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The global watch industry produces an estimated 1.2 billion units a year. With around, 7.5 billion people on the planet, that means that over a 6 and a half year period, enough are made for every one of us to go out and buy a brand new watch of our own.In reality, that’s not what happens.For starters, just because all these watches are being churned out, doesn't mean that anyone is actually buying them.Lots of people can’t understand why you would spend money on a wrist watch.After all, with just a couple of taps, your mobile phone can tell you what the time is anywhere in the world - and you can catch Pokemon on it. You can’t do that with a watch.On the other hand, for some people, one watch isn’t enough.There are those among us that hunt out, capture, collect, catalogue, and show off their watches to others who share the same passion. On internet forums, Instagram, and even at in person meetups.For those who collect, watches are kind of like Pokemon, they’ve got to catch them all. And that’s what this show is all about.Watch collectors. Not Pokemon.

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The global watch industry produces an estimated 1.2 billion units a year. With around, 7.5 billion people on the planet, that means that over a 6 and a half year period, enough are made for every one of us to go out and buy a brand new watch of our own.In reality, that’s not what happens.For starters, just because all these watches are being churned out, doesn't mean that anyone is actually buying them.Lots of people can’t understand why you would spend money on a wrist watch.After all, with just a couple of taps, your mobile phone can tell you what the time is anywhere in the world - and you can catch Pokemon on it. You can’t do that with a watch.On the other hand, for some people, one watch isn’t enough.There are those among us that hunt out, capture, collect, catalogue, and show off their watches to others who share the same passion. On internet forums, Instagram, and even at in person meetups.For those who collect, watches are kind of like Pokemon, they’ve got to catch them all. And that’s what this show is all about.Watch collectors. Not Pokemon.

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Making watches personal

By CookDog - Aug 11 2019
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Love this podcast. It’s certainly informative and often humorous, but my favorite aspect is learning about watches, repairs, buying and selling, etc. from other collectors. Each episode brings another unique collection to life. Like sitting down with friends to discuss their personal whims. Always insightful. It’s a labor of love and I’m grateful when a new show arrives.

An absolute must for watch people

By @Speedmaster - Mar 13 2018
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One of the best podcasts I've discovered in the last year!

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34 Ratings
Average Ratings
33
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Making watches personal

By CookDog - Aug 11 2019
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Love this podcast. It’s certainly informative and often humorous, but my favorite aspect is learning about watches, repairs, buying and selling, etc. from other collectors. Each episode brings another unique collection to life. Like sitting down with friends to discuss their personal whims. Always insightful. It’s a labor of love and I’m grateful when a new show arrives.

An absolute must for watch people

By @Speedmaster - Mar 13 2018
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One of the best podcasts I've discovered in the last year!

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The global watch industry produces an estimated 1.2 billion units a year. With around, 7.5 billion people on the planet, that means that over a 6 and a half year period, enough are made for every one of us to go out and buy a brand new watch of our own.In reality, that’s not what happens.For starters, just because all these watches are being churned out, doesn't mean that anyone is actually buying them.Lots of people can’t understand why you would spend money on a wrist watch.After all, with just a couple of taps, your mobile phone can tell you what the time is anywhere in the world - and you can catch Pokemon on it. You can’t do that with a watch.On the other hand, for some people, one watch isn’t enough.There are those among us that hunt out, capture, collect, catalogue, and show off their watches to others who share the same passion. On internet forums, Instagram, and even at in person meetups.For those who collect, watches are kind of like Pokemon, they’ve got to catch them all. And that’s what this show is all about.Watch collectors. Not Pokemon.

Rank #1: Getting to the Core of Chris' Collection

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Welcome to Episode 47 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - Ever since the first episode aired in April 2017, people have been sending me messages, asking about my watches.

What do I have? What have I sold? What do I like? What doesn’t do it for me? What’s next on the list?

And whilst answers to those questions, and more, have been woven into to the conversations that I’ve had with guests over the last 46 shows, there was no single place where I just got to talk about my stuff.

So this week I set out to change that, and Invited friend of the show Jonas over to drink some beers, eat some pizza, and talk about the 6 watches which make up the core of my collection.

