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Watches 101: Buying Entry Level Timepieces

Ariel Adams of aBlogtoWatch collaborates with the guys from Scottish Watches for a special four-part "Watches 101" podcast series. The shows roughly follow and update the "Top Things To Look For In A Luxury Watch" buying guide written by Ariel Adams some years ago. Here is the original article to follow along with: https://www.ablogtowatch.com/top-things-to-look-for-in-a-luxury-watch-part-1-entry-level-luxury/ These podcast shows will be available both on the aBlogtoWatch Spending Time channel, as well as the Scottish Watches channel.

22 May 2020

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Spending Time: On Iconic Modern Watches & The In-House Movement Debate

In this episode of Spending Time Ariel Adams, Bilal Khan, and Zach Pina of aBlogtoWatch discuss what makes a modern iconic watch as well as talk about the ongoing debate of the value of in-house made movements and their effect on the watch industry. This episode exists in video format on the aBlogtoWatch YouTube channel, as well as here in audio podcast form. Thanks for listening and subscribe if you like the show. aBlogtoWatch.com Copyright 2018

27 Jun 2018

Rank #2

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Spending Time Podcast - Watches In The Field: Aviation

In this episode of the Spending Time podcast, Zach and Michael of aBlogtoWatch sit down and discuss the merits of some of their favorite purpose-built aviator's watches. They touch upon the history of some of today's most popular models while dissecting their importance during flight. Finally, Zach gives us a quick preview of what it was like to ride front and center in the cockpit of an aerobatic aircraft during this year's Red Bull Air Race World Championship. This episode exists in video format on the aBlogtoWatch YouTube channel, as well as here in audio podcast form. Thanks for listening and subscribe if you like the show. aBlogtoWatch.com Copyright 2018

28 Nov 2018

Rank #3

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Spending Time: The Highs & Lows Of Modern Rolex Watch Shopping | aBlogtoWatch

In this episode of the Spending Time podcast, aBlogtoWatch's Ariel Adams & David Bredan discuss the difficulties and potential excitement of buying a modern new or pre-owned (used) Rolex wrist watch. This is based on copious industry, in-store, and actual customer experience. This episode exists in video format on the aBlogtoWatch YouTube channel, as well as here in audio podcast form. Thanks for listening and subscribe if you like the show. aBlogtoWatch.com Copyright 2018

12 Sep 2018

Rank #4

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Spending Time : On New Omega, Glashutte Original Breguet, & Blancpain Watches. Why Rolex Can't Stop Marketing. Konstantin Chaykin Joker Review | Episode 48 | aBlogtoWatch

Spending Time : On New Omega, Glashutte Original Breguet, & Blancpain Watches. Why Rolex Can't Stop Marketing. Konstantin Chaykin Joker Review | Episode 48 | aBlogtoWatchLots to discuss in this episode of Spending Time, the aBlogtoWatch Podcast. Ariel Adams and David Bredan discuss the notable new watch releases by Swatch Group brands Omega, Glashutte Original, Blancpain, and Breguet. https://www.ablogtowatch.com/omega-speedmaster-apollo-11-50th-anniversary-limited-edition-watch-in-stainless-steel/ https://www.ablogtowatch.com/omega-seamaster-planet-ocean-600m-watch-with-new-orange-bezel-for-2019/ https://www.ablogtowatch.com/omega-seamaster-diver-300m-chronograph-watches-for-2019/ https://www.ablogtowatch.com/glashutte-original-spezialist-seaq-panorama-date-watch/ https://www.ablogtowatch.com/glashutte-original-spezialist-seaq-1969-watch/ https://www.ablogtowatch.com/blancpain-air-command-chronograph-watch/ Ariel Adams' article on the absolute reliance the entire luxury watch industry has on Rolex marketing spending is discussed and further analyzed. https://www.ablogtowatch.com/todays-traditional-watch-industry-cant-exist-without-what-rolex-is-selling/ Discussion of long-term wearing review of the excellent Konstantin Chaykin Joker watch. All in this episode of the Spending Time Show. https://www.ablogtowatch.com/konstantin-chaykin-joker-watch-review/ This episode exists in video format on the aBlogtoWatch YouTube channel, as well as here in audio podcast form. Thanks for listening and subscribe if you like the show. aBlogtoWatch.com Copyright 2019

22 May 2019

Rank #5

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Spending Time: The Influence Of Social Media On New Watch Collectors

