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Two Broke Watch Snobs

Wrist watch Bar Talk and Horological Shenanigans at their finest. A wrist watch podcast about two friends sitting down every week for an honest, foul-mouthed discussion about all things watch related.

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Ep. #147 Demystifying the 'Beater' Watch

What does the watchfam really mean when referencing the "beater" watch? Is it an actualy sub-genre to consider within your collection? Kaz and Mike talk about the concept of a beater watch and run through a few of the best options to shoot for if you're looking for a beater.

1hr 29mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #1

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Ep. #123 Guilty Pleasure Watches Part 4

This week we revisit a beloved reoccurring segment and take some time to share our latest "guilty pleasure watches." No, we'll probably never own these timepieces, but they're fun to admire from afar for several reasons... not just price. Check out our picks and let us know if you have any guilty pleasure watches of your own.Show NotesView detailed show notes here: https://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/ep-123-guilty-pleasure-watches-part-4/

1hr 31mins

8 Apr 2019

Rank #2

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Ep. #83 Mistakes We've Made As Watch Collectors

Join us this week as we talk about some of the worst mistakes you can make as a watch collector.Kaz is finding it hard to let go of the Nodus Trieste, a Rolex Datejust makes a quick appearance, and Mike recaps his trip to Colombia.What mistakes have you made as a watch collector? Be sure to listen in and let us know!Show Notes:Rolex Datejust: https://www.instagram.com/p/BjnO4HbHm9N/?taken-by=twobrokewatchsnobsNodus Trieste: https://www.noduswatches.com/trieste/ Nodus Retrospect: https://www.noduswatches.com/retrospect/ Greubel Forsey: http://www.greubelforsey.com/ Cartagena, Colombia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartagena,_Colombia Hublot Classic Fusion: https://www.hublot.com/en/collection/classic-fusion Cartagena Rolex Boutique: https://www.rolex.com/rolex-dealers/dealer-locator/retailers-details/joyeriabauer.rswi_16623.cartagena.colombia.rolexdealers.com Rolex GMT Master II 116710LN: https://www.rolex.com/watches/gmt-master-ii/m116710ln-0001.html Papa Roach Last Resort: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0lSpNtjPM8 Doxa Black Lung: http://www.doxawatches.com/SUB300-Black-Lung.html Getsemani: https://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/26/travel/in-cartagena-colombia-the-once-dangerous-getsemani-district-comes-into-its-own.html Citizen Satellite Wave: https://us.citizenwatch.com/us/en/mens/collection/satellite-wave/ Tom Delonge Stratocaster: https://reverb.com/price-guide/guide/12057-fender-tom-delonge-stratocaster-2002-surf-green Adam Savage/Jason Bourne Burn Bag: https://youtu.be/bQbbtnTz1KE?t=9m39s MB&F Gallery Robbery: https://www.shiftedmag.com/blog/what-mbfs-armed-robbery-taught-us-about-the-holiday-spirit

1hr 32mins

4 Jun 2018

Rank #3

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Ep. #42 Watch Collections: Large and Budget-Conscious vs Small and Pricey

Hey, you guys like cookies? The Snobs have a bone to pick with you #watchfam… Why do you all keep outbidding Mike on auctions that he’s really trying to win? There’s a heat wave going on, he’s actually melting on air, and he just wants to win a cool watch. J/K… you guys do what you want ;)We get the latest update on Rivkah Watches, and Kaz thanks the listeners for all the support during the design and manufacturing process. Keep an eye out for pre-orders coming soon and be sure to follow Rivkah Watches on Instagram @rivkahwatchesFinally, the guys crack their heads open on the concept of building a large, budget-conscious collection vs. a smaller collection comprised of slightly more expensive watches. What do you guys think? Be sure to listen in and share your thoughts! Show NotesGlycine Airman No. 1: https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/the-glycine-airman-no-1 Orient Star GMT: https://www.instagram.com/p/BVac3L1lThC/?taken-by=twobrokewatchsnobs Raven Trekker 40 RT07: https://www.instagram.com/p/BTHqfq5B-8Q/?taken-by=michaeltpenate Halios Seaforth: http://halioswatches.com/seaforth/Rivkah Watches: https://www.instagram.com/rivkahwatches/ Seattle Heat Wave: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/01/us/seattle-portland-heat-wave.html Seiko SUN023: https://www.jomashop.com/seiko-watch-sun023.html Seiko SUN067: http://www.creationwatches.com/products/seiko-kinetic-68/seiko-kinetic-world-time-gmt-sun067-sun067p1-sun067p-mens-watch-10598.html Boeing Seafair Airshow: http://www.seafair.com/events/2017/seafair-weekend Who Framed Roger Rabbit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096438/ Mark Gordon: http://www.ussrtime.com/

