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HODINKEE Radio Episode 39: Joe Thompson

Radio Episode 39: Joe Thompson

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We’re commencing something new today, here on HODINKEE Radio. We’re dispatching a progression of discussions with our own personal HODINKEE editors. These will turn out throughout the following not many months, yet when we chose to do this we knew there was just one spot to begin: Mr. Joe Thompson himself. You may recollect that Joe authoritatively joined group HODINKEE as a manager everywhere back in September 2017, however he brings over 40 years of writing about the watch world to the table (also the way that he’s one of the sharpest, most delightful, and most insightful individuals you might want to meet).

Since he got his beginning as an investigator columnist back in the last part of the 1970s, Joe has met and met essentially every significant figure of the cutting edge time of watchmaking, from Swatch Group organizer Nicholas G. Hayek, Sr. to Rolex CEO Patrick Heiniger to Citizen CEO Eiichi Yamada (who took the position only months after the finish of World War II). No one in the historical backdrop of horological news coverage has been exceptional sourced, better associated, and more hounded chasing after the main stories as Joe. We get into a portion of his most significant minutes, just as why Joe keeps on discovering observes similarly as enamoring as could be expected today.

Now, our discussion kept going just about two hours and it was too acceptable to even consider managing it, so this is our longest scene yet. I guarantee you it merits the time and there are some really great stories in the back half. This additionally isn’t the last time Mr. Thompson will show up on HODINKEE Radio – I can guarantee you that.

We trust you appreciate Episode 39 of HODINKEE Radio. Look at the show notes beneath and let us understand your opinion in the comments.

Wrist Check

Joe will be the main individual to reveal to you he’s not actually a “item fellow” – he’s substantially more inspired by looks as an idea and the business that makes them than he is in the particulars of individual watches themselves. Be that as it may, Joe actually knows an extraordinary watch when he sees it and recently he’s been wearing his recently gained Omega Speedmaster “First Omega In Space” a considerable amount. Obviously the account of the Mercury space travelers holds its allure, yet Joe additionally adores the scrupulousness appeared all through the watch, particularly the manner in which the hands arrive at all the route to the external tracks and the fantastic neatness as a rule. This is an appropriately august watch for a reasonably august person.

Show Notes


The Cape May County Gazette


Diamond setters Circular Keystone


Joe wearing conventional clothing in Japan


Vintage National Semiconductor watches


Ernst Thomke and Joe in 198 7


Ernst Thomke Wiki bio


The Watch Buff’s Book Of Trivia, Revised Edition


Lord Farouk’s watch assortment


Winston Churchill’s Breguet


Mark Watches


A History of Citizen Watch Company from WatchTime


The Four Revolutions of The Watch World by Joe Thompson


Nicolas Hayek with Joe in 198 7


Jack Forster on the historical backdrop of the spring bar


Patrick Heiniger tribute


Sandy Grady tribute


A Week On The Wrist With The Omega Speedmaster FOIS


Nyon, Switzerland


Isaac Rousseau


Absalom, Absalom!

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