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Keeping Time With Oster Watches

Keeping Time With Oster Watches is a podcast dedicated to enriching conversations about the luxury watch industry. Covering various topics with a focus on designer timepieces.
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Nov 29, 2022

Oster Jewelers is celebrating their 20th anniversary this month and so we are turning the tables on owner, Jeremy Oster. This episode's theme is taking chances--how others took a chance on Jeremy, how Jeremy and his wife Melissa took a chance on themselves, and how they took chances on up-and-coming independent watchmakers. We learn how building relationships is the key to becoming one of the premier independent watch retailers in the world and how evolving with an ever-changing industry is the recipe for success. What does the future hold? Are collaborations and exclusives the future of collecting? Tune in to hear Jeremy's story and upcoming plans.

A special thanks to Scott Rosen as the guest host on this episode who continued the podcast's tradition of a free-flowing conversational approach to learning more about the personalities that drive the industry. Of course, thanks most of all to our listeners and supporters around the globe. Keeping Time Podcast is commercial free and sponsored entirely by Oster Jewelers.

This podcast is all about the personalities in the industry and the passion that drives the creativity and desirability of the beautiful products that we all appreciate. If you enjoy Keeping Time Podcast please let others know. Kindly take a moment to rate and review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player and share on social media. Your review means a lot to us and others. Tag @osterwatches on Instagram and be sure to visit Oster Jewelers for the latest in haute horlogerie. If you enjoy Keeping Time Podcast, please share with your watch-community friends.

Sep 16, 2022

We are delighted to welcome Marco Borraccino, our guest for this episode of Keeping Time Podcast.  With a remarkably impressive background in watch design, including head of design for Officine Panerai, Mr Borraccino brings a unique vision to the world of exceptional watchmaking. Singer Reimagined is the watch brand co-founded by Marco Borraccino together with Rob Dickinson of Singer Vehicle Design. A former singer and guitarist with the highly acclaimed band Catherine Wheel, Rob Dickinson returned to his automotive roots with the founding of Singer Vehicle Design where he would specialize in the "Restomod" world of renovating and evolving older, air-cooled Porsche 911's. His work is beyond exceptional and the incredible works of automotive art created by his company are sought the world over by serious Porsche enthusiasts and collectors. His work also caught the eye of renowned watch designer, Marco Borraccino.

Marco Borraccino is the co-founder, managing director and creative designer for Singer Reimagined - the brand founded in 2017 with Rob Dickinson of Singer Vehicle Design. We hope that you enjoy this insightful and engaging conversation with host Jeremy Oster, co-host Doug Hoyt and our guest Marco Borraccino. You may also enjoy hearing Doug show off his exceptional Italian pronunciation.

Listen in as we discuss how the relationship between Marco and Rob led to the founding of Singer Reimagined, Marco Borraccino's exceptional chronograph inspired designs. We discuss Marco's background in design and how the Singer Reimagined brand came to life and evolved. An integral part of the story is the chance meeting with celebrated, award-winning watchmaker Jean-Marc Wiederrecht (7 GPHG awards!). Serendipity played its part and led to one of the most extraordinary chronograph wristwatches of all time.  Join us for a superb conversation with in-depth discussion ranging from Porsche to true haute-horlogerie watchmaking and the inspiration that drives a leading designer to create a legacy brand.

We would like to dedicate this epsiode, with heartfelt love and gratitude, to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. May she rest in peace. 

As always, this episode is a free-flowing conversation with minimal editing. Jeremy Oster is your host along with co-host, Doug Hoyt.  Thanks as always to Doug who is the Producer of Keeping Time Podcast. Of course, thanks most of all to our listeners and supporters around the globe. Keeping Time Podcast is commercial free and sponsored entirely by Oster Jewelers.

This podcast is all about the personalities in the industry and the passion that drives the creativity and desirability of the beautiful products that we all appreciate. If you enjoy Keeping Time Podcast please let others know. Kindly take a moment to rate and review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player and share on social media. Your review means a lot to us and others. Tag @osterwatches on Instagram and be sure to visit Oster Jewelers for the latest in haute horlogerie. If you enjoy Keeping Time Podcast, please share with your watch-community friends.

