The Grey NATO – 195 – Big Watches With Oversized Charm
Are big watches really all that bad? While the prevailing (but far from universal) taste in the market these days is in favor of smaller watches, the TGN boys don’t want to forget their roots or pretend that there isn’t a time and a place for a big ole’ watch – even if you might typically prefer smaller sizes. As such, this episode’s main topic features Jason and James picking a handful of watches that highlight the specific appeal of “a big watch” (big for our wrists, that is).
From classic monsters born in the golden era of diving to complicated dive chronographs, regulators, and GMTs, if you’re a fan of big watches (or simply big watch curious), there’s plenty here for everyone.
The show opens with a reminder about Wind Up Chicago (see you there, we hope!) and closes on a high-power Final Notes that may give you a mind to kill.
1:00 Wind Up Chicago
11:00 Bremont S302
12:06 Tornek-Rayville TR-660
16:20 Bremont Supermarine 2000
18:05 Bremont S502 Jet
21:45 Omega Ploprof Titanium
25:15 Seiko SUN023 Kinetic GMT
28:45 Seiko SLA041 Marinemaster Automatic
31:01 Jason diving with his Tuna
34:23 IWC Aquatimer Split Minute Chronograph IW372304
38:45 Panerai Luminor Submersible PAM001305
44:19 Omega Planet Ocean 600M GMT
48:20 Citizen Promaster Eco-Drive 1000M
52:52 Oris Der Meistertaucher
56:20 Clipperton Expedition
1:01:27 “With a Mind To Kill” - Anthony Horowitz
1:05:23 NOCO Boost GB20 Lithium booster and power pack
“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” - Terry Pratchett