3 Lessons Learned While Speed-Dating Watchmakers

January 16, 2017 . by Ken Nichols

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…

Pour yourself a drink and feast your eyes on the Kobold Arctic Diver

October 28, 2009 . by John Biggs

Man. I don’t know if I’m supposed to look at this watch or have sex with it. The man’s hands fondling this PVD encased beauty is a bit off-putting but the music sounds like what my roommate used to play to mask the sounds of his seductions.

Kobold Profiled in Inc. Magazine

May 10, 2007 . by John Biggs

There’s a great story about Michael Kobold and Kobold watches in Inc. this month. It’s really nice to see mainstream appreciation of the watch business, although my buddy at Swatch Group made a face when I told him Kobold equated himself to Rolex. Read on to get the full story. The Greatly Improbable, Highly Enjoyable,…

Pop Kobold

September 18, 2006 . by John Biggs

Now this is a weird duck. It’s a one-of-a-kind piece by Kobold that just sold for a 911 charity. Looks pretty beefy even though it could hang out on a harijuku girl’s wrist without looking out of place. Burton Morris designed the face. Chad the Watch Guy » Pop Goes the Kobold Release

Kobold Does it Again: Ernest Shackleton Old Explorer

August 9, 2006 . by John Biggs

Mike Kobold is a madman – a real watch pro – and this is his latest, the amazing Old Explorer. It looks so retro yet the face makes me make a little pee pee. Kobold revives a favorite, with the Sir Ernest Shackleton Old Explorer’s model. If you remember the original, it featured that beautiful…