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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

This Is Where I Leave You

7/31/2019
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In this episode, Matt and Cameron review the things we've studied over the last 50 episodes, some of our more interesting guests and stories, and examine the current state of our collections, compared to where we started. This is the last episode hosted by Matt, although Crown & Caliber are going to continue on with the channel. We are really looking forward to seeing what they do with it in the future! Thanks for everything, Matt & Cameron This episode is available as a video! Get it at:...

Duration:00:33:42

The History & Watches of Vacheron Constantin

7/24/2019
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In this episode, Matt and Cameron take a deep (and very expensive) dive into the 264-year history of the world's oldest continuously operating watch maker, Vacheron Constantin. Beyond the longevity of the company itself, VC's watches are exquisitely made, frequently complex, and highly customizable from the factory.... for the right price. We have a particularly good point of reference for Vacheron, since Cameron actually used to work there. This episode is available as a video! Get it at:...

Duration:01:00:21

Why Is Grand Seiko So Dope?

5/9/2019
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On this episode, we are joined by Grand Seiko's Joe Kirk, who has brought "The Case" from Baselworld 2019 with several hundred thousand dollars in Grand Seiko and Credor's sickest watches. We talk about the history of Grand Seiko, what specific elements make up a GS watch aesthetic, GS's technological advancements like the 9F Quartz and Spring Drive, the super sleeper Credor line, and Grand Seiko's entire new 2019 lineup. This episode is available as a video! Get it at:...

Duration:01:13:33

Best (And Worst) New Watches for 2019

4/17/2019
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In this episode, Matt and Cameron explore some of the highlights and lowlights Baselworkd 2019 and the new watches for this year releaased outside of the show's halls. Includes new watches from Rolex, Breitling, Swatch, Tudor, Patek Philippe, Grand Seiko, Citizen, Zenith, BVLGARI and Kari Voutalinen, plus a few more. This episode is available as a video! Get it at: Use code WL150 for $150 off your first watch at Crown & Caliber! http://www.crownandcaliber.com Use code CHRONO for 15%...

Duration:01:02:56

Watch Madness 2019!

4/3/2019
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In this episode, Matt and Cameron play Crown & Caliber's 'Watch Madness' Bracket game, leading to our favorite watch from the past year. We examine watches from Rolex, Omega, IWC, Patek, and more. This episode is available as a video! Get it at: https://youtu.be/YzrxmasqWpo Play yourself and win a gift certificate for $1,500 to Crown & Caliber! Use code WL150 for $150 off your first watch at Crown & Caliber! http://www.crownandcaliber.com Use code CHRONO for 15% off your entire order...

Duration:00:39:00

Getting to Know the Omega Speedmaster

1/30/2019
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The Omega Speedmaster doesn't realy just describe one watch. The name Speedmaster describes an entire array of watches built over the last 62 years, and appreciated for their strong value-oriented approach to highly technical timekeeping, while, again, surviving the rigors of space flight time and time again. It takes a sharp eye to be able to spot differences from one model to the next, but Cameron and Matt do their best to cover all the crucial versions. This episode is available as a...

Duration:00:56:11

The History & Watches of Tudor

1/23/2019
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In this episode Matt & Cameron are joined by Tudor enthusiast Spike Feresten. The three explore the history of the brand, some of the more notable vintage pieces, and Tudor's present-day offerings. Check out Spike's Car Radio on iTunes or at: https://www.podcastone.com/spikes-car-radio This episode is available as a video! Get it at: https://youtu.be/ODKnvBIRk94 Use code WL150 for $150 off your first watch at Crown & Caliber! http://www.crownandcaliber.com Use code CHRONO for 15% off...

Duration:01:04:35

Vortic Watches - Old, New, & Custom in the USA

12/19/2018
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Vortic is an interesting company - they find and restore vintage American pocket watch movements before installing them in a variety of cases of their own design. Each watch is made to order and totally one-of-a-kind, so the customer can literally go online and configure their own unique watch. Thayne, Vortic's COO, joins us in studio to talk about their creative and production process, and what makes Vortic watches so special. Check them out or get your own at:...

Duration:01:00:06

'A Man and His Watch' Author Matt Hranek

12/12/2018
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On this episode, Matt and Cameron are joined in studio by Matt Hranek, author of the acclaimed book, "A Man And His Watch," (which makes a great holiday gift, BTW). Mr. Hranek is a travel photographer, author, and connoseur of the finer things, on top of being a fan of vintage cars and watches. We talk about some of the best watch stories from his book, as well as a few that couldn't make the pages, plus his new magazine, 'WM Brown' and his next book, "A Man And His Car." Follow Matt on...

Duration:01:09:40

Panerai CEO Jean-Marc Pontrué In Studio

12/5/2018
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Cameron and Matt are joined in studio by Jean-Marc Pontrué, the CEO of Panerai and former CEO of Roger Dubuís. Jean-Marc has been at the Richemont Group for 18 years, and has spent his entire career either helming watch companies, or selling luxury goods. We discuss the history of Panerai, the current state of the industry and Panerai's market share, customer base, and challenges ahead, as well as their penchant for vintage sailboats, free diving, and their newest, most complicated time...

