‘Purity of Purpose’. A collection of Vertex Timepieces. Photo credit- @timely_moments. To many collectors of timepieces, a key factor to why a particular watch is in their collection tends, in my experience, to be an emotional attachment. Now that emotional attachment could be due to the watch and what it embodies, or the brand, it’s … Continue reading Vertex Watches – A Story of Heritage and a Very British Watchmaker.
I first experienced the Alkin brand at World Time in August 2019 where I was lucky enough to be able to handle the Model Two in its early form. Whilst doing so I also met Charlie Fowler, the design mind behind the watch and owner of the brand, who was keen to talk me through … Continue reading The Alkin Model Two
Sangin Instruments Kinetic K2. Photo Credit: @timely_moments It may not come as a surprise from my previous articles but I, like @Just2ticks also travel, a lot! Admittedly the places that I go to aren’t always destinations which you’ll find in a Virgin Holiday’s brochure, but when I travel I do, for most part, enjoy it. … Continue reading My Favourite Complication
Shortly after I met @danc21cy at the Bremont Townhouse he told me of an annual watch event held at the Sofitel Hotel at Heathrow's Terminal 5. I immediately booked the date out in my diary and have been looking forward to it since. World Time UK is an upcoming watch event that was first held … Continue reading World Time UK
I first set eyes on the U-2/51-Jet (from here on I will refer to it as the Jet) at the 2018 Bremont Townhouse event. Alas, I fell in love with it immediately. After wandering around the wonderful townhouse and exploring the various rooms I paid a deposit and began the 'impatient-child-waiting-for-christmas' like wait until it … Continue reading The Bremont U-2/51-Jet
Having spent approximately every other week for the last year and a half travelling between Cyprus, Greece and the UK, I think it's fair to say I have been on the move. Having a watch collection that I like to rotate through, inevitably means taking a few treasured watches along for the ride! Which Watch? … Continue reading Travelling with Watches
In today’s modern world of convenience and next day delivery, a lot of what we hold value to is usually fleeting and manufactured to only work for a certain length of time. Phone contracts, Amazon next day delivery, car leases, the list can go on. Confession time: I like old things. I like things with a story, a … Continue reading A Rite of Passage
From time to time Bremont run 'Adventurers Club' events at their boutiques. They invite their customers to attend and if you respond in time, you secure a place to attend and hear one of the brand ambassadors speak to a pretty small audience about their adventures and experiences. On Tuesday 30th of April, I attended … Continue reading The Bremont Adventurer’s Club with Brian Wood MC
Today I would like to talk about a timepiece that has been in my family for quite some time, that had been sat in a drawer at my parent's house, lying dormant, waiting to be rediscovered.
The Watches of MACV-SOG During Vietnam Special Operations In the world of vintage Seiko, there are a lot of truly wonderful and rare references that can be found within what is considered to be, a market of value. Compare this to other vintage watch markets where you could easily push 5/6 figures for a watch, … Continue reading Running Recon and Vintage Seiko’s