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Watch and Listen is a weekly podcast about watches, watchmaking, and the people that make the industry tick. Hosts Matt Farah, of The Smoking Tire ,and Cameron Weiss, watchmaker and the CEO of the Weiss Watch Company, Los Angeles, CA, will take you through the history of clocks and watchmaking, show what makes some of the most iconic watches just that, and discuss watch buying, maintaining, investing, and collecting at all price points. This podcast is available as a video as well, on YouTube.

Watch and Listen is a weekly podcast about watches, watchmaking, and the people that make the industry tick. Hosts Matt Farah, of The Smoking Tire ,and Cameron Weiss, watchmaker and the CEO of the Weiss Watch Company, Los Angeles, CA, will take you through the history of clocks and watchmaking, show what makes some of the most iconic watches just that, and discuss watch buying, maintaining, investing, and collecting at all price points. This podcast is available as a video as well, on YouTube.
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Watch and Listen is a weekly podcast about watches, watchmaking, and the people that make the industry tick. Hosts Matt Farah, of The Smoking Tire ,and Cameron Weiss, watchmaker and the CEO of the Weiss Watch Company, Los Angeles, CA, will take you through the history of clocks and watchmaking, show what makes some of the most iconic watches just that, and discuss watch buying, maintaining, investing, and collecting at all price points. This podcast is available as a video as well, on YouTube.

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Episodes

Pilot Watches!

8/15/2018
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In this episode, recorded by popular request, we explore the world of pilots watches! The first mens wrist watches were for pilots, racing drivers, and rail men, and they typically featured large, clear numerals, and oversized dials. We look at watches from IWC, Cartier, Breitling, and more. This episode is available as a video! Get it at: https://youtu.be/-b2DJNvUCVk Use code CAM150 for $150 off your first purchase at Crown & Caliber! http://www.crownandcaliber.com Use code CHRONO for...

Duration:00:51:07

The History and Watches of (Tag) Heuer

8/8/2018
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In this episode, joined by Nick Farrell of DC Vintage Watches, we discuss the complete corporate and manufacturing history of Tag Heuer, known simply as Heuer before 1985. From its conception, the brand has focused on innovation in precise time keeping, eschewing pushing the boundaries of complication in favor of the boundaries of precision; at one point producing mechanical stopwatches capable of measuring in 1/1000 second increments. We take a look at some of Heuer's most iconic models,...

Duration:01:26:56

The World's Best Independent Watchmakers

8/1/2018
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In this episode, joined by Michael Senderovich of the On Time Podcast, we discuss our favorite independent watchmakers! We define an independent as not only a watchmaker outside the typical fold of corporate ownership, but a watchmaker-led business not held down by its own traditions. Independent watchmakers can freely design avant garde pieces in small volume and sell them for extraordinary amounts of money. We explore Roger W. Smith, H. Moser, RGM, MB&F, Vianney Halter, Habring, and more...

Duration:00:58:50

The Perfect Patina

7/25/2018
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In this episode, tech mogul and entrepreneur Matt Jacobson stops by the studio to talk about the holy grail of vintage watches: perfect patina. Matt was the 8th employee at Facebook in 2005, and, Mark Zuckerberg excepted, is its longest serving employee. He has, unlike other men of means, put a cap on the number of watches he's willing to own at 12, instating a policy of "one in, one out." We discuss patina, how watches get it and why it's good; we then look at Matt's amazing examples of...

Duration:01:04:50

The History and Watches of Oris

7/18/2018
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In this episode, Cameron and Matt explore the history of Swiss brand Oris. Oris is a maker of tool and fashion watches with the goal of providing accurate, reliable, and good looking mechanical watches at prices that normal people can afford. Oris even offers some highly complicated watches and uniquely functional features such as mechanical depth and altitude gauges, all at a price point below many other Swiss brands. This episode is available as a video! Get it...

Duration:01:24:50

Weird Watchmaking Machines!

7/11/2018
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In this episode, Cameron has returned from EPHJ, a Swiss Watchmaking trade show, where watch manufacturers go to see the latest in watchmaking technology. Cameron has brought back photos and videos of some of the coolest tech available to watchmakers, and so we go through his album and talk about the modern world of commercial watchmaking. This episode is available as a video! Get it at: https://youtu.be/QASfJ1TbaaA Use code CAM150 for $150 off your first watch purchase at Crown &...

Duration:01:06:16

The History and (Confusing) Watches of Cartier

6/21/2018
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In this episode, Matt and Cameron explore the history of Cartier, a name associated with many things: monarchical crown jewels, massive diamonds, and the classic, rectangular Tank watch, now in production for nearly 100 years. We confuse ourselves with all the little variants of the tank, check out some of Cartier's more modern lineup, and discuss the significance of the company in the history of watchmaking. We also discuss the book 'The Radium Girls' by Kate Moore and take a look at the...

Duration:01:02:41

The History of Omega Watches

6/13/2018
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In this episode, Cameron and Matt explore the somewhat murky history of the Omega Watch Copmany. Because of Omega's earliest roots, they developed in a different way from other companies, and therefore, as we discuss, it can be hard to get straight information. But Cameron and Matt piece it together, and we look at some of the company's most iconic models. We also review some watches from the Miami-based LIV Watches! Check out LIV Watches at: http://www.livwatches.com Get $150 off...

Duration:01:34:42

Collecting Vintage Seiko!

6/6/2018
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In this episode, we are joined in studio by Nick Farrell of DC Vintage Watches, who specializes in vintage Seiko and Heuer watches! We discuss the history of Seiko up to the 1960's and 1970's, the prime decades for today's collectors, and check out some interesting collectible Seiko's as well as what to look for, and what to avoid when buying these watches. Additionally, we review a series of four watches from the Straton Watch Co., which are clearly inspired by the Seiko and Heuer watches...

