The Year In Review: The Top 20 Most Popular Posts Of 2016

The Year In Review: The Top 20 Most Popular  Posts Of 2016

20. Editors' Picks: A Sub-$5,000 Mechanical Watch To Buy Now, And The Watch It Will Make You Want To Save For

So what do you do when you have $5,000 to spend on a watch? Peruse HODINKEE obviously. We have four of our editors to think about the inquiry for you: what’s the best purchase in mechanical watches under $5000 – and what’s your new prize, when you have it on the wrist, going to make you need to put something aside for? All things considered, read on, companions. We have recorded our top mechanical looks for under $5,000 and a comparative (more costly) watch that you will begin to long for whenever you’re snared on watches.

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19. A Week On The Wrist: The A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Thin 37mm

I haven’t needed a watch this seriously in quite a while. Without a doubt, there are chalices and dream keeps an eye out there that may get my blood siphoning more diligently, however no watch that is both so engaging thus near conceivable reach as the A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Thin 37mm. Past my own liking, this new section level watch from Lange has a ton making it work, from plan to completing to advertise situating. Lock in, we’re diving deep on this one.

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18. John Mayer Talks Original IWC Big Pilot, The New Big Pilot Collection, And The Infamous Letter (VIDEO)

One of the most famous recordings we could possibly do here on HODINKEE was Talking Watches With John Mayer . It was, in reality, expected to be an erratic – a gander at a notable watch darling’s number one pieces. That video circulated right back in October of 2013, and cutting straight to the chase, we were simply blindly going for it – two people talking around a couple of watches with Will there to film it. Presently, 22 scenes later, it’s protected to say Talking Watches is one of our benchmark editorial items; thus we figured it very well may be kinda enjoyable to bring back our unique visitor – Mr. John Mayer – to get the discussion and spotlight on only one of his numerous horological interests – IWC.

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17. In-Depth: The 'Dirty Dozen,' A Collection Of 12 (Mostly) Inexpensive Military Watches That's Almost Impossibly Difficult To Put Together

The Dirty Dozen is the name of a film from the 1960s, portraying the misfortunes of 12 anecdotal troopers during the Second World War. It is likewise, in watch gathering circles, the name given to a gathering of 12 watches worn by the individuals who really battled in it – explicitly, British fighters. They were commissioned by the British Ministry of Defense (MoD) during World War II, and keeping in mind that they may not be as exceptionally appraised as other military watches when they are introduced independently, as a set, they become probably the most collectible – explicitly (yet not only), by British collectors.

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16. Presenting: The Cartier Drive, A New Men's Watch With An Eye To The Past (Details, Official Pricing & Availability)

This could be the Cartier a considerable lot of us have been hanging tight for. Indeed, recently, when CNN asked each HODINKEE colleague to pick one watch that they truly enjoyed from the day’s introductions, it was the new-shape men’s watch from Cartier – the Drive – that I picked. Why? Since I’ve been passing on to locate a current men’s Cartier that fits me, and my taste. The Caliber Chronograph was a positive development, the Caliber Diver significantly more in this way, yet they were still somewhat massive, somewhat energetic for me. That is to say, I own incredible games watches from Rolex, Omega, and others, so why purchase a Cartier sports watch? That is not what Cartier is to me, but rather the Drive is by and large what Cartier is to me. It’s excellent, it’s refined, it’s manly, and its development is made in-house! Also, the cost? You’re going to like it.

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15. The HODINKEE Editors' Top Picks From SIHH 2016

We saw a great deal of watches a week ago – A LOT of watches. So following a genuinely necessary end of the week off from composing and taking pictures, we have arranged elite of our number one watches from six unique classifications: Best Value, Most Unexpected Watch, Best Everyday Watch, Dream Watch, Guilty Pleasure Watch, and Most WTF Watch. Some are really astounding that others however with everything taken into account this is a comprehensive rundown of our top picks from SIHH 2016.