Duration:01:08:25

All The Materials Watches Are Made Of

11/28/2018
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In this episode, Cameron and Matt explore materials - a bigger spread than we expected! We look at all the different types of watch cases you can get in today's modern watches, from Stainless Steel, Titanium, and precious metals like Gold and Platinum to man-made materials like PVD, Plastic, and Carbon Fiber, and more! With examples of each in studio, there's a material for every need and budget. This episode is available as a video! Get it at: https://youtu.be/llbRRW_wHOw Use code WL150...

Duration:01:17:32

Telling Time Without Hands w/ Keral of Barrelhand Watches

11/7/2018
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When watchmaking is about more than simply telling time as accurately as possible, it becomes about pushing the boundaries of art and engineering. Inspired by the non-traditional watch faces of Urwerk, Keral Bachand took his engineering expertise to the next level: reverse engineering and building a working Urwerk 202 in his college dorm room. Inspired by his own (re) creation and the reaction from Urwerk themselves, Keral started his own watch company, Barrelhand Watches, using...

Duration:01:02:04

Modding Seikos! With Mark of AverageBros

10/31/2018
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In this episode, our most requested topic ever, we invite Mark Almeras from the AverageBros YouTube channel in to talk about modifying Seiko watches. The Seiko is like the LS engine of watches: good bones, reliabile and durable, but not always pretty out of the box, and with some obvious cost cutting in terms of some of the parts, the straps, bezels, etc. Fortunately, Seiko's have a huge aftermarket, not to mention lots of special edition, higher end models from Japan, and a lot of the parts...

Duration:01:03:21

Co-Branded Watches

10/24/2018
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In this episode, Matt and Cameron explore co-branding in the watchmaking world. With Co-Branding, a watchmaker will release a special eidition of a watch designed to align with the needs or style of a branding partner or retailer. The COMEX Sea-Dweller and Tiffany Dial Submariner are among the most famous, but we find some rather obscure co-brands, as well as discuss when functionality is integrated into the special edition, and what it takes to make special editions in small volume, from...

Duration:00:57:37

Simon Wolf Of Wolf Watch Winders

10/17/2018
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In this episode, we are joined in studio by Simon Wolf, CEO of Wolf Watch Winders, the company bearing not only his name, but the last name of 5 generations of Wolfs, back to 1834. Simon tells us the increible story of his company and family history stretching across three nations, and we discuss watch winder development and technology, as well as some of Wolf's newest products. Learn more at: https://www.wolf1834.com/ This episode is available as a video! Get it at:...

Duration:01:13:56

The History and Watches of Audemars Piguet

10/10/2018
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In this episode, Cameron and Matt look at what makes Audemars Piguet one of the most important watch manufacturers in history. From their early complicated pocket watches to the iconic Royal Oak and the extraordinary Grand Complication, AP has always pushed the limits of watchmaking and provided a lasting iconic style. Cameron has a unique perspective on AP, as he was employed there for several years before starting Weiss Watch Company. This episode is available as a video! Get it...

Duration:01:14:09

The History and Watches of Rolex

10/3/2018
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In this episode, Cameron and Matt, joined again by Chef and Rolex expert Carl Ruiz, explore the history and watches of the most valuable and iconic brand in watchmaking history: Rolex. Rolex doesn't make the most technologically advanced watches, or the most complicated watches, and they haven't been around as long as many of the other manufacturers, but they are the most iconic watch brand on the planet, recognizeable the world over for their timeless designs, underwater capabilities, and...

Duration:01:23:15

Carl Ruins Everything

9/26/2018
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Back from a short hiatus, Matt and Cameron sit down with Chef Carl Ruiz, one of the people that, alongside Cameron and Spike, really helped Matt get into watches. Carl is extremely knowledgeable about not just watches, but also people, and what kind of folks will want what watch. He also points out some things that, once seen, cannot be unseen, ever. Follow Carl on Instagram! http://www.instagram.com/saborchef This episode is available as a video! Get it at:...

Duration:01:15:20

The Best Watches From Places Besides Switzerland

9/5/2018
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In this episode, Matt and Cameron depart the Swiss mountains and go global, exploring watches manufactured and designed in other places! We go to Germany, Japan, America, and the UK, plus hit a few other random spots on the way, to create a global image of the watchmaking world. Watches featured include Grand Seiko, NOMOS, Glashutte, A. Lange & Sohne, Roger W. Smith, and more! This episode is available as a video! Get it at: Use code CAM150 for $150 off your first watch at Crown & Caliber!...

Duration:00:59:12

The History and (Hundreds of Millions of) Watches of SWATCH

8/29/2018
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In this episode, Cameron and Matt study the short but lively history of the Swatch Corporation. Started in 1978, Swatch was an experiment in response to the quartz crisis, that ended up keeping lots of Manufacture d' Haute Horologie afloat, selling over 200 million watches in its first 40 years. Shoutout to Ryan and Justin for providing the in-studio SWATCH examples for this episode! This episode is available as a video! Get it at: https://youtu.be/3x9oB8EozLg Use code CAM150 for $150 off...

Duration:01:06:46