Time Capsules: Commentary – Only Once in 823 Years

It really is all about the timing and this year we will see and live an event that will only happen once in 823 years. This year, July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays – a phenomenon referred to as “money bags.” In fact, this year we will experience four unusual dates: 1/1/11…

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Time Capsules: Commentary – Bozeman Watch Co. Honors Those Who Served

Officially proclaimed in 1868, Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance in America for those who have died in our nation’s service. It is a day where the American flag runs high – on flagpoles, in cemeteries, in the homes of those who have served and fallen. Having had a father…

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Time Capsules: Commentary — A Retrospective on BaselWorld

One of the original Ikepod monocased mechanicals.As BaselWorld 2011 approaches — the fair is due to open next week, and slated to open its doors to thousands of exhibitors and tens of thousands of visitors — we all eagerly anticipate the newest product that will make its way onto the scene. Yes, there will be complications,…

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Time Capsules: Commentary – Coming together in a Second with Japan

As the world responds to the disasters in Japan — the earthquake, the tsunami, the aftershocks, the nuclear power plant issues and the devastation — I find it difficult to continue to post watch news and product without a simple commentary here. My first trip overseas in the watch industry more than 25 years ago was…

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Time Capsules: Commentary — Piaget Stars in Rabbit Hole

I know my readers enjoy the inside scoop on who’s wearing what on the big screen, so FYI – in the new, very-talked-about movie Rabbit Hole, actor Aaron Eckhart (as Howie) is seen wearing the ultra-slim Altiplano from Piaget. The watch is a 40mm beauty crafted in 18-karat white gold with a black alligator strap.…

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Time Capsules: Commentary – Would you pay $5.7 Mil for a Watch?

Well, the results are in – from Christie’s that is.  With its final auction of the fall season just recently in New York, Christie’s International wrapped up a record-breaking year for fine and rare watches that totaled $91.2 million in sales – the highest annual amount ever achieved for watches by the global auction house.…

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