1hr 25mins

7 Aug 2017

Rank #4

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Ep. #62 Guilty Pleasure Watches Pt. 2

First podcast episode of the new year is live! This week Mike and Kaz are revisiting the topic of Guilty Pleasure Watches - Watches you know you shouldn’t love, but still do anyway o_0Show Notes:Guilty Pleasure Watches Pt. 1: https://soundcloud.com/twobrokewatchsnobs/ep-6-seiko-spring-drive-event-and-guilty-pleasure-watches Throwing a pornstar off of your roof: http://www.justjared.com/2014/12/16/dan-bilzerian-sued-by-woman-he-threw-off-a-roof/ Orient Christmas Chrono: http://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/orient-wv0051tx-neo70s-limited-edition-review/ Squale Atmos 30 GMT Ceramica: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bbm-akglERo/?taken-by=twobrokewatchsnobs Seiko SNK: https://www.instagram.com/p/BdV3n6_lVj7/?taken-by=twobrokewatchsnobs Insane People Facebook: https://www.reddit.com/r/insanepeoplefacebook/ Healthy as ant: https://i.redd.it/wozwg98f8axz.png TBWS Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/twobrokewatchsnobs Seiko SKX175: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc2rl-HlP3h/?taken-by=twobrokewatchsnobs Uncle Seiko Z199: https://www.uncleseiko.com/store/p86/New_Product%E2%80%94-Z199_BRACELET_FOR_SKX_and_6309%2FSRP_Divers_.html Dan Henry 1963 Pilot Chronograph: https://danhenrywatches.com/products/1963-pilot-chronograph Seiko 6159 Reissue: http://www.thedivewatchconnection.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=61634 Seiko SLA017: http://www.shoppinginjapan.net/sbdx019 Seiko Night Divers: https://www.seiko-prospex.com/sea/blackseries Richard Mille Evil Eye: http://richardmille.com/watch/rm-26-02/ Richard Mille Bubba Watson: http://richardmille.com/watch/rm-055-bubba-watson/?collection=homme Jaquet Droz Charming Bird: http://www.jaquet-droz.com/en/watches/automata/the-charming-bird-j031534240 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon: https://www.audemarspiguet.com/en/watch-collection/royal-oak-concept/26580IO.OO.D010CA.01/ Honorable Guilty Pleasure Watch Mentions(Mike) Rolex GMT Master II 116719BLRO: https://www.rolex.com/watches/gmt-master-ii/m116719blro-0001.html (Kaz) Hublot big Bang rose Gold: https://www.hublot.com/en/collection/big-bang/big-bang-meca-10-king-gold-45mm?serie=81

1hr 35mins

1 Jan 2018

Rank #5

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Ep. #92 Watches in Real Life

Join Mike and Kaz as they discuss the importance of experiencing watches in person and how their opinions changed after witnessing certain pieces "in the metal." The Snobs are getting closer and closer to their 6,000 follower giveaway, Mike has discovered the beauty behind authentic Isofrane straps, and Kaz has some seriously cool Gavox chronographs in for review. So tune in and let the TBWS fam know about your own unique "in-person" watch experiences. Show NotesOrion Field Standard: http://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/orion-watches-field-standard-review/Isofrane Straps: http://isofrane.com/Gavox Roads: https://gavox.com/watches/roads/ Gavox Squadron: https://gavox.com/watches/squadron/ Orient NEO ‘70s Radio Controlled: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bjyc4KVnMu-/?taken-by=twobrokewatchsnobs Klein Vintage Watch Repair: https://www.kleinvintagewatchrepair.com/ Laco Atlantik: http://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/laco-atlantik-862108-unexpected-dive-watch/ Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15400ST: https://www.audemarspiguet.com/en/watch-collection/royal-oak/15400ST.OO.1220ST.04/ Raven Venture: http://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/raven-watches-review-venture/ Making a Royal Oak Bracelet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh1Xww576Yc Bremont Martin Baker: https://www.bremont.com/range/martin-baker Grand Seiko Snowflake: https://www.grand-seiko.com/us-en/collections/SBGA211G/ Rolex Daytona Platinum: https://www.rolex.com/watches/cosmograph-daytona/m116506-0001.html Monta Triumph: https://montawatch.com/products/triumph Mondaine Stop2Go: https://www.mondaine.com/watches/official-swiss-railways-watch/stop2go.htmlWARNING: This podcast contains explicit language which may be offensive to some listeners and/or inappropriate for children. The content is intended for mature audiences only.

1hr 32mins

13 Aug 2018

Rank #6

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Ep. #87 Do Watch Brands Care About The Second Hand Market?

