One to Watch Vaer Is The Internet-Era California Upstart We’ve Been Waiting For By LOGAN BAKER Vaer isn’t talking to you. Yeah, you. Reading HODINKEE right now. It’s not that they don’t want to. In fact, their designs frequently riff on inside-baseball vintage watches, which you’d think would be a tacit acknowledgement of the HODINKEE […]
Can This Quartz Movement Save the American Watch Industry? – by Zach Pina The lights dim and the wall opposite a digital projector springs to life with a slickly produced video edit, replete with thumping techno music, squeaky-clean assembly lines, and panning shots of young, tattooed watchmakers sitting elbow-height at brightly lit workbenches. The imagery […]
Movements from America Now before we take a deep dive here, in the interest of transparency, I did not attend the launch of the FTS facility, or the earlier announcement/press event, but a few of the “bigger” outlets did. So I need to stress that my update here is based on materials provided by FTS, […]
FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ – FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. – The traditional wristwatch is making a comeback – and it’s mostly thanks to millennials.
Interview: Waldan Watches President, Andrew Waldan By Evan Malachosky Oscar Waldan, the namesake behind Waldan Watches, was a Polish watchmaker trained by a man named Manek, a fellow prisoner at the Buchenwald Concentration Camp during WWII. Oscar, in between apprenticing for Manek, endured unthinkable conditions and torture under the Nazis, until liberated, when he fled […]
The BENRUS Type I Limited Edition By LOGAN BAKER The BENRUS Type I was created in 1972 as a response to MIL-W-50717, a specification issued by the United States Department of Defense. The MIL-W-50717 described – in intricate detail – the ideal watch for U.S. military personnel of the time, and in the process, created the […]
The Value Proposition The Waldan Heritage Collection By Jon Bues One of the first names I remember hearing when I started covering watches in 2005 was that of Oscar Waldan, who passed away in 2018. The owner and operator of the New York-based Waldan International brand, which he founded in 1979, Oscar had an amazing […]