Fratello On Air is back after more than two weeks. We didn’t plan to be away, but illness and travel got in the way again. Today, we talk about some new releases after our normal banter about a variety of topics. We hope you enjoy the show and, yes, we’ll be back in a few short days per our normal schedule!

For those who are interested, our Handgelenks begins 23 minutes into the episode. Thanks for bearing with our maladies and travel diaries. This episode comes late in the week, right in time for the weekend! New releases have come in a flurry over the past two weeks, and we discuss some of the more notable newsmakers. Plus, since it’s been a while since we’ve spoken, we have a bit of catching up to do!


Before we discuss the spate of new releases, we kick off our show with a wide range of banter. Some of you may wish to tune out, so fast forward to 23 minutes for watch-related content. The Walking Dead enters the conversation because Balazs is a zombie addict. Mike has a family tie with the Georgia area where most of the show was filmed. For the Handgelenkskontrolle, Balazs has opted for the classic Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday 1. He has it on a lovely Artem strap with a deployant clasp. Mike is wearing a newly acquired 34mm Movado Sport with a François Borgel case. This leads to a discussion about another vintage gold Movado and how to decode the series of hallmarks inside the case back. This fantastic site gave all the clues necessary to understand the date and the maker.

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New releases

New releases have come in droves during the past two weeks, and we discuss four of them in this episode. We give our thoughts about the new two-tone Speedmaster Professional models (hint: we like them, but they’re expensive). The Ming 37.09 Bluefin is a huge hit in our minds and evolves the brand’s design language further. Then, we discuss the Audemars Piguet (RE)Master 02. Balazs is a big fan, while Mike wishes it were smaller. Finally, we discuss the new King Seiko KS1969 and wish it were more representative of the original King Seiko line.

We hope you enjoy today’s episode, and we look forward to coming back in a few days with another show. If you have any new show ideas, feel free to let us know!