Today’s guest has pushed through the Moonwatch phase of his collecting madness, and donned mask, flippers, and snorkel, to explore the depths of Omega’s vast vintage catalogue.
His focus pulled from Omega watches that splashed down into the ocean on the wrists of engineers, scientists and explorers, to Omega watches that went deep under the oceans surface on the wrists of engineers, scientists, and explorers.
Horological tools that couldn’t be more different.
Although those cases do look incredibly similar...
Head back to the 1960s and 70s, and if you were buying a watch designed for professional diving, you were more likely to wear suits made from form fitting neoprene, than hand tailored wool to your place of work.
Thankfully the professional tool watches that found their way into hands of COMEX and Cousteau, were incredibly rugged, and incredibly water resistant - So those of us that are more comfortable behind a desk, than in a diving bell, can enjoy them today.
Welcome to Episode 48 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - This week I got together with Colin, long term watch collector (and longer term Formula One fan), to talk about the (metaphorical) collision of his passions for Horology and Motorsport, and the ensuing (actual) explosion of Heuer Chronographs!
Welcome to Episode 47 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - Ever since the first episode aired in April 2017, people have been sending me messages, asking about my watches.
What do I have? What have I sold? What do I like? What doesn’t do it for me? What’s next on the list?
And whilst answers to those questions, and more, have been woven into to the conversations that I’ve had with guests over the last 46 shows, there was no single place where I just got to talk about my stuff.
Welcome to Episode 46 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - This week I got together with Ben, blogger for 8 Past 10, and watch enthusiast (not collector... or so he thinks!), to drink beers and talk watches.
This show was a fantastically quick turnaround, from a very brief chat over a beer on Friday, to a recording (and a couple more beers) on the following Wednesday. And up to the point where the recorder started rolling, I had no idea where the conversation was going to go, or what we were going to talk about.
Welcome to Episode 45 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - This week I got together with Alan, a watch collector who doesn't hang around on forums, or Instagram, and has been adding horological goodies to his stash for over 20 years, to hang out and talk watches.
Starting out with all of Alan's watches laid out on a table, we spent four hours talking through what made sense to share, what made a good story, and what you, the listener would find most interesting to hear about.
Welcome to Episode 42 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - This week I sat down for a chat with Aris, to talk about two iconic watch movements, and a selection of the automatic chronographs from his collection that make use of them.
Welcome to Episode 37 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - This week I was out in Karlsruhe, Germany, for the Chrono24 get together, and through a mix of good luck, good timing, and other people being much more organised, got to sit down with Eric Wind for a chat.
Welcome to Episode 22 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast - for this week's show, we grabbed a couple of late night drinks in London, with Robert-Jan, founder of Fratello Watches, and the man behind the #SpeedyTuesday phenomenon.
This is Episode 3 of The Time 4A Pint Podcast - In which we meet William, the man behind Speedmaster101.com, and talk about how he accidentally created the go-to, online resource for vintage Omega Speedmaster information.