Duration:01:09:55

All About Dive Watches!

5/30/2018
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In this episode, Cameron and Matt take a deep dive, literally, into the world of dive watches. Both experienced SCUBA divers themselves, Matt and Cameron are both very passionate about this topic. We cover the history of the dive watch forward; we cover the different water resistance ratings and what they mean to you; we cover some of the most iconic and interesting models; and we cover the current state of dive watches and computers. Plus! We cover diving do's and don'ts with valuable or...

Duration:00:58:24

The History of the International Watch Company (IWC)

5/23/2018
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The International Watch Company, better known as IWC, celebrates its 150-year anniversary in 2018. In order to honor the occasion, Matt and Cameron take their first individual-brand deep-dive into the history, the technology, the story, and the watches of IWC. Known at first for highly legible tool watches, IWC has developed a reputation for tough, stylish, and in some cases, highly complex watches; watches which wear stealth on the wrist but offer tons of satisfaction to the owner. This...

Duration:01:10:35

How to Spot a Fake Swiss Watch

5/16/2018
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In this episode, Matt and Cameron investigate some fake Rolex's, AP's, Omega's and Cartier's, in order to help you watch enthusiasts know what to look for when buying second hand watches. We go through where Identifying marks should be, where fakers go cheap when the real guys go heavy, and how to avoid getting scammed yourself. We also discuss the new Birdwell Beach Britches Limited-edition Weiss American Issue Field Watch, and review a watch sent in by MTM Special...

Duration:01:34:43

Bands, Bracelets, & Straps!

5/9/2018
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In this episode, Matt and Cameron explore the world of bracelets, bands and straps! A new watch band is a great, and often affordable way to change the look of a watch, giving you that "new watch" feeling again. We explore the different types of bands and why you might use each one, how to do a basic strap change, how to care for leather and metal straps, and, potentially most importantly, how long a strap should last, and when to let it go. We also discuss the basic tools you'll need, and...

Duration:00:40:46

The Hundred-Watch Collection with Chef Sang Yoon

5/2/2018
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Chef Sang Yoon is a man of many accomplishments, biggest among them is that he can be credited with creating the first American gastropub, Father's Office, in Los Angeles, 20 years ago. The son of a Korean Newspaper publisher, Chef Sang has created a food empire in Los Angeles, and, like many of us woudl do, he has rewarded himself with quite the watch collection, numbering over 100 pieces, most of which live in a safety deposit box in a bank. Sang stops by the studio to discuss some of his...

Duration:01:08:11

Mall Watches: Entry Level Luxury

4/25/2018
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In this episode, Cameron and Matt explore a dozen or so watches that they bought off Amazon for between $300 and $1,000. This range features watches that we call "Mall Watches," available at the large multi-brand watch retailers found in department stores, airports, and malls. Have a watch that you think fits this category well for Mall Watches 2? Leave a comment below! This episode is available as a video! Get it at: https://youtu.be/enHkkgO5Nu8 $150 any watch at Crown & Caliber with...

Duration:01:05:10

Building a Collection w/ Adam Craniotes and Marco Gerace

4/18/2018
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In this episode, we are joined in studio by REDBAR founder Adam Craniotes and TLG Auto Owner Marco Gerace. Adam and Marco are longtime friends, and they stop by the studio to talk about building a collection, and what different types of pieces make for a good collection. In the process, we talk all about Adam's favorite brand, IWC, the quirks of a Bell & Ross, building a collection of Gerald Genta designs, and some of the wildest watch designs on the market to day. This episode is...

Duration:01:40:20

What Watches Have to Do With Cars! W/ Spike Feresten

4/11/2018
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On this episode of Watch And Listen, Spike Feresten stops by the studio to talk about the explicit connection between mechanical watches and cars! We cover the history of watches and cars together and Spike and Cameron nerd out on Heuer chronographs. This episode is available as a video! Get it here: https://youtu.be/WGyQWRWbrQE Check out Spike's Car Radio here! https://www.podcastone.com/spikes-car-radio Follow Spike on Instagram! http://www.instagram.com/spikeferesten Crown &...

Duration:01:04:18

How to Become a Watchmaker, From Hobbyist to Professional

4/4/2018
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In this episode of Watch and Listen, Cameron takes us through the process of becoming a watchmaker, from a complete novice, to a weekend hobbyist, all the way up to being a professional at one of the "Big Three" or Rolex. We discuss how to build a basic tool set and practice at home, local apprenticeships, how to apply for and get into watchmaking schools, and career placement prospects for those who choose to do it professionally. This podcast is available as a video! Get it...

Duration:00:56:34

Affordable Vintage with Jonathan Ward

3/28/2018
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In this episode, we invite the legendary Jonathan Ward into the studio to talk about affordable vintage watches! Jonathan has a long history with The Smoking Tire, as the creator of an incredible array of project cars for some very wealthy paying customers. He is primarily known for the ICON series of Toyota FJ and Ford Bronco resto-mods, but if it's mechanical and manly, odds are, Jon knows a lot about it. He has over 100 watches, and so we asked him to bring a selection of fine vintage...

Duration:01:46:24

The Abusive Chronograph

3/21/2018
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The Chronograph complication is, to most of us, just a stopwatch. Second to a date indicator, the Chronograph is the next most popular complication, and nearly every watch manufacturer makes one - or do they? As we learn in this episode, the Chronograph is not only the most "abusive" complication, in terms of being harsh on the watch to use, but also one of the most complex complications, so much so that many of Switzerland's top watchmakers use Chronograph movements based on the same few...

Duration:01:17:43