Put on your sunglasses and try not to stare directly at them. That’s right, this week we’re talking iced-out watches and the flaws they hide beneath the surface. Sometimes they may look great, but besides debates about taste and subtlety, we investigate how icing-out a watch may compromise its durability… … More Hidden Flaws of Iced-Out Watches
Any watch collector that has shopped private sales online knows that there are some great deals to be had buying second hand. Unfortunately there are quite a few scammers out there as well. This week, the On Time crew talks to Art, aka PuristPro forum moderator, “Dr. No”, about spotting, avoiding, and shutting down the scum and villainy of watch sellers. … More The Art of Evading Watch Scammers
When Matt Farah drops by to hang out with the On Time crew we throw the agenda out the window because we know we’re in for a wild ride. Naturally, we talk watches, cars, and the joy of breaking the speed limit. Hold onto your butts. … More Matt Farah of TheSmokingTire.com
This week we welcome Ray Santamaria a licensed MFT with a masters in clinical psychology and a self diagnosed WIS. Ray, Mike, and Chase gaze into the abyss that is the psychology of a WIS and come out the other end in mostly one piece. We’ll look at different types of compulsions, addictions, and the various enthusiasts they belong to in an attempt to better understand the kung-fu grip this hobby has on us. … More Psychology of a WIS With Ray Santamaria
Many moons ago we sat down with Christian of TheoandHarris.com for an earnest discussion about the good, the bad, and the ugly of horology and the industry itself (retail and aftermarket). We finally got around to giving the episode the attention and polish it deserved. Now we’re happy to finally bring you our discussion with one of the coolest guys on the front line of the vintage watch market, fighting the good fight for collectors everywhere. … More Gettin’ Dirty with Christian of Theo & Harris
This week we sit down with Sheldon, owner of the Rolex informational site “Minus4Plus6.com.” WE discuss how he came across the “first Swiss watch in space” and how a concerted effort from him and other well known watch enthusiasts spread the word about this special piece even before the manufacturer ever marketed the story. … More The First Swiss Watch In Space
When On Time does a watch review you can count on two things: one, it’s not going to follow the format of a normal run-of-the-mill watch review, and two, it’s going to get nerdy up in here. We look at a Rolex 5506 with an identity crisis and break down all the quirks of this odd Air King / Explorer. … More Reviewing a Rolex Oddity…
What’s your craziest, most epic, or just plain odd watch story? This week we sit down with our friend Art from the PuristPro forums to share his amazing story about acquiring a special Omega Seamaster, a story that spans decades.
… More Omega, the Freemasons, and LA’s Original Pantry Cafe
LA’s own Joshua @engineturned Shapiro sits down with us to talk about the exquisite art of engine turning and his goals going forward for producing the best possible watch dials in the US to spreading the gospel of this rare craft. … More The Rare Craft of Engine Turned Dials
Call them certified pre-owned, secondhand, or even used, the CPO watch market is something the industry can’t ignore any longer. While it remains to be seen how this all plays out, the guys discuss what’s currently going on, what should happen, and what could be possible for the used watch market. … More Certified Pre-Owned Watches?