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Andrew McUtchen

Andrew McUtchen

Founder

“Hi, I’m Andrew and your suspicion is right, this IS the Speedmaster font.”

Andrew started Time+Tide in 2014 as a side-hustle when his brother in law, a dreadlocked internet speculator, told him that there were no coffee machine or watch review sites to speak of in Australia. Andrew was the Watch Editor of GQ at the time, so he thought, fuck it, why not. He paid five grand for a logo (this still seems like a lot to him, but hey, it’s a good logo), got same brother in law to build a website. Then things got weird. He decided to launch the website at Baselworld, by handing around a printed newspaper. Andrew has survived this and many other marketing misfires, to run a global team of champions. He’s had lots of pinch yourself moments since the beginning, but his biggest will be in October this year. He can’t talk about that yet.

First watch: Panerai Luminor PAM 111- “I wish I’d kept it.”

Favourite watch: Omega Ranchero from 1959 – “This watch is a failure, which is why I love it.”

Finale watch: Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167a on a khaki strap – “You will be mine.”

Articles by Andrew McUtchen

‘Too big, too chunky, not versatile…’ Why the Fifty-Eight was the answer to this guy’s Tudor Black Bay blues …
VIDEO: Diamonds, rubies and Ronaldo, 4 Franck Muller watches worth $7m
VIDEO: Holding JFK’s Omega Ultra-Thin watch gave me some strange feels
VIDEO: Andrew picks 3 watches from Basel under $3000 for your first good watch, and it’s two divers and a battle-weary soldier
VIDEO: Andrew’s top 3 Basel 2019 watches between $10,000 and $35,000 inc. Zenith, Bulgari and Rolex
VIDEO: Andrew’s top 3 Basel 2019 watches under $10,000, inc. Breitling, Chanel and bronze
VIDEO: Hublot shine at a dull Baselworld 2019 with a brand new model and more
How did Time and Tide even get here? This is a short video that tells our story, and it involves chocolate
LIST: 1 thing Andrew is looking forward to seeing at Baselworld 2019
HOW TO: Get a job in the high complications department at Jaeger-LeCoultre
“I definitely think the Porsche Design by IWC Ocean 2000 is undervalued, but don’t expect that to last forever!” 6 reasons it might be a sleeper classic
NEWS: We are auctioning a seriously cult-worthy watch for charity, the Porsche Design by IWC Ocean 2000
LIST: 3 Santos models from the new Cartier collection explained by Cartier
The three things that convinced me to take Bulgari seriously as a watchmaker
VIDEO: Andrew’s top 3 picks of SIHH 2019 over $35k
LIST: Andrew’s top 3 picks from SIHH 2019 between $10k and $35k, including Panerai, IWC and Ulysse Nardin
“We want to take the top guys down,” says new TAG Heuer tennis ambassador Alex De Minaur
LIST: Andrew’s top 3 picks under $10k from SIHH 2019
Win a Time+Tide lapel pin by telling us your favourites watches from SIHH on YouTube
LIST: Andrew’s top 10 of 2018, including Patek Philippe, Seiko and Bremont
OPINION: 3 stress relief ideas if the new Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 collection is causing you discomfort
LIST: Well suited – from business to black tie, we’ve got you covered with these 4 watches
LIST: Andrew McUtchen’s 4 favourite stories of 2018
EVENT: An evening exploring why Chopard is a brand watch people are getting excited about
Introducing Watch Lovers Gift Packs
We have 4 Seiko Presage Urushi Byakudan-nuri Limited Edition SPB085s in the shop right now
VIDEO: Oh boy. Andrew vs Felix in watch rebuild battle at the Omega Service Centre. Watchmakers, look away …
INSIGHT: Is the Octo Finissimo really a ‘game changer’? Bulgari MD Guido Terreni gives us three reasons
EVENT: Launching Time+Tide’s NOW Magazine at our HQ (was a lot of fun)
INTRODUCING: Time+Tide’s NOW Magazine Edition 1, now available in the shop
EVENT: 4 watches & 4 quotes from the Australian launch of the new Grand Seiko quartz GMT calibre
VIDEO: Holding the last watch that walked on the moon in your hand (and quietly freaking out)
ANNOUNCING: New in the shop, the handsome AF Tissot Heritage Petite Seconde and why we rate it
LIST: Do I still rate my top 10 watches of 2017? Uh. Hmmm. Some of them?
ANNOUNCING: Our shop is the only place in Australia you can buy the limited Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Blue
NEWS: We’ve discovered a new species of watch wearer, and it ain’t pretty