Scottish Watches Podcast #20 : Watch Chat With The Wristwatch Handbook Author Ryan Schmidt

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We made it to the big two – zero, seriously we did, and to celebrate we brought an author on to record the event, Ryan Schmidt from the Wristwatch Handbook which is almost as good as the RHS Gardening Encyclopedia, almost but not quite.

The man that knows how to pronounce Jaeger-LeCoultre properly, tells us why Bremont is not in his book and Girard-Perregaux is now his second watch.

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We talk bibles and biker bars and why Rikki records episodes in the nude, and how long it is reasonable for Ryan to keep giving his kids, his own book for Christmas and birthdays.

Following on from last weeks ruination of Rolex Batmans and all Speedmasters, we follow it up with Rick putting his Bremont collection up for sale and both Rick and Rikki getting out of Zenith, but we have a suggestion for Romain Jeromes next “death watch”.

We give recommendations to Moser for two new boutique locations and talk erotic automata and we talk Instagram watch trolls and uncooperative watch brands…we are talking about you Swatch Group!

We ask if the Pyramids count as African Watches and for the benefit of Brian Govberg ask Ryan to adjudicate on if it is Deployment or Deployant clasp.

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Decided it is Deployant, so let it be written, so let it be done

The Dominique Renaud DR01 a watch Ryan reckons would appear in any new edition.

Zenith ruined….ruined