Mido IBA Guggenheim

‘Arm’s Length Architecture’: Building Blocks To Watchmaking As Exemplified By Some Of Today’s Wristwatches Including Urwerk, Nomos, Mido And Girard-Perregaux – Reprise

SIHH 2019 provided an instructive example to Tim Mosso of architecture’s low-key role in watch design relative to well-worn tropes. For him it was the third year in a row that parts of Geneva’s Palexpo felt like a Southern California cars-and-coffee event. But there are a few watch brands that do architecture well, and Tim takes a closer look at some of them here.

@kristinabazan as a social media influencer for Piaget

“Influencer”: The Most Overrated Word In Watchmaking? – Reprise

Influencers have been around for as long as humankind exists, but where in previous centuries this power was mostly in the hands of nobility, priests, elected officials, or successful entrepreneurs, it is now wielded by teenagers with a camera and an Instagram account.

Collector Conversations: Shark Tank’s ‘Mr. Wonderful,’ Kevin O’Leary, Reveals Watch Collecting Philosophy To GaryG

It’s still all about the people! Nothing makes GaryG happier than getting together and talking watches. At the F.P. Journe New York Boutique anniversary dinner late 2019, he had the pleasure of chatting with entrepreneur, television personality, and enthusiast watch collector Kevin O’Leary. Here he comes back to him with specific questions and gets the answers!

Tudor ambassador David Beckham

Celebrity Brand Ambassadors, Are They Really A Good Fit For Watch Brands? (Video) – Reprise

The Watches TV founder Marc-André Deschoux shares his thoughts on celebrity watch brand ambassadors, starting with Tudor and David Beckham, which he personally felt was counterproductive: so much so that the announcement pushed him to not make a Tudor purchase he was leaning toward.

Reader Asks: Where Are All The Watches For Children?

The longer Quill & Pad reader Thomas enjoys the world of watches, the more people he meets, and the more collectors he talks to, the more he asks himself, “Why don’t we include children, children’s watches, and pay more attention to this group of potential collectors and customers to ensure the future?”

Why Accuracy Matters To Me, And Why It Should Matter To You Too – Reprise

To mark its 50th anniversary in 2009, the International Museum of Horology in Le Locle, Switzerland launched an international chronometry competition. This effectively broke a long drought of 37 years since the last timing trial, which was held by the Observatory of Neuchâtel back in 1972. So what’s going on now?

A brace of Patel Philippe Reference 5196 Calatravas

Death Of The Dress Watch: Is It Time To Write Its Obituary? – Reprise

As the resident gentleman of Quill & Pad, Martin Green feels that the time is soon approaching to write an obituary announcing the death of the dress watch. He thinks that its passing is coming and it’s not an isolated event. But it still hurts.

Hip to be square: shaped Jaeger-LeCoultre watches in the author’s and his wife’s collections

How To – And Not To – Photograph A Watch – Reprise

One of the great pleasures GaryG has of being a contributor here at Quill & Pad is that it gives him an excuse to set aside other priorities on a regular basis and immerse himself in the world of macro watch photography. Along the way, he has been asked by a number of folks to reveal techniques that he uses to create the images you see in his articles, so here he shares some of his tips.

Unlikely to inflict pain: A. Lange & Söhne’s Datograph

Living Beyond Your Means As A Collector: How To Avoid Getting Hurt – Reprise

When collectors gather anywhere and talk about their collections, recent purchases, and executed or potential sales, there’s a term that comes up more often than not: “getting hurt.” Here GaryG provides a masterclass in how not to get hurt in the world of watch collecting.

Movement of the Philippe Dufour Simplicity

Here’s Why: Manual Winding Watches Are For Horological Connoisseurs – Reprise

Joshua Munchow explains why he thinks manual winding watches are for horological connoisseurs and why more complexity isn’t necessarily better in some cases.