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Conversations with engaging and knowledgeable experts on Patek Philippe and the world of watches.

Collectability Podcast Collectability

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Conversations with engaging and knowledgeable experts on Patek Philippe and the world of watches.

    Kelly Yoch joins Collectability and talks Patek Philippe

    Kelly Yoch joins Collectability and talks Patek Philippe

    In this podcast, John Reardon and Tania Edwards welcome the newest member of the Collectability team – Kelly Yoch who has joined as Personal Curator. With Kelly on the team, this podcast is a great opportunity to update our listeners on Collectability and discuss where we see the future of Patek Philippe vintage and pre-owned watches. For almost 30 years, Kelly has had a highly respected career specializing in luxury watches, most notably Patek Philippe. During her time running the Patek Philippe Salon at Tiffany & Co., GQ magazine referred to Kelly as the “Gatekeeper of the Patek
    Philippe Tiffany Dial”. In this engaging conversation, we learn how Kelly became the trusted advisor to many of the world’s most important watch clients, and how her skills will enhance Collectability’s client service for both existing
    and new clients.

    • 50 min
    Matthew Bain, veteran watch expert and dealer

    Matthew Bain, veteran watch expert and dealer

    In this candid interview, veteran watch dealer Matthew Bain discusses how the watch industry and collecting has changed over the past 40 years. Matt shares many fascinating stories including the entrepreneurial way in which he started his career while at college in the 1980s, when he would enlist his friends to buy Swatch watches (purchases of which were limited per person at the time), that he would then sell to the Italians. Also inspired by his father who was a collector, Matt continued his passion buying and selling watches after college until one day someone offered him a Patek Philippe World Time ref. 2523 which he and his father purchased and the next day he left his job at a bank — and the rest is a fascinating history! Over the decades, Matt has brought and sold many important Patek Philippe watches, several of which can now be seen in the Patek Philippe Museum. Find out which vintage Patek Philippe watches Matt believes are undervalued and worth searching for by listening to this wide-ranging discussion with John Reardon.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    James Lamdin, Founder Analog:Shift Part 2

    James Lamdin, Founder Analog:Shift Part 2

    In part 2 of this podcast, James Lamdin and John Reardon dive deep into Patek Philippe watches. If you missed part 1, please listen – you won’t regret it! This candid and fun conversation starts with James answering the cliff-hangar question from part 1: “What is the most overlooked category for vintage Patek Philippe collecting?” James’s unexpected answer leads to an engaged and enlightening discussion about which Patek Philippe watches will
    become collector-darlings in the future. James reveals that his passion for Patek Philippe was ignited after visiting the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva when he became fascinated with pocket watches. This opened the world of Patek Philippe and from there he became entranced with watches from the 1970s, 1950s and then the whole catalog over the company’s 185-year-old history. As an
    interesting exercise, John shows James a Patek Philippe Catalog from 1985 and thumbing through, he realizes he is attracted to almost every piece!

    To watch the video about the exhibition of the world’s largest collection of Patek Philippe Electronic Clocks that is referred to in this podcast please go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUCy-zvccdM

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    • 45 min
    James Lamdin, Founder of Analog:Shift and vintage watch expert Part 1

    James Lamdin, Founder of Analog:Shift and vintage watch expert Part 1

    Buckle up for an exciting ride as John Reardon and James Lamdin, founder of Analog:Shift discuss vintage watches, the future of auction houses and the watch industry. In Part 1, James shares how he started his horological journey and launched Analog:Shift in 2012. His goal was to change the way vintage watches were sold and his success led to Watches of Switzerland purchasing the company in 2020 leading to 25 in-store locations. Fearless in sharing his opinion, it’s always fun to listen to James Lamdin talk about the industry he loves.

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    • 38 min
    Nicholas Manousos, Executive Director of the Horological Society of New York Part 2

    Nicholas Manousos, Executive Director of the Horological Society of New York Part 2

    In part two of this podcast, Nick Manousos answers the question, "Will there ever be a thriving American watch industry again?" Nick addresses this question within the context of the history of American watch making, and looks to a very exciting future for USA watchmakers. As Executive Director of the Horological Society of New York (HSNY), Nick is leading one of the oldest watch associations in the world to fulfill its mission of advancing the art and science of horology through education. Because interest in watches has exploded over the last few years, HSNY offers a wonderful resource for people at all levels of enthusiasm. In this conversation with Tania Edwards, we take a fascinating journey from the beginning of watchmaking in the USA to today, and learn why supporting HSNY is important.

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    • 34 min
    Nicholas Manousos, watchmaker and Executive Director of the Horological Society of New York Part 1

    Nicholas Manousos, watchmaker and Executive Director of the Horological Society of New York Part 1

    Nicholas Manousos has had a fascinating journey from Silicon Valley to making silicon parts for watch movements, and now leads the Horological Society of New York. In this two-part conversation with Tania Edwards, we learn how Nick's passion for watchmaking has led him along a diverse path. After watchmaking school, he experimented with 3D printing for the watch industry and in this podcast he brought along his Tourbillion 1000% -- a perfect teaching tool for a complicated movement. Nick also believes in the resurgence of the American watch industry, so much so that he started making the most difficult part of a movement in the hope of getting attention for American watchmaking. He started Fireshouse Horology which manufactured silicon balance springs, an extremely specialist skill that only a few companies, mostly in Europe and Japan excel at. At the end of this podcast, Tania asks Nick a question that many people would like the answer to: "Will there ever be a thriving American watch industry again?"

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Blanekc ,

Hooked on Horology

Looking to consume all things horological, and this was the perfect addition. From the minute repeater intro, to the very end, I’ve been hooked on every episode. Very well done.

MMEJR1000 ,

Fantastic

Great content, John is the ultimate Patek Nerd - compliment, but he is approachable and his content has great entertainment and educational content - I learned something from all the interviews, and instigated for searching for me afterwards. Hopefully the series become weekly soon. Cheers

@books_on_time ,

Brilliant Content on Patek Philippe

Collectability is a fantastic platform for all things Patek Philippe related. John Reardon is not only incredibly enthusiastic and passionate about the history, but he is extremely generous in sharing his knowledge. Very excited to hear more from Carlos, as he is a wealth of knowledge and seems to be curating a brilliant watch podcast.

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