Aug 11, 2022

We’re back with another episode of Keeping Time Podcast. Our guest is Nicholas Manousos. Based in New York City, Mr. Manousos is the Executive Director of the Horological Society of New York, Technical Editor at Hodinkee, Board Member at The Watch Library Foundation and Member of the Academy at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.

Join us as we discuss the incredible history of the Horological Society of New York (HSNY), the oldest and the first watchmaking guild in America, founded in 1866. We discuss the Society through the ages as well as the challenges and the developments through many interesting periods of the chapter’s history. We discuss how the Society has adapted and grown and the immense global importance and influence today. Listen in to learn about some of the important programs offered and how HSNY benefits and continues to expand high-quality watchmaking in the USA as well as the development of International programs under the stewardship of Mr Manousos. We continue to discuss further aspects of HSNY, such as the library, lectures, annual gala dinner as well as the auction collaboration with Phillips Auctions.

As always, the conversation meanders through a myriad of topics that will be of interest to all horological enthusiasts. We explore Mr. Manousos’ impressive and extensive knowledge of the subject and learn about some highly influential watchmakers who may not be as well known as they perhaps should be. From Charles Fasoldt to Aaron Dennison and others, we hope that our listeners enjoy the discussion in this episode; expand their knowledge and continue to gain insights into the fascinating world of horology. Many topics are covered and the conversation is rich in content and insight. We are thrilled to welcome Mr Manousos to the podcast to share his time and insights with our listeners. We hope that you enjoy this episode of Keeping Time with Oster Watches. 

May 11, 2022

Our guest for this episode of Keeping Time with Oster Watches Podcast is Manuel Emch. A truly creative visionary, Manuel brings incredible enthusiasm and impeccable design sense to the watch industry. As an independent consultant, Manuel utilizes his time to explore different projects as well as mentoring some of the most talented up and coming watchmakers.

Join us for this episode as we discuss Manuel's origins, journey and motivations. He became the Swatch Group's youngest ever Brand President, 20 years ago, when Manuel took the reins and developed the historically important brand, Jaquet Droz. With a keen eye for design and a deep respect for history, Manuel built a successful luxury brand around the inspired Grande Seconds design inspired by an original creation of Jaquet Droz. Today, the focus of the conversation turns to his vision for the exciting brand, Louis Erard. With a deep respect for "Métiers d'Art" including Grand Feu enamel dials and engine-turned guilloché dials Manuel saw an opportunity to create extraordinary watches at surprisingly affordable prices. We discuss the collection and how he is able to create such competitively priced, highly desirable and collectible timepieces. We also discuss the exciting collaborations which to date include Vianney Halter and Alain Silberstein.

The conversation flows as Manuel shares his passion and insights and, eager as ever for knowledge, host Jeremy Oster is keen to encourage further depth and discussion in this engaging conversation. The subject turns to Manuel's eagerness to mentor and assist the next generation of talented watchmakers, including Rexhap Rexhapi. We hope that you enjoy this episode of Keeping Time Podcast.

As always, this episode is a free-flowing conversation with minimal editing. Jeremy Oster is your host along with co-host, Doug Hoyt.  Thanks as always to Doug who is the Producer of Keeping Time Podcast. Of course, thanks most of all to our listeners and supporters around the globe. Keeping Time Podcast is commercial free and sponsored entirely by Oster Jewelers.

This podcast is all about the personalities in the industry and the passion that drives the creativity and desirability of the beautiful products that we all appreciate. If you enjoy Keeping Time Podcast please let others know. Kindly take a moment to rate and review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player and share on social media. Your review means a lot to us and others. Tag @osterwatches on Instagram and be sure to visit Oster Jewelers for the latest in haute horlogerie.

Apr 6, 2022
Our guest for this episode of Keeping Time Podcast is Michael Culyba, Director and Producer of the upcoming documentary movie, KEEPER OF TIME. Featuring some of the most renowned figures in the watch world: Philippe Dufour, Roger W. Smith, François-Paul Journe, and Max Büsser, among other leading voices in the industry, the film will have its world premiere in NYC on April 28, 2022. Listen in today as we delve into the inspiration behind the creation of this incredible cinematic celebration of luxury watchmaking and horology and life itself. The movie addresses the astonishing and beautiful world of mechanical watchmaking while contemplating the theoretical and philosophical notions of time, aging and mortality.
 
