Episode 37: Fratello On Air — Supposedly Rare And Exclusive Watches
This time, Balazs and Mike welcome a very special guest from the icy North. Fellow Fratello member Jorg Weppelink graces the mic alongside the duo with his thoughts on the current trend of supposedly rare and exclusive watches.
Yes, we touch on a topic that’s top of mind for many watch collectors and that’s this idea of rare and exclusive watches. We have so many questions! Is it foolish when we call a watch such as the Submariner “rare”? Would we snap up a steel Rollie at retail? Do we think this current trend of finding scores of supposedly unobtainable watches on the grey market is a bit ridiculous? What do we think about burgeoning brands like MING or Unimatic that purposely limit production? And finally, how does early aughts rapper Fat Joe come into this?
On rare and exclusive watches
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Before hitting the main topic, the trio review the cornucopia of watches on their respective wrists.
- Jorg brings his “grab and go” Unimatic Modello Uno U1-F, a watch from a brand that only makes limited editions
- Balazs is sporting his vintage Rolex GMT-Master 1675, a watch always said to be rare and exclusive!
- Mike goes unconventional with this Seiko Think the Earth Wn-1, a wild 45mm watch from all the way back in 2006
We touched on the upcoming Watches & Wonders to be held on April 7 — 13 to be held on a computer screen near you and not in Geneva. We’ll get to see all the new releases from the likes of Rolex, Patek, and more. This derailed us a bit and set up our main topic on supposedly rare watches, but not before we discuss the fact that none of us are enthralled with the current Explorer II.
Thanks for listening and if you have ideas for new shows, don’t hesitate to contact us. And remember, don’t lick your sneakers or your watches!