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To all the PF watch lovers!

by on Oct.27, 2010, under Review, What's New, Wood Watches

So if you’re not a total pf then I’ve got something you need to check out.  There’s a new gig in town Mica making some sick looking watches. You’ve most likely never seen a timepeice like these so you better go check them out. Their designs are legit and are all carved from maple wood, case links and all.

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The history of the wood watch

by on Oct.27, 2010, under Review, What's New, Wood Watches

There has been some debate over who came out with the first wood wrist watch.  Many have dabbled in this art normally reserved for the most adventurous craftsman but few have created a timepeice that truly dubs classic style rather than the apprearance of a 6th grade art project.

Quiksilver has come out with a cool one but only part of the case is actually wood. Others have faked the wood look using thin wood venere or painted plastic. This is almost pathetic but understandable becuase carving a wood watch requires serious skill and patience. One company that has recently come out with a seriously good looking wood watch is Mica. Mica has about 16 different models and colorways all hand carved from wood. From case to links it’s all wood except the movment, crown and double locking clasp. Check out mica today.

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Mica does it again!

by on Oct.26, 2010, under Review, What's New, Wood Watches

Leading wood watch designers Mica are now shipping all Deck models. The one that catches my eye would be the Deck – Bronze on Maple. A classic look to a natural hand carved timepeice.  Check out all the cool designs and collections that Mica is throwing down.

You might even get lucky and win a free watch from their occasional Facebook contests. Go to their site for details.

Deck-Bronze-on-Maple

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A Patek Philippe Calatrava Gifted by Michael Jordan: Now You Can Be Like Mike, And Wear A Patek

by on Oct.25, 2010, under Review, What's New

Coming up for auction at Sotheby’s Important Watches and Clocks auction in New York City on October 27 is a watch made by one of the most respected manufacturers given by one of the most talented basketball players to one of the most innovative basketball coaches.

We are talking about a Patek Philippe Calatrava (reference 5096J) given by Michael Jordan to Tex Winter, who was at that time an Assistant Coach to the Chicago Bulls.

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The LÜM-TEC Tungsten M8 and M23: Affordable, Dependable, and Tough Automatic Watches (VIDEO)

by on Oct.25, 2010, under Review, What's New

We at Hodinkee are big fans of the high-quality, affordable watches coming from LÜM-TEC, and we certainly aren’t this brand’s only fans.

Since the company’s founding in 2008, LÜM-TEC has been led by those that understand and appreciate value. Much of the brand’s success has been due to engaging with watch fans for new design ideas. LÜM-TEC is also known for its Maximum Darkness Visibility (MDV) technology, which is an eight layer application of luminous material that enhances the ability to read the time in the dark.

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Staying a Half-Step Ahead in a World of Innovation: An Interview with Seiko President Shinji Hattori

by on Oct.25, 2010, under Review, What's New

Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Mr. Shinji Hattori, President and CEO of Seiko Watch Corporation. Within the landmark Wako building in the heart of the Ginza shopping district, Mr. Hattori discussed how his family values have molded the way he runs Seiko, the importance of Japanese watchmaking, and the international launch of the Grand Seiko collection.

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Michael Jordan Not Only Gives Pateks, but Wears an Urwerk: Confirms Status As Coolest Man Alive

by on Oct.25, 2010, under Review

Earlier today we showed you a Patek Philippe given to a Chicago Bulls assistant coach by Michael Jordan.  The post was pretty popular, after all, it isn’t every day you see a Patek with “MJ” engraved on the back.  Then, we received a tweet from our friend Ian Skellern with a link to a 2007 Revo-Online (formerly Horomundi) posting on Mr. Jordan’s wristwear. 

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An Israeli Defense Forces-Issued Eterna Kon-Tiki in NOS Condition: This One Never Made It Into Action

by on Oct.25, 2010, under Review

A watch issued to the Israeli Defense Forces, but never used.

One of the big watch releases of 2010 was Eterna’s re-issue of its beloved Kon-Tiki Super dive watch. The new version, called the Heritage Super Kon-Tiki Limited Edition 1973, is a faithful nod to the legendary original. It retains the bold dive bezel with colored zero marker, cushion-shaped case and ultra-distinctive handset, complete with the “dwarf” hour hand. The new one is starting to hit the market and the same vintage dive watch lovers who drooled over Omega’s new Ploprof and Blancpain’s most recent Fifty Fathoms will be lining up to get one.

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Antiquorum’s Charity Auction To Benefit National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Buy A Watch, Do Some Good

by on Oct.25, 2010, under Review

A week from tonight, Antiquorum will be hosting a charity auction to to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  The auction, which consists of 43 lots – each donated by a manufacture or retailer – includes pieces from such notables as Audemars Piguet, Hublot, Richard Mille, Vacheron Constantin, And Jaeger LeCoultre

Proceeds from this sale will be donated to the NMSS, and this marks the first of what will become an annual event. 

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A Rolex-Made World-Timer? Some of Louis Cottier’s Finest And Least-Known Work

by on Oct.24, 2010, under Review

We’ve expressed our love for vintage World-Timers before here on Hodinkee – the idea of international travel prior to the development of readily available commercial airplanes just inspires thoughts of Porfirio Rubirosa piloting he and his woman du jour from Argentina to the South of France for a polo match, a party, or a weekend in Paris at the Plaza Athénée.  

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