Live from the SVA Theatre in New York City on April 28th, the world premiere of Keeper of Time includes an introduction by director Michael Culyba and a post-screening panel discussion: "The Allure of Watchmaking and the Notion of Time." The premiere of the film will be live streamed worldwide on the platform Mandolin, and replays will be available the following day. For tickets, please visit keeperoftimemovie.com.
 
This podcast is all about the personalities in the industry and the passion that drives the creativity and desirability of the beautiful products that we all appreciate. If you enjoy Keeping Time Podcast please let others know. Kindly take a moment to rate and review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player and share on social media. Your review means a lot to us and others. Tag @osterwatches on Instagram and be sure to visit Oster Jewelers for the latest in haute horlogerie
Mar 9, 2022
Our guest for the first episode of Season 6 is James Lamb, a British watchmaker and Member of the British Horological Institute. Join us as we discover James Lamb Watches and the release of The Origin series, James' first collection of individually created handmade watches.

The Elements (Earth, Air, Fire and Water) provide the inspiration and theme to be explored in the four pieces that make up the collection. James brings the watches to life for us in an engaging conversation that is focused on the methods used by James in the creation of the new pieces. We discuss the beautiful art of forging and forming Argentium watch cases, largely by traditional methods, with each piece being individual and full of character. We explore the methods used for each of the unique dials and the techniques such as cloisonné enamel that capture the essence of the elemental inspirations.

James Lamb is a craftsman seeking to gain mastery of all aspects of watchmaking. Our conversation is engaging and natural with tremendous insight into the many dimensions that encompass the art of traditional horology. Like a personal gallery tour by the artist, James brings his works to life with eloquent illumination as he invites us to join him on his personal quest to attain creative freedom.

As always, this episode is a free-flowing conversation with minimal editing. Jeremy Oster is your host along with co-host, Doug Hoyt.  Thanks as always to Doug who is also the Producer of Keeping Time Podcast. Of course, thanks most of all to our listeners and supporters around the globe. This podcast is all about the personalities in the industry and the passion that drives the creativity and desirability of the beautiful products that we all appreciate. If you enjoy Keeping Time Podcast please let others know. Kindly take a moment to rate and review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player and share on social media. Your review means a lot to us and others. Tag @osterwatches on Instagram and be sure to visit Oster Jewelers for the latest in haute horlogerie.

Keeping Time with Oster Watches Podcast is now available on Amazon MusicFor general communication and suggestions for future guests please email keepingtime@osterwatches.com. Thank you for downloading Keeping Time. 

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Dec 13, 2021

Guido Terreni, CEO of Parmigiani Fleurier since January 2021,  joins us for Keeping Time with Oster Watches Podcast, S5 Episode 8.

For the 2021 season finale, we are excited to welcome guest Guido Terreni, recently appointed CEO of exceptional watch manufacturer, Parmigiani Fleurier. Following the immense success enjoyed at Bulgari developing the award-winning Octo Finissimo collection, Guido Terreni could not resist the lure of taking the helm of one of the industry's most important and creative Haute Horlogerie brands. The opportunity to work alongside legendary watchmaker, Michel Parmigiani, is an opportunity that Mr Terreni seized with both hands. 

Listen in to an engaging conversation as your host, Jeremy Oster, jumps at the opportunity to engage with Mr Terreni - eagerly posing questions designed to dig deep into the mentality and motivation behind the new CEO of the important Manufacture, Parmigiani Fleurier.

This podcast is all about the personalities in the industry and the passion that drives the creativity and desirability of the beautiful products that we all appreciate. If you enjoy Keeping Time Podcast please let others know. Kindly take a moment to rate and review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player and share on social media. Your review means a lot to us and others. Tag @osterwatches on Instagram and be sure to visit Oster Jewelers for the latest in haute horlogerie.

Keeping Time with Oster Watches Podcast is now available on Amazon MusicFor general communication and suggestions for future guests please email keepingtime@osterwatches.com. Thank you for downloading Keeping Time. 

Subscribe to Keeping Time with Oster Watches on iTunes.

Nov 26, 2021

Peter Speake and Daniela Marin join us for Keeping Time with Oster Watches Podcast, S5 Episode 7.

