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Halfwatch Tuesday From The WatchNerd In Chief

Greetings Watch Nerds! Gigi here filling in for Omair and Nic. As you know the two halves of HWT are medics, and they are getting ready for the big wave of COVID-19 cases that are bound to storm across the UK in the coming weeks and months. Living in Milan,…

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Scottish Watches Podcast #128 : Live From RedBar Glasgow/London with Adrian, Simon, Pietro and Floatlite

Scottish Watches Podcast #128 : Live From RedBar Glasgow/London with Adrian, Simon, Pietro and Floatlite Welcome to our 2nd live podcast recorded in front of an audience of 70+ (admitted most probably were not paying attention) Gas masks at the ready. I love an audience, though my soapbox was missing…

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Last Week (In Watches) Today

The world appears to have well and truly gone to sh*t- not even Tom Hanks is safe. The cold and precise horological world waits for no mortal pandemic, however, so here’s a little recap of the last week in watches. Joking aside: from everyone here at Scottish Watches, we hope…

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Scottish Watches Podcast #127 : Start Of Week Watch Chat

It’s grim up North but it always has been. We find out what PAM means, you have to join our FB group to find out more. We ask #isitok We say hello to Ballymoney, do get in touch. Lovenwatches and ABTW and Spending Time Podcast are back, and we will…

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Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here

“Lasciate ogni speranza, o voi che entrate..” is the original Italian text of this piece’s namesake and the ominous inscription that greeted those who passed through the gates of hell in Dante’s masterpiece: ”Inferno”. These words came to mind while lining up for passport control at Linate Airport in Milan…

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Watch Review : ZRC Grands Fonds 300

 Note: This article first appeared in Spanish on www.safonagastrocrono.club on 4/3/2020. https://www.safonagastrocrono.club/zrc-grands-fonds-300m/ In recent days, I have been very fortunate to be able to enjoy one of the most iconic and unusual divers available in the current market. Thank you @rom.tolousse for making this possible! My intention had been to test it…

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Scottish Watches Podcast #126 : With Andrew from Time and Tide Watches Australia

Scottish Watches Podcast #126 : With Andrew from Tide and Tide Watches Australia Surprise…show notes. First up exhibit number 1. We ask the important questions like, where is Archie Luxury? This is better. and this… look out for this… and this sequel. Bring back keyboard cats and take your dirty…

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Watch Review : Raketa “Big Zero” – A Design That Crossed Frontiers

 Note: This article first appeared in Spanish on www.safonagastrocrono.club on 1/3/2020(https://www.safonagastrocrono.club/raketa-big-zero-un-diseno-que-traspaso-fronteras) and in English on 5/3/2020 ( https://www.safonagastrocrono.club/raketa-big-zero-a-design-that-crossed-frontiers). I think I can safely state that if there were any Soviet watch whose design had crossed frontiers and become recognizable throughout the world, it would be the Raketa “Big Zero”. But…