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The 2018 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève

11/12/2018
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Recorded the morning after the 2018 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), Editor-In-Chief Jack Forster and host Stephen Pulvirent sit down to recap the most important awards ceremony in watches. They chat about Jack's experience as a juror, how the GPHG works behind the scenes, the various winners, some controversies, and what the Grand Prix can tell us about the state of the watch industry more generally. Enjoy.

Duration:01:34:19

GPHG 2018 Preview (And Some Auction Talk)

11/5/2018
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This Friday, Geneva will play host to the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève, or GPHG, the most prestigious awards we have in the watchmaking industry. Winners are chosen across a variety of categories, including things like complications, sports watches, best watch under CHF 6,500, etc. We thought it would be fun to get a few of our editors together in the studio ahead of the awards ceremony to give our thoughts on the 72 short-listed watches, so Ben, Cara, Jon, and I each picked our own...

Duration:00:51:54

Davide Cerrato

10/29/2018
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Davide Cerrato is the creative director and head of watchmaking at Montblanc, overseeing both the creative and business sides of the firm – a rare thing indeed. Once you get past his friendly demeanor, you realize that he's an extremely sharp guy, who brings his knowledge of the world outside the Vallée de Joux to bear on his work in unexpected ways. Davide's job is to lead the company into the future, being savvy enough to take the best of the past with them, while having the discipline to...

Duration:00:53:31

Michael Weisberg

10/22/2018
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To call Michael Weisberg a watch dealer doesn’t really do him justice. In addition to selling watches (and really damn good ones, I might add), he also deals in vintage design and furniture, classic cars, art, and more. From classic Rolex sport watches or rare Prouvé chairs, Sol Lewitt wall drawings or a vintage Ferrari, Michael is your guy. We sat down with Michael in LA to talk his career path, the state of the collecting community, and how his various interests all intersect. Enjoy.

Duration:00:57:56

The Grey NATO, Ep 66: We're Back!

10/18/2018
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BONUS EPISODE! Today we're proud to bring you the latest episode of The Grey NATO — the newest member of the HODINKEE podcast family. Hosted by HODINKEE contributors James Stacey and Jason Heaton, TGN is a "loose conversation of travel, adventure, diving, gear and most certainly watches." If you like what you hear, subscribe to The Grey NATO wherever you get your podcasts. Every other week, Jason and James will break down their love for adventure, their addiction to watches, and the many...

Duration:01:06:12

Ted Gushue

10/15/2018
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There really is nobody quite like Ted Gushue. He could be described as a "man of sort-of-leisure." He works hard – really hard, in fact – but at the kinds of things that most probably wouldn't consider work at all. Ted is currently something of a nomad, traveling the world taking pictures with his Leica M10, driving the coolest cars from nearly ever era of automotive history, and helping brands reach new audiences. To say Ted's got a dream job would be something of an understatement. He sat...

Duration:01:07:43

Matt Scannell (Live in LA)

10/8/2018
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This week, we're speaking with "Vertical Horizon" frontman and friend of the show Matt Scannell. He's joined by an all-star panel of HODINKEE editors featuring Cara Barrett, James Stacey, and host Stephen Pulvirent. The chart-topping musician talks about everything from selling CDs out of his trunk to his iron-clad rules of watch collecting (that he loves to break anyway). Enjoy.

Duration:00:58:46

Jason Fried

10/1/2018
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This week we're talking to Jason Fried— co-founder of Basecamp and New York Times best-selling author. Jason has a mostly cerebral approach to watches. He was first drawn in as a kid, but it was coming to understand them as complex feats of design and analog companions that turned him into a real watch lover. Hearing him talk about watches, you wonder how anyone in their right mind could resist this strange little hobby we all enjoy so much. We also get into Jason's new book new book, “It...

Duration:00:53:51

Apple And The Future Of Watchmaking

9/24/2018
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This week we're talking all things Apple Watch. Stephen sits down with Ben and Jack just a few hours after they received their Apple Watch Series 4 sample units to get their first impressions and to hear what else they had to say about the Apple Watch and its relationship to the more traditional watches we tend to cover every day. Also, Stephen has a one-on-one interview with John Gruber, the proprietor of Daring Fireball, the premier blog covering all things Apple. Enjoy.

Duration:01:20:13

Spike Feresten (Live in LA)

9/17/2018
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We are joined by Talking Watches alum Spike Feresten for our first live show, recorded in Los Angeles. The panel (featuring Ben Clymer, James Stacey, and host Stephen Pulvirent) talks about Spike's career, his favorite watch/car pairings, the origins of Seinfeld's "Soup Nazi", and much more. Enjoy.

