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3 Lessons Learned While Speed-Dating Watchmakers

I recently returned from a week photographing the annual conference of American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute (AWCI). I was there to teach photography and get images of the event that has been held annually since 1960. I felt like I was speed-dating at a club of modern-day watchmaking shamans, who openly talked about missing their watch bench and the trance-state in which they function as they solve our watch-wearing woes.  I learned a lot about what to look for in a watchmaker.

For your consideration: Blancpain Air Command Flyback Chronograph


Well, we just started this new “For Your Consideration” series last week (at least, officially), and here we are again with another aspirational sort of watch. While our previous one was definitely in the stratosphere, today’s watch is one that could be in reach one day, and actually be useful in a daily wear sort of capacity. That watch is the new (and very blue) Blancpain Air Command Flyback Chronograph.