Note: We had some audio trouble during this episode and some instances may sound crackly. We’re sorry and will aim to get this fixed by next week.Show NotesGlycine Airman No. 1: https://www.instagram.com/p/BkLMjbIn7rM/?taken-by=twobrokewatchsnobs Omega Seamaster 30: https://www.instagram.com/p/BelfcjSFTXV/?taken-by=twobrokewatchsnobs Tudor Black Bay: https://www.tudorwatch.com/watches/black-bay Longines Legend Diver: https://www.longines.com/watches/heritage-collection/l3-674-4-50-0 Omega First Wrist Chronograph: https://www.omegawatches.com/watches/specialities/first-omega-wrist-chronograph/product Miracle in the Andes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_in_the_Andes TBWS Open Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2085107815100232/ Seiko Prospex SNE498 & SNE499 Solar Tuna Dive Watches: http://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/seiko-prospex-sne498-sne499-solar-tuna-dive-watches/ Casio A168WA-1: A Community Review: http://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/casio-a168wa-review/ Ball Watches Engineer III King Review: http://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/ball-watches-review-the-engineer-iii-king/ Timex Marlin Blackout: http://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/timex-marlin-blackout-by-todd-snyder/ Taking An Omega Speedmaster Professional For Omega Authorized Service: https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/the-service-industry-taking-an-omega-speedmaster-professional-for-an-omega-authorized-service Klein Vintage Watch Repair: https://www.kleinvintagewatchrepair.com/ Crazy Seiko Case Finishes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-MlNS4eeLk&t=473s Doxa Black Lung: https://www.instagram.com/p/BkfmagsnN8c/?taken-by=twobrokewatchsnobs

1hr 27mins

9 Jul 2018

Rank #7

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Ep. #70 Building A Watch Collection For $150

The Two Broke Watch Snobs get to the bottom of what being “broke” actually is. So there’s a serious challenge to take on in episode #70 and that’s funding an entire watch collection for $150. Seiko also discontinued some of our favorite models :(Also, apparently Mike and Kaz don’t understand the complications involved with wearing sweatpants for several weeks straight. The site is also alive again! Be sure to check out some new reviews and guest pieces. Oh, and keep an eye out for the first newsletter!Listen in for tips on how to really start a small watch collection on a budget. It was a challenge but the guys find ways to help you get started without dropping insane amounts of cash.Show Notes:Encino Man: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encino_Man Hemel HFT20 Chronograph: https://www.hemelwatches.com/products/hemel-hft20-vk64-configurationMr. Orient USA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FB6TO5DbsPY Watches from the minds of Long Islanders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW0KrDwnGzQ Seiko 5 SNK: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf1U3ZpFWgE/?taken-by=twobrokewatchsnobs Orion Calamity: http://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/orion-calamity-dive-watch/ Raven Venture: http://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/raven-watches-review-venture/ RGM Watches: http://www.rgmwatches.com/ Discontinued Seiko models: https://www.seiyajapan.com/blogs/news/sayonara Mike’s PicksVostok Scuba Dude: https://meranom.com/en/amphibian-classic/120/vostok-watch-amphibian-classic-120059.html Casio F91W-1: https://www.amazon.com/Casio-F91W-1-Classic-Resin-Digital/dp/B000GAWSDG Timex MKI 36mm: https://www.timex.com/mk1-36mm-nylon-watch/TW2R13800LG.html#start=1 Kaz’s PicksOption 11 roll, 2 watches, leather strapRoll: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019LEXFWU/ref=crt_ewc_title_dp_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1P3BWZSM0NY4ATimex weekender chrono: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JO765US/ref=crt_ewc_img_gw_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DEROR Timex expedition scout (approx $60): https://www.amazon.com/Timex-Expedition-Scout-Chronograph-Leather/dp/B01M3P1ES7/ref=pd_sbs_241_5?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01M3P1ES7&pd_rd_r=5W0EAEDR2TZK0E4TW42D&pd_rd_w=6LRkT&pd_rd_wg=Klb92&refRID=5W0EAEDR2TZK0E4TW42DDiver/sportG shock dw6900 ($43): https://www.amazon.com/G-Shock-DW6900-1V-Black-Resin-Sport/dp/B000GAYQL8/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1519941321&sr=8-9&keywords=g+shockCrown and Buckle leather strap: https://www.crownandbuckle.com/straps-by-type/leather/leather-straps.html Option 2Roll: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019LEXFWU/ref=crt_ewc_title_dp_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1P3BWZSM0NY4ATimex weekender chrono: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JO765US/ref=crt_ewc_img_gw_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DEROR Timex expedition scout (approx $60): https://www.amazon.com/Timex-Expedition-Scout-Chronograph-Leather/dp/B01M3P1ES7/ref=pd_sbs_241_5?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01M3P1ES7&pd_rd_r=5W0EAEDR2TZK0E4TW42D&pd_rd_w=6LRkT&pd_rd_wg=Klb92&refRID=5W0EAEDR2TZK0E4TW42DCasio Men's A168WA-1: https://www.amazon.com/Casio-A168W-1-Mens-A168WA-1-Watch/dp/B000LAKYW8/ref=sr_1_4?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1519945274&sr=1-4&nodeID=7141123011&psd=1&keywords=casioFossil Commuter 3-Hand: https://www.amazon.com/Fossil-FS5275-Commuter-Three-Hand-Leather/dp/B01M5H1PG2/ref=sr_1_4?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1519945779&sr=1-4&nodeID=7141123011&psd=1&keywords=fossil+watch+men

