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Top 10 Most Popular Posts Of 2020 On Quill & Pad As Read by You (Spoiler Alert: Only One Rolex Article, But A Surprising James Bond Post And Plenty Of Blue-Dialed Superstars . . .) | Quill & Pad

Top 10 Most Popular Posts Of 2020 On Quill & Pad As Read by You (Spoiler Alert: Only One Rolex Article, But A Surprising James Bond Post And Plenty Of Blue-Dialed Superstars . . .) | Quill & Pad

As read by you, here are the best ten most saw articles on Quill & Pad in 2020. There are probably going to be a couple surprises.

Drum roll, please: in no particular request, our best ten most saw articles of 2020 were . . .

Why I Bought It (Despite The Strap And Buckle): Grand Seiko Blue Snowflake Reference SBGA407

After seeing it at a local retailer prior in 2020, Chris Malburg fell head over heels in love for the Grand Seiko Blue Snowflake Reference SBGA407, so he coordinated a wearing test (and expounded on that experience in Grand Seiko Blue Snowflake Reference SBGA407: On The Wrist) – which coincidentally (or not) additionally comes in on this main ten list.

Grand Seiko Spring Drive Snowflake

Despite what he perceived to be a couple of shortcomings, Chris fell profoundly infatuated with the Blue Snowflake that week and before long purchased one, expounding on why here. What’s more, you accompanied him.

See his entire excursion in Why I Bought It (Despite The Strap And Buckle): Grand Seiko Blue Snowflake Reference SBGA407 .

Five Vintage-Style Diver’s Watches To “Oceans” The Day From Blancpain, Seiko, Longines, Oris, And Tudor

This was the best summer to get out to the water and simply relax, allowing every one of your cares to liquefy away. Alone. Or then again with only a couple cherished ones.

The vintage-styled Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Day Date

Sabine Zwettler thought something very similar, which is the reason she set aside a quick swim through effort to have a closer glance at five vintage-style jumper’s watches new in 2020, a large number of which are moderately reasonably priced. With their power and demeanor of discovery and experience, jumper’s watches have a striking impact on the wrist – regardless of whether on dry land or in the water.

Apparently, you suspected as much too.

See what she wrote in Five Vintage-Style Diver’s Watches To “Oceans” The Day From Blancpain, Seiko, Longines, Oris, And Tudor .

All 7 Of The Latest Rolex Models Of 2019, Plus Some Cool Variations (Rolex Photofest!)

Just before Baselworld 2020 would have occurred, I decided to audit the whole range of new Rolex models that had come out at Baselworld 2019 as a little memory run before the biggest watch occasion of the year was to take place.

The 2019 release of the Rolex GMT-Master II

Of course, I couldn’t have known when I arranged that article that Baselworld would not exclusively be canceled because of COVID-19 yet won’t ever occur as such again. So my accolade for the world’s most celebrated extravagance brand’s yield from the world’s biggest reasonable ended up being something of a last curtain call tribute.

This is the champion Rolex story you read on Quill & Pad this year.

Review the entirety of Rolex’s 2019 introductions taking all things together 7 Of The Latest Rolex Models Of 2019, Plus Some Cool Variations (Rolex Photofest!) .

Patek Phillipe Calatrava Reference 6007A: A Very Un Calatrava

Because Baselworld 2020 was canceled, Patek Philippe likewise didn’t show any new products at the reasonable. Word reached us in pre-summer that the brand probably won’t draw out any new watches in 2020, preferring rather to offer ambushed retailers a reprieve and save the new models for 2021.

However, Patek Philippe had an exceptional occasion to celebrate in 2020, the completion of another manufacture building. Also, the brand denoted the achievement with another Calatrava model.

Patek Philippe Calatrava Reference 6007A-001

Joshua Munchow considers Patek To be’s Calatrava Reference 6007A as a symbolic marker for a physical and profound move at the brand. As he composes, it very well might be perhaps the most “un-Calatrava” Calatravas of recent memory.

