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The Man Behind The Watch

The race to space during the 1950s and ‘60s between Russia and the United States, created a period of technological advancement like no other. What began as a program to develop long-range nuclear missiles, carrying with them the capability of...

My Watch With Michael Hickcox

For the latest edition of My Watch, we sat down with Michael Hickcox; a watch collector who has truly been involved with horology for as long as he can remember. His tastes range from independents like Philippe Dufour, Kari Voutilainen...

My Watch With Edward Sahakian

The deeply-rooted connection between watches and cigars is no great secret; with many watch collectors meeting up regularly to enjoy a smoke and a whisky, while discussing the topics of the day and, of course, what’s on each-other’s wrists. For...

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Interview: Raynald Aeschlimann

Let’s begin 2018 as we mean to go on: For our first interview of the year, we flew out to Bienne, Switzerland to meet up with the President and CEO of Omega, Raynald Aeschlimann. Omega has gone through a degree...

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...

My Watch With Sacha Davidoff

The topic of the Omega Speedmaster has evolved a great deal over the past ten years or so, going from being something that collectors wouldn’t have considered acquiring, to being the hot, new, must-have piece. One duo, which have been...

Three Military Issued Omega Watches

Of all the watch brands out there, few have quite as many major affiliations as Omega. From being the official time-keeper of the Olympics for close to 100 years, to adorning the wrists of the astronauts who walked on the...

Interview: Roger Smith

Independent watchmaking has always been at the core of our interests here at A Collected Man. The much romanticised notion of the lone genius watchmaker, working away at mechanical excellence with nothing but his or her hands, is all too...

The Man Behind the Watch

During the 1960s, tensions between the United States and Russia were at their highest point in history. The threat of nuclear attack seemed all too possible, with highly advanced long-range rockets being developed, carrying with them the capability to devastate...

JFK's Omega 'Ultra Thin'

Among the watch collecting community, the subject of presidential watches is a topic which frequently arrises. Even the very first President of the United States, George Washington, had a pocket-watch which has become a very important part of his legacy....

Watches with Nicknames

It might seem odd that wristwatches with such names as Daytona, Speedmaster, Autavia or Submariner should acquire nicknames, but they do. Not only do they pick up nicknames, but many of these watches are concreted into history as a result...

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...