Dan Spitz of Anthrax talks about watchmaking

April 3, 2016 . by John Biggs

“Hi, I’m Dan Spitz. I’m a master watchmaker and I also co-founded the band Anthrax.” In 1995 Dan Spitz quit his thrash metal band Anthrax to find some quiet. A third-generation watchmaker, Spitz quit the band and learned the trade and now builds his own complicated pieces. “There’s no roadmap for those pieces,” he says….



Watch Video Rewind for June 21, 2015

June 21, 2015 . by Matt Himmelstein

Happy Father’s Day, and thanks for popping over and checking out the week’s Watch Video Rewind, our weekly feature where we bring to light watch related videos from the web that we think are interesting. Today, I have a bit of a hodgepodge of videos that I stumbled across this week.



Video Rewind for March 29, 2015

March 29, 2015 . by Matt Himmelstein

Welcome back to our regular feature, the Watch Video Rewind. In this series, we bring to light videos we feel are interesting and worth sharing out with our readers. Baselworld concluded this week, so I thought I would compile a couple of videos to give those of us that can’t make the trip over a taste of what is on display.



IWC Shows Us How Its Done

December 20, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  The it in this case referring to after-sales service. Often times, when we’re looking to buy a watch, having it serviced is the furthest thing from our minds. Of course, if you’re buying a mechanical watch, service is inevitable – any machine with moving parts is going to need some TLC now and again.



John Isaac Geneve: The Watch For Women Who Will Pound Your Face To Mush

April 17, 2012 . by John Biggs

Jeremiah Kipp directed this commercial for a small watch brand, John Isaac Geneve, featuring an angry girl who literally works out with her training all day (check out the montage – it’s morning and then it’s night) and then is proud that she has a man and is on track to being a real tiger…



Daddy? Where Do Dials Come From?

January 5, 2012 . by John Biggs

How It’s Made: The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Dial from HODINKEE on Vimeo. Our buddy at Hodinkee took some amazing video of the Audemars Piguet. Here you see how the Royal Oak face is made – using a powered pantograph that is one or two steps removed what Mssrs. A and P would have used…



Time Piece: A Beautiful Movie On Swiss Watchmaking

November 30, 2011 . by John Biggs

Time Piece – Switzerland from HODINKEE on Vimeo. It’s not hard to make watchmaking look good but this film takes the cake. It’s by Kat Mansoor and features two master watchmakers, Vianney Halter and Philippe Dufour. via Hodinkee