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It's still New fake watch Season (TM) here at HODINKEE, and I'll admit it's extra exciting to see the new releases as that Netflix-on-the-couch lifestyle starts to get a little boring. While the focus last week was all on replica watches & Wonders 2020, this week, I called Cole and James to talk about some of the releases from independent brands, specifically those making the kinds of cult-classic tool replica rolex watches that set the forums ablaze. Think Doxa, Sinn, G-Shock, and the like. Oh, and we also talk about the new F.P. Journe, because why not!? On top of that, we dive into Cole's recent series of Retailer Spotlight stories and what it's like to be talking to people on that side of the fake watch industry at a time like this. Finally, we've got a preview of a yet-to-run story about vintage fake watch advertisements that I'm personally really excited about.
The centerpiece of this week's episode, though, is a conversation between Ben and collector Edmond Saran. Splitting his time between Zürich and New York, Saran is a connoisseur in the truest sense. He's someone who's spent decades honing his taste, settling on a love of the most beautiful cars, watches, and other artifacts of the 1950s and '60s. If the name sounds familiar, it's because you might know Saran from his blog and Instagram account Le Monde Edmond. He and Ben talk about the rise of vintage Replica Rolex, including the pieces outside the usual sport models, how Edmond got into vintage fake watch collecting in the first place, and the push and pull between being an enthusiast and trying to provide perspective for others. Be sure to give him a follow on Instagram at @le_monde_edmond - if you're someone who loves stelline Replica Rolexes, behind-the-scenes shots from Connery-era Bond films, and the odd close-up of a classic Ferrari, you're going to love it.
We hope you enjoy Episode 89 of HODINKEE Radio. Check out the show notes below, and let us know what you think in the comments below.ADVERTISEMENT Show Notes
4:45The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Skeleton
6:00The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar
6:13The A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus, Now In White Gold
6:30The Laurent Ferrier Grand Sport Tourbillon
8:30New Cartier Releases
13:30Doxa Sub 300 Carbon Aqua Lung US Divers Limited Edition
21:00The Sinn U50, U50 SDR, And U50 S Dive Watches
26:42The Casio G-Shock DW5600 NASA Limited Edition
28:40The New F.P. Journe Chronomètre à Résonance, Explained
35:50Ace Jewelers In Amsterdam
39:17Roldorf+Co In Vancouver
39:45The Grey NATO - Ep 52 - Jason Gallop (Roldorf & Co)
41:00Martin Pulli In Philadelphia, PA
50:00Le Monde Edmond
1:00:30Talking replica watches With John Goldberger
1:01:30A Look Inside New York City's Secret Vintage Replica Rolex Meet-Up
1:03:00A Closer Look At Star Dials
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