There are some mistakes in here, some questions I just don’t have answers to, and I’m sure I got some things totally back to front, but hey, I never claimed to be an expert.

I’m just a guy who likes watches.

And beer and pizza. Clearly.

Watches on this episode:

2002 Omega Speedmaster Professional (reference 3570.50.00)
2002-2006 Omega Speedmaster Professional X-33 Second Generation (reference 3291.50.00)
1974 Omega Speedsonic (reference 188.0002)
1969 Omega flightmaster Cal. 910 (reference 145.013)
1971 Omega flightmaster Cal. 911 (reference 145.026)
2013 Omega Speedmaster Professional Racing "TinTin" (reference 311.30.42.30.01.004)

Head to https://www.time4apint.com/podcast/the-time-4a-pint-podcast-episode-47 for pictures and show notes.

If you're enjoying the Time 4A Pint Podcast and would like to support the creation of new episodes, you can buy me a virtual pint on Ko-Fi, and help to keep the conversations flowing - https://ko-fi.com/time4apint

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Aug 23 2018

1hr 18mins

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Rank #2: Hanging Out With Alan

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Welcome to Episode 45 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - This week I got together with Alan, a watch collector who doesn't hang around on forums, or Instagram, and has been adding horological goodies to his stash for over 20 years, to hang out and talk watches.

Starting out with all of Alan's watches laid out on a table, we spent four hours talking through what made sense to share, what made a good story, and what you, the listener would find most interesting to hear about.

And after much negotiation we got down to the big 6 - a set of watches Alan would walk out the door with if his house were on fire. Probably.

Enjoy.

Watches on this episode:

Omega Railmaster 2914-1 Broad Arrow
Omega Seamaster Automatic 166.0251 "Baby PloProf II"
Tudor Oyster-Prince Submarine 7924
Rolex Submariner 5513 (1st Quarter of 1962)
Rolex Explorer 1016
Audemars Piguet 39mm Royal Oak Openworked Selfwinding 15305ST.OO.1220ST.01

Head to https://www.time4apint.com/podcast/the-time-4a-pint-podcast-episode-45 for pictures and show notes.

Support the Time 4A Pint podcast, buy me a beer - https://ko-fi.com/time4apint

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Jul 13 2018

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Rank #3: Nathan's Collection (with a Little Help from Some Friends)

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Welcome to Episode 35 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - For this week's show, I spent an evening with Nathan, talking about his transition from vintage vinyl, to watch collecting, and the friends he's made along the way.

With 5 pieces on the table, each with a background story linking it into the wider watch collecting community, it's fair to say that Nathan is collecting with a little help from his friends.

Watches on this week's show:

Omega Speedmaster 145.022-68ST
Seiko Champion 850 Diashock Alpinist
Sinn 103A
1940s Omega 30T2
1950s Omega 30T2

Head to https://www.time4apint.com/podcast/the-time-4a-pint-podcast-episode-35 for pictures and show notes.

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Jan 15 2018

38mins

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Rank #4: A Lazy Sunday Afternoon with Mike from Fratello

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Welcome to Episode 15 of the Time 4A Pint podcast - this week we sat down with Mike Stockton, from Fratello watches, to talk about being a (part time) watch journalist, and a full time watch nerd.

Mike has a enviable collection of interesting watches, but to keep things under control we made him choose 7 to bring along - a 1980 Rolex GMT Master Root Beer a.k.a "The Clint Eastwood" (although we think "Miami Vice" would be a better nickname!), a Grand Seiko SBGW047, a Gallet Multichron 12, a Breitling 756 Co-Pilot, an Enicar Sherpa Graph Mk1b, a 1965 Seiko 62Mas 6127, and a Heuer Camero.

If you're interested in the BCatt Watchstraps that Mike has fitted to his Breitling 765 Co-Pilot, and Enicar Sherpa Graph Mk1B, and would like to see more of Ben's work, or find out how to order, you can check out his Instagram Page.

Visit www.time4apint.com/podcasts and scroll down to episode 15 to visit the gallery.

