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The global watch industry produces an estimated 1.2 billion units a year. With around, 7.5 billion people on the planet, that means that over a 6 and a half year period, enough are made for every one of us to go out and buy a brand new watch of our own. In reality, that’s not what happens. For starters, just because all these watches are being churned out, doesn't mean that anyone is actually buying them. Lots of people can’t understand why you would spend money on a wrist watch. After all, ...
 
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For this very special edition of the Time 4A Pint podcast, we’re going to be talking all about Movember. We’re going to be meeting my contact over at Movember UK Stef, and hearing direct from three Movember ambassadors Bobby Bansal, Elvin Box, and James Mace about their experiences with testicular cancer, prostate cancer, and mental health.And then…
 
Much of the watch collecting hobby, is about enablement. One or more collectors, gently nudging another towards functions, styles, heritage, brands, and models that they might find interesting.Sometimes this happens face to face, over one too many pints of winkles old peculiar, sometimes it happens on forums through friendly discussion and heated d…
 
During the late 1950s, the human race developed a taste for building huge, powerful, rockets, and launching them into outer space.Exciting stuff, for sure, but made much more exciting, when on April 12 1961, Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was strapped into one of these rockets, and became the first human being to travel into space. Wear…
 
With the heavy media focus on the Moonwatch and the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 this year, you could be forgiven for thinking that Omega produce nothing but manual wind chronographs, and that the only exploration they have been involved with required rockets and spacesuits.Equally, glancing at the ongoing surge in vintage, and limited edition mod…
 
It’s early June, the show you're about to listen to has been sat in various states of draft since the end of March, and we haven’t been on the air since February. (Please forgive me if things are a little bit rusty!)Today, we’re going to talk about the podcast, the events, how things are funded (hint: it involves me and you), and because this is a …
 
Head back to the 1960s and 70s, and if you were buying a watch designed for professional diving, you were more likely to wear suits made from form fitting neoprene, than hand tailored wool to your place of work.Thankfully the professional tool watches that found their way into hands of COMEX and Cousteau, were incredibly rugged, and incredibly wate…
 
Welcome to Episode 48 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - This week I got together with Colin, long term watch collector (and longer term Formula One fan), to talk about the (metaphorical) collision of his passions for Horology and Motorsport, and the ensuing (actual) explosion of Heuer Chronographs!Watches on this episode:Rolex Oysterdate Precision 6694…
 
Welcome to Episode 47 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - Ever since the first episode aired in April 2017, people have been sending me messages, asking about my watches.What do I have? What have I sold? What do I like? What doesn’t do it for me? What’s next on the list?And whilst answers to those questions, and more, have been woven into to the conversa…
 
Welcome to Episode 46 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - This week I got together with Ben, blogger for 8 Past 10, and watch enthusiast (not collector... or so he thinks!), to drink beers and talk watches.This show was a fantastically quick turnaround, from a very brief chat over a beer on Friday, to a recording (and a couple more beers) on the followin…
 
Welcome to Episode 45 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - This week I got together with Alan, a watch collector who doesn't hang around on forums, or Instagram, and has been adding horological goodies to his stash for over 20 years, to hang out and talk watches.Starting out with all of Alan's watches laid out on a table, we spent four hours talking throu…
 
Welcome to Episode 44 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - This week I got together with Nicholas Bowman-Scargill, 4th Managing Director, and re-founder of the Fears Watch Company to drink tea, eat biscuits and talk about the first hand wound watch from Fears in more than 50 years!Tune in to hear about the re-establishment of what was the West of England'…
 
Welcome to Episode 43 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - it has been an incredibly long time since we last had a chat - so today I’m going to bring you up to speed with all things Time 4A Pint - including how you can buy me a beer!A short (watch free!) show, but fear not regularly scheduled content returns next week!Head to https://www.time4apint.com/po…
 
