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HODINKEE Radio Analyzing The New Speedmaster, Reviewing An Icon, And Building A Horological Legacy

Radio Analyzing The New Speedmaster, Reviewing An Icon, And Building A Horological Legacy

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Anyone who believed that things planned to settle down when the schedule flipped was painfully mixed up. For a large number of our editors, it was just the subsequent day back online after get-away when Omega dropped a complete bomb in our inboxes as a pristine Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch. Watch sweethearts have in a real sense been trusting that a very long time for the Moonwatch will get another development, and Omega didn’t baffle. You can see unfathomable anecdotes about the new Speedy from both Jack and James , yet for this scene, I got Ben and Jack on a Zoom call to talk through what makes the new Moonwatch new, why this is such fantastic information, and how Omega effectively fulfills the two tenderfoots and authorities the same, frequently with the equivalent watches.

After that, I plunk down with Cole and Danny to talk about a couple of stories they’ve created throughout the most recent couple of weeks. For Cole, it’s his top to bottom survey and video about the Universal Genève Polerouter , a vintage watch that holds an exceptional spot in the hearts of numerous aficionados (counting yours genuinely, who began his vintage watch assortment with a Polerouter in 2012). We get into why Cole needed to dive deep on this watch, what planned gatherers need to know, and how Cole chose one of the almost 1,000 variations to feature in his piece. Following that up, Danny informs us regarding how the Rolex Day-Date turned into the accepted “starter watch” for NBA players . In case you’re in any way similar to me, you’re very eager to have sports back on TV, and a little horological hybrid just adds to the fun.

Finally, we have a bonus uncommon to finish off the current week’s scene. Entertainer, creator, and watchmaker Aldis Hodge composed a delightful paper for Volume 7 of the HODINKEE Magazine that is to a great extent about how horology can some of the time be in assistance of greater thoughts and standards. He addresses thoughts of history and heritage, all while composing from his very own insight. Here he plays out the story so anyone might hear, including considerably more feeling along with everything else. I was unable to think about a superior method to begin another year than with something ground-breaking like this.

We trust you appreciate Episode 119 of HODINKEE Radio. Make certain to look at the show notes, and let us understand your opinion in the comments below.

Show Notes

(3:00) Introducing: The Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch ‘Expert Chronometer’ With Co-Axial Caliber 3861

(7:00) In-Depth: Comparing Moonwatches: Hesalite Versus Sapphire

(18:53) Ben’s GQ Column 

(23:30) H10 Livestream: A Conversation With Raynald Aeschlimann, CEO Of Omega

(26:00) The Complete Buyer’s Guide To The New Omega Speedmaster

(27:30) Introducing: The Omega Speedmaster ‘Silver Snoopy Award’ 50th Anniversary

(31:30) Introducing: The Omega Speedmaster Caliber 321 ‘Ed White’ In Stainless Steel

(32:00) A Week On The Wrist: The Omega Speedmaster ‘First Omega In Space’

(35:00) A Week On The Wrist: The Universal Genève Polerouter 

(39:30) Culture Of Time: How One Rolex Became The NBA’s De Facto Starter Watch

(59:24) Watch Spotting: Michael Jordan Wearing A Urwerk UR-202S At The NBA All-Star Game

(1:02:13) Watch Spotting: Wizards-Era Michael Jordan Sporting A. Lange & Söhne Datograph

(1:03:26) Aldis Hodge’s Path To Purpose – HODINKEE Magazine

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