The Top 10 Most Popular Posts Of 2015 On Quill & Pad
It’s pretty interesting to us to find out what you like to read most, and we hope that it’s interesting for you to read, too.
For this reason, we bring you the top ten most-clicked posts of 2015 on Quill & Pad.
Without further ado, here they are in no particular order.
Ian and I are big proponents of independent watchmaking, and we have been for our entire careers. In fact, the desire to continue writing about the watch industry’s mavericks is one of the big reasons we founded Quill & Pad.
Therefore, we find it particularly gratifying to know that our readers feel the same way.
And in particular to know that you continue to look for information on the two that might well be considered the grandfathers of independent watchmaking: Philippe Dufour and Vianney Halter.
These two articles written and photographed by our resident collector GaryG are particularly beautiful posts thanks to the insider information imparted and the wonderful photography of two of GaryG’s prized collection-toppers.
In case you missed them, you may like to check out Why I Bought It: Vianney Halter Deep Space Tourbillon and Why Philippe Dufour Matters. And It’s Not A Secret.
What Makes Me Tick is our resident opinionator. But more than that, it is WMMT’s slightly snobbish, relatively French, yet sort of English dry sense of humor that brings most of us to tears with laughter as we read his accounts.
In 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Watch, Even If You Don’t Know How To Spot A Fake Watch, WMMT embarks down a hilarious listicle of sage advice for the beginning watch enthusiast. Some of the advice is, of course, just common sense. Some clearly tongue-in-cheek.
All of it is, however, correct and should be adhered to at any stage of watch collecting.
So to help to make sure that you are not taken in, click 6 Ways To Spot A Fake Watch, Even If You Don’t Know How To Spot A Fake Watch.
Okay, okay, it is fairly clear that many of you, our readers, enjoy it when we report on Seiko.
And this is fully understandable as the premier Japanese watch manufacturer’s history is more complicated and interesting than one might ever think. And still fairly unknown in the West.
And: contrary to popular belief, Seiko does not only manufacture cheap quartz timepieces. The gamut of the brand’s products runs all the way to unique haute horlogerie pieces!
In The Seiko SII NE88 Automatic Chronograph Movement: A Change In The Wind? Joshua explores a bit of history of the automatic chronograph movement and describes in some detail the standout features of the new Seiko SII NE88 chronograph movement, which various brands now use as the motor for their own timepieces.
This article written by our resident nerd Joshua Munchow takes a look at calculating the moon phase complication and lists off the accuracy of the top eight most precise mechanical examples on the market as of July 2015.
So you may like to check out this fascinating read with some little-known facts at: The 8 Most Accurate Moon Phase Wristwatches Today.
Once again GaryG takes us inside his collection to provide background information on why he made the choice to purchase the Jaeger-LeCoultre Tribute to Reverso 1931.
And, as usual, his wise words are accompanied by truly breathtaking photos. See for yourself at: Why I Bought It: Jaeger-LeCoultre Tribute To Reverso 1931.
At Baselworld 2015, La Montre Hermès introduced its latest collection, which is aptly named the Slim d’Hermès.
This new set of watches was created with the idea of becoming the new “everyday” collection for the chic Parisian house: it is slim, beautiful, understated, and uncommon.
Click to decide for yourself just how much you like it at Introducing Slim d’Hermès: The Elegant New Backbone Of The Hermès Collection.
Though we like to focus on the art of haute horlogerie here at Quill & Pad, that won’t stop us from reporting on interesting technical happenings in the world of watches – regardless of the price range.
A trip to visit Nomos Glashütte provided me with a good opportunity to sit down with CEO Uwe Ahrendt with the goal in mind of explaining how this German brand is able to make a manufacture movement for the price it does.
Kind of makes you want to stop and think, doesn’t it?
Rolex always incites interest. There is no doubt that this brand is likely the best known in the world of watches – as well as the most sought-after.
At Baselworld 2015, the Genevan brand that wears a crown in its logo introduced a set of watches representing a bit of a departure over those introduced in the last years including a new Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master, new Oyster Perpetual Day-Dates, Datejust Pearlmasters set with all kinds of colored gemstones, and Oyster Perpetuals with funky, colored dials.
To see for yourself, click Give Me Five! A Radiant Rolex Rainbow At Baselworld 2015.