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Wrist watch Bar Talk and Horological Shenanigans at their finest. A wrist watch podcast about two friends sitting down every week for an honest, foul-mouthed discussion about all things watch related.

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Wrist watch Bar Talk and Horological Shenanigans at their finest. A wrist watch podcast about two friends sitting down every week for an honest, foul-mouthed discussion about all things watch related.

    Ep. #248 The First Watch Releases of 2023

    Ep. #248 The First Watch Releases of 2023

    We're just barely into 2023 and the watch world has already brought us a ton of cool new releases to lust over. Kaz and Mike run through their favorites from LVMH Watch Week and pick apart the best watches that made their way to the TBWS website.

    Plus there are two new guides on the site giving you insight into the world of affordable pilot watches and the best German brands making watches today.

    Finally, the guys concoct a scheme to hoard more eggs and quite possibly stumbled on the a new fashion trend that needs to happen. We'll put it this way - Mike is about to buy a bunch of turtlenecks.

    Chronoports Sea Quartz: https://www.instagram.com/sea_quartz_watches/

    Kaz's Grand Seiko: https://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/grand-seiko-quartz-review-my-grail-the-sbgv233/

    The Best German Watch Brands You Should Know: https://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/german-watch-brands-guide/

    Best Pilot Watches Under $1000: https://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/best-pilot-watches/

    Oris Calibre 473: https://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/oris-big-crown-calibre-473/

    Tag Heuer Solargraph: https://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/tag-heuer-aquaracer-professional-200-solargraph-titanium/

    Defy Skyline Skeleton: https://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/zenith-defy-skyline-skeleton/

    Farer 36mm Three Hand Collection: https://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/farer-36mm-three-hand-collection/

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ep. #247 The 2022 TBWS Best In Horology Awards Show

    Ep. #247 The 2022 TBWS Best In Horology Awards Show

    We made it! The end of of 2022 is here and it's time to prep ourselves for a new year. As tradition would dictate, that means it's time for the TBWS Best In Horology Awards Show. Check out links to all of our picks here and listen in for a fun year-end episode. Enjoy the new year and thank you for sticking with TBWS this year!

    Watch release that just missed the mark
    Kaz: https://www.ablogtowatch.com/watch-review-nomos-club-sport-neomatik-37-petrol/
    Mike: https://shop.hodinkee.com/blogs/journal/exclusive-to-hodinkee-the-zodiac-pan-am-world-time-gmt

    Best in show
    Kaz: https://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/seiko-5-gmt-review-and-info/
    Mike: https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/the-omega-chrono-chime-a-strikingly-complicated-pair-of-sonorus-chronographs

    Best micro release
    Kaz: https://www.gavox.com/product/gavox-longitude/
    Mike: https://montawatch.com/collections/skyquest

    What Kaz thinks Mike would love the most

    What Mike thinks Kaz would like the most

    Best watch to survive winter with no furnace
    Kaz: https://www.originalgrain.com/products/brewmaster-chrono-44mm
    Mike: https://www.watchesofespionage.com/blogs/woe-disptach/casio-f-91w-the-preferred-watch-of-terrorists

    Best watch to get you through a good ol' fashioned Seattle mugging
    Kaz: https://www.ablogtowatch.com/beyond-the-wrist-code41-launches-the-mecascape-a-new-time-object/
    Mike: https://www.instagram.com/sea_quartz_watches/

    2022's Best Florida Man Watch
    Kaz: https://www.ablogtowatch.com/gerald-genta-unveils-arena-bi-retrograde-watch-with-mickey-mouse-playing-football/
    Kaz: https://www.ablogtowatch.com/richard-mille-debuts-the-million-dollar-plus-rm-88-automatic-tourbillon-smiley-watch/

    Best watch to wear when finding yourself in an uncomfortable body massage situation
    Kaz: ablogtowatch.com/hands-on-mr-jones-watches-a-perfectly-useless-afternoon/
    Mike: https://www.apple.com/apple-watch-ultra/

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Ep. #246 Are We Done With Microbrands?

    Ep. #246 Are We Done With Microbrands?

    It's December's first episode and Mike & Kaz have been lucky enough to get their hands on some pretty cool small-batch releases. They run through the highs and lows while talking about future site review plans.

    Are microbrand watches still worth it? The guys also discuss the pains and triumphs they've faced with micros in the past. Plus, you'll get to hear about Kaz's new-house watch.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ep. #245 Field Watches & Your Changing Body

    Ep. #245 Field Watches & Your Changing Body

    Field watches have been top of mind lately here at TBWS. Going back to their roots this week, Kaz and Mike discuss why the field watch watch is one of the best choices when kicking off a new watch collection. They go over their favorite features and share their top choices if they were going to buy something today. Plus, there's a new watch on the way you might hear some hints about.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Ep. #244 Watchtime & Windup NYC 2022

    Ep. #244 Watchtime & Windup NYC 2022

    After a trip to NYC, Mike is back home to talk about his visit to the 2022 Windup Watch Fair and WatchTime New York. It was tiring, but now the guys get to talk about some of the coolest releases from the shows, and watches they'd actually throw down money for.

    Oh, and there's a new Doxa in the collection and Kaz talks about what could be his next watch purchase. Tune in and let us know about your favorite brands and models displayed at the shows!

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Ep. #243 Watch Shows Are Back. Do We Need Them?

    Ep. #243 Watch Shows Are Back. Do We Need Them?

    Years after the pause and shutdown of the world's biggest watch trade shows, it looks like they're coming back. It's weird to witness especially after many pivoted to different formats or consolidated approaches.

    This week, Kaz and Mike are discussing the practicality behind watch fairs and trade shows, while trying to understand what they mean for the consumer—not the brand or the blogger.

    Plus, the guys continue to plan and discuss their steady transformation, into watch industry e-boys. Tune in!

    • 1 hr 17 min

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