History Of Watchmaking: Günter Blümlein, A. Lange & Söhne, Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC, And ...
October 1, 2021, marks 20 years since Günter Blümlein passed away at the age of just 58. His untimely death meant that A. Lange & Söhne had lost its visionary co-founder and the watch world lost a charismatic businessman and strategist who was a crucial factor in driving the mechanical renaissance o
Vintage Watches A 1969 Rolex Explorer 'Frog's Foot,' A 1960s Juvenia Architect, And A 1960s ...
The range within the world of vintage watches is continuously surprising. Be it a Rolex purse watch that doubles as a table clock or a Juvenia Architect with sextant-stylized hands, there is always something new and radically different to discover. This week's HODINKEE vintage drop encapsulates that
Watch of the Week: Tracksmith x Wind Vintage Collection Honors the Humble Stopwatch
Although they’ve recently been eclipsed by multi-functional sport watches and training apps, stopwatches were once an essential part of measuring athletic performance. And we’re not just talking about some hunk of plastic with a digital display—the stopwatches of yesteryear were precision-crafted ma
Eric Wind fires starting gun on vintage stopwatch collaboration with Tracksmith
Vintage watch aficionado Eric Wind has created a special collection of 11 historic stopwatches that go on sale exclusively at sportswear specialist Tracksmith today, August 5. The cross-over collaboration is said to be inspired by Mr Wind’s memories of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta where Michae
Why the Zodiac Astrographic is the ultimate 'mystery watch'
The Zodiac Astrographic, then, is a bold statement watch. Produced in either an oval or rectangular case, the steeply sloping sides rise high to accommodate the stacked discs above the dial. The background dial colour was a vivid electric blue, although grey or – inevitably, given the era – brown we
The history of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso watch
When I was about to finish university (a long time ago), I offered myself a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, the iconic Art Deco watch created in 1931 as a purpose built piece to withstand the rigours of a polo match. In 2021 the well-known British historian and journalist Nicholas Foulkes has published hi
Only Genuine Badasses Need These Rare Sport Watch Features
Timekeeping might actually not be the most practical feature a rugged adventure watch can offer: In some situations, knowing your altitude or depth underwater might be as useful or even more critical than timing. They're rare and a bit exotic, but watches with altimeters and depth gauges make a lot
Tissot's new Seastar 2000 Professional is a serious dive watch that looks just as good on terra firma
In 1953 National Geographic published an article about marine scientist Jacques Cousteau’s exploration of the Grand Congloue island off Marseilles, unexpectedly sending demand for his newly perfected Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (commonly known as “scuba”) through the roof – and sim
A Comprehensive Look At Mechanical Depth Gauge Watches
Depth matters. Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano in Hawaii, is the highest mountain on earth. Not Mount Everest. This is because Mauna Kea extends nearly 6,000 meters from the seafloor to the surface and another 4,207 meters above sea level. This example is just to get an idea of how important depth is