Welcome to Episode 42 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - This week I sat down for a chat with Aris, to talk about two iconic watch movements, and a selection of the automatic chronographs from his collection that make use of them.From Sinn, to Tudor, Lorenz, and Lemania, each of the watches we talked about contains either a Valjoux 7750, or a Lemania 51…
 
Welcome to Episode 41 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - This week I ventured into the world of Antiquarian Horology, and English pocket watches, with knowledgable and incredibly patient watchmaker, Seth Kennedy.Seth brought along a selection of the tools he uses when working on the timepieces of the past, along with a few watches from his own collectio…
 
Welcome to Episode 40 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - it's been a busy month, with the Chrono24 get together in Karlsruhe, Time 4A Pint's first internet trolls, and the Time 4A Pint February meet up.Plus we have our 4 picks from the February 27th Fellows watch sale, including the deliciously dirty, and untouched Seamaster 300 that you clicked on to g…
 
Welcome to Episode 39 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - This week I met up with Jonathan, to talk about four modern British watches, that caught his eye, stole his heart, and made their way into his watch box.The first two from smaller scale independents, the third from a company that’s supplied watches to the Ministry of Defence for over 4 decades, an…
 
Welcome to Episode 38 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - This week I caught up with Arwind, an early Time 4A Pint attendee, and man who embodies the core value of Time 4A Pint, as a drinking club with a watch problem.Whilst we recorded today’s show during the day, and drank nothing more than tea, the watch problem persisted, and things got kind of nerdy…
 
Welcome to Episode 37 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - This week I was out in Karlsruhe, Germany, for the Chrono24 get together, and through a mix of good luck, good timing, and other people being much more organised, got to sit down with Eric Wind for a chat.Hear how Eric went from being an enthusiastic amateur, to regular contributor for Hodinkee, t…
 
Welcome to Episode 36 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - For those of you that are listening to this show as it comes out each week, you might be wondering what’s going on. There was supposed to be a two week break between the last show and this one, and there was a weird gap between episodes 34 and 35. And a post on instagram that looked somewhat… medi…
 
Welcome to Episode 35 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - For this week's show, I spent an evening with Nathan, talking about his transition from vintage vinyl, to watch collecting, and the friends he's made along the way.With 5 pieces on the table, each with a background story linking it into the wider watch collecting community, it's fair to say that N…
 
Welcome to Episode 34 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - This week we got together with Jonas, to talk about some of the military pieces within his eclectic collection.True to character, they're are not only of different types, from different manufactures, and periods of time, but from different militaries and forces too - Making today's show a rather h…
 
Welcome to Episode 33 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - This week we spent an afternoon with Mister James Dowling, Rolex aficionado, and not so secret lover of the Beta 21, talking about the high end electronic movement from the past, and the futuristic watches that it was fitted to.With fifteen Beta 21 equipped watches on the table, we focused on some…
 
Welcome to Episode 32 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - This week we grabbed a beer with Ollie, a vintage watch collector, who doesn't currently have any of his vintage watches (they're all away being repaired), to talk about two of the most popular limited edition pieces to be released in 2017, the Omega Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday, and the Halios Seaf…
 
Welcome to Episode 31 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - for this week's show we got to spend some time with Johann, who was visiting the UK all the way from Manila, in the Philippines, and brought along some of his Limited Edition timepieces to share with us.With watches from different manufacturers, in different styles, and at different price points, …
 
Welcome to Episode 30 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - this week we got together with Stuart, the man behind www.omegaholygrail.com to talk about the Omega Speedmaster 376.0822, or as it's better known in watch collector circles, The Holy Grail.Stuart kindly brought along two versions of the 376.0822, one all original, the other with service parts, an…
 
Welcome to Episode 29 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - Regular listeners, may recall that season 5 wasn’t going to start with a news show.But with three days of Salon QP under our belts at the beginning of the month, the arrival and departure of my long awaited Omega Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday, your incredible support for my awful moustache which is d…
 