1hr 27mins

5 Mar 2018

Rank #8

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Ep. #124 The Try Before You Buy Dilemma

Dealing with the difficulties of a growing prevalence on eCommerce means that sometimes we can't try on a watch before we buy it, which may not be an issue for a $70 Seiko. But what about if you wanted to save up for months or years and really buy something expensive? Buying something sight-unseen for $2,000 or $10,000 is a huge risk - what if you hate it? Some people mitigate this risk by buying the fake versions of the watches they want to save up for in order to see how they wear? But is this the right approach?Show NotesFind detailed show notes here: https://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/ep-124-the-try-before-you-buy-dilemma/

1hr 27mins

15 Apr 2019

Rank #9

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Ep. #49 Independents, Microbrands, Boutique Brands, & Watch Adventures

A huge thank you to our guest contributions from Alexander Van Slyke and Fred Nicolaus! You guys are awesome and we appreciate you sharing your stories. Also, what is a casaba exactly? Stay tuned for an early episode meltdown.Mike goes on a mini watch adventure in downtown Seattle, professes his love for Panerai, and tries on a crazy chronograph...that’s a whole lotta casabas. Then the guys spend some time talking about slightly underappreciated Tudor model, the Heritage Chrono Blue. Kaz also gives us a cool rundown on the Vostok Komandirskie and all those cool dial variants.Finally, the guys talk about the evolution of microbrands, what they mean for the industry, and how they stack up against other independents and boutique brands. Is it the goal of every microbrand to become something bigger? Show NotesField Testing the Halios Seaforth in Roatán, Honduras: http://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/field-testing-halios-seaforth-roatan-honduras/ My Watch Service Horror Story: http://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/watch-service-horror-story/ Panerai PAM 317: http://www.panerai.com/en-us/collections/watch-collection/luminor-1950/luminor-1950-chrono-monopulsante-8-days-gmt-ceramica---44mm_pam00317.html Panerai PAM 005: http://www.panerai.com/en-us/collections/watch-collection/luminor/luminor-marina-logo-acciaio---44mm_pam01005.html Tudor Heritage Chrono: https://www.tudorwatch.com/watches/heritage-chrono/m70330n-0002 Citizen CC3020-57L: http://www.ablogtowatch.com/citizen-satellite-wave-world-time-gps-cc3020-57l-watch/ Collinsville Nautilus: https://www.collinsvillewatch.com/mensnautiluscollection Collinsville Kore 2: http://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/collinsville-watch-co-limited-edition-kore-2-review/ Tissot Heritage Visodate: http://us.tissotshop.com/tissot-heritage-visodate-automatic-1.html Vostok Komandirskie Paratrooper: https://www.instagram.com/p/BYhBD30FfrS/?taken-by=twobrokewatchsnobs Vostok Scuba Dude: http://www.thetimebum.com/2013/10/the-dude-abides-vostok-amphibia.html Konstantin Chaykin: http://www.chaykin.ru/ Vianney Halter: http://www.vianney-halter.com/watches-vianney-halter-current-collection.php Sarpaneva Watches: http://www.sarpanevawatches.com/en/home.php Laurent Ferrier: http://laurentferrier.ch/ Konstantin Chaykin It Clown: http://www.ablogtowatch.com/konstantin-chaykin-clown-watch-inspired-by-steven-kings-it-movie/ Habring² Jumping Seconds: https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/habring-erwin-jumping-seconds-in-house-caliber-a11s-introducing Michael Happé Presents his Watches: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmSy1s9PgHU Vostok 2409: https://meranom.com/en/movements/vostok-watch-2409-movement.html Jaquet Droz Charming Bird: http://www.jaquet-droz.com/en/watches/automata/the-charming-bird-j031534240 MB&F Aquapod: https://www.mbandf.com/en/machines/horological-machines/hm7

