After a few busy weeks with interviews, the TGN boys wanted to devote a show to some of the great-looking and recently announced watches that manages to catch their attention in the past couple of months. Ever heard of Tuseno? What about Clemence, Arken, or Dietrich? This episode covers the latest in interesting new watches from brands both old and new.
Episodes like these are my favorite TGNs. The causal conversations about watches where it feels like I'm just listening in on two guys chatting. I also never tire of James getting fired up (people complaining about the Brew being sold out). Keep bringing the heat. The real moments of conveyed passion, whether about watches, straps, movies, conservation or (even) Hodinkee comment trolls is what makes the show awesome. Another great episode for sure.
Loving the weekly format guys! An absolutely fantastic line up of watches and brands you've covered in today's episode, it's a real honour to have Clemence Watches mentioned alongside them! Thanks and take care, Tom
Speaking of Kickstarter campaigns, which watch project over the years has been the most successful or maybe the best quality for your money? I'm sure there were a lot of hopeful ones that should have made it but of the ones that did make it I bet there were some really good watches that came out of it. James, sorry you got burned on 80% of them! Sheesh... Great episode guys.
I was well into the Dietrich OT-1 when they were released back in the day (2015ish?) but that was quite early in the 'hey, I'm allowed to own more than one watch at a time' stage of my life but even then I kinda knew I wouldn't wear it much as it was too 'out there' for my quite classic tastes but now glad I waited...this SD-1 is what I wanted the OT-1 to be. Shutup and take my money!
Gents, another great show.
At some point, please consider Vaer and Sangin as alternative, USA brands.
That. Dietrich. The date window execution ALONE is worth attention. The whole package is so unique and modern! Incredibly cool.
Another fun episode guys. It's the best and worst time to be into watches - on the one hand prices have become ridiculous and the Instagram-driven hype machine is sucking the fun out of the whole hobby.
On the other hand, there are a ton of excellent new(ish) brands doing interesting and often highly value-driven things. After getting burned on resale once, I stayed away from microbrands for a long time. But I've recently given Zelos and Christopher Ward (if they even count as micro) a shot and have been super impressed.
Were I not on the hook for a Tornek-Rayville, I'd be considering the Clemence Photic.
I really like the dial and bezel design choices on the Photic. I really like the climate positive action tied to watch sales, too. I'll definitely have to keep this one in mind for the next watch.
Thanks for another great episode, guys.
Great episode gents! Top 3 for the New Watches: Clemence Photic (by a country mile); just floored by the dial design, markers, and domed saphire. Raven Airfield Day-Date in White; it just belongs in a cockpit and weekends in the bar. Scurfa Tresure Seeker in Hydra Hat Blue; EXTREMELY TGN and begs to be dock jumped. Cheers!
James - your mesh bracelet in the show notes is described as Stalin instead of Stalux. I don't think there will be much interest with the former!
+1 for Zelos and Vaer. I have some nice watches, but these inexpensive things have stolen my heart. Zelos has some original designs, great quality for the price, and the titanium divers make great sports watches where I don't want something heavy bouncing on my wrist. Jason - what would you wear biking (if not the garmin)? I have a 36mm Vaer quartz field watch that is my goto. Small, thin, light, tough, & durable - its the ticket when my wife wants me to get back on time (and the garmin is busy with other metrics).
I think someone here would be interested in this:
ya'll mentioned wanting some possible interview ideas, would love to see Serica's Jerome Burget on the podcast, really unique stuff coming out of that brand
Awesome episode. Tusenö is actually pronounced Tusenoe and translates to thousand island. This is how the explain it from their ownsite: THE NAME, TUSENÖ, COMES FROM AN OLD BOOK OF CHARTS, REFERRING TO THE SWEDISH WEST COAST AS "THE COAST WITH THE THOUSAND ISLANDS" OR IN SWEDISH "KUSTEN MED DE TUSEN ÖARNA".
Again, funnepisode. Thanks!
The Seiko Pogue what a nice watch. I hold myself back on that one a few years ago as vintage is not my thing for various reasons. Would be nice to see Seiko having a modern iteration of that one... and Helios having a few more Seaforth in the market (I know, I am asking too much).
James, in complete agreement about a gold Autodromo (Group B). That would be absolutely killer. Itching for a gold plated watch under $1,000.