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Jul 21 2017

2hr 15mins

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Rank #5: Jonathan's Modern British Watches

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Welcome to Episode 39 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - This week I met up with Jonathan, to talk about four modern British watches, that caught his eye, stole his heart, and made their way into his watch box.

The first two from smaller scale independents, the third from a company that’s supplied watches to the Ministry of Defence for over 4 decades, and the fourth from an internationally known brand that’s sold alongside it’s Swiss contemporaries in retailers around the world.

All different, and yet all sharing a uniquely British Character.

Watches on this week's show:

Pinion Revival 1969

Schofield Blacklamp

CWC 1980 Royal Navy Diver Re-Issue

Bremont Supermarine Terra Nova LE

Head to https://www.time4apint.com/podcast/the-time-4a-pint-podcast-episode-39 for pictures and show notes.

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Feb 16 2018

36mins

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Rank #6: Simon's Selection of Splendid Seikos

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Welcome to Episode 13 of The Time 4A Pint Podcast - This week we spend a full 90 minutes, talking Seiko watches with Simon, who not only collects these wonderful Japanese time pieces, but repairs them too.

He brought along an eclectic collection - Including a selection of stunning quartz chronographs, a 6139 "Pogue" that he brought back from it's watery demise, a quartet of high end vintage Seikos, including a Seikomatic, a King, a Grand, and a King Quartz, and last but not least, an immaculate H558 better known as "The Arnie" (due to it's appearance in Predator, and Commando).

Visit www.time4apint.com/podcasts and scroll down to episode 13 to see pictures of all the watches we talked about in this episode.

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Jun 23 2017

1hr 33mins

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Rank #7: Refounding Fears, and the journey to Brunswick (square) with Nicholas Bowman-Scargill

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Welcome to Episode 44 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - This week I got together with Nicholas Bowman-Scargill, 4th Managing Director, and re-founder of the Fears Watch Company to drink tea, eat biscuits and talk about the first hand wound watch from Fears in more than 50 years!

Tune in to hear about the re-establishment of what was the West of England's largest watchmaker, and the journey Nick has taken in the development, construction, and launch of the small production marvel of British engineering that is the Fears Brunswick.

Head to https://www.time4apint.com/podcast/the-time-4a-pint-podcast-episode-44 for pictures and show notes.

Support the Time 4A Pint podcast, buy me a beer - https://ko-fi.com/time4apint

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Jun 22 2018

52mins

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Rank #8: The Story of Speedmaster 101

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This is Episode 3 of The Time 4A Pint Podcast - In which we meet William, the man behind Speedmaster101.com, and talk about how he accidentally created the go-to, online resource for vintage Omega Speedmaster information.

Keeping with the Speedmaster theme, he shared with us a couple of pieces from his collection -  produced in the 1960's, but they could have been made yesterday -  an Omega Speedmaster 105.003 "Ed White" (straight lugs), and an Omega Speedmaster Professional 105.012-66 "Neil Armstrong" (twisted lugs).

Visit www.time4apint.com/podcasts and scroll down to episode 3 to see pictures of all the watches we talked about in this episode.

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Apr 07 2017

23mins

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Rank #9: Late Night Watch Talk with Robert-Jan

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Welcome to Episode 22 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - for this week's show, we grabbed a couple of late night drinks in London, with Robert-Jan, founder of Fratello Watches, and the man behind the #SpeedyTuesday phenomenon.

We talked about the story behind Fratello Watches, found out where Robert-Jan's love for Omega watches comes from, and of course, discussed the Limited Edition Omega Speedmaster Professional Speedy Tuesday.

Watches on this week's show:

Omega Geneve Automatic 165.041
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo 15202
Seiko MarineMaster 300m SBDX001
Omega Speedmaster Professional Speedy Tuesday
Omega Seamaster 300m Chronograph 2296.80 (Titanium/Tantalum/Rose Gold)

Head to www.time4apint.com/podcasts and scroll down to episode 22 to see pictures of the watches we talked about in this episode.

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Sep 22 2017

1hr 12mins

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Rank #10: Watch collecting on your own terms

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This is Episode 8 of The Time 4A Pint Podcast - In which we sit down to talk watch collecting on your own terms with Jonas, or as he's known on Instagram, WatchesRecordsPeanutButter.