1hr 33mins

25 Sep 2017

Rank #10

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Ep. #40 Servicing Watches: Direct-to-Brand vs. Independent

Mike doesn’t like his neighbors… so don’t ask him if you can borrow his toilet plunger. Also, do you like podcast interruptions? Barking dogs? Jangling little kitty cats? Yeah? Well, you’ll love this episode! Kaz also finds a new home in a pile of cardboard boxes.The guys then derail the discussion a bit and talk about those weird Arnold Schwarzenegger watches that came out a few years back. Plus, we get a quick Rivkah Watches update, Mike has a new diver in for review, and the snobs finally announce the WINNER of the Seiko SKX007 giveaway!Finally, Mike sends out a very special watch to get serviced and the guys talk about what goes into choosing your watch servicing center. Is it better to go through the brand directly? Do you prefer going with someone local and independent? Listen in and tell the snobs what you think!Show NotesThe Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_of_Zelda:_Majora%27s_Mask Orient Watches “Christmas Chrono”: https://www.instagram.com/p/BV2UcDelNbt/?taken-by=twobrokewatchsnobs Melbourne Sorrento Diver: https://www.melbournewatch.com.au/sorrento-so-42-a-3hn-01/ Arnold Schwarzenegger watches: http://www.ablogtowatch.com/arnold-schwarzenegger-watch-brand-debuts-2015/ Montegrappa Watches: http://www.montegrappa.com/en/collections/orologi.html Omega Seamaster 30: https://www.instagram.com/p/BT9Mr3CljE0/?taken-by=twobrokewatchsnobs Smiths W10: http://www.broadarrow.net/smiths.htm Tudor Pelagos: https://www.tudorwatch.com/watches/pelagos/m25600tb-0001 Grand Seiko Spring Drive: http://www.grand-seiko.com/about/movement/springdrive/ Nesbit’s Fine Watch Services: http://www.nesbitswatchservice.com/ Omega Speedmaster 3570.50: https://www.instagram.com/p/BO-aNLYD_ra/?taken-by=michaeltpenate Lunar Oyster: https://www.lunaroyster.com/

1hr 30mins

24 Jul 2017

Rank #11

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Ep. #94 The Pros & Cons of Vintage Watch Collecting

Join TBWS as they gear up for their upcoming trip to Hong Kong! This week the guys discuss some of the highs and lows of vintage watch collecting, what it involves, and aspects collectors should consider before diving head first into the vintage game.Show NotesSeiko SKX175: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bm1QDdTHB2t/?taken-by=twobrokewatchsnobs Tudor Black Bay GMT: https://www.tudorwatch.com/watches/new-black-bay-gmt/m79830rb-0001 UncleSeiko Z199 Reproduction: https://www.uncleseiko.com/store/p86/Z199_BRACELET_FOR_SKX_and_6309%2FSRP_Divers_.html Seiko SBDY015: https://www.seiko-watch.co.jp/collections/en/prospex/SBDY015 Omega Seamaster 30: https://www.instagram.com/p/BlBTfhKnzED/?taken-by=twobrokewatchsnobs Toxic NATOs Watch Repair: https://www.toxicnatos.com/products/watch-repair-services Orient Mako II: https://www.orientwatchusa.com/products/mako-ii-faa02002d9 TBWS YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeUy8XQTB8KfzFJaIoeiaWg/featured Seiko 7548-7000: https://thewatchbloke.co.uk/2015/03/16/seiko-7548-7000/ Smiths W10: https://shop.analogshift.com/products/smiths-w10Poljot 3133: https://www.instagram.com/p/BdjFv9PloKI/?taken-by=twobrokewatchsnobs Longines Legend Diver: https://www.longines.com/watches/heritage-collection/l3-674-4-50-0 Hamilton Chrono-Matic II: http://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/hamilton-chrono-matic-ii-9379/ Action Comics 1: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_Comics_1

1hr 34mins

27 Aug 2018

Rank #12

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Ep. #55 Affordable Vintage Watches Part 4

