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Celebrate the Year of the Pig with a Jaquet Droz Timepiece

Posted on February 6, 2019

This week marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year and what better way to celebrate than with a new luxury timepiece? Jaquet Droz has a strong history with China and was the first clockmaking brand to be imported there in the 1700s. Some Jaquet Droz pieces are still preserved in the Imperial Palace museum […]

New Year, New Timepieces: Announcements from SIHH 2019

Posted on January 30, 2019

Every January, the watch world comes together for the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), a four-day show in Geneva, Switzerland that draws over 20,000 watch professionals, journalists and industry fans from around the globe. We were lucky enough to attend this year’s show and witness the new models, collections and technologies that were […]

Brand Spotlight: Hamilton

Posted on November 7, 2018

In Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Hamilton, our November Brand of the Month was founded in 1892. The brand began producing pocket watches that helped prevent accidents on railways throughout the nation. As the company grew, they began manufacturing wristwatches that served the flying community. Many flying “firsts” were completed with the help of the Hamilton watches, which […]

Football Time

Posted on October 3, 2018

Thank goodness the 2018 NFL season is here. I’m a huge football fan and am the QB of a team here in Switzerland, the Geneva Warriors. Luckily, football and watches often go hand in hand, combining two of my passions. There are several brands involved with football and players, including TAG Heuer with Tom Brady, […]

Brand Spotlight: Dior

Posted on September 26, 2018

As Paris Fashion Week begins, we are pleased to showcase one of our most luxurious brands that also happens to be headquartered in Paris, Dior. The House of Dior was established in 1946 and currently operates a fashion empire made up of exquisite pieces that are worn and loved all over the world. In 1975, […]

Life as Usual, Then It Isn’t: Baselworld Impacts Life Even in August!

Posted on August 29, 2018

There I was, sitting at my desk ready to write this blog for you, dear reader, planning to talk about German Excellence, Gucci and Hamilton’s newest watch placement, when Baselworld intruded. Well, to be exact, the Swatch Group was the culprit, with the announcement that they were pulling out of the 2019 Baselworld, leaving a […]

Model Spotlight: Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture

Posted on May 16, 2018

We are excited to showcase Frederique Constant’s Hybrid Manufacture timepiece which debuted earlier this year. Frederique Constant has been known for their dedication to forward thinking and innovation since 1904. The brand refers to their Hybrid Manufacture as the world’s first 3.0 watch, combining three extraordinary technologies into one brilliant timepiece. Caliber – The Hybrid […]

Baselworld Roundup: Thoughts After the Most Important Watch Show of the Year

Posted on April 25, 2018

I went into Baselworld with a lot of trepidation this year. Some brands had left Basel for Geneva’s SIHH, while other brands just didn’t exhibit at Basel at all. So, I didn’t really know what to expect. Would the halls be empty? Would I have a lot of time on my hands? I needn’t have […]

Baselworld 2018: What to Expect from This Year’s Show

Posted on March 19, 2018

Baselworld is right around the corner and like in years past, we will be attending to witness the latest and greatest in the industry. Whether you’re attending the show or keeping up via the live news and social feeds, here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Baselworld. General Information Each year at Baselworld, […]

The Changing Face of Watch Journalism

Posted on January 31, 2018

Watch Journalism is Changing…and this blog is just one example. I have been covering the watch industry for more than 25 years now. People are always surprised that I can make my living writing about watches, but I’ve had a great career and it’s been a wild and very interesting journey. When I first started […]

The Evolution of a Watch Collector

Posted on January 17, 2018

It all started innocently enough.  As a young kid, I pretty much always wore a watch.  A G-SHOCK or Casio, possibly even a few Diesel fashion watches.  I didn’t wear them to make a fashion statement or because I had developed an early appreciation for watchmaking. I wasn’t fascinated by the backstory of G-SHOCK, in […]

An Interview with Jack Heuer: The TAG Heuer Monaco

Posted on January 10, 2018

In a recent interview with Phillips Auction House, Honorary Chairman of TAG Heuer, Jack Heuer, discussed at great length, the history of the now, world-famous watch manufacturer and brand. At Feldmar, we certainly appreciated this entire interview, but there was one specific anecdote we especially loved. About halfway through the interview, Jack shares a story […]

