Peter Tanke

Peter Tanke has spent over forty years in the media & entertainment and related technology fields as an executive and business owner, serving in engineering and operations roles working in broadcasting, media production & post-production, event management, and software development. Originally from the eastern US, he has lived and worked in the US and in Europe, and presently resides with his wife in Southern California. Peter’s interest in timepieces started at an early age after receiving his first watch as a gift from his parents, progressing into quartz chronographs as a young adult, and for the past twenty-five years nurturing a fascination with modern and vintage mechanical timepieces. In addition to his interest in watches, Peter is an avid “car guy,” and also enjoys jazz music, hiking and alpine skiing.

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December 10, 2019

I Got a Guy . . . An Ode to the Independent Watch Shop

Okay, it’s an overused phrase, and can equally be stated as “I got a gal . . .”, but gender notwithstanding, I have come to value my relationships with independent watch retailers. As a result, I’ve actually “got a couple of guys” and I am a happier watch nut for it. Not to throw shade […]


October 10, 2019

For Me, It’s About the Story . . .

A mechanical wrist watch is a funny item in today’s world. Almost everyone carries a smart phone from which the current time can be observed with ease. The precision by which the time is provided by these devices far exceeds the accuracy of most any wrist watch. So why do some of us have such […]