Cuervo y Sobrinos is not a watch company many of us think about. The company is a fascinating anomaly with a highly idiosyncratic history. It produces 3,000 watches a year that cannot be mistaken for the products of any other brand. Some of its output in recent years demonstrates its commitment to l
Independent journalism requires dispassionate impartiality to assess and explain without fear or favor. Hodinkee’s prime directive is commercial. The writing it produces is intended to lend to an illusion of refinement. That’s why you have to read their undergraduate musings about 19th century astro
First test of integrity: Search its website for its editorial and commercial policies. It's difficult to find. The distinction between Hodinkee's watch-related musings and its shop is not a hard firewall in the way that, say, Time & Tide tries to maintain. aBlogtoWatch attaches disclaimers in front
It can be hard to dig up information about these watches from Brazil in the first three decades of the century. There have been few in-depth articles over the last 20 years. The stand-out was one in a German watch collectors' journal in 2002. One Portuguese writer has covered them a couple of times.
The ones above are all fantastic, and each one has something to commend it. My own chrono sub-collection includes the two below. Sorry, these are stock photos as I haven't got round to taking decent live shots of them yet. Keep them coming...