In this episode of Keeping Time we are privileged to welcome Daniela Marin, co-founder of one of the most important horological websites, The Naked Watchmaker.  Joining Daniela is Peter Speake, one of the most celebrated watchmakers in the industry (known of course for Speake-Marin watches) and co-founder of The Naked Watchmaker with Daniela. This will be Peter's 3rd episode of Keeping Time - having last joined us back on Episode #31 (June 2018).  At that time, The Naked Watchmaker was just starting out. Now, the website is firmly established as a go-to forum for genuine knowledge ranging from deconstruction of well-known modern and important historical calibres to in-depth and thought-provoking articles covering centuries of watchmaking and innovation within the industry. The latest edition is a series of online "Masterclasses" that are designed to provide enthusiasts of all levels of knowledge with the tools to better understand horology.

Listen in as we chat at length about numerous fascinating subjects ranging from the new Masterclass to the opportunity to deconstruct an early Breguet 4-minute Tourbillon (c.1805). The conversation is unscripted and wanders to the curious as host, Jeremy Oster,  challenges Daniela and Peter with questions that could only be answered by a select few in the world with the hands-on knowledge gained through many decades exploring the fine art of horology. There will be plenty to learn for everyone, from new enthusiasts to the most seasoned collectors. Doug also gets in on the action as he eagerly chats about the newly released Masterclass (recently completed by Doug). We trust that you will enjoy listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed the conversation with Daniela and Peter.

As usual, this episode is a free-flowing conversation with minimal editing. Jeremy Oster is your host along with co-host, Doug Hoyt.  Thanks as always to Doug who is also the Producer of Keeping Time Podcast.

This podcast is all about the personalities in the industry and the passion that drives the creativity and desirability of the beautiful products that we all appreciate. If you enjoy Keeping Time Podcast please let others know. Kindly take a moment to rate and review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player and share on social media. Your review means a lot to us and others. Tag @osterwatches on Instagram and be sure to visit Oster Jewelers for the latest in haute horlogerie.

Keeping Time with Oster Watches Podcast is now available on Amazon MusicFor general communication and suggestions for future guests please email keepingtime@osterwatches.com. Thank you for downloading Keeping Time. 

Subscribe to Keeping Time with Oster Watches on iTunes.

Nov 2, 2021

James Thompson of Black Badger returns for Keeping Time with Oster Watches Podcast, S5 Episode 6.

We welcome back our intriguing and always curious friend, James, to chat about... well, whatever comes to mind! James Thompson is one of the most interesting and in-demand craftsman who adds a certain magic to some of the coolest watches on the market - from MB&F to De Bethune and a whole bunch more. Are you wearing an Indie watch with some cool lume? If so, it's a pretty safe bet that James is responsible!

Doug, Jeremy and James engage in an unscripted conversation which meanders back and forth amidst a variety of topics ranging from Octopus to Tikron of Russia, Spector Titanium to CNC Machining and of course Gypsy curses. We also engage in some irreverent topics.

As usual, this episode is a free-flowing conversation with minimal editing. Jeremy Oster is your host along with co-host, Doug Hoyt.  Thanks as always to Doug who is also the Producer of Keeping Time Podcast.

This podcast is all about the personalities in the industry and the passion that drives the creativity and desirability of the beautiful products that we all appreciate. If you enjoy Keeping Time Podcast please let others know. Kindly take a moment to rate and review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player and share on social media. Your review means a lot to us and others. Tag @osterwatches on Instagram and be sure to visit Oster Jewelers for the latest in haute horlogerie.

Keeping Time with Oster Watches Podcast is now available on Amazon MusicFor general communication and suggestions for future guests please email keepingtime@osterwatches.com. Thank you for downloading Keeping Time. 

Subscribe to Keeping Time with Oster Watches on iTunes.

Aug 27, 2021

Scott Rosen returns for Keeping Time with Oster Watches Podcast, S5 Episode 5.

We welcome back our dear friend Scott to discuss an in-depth retrospective of the landscape of luxury watches today versus 20-25 years ago. We compare where the top brands were back in the fledgling days of the rebirth of mechanical cool and the introduction of the independent watchmakers.