What makes this model an anomaly and all the while not in the slightest degree from left field? That is the inquiry he pose and replies in this famous post.

For the full story see Patek Phillipe Calatrava Ref. 6007A: A Very Un Calatrava .

Why I Bought It: A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus (A Photofest!)

The A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus has been a controversial watch since the day it made its presentation in October 2019. Normally, GaryG needed one and had the option to place his name in ahead of schedule. Lucky him: he was apportioned a mid one, after which he skilled us with an article on why he purchased it.

Odysseus in hardened steel from A. Lange & Söhne

Gary’s post is accompanied by an awesome gaggle of flawlessly captured shots of this compelling watch.

Now that the entire disturbance has faded away, it gives the idea that the greater part of the watch-purchasing public has come to accept the Odysseus for what it is and even appreciate it. What is your inclination on that? Try not to stop for a second to tell us in the comments.

See GaryG’s entire story in Why I Bought It: A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus (A Photofest!) .

False Scarcity And Steel Sports Watches: A Collector’s View

A continuing subject among collectors in 2020 has been the “bogus” or “manufactured” scarcity of certain treated steel sports watches. The “unobtanium” wonder isn’t restricted to watches from an earlier time: there are an assortment of present day references indicating that supply is currently lagging demand.

Just make more? Imperial Oak Reference 15202 from Audemars Piguet

GaryG dove head-first into the subject this year with many savvy perceptions, featuring some fascinating dynamics and drove by a noisy chorus of complaints from prospective buyers.

See GaryG’s stubborn post at False Scarcity And Steel Sports Watches: A Collector’s View .

Wrist Watching: Why New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Will Give His Breguet Marine 5817 To His Daughter

U.S. politics was (and still is) a polorizing subject in 2020, yet I dove in at any rate and called attention to incredible watch spots on both Andrew Cuomo and Joe Biden’s wrists. I kept politics out of the narratives and focused on the wrists of these popular men, the two of which were constantly in the information in 2020.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wearing his Breguet Marine 5817 at a public interview in 2018

Cuomo was intriguing because for one he was not wearing one of the typical watches you find on popular wrists and for another he actually discussed his watch in a public interview he was giving after one journalist got some information about it.

See the entire intriguing story with regards to Wrist Watching: Why New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Will Give His Breguet Marine 5817 To His Daughter .

Why The Patek Philippe Nautilus Is King: A Collector Weighs In

We don’t do this all the time, however I’m happy we did it this time.

We received an email from Quill & Pad peruser Perry Heim.

Patek Philippe Ref 5711-1A Nautilus (photograph courtesy Tim Mosso)

After perusing many an article discussing the ethics of Patek Philippe’s Nautilus, it became clear to Perry that none expressed an undeniable truth seeming evident to him. In this “letter to the supervisor,” he clarifies in detail what he finds so engaging about the Patek Philippe Nautilus Reference 5711. What’s more, he stacks the Nautilus facing some genuine contemporary contenders.

You discovered his conclusions as refreshing as we did.

Read the Perry’s letter in Why The Patek Philippe Nautilus Is King: A Collector Weighs In .

Diamonds Are Forever: Chopard Partners With James Bond In ‘No Time To Die’

Never disparage the intense being a fan of the James Bond universe!

Ana de Armas wearing Chopard in ‘No Time to Die’

Bond young ladies regularly astonish us with their minds and excellence, yet for the upcoming twenty-fifth James Bond film, Chopard gems are likewise set to do some amazing. The Swiss brand sees a portion of its most staggering adornments creations worn in the film by Cuban-Spanish actress Ana de Armas, who plays Paloma, this current film’s “Bond young lady.” Martin Green fills us in on which precious stones will grace her character. For eternity. (Better believe it, I went there.)

In case you missed it the first run through around, read it at Diamonds Are Forever: Chopard Partners With James Bond In ‘No Time To Die’ . What’s more, keep your fingers crossed that we can at long last see this film soon!

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