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 […]