Everybody has to deal with puking pets, right? After a bit of a detour, the guys start talking watches… we promise. Mike finds an old friend in a drawer and Kaz says goodbye to a very special watch. It’s a bittersweet wrist check but new things are coming!The snobs then talk about some of the previous week’s most notable watch news, including a $200 hand-cranked Timex Marlin reissue that’s cool as hell.Finally, Kaz and Mike each select three of their own top choices for an affordable vintage dress watch. They go head to head, offer some buying tips, and find a striking and very cool similarity between each of their final choices. Show Notes:Seiko SNK809: https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNK809-Automatic-Stainless-Canvas/dp/B002SSUQFGBluShark Straps: https://www.blusharkstraps.com/ Orient Star GMT: https://www.instagram.com/p/BXloHguFro9/?taken-by=twobrokewatchsnobs Rolex GMT Master II 116719BLRO: https://www.bobswatches.com/rolex-blog/new-releases/drink-up-the-gmt-master-ii-116719-blro.html Magic: The Gathering: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic:_The_Gathering Timex Marlin Reissue: http://www.timex.com/vintage-marlin/TW2R47900VQ.html Bamford Mayfair: http://www.bamfordwatchdepartment.com/?product=mayfair Bamford & LVMH: https://www.ablogtowatch.com/bamford-abandons-rolex-focuses-lvmh-watch-brands/ MKII Paradive: https://www.mkiiwatches.com/watch-collections/professional-series/paradive/ Pobeda 2602: http://www.ussrtime.com/cgi-bin/show.pl?search=Pobeda Smiths Deluxe: http://bezelandbarrel.com/2016/01/13/the-truth-about-rolex-smiths-and-mt-everest/ Poljot de Luxe: https://www.google.com/search?q=poljot+deluxe&rlz=1C1CHZL_enUS726US727&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiysdaUi7vXAhVkx1QKHcFvAAcQ_AUICygC&biw=1920&bih=949 Tissot Visodate Vintage: https://www.google.com/search?q=tissot+vintage+visodate&rlz=1C1CHZL_enUS726US727&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjjwe_ji7vXAhUpj1QKHf8fCUoQ_AUICygC&biw=1920&bih=949 Citizen Auto Dater: https://sweep-hand.org/2012/03/20/this-weeks-featured-watch-27-the-520-auto-dater/ Seiko Business: https://thewatchbloke.co.uk/2015/04/23/seiko-6206-8040-business/

1hr 29mins

13 Nov 2017

Rank #13

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Ep. #122 Baselworld 2019: Our Money's Worth

It's time cool it with the whole Basel-boner and really nail down the year's most thoughtful releases - across a range of price levels. Kaz and Mike share what they'd actually spend their money on, debate the legitimacy of some of the higher-end pieces, and share their frustrations overall. But hey, as slow as Baselworld was this year... it's almost as if the Snobs enjoyed it a little more than previous years.Show NotesOrient Star GMT: http://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/orient-star-gmt-wz0071dj-review/ Omega Speedmaster: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu6660YnYpQ/ TBWS Baselworld 2019 Roundup: http://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/baselworld-2019-our-thoughts-so-far/ Moonwatch Apollo 11 50th: https://www.omegawatches.com/en-us/watch-omega-speedmaster-moonwatch-anniversary-limited-series-31060425099001 Orient Star Mechanical Moonphase: https://global.rakuten.com/en/store/tokeikan/item/rk-am0002l/ Yellow Pages: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_pages Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT: https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/bulgari-octo-finissimo-chronograph-gmt-automatic-introducing Frederique Constant Slimline Power Reserve: https://frederiqueconstant.com/news/frederique-constant-pursues-its-in-house-development-and-introduces-a-new-manufacture-slimline-50-hours-power-reserve-range/ Breitling Navitimer Reissue: https://www.breitling.com/us-en/watches/navitimer-1/ref-806-1959-re-edition/AB0910371B1X1/ Squale Giramondo GMT: https://www.instagram.com/p/BvO6DVCDBjo/ Carl F Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual: https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/carl-f-bucherer-heritage-bicompax-annual-introducing Rolex GMT Master II Meteorite: https://www.rolex.com/watches/gmt-master-ii/m126719blro-0002.html Orient Classic Date Bambino: https://wornandwound.com/baselworld-2019-first-look-at-the-new-36mm-classic-date-bambino-from-orient/ Bulova Computron: https://www.classicdriver.com/en/article/watches/channel-your-inner-knight-rider-bulova-computron-reissue?page_article_footer_7681=1

1hr 29mins

1 Apr 2019

Rank #14

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Ep. #79 Watch Lust 2018

Show NotesSeiko SKX175: https://www.longislandwatch.com/Seiko_SKX175_Dive_Watch_p/skx175.htmRolex Submariner 14060: http://www.woundforlife.com/2014/06/09/hall-fame-rolex-submariner-14060/Barbed Wire Collecting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-myMBbrHcQcBlack Brew Chronograph: https://www.instagram.com/p/BRLUWWHlVLu/?taken-by=twobrokewatchsnobsSeiko SKX013: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhNdMFRBvQC/?taken-by=alexvanslykeBornova Watches: https://bornova-watches.com/Glycine Airman DC-4: http://glycine-watch.ch/collection/airman/watches/item/view/show/nr/gl0072/Slava Medical: http://ussrtime.com/cgi-bin/details.pl?id=0216Rod of Asclepius: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_of_AsclepiusLaco Munster: https://www.laco-watches.com/en/watches/pilot-watch-original/pilot-watch-muenster-42mm-automaticOrient Neo '70s WV0071SE: https://global.rakuten.com/en/store/nanaple/item/wv0071se/Boss Metal Zone: https://tonereport.com/blogs/tone-tips/in-defense-of-the-boss-metal-zoneOrient Triton: https://www.orientwatchusa.com/shop/mens-watches/ra-el0002l00a/Random Rob Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/b20efBruce Williams Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaRodMWenne0HEEvwc2b3pwMikesgotwatches: https://www.instagram.com/mikesgotwatches/Mido Ocean Star: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhNTejiHljc/?taken-by=mikesgotwatches

