This past end of the week, we had the joy of going to the 2013 WatchBuys Road Show where we got our hands on a wide selection of beautiful German timepieces from bigger brands like Sinn, to one-off show-stoppers like the BenzingerOne. As a significant number of you definitely know, WatchBuys is a direct-to-client American wholesaler for some, German watch brands like Sinn and Nomos Glashutte. There are remarkable “deals” to be found on WatchBuys.com, however not on the grounds that these watches are being offered at a rebate. Or maybe, since WatchBuys is actually filling in as a wholesaler or direct shipper, as opposed to retailer, the typical retail markup that one pays when they purchase a watch at a corporate retailer or diamond setter isn’t included. All in all, that Sinn U1 you’ve been coveting for such a long time wouldn’t cost $2,000 at Macy’s…try three times that amount.
It likewise turns out to be the situation that some of the watches WatchBuys conveys aren’t commonly accessible in your neighborhood watch store. Thus, WatchBuys will sometimes hold a national Road Show where they go across the United States, meeting their clients vis-à-vis and flaunting ome of their collection. Robert Hickson, proprietor of WatchBuys was adequately pleasant to invest some energy with us at the Road Show in Manhattan on April sixth, strolling us through the numerous pieces they sell. Here are a portion of our favorites.
Sinn 103 Ti TESTAF
Sinn is the principal watch brand to deliver timepieces with a recently evolved specialized norm for pilot watches, TESTAF. Created by Lothar Schmidt, Managing Director and proprietor of Sinn, and Dr. Plain Janser, a teacher of the Aerospace Technology School at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences, the TESTAF standard is planned to be the trademark for pilot watches fit for meeting all guidelines for practical use by pilots. The 103 Ti TESTAF is devoted to the 103 line, with a globule impacted titanium case, interesting orange hands and is controlled by a Valjoux 7750 automatic chronograph. In addition to the 103, Sinn has delivered a TESTAF certified form of the EZM 10.
Bruno Sohnle Mechanik Series
The Mechankik Series of Bruno Sohnle timepieces are new to the WatchBuys setup, and imprint one more brand with a momentous offer. From the WatchBuys site “This development is fabricated and completed in the style of early Glashutte pocket watches, and conveys forward traditions in German watchmaking that date back many years. This kind of finish is interesting to watches worked in east Germany.” The completing on the entirety of the pieces from this Series that we saw at the Road Show was heavenly, and the decoration on the developments inside were totally stunning. Best of every one of, these pieces range from only $2,160 to $2,870.
The MeisterSinger Neo quickly grabbed our eye. Petite at simply 36mm, the Neo highlights a striking plan that impeccably combines the exemplary with the contemporary. A basic, cleaned up dial with classicly styled arabic numerals and acrylic precious stone give the Neo timeless allure. In the mean time, the consideration of a contrasting date marker and sharp needle hand commonplace to the MeisterSinger line give the Neo an advanced turn. At $990, the Neo is a worth given its genuinely novel plan and eminent wrapping up. Obviously, it was a joy to see in person.
Probably the delegated gem of the WatchBuys Road Show, the BenzingerOne stands out as a genuinely exceptional piece that, regardless of conveying a sticker price of more than $20,000, is definitely justified even despite each penny. The result of Jochen Benzinger, ace etcher, and Hermann Grieb, ace watchmaker, the BenzingerOne is a wonder to take a gander at and highlights a reestablished Vacheron Constantin Maltese Cross Regulator development that you won’t see elsewhere. The consideration and exactness that went into the hand etching of this piece is practically staggering. It’s really a piece of workmanship, and we couldn’t be more joyful to have had the option to deal with it. This piece is selective to WatchBuys, and will be the first in a progression of one-of-one pieces delivered by the team of Benzinger and Grieb.
The WatchBuys Road Show is still occurring and might be coming to a city close to you. For more information about the Road Shows or any of the watches mentioned above, look at WatchBuys.com .