Watch And Listen

By Matt Farah

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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.

Episode Date
Panerai CEO Jean-Marc Pontrué In Studio
1:08:25

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 pieces. 

Learn more about Panerai watches at:https://www.panerai.com/us/en/home.html

This episode is available as a video! Get it at: https://youtu.be/GzYVx5eWTAI

Use code WL150 for $150 off your first watch at Crown & Caliber!

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Dec 05, 2018
All The Materials Watches Are Made Of
1:17:32

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 for $150 off your first watch at Crown & Caliber! 
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Use code CHRONO for 15% off your entire order from Bee Line Coffee!
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Nov 28, 2018
Telling Time Without Hands w/ Keral of Barrelhand Watches
1:02:04

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 non-traditional time telling and cutting-edge production methods. At only 24, and with no official watchmaking training, he is about to launch his first watch, the Project 1. 

Learn more about Barrelhand at: http://www.barrelhand.com/


This episode is available as video! Get it at: https://youtu.be/Ioc3T6--zKE

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 from Bee Line Coffee!
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Nov 07, 2018
Modding Seikos! With Mark of AverageBros
1:03:21

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 are interchangeable! Whether you choose to modify the watch at home yourself, or take it to a watchmaker, Mark, Cameron and Matt explore some of the different ways you can modify a Seiko to get not only a unique look, but also the feeling on your wrist of a watch that's much more expensive and high quality than what comes out of the box. 

Subscribe to Average Bros on YouTube! 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCim9rg9D4s2zLdtyeo1W6bg

This episode is available as a video! Get it at: https://youtu.be/yEB0gC4HM8g

Use code CAM150 for $150 off your first watch at Crown & Caliber!

http://www.crownandcaliber.com

Use code CHRONO for 15% off your entire order from Bee Line Coffee!

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Oct 31, 2018
Co-Branded Watches
0:57:37

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 Weiss's own experience. 

Get the video here: https://youtu.be/Cfuyq93hYJQ

Use code CAM150 for $150 off your first watch at Crown & Caliber!

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Use code CHRONO for 15% off your entire order from Bee Line Coffee!

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Oct 24, 2018
Simon Wolf Of Wolf Watch Winders
1:13:56

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: https://youtu.be/a_0FMk-osd0

Use code CAM150 for $150 off your first watch at Crown & Caliber! 
http://www.crownandcaliber.com

Oct 17, 2018
The History and Watches of Audemars Piguet
1:14:09

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 at: 

https://youtu.be/-cRoVEX1src

 

Use code CAM150 for $150 off your first watch at Crown & Caliber! 
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Oct 10, 2018
The History and Watches of Rolex
1:23:15

 

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 overall quality. 

This episode is available as downloadable audio! Get it at: 

Follow Chef Carl Ruiz on Instagram! 
http://www.instagram.com/saborchef

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Oct 03, 2018
Carl Ruins Everything
1:15:20

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: https://youtu.be/LbWc-JKm4E8

Use code CAM150 for $150 off your first watch at Crown & Caliber! 
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Sep 26, 2018
The Best Watches From Places Besides Switzerland
0:59:12

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: 

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Use code CHRONO for 15% off your entire order at Bee Line Coffee! http://www.beelinecoffee.com

Sep 05, 2018
The History and (Hundreds of Millions of) Watches of SWATCH
1:06:46

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 your first watch at Crown & Caliber! 
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Aug 29, 2018
The History & Watches of Breitling
0:59:38

Breitling has always been a brand associated wth aviation; pioneering the Pilot's watch far beyond a simple "large dial with clear numbers format. " Anyone who's ever watched an air show, or a Red Bull Air Race event, will have seen Breitling's racing planes taking home wins. Since 1884, Breitling has been obsessed with moving forward the art of precision chronometry, function, and, more recently, safety, with their innovative "Emergency" series of locator beacon-equipped wrist watches. Breitling has shown some innovative technologies, interesting designs, and passion for extreme human activities, which makes their story very interesting. 

