes us through the process of becoming a watchmaker, from a complete novice, to a weekend hobbyist, all the way up to being a professional at one of the "Big Three" or Rolex. We discuss how to build a basic tool set and practice at home, local apprenticeships, how to apply for and get into watchmaking …
 
In this episode, we invite the legendary Jonathan Ward into the studio to talk about affordable vintage watches! Jonathan has a long history with The Smoking Tire, as the creator of an incredible array of project cars for some very wealthy paying customers. He is primarily known for the ICON series of Toyota FJ and Ford Bronco resto-mods, but if it…
 
In this episode, Cameron and Matt lay out the "Watchmaking Family Tree," that is, the web of parent, subsidiary, and supplier companies that make up the Swiss watch industry. Richemont, LVMH, Swatch Group, and Kering control the majority of the Swiss watch market, but how did that happen and why? We explore the familial resemblenece between complet…
 
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