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14. Talking Watches With Howie Kendrick

If you’re a fanatic of vintage watches, and you end up being on Instagram, at that point you probably know the username ” HKendrick47 .” You may not, notwithstanding, know who this vintage-watch-cherishing, Leica-shooting man truly is. Howie Kendrick, or Howard Kendrick, as his companions call him, is genuinely perhaps the most amiable person you’ll at any point meet, inside or outside of watches. Subsequent to going through nine years with Major League Baseball’s Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels, he got across town to join the Dodgers in 2014. He’s a fan top pick in Los Angeles for his consistently sure mien, family-first mindset, and his authentic interest in associating with baseball, photography, and watch darlings everywhere on the world. Howie Kendrick is likewise, supposedly, the lone expert baseball player to genuinely gather vintage watches. This is your authority HODINKEE Talking Watches with Howie Kendrick of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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13. In-Depth: The Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 And How A Classic Chronograph Actually Works

On a specific level, subsequent to wearing the Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 pretty much consistently for seven days, my emotions are just about as uncomplicated as “I like it. A ton.” On another level, to leave it at that is do the watch, and the set of experiences it addresses, an insult. The Cornes de Vache is a watch that challenges countless suspicions a significant number of us have about what precisely it is that makes a watch significant. In spite of the fact that in its own particular manner it’s a complete, and even last, articulation about a specific sort of exemplary watchmaking, it’s likewise the initial line in a totally different discussion about creativity, plan loyalty, and authenticity.

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12. Involved: The IWC Mark XVIII

It was quite possibly the most discussed watches of SIHH 2016 and in light of current circumstances: the IWC Mark XVIII is both an extraordinary looking instrument watch and a re-visitation of since a long time ago wanted for clearness and effortlessness in the Mark arrangement of wristwatches from IWC. We went active with them in Geneva; read on to discover what impression they made “in the metal.”

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11. The Road Through Britain Episode 1: Roger W. Smith

If it wasn’t for the lovely coastline that showed up as we drove up the Mountain Course, or the proof of the island’s most acclaimed race, the amazing and at times deadly Isle of Man TT, found through notice signs at each limited twist, it would have been not difficult to think we were driving towards La Vallée de Joux. The street that prompts Roger W. Smith’s far off workshop isn’t so unique in relation to the one that prompts Philippe Dufour’s. It is single, slicing through fields that stretch as should be obvious, and seems, by all accounts, to be going toward the path inverse progress. Be that as it may, while the Swiss can reprimand custom for their segregation, this current Brit’s outcast seems, by all accounts, to be self-imposed.

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10. In-Depth: 9 Basic Things You Should Always Look At Before Buying A Vintage Rolex

Shopping for a vintage Rolex can be a scary undertaking – alarming, even – given the quantity of phony and “Franken” watches prowling in general. We even showed you an awful one recently. You’ve probably heard the counsel “purchase the dealer” multiple times previously, and similarly as likely excused it. I wouldn’t fault you, in light of the fact that by and large an exchange doesn’t shout obscure business from the start, leaving you to find a lot later that your watch may not be just about as unique as you were persuaded, harming its collectibility, and in this manner its worth. Along these lines, this article intends to furnish you with the central issues that you ought to consistently check when chasing for your fantasy vintage Rolex.

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9. The Value Proposition: Long-Term Wear Report On The Seiko 'Turtle' SRP 775 Black And Gold

The alleged Seiko “Turtle” jumper’s watches – new, and bigger, variants of the celebrated pad cased 6306/9 jumper’s watches, produced using the mid-1970s to mid-1980s – were delivered recently, and we got our hands on them in late February. I’m a quite huge long-term Seiko fan, and the watches looked marvelous to me, and to a great deal of others, however similarly as with each watch, loving the possibility of a particular sort of watch is a certain something, and having the option to live with it for quite a long time, weeks, and months is something else – in some cases something else totally. We as a whole wish we could know prior to purchasing a watch how we’d feel about it weeks, or months, as it were, and any Seiko jump watch should can possibly be a watch you truly can live with. So what’s it like to live, day in and out, with the Turtle?

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8. Involved: The Tudor Heritage Black Bay 36 (Live Pics, Thoughts, Official Pricing)

This is the best watch I have seen so far at Baselworld – there, I said it. You may have found out about the new Tudor Heritage Black Bay 36 yesterday – indeed, I just got an opportunity to see it face to face, and I can totally affirm that in the metal, and on the wrist, it’s similarly pretty much as amazing as it glances in the authority press images – possibly more so.

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7. Editorial: One Year In: Why A Die-Hard Mechanical Watch Lover Can't Get The Apple Watch Off His Wrist (And Why That Matters)

In April of a year ago, Apple dispatched the Apple Watch , with a plan by Jony Ive and Marc Newson. Since the time Apple previously declared the presence of the Apple Watch, there has been significant theory about what impact it may have on the soundness of mechanical horology, and whether it, and smartwatches by and large, may really represent such an existential danger to mechanical watches that quartz watches presented during the 1970s and ’80s. Having worn an Apple Watch only for the most recent month, I feel totally sure that mechanical watches aren’t going anyplace until further notice. Yet, the Apple Watch isn’t by the same token. It’s unrealistically all around done, and it shows a readiness to figure innovatively that should be noticed by the extravagance watch industry – and it likewise proposes to me that belittling its effect, and Apple, is dangerous.

