52 episodes

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.

    Justin Mastine-Frost - "Good Times as Always!"

    Justin Mastine-Frost - "Good Times as Always!"

    For episode 63 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast, I got together with Toronto based Justin Mastine-Frost. Outgoing editor in chief of watchuseek.com and fitrated.com, and brand new Director of Digital Content for Sharp Magazine, Canada’s foremost luxury publication.
    Justin and I first got to hang out in November of 2020, when he and fellow guest Aldis Hodge  joined me and Mat for our 15th Virtual GTG (which you can check out on YouTube). Justin was not messing about that day, and brought some serious horological heat, in the form of an Arnold and Son Nebula.
    Which as anyone who’s scrolled through Justin’s Instagram account will tell you, is just one fascinating piece in a hugely varied collection that spans high end to affordable, and mainstream to independent.
    I had no idea what Justin was going to bring along today, but I knew that whatever it was, it would be interesting. And colourful. Or grey. Or both.

    You can find pictures and reference numbers of all the watches that we talked about on the Time 4A Pint website.
    If you like what you hear, please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. If you love what you hear, please buy me a virtual pint to say thanks.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Phil Toledano - Pathological Contrarian

    Phil Toledano - Pathological Contrarian

    For episode 62 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast, I got together with fellow talkative Englishman, and pathological contrarian, Phil Toledano. Who you may know from Instagram as Mister Enthusiast.

    The topics we covered were many and varied. Including, but not limited to: buying and maintaining group B rally cars, ram raids, Vietnam era pilot’s helmets, the joy of putting your kid’s face onto plates, pillows, and tote bags, how weird and wonderful it is to be a Dad, Birman cats, Mr Frumples the dog, great TV Shows we’re currently watching, the Jaguar XJ220, running a lifestyle clothing brand, watch sausage parties, how instagram can be a rather dull unimaginative echo chamber, turning Rolexes into art, collecting Patek’s from the 70s, buying the things that you really like, and the importance of a test tube filled with oil. These intro’s are getting weirder aren’t they?


    You can find pictures and reference numbers of all the watches that we talked about on the Time 4A Pint website.
    If you like what you hear, please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. If you love what you hear, please buy me a virtual pint to say thanks.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Victor Boyd - "My first Rolex Submariner cost £295"

    Victor Boyd - "My first Rolex Submariner cost £295"

    For episode 61 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast, I got together with nomadic Irishman, and owner of Brooklyn’s Iona Bar, Victor Boyd, who you may know from Instagram, as PapillonVic.
    We talked about buying Rolex Submariners for £295, working in high end restaurants in London and Paris and opening one in Manhattan, selling an entire collection to pay the bills when the world changed on September 11, and starting over in Brooklyn with a very cool neighbourhood bar called Iona. Diving with watches, changing beer barrels with watches, buying vintage, meeting independents, and being tipped off to a spectacularly uncommon, and tough as nails JLC by a former NFL player.
    There is a lot going on in this episode.
    So grab your headphones, pour yourself a drink that is time-of-day appropriate, and enjoy.

    You can find pictures and reference numbers of all the watches that we talked about on the Time 4A Pint website.
    If you like what you hear, please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. If you love what you hear, please buy me a virtual pint to say thanks.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Josh Rogers - The Weird & Wonderful World of Portobello Road

    Josh Rogers - The Weird & Wonderful World of Portobello Road

    For episode 60 of the Time 4A Pint Podcast, I got together with Portobello Road based watch dealer, and fellow fan of odd horology, Josh Rogers.
    We talked about how the trade has changed in the last 10 years, the weird and wonderful things that wander in off the Portobello Road, keyboard warriors and Omega cross hairs, impulse purchases in French Flea markets, buying a new stainless steel Rolex at retail, and our shared fondness for quirky and often unloved timepieces.


    Watches featured in this episode:
    Chopard L.U.C Regluator Quattro 18K White Gold ref. 171910-1001
    Seiko Sportura Kinetic SNL015 7L22 OAd0
    Omega Deville Saint Honoré ref. BC751.8358E / 551.8358 / 142.8358
    IWC Portugieser Annual Calendar ref. IW503502
    Omega Seamaster Automatic 165.002
    Omega Seamaster Automatic Day Date calibre 1020 ref. 166.0216
    Bulova Accutron “Sputnik” calibre 218.1
    2020 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41mm “Wimbledon” ref. 126334
    Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grande Date ref. 240.8.15
     
    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.

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

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Gary Shteyngart - "People ask me to sign their watch straps"

    Gary Shteyngart - "People ask me to sign their watch straps"

    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.

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

    • 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

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

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

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41 Ratings

41 Ratings

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Independent reviews!

Love this podcast, and especially appreciate the independent points of view expressed as it is becoming tough to find this in the horological world.

watchmedtime ,

One of my favorites

So glad this is back. Great content, I especially like the interviews

Adam Cifu ,

Great horological relaxation

I love this podcast. Kind, informed conversations between real WISs. A pleasure to listen to you and distract you after a hard day at work. Keep up the great work.

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