This unedited conversation has a lovely and natural flow showcasing the depth of knowledge and experience that Scott brings to the episode, along with the expertise and retail knowledge of host, Jeremy Oster. The discussion meanders through major brands such as Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe and others as well as Tudor and Omega progresses to discuss the rise of sought after Independent watchmakers such as Vianney Halter, FP Journe and De Bethune. Join us for an engaging conversation that will be as pleasing for long-time collectors/industry stalwarts as it will be informative and revelatory for newer watch enthusiasts. [Episode Note: Jeremy refers to the Audemars Piguet Grande Complication - this should be Grande Sonnerie.]


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As usual, this episode is a free-flowing conversation with minimal editing. This podcast is all about the personalities in the industry and the passion that drives the creativity and desirability of the beautiful products that we all appreciate.

If you enjoy Keeping Time Podcast please let others know. Kindly take a moment to rate and review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player and share on social media. Your review means a lot to us and others. Tag @osterwatches on Instagram and be sure to visit Oster Jewelers for the latest in haute horlogerie.

Keeping Time with Oster Watches Podcast is now available on Amazon MusicFor general communication and suggestions for future guests please email keepingtime@osterwatches.com. Thank you for downloading Keeping Time. 

Subscribe to Keeping Time with Oster Watches on iTunes.

Jun 25, 2021

One of the industry's most talented watchmakers, Claude Greisler,  is back for Keeping Time with Oster Watches Podcast, S5 Episode 4

Claude is back for another episode. We chat with Claude about the newest Armin Strom release, "Tribute 1," with discussion of technical details, innovations and the inspiration behind this latest project. Tribute 1 is the epitome of a modern "dress-watch" that is perfect for today's more laid-back lifestyle.  As always, Claude brings this new watch to life for us and delves deeply into the technical aspects of the new 100-hour power reserve Manufacture calibre created for this new 38-mm watch.  Claude details the concept behind the "First Edition" launch of only 25-pieces. As always, the conversation meanders and will please all who wish to gain a deeper insight and understanding of haute horlogerie watchmaking. Claude's knowledge and comfort discussing more technical concepts in a language that we can all understand makes this episode all the more valuable for those who enjoy delving deeper beyond the aesthetics of fine watchmaking.

May 26, 2021
Legendary watchmaker Vincent Calabrese joins Keeping Time with Oster Watches Podcast, S5 Episode 3

We’re back for another episode! As always, we look for the most interesting stories that need to be told. We are joined by Vincent Calabrese, founder of AHCI, inventor of some of the most famous movements including the Golden Bridge for Corum and the original Blancpain Tourbillon with 8-days reserve as well as the more recent Caroussel Tourbillon.  An icon in the watch industry and a restless creative force, Mr Calabrese joins us to discuss his incredible journey in haute horlogerie.  Mr Calabrese started his watchmaking career at the age of 14. Now, in his late 70's, he has no plans to slow down or stop creating and designing. Listen in to an engaging, open and honest conversation with the assistance of Mr Calabrese's wife as we strive to learn more about one of the most creative and fascinating watchmakers who, more than most, is at the heart and soul of what makes mechanical watches so special and desirable today. 

"Deep within me there is a true desire for innovation. I am incapable of limiting myself to what I know, and to surpass myself is still my goal even after a career of nearly sixty years." Vincent Calabrese. 

As always, this episode is a free-flowing conversation with minimal editing. This podcast is all about the personalities in the industry and the passion that drives the creativity and desirability of the beautiful products that we all appreciate.

 

If you enjoy Keeping Time Podcast please let others know. Kindly take a moment to rate and review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player and share on social media. Your review means a lot to us and others. Tag @osterwatches on Instagram. As always, we welcome your feedback. Keeping Time with Oster Watches Podcast is now available on Amazon Music. For general communication and suggestions for future guests please email keepingtime@osterwatches.com. Thank you for downloading Keeping Time. 
Subscribe to Keeping Time with Oster Watches on iTunes.

 
Apr 9, 2021
Patrik Sjögren of GoS Watches  joins Keeping Time with Oster Watches Podcast, S5 Episode 2

This episode of Keeping Time Podcast is dedicated to the memory of Micki Oster, who passed away on Feb 17th, 2021. 

