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Russell Sheldrake

Managing Editor

Hi, I’m Russell and I’ve been a watch journalist for my entire career.

Technically I’ve been a published journalist since my school days, and it took me to work at an Ernest Jones while at university to pick up the watch bug and discover watch writing as a full time job. I’ve worked for print magazines, international news publications and everything in between whether it was in house or as a freelancer over the last seven years, and the common thread that has run through all of them has been my passion for watchmaking. You may have come across my work at A Collected Man, where I was the company’s first Editor and began their long form article production. While I was at ACM I developed a real passion for independent watchmaking and niche, neo-vintage examples from that funny transition period between vintage and modern.

Despite this long love of watches, I will always describe myself as a lover of stories above anything else. This is what attracted me to journalism in the first place, and keeps me coming back to this space every day. Discovering, uncovering, and eventually telling the stories that are tied up in the watch industry has quickly become a singular purpose for me, in whatever medium possible. It’s this love of stories which will hopefully explain my watch choice below a little better too. My first watch was a Hamilton Jazzmaster Day Date, bought for me by my parents as a 21st birthday present. It is incredibly sentimental, even if my tastes may have evolved since then. My favourite watch is by far my Tudor Submariner 75190. It’s a birth year model for me, and was not in perfect condition when I bought it, but that makes it all the more appealing, as it carries the physical marks of its life before we met. Speaking to a rich history that I will never know, but can happily add to. My grail watch I think fits the true definition of a grail perfectly, as it will forever remain out of reach for me, but embodies everything I want. A Rolex ref.6062 is a million dollar watch and carries perfect proportions, sporty (thanks to the Oyster case) yet classical with the triple calendar complication. If I could own a star dial variation of that for a short period in my life, I would die a very happy man.

Articles by Russell Sheldrake

Horage just invented a new way to regulate your own watch
10 of the best everyday watches for any budget and any lifestyle
WatchPro report on our upcoming London Discovery Studio
Diver finds Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time lost for over a year
James Marks becomes the new CEO of Biver
Andrew digs into the sudden success of microbrands in sharp competition with the big boys
Mido’s Ocean Star 39 tributes 80 years of underappreciated history with phenomenal movement value
The Apiar Invenire brings the best of British engineering to watchmaking
Sir Keir Starmer, new UK Prime Minister, wears a Tissot PRX
Richemont’s CEO reshuffle signals a new future for the luxury group
Rolex rumoured to cede F1 sponsorship to LVMH
Tudor goes racing blue with a new Formula 1-themed Black Bay Ceramic
Everything you need to know about Watches and Wonders 2025
6 of the best time-only watches
Hublot and artist Daniel Arsham bring back organic design with the Droplet pocket watch
The Anoma A1 plays with sculptural forms at accessible price points
What makes Cartier’s new releases so special?
“The Cut will be the first time men are going to take their wife’s watch.” Hermés launch Cut collection in the Greek Islands
Kari Voutilainen quietly released his 20th Anniversary Tourbillon, tributing his first-ever watch
Someone just won two of our Studio Underd0g pizza watches
We’re giving away two pizza watches to celebrate 200k followers
How to pick the best watch for your wedding
The Alpina Seastrong Diver Extreme GMT makes a play for a truly affordable sports watch
The best ultra light watches that won’t weigh you down
Why Cartier has always been the watchmaker of shapes, as told by Image, Style, and Heritage Director Pierre Rainero
We asked, you answered: would you wear the new Omega Speedmaster 38mm?
Breitling CEO Georges Kern talks us through the brand’s 140th anniversary celebrations
What we thought of A. Lange & Söhne’s 2024 Watches and Wonders releases
The F.P. Journe Élégante Gino’s Dream is as touching as it is brilliant
What makes Richard Mille so different?
MB&F adds a striking metallic hue to the HM8 Mark 2 Blue
Vogue talks to Andrew about trends for 2024
Chris-Grainger Herr talks Hans Zimmer and eternity at the IWC Watches and Wonders 2024 booth
H. Moser & Cie goes fully see-through with the Streamliner Tourbillon Skeleton
Chopard goes green again for the L.U.C XPS Forest Green
The secrets behind the Tudor manufacture