This episode is available as a video! Get it at: https://youtu.be/IWPzQlzQaGc

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Aug 22, 2018
Pilot Watches!
0:51:07

 

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! 
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Aug 15, 2018
The History and Watches of (Tag) Heuer
1:26:56

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, and their relationship with motor and yacht racing, and examine a bunch of watches from their current offerings. 

This episode is available as a video! Get it at: https://youtu.be/qnbIvtbVG7k

Check out Nick's online store for vintage Heuer and Seiko! 
http://www.dcvintagewatches.com

All modern TAG Heuer watches featured in studio are available for sale at Crown & Caliber! Code CAM150 for $150 off your first watch! 
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Aug 08, 2018
The World's Best Independent Watchmakers
0:58:50

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 in this episode. 

This episode is available as a video! Get it at: https://youtu.be/Mx9s_b5nHeY

Check out Michael's 'Road Stories' Podcast at: 
http://www.instagram.com/rspodcast

Use code CAM150 for $150 off your first watch at Crown & Caliber! 
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Aug 01, 2018
The Perfect Patina
1:04:50

 

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 "Tropical Dial" watches; watches where the black or blue dials have faded to a tobacco or sunburst brown color. Prepare to examine some of the finest tropical dialed watches we have ever seen, anywhere in the world. We also talk about what California watch style is, Matt's taste in vintage Volkswagens and Porsche's, and big news from Cameron! 

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Use code CAM150 for $150 off your first watch at Crown & Caliber! 
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Jul 25, 2018
The History and Watches of Oris
1:24:50

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 at: 

https://youtu.be/iAAWdbCGVMg

Use code CAM150 to get $150 off your first watch at Crown & Caliber! 
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Jul 18, 2018
Weird Watchmaking Machines!
1:06:16

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 & Caliber! http://www.crownandcaliber.com

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Jul 11, 2018
The History and (Confusing) Watches of Cartier
1:02:41

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 offerings from Blu Shark Straps! 
https://www.blusharkstraps.com/

This podcast is available as a video! Get it at: https://youtu.be/M2vz2G3avDs


Use code 'CAM150' for$150 off your first watch at Crown & Caliber! 
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Jun 21, 2018
The History of Omega Watches
1:34:42

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

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Jun 13, 2018
Collecting Vintage Seiko!
1:09:55

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 of the same period. 
Check them out at: https://www.stratonwc.com/

This episode is available as a video! Get it at: https://youtu.be/aiTLQeIwGkw

Check out DC Vintage Watches at: http://www.dcvintagewatches.com

Use code CAM150 at Crown & Caliber for $150 off your first watch! 
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Use code CHRONO for 15% off anything in the Bee Line Coffee Store! 
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Jun 06, 2018
All About Dive Watches!
0:58:24

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 vintage watches! 

This episode is available as a video! Check it out at: 

https://youtu.be/2RHn54HfoO4

Code "CAM150" is good for $150 off any watch at Crown & Caliber! 
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Use code CHRONO for 15% off anything at the Bee Line Coffee Store! 
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http://www.weisswatchcompany.com

May 30, 2018
The History of the International Watch Company (IWC)
1:10:35

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 podcast is also available as a video! Get it at: 

https://youtu.be/CR2siHH7IEQ

 

Check out all the watches featured in the show and more by IWC at Crown & Caliber! 

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May 23, 2018
How to Spot a Fake Swiss Watch
1:34:43

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 Ops
https://www.specialopswatch.com/products-page/

Use Code CAM150 for $150 off your first watch at Crown & Caliber! 
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May 16, 2018
Bands, Bracelets, & Straps!
0:40:46

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 why you should always replace your spring bars when doing a strap change. 

