Ricardo Sime


“Hi. I’m Ricardo and I know exactly what my next watch will be; my next watch.”

Ricardo is a Brooklynite (big difference from a New Yorker) who caught the watch bug six years ago. Since then, he’s been on a magical carpet ride; from all the wonders of Fifth Avenue boutiques to the vast halls of Baselworld. So many lessons have been learned on the way; like never bringing your wallet to a dinner with an independent watchmaker, or that the best watch is always the best watch for you. For the past two years, he’s been enjoying his time doing watch reviews on YouTube and posting watch shots on Instagram but things suddenly changed when he had a chance meeting with Zach Blass on Clubhouse.Now he finds himself sharing his perspective with the readers of Time+Tide.
As for a pinch me moment, nothing beats handling the recently auctioned Steve Mcqueen Monaco gifted to the mechanic for Le Mans.

Watch Spirit Animal – The Angelus U50 Diver Tourbillon Black Edition. A blacked out Tourbillon Diver with an internal rotating bezel sounds preposterous but boy does it feel so amazing on the wrist.

Home city: Brooklyn, New York

Something else I’m obsessed with: Photography. Memories are a beautiful thing but there is nothing like capturing a moment in a picture that you can enjoy over and over again.


Articles by Ricardo Sime

You are not a flipper: Three perfectly good reasons for selling a watch right after buying it
HANDS-ON: Add another Traveller GMT to the mix with the Bulova Wilton GMT
HANDS-ON: Withstand the heat with the new TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche Orange Racing
HANDS-ON: Benrus returns to the ’60s to revive the Sea Lord diver
What a scene from The Recruit teaches us about gifting a watch
History and tradition meet with the TAG Heuer Carrera 60th Anniversary
INTRODUCING: Laurent Ferrier cuts weight with the Grand Sport Tourbillon Pursuit
Three takeaways from the most expensive watches sold at auction in 2022
VIDEO: The Louis Vuitton Tambour Outdoor Chronograph
LVMH Watch Week: TAG Heuer unleashes a flurry of releases
Which watch brand won 2022? Ricardo picks Vacheron Constantin – here’s why…
The top three Frederique Constant releases of 2022
The three watches Ricardo wore most in 2022 – Grand Seiko, MoonSwatch and Tudor
Pushing case design with the Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis 5-Day Power Reserve
The top 3 Alpina releases of 2022
Risky business: Are we ready for more microbrands going upmarket?
Go modern vintage with the Nivada Grenchen Super Antarctic 3/6/9
HANDS-ON: Baume & Mercier take us to the moon with the Riviera Phases de Lune
Gift giving guide: The most useful watch accessories for any budget
HANDS-ON: Hublot flex their collab muscles with the Big Bang Tourbillon Samuel Ross
My top five picks from the Ineichen Complications auction
HANDS-ON: Rado’s new Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic is a statement piece and material flex
Attention! Bausele goes US Army Mil-Spec with their latest creation
Five of Ricardo’s favourites from Windup Watch Fair NYC 2022
The changing reality of wearing a watch in New York City
HANDS-ON: The Bulova Marine Star Series C divers meld style with rugged capability
Ahead of the carve: The tasty stylings of the Studio Underd0g Pumpkin
INTRODUCING: The Hublot x Shepard Fairey Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph All Black
What’s all the fuss about watches with a longer power reserve?
How to use your analog watch as a compass
HANDS-ON: Test your limits with the new Alpina Alpiner Extreme Automatic
What’s on your wrist? Watchspotting at the DWW Horology Forum New York Edition
HANDS-ON: The new Bulova Parking Meter delivers that wheel good factor
My top five picks from the Ineichen Vintage Wristwatch auction
Racing watch owners rejoice: Dents driving gloves are a dream come true
Time+Tide Weekend Watch Crossword: #22 “Mechanical Movement Parts”