A podcast about watches, how they work, and why they fascinate us.
Our First Watch - The Alsta x BTD Motoscaphe 120
Allen goes into the ideas behind the Alsta Motoscaphe 120, one of a very few purpose built motorcycling watches. Not branded to match this or that bike, nor just a clever facelift, the Motoscaphe 120 is the culmination of Allen spending the last 30 years or so riding motorcycles with mechanical watches.
Eccentricity, Ostentation, Wealth & Watches
Why do the rich get away with all kinds of bizarre quirky behavior while the rest of us are made to look silly when we express our little kinks? The answer is complicated, and when we bring watches into the picture, it only gets more complicated.
Walt Odets - Going Beyond The Dial With The Original Watch Blogger
Walt Odets is, by most accounts, the first person to blog about watches, thus creating a template for how watch journalism evolved over the past 20 years. His work, however, never resembled modern watch journalism; his was critical, mechanically minded, and decidedly unconcerned with fashion and trends. Allen and Walt discuss his journey in watches and much more.
Allen grabs the mic and speaks for an hour with zero edits on topics ranging from his dream of playing with The Grateful Dead (#letallenplay) to OEM straps to how mechanical ignorance leads to silly horological obsessions, and more...
Divine Dials, Horological Hedonism & The Aesthetic Revolution
Horology Inc. provides us with a vast array of dial colors able to splash dopamine onto our opiate receptors. We often dismiss new colors as a superficial trend lacking horological innovation, but Allen argues that - because splashy dials spontaneously inspire joy, beauty, and emotions that, science has shows, replicate our experience of Love - great dials may be closer to the center of The Aesthetic Revolution than we ever imagined.
Overlooking The Glory of Large Watches - A Case Study Featuring the Moser Pioneer Centre Seconds Limited Edition in Mad Red
Allen breaks form on his approach to the hands-on review while exploring how Moser creates what is, in his opinion, one of the most beautiful watches currently being produced.
It’s refreshing to listen to a high-level podcast that isn’t controlled by the watch brands.
Surprised and happy to hear Walt Odets on the podcast! My watch journey began in the late 90’s on Timezone so I’m familiar with his article’s and the TZ watch school.
It was wonderful to hear you converse with Mr. Odets about his journey as a child to taking apart that famous Explorer, and even work outside of the horological space.
Great content and a must listen for those who appreciate watches not simply as style but for what’s beyond the dial.
Excellent Podcast even when watch adjacent!
Thank you for all your coverage from watches to Anti-Asian Hate Crimes!