First Annual Sol Meller Memorial Blood Drive a Success

Posted on December 18, 2017

November 30, 2017 marked the second anniversary of Sol Meller’s passing. It also marked the start of a new tradition for Feldmar Watch Company. In memory of Sol, who during his life was an extremely generous blood and platelet donor for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the first annual Sol Meller Memorial Blood Drive took place at […]

Breaking Down Baselworld: Everything You Need To Know

Posted on March 21, 2017

If you love the watch industry, you’re more than likely going to hear and see a lot about Baselworld in the next couple of weeks. If you’ve ever wondered what it is, why it’s talked about so much or if you can attend, read on! What is Baselworld? Baselworld is a week-long jewelry and watch […]

First Timer? 3 Things to Expect at SIHH

Posted on January 10, 2017

Global watch events are the highlight of the year for watch brands, watch retailers, and watch lovers! 2017 kicks off with the first annual event dedicated to the watchmaking world, the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Geneve (SIHH) from January 16 thru January 20. We’re excited to be traveling to Switzerland to experience the […]

Brand Spotlight: Jaquet Droz

Posted on September 28, 2016

What makes a brand unique? In the case of Jaquet Droz, our September brand of the month, it’s difficult to quantify, since there are so many elements that make the brand stand out. Jaquet Droz began in 1738 when Pierre Jaquet-Droz opened his first clockmaking workshop in Switzerland. From clocks, to automata, to watches, Pierre […]

A Trip of a Lifetime: My Experience at the 2016 Olympic Games with Omega

Posted on August 23, 2016

If you’ve been watching the Olympic Games over the past couple weeks, you know that timing is everything. That’s where Omega comes in as the official timekeeper of the Olympics. I was fortunate enough to witness their brilliant timing technology first hand as I traveled to Rio with Omega for the start of the Games. […]

Global Watchmaking: Where Are Your Favorite Timepieces Made?

Posted on July 26, 2016

You’re sporting that luxury watch around town, but do you know where it came from? If you guessed your watch was from Switzerland, there’d be a good chance you were right, but many luxury watch brands are manufactured outside of the ‘Watchmaking Capital of the World.’ Follow us around the globe to see where luxury […]

Omega: Official Timekeeper of the Olympics

Posted on July 19, 2016

When a thousandth of a second is the difference between gold and silver, timing is pretty important. Since 1932, Omega has acted as the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games on 26 occasions with the 27th quickly approaching. The brand will be in Rio August 5th-21st for the 2016 Olympics timing the hundreds of events […]

8 Watch Brands Featured on the Silver Screen

Posted on June 16, 2016

We’ve all been there: You’re completely absorbed in a blockbuster movie when, suddenly, an accessory or item of clothing from a brand you love appears on-screen. There’s just something about seeing a brand you identify with in a movie—it’s a thrilling moment! Take a look at these eight watch brands that have been featured on […]

Baselworld 2016: Recap With Jamie Hayes

Posted on April 12, 2016

Another Baselworld has come and gone. Learn exclusive details of how Scott and Jamie spent their time! Describe Basel in one word. Amazing! What was your favorite brand exhibit this year and why? Omega just makes great watches for everyone. I love how such a large company can still strive to be on the cutting […]

Kicking it Old School: What You Should Know about Pocket Watches

Posted on February 24, 2016

Whether you’re an avid collector or just getting into the world of luxury timepieces, pocket watches certainly should not be overlooked. Once considered the most coveted type of watch, pocket watches symbolized status, wealth and authority. Now, while less popular, they still remain common among watch collectors and enthusiasts. What is a pocket watch? A […]

Running for a Cause at the Los Angeles Marathon

Posted on February 23, 2016

On Sunday, February 14, 2016 dear friends of Feldmar Watch Company – Karen Bradbury and Michael Benavente participated in the Los Angeles Marathon as part of Team Concern Foundation. Karen and Michael ran the race and raised money in memory of Sol Meller, who passed away on November 30, 2015 after a brief battle with […]

15 Watches to Get Your Hands On in 2016

Posted on December 7, 2015

In the spirit of the holidays, we’re sharing a list of fifteen of the most in-demand watches in 2016 so you can be one of the first to have one. Take your pick, below! Baume & Mercier—Shelby Cobra Two new models of this popular piece celebrate fifty years since the hot-rod house became the first […]