Welcome to Episode 28 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - This week I caught up with James Vincent, who was the very first guest on the show, to talk about the watches that didn't make it in last time around, and the ones he's bought since.He may have developed a bit of a thing for Nivada Genchen... no judgement.Watches on this week's show:Casio G-Shock …
 
Welcome to Episode 27 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - It's an extra compact show this week, covering off a the high points of what's been going on at Time 4A Pint Towers over the last month or so, and things we'll be doing over the coming weeks.Head to www.time4apint.com/podcast and scroll down to episode 27 for pictures, shownotes, and to find out h…
 
Welcome to Episode 26 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - this week I sat down with Jason to talk about his watch collecting journey, the lessons he's learned along the way, the ones he hasn't, and to remind him that watches are not investments. When I'm writing notes before and interview, I try to build a theme around the collector in question's watches…
 
Welcome to Episode 25 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - this week we got together with Ewan to talk about Heuers of the past and TAG Heuers of the present, that are dressed up to look like Heuers of the past. Or at least their close relatives.Pay attention, there's a lot of good stuff crammed into the next 40 minutes!Watches on this week's show:Heuer C…
 
Welcome to Episode 24 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - this week we dragged ourselves off the sofa, got dosed up on cold and flu remedies, and headed out to meet Nathan, who like us was valiantly fighting a serious case of man-flu. And, very much like us, spends hours looking at shiny time keeping devices on Instagram.After discovering the shear volum…
 
Welcome to Episode 23 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - for this week's show, we headed out to the English countryside, to meet Paul Sweetenham, one of the founding partners of British watch brand Farer.We talked about the Farer brand, how things have been going since they opened for business in 2015, and got to handle (almost) the entire range of Auto…
 
Welcome to Episode 22 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - for this week's show, we grabbed a couple of late night drinks in London, with Robert-Jan, founder of Fratello Watches, and the man behind the #SpeedyTuesday phenomenon.We talked about the story behind Fratello Watches, found out where Robert-Jan's love for Omega watches comes from, and of course,…
 
Welcome to Episode 21 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - this week we got together with William from Speedmaster101.com and ended up playing a very special game of Omega Speedmaster Spot-the-Difference.We took lots of pictures, so that you can play along at home!This is our second sit down with William, so if you'd like to hear the first, and find out t…
 
Welcome to Episode 20 of the Time 4A Pint podcast - it's the week of the August 2017 Time 4A Pint get together, and time for our monthly news catchup.We'll be talking about some exciting upcoming episodes, highlights from this months Time 4A Pint get together, the new Seiko store in London, some watches from the Oris event at Watches of Switzerland…
 
Welcome to Episode 19 of the Time 4A Pint podcast - This week, we sat down with Mat, a.k.a. The Watchnerd to talk watches, clocks, Disney, diving, the Antiquarian Horological Society, the BHI, and 101 other things. A Tangental conversation for sure.On the show today: a Bremont ALT1-C, a Speake Marin "The Serpent Picadilly", a Habring2 Foudroyante, …
 
Welcome to Episode 18 of the Time 4A Pint podcast - for this weeks show, we grabbed an hour with Balázs from Fratello Watches, before the July Time 4A Pint GTG, to talk about the world of watch journalism, working in the watch industry, and the contents of his travel roll, including some Hungarian Airforce issued goodiesOn the show today: a 1940's …
 
Welcome to Episode 17 of the Time 4A Pint podcast - this week we grabbed the opportunity to spend a morning with Patrick, who was visiting London from Luxembourg, and talked through some of the interesting pieces from his eccentrically, eclectic collection of horological goodies.On the show today: a Hamilton Ventura XXL(in homage to Elvis Presley),…
 
Welcome to episode 16 of the Time 4A Pint podcast - this week we’re going to have a bit of a catchup, share some news from the Time 4A Pint July event and upcoming podcasts, kill off some gossip, talk about the AHS, and tell you about a couple of watches that we've encountered out on our travels - it’s going to be short, it’s going to be sweet, and…
 