This episode is also available as a video! Get it at: https://youtu.be/fdbGLPJV1jg

Use code CAM150 for $150 any watch (one use per person) at http://www.crownandcaliber.com

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May 09, 2018
The Hundred-Watch Collection with Chef Sang Yoon
1:08:11

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 more frequently worn pieces, We discuss  very thin movements, whether the Rolex Sea-Dweller is an appropriate substitute for the Submariner on bigger wrists, and , the different dial surfaces of the AP Royal Oak line, plus some of the Royal Oak's more absurd special editions. 

This episode is available as a video! Get it at: 

Check out Sang's Restaurants in Los Angeles here: 

Father's Office: http://fathersoffice.com/

Lukshon: http://lukshon.com/

And in Napa Valley: 

Two Birds One Stone: https://www.twobirdsonestonenapa.com/

Follow Sang on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/chefsangyoon

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May 02, 2018
Mall Watches: Entry Level Luxury
1:05:10

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

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Apr 25, 2018
Building a Collection w/ Adam Craniotes and Marco Gerace
1:40:20

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 available as a video! Get it at: https://youtu.be/WeyVuG09oKo

More about REDBAR here: https://www.instagram.com/redbarcrew/

More about TLG Auto, Porsche Upgrades and Service here: http://www.tlgauto.com/

Marco's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wristwatch_rabbithole/

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Apr 18, 2018
What Watches Have to Do With Cars! W/ Spike Feresten
1:04:18

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


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Apr 11, 2018
How to Become a Watchmaker, From Hobbyist to Professional
0:56:34

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 at: 

https://youtu.be/VjHiyBFnhCY

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Code MATT150 for $150 off any purchase! (one use per customer)

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Apr 04, 2018
Affordable Vintage with Jonathan Ward
1:46:24

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 watches that could be bought online for under $1,000. We go over several examples, and then Jon gives us his strategy for finding good vintage watches on eBay. Finally, we get an exclusive look at the final, production version of Jon's first ever watch design, "The Duesey," and it's very cool storage box. 

Learn more about Jonathan Ward, his custom trucks, or The Duesey watch at: http://www.icon4x4.com

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https://youtu.be/ibcJd2UfMQI

 

Mar 28, 2018
The Abusive Chronograph
1:17:43

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 designs. In this episode we look at all the major varieties of Chrongraphs, from entry-level Swiss brands like Baume and Mercier and BVLGARI, to the haute horological brilliance of in-house designs such as the $78,000 (on sale at C&C for just $43,000!) A. Lange & Sohne Datograph. 

This podcast is available as a video! https://youtu.be/GWx8hjDnBtk

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Mar 21, 2018
The Watchmaking Family Tree
1:29:49

In this episode, Cameron and Matt lay out the "Watchmaking Family Tree," that is, the web of parent, subsidiary, and supplier companies that make up the Swiss watch industry. Richemont, LVMH, Swatch Group, and Kering control the majority of the Swiss watch market, but how did that happen and why? We explore the familial resemblenece between completely different watches built under the umbrella of the same groups. Additionally, Cameron and Matt fill out their Crown & Caliber "Watch Madness" brackets. 

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Mar 14, 2018
Storing, Maintaining, and Servicing Your Mechanical Watch
1:15:11

In this episode, Matt and Cameron, joined by Bee Line Coffee's Nic Cuarta, discuss the best and worst methods for storing and caring for your mechanical, automatic, and complex watches. We discuss the do's and don'ts of watch winding machines, as well as when you should or should not use one and, why. Cameron then demonstrates what a service looks like on one of his own Weiss Caliber 1003 movements, doing a full dissasembly and showing the cleaning and lubrication points, as well as what a damaged Breitling movement looks like and what it will need in order to be serviced. 

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Mar 08, 2018
The Many Varieties of Escapements
1:16:40

In this episode, Matt and Cameron explore all the different varieties of escapements you can find in the world of mechanical watches. We begin with the common Swiss Lever Escapement and how it regulates time, its benefits and drawbacks, then discuss the Omega Co-Axial Escapement, Audemars Piguet's design, the F.P. Journe Remontoir escapement, the Girard Perregaux Constant Force escapement, the Ulysse Nardin Anchor Tourbillon, and end with the Parmigiani Fleurier Senfine movement, with a unique escapement allowing for a 70-day power reserve! 

