Oct 25, 2017

Recommended Reading

I thought I'd begin a new thread focused on interesting horology and time piece related works of writing. With many active folks here on the forums it may be a resource to learn about some new sites or writers that you will enjoy. I've seen Stainless and some others sharing items related to specific posts and subject matters, but thought that this thread could be a good place to drop articles not related to any one specific conversation but still interesting and worth sharing.
For those who haven't seen it I would recommend the current four part series Hodinkee is doing on the evolution of the watch industry from the advent of quartz technology to today. I've really been enjoying it so far and the second installment was published yesterday.
Part One - https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/four-revolutions-quartz-revolution
Part Two - https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/four-revolutions-fashion-watches
What are you all looking at on your lunch break or in your free time?
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Now we are getting to the good stuff!

Part 3 - https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/four-revolutions-mechanical-watches-part-one
I had no idea Citizen was such a player and had become so diversified...

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/signs-of-recovery-for-japanese-watchmakers-2017
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This one is the real deal!

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/found-apollo-7-omega-speedmaster-donn-eisele
For all the Seiko fans out there (in case you missed it) - Fratello recently did a multi-part series in Japan on the manufacture of Grand Seikos and some of the other more common Seiko movements and watches.

Part One - https://www.fratellowatches.com/fratello-watches-x-grand-seiko-readers-journey-part-1/
Part Two - https://www.fratellowatches.com/grand-seiko-readers-journey-part-2/
This is a great article about one of the movement giants that goes into detail about history, the quartz crisis, and the current landscape of movements and the industry!

https://www.ablogtowatch.com/a-brief-history-of-eta/

More to come; I've always loved these articles regarding how the watch industry got to where it is now.
Vincent.H
Thanks for sharing! This was a very worthwhile read that went back _much_ further than the Hodinkee articles that inspired me to start this thread.
Cool read about a one owner Rolex Sub and the story of the man behind it, with some nice shots of a Red Sub thrown in for good measure.

https://www.fratellowatches.com/tbt-vintage-rolex-1680-submariner/
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https://www.fratellowatches.com/speedy-tuesday-watch-fan-discovers-forgotten-moonwatch-in-a-box-of-his-grandfather/
Timex and Todd Snyder? Multiple Autodromos in attendance? Booze?

Seems like my kind of party.

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/timex-marlin-todd-snyder-matt-hranek-photo-report
Thanks for sharing these.
Has anyone read "Marie Antoinette's Watch" by John Biggs? It sounds like it might be a good combination of history, true crime, and watch nerdery.
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