Ariel Adams and Michael Penate of aBlogtoWatch discuss the ups and downs of social media in regard to its effect on watch collecting and the experience of novice watch enthusiasts. We also happen to spend some time pondering the mysteries of Invicta. This episode exists in video format on the aBlogtoWatch YouTube channel, as well as here in audio podcast form. Thanks for listening and subscribe if you like the show. aBlogtoWatch.com Copyright 2018

11 Jul 2018

Rank #6

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Spending Time: On The Rolex Yacht-Master 42 226659 Watch | Episode 47 | aBlogtoWatch

Ariel Adams and Zach Pina of aBlogtoWatch discuss the new for 2019 Rolex Yacht-Master 42 reference 226659 watch. The Yacht-Master 42 is a prime example of a "discreet flex" watch give its sleek, under-stated military watch styling and $27,800 USD retail price on account of its 18k white gold case. This episode exists in video format on the aBlogtoWatch YouTube channel, as well as here in audio podcast form. Thanks for listening and subscribe if you like the show. aBlogtoWatch.com Copyright 2019

1 May 2019

Rank #7

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Spending Time: Interview With Famed Watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin "On Life After The Brand"

In this episode of the Spending Time podcast, Ariel Adams interviews watch industry personality, watchmaker, and founder of the Speake-Marin watch brand (that he is no longer involved with) Mr. Peter Speake-Marin. We discuss "life after the brand," Swiss watchmaking culture, entrepreneurial in the modern watch industry, and on being independent. This episode exists in video format on the aBlogtoWatch YouTube channel, as well as here in audio podcast form. Thanks for listening and subscribe if you like the show. aBlogtoWatch.com Copyright 2018

18 Jul 2018

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Spending Time: Where The Pre-Owned Watch Market Is Going With Watchbox | aBlogtoWatch Podcast

Ariel Adams of aBlogtoWatch discusses the current state of the pre-owned watch market and what the buying experience is like for consumers - as well as the experience as a retailer. Ariel Adams is once again joined by special guest George Mayer - a senior buyer and business developer at Watchbox and Govberg. This episode exists in video format on the aBlogtoWatch YouTube channel, as well as here in audio podcast form. Thanks for listening and subscribe if you like the show. aBlogtoWatch.com Copyright 2018

17 Oct 2018

Rank #9

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Ariel & David’s Top 3 Watches of Watches & Wonders 2020 | aBlogtoWatch Spending Time Podcast Ep. 55

Ariel Adams and David Bredan of aBlogtoWatch discuss each of their top 3 watches from Watches and Wonders 2020. See more @ www.aBlogtoWatch.com

29 Apr 2020

Rank #10

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Spending Time Episode 39: 2018's Top aBlogtoWatch Articles & Future Outlooks For The Watch Industry

Ariel Adams and David Bredan of aBlogtoWatch go over each of the top 10 articles published on aBlogtoWatch during 2018. We also discuss the important recent aBlogtoWatch analysis of a Morgan Stanley report on the Swiss watch industry as well as our future outlooks for the watch industry. https://www.ablogtowatch.com/most-read-ablogtowatch-articles-2018/ https://www.ablogtowatch.com/ablogtowatch-perspective-morgan-stanley-report-on-the-watch-industrys-biggest-problems-in-2019-beyond/ This episode exists in video format on the aBlogtoWatch YouTube channel, as well as here in audio podcast form. Thanks for listening and subscribe if you like the show. aBlogtoWatch.com Copyright 2019

3 Jan 2019

Rank #11

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Spending Time: On Debating The Patek Philippe 5520P Alarm Travel Time Watch | Episode 45

Ariel Adams and David Bredan of aBlogtoWatch engage in a point/counterpoint debate discussion on the new for 2019 Patek Philippe 5520P-001 (5520, 5520P) Alarm Travel Time watch that has a USD retail price of over $226,000. This episode exists in video format on the aBlogtoWatch YouTube channel, as well as here in audio podcast form. Thanks for listening and subscribe if you like the show. aBlogtoWatch.com Copyright 2019

10 Apr 2019

Rank #12

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Spending Time: American Watches & Watches For America

Ariel Adams and David Bredan of aBlogtoWatch discuss American-made watches as well as watches produced in other places for the American market int his episode of the Spending Time Podcast. This episode exists in video format on the aBlogtoWatch YouTube channel, as well as here in audio podcast form. Thanks for listening and subscribe if you like the show. aBlogtoWatch.com Copyright 2018