Jonas has an eclectic collection, made up of things he loves, with heavy emphasis on aesthetics and movements, rather than brand loyalty, which makes for a very interesting conversation!

Watches in this episode:

Rolex Explorer 1 39mm ref.214270
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jubilee ref.14802
Heuer Triple Calendar ref.2547
Omega Ranchero
Angelus 215 Twin Register Chronograph
Universal Geneve Tri-Compax Triple Calendar Moonphase Chronograph ref.22536

Visit www.time4apint.com/podcasts and scroll down to episode 8 to see pictures of all the watches we talked about in this episode.

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May 19 2017

48mins

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Rank #11: Speedmaster Spot-the-Difference

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Welcome to Episode 21 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - this week we got together with William from Speedmaster101.com and ended up playing a very special game of Omega Speedmaster Spot-the-Difference.

We took lots of pictures, so that you can play along at home!
This is our second sit down with William, so if you'd like to hear the first, and find out the story behind Speedmaster101.com, head on over to Episode 3, and give it a listen.

We took lots of pictures, so that you can play along at home - head to www.time4apint.com/podcasts and scroll down to episode 21 to see pictures of all the watches we talked about in this episode.

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Sep 01 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #12: James Dowling's (not so) Secret Love for the Beta 21

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Welcome to Episode 33 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - This week we spent an afternoon with Mister James Dowling, Rolex aficionado, and not so secret lover of the Beta 21, talking about the high end electronic movement from the past, and the futuristic watches that it was fitted to.

With fifteen Beta 21 equipped watches on the table, we focused on some of James' favourites, including models from Patek Philippe, Rolex, IWC, and Rado - vastly different watches, with identical movements.

Head to https://www.time4apint.com/podcast/the-time-4a-pint-podcast-episode-33 for pictures and show notes.

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Dec 22 2017

34mins

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Rank #13: Johann's Limited Edition Love Affair

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Welcome to Episode 31 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - for this week's show we got to spend some time with Johann, who was visiting the UK all the way from Manila, in the Philippines, and brought along some of his Limited Edition timepieces to share with us.

With watches from different manufacturers, in different styles, and at different price points, the only thing limited about Johann's collection is the number of pieces released.

Head to https://www.time4apint.com/podcast/the-time-4a-pint-podcast-episode-31 for pictures and shownotes.

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Dec 08 2017

37mins

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Rank #14: Neil Francis. Collector of Watches and... Things.

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This is Episode 4 of The Time 4A Pint Podcast - In which we meet Neil Francis, a man coming to terms with the fact that he is a collector of things. Including watches.

From American local election campaign badges, to cigarette cards, and a pipe in the shape of a skull, Neil's collections contain some wonderfully eclectic items.

Amongst the captivating ephemera which he brought along, there are 3 watches: a Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Triple Date Calendar 140.3.87, a Cartier Tortu Mono Poussoir Collection Privée Cartier Paris, and an Omega Speedmaster Automatic Date.

Visit www.time4apint.com/podcasts and scroll down to episode 4 to see pictures of the watches and... things that we talked about in this episode.

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Apr 13 2017

30mins

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Rank #15: Finding out about Farer

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Welcome to Episode 23 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - for this week's show, we headed out to the English countryside, to meet Paul Sweetenham, one of the founding partners of British watch brand Farer.

We talked about the Farer brand, how things have been going since they opened for business in 2015, and got to handle (almost) the entire range of Automatic Swiss made watches, including the brand new Aqua Compressor, their first dive watch.

Watches on this week's show:

Farer Beagle, Hopewell and Endurance 3 hand automatics
Farer Oxley, and Ponting GMT Automatics (the third watch in the range, the Lander, was sold out at time of interview)
Farer Endevour and Hecla Aqua Compressor (the third watch in the range, the Leven, wasn't finished at time of interview)

If you'd like to learn more about Farer, or any of their watches, head over to farer.com

Head to www.time4apint.com/podcasts and scroll down to episode 23 to see pictures of the watches we talked about in this episode.