Welcome to Episode 15 of the Time 4A Pint podcast - this week we sat down with Mike Stockton, from Fratello watches, to talk about being a (part time) watch journalist, and a full time watch nerd.Mike has a enviable collection of interesting watches, but to keep things under control we made him choose 7 to bring along - a 1980 Rolex GMT Master Root…
 
For Episode 14 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast, we bring you a news wrap-up from the June 2017 Time 4A Pint event in London.Plus: Talk of the Omega Speedmaster #SpeedyTuesday. An affordable Seiko 6139-6012. A cheap Casio G-Shock G100 beater. And a couple of other things that caught our attention from around the internet.Visit www.time4apint.com/podcast…
 
Welcome to Episode 13 of The Time 4A Pint Podcast - This week we spend a full 90 minutes, talking Seiko watches with Simon, who not only collects these wonderful Japanese time pieces, but repairs them too.He brought along an eclectic collection - Including a selection of stunning quartz chronographs, a 6139 "Pogue" that he brought back from it's wa…
 
Welcome to Episode 12 of The Time 4A Pint Podcast - On todays show we meet Larry, a well travelled gent who was visiting London on business this week, and took some time out from a hectic work schedule to talk us through his (more than metaphorical) watch collecting journey.Watches in the week's episode:Omega Speedmaster 2998-6 Omega Speedmaster 14…
 
Welcome to Episode 11 of The Time 4A Pint Podcast - where we meet Ewan, the owner of some fun, affordable, vintage Seiko's.Most of us have owned a budget friendly Seiko or two, from the seemingly indestructible Seiko 5's , through to the function filled quartz chronographs of the 1980s... but any of us have a Seiko stash like Ewan's?Watches in the …
 
Welcome to episode 10 of The Time 4A Pint Podcast - where we welcome back Mr. Neil Francis, collector of watches and other interesting things, who we met all the way back in episode 4.Neil had so much stuff with him then that there wasn't time to fit it all in, so joins us this week with 6 more weird and wonderful items that he's fallen in love wit…
 
This is Episode 9 of The Time 4A Pint Podcast - Thing's didn't go quite to plan this week... so no interview... listen to the podcast to find out what exactly went wrong (or right), and why we're misquoting Robert Burns.In this episode there's a whole lot of stuff, including news from Time 4A Pint on 23rd May 2017, a few lots we liked from the Fell…
 
This is Episode 8 of The Time 4A Pint Podcast - In which we sit down to talk watch collecting on your own terms with Jonas, or as he's known on Instagram, WatchesRecordsPeanutButter.Jonas has an eclectic collection, made up of things he loves, with heavy emphasis on aesthetics and movements, rather than brand loyalty, which makes for a very interes…
 
Welcome to episode 7 of The Time 4A Pint Podcast - In which we meet 5 time Mille Miglia competitor, and consequential Chopard watch collector, Meredith.We got together to talk about her three competitor issued Chopard Mille Miglia watches, and driving an Osca MT4 through the towns and villages of the Italian countryside.Watches in this episode:Chop…
 
This is Episode 6 of The Time 4A Pint Podcast - In which we dive deep into the world of 1970s Omega dive watches with Suki.We geeked out on Sunday afternoon in London, over our combined collections of 1000 series calibre Omega Seamaster dive watches... a Seiko, an AP, and a Constellation.Watches in this episode:Omega Seamaster 600m Professional "Pl…
 
This is Episode 5 of The Time 4A Pint Podcast - In which we pay a visit to Swiss Time Services, and have a chat with Tony Coe, about things that go "Tick".With a collection to rival Omega themselves, Tony chose to share with us his particular passion for the high-end electro mechanical goodies of the recent past.Watches in this episode:Omega Conste…
 
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