Yes, Fratello On Air is here for you during the holiday period! In this episode, we talk about some wild watches with integrated bracelets that stray from the norm. Folks, there are loads to choose from at all price levels! Pour some mulled wine, and enjoy the ride!

Ah, integrated bracelets. Some watch enthusiasts like them, while others abhor these fixtures. We’re fine with either stance, but today, we discuss some overlooked vintage opportunities that fit within the ever-popular subgenre. We have a lot of fun in this episode, and we hope you come along for the laughs as well!

Amida Digitrend

Handgelenks Kontrolle

Naturally, we kick off our integrated-bracelet-focused episode with some shoe talk. The co-hosts have both chosen to purchase the recently released Air Jordan 11 “Gratitude” models and share their initial thoughts on them. The movie Air also receives a mention as both found it interesting for a wide audience. We then share some 2023 listener stats about the show. As far as the Handgelenks Kontrolle, Mike is wearing his vintage Heuer Carrera 12 Dato 2547. It’s a lovely piece with a triple-date complication. Balazs gets funky with a new acquisition, the Amida Digitrend. Finally, we throw a bit of good-natured shade at our buddies in California on the Spirit of Time podcast for making a questionable goulash.

Luxury watchmaking

Vintage watches with integrated bracelets

Next, we’re onto our main topic of watches with integrated bracelets. They’ve certainly captivated the watch market over the past several years, but the same names always come up in discussion. We’re here to offer some wildly different vintage options within the realm. Some of these may excite you, while others may cause a bit of nausea. We discuss:

  • Seiko Silver Wave 7123-8060, a watch that Balazs somehow confuses with everyday dining
  • Seiko 7A38-7190, a chronograph that Mike reviewed way back in 2015
  • Longines Collection Ferrari, a deeply polarizing watch collab with the prancing horse
  • Rado Ceramica, a once-popular and now truly questionable pick that Mike’s father cannot stand
  • Ulysse Nardin A 7650, a potentially dangerous watch that likely visited Studio 54
  • IWC Golf-Club SL, a sexy Genta-designed piece that came before the Ingenieur

We hope you enjoy today’s episode, and we thank you for all of your support during 2023! If you have future show ideas, please feel free to let us know!