We’re back with another episode of Fratello On Air, and this week, we discuss watches from brands that everyone should own at some point on their collecting journey. Our ideas come across as more of a suggestion than an edict, though. We also touch on several other watch-related topics before the main event. Enjoy the show!

Whether we’re talking watches, cars, or any other item, we’re not sure that anyone likes being told what they should or shouldn’t buy. That’s why our main topic today on watch brands is fairly light. We also spend a decent amount of time talking about last week’s Cartier episode, the new white Speedmaster, and Balazs’s watch-related travel in the USA.

Rolex GMT-Master 1675 watch brands

Handgelenks Kontrolle

We kick off our episode with a mention of one of our listeners. He asked about aluminum luggage, which fed a conversation during last week’s podcast. He also happens to be a stuntman who has worked with Tom Selleck, and he shared some news about the actor’s Rolex GMT-Master. We then move on to Cartier and how it must be one of the most polarizing brands in existence. After that, we transition to the white Omega Speedmaster, a watch that Balazs saw while traveling in Miami. As far as our wristwear, both of us are doing our best Magnum, P.I. impersonations. Balazs has his trusty Rolex GMT-Master 1675, and Mike is rocking his later 16750.

Breitling Avenger

Brands everyone should have in their collections (at least once)

We move on to our main topic regarding brands that everyone should have represented in their watch collections. The idea came from one of our listeners, so thank you very much! Balazs names some brands and watches that may come across as a surprise. The Bvlgari Octo Finissimo makes an appearance along with the Zenith El Primero. Then, he mentions Omega, Grand Seiko, Tudor, and Breitling. Mike brings in Parmigiani and Moser. However, despite the venom that exists among so many people, he can’t resist bringing up Rolex. Pound for pound, The Crown makes a fantastic watch, and if purchased at retail price, a Rolex is hard to beat.

We hope you enjoy today’s show, and thanks for listening! Feel free to let us know if you have any suggestions for future episodes!