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INTERVIEW: John Goldberger

INTERVIEW: John Goldberger

The name John Goldberger should be familiar to many of our readers, either for his highly celebrated books on Longines, Rolex, Patek Philippe and Omega, or for his now notorious feature on Hodinkee’s "Talking Watches", opening a million dollar Rolex with...

Interview: Eric Wind

The business of watch collecting is largely based around having an extensive knowledge of condition and originality, with many newcomers getting burnt by incorrect watches. One face that has been at the centre of guiding the community as to what truly...

Interview: Alex Ghotbi

The watch industry is littered with self-proclaimed experts, specialists and historians with only a handful of those actually worthy of such titles. One such individual who has certainly earned his stripes, after quitting a steady job, is Alex Ghotbi; a...

Highlights


The Man Behind The Watch

Here at A Collected Man, we often obsess over the stories behind watches, be it a connection to space, racing, or in this case, aviation, there are intriguing tales to be uncovered. Since the arrival of air-travel, the watch has...

My watch with Matt Hanson

For collectors of near enough anything, there is often one special piece that they could never part with, even when offered irrational sums of cash. Be it for sentimental reasons or otherwise, these pieces come with stories which are rarely...

Four Longines You've Never Heard Of

The Longines brand has a mixed history that tends to polarise its fans into two categories. The first of which, for its modern persona, as an exceptionally successful, manufacturer of wristwatches at a multitude of price points. The second being...

The Story of the "Dirty Dozen" - The First Wristwatches Specially Commissioned for the British Army

We all love military watches. It’s hard not to with the romance of a wristwatch bearing the scars of war and painted with the patina of a time long past. As a relic of a previous life, it is easy...