Rolex and Omega return to Watches Tonight as Tim discusses the new golden age of Rolex movements while considering Omega’s Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday “Ultraman” as a member of our silly watch selection. And yes, we have quite a few silly special edition watches from the likes of Sinn Spezialuhren, Omega watches of Bienne, Zenith watches of Le Locle, and Jaeger LeCoultre of Le Sentier.
Our primary feature deals with special edition watches whose premise appears to be … silly … in hindsight. Sinn’s model 900 Hummer recalls the infamous macho machine of the 2000s while Jaeger LeCoultre’s Reverso Grande Taille Batman Forever has dated somewhat earlier than “forever” implies. Tim reflects on his youth at the Long Island Westbury Drive-In and why his parents took him to see this ill-fated Batman flick instead of Toy Story in 1995. Back on topic, we consider Zenith’s now infamous “Zenith Christophe Colomb Hurricane Revolucion” series, an incongruous combination of Latin American revolutionaries engraved and enameled into the cases of $419,000 U.S. luxury Swiss watches.
Additional topics include the question of giving watches as gifts; when is it appropriate to give a watch as a gift? Graduation? Birthdays? To whom can one give a watch as a gift? Is it bad luck to give a watch to parents or spouses? We discuss the question of daily driver watches and when it’s inappropriate to wear a watch. Is there a time when luxury watches from Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Audemars Piguet need to be set aside for surrogates from Casio’s G-Shock family, the Seiko Prospex catalog, and the Swatch watch lineup?
Counterfeit Rolex watches and an appalling imitation Rolex Submariner “Hulk” 116710LV make an appearance in our popular “Time to Run” bad wristwatch sales listing segment. Finally, we feature the watches of our viewers in a two-part “viewer wristshots” showcase. All of this and live questions can be seen on “Watches Tonight!”
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