events

In this ‘events’ category you’ll find coverage of event’s I visited, and reports of events that took place or will take place in the future.

Where are the updates? I’m at Fratellowatches!

Where are the updates? I’m at Fratellowatches!

If you wondered why there haven’t been updates at in2watches.com lately, the answer is here. I’ve teamed up as a contributor with Fratellowatches. Fratellowatches is currently the 4th largest blog on wristwatches in the world and I was honored to have the possibility to join long-time watch friend Robert-Jan Broer and photographer Bert Buijsrogge....
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The road to Baselworld 2015 is officially opened.

The road to Baselworld 2015 is officially opened.

Of course we received some Baselworld 2015 previews already, however as from today the road to this years fair has been officially opened to my standards. Today I received the #1 ‘New Models 2015’ press-newsletter from ‘Baselworld Swiss Exhibitors’, and I will look to find an easy way to bring you all these novelties....
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Baselworld 2014 ends; a walk-through in 9* minutes

Baselworld 2014 ends; a walk-through in 9* minutes

Baselworld 2014 is almost at an end. It’s not strange that visiting the largest and most influential watch fair in the world is strenuous. However to me it seems that this year I heard more complaints about it being extremely hectic than other years. Mind you, the fair grounds are HUGE. Just walking though...
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Baselworld 2014; high-end watches and… G-Shock

Baselworld 2014; high-end watches and… G-Shock

Baselworld for many is a fair of high-end watches, either being big brand names like Patek Philippe or independent Manufacturers like MB&F. However I can’t help stopping by Casio each year in order to see the new G-Shocks as well. Being a G-Shock fan and collector myself, it’s a good opportunity to see new...
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Baselworld 2014; new Tudor models

Baselworld 2014; new Tudor models

For 2014 Tudor has four novelties; three new watches/lines and a book on the history of the brand. Of course the blue bezelled version of the Black Bay is nice and certainly a different appearance compared to the burgundy. However the model which struck me most was the Tudor Ranger. Being a fan of...
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Baselworld 2014; new Omega models

Baselworld 2014; new Omega models

As said, Baselworld’s first run after the opening of the halls for the press are the Rolex and Omega booths. Omega this year had even more interesting news than Rolex and came with a whole bunch of new models. We were lucky to bump into Mr. Stephen Urquhart, president of Omega, and finding him...
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Baselworld 2014; new Rolex models

Baselworld 2014; new Rolex models

This post about new Rolex models introduced at Baselworld 2014 is certainly not complete, and merely a quick first impression. What struck me most is the new Seadweller. One of my all time favorite Rolex models; the one where my old Rolex catalogues fall open when laying down. I think after the Deepsea disaster...
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Baselworld 2014 is on; first impressions…

Baselworld 2014 is on; first impressions…

Today at 12:00 hall 1 of the Baselworld 2014 opened for the press. First thing to do is run for the Rolex and Omega booths to scoop the news, from which I will post some pictures right away in a next post. Here I’ll leave you with some first impressions of the, since last...
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Which watch do you wear during Baselworld?

Which watch do you wear during Baselworld?

This week is without doubt the most important week of the entire horological year; the Baselworld week. So ‘Which watch do you wear during Baselworld?’ is a question of utmost importance and one of sleepless nights. Most people choose for the most ‘important’ piece in their collection. Being the most sought after, hard to...
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Horloges & Espresso watch GTG

Horloges & Espresso watch GTG

Once in a while, with a few friends we organize an informal Sunday watch-get-together. Yesterday we met at the terrace of Luden in The Hague with again some interesting watches attending the show. The nice thing about the gatherings is that most of the members of the GTG have a very divers taste and...
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Pre-SIHH WatchFreaks dinner

Pre-SIHH WatchFreaks dinner

The Sunday night before the SIHH in Geneva took off, Alon and Dale from Ace Jewelers organized an intimate WatchFreaks dinner. For the first time in 4 years the Geneva Time Exhibition (GTE) wasn’t on during the SIHH; we still don’t know the real reason, even with some good speculations floating in the air....
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Jaeger-LeCoultre @ the Masters of LXRY fair in Amsterdam

Jaeger-LeCoultre @ the Masters of LXRY fair in Amsterdam

Last Friday evening, on invitation by Jaeger-LeCoultre (thank you very much for that) I visited the ‘Masters of LXRY’ fair in the Amsterdam RAI complex. This fair was previously known as the ‘Millionaires Fair’ however, ironically, went bankrupt last year. This year the same fair, with the same exhibitors, was held again – with...
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Outstanding Speedy Tuesday Omega Speedmaster event

Outstanding Speedy Tuesday Omega Speedmaster event

On Tuesday October 29th 2013, an outstanding Omega Speedmaster event took place at the European Space Research and Technology Centre ESTEC in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. The event was organized by Fratellowatches.com in direct co-operation with Omega Benelux and Switzerland, in the line of Fratellowatches’ Speedy Tuesday‘s initiative. Besides the presence of Omega’s museum conservator,...
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Oliver Ike’s A. Manzoni & Fils project on Kickstarter

Oliver Ike’s A. Manzoni & Fils project on Kickstarter

At the time of writing it’s only 47 hours until the end of Oliver Ike’s A. Manzoni & Fils, Canopus Weekplanner Kickstarter project. So far 49 people joined the project, totaling almost $ 176.000,=. The project will only be funded (by Kickstarter) if at least $ 500.000,= is pledged by Saturday October 26th, 22:00...
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Only Watch 2013 auction results

Only Watch 2013 auction results

Below is the list of the 33 watches for auction at Only Watch 2013 with their estimate. As soon as the results are available I’ll fill them in and update this post in real-time. For pictures of all watches please have a look at: Only Watch 2013 auction catalogue. – Lot # 1: Backes...
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