1hr 29mins

7 May 2018

Rank #15

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Ep. #48 Watch Accuracy

Kaz survived Irma’s rage and chooses to indulge in his emergency stockpile of red wine and gourmet peanuts. Oh, and he totally won’t regret this by the end of the episode - not at all. Also, the guys tease the upcoming giveaway a little more and ask listeners to choose some of their favorite and most memorable TBWS moments over the past year.Huge shoutout to Andrew @ watchhunter.org for his review of the Two Broke Watch Snobs podcast, you’re awesome! Plus, the Seiko boutique survives Hurricane Irma and Mike reflects on the beauty behind the Rolex 5517’s design...again.Then the guys tackle the topic of accuracy, what it means to them, and what they look for in terms of accuracy when purchasing a watch. And, they discuss the new Zenith Defy Lab watch, an interesting development in the world of mechanical wristwatch accuracy.Show NotesWatch Hunter: http://www.watchhunter.org/ Mustang, OK: http://www.cityofmustang.org/Seiko Boutique Miami: http://www.watchuseek.com/grand-opening-of-miami-seiko-boutique/ CWC Royal Navy Diver: https://www.instagram.com/p/BZEdttNFvfM/?taken-by=twobrokewatchsnobs Rolex Submariner ref. 5517: https://www.bobswatches.com/models/rolex-5517 Graham Fowler: http://grahamefowler.com/ Rolex Explorer II 216570: https://www.rolex.com/watches/explorer/m216570-0002.html Seiko 7002 Diver: https://www.instagram.com/p/BVKD-pGF9_z/?taken-by=twobrokewatchsnobs Hawthorne Heights: http://www.hawthorneheights.com/ Foo Fighters Concrete & Gold: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concrete_and_Gold Seiko SBDX017: http://seikousa.com/collections/prospex%20master%20series/SBDX017 Seiko SBDC033: http://seikousa.com/collections/prospex/SBDC033 Watchville app: http://www.watchville.com/ Tourbillon: https://www.hodinkee.com/watch101/tourbillon Seiko Astron: http://www.seiko-astron.com/ Atomic timekeeping: http://www.ablogtowatch.com/atomic-clock-accurate-1-second-300000-years-62/ Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC): http://www.cosc.swiss/ New Rolex testing standards: http://www.ablogtowatch.com/rolex-extends-stringent-in-house-tests/ More Rolex testing: https://www.rolex.com/watches/rolex-watchmaking/tested-to-extremes.html Omega Master Chronometer Testing: https://www.omegawatches.com/myomega/metas/ Constant force in watchmaking: https://monochrome-watches.com/technical-perspective-dilemma-constant-force-watchmaking/ Zenith Defy Lab: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSMjUsHwDRA Citizen Satellite Wave: http://www.citizenwatch.com/en-ca-eco/watches/watch-detail/?model=CC9010-74A

1hr 30mins

18 Sep 2017

Rank #16

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Ep. #143 When is it okay to break the bank?

The guys are back after a week off and Kaz has some fun stories to share after his recent move. This week, they talk about commemorating big life events with watches, falling for the financing trap, podcast reviews, and more.

1hr 31mins

30 Sep 2019

Rank #17

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Ep. #58 Horological Horror Stories