We’re back for another episode! As always, we look for the most interesting stories that need to be told. We are joined by Swedish watchmaker and CEO of GoS Watches, Patrik Sjögren.  In 2007, Mr. Sjögren formed a partnership with fellow Swede and famed Master Bladesmith, Johan Gustafsson; creating a shared mission to fabricate individual, mechanical timepieces. Each piece respects a deep passion for their respective crafts and for the ancient Scandinavian traditions including the thousand year old technique of welding Damascus steel. We delve into the array of fascinating crafts that combine to fashion the remarkable and distinctive timepieces of this strikingly independent watch company. The latest creation, Norrsken (Northern Lights), is inspired by the beauty of nature as evidenced in the incredible colors of the phenomenal night sky spectacle that can be seen in Northern Europe.  The realization of this ambitious concept is made possible by the collaboration and expertise of a handful of incredibly talented artisans. Each contributor is an expert and innovator in their field. Listen in as we discuss the creation, challenges and unique aspects of this fascinating new Limited Edition timepiece. 

As always, this episode is a free-flowing and unedited conversation. This podcast is all about the personalities in the industry and the passion that drives the creativity and desirability of the beautiful products that we all appreciate.

If you enjoy Keeping Time Podcast please let others know. Kindly take a moment to rate and review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player and share on social media. Your review means a lot to us and others. Tag @osterwatches on Instagram. As always, we welcome your feedback. Keeping Time with Oster Watches Podcast is now available on Amazon Music. For general communication and suggestions for future guests please email keepingtime@osterwatches.com. Thank you for downloading Keeping Time. 
Subscribe to Keeping Time with Oster Watches on iTunes.

Jan 28, 2021

We're back for our 5th Season! As always, we look for the most interesting brands with stories that need to be told. Join us for a superb conversation with the ebullient driving force behind the unique Schwarz-Etienne. A famed Swiss Manufacture, dating back to 1902, this brand is known for exceptional value and unique and interesting movements. The watch that has caught the eye of many collectors is the Roma Synergy - a collaboration between Schwarz-Etienne and the legendary Haute Horlogerie craftsman, Kari Voutilainen. Listen in as we learn about this fascinating brand and discuss the latest collaboration.

As always, this episode is a natural, free-flowing and unedited conversation. This podcast is all about the personalities in the industry and the passion that drives the creativity and desirability of the beautiful products that we all appreciate.

If you enjoy Keeping Time Podcast please let others know. Kindly take a moment to rate and review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player and share on social media. Your review means a lot to us and others. Tag @osterwatches on Instagram. As always, we welcome your feedback. Keeping Time with Oster Watches Podcast is now available on Amazon Music. For general communication and suggestions for future guests please email keepingtime@osterwatches.com. Thank you for downloading Keeping Time. 
Subscribe to Keeping Time with Oster Watches on iTunes.

Dec 10, 2020
For the season finale, we are thrilled to be joined again by Marc-André Deschoux, the talented and passionate creative force behind WatchesTV.com
 
As one of the foremost voices in the industry, we invited Marc-André to share his thoughts and observations from a remarkable 2020. We discuss the pandemic situation in Switzerland and the impact on Manufacturing and debate the winners and losers from a challenging and unique year, the likes of which have never previously been experienced. Following the recent GPHG Awards presentation we discuss the top categories and the big winners. We look ahead to 2021 and what the new year holds as we wrap up a hugely eventful 2020 in the watch industry and Season 4 of Keeping Time Podcast.
 
As always, this episode is a natural, free-flowing and unedited conversation. We truly appreciate Marc-André's professionalism, enthusiasm and willingness to share his expertise with Keeping Time Podcast. This podcast is all about the personalities in the industry and the passion that drives the creativity and desirability of the beautiful products that we all enjoy. A massive thank you goes out to all all of our guests from this incredible season. From the CEO of Audemars Piguet singing on the podcast, to the CEO's of Zenith and Parmigiani sharing their plans to emerge stronger from the pandemic and support their retailers during lockdown; to the talented creative voices who invite us into their world - this has been an incredible season! We hope that you have enjoyed Season 4 as much as we enjoy recording each episode. Special thanks to co-host Doug for producing a great show despite numerous technical challenges. Thanks especially to all of you who download and enjoy this podcast and support the watch industry.
 
Wishing good health and happiness to all, we'll be back in the New Year with Season 5. I am already excited and we have some amazing guests lined up!
 
