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Timepiece Tuesday: The New Hodinkee Shop

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Timepiece Tuesday: The New Hodinkee Shop

Until recently, the companion shop to well-renowned horology site Hodinkee was mostly the passion project of founder Ben Clymer, selling a small selection of his favorite watch straps and occasional collaborations with the likes of tie maker Drake’s of London.

But last week the site unveiled a robust new webshop that’s got plenty of great watch gear and a whole new way to buy and sell vintage watches.

Here are a few of our favorite things from the new Hodinkee Shop...

Timepiece Tuesday: The Trump Watch

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Timepiece Tuesday: The Trump Watch

It sounded like something that could’ve only been uttered during the untelevised GOP man heel debate, but this is the world we live in now...

In the most recent GOP debate, Marco Rubio stated that“If Donald Trump hadn’t inherited $200 million, he’d be selling watches in Manhattan.” And then went so far as to, incongruously, pretend to sell one of said watches on his own campaign website.

And since it is Tuesday—Super Tuesday, no less—we we felt honor-bound to take a closer look at this horology-centric piece of campaign swag/slander.

Timepiece Tuesday: Wanderlust Watches’ Modern Pocket Watch

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Timepiece Tuesday: Wanderlust Watches’ Modern Pocket Watch

... And now we return with the latest in our hard-hitting coverage on the resurgence of the pocket watch.

When it comes to pocket watches, new and old, most still look like the sort of thing you’d find dangling from the waistcoat of an old-timey train conductor, but Wanderlust Watches have just funded their modern take on the pocket watch, giving you a much more minimalist option.

Let’s take a closer look...

Timepiece Tuesday: Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition

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Timepiece Tuesday: Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition

You’d expect bronze to find its way onto dive watches more often, considering it’s traditionally been a material used to make all other forms of diving equipment—most notably, those giant round helmets of yore.

Which is why we were happy to see the metal—and the US Navy’s first African-American master diver—get some shine in this limited edition of the retro-leaning Oris Divers Sixty-Five.

Let’s take a closer look...

Timepiece Tuesday: Zenith Teams Up with Mr Porter

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Timepiece Tuesday: Zenith Teams Up with Mr Porter

Utter the brand name “Zenith” to some people and they might think you’re talking about a television from the ’80s or ’90s. But those in the know will recognize the name as the legendary horology house that’s best known for making one of the first automatic chronograph watches, ever, the El Primero.

And today, Zenith and Mr Porter have just unveiled their new partnership, making it easier than ever to become a Zenith-wearer...

Timepiece Tuesday: Nomos Glashütte Neomatik

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Timepiece Tuesday: Nomos Glashütte Neomatik

On first glance, the stuff from culty watchmaker Nomos Glashütte looks like your typical minimalist-designed wristwear out of Europe.

But take a look under any of their neo-Bauhaus-y dials and you’ll find an in-house movement with some serious horology street cred. And now they’ve just one-upped themselves with a new, slimmer movement that’s resulted in 10 new watches.

Let’s take a closer look, shall we.

Timepiece Tuesday: Pebble Time Round

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Timepiece Tuesday: Pebble Time Round

We know. If this keeps up, we might have to change this weekly series to “Smartwatch Tuesday.”

Which really doesn’t have as nice of a ring to it, but here goes...

Another new smartwatch has just been unveiled: the Pebble Time Round. You may remember Pebble from our post way back when they kicked off the whole smartwatch-that-looks-like-a-real-watch trend. But this time the watch is round and claims to be the thinnest and lightest smartwatch around.

Let’s take a closer look, shall we.