US Watch Industry Loses Veteran, Peter Laetsch

It is with a truly sad heart that I write of the loss of my very dear long-time friend and colleague, Peter Laetsch. Peter and I started in this industry at just about the same time in the mid 1980’s. I was a watch journalist for National Jeweler and Peter was the then-second in command…

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Recalling Times with Watch Industry’s Raymond Weil who Passed Away

When people ask me how I got into the watch business, I tell them it is a long story, and it is – one day I’ll tell it here. Now, however, I want to talk about the reason I stayed in the industry for the past 30 years. It wasn’t just great product, amazing technology…

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Top Five Watches of 2013: Let the Countdown Begin

With the countdown to 2014 coming near, and watching 2013 come to a close, we thought it would be fun to ring in the new year with a countdown of our own.  Here we list five top watches from 2013– selected from some of our more popular articles of the year. 5) William Shatner by…

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The Day Before Christmas

‘Twas the day before Christmas, when all through the watch world, Not a watchmaker was stirring, no machines whirled; The tools were all placed on the benches with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The collectors were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of tourbillons danced in their heads;…

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Holiday 2013 Videos: Watch Brands Celebrate Giving

With the Holiday season upon us, a host of watch brands have begun releasing new videos that celebrate the concept of time. Cartier, for instance, presents the fourth Winter Tale film that celebrates the magic of the holiday season.  Directed by Bibo Bergeron, the video presents a magical walk through 1920’s Paris with an adorable…

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