Warm wishes, 
Jeremy 
Oct 16, 2020

From surfing with Navy Seals to studying Great White Sharks for science, our guest today truly understands the historical importance of Ulysse Nardin with regard to maritime and oceanic endeavors. Today, the North American President of one of the most historic Swiss brands is an energetic, enthusiastic and highly charismatic individual with tremendous experience in the luxury industry.

Join us as we get to know the man better known as "F-X" and learn of his passion for connecting Ulysse Nardin's storied past with the exciting adventures of today and tomorrow. We also discuss the importance of the Swiss Manufacture, dating back to 1846, and their role in pushing watchmaking technology into the future to create today's exceptional timepieces.

If you enjoy Keeping Time Podcast please let others know. Kindly take a moment to rate and review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player and share on social media. Your review means a lot to us and others. Tag @osterwatches on Instagram. As always, we welcome your feedback. For general communication and suggestions for future guests please email keepingtime@osterwatches.com. Thank you for downloading Keeping Time.
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Sep 3, 2020

The best way to introduce today's guest, Joshua, is with his own words. After all, writing is Joshua's specialty. Joshua writes that he is, "the resident “nerdwriter” for Quill & Pad where I write weekly articles about the more technical side of watchmaking or just share my passion about a fantastic watch. I revel in the complicated aspects of watch movements thanks to a lifelong love of gears and clever mechanisms. I have a background in model-making, machining, and a history of dissecting anything I could as a child."

That sums it up nicely - thank you Joshua. This podcast explores a wide range of subjects from the history and development of hairsprings to the trends in watchmaking today. We discuss Joshua's background and how he came to write for Quill and Pad as well as exploring how Joshua approaches the topics about which he writes with such eloquence. Please join us for a thoroughly engaging, meandering conversation with a highly unique and individual journalist of exceptional talent. And if you really want to know which watch Joshua really can't stand, it's all in this episode! You'll just have to give it a listen to find out.


If you enjoy Keeping Time Podcast please let others know. Kindly take a moment to rate and review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player and share on social media. Your review means a lot to us and others. Tag @osterwatches on Instagram. As always, we welcome your feedback. For general communication and suggestions for future guests please email keepingtime@osterwatches.com. Thank you for downloading Keeping Time.

Aug 5, 2020

In this episode of Keeping Time podcast, we are joined by Pierre Jacques, CEO of De Bethune. Mr. Jacques takes time from his vacation in Spain to join us in a great conversation as we strive to learn more about the enigmatic haute horlogerie creations of De Bethune. One of the most creative and original brands, De Bethune is also one of the most technically adventurous and fascinating companies. From space age to classic, everything De Bethune creates is a work of art and truly considered a Grail watch for so many collectors and enthusiasts. Approx 150 pieces are made per year making De Bethune one of the world's rarest and most sought after creators.

Our conversation seeks to explore what drives this remarkable company and the creative genius behind the watches, Denis Flageollet. We discuss the history of the brand including the challenges and the evolution and the desires for the future. We delve into some of the details that sets a De Bethune apart from another fine watch and explore the creative side of haute horlogerie.

We hope that you enjoy this episode.



If you enjoy Keeping Time Podcast please let others know. Kindly take a moment to rate and review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player and share on social media. Your review means a lot to us and others. Tag @osterwatches on Instagram. As always, we welcome your feedback. For general communication and suggestions for future guests please email keepingtime@osterwatches.com. Thank you for downloading Keeping Time.

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Jun 27, 2020

As we approach July 4th weekend here in America and celebrate Independence Day, it seems most appropriate to re-visit the incredibly talented Independent American artisan, Josh Shapiro of JN Shapiro Watches. 

Since our first episode with Josh, he has presented at the New York Horological Society, been featured numerous times in blogs such as Hodinkee and A Blog to Watch and become a hot commodity among knowledgeable watch collectors and enthusiasts. We thought it would be a great time to catch up with Josh and see what he has learned since we last spoke! Join us as we discuss the process of making a fine guilloché dial as well as the different techniques, material choices, complexities and challenges. We also learn more about JN Shapiro's plans for the continuing growth of his company. We are also briefly joined by a charming, keen and talented young apprentice dial-maker who is starting his career under the expert tutelage of one of America's leading creative talents, Josh Shapiro.