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Mar 01, 2018
Crazy Complications!
1:26:02

In this episode, Cameron and Matt explore the world of complicated watches. A complication is any function that a mechanical watch performs besides simply displaying the time, such as a chronograph, or, most commonly, a date window. We start with the basics and then show advanced annual and perpetual calendar complications, check out the "Master of Complication" Franck Muller's bizarre watches, the new Rolex Skydweller, the incredible JLC Duometre that is really two watches in one, and a Memovox mechanical alarm watch! We also discuss how moon phase complications work, "minute repeater" chiming watches, and the half-million dollar Grand Complication watches that can only be serviced by the one person who made them. 
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Feb 22, 2018
Cheap Watches!
1:02:13

In this episode, Matt and Cameron explore the world of inexpensive watches! While it's easy to get lost in six-figure horological masterpieces browsing around on Instagram or Crown and Caliber, the truth is you can get a pretty cool watch for not much money; even a watch that's cool to watch people. We explore quartz chronographs from established brands like Casio and,Timex, then move to digital G-Shocks, Russian mechanical watches, and entry-level automatics from Seiko and Hamilton all under $500! We throw in some vintage seiko and oddballs as well. Have a suggestion for a watch for our next cheap watches episode? Leave a comment! 

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Feb 15, 2018
Chef Tyler Florence
1:08:34

Chef Tyler Florence is an Entrepreneur, Restauranteur, TV Food Network Star, and an enthusiast of fast motorcycles and interesting watches. He stops by the Watch And Listen studio to talk with Matt and Cameron about working in the earliy days of Food Network, his go-to watches in the kitchen, while traveling, and on days with the family, and shares what it's really like to run a Food Truck or a restaurant, and how the math works comparing the two business models. 

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Feb 08, 2018
The History of Time Telling; Sundials to Smartwatches
1:30:42

In this episode of Watch and Listen, Matt and Cameron take you through the entire history of the mechanical clock and watch, beginning thousands of years ago with the sundial, and all the way to today's smart-enabled mechanical watches. Highlights include the first clocks, the first escapements, clock towers and astrological complications, the first stopwatches, wrist watches, chronographs, and more. 

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Feb 06, 2018
The World's Most Iconic Watches
1:08:48

In this episode, Matt and Cameron explore some of the most iconic wristwatches of the last 100 years. We work roughly chronologically, and cover the history, importance, and function of iconic watches such as the Rolex Submariner, GMT-Master and Daytona, the Omega Speedmaster and Seamaster, Patek Phillipe Calatrava, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Heuer Monaco, Breitling Top Time, Cartier Tank and Santos, the Zenith El Primero, and more! 

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Feb 01, 2018
All The Major Different Types of Watch Movements
1:02:18

In this episode, Cameron and Matt cover all the major different type of wristwatch movements, with examples of each and descriptions of how they work. We begin with the basic wind-up, mechanical movement, as demonstrated with Cameron's own Weiss Cal. 1003 manual movement. We then discuss the automatic movement, manual and automatic chronograph movements, quartz movements, complications and how you add complications to standardized movements. We finish it off with Seiko's revolutionary Spring Drive hybrid movements, and a tangent back to the 70's with the oddball Accutron watches. 

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Feb 01, 2018
Who We Are, What Are We Talking About, and What Do We Love About Our Watches?
1:12:44

Welcome to the first episode of Watch and Listen! In this first episode, we get a few things out of the way: What is this show going to be about? Who are Matt Farah and Cameron Weiss, and why should we watch or listen to them talk about watches every week? The two hosts take us through what got them into watches, and in Cameron's case, watchmaking, and tell that story using their personal collections of watches. 

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Feb 01, 2018