Zach Blass

Zach Blass


“Hi I’m Zach, and my in-house movement has a beat rate of 3,600 bph” (resting heart rate of 60 bpm = 3,600 bph) 😂

Zach has been an avid watch enthusiast for over half a decade, but his roots with timepieces date back to being a young boy enamored with his grandfather’s Rolex Datejust. Even then, Zach could tell it was something special and the cyclops magnification over the date window immediately caught his eye. Zach’s first connection with Time+Tide was as an avid reader, taking in all of the content in his Watchville feed. He would later submit a story to Andrew about acquiring a rare Seiko grail, the SBWA001, and, at the time, he never would have imagined it would have led to him becoming a full-time contributor for one of his favorite watch publishers – and eventually their first US Editor. From reading Watchville, to leading Watchville – it still blows his mind to this day.

My first watch: Longines Mainliner from 1942 “The sweeping second hand and patinated dial signaled I had my first “big boy” watch”

Favourite watch: A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Up/Down 221.021 “Whenever putting it on or taking it off, I always take a minute to admire the hand finished movement”

Finale watch: Dufour Simplicity 34mm “I set the bar extremely high because the truth is I never want the hunts to end”

Articles by Zach Blass

What is Credor and why should I care about it? Plus 7 of the best models
“This is what watch collecting is all about” – Aurel Bacs on the Tiffany Blue 5711/1A-018 selling at Phillips for $6.5M USD
Raketa teams-up with The Limited Edition and Scottish Watches to present the Mars-3
FRIDAY WIND DOWN: Tiffany madness, DeBethune and Richard Mille in space, and a Marvel Hawkeye Rolex?
The J.N. Shapiro Infinity Tantalum Limited Edition marks the first tantalum case made in-house outside of Switzerland
Four unexpected takeaways from the new Tiffany Blue 5711 – the real final victory lap of Patek’s Nautilus
ZACH’S MAILBAG: “My watch budget is $1,000 – $1,500 – what brands should I look at?”
EDITOR’S PICK: Five platinum watches to put on your wish-list
INTRODUCING: The Hublot Big Bang Unico Eden Rock St Barths is an even more limited twist on the Unico Sky Blue
The IWC Portugieser is having a moment from Squid Game and Hot Ones to The Rock
What’s the connection between The Matrix and the Hamilton PSR MTX Limited Edition? We have the exclusive…
FRIDAY WIND DOWN: Omega raises pricing for Seamaster 300M divers
WHAT TWEAKS MY TOURB: Clasps that create fixed length longer than the lug-to-lug measurement of a case
INTRODUCING: The one-off Parmigiani Fleurier La Rose Carrée flexes the horological might of the manufacture
Zach’s four favourite Dubai Watch Week 2021 releases
DUBAI DIARIES: “In Dubai, you could fall asleep on the street with your Richard Mille and it would be there when you wake up” – Pierre Biver
DUBAI WIND DOWN: “Rolex is actually the most authentic watch brand in the industry” – Maximilian Büsser
DUBAI DIARIES: ”We’re like kids on holiday without our parents,” says famous watchmaker
DUBAI DIARIES: What I am looking forward to for Dubai Watch Week 2021
IN THE SHOP: The Mondaine Official Swiss Railways Mini Clock 12.5cm
Could this be the Panerai my smaller wrist has been waiting for?
FRIDAY WIND DOWN: Hollywood and Hamilton, Norqain and now onto Dubai Watch Week…
A MONTH ON THE WRIST: Why I’ve already forged a special connection with my new Rolex Datejust 36 ref. 126234
Don’t Miss This: Our team debates the best watches from $15K-$20K USD
Talking sales and product philosophy with Hamilton CEO Vivian Stauffer
EVENT RECAP: Hamilton host the Behind The Camera Awards in Hollywood
FRIDAY WIND DOWN: The new issue of NOW Magazine is available now (which is fitting…)
Don’t Miss This: Our team debates the best watches from $10K-$15K USD
The Grand Seiko SBGA469 Boutique Online Exclusive introduces their “rock pattern” dial in a tradition-rooted indigo blue
Is the new Tudor Pelagos FXD “Marine Nationale” everything we hoped for?
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson spotted wearing an IWC Portugieser Annual Calendar at the premiere of Netflix’s “Red Notice”
Audemars Piguet, FPJ, H. Moser & Cie, and Zenith achieve record breaking results at Only Watch 2021
The Delft Watch Works Oostpoort delivers casual dress vibes at a compelling price
Don’t Feed the Hype: Three alternatives to the F.P. Journe Chronométre Bleu
FRIDAY WIND DOWN: Andrew hits New York to meet the team, and be tortured by Quentin Tarantino’s watch (what is it!)
Loupe This to present rare Grand Seiko VFA 6186-8000-G for auction