We hope you enjoy this incredibly informative conversation between Josh and your Keeping Time hosts Jeremy and Doug.

May 26, 2020
Exploring new worlds is the theme for today's podcast. Join us as we welcome back Xavier De Roquemaurel to the podcast for his 3rd visit. Today, we will be discussing the new collection, Antarctique: Inspired by the stunning beauty of nature in the sixth continent.  A first integrated stainless steel bracelet for the brand combined with an impressive new in-house automatic caliber makes this new offering a genuine tour-de-force luxury sports watch. 
 
As always, Xavier brings passion and honesty. We discuss the journey from conception to realization for this bold addition to the award-winning collections already offered by this fascinating brand. Discover the talented watchmaking partners who collaborated on a first fully in-house conceived and coordinated movement, the challenges and the technical solutions implemented. 
 
We hope you enjoy this very relaxed and informative conversation between Xavier and your Keeping Time hosts Jeremy and Doug.
 
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May 13, 2020

Max Büsser is one of the most creative watch designers today. We are thrilled that we could get together with Max and delve into the highly imaginative world that lives within the mind of the man behind MB&F (Max Büsser & Friends) watch company. Known for collaborating with the most brilliant independent watchmaking talent in the industry, MB&F watches are a journey into a unique dimension of bold spirit and artistic freedom combined with technical and horological excellence. One of the busiest and most affable characters in the industry, Max is open and honest and a true pleasure to engage in conversation. We hope you enjoy this very relaxed and informative, inspiring and natural conversation between Max and your Keeping Time hosts Jeremy and Doug.

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May 5, 2020

We are joined for this episode by Julien Tornare, Zenith Watches CEO. As the leader of a 150-yr old company most famous for the El Primero chronograph movement, Mr Tornare has led his team to great success recently. How does this CEO plan to continue the brand's upward trajectory with the world thrown into crisis? What has he learned from the past month or so spent in lockdown from his home? What exciting products can we expect to see launched at this time? What has Mr Tornare learned from working with the legendary figure, Jean-Claude Biver? Join us for another excellent chat with of the industry's leaders and visionaries.

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Apr 25, 2020

Gustavo is the Managing Director of Parmigiani Fleurier Americas. He joins us for this episode to discuss the incredible initiatives out into action by Parmigiani Fleurier here in the USA to specifically encourage and reward those who financially support our front line heroes who are battling daily to save lives of those infected by Covid-19. Additionally, we discuss how Parmigiani Fleurier is supporting their retailers and even individual salespeople as we all navigate through these troubled times. The conversation naturally gravitates towards discussing the sometimes under-appreciated value and expertise of the immense Manufacturing capabilities of Parmigiani Fleurier. Naturally, we also discuss the man himself, Michel Parmigiani. We hope that you enjoy this episode and perhaps even learn a thing or two about haute horlogerie and this special brand. 

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Apr 11, 2020

Our guest for this episode joins us from his home in Henley-upon-Thames, an hour outside of London, isolated and as curious as the rest of us as to how this Covid-19 crisis is going to play out. Honest as always, Nick shares the conflict of emotions felt by he and his brother Giles as Bremont is on the verge of completing an impressive new Manufacturing home. How has the crisis impacted plans for what should be a milestone year in the history of the young, evolving brand? How will Bremont's banking relationships and retail network respond in this time of unprecedented shock and upheaval? Join us a for a candid chat with one of the watch industry's most personable characters. We hear firsthand how the current crisis threatens to impact a growing British watch brand with a global presence.

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Apr 3, 2020

Welcome to our first "quarantine" episode. From our respective isolation locations we have a very special episode with one of the most charismatic leaders in the luxury watch industry, François Bennahmias. The CEO of Audemars Piguet rose to prominence when he took over the reigns of the newly established Audemars Piguet-owned distribution for North America in New York in the late 1990's. Francois set to work to transform the image and the fortunes of the famous family-owned Manufacture from Le Brassus, Switzerland. Today, Francois is the global CEO of the power-house brand famous for iconic watches such as the Royal Oak. Join us as we discuss the implications of today's Covid-19 crisis and look for perspective and calm, insightful thought from the leader of a global company with 145 years of experience navigating a myriad of crises. We look for the positives, the hopes and reflect on the lessons we are all learning at this historically significant moment in time.

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