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6. In-Depth: Twelve Mistakes New Watch Guys Make, And How To Avoid Them (From Someone Who's Been There)

This is a story I’ve had in the rear of my brain for quite a while now – a snappy reference direct on a couple of things I regularly see youthful or new watch folks get off-base. I’m composing this since I was there once (not throughout the entire that prior), and I wish something like this had been there when I was simply getting rolling. Presently this is anything but a complete rundown of missteps commonly made by new watch folks, and not every person falls prey to all of these, yet I consider numerous you may get some things that you might not have completely perceived previously. Here are 12 errors that new watch folks frequently make, and how to maintain a strategic distance from them, from somebody who has made a large number of them himself.

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5. Involved: Some Quick Thoughts On The New Rolex Air-King Versus The New Explorer (Live Pics, Official Pricing)

The generally intriguing, or I should say inquisitive, presentation from Rolex this year is the Air King reference 116900. To start with, I never truly expected to see an Air-King at all until the end of time after the new Oyster Perpetual was brought out a year ago, yet here it is. Also, on top of that, the Air-King is back in, to be honest, a semi-unfamiliar structure as a 40 mm, against magnetic pilot’s watch with a multicolor logo. We’ll get to that, so we should initially discuss the pristine Explorer, which is a truly comparative watch, additionally presented for the current year, that, as I would see it, will be frequently compared to the new Air-King.

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4. Involved: The New Seiko Prospex 200m Divers, SRP775 And SRP777, Two Dive Watches Made Like Quartz Never Happened

This year we have two new increases to the Seiko group of section and mid-level jumper’s watches. These are the new-to-the-Prospex line, pad cased-molded jump watches, which for the U.S. market, right now comprises of two references: SRP775 (with arm band) and SRP777 (on a silicon elastic lash). Seiko’s entrance level plunge watches have presumably been the main programmed mechanical watch for more future watch devotees than some other kind of watch (aside from conceivably the Seiko 5) and all things considered: they address a combination of genuineness, reasonableness, strength, and history that, alongside a value that places them in reach for anybody with an interest in mechanical watches, makes them an easy decision. So how well do the new models match the works of art? How about we take a look.

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3. In-Depth: The Patek Philippe 1518 In Steel (Video, Live Photos, History, & Thoughts)

Ever since I discovered that a steel 1518 was to be sold freely this year, I considered how best to cover it. We’ve called such countless watches “chalices,” and a few even “the holiest of vessels,” that you all most likely don’t pay attention to us any more. Yet, the steel 1518 is extraordinary – I know it, and I needed to come up with something that sent that message to you.

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2. Man Buys Rolex Daytona For $543 in 1973, Takes It To Antiques Roadshow Where He's Told It's Worth $100,000, Though Actually Worth Even More (Oh, And It's Now For Sale)

These are the accounts you love to hear. Clueless man – a pilot – in light of the fact that of course he’s a pilot – needs a watch for route purposes in the mid 1970s. So he stops into his nearby watch shop, gets a watch. Perhaps that gold one, with the bizarre dial that no one appears to need? Sure. He pays $543.38 for it, wears it for a couple of years, at that point takes care of it. Many years pass. He hears that Antiques Roadshow is coming to town, and think his little gold Rolex may be valued at $500, or possibly somewhat more. Definitely, he was right.

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1. Involved: The New Rolex Daytona Reference 116500LN (Live Pics, Thoughts, Details On Release)

Now that Baselworld is three weeks behind us, we can require a moment to address the inquiries all of you have about this – the most discussed watch of 2016, and the one that you’ve been told as of now has an extremely, long holding up rundown – you know, the spic and span Rolex Daytona. We reported the watch’s delivery on Wednesday, March sixteenth , and three weeks and 80+ comments later, it is as yet pulling in a huge load of traffic. This watch is hot, and in this post we will cover the specs, the subtleties, and give you our own musings on it subsequent to going through a concise second with it in the Rolex stall. Furthermore, we’ll give you a thought of when the main clump will hit stores, the number of an approved seller may would like to get it in schedule year 2016, and the number of individuals are at present on the stand by list.

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