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Sep 29 2017

43mins

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Rank #16: A Horological Combined Forces Operation with Jonas

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Welcome to Episode 34 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - This week we got together with Jonas, to talk about some of the military pieces within his eclectic collection.

True to character, they're are not only of different types, from different manufactures, and periods of time, but from different militaries and forces too - Making today's show a rather horological combined forces operation.

Watches on this week's show:

Omega RAF '53 Ref. 2777-1 SC
Leonidas CP2
Archimede Pilot 39 Bronze
CYMA W.W.W 

Head to https://www.time4apint.com/podcast/the-time-4a-pint-podcast-episode-34 for pictures and show notes.

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Dec 29 2017

43mins

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Rank #17: The Joy of Tangents

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Welcome to Episode 19 of the Time 4A Pint podcast - This week, we sat down with Mat, a.k.a. The Watchnerd to talk watches, clocks, Disney, diving, the Antiquarian Horological Society, the BHI, and 101 other things. A Tangental conversation for sure.

On the show today: a Bremont ALT1-C, a Speake Marin "The Serpent Picadilly", a Habring2 Foudroyante, a Timex "The Waterbury" Redwing Limited Edition, a Tudor Black Bay Steel, a Seiko World Timer Quartz Clock... and Cogsworth.

Other pieces that got mentioned in the conversation, that you might want to investigate further, are the MB&F HM7 Aquapod, and The Voutilainen Vingt-8 ISO.

Visit www.time4apint.com/podcasts and scroll down to episode 19 to see pictures of all the watches we talked about in this episode.

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Aug 18 2017

1hr 16mins

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Rank #18: Heuer Chronographs of the Past and Present with Ewan

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Welcome to Episode 25 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - this week we got together with Ewan to talk about Heuers of the past and TAG Heuers of the present, that are dressed up to look like Heuers of the past. Or at least their close relatives.

Pay attention, there's a lot of good stuff crammed into the next 40 minutes!

Watches on this week's show:

Heuer Carrera ref. RCS3111

Heuer Carrera GMT ref. WS2113

Heuer Monaco ref. CAW211P

Heuer Carrera ref. 1153S

Heuer Carrera ref. 1153N

Heuer Camaro ref. 73343N

Head to www.time4apint.com/podcast and scroll down to episode 25 to see pictures of the watches we talked about in this episode, and the full show notes.

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Oct 13 2017

41mins

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Rank #19: Time 4A Pint News - January 2018

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Welcome to Episode 36 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - For those of you that are listening to this show as it comes out each week, you might be wondering what’s going on. There was supposed to be a two week break between the last show and this one, and there was a weird gap between episodes 34 and 35. And a post on instagram that looked somewhat… medical.

Well the good news is, that I am on the mend, and this week I’m going to bring you up to speed on everything that’s been going on since we last had a catchup back in November, and share with you some of the things that will be happening over the coming weeks.

Correction: In the audio, Chris refers to Lot 188 as a Panerai Luminor, it is a Radiomir Panerai. We would like to apologise for this error.

Head to https://www.time4apint.com/podcast/the-time-4a-pint-podcast-episode-36 for pictures and show notes.

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Jan 26 2018

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Rank #20: Ollie's Horological Sisters, from (very) Different Misters

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Welcome to Episode 32 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - This week we grabbed a beer with Ollie, a vintage watch collector, who doesn't currently have any of his vintage watches (they're all away being repaired), to talk about two of the most popular limited edition pieces to be released in 2017, the Omega Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday, and the Halios Seaforth.

They're from different ends of spectrum in terms of production location, retail price, and size of the businesses behind them. And very honestly, they're very different watches in many ways.

That said, they do share some key characteristics - they're a pair of tool watches that were released on the internet, are equally endowed with epic amounts of super-luminova, and both look as at home in the pub, as they do out diving or exploring outer space respectively.

We think they make rather an attractive pair of Horological Sisters from (very) Different Misters. 

Head to https://www.time4apint.com/podcast/the-time-4a-pint-podcast-episode-32 for pictures and show notes.

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Dec 15 2017

22mins

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