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The global watch industry produces an estimated 1.2 billion units a year.

With around, 7.5 billion people on the planet, that means that over a 6 and a half year period, enough are made for every one of us to go out and buy a brand new watch of our own.

In reality, that’s not what happens.

For starters, just because all these watches are being churned out, doesn't mean that anyone is actually buying them.

Lots of people can’t understand why you would spend money on a wrist watch.

After all, with just a couple of taps, your mobile phone can tell you what the time is anywhere in the world - and you can catch Pokemon on it. You can’t do that with a watch.

On the other hand, for some people, one watch isn’t enough.

There are those among us that hunt out, capture, collect, catalogue, and show off their watches to others who share the same passion. On internet forums, Instagram, and even at in person meetups.

For those who collect, watches are kind of like Pokemon, they’ve got to catch them all. And that’s what this show is all about.

Watch collectors. Not Pokemon.

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The global watch industry produces an estimated 1.2 billion units a year.

With around, 7.5 billion people on the planet, that means that over a 6 and a half year period, enough are made for every one of us to go out and buy a brand new watch of our own.

In reality, that’s not what happens.

For starters, just because all these watches are being churned out, doesn't mean that anyone is actually buying them.

Lots of people can’t understand why you would spend money on a wrist watch.

After all, with just a couple of taps, your mobile phone can tell you what the time is anywhere in the world - and you can catch Pokemon on it. You can’t do that with a watch.

On the other hand, for some people, one watch isn’t enough.

There are those among us that hunt out, capture, collect, catalogue, and show off their watches to others who share the same passion. On internet forums, Instagram, and even at in person meetups.

For those who collect, watches are kind of like Pokemon, they’ve got to catch them all. And that’s what this show is all about.

Watch collectors. Not Pokemon.

    Gary Shteyngart

    Gary Shteyngart

    For episode 58 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast, I got together with New York Times best selling Author, and spectacular watch nerd, Gary Shteyngart.
    Born in Leningrad in 1972, Gary moved to New York at the age of 7. Which is where he was last week, when we jumped on a long distance line to talk about seven of the watches from his collection, angry people on the internet, and his most recent novel, Lake Success.

    You can find pictures and reference numbers of all the watches that we talked about, along with lots of helpful show notes on the Time 4A Pint website.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Eric Skier - a.k.a Jewpanese Dude

    Eric Skier - a.k.a Jewpanese Dude

    For episode 57 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast,  I got together with Tokyo based Eric Skier, also known as "Jewpanese Dude". 

    Originally from the United States, Eric has been living in Japan since 1991. He is a 5th degree blackbelt in Kendo, who enjoys living a simple life, with friends, family, a cold beer or three, and some better than decent food.

    We talked about his love for fine timepieces. Hunting out rarities in Japan. The risk of buying broken and obscure watches. 10 of the wonderful pieces in his personal collection, and two of the many that he’s helped pick up for friends:

    Omega Speedmaster Professional Speedy Tuesday “Ultraman” - reference 311.12.42.30.01.001
    Omega Speedmaster Professional “Silver Snoopy Award” 50th Anniversary - reference 310.32.42.50.02.001
    Omega Speedmaster X-33 Gen 2 - reference 3291.50
    Universal Genève Space-Compax - reference 885104/01
    Universal Genève Aero-Compax - reference 22703/4
    Breitling Navitimer 806, 1959 re-edition - reference AB0910371B1X1
    Breitling AVI 765, 1953 re-edition - reference AB0920131B1X1
    Breitling SuperOcean 2005
    1969 Weekly Auto Orient King Diver
    1977 Citizen Quartz Crystron 150m diver - DV730V/2150-11
    Heuer Quartz 200m Professional - 980.007
    Modified Casio G-Shock GA-2100 - a.k.a CasiOak
    You can find pictures of them, along with some helpful show notes at https://www.time4apint.com/podcast/the-time-4a-pint-podcast-episode-57

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Kathleen McGivney - CEO of Redbar Group

    Kathleen McGivney - CEO of Redbar Group

    This week I got together with Kathleen McGivney, the New York based CEO of RedBar Group - the world’s largest watch enthusiast community. Kathleen is one of the most friendly and welcoming people in the watch collecting hobby. Has an extensive, eclectic, and ever changing collection of horological gems. And will, if asked, provide you with all the information you could ever need, on the subject of Radium, its uses, and why eating, licking or ingesting it in any way is a terrible idea. We talked about Redbar. The wonderful weirdness of going back to in-person events. And 8 of the watches from her personal collection:

    Brew Retrograph “Teal”
    Méraud Bonaire “Graphite Grey”
    Ming 17.01 “Anthracite”
    Swatch Tresor Magique (SAZ101)
    Hamilton Otis “Reverso”
    Universal Geneve Polerouter
    Arnold & Son HM Perpetual Moon - Piece Unique
    Schon “The Dot” - Piece Unique
    You can find pictures of them, along with some helpful show notes at https://www.time4apint.com/podcast/the-time-4a-pint-podcast-episode-56

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Suguru “Sug” Nishioka

    Suguru “Sug” Nishioka

    For Episode 55 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast, I jumped on a long distance line with Suguru “Sug” Nishioka, to talk about family, diving, the 90s, and how important it is to find a watch that’s the right size for you.

    Watches featured in this episode:
    2020 HODINKEE x Casio “6900 by John Mayer” LE Casio G-Shock DW6900JM20-8CR
    1995 Seiko SUS Chronograph 7T27-7A40
    2021 Synchron Military Black PVD coated diver
    1995 Sinn 244 Ti
    1967 Rolex 1016 Explorer
    2020 Rolex 114200 Oyster Perpetual 34
    2019 IWC Pilot 36 IW324010
    2011 Grand Seiko SBGW033
    2021 Chrono Tokyo “Chronograph 1”
    You can find pictures of them, along with some helpful show notes at https://www.time4apint.com/podcast/the-time-4a-pint-podcast-episode-55

    Want to support the show? Buy me a virtual pint for just £1 at https://ko-fi.com/time4apint

    • 1 hr 42 min
    54: Movember - Stories from the Boys

    54: Movember - Stories from the Boys

    For this very special edition of the Time 4A Pint podcast, we’re going to be talking all about Movember. We’re going to be meeting my contact over at Movember UK Stef, and hearing direct from three Movember ambassadors Bobby Bansal, Elvin Box, and James Mace about their experiences with testicular cancer, prostate cancer, and mental health.

    And then you’re going to have a chance to win my 2019 Oris Chronoris Movember Edition, and a copy of Flores Delores and the Oris Chronoris signed by Barbara Palum

    • 58 min
    Underwater Adventures with the CWC Royal Navy Diver & Other Stories

    Underwater Adventures with the CWC Royal Navy Diver & Other Stories

    Much of the watch collecting hobby, is about enablement.

    One or more collectors, gently nudging another towards functions, styles, heritage, brands, and models that they might find interesting.

    Sometimes this happens face to face, over one too many pints of winkles old peculiar, sometimes it happens on forums through friendly discussion and heated debate, and more and more, the subtle power of an Instagram friend’s beautifully shot photographs, shoulder the responsibility for an unplanned horological p

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

s.dlgs ,

Fantastic

Whether you’re a seasoned watch vet, or a brand new kitten in the giant world of watches, you’ll love the Time 4 a Pint podcast. Chris is smooth, relaxed and well versed. His guest come from all over the world and talk about anything watch or watch related. I look forward to this every week. Cheers Chris.

iHater ,

Outstanding content for current and aspiring watch collectors

If you love watches, this is your podcast. Chris is a natural at interviewing his subjects.

Highly recommended.

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