4 Jul 2018

Rank #13

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Spending Time: On The Top 10 Watches Of SIHH 2019 | aBlogtoWatch Podcast Episode 40

On this episode of the Spending Time Podcast: team aBlogtoWatch discusses SIHH 2019 and their list of the Top 10 Watches of SIHH 2019 published here: https://www.ablogtowatch.com/top-10-watches-of-sihh-2019/ This episode exists in video format on the aBlogtoWatch YouTube channel, as well as here in audio podcast form. Thanks for listening and subscribe if you like the show. aBlogtoWatch.com Copyright 2019

27 Jan 2019

Rank #14

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Spending Time Podcast: The Watches Owned By Collector Robin Williams Up For Auction | aBlogtoWatch

In this episode of the Spending Time Podcast, Ariel Adams and Aaron Shapiro of aBlogtoWatch discuss the October 4, 2018 Sotheby's auction of items owned by the late actor and comedian Robin Williams. We talk about Robin William's taste as a watch collector and timepiece aficionado. You can learn more about the specific auction here: http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/2018/creating-a-stage-collection-of-marsha-and-robin-williams-n09977.html This episode exists in video format on the aBlogtoWatch YouTube channel, as well as here in audio podcast form. Thanks for listening and subscribe if you like the show. aBlogtoWatch.com Copyright 2018

1 Oct 2018

Rank #15

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Spending Time Episode 38: Bell & Ross vs. Panerai Watches | aBlogtoWatch

In this episode of the Spending Time podcast, Ariel Adams and David Bredan of aBlogtoWatch discuss Bell & Ross BR 01 and BR 03 watches as more affordable alternatives to a lot of Panerai model timepieces. This episode exists in video format on the aBlogtoWatch YouTube channel, as well as here in audio podcast form. Thanks for listening and subscribe if you like the show. aBlogtoWatch.com Copyright 2018

19 Dec 2018

Rank #16

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Spending Time: On Some Of The Coolest Innovations In Modern Watchmaking | Episode 42

From Grand Seiko's Spring Drive through colored ceramics to virtually scratch proof 18ct gold, on this episode of the Spending Time podcast Zach and David discuss some of the coolest innovations in modern watchmaking. This episode exists in video format on the aBlogtoWatch YouTube channel, as well as here in audio podcast form. Thanks for listening and subscribe if you like the show. aBlogtoWatch.com Copyright 2019

21 Feb 2019

Rank #17

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Spending Time: Opinions On Unique OnlyWatch 2019 Watches For Auction | Episode 49

Ariel Adams and Rob Nudds of aBlogtoWatch discuss all the one of kind watches that will be auctioned-off at the OnlyWatch 2019 Charity Watch Auction. This episode exists in video format on the aBlogtoWatch YouTube channel, as well as here in audio podcast form. Thanks for listening and subscribe if you like the show. aBlogtoWatch.com Copyright 2019

2 Jul 2019

Rank #18

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Spending Time: On Black Hat Influencer Marketing In The Watch Industry | Episode 41

In this episode of Spending Time, Ariel Adams and David Bredan of aBlogtoWatch discuss two recent articles written by Ariel Adams discussing the problems of paid influencer marketing in the wrist watch space. This is when brands seek to purchase opinion as opposed to earning it - resulting in (among other things) strong consumer lash-back and resentment. The two articles referenced in this Spending Time episode are: https://www.forbes.com/sites/arieladams/2019/02/01/paid-influencer-marketing-for-luxury-watches-prompts-growing-consumer-resentment/ https://www.ablogtowatch.com/influencer-marketing-in-the-watch-industry-has-gone-too-far/ This episode exists in video format on the aBlogtoWatch YouTube channel, as well as here in audio podcast form. Thanks for listening and subscribe if you like the show. aBlogtoWatch.com Copyright 2019

6 Feb 2019

Rank #19

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Spending Time: Expectations For Baselworld 2019 Watch Trade Show | Episode 44

The wrist watch industry trade show Baselworld 2019 is about to start and aBlogtoWatch will be there live with news of all the latest watches. At the outset of this year's show in Basel, Switzerland - aBlogtoWatch's Ariel Adams and David Bredan discuss what to expect from the show and some of the timepiece industry context around this year's event in this episode of the Spending Time podcast. This episode exists in video format on the aBlogtoWatch YouTube channel, as well as here in audio podcast form. Thanks for listening and subscribe if you like the show. aBlogtoWatch.com Copyright 2019

17 Mar 2019

Rank #20