Duration:01:06:08

Tony Fadell

9/10/2018
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This week, we sit down with entrepreneur, "father of the iPod", and Talking Watches alum Tony Fadell. As a watch collector, Tony is interested in both classic vintage and boundary pushing modern watches. And speaking of pushing boundaries, he's a collaborator with watchmaker Ressance on their e-Crown project. In this episode we talk about the development of the e-Crown, his own history in watch collecting, and what he thinks the watch industry needs to do to survive in the 21st century....

Duration:01:04:54

Philippe Dufour

9/7/2018
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In this bonus episode, we sit down with one of watchmaking's true modern titans: Philippe Dufour. The master of modern horology talks about the erosion of craft, the future of fine watchmaking, and a couple islands of honesty in modern watchmaking that might surprise you.

Duration:00:46:37

Keegan Allen

9/3/2018
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This week, host Stephen Pulvirent and HODINKEE Senior Writer James Stacey sit down with actor Keegan Allen. Keegan will be a familiar face to regular HODINKEE readers, since he was featured in an episode of Talking Watches a few months ago. Beyond his love of watches and his career as an actor, Keegan is an avid photographer, musician, podcast host, and poet. The guy does it all. If you want a reminder of the joy that things like watches, music, photography, and more can bring on a personal...

Duration:00:58:14

Adam Scott

8/27/2018
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This week, host Stephen Pulvirent and HODINKEE founder Ben Clymer sit down with professional golfer Adam Scott. Fresh off a third place finish at this year's PGA Championship, Adam gave us some time to talk about career highlights, his ambassadorship with Rolex, his favorite surf spots in his native Australia and, of course, watches. Outside of his official relationship with Rolex, he's amassed quite the collection of vintage watches and loves to get into the details. Enjoy

Duration:00:58:17

Scott Dadich

8/20/2018
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This week, we sit down with media exec and vintage Rolex enthusiast Scott Dadich. Scott got his start as creative director of Texas Monthly magazine before moving on to Condé Nast, where he would spend the decade from 2006 to 2016 reinventing Wired magazine. He's now a partner at Godfrey Dadich Partners, a creative agency that works with a diverse array of brands ranging from magazines like Wired and National Geographic to the Obama Foundation. It probably comes as no surprise, but in...

Duration:00:59:32

Todd Snyder

8/13/2018
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This week, your host Stephen Pulvirent and HODINKEE editor Cara Barrett sit down with American menswear designer and entrepreneur Todd Snyder. Todd has been around and learned from the best at every stage of his career (think Ralph Lauren, the Gap, and J. Crew). He now runs his own eponymous label, which from the beginning put a distinctly American spin on wardrobe basics ranging from sweats to custom-tailored suits. Lucky for us, Todd is also a real watch guy, favoring exactly the kinds of...

Duration:01:01:54

Eric Ku

8/6/2018
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This week, we sit down with one of the world's preeminent vintage watch dealers: Eric Ku. Despite his reputation, there's a lot more to Eric than rare, killer examples of mid-century Rolex watches. He's a dedicated patron of contemporary, independent watchmakers and it was actually Vianney Halter's Antiqua that first opened his eyes to the wonders of horology. The guy also knows a ton about food and enjoys a great glass of wine. He's someone who really understands the all important idea that...

Duration:01:00:36

Om Malik

7/30/2018
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When we decided to do a podcast, having Om on as an early guest was a no-brainer. He's probably best known to most people as the founder of GigaOm, one of the original tech blogs, but he's also written for nearly every outlet of note you can imagine, including the Wall Street Journal, the New Yorker, Forbes, and more. The guy is incredibly smart and thoughtful, without an ounce of pretension. But at the same time, he's got killer taste and a good sense of humor to balance everything out. In...

Duration:00:59:46

Rian Johnson

7/23/2018
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In this episode of HODINKEE Radio, your host Stephen Pulvirent sits down with filmmaker Rian Johnson — director of movies like "Looper," "The Brothers Bloom," and "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." It also turns out that Rian is a true watch nerd, as this chat will prove. We met up in Los Angeles to talk about spotting cool watches in old movies, his creative process, and what watch he's hunting for next.

Duration:00:50:43

Gary Shteyngart

7/23/2018
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In this episode of HODINKEE Radio, your host Stephen Pulvirent sits down with New York Times best-selling author, HODINKEE Magazine contributor, and friend of the show Gary Shteyngart. Despite having only caught the watch collecting bug fairly recently, Gary has undeniably become a watch nerd of the highest order (he tans his own watch straps on the porch of his home in Upstate New York, for example). Together, they talk about his forthcoming novel, his thoughts on connoisseurship more...

Duration:00:51:22