The guys end up recording in the same time zone and Mike ends up forgetting what a time zone actually is. Please excuse some of the plosives - Mike was recording without a proper pop filter. Oh! Kaz also starts a #watchfast with his Orient Christmas Chrono. Wish him luck!Then the guys talk about some surprise releases like the new Seiko “Mini-Turtles” and the latest Hodinkee collaboration with Swatch. Weird. Also, should we clone Kaz?!Finally, Kaz and Mike share some of their most sour experiences growing up as watch lovers and collectors. Mike gets kicked out of a jewellry store, Kaz buys an exploding watch, and they both reflect on how these negative experiences help you grow as a watch enthusiast.Show Notes:Orient Christmas Chrono: http://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/orient-wv0051tx-neo70s-limited-edition-review/ Dan Henry 1963 Pilot Chronograph: https://danhenrywatches.com/products/1963-pilot-chronograph Ulysse Nardin Marine Regatta: https://www.ablogtowatch.com/ulysse-nardin-marine-regatta-watch/ Swatch Sistem51 HODINKEE Vintage 84: https://shop.hodinkee.com/blogs/journal/swatch-sistem51-hodinkee-vintage-84 Swatch Sistem 51 Collection: https://www.swatch.com/en_us/sistem51/ Seiko JDM Mini-Turtles: http://wornandwound.com/seiko-releases-four-jdm-mini-turtles-ref-srpc35k1-srpc37k1-srpc39k1-srpc41k1-two-new-turtle-colorways/ Todd Snyder + Timex: https://www.toddsnyder.com/collections/watches Fire at Sea Parks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy_BKKnHgas Seiko SSC615P1: https://www.seiko-prospex.com/sea/ssc615p1

1hr 28mins

4 Dec 2017

Rank #18

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Ep. #78 The Vostok Amphibia... That's What The Whole Show Is About

It's here, guys - this week's podcast is entirely dedicated to the Vostok Amphibia. Mike and Kaz talk about the past, present, and possible apocalypictic future of this iconic Russian dive watch. Mike and Kaz cover popular models, not-so-popular models, and modern limited edition pieces offered by Meranom.com. Plus Kaz gives an over caffeinated crash-course on the economic and social drivers behind the origination of the Soviet Watch industry and how that informed the unique take on the Vostok Amphibia's design. Also the guys talk about some of Kaz's Vostok Grail watches while the guys wax poetic about horology pillow talk.Show Notes:Vostok Amphibia 120: https://meranom.com/en/amphibian-classic/120/Vostok Amphibia 420: https://meranom.com/en/amphibian-classic/420/Vostok 2209 Caliber: http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&&2uswk&Wostok_2209Vostok 2416 Caliber: http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&&2uswk&Wostok_2416B...Meranom's Basel Product Release: https://www.instagram.com/p/BgxZ5lnnHMM/?hl=en&taken-by=meranomdotcomVostok Classica (the one Kaz couldn't remember on air): https://meranom.com/en/search/?search=classica&filter_name=classicaModern take on the 3AKA3 Dial: https://meranom.com/en/komandirskie/komandirskie-k-65/vostok-watch-komandirskie-1965-2414a-680220.htmlMike's Bulova Lunar Pilot Chronograph Review: http://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/bulova-lunar-pilot-chronograph-review/Gasgasbones: https://www.gasgasbones.com/Vostok Amphibia 710: https://meranom.com/en/amphibian-classic/710/USSR Time Database Search: http://www.ussrtime.com/start.html Swing Lug Vostok from USSR Time: http://www.ussrtime.com/cgi-bin/details.pl?id=1509Raketa Amphibia: http://www.ussrtime.com/cgi-bin/details.pl?id=0364Slava Amphibia: http://www.ussrtime.com/cgi-bin/details.pl?id=0548Poljot Amphibia: http://www.ussrtime.com/cgi-bin/details.pl?id=1506The King Vostok: http://www.ussrtime.com/cgi-bin/details.pl?id=0345Modern Take on the Two-Crown Vostok: https://meranom.com/en/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1673Steve Zissou: https://meranom.com/en/amphibian-classic/420/vostok-watch-amphibian-classic-420526.htmlFender Lake Placid Blue: https://shop.fender.com/en-US/electric-guitars/stratocaster/standard-stratocaster/0144602502.htmlTBWS' History of Russian Watch Series:http://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/russian-watches-prologue-it-all-started-with-zero/ http://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/russian-watches-part-1-pre-revolution-russian-clockworks-huge-swinging-clocks/ http://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/russian-watches-part-2-the-first-moscow-watch-factory-poljot/ http://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/russian-watches-part-3-the-vostok-watch-factory/Additional Fun Resources:http://forums.watchuseek.com/f54/vostok-amphibia-analysis-design-methodology-491757.html https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/how-the-soviets-revolutionized-wristwatches/

1hr 31mins

30 Apr 2018

Rank #19

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Ep. #144 More Watch for Your Money Pt. 1

Witness the birth of a new TBWS segment, where the guys review some of the best bang-for-your-buck watches out there today. Plus, you'll hear their thoughts on the latest limited edition Seiko releases (-__-)It's a wild ride, and you might even catch a glimpse at some new watches coming into the collections and hear more about some special peices the guys are falling in love with all over again.Finally, tune in to hear about a quick, free, and simple way to support the TBWS podcast... it's way easier than you think.

1hr 25mins

7 Oct 2019

Rank #20