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

The new Grand Seiko SBGH341 & SBGH343 debut the modern 62GS case in a new 38mm size
Get to know our new UK-based Managing Editor: Russell Sheldrake
The new Grand Seiko SBGA497: when “Shunbun” meets “Snowflake”
Victoria Beckham lends her eye for design to a new Breitling Chronomat 36 collection
Grand Seiko’s two new “Snowflake” models incite an interesting discussion
Watch enthusiasts could not care less about this Rolex line, but celebrities seem to love the Pearlmaster. Why?
The Piaget Altiplano Ultimate 900P is just 3.65mm thick yet still looks like an actual watch
Swatch teases new Snoopy MoonSwatch + Baltic x T+T pre-order open now!
This Platinumtech Panerai Luminor is a Panerista’s ultimate perpetual calendar
The new Studio Underd0g x Time+Tide Hand Delivered turns our pizza prank into reality
T+T 10 festivities, the unveiling of our Furlan Marri x Time+Tide Limited Edition, and two more watches to come…
2024 Omega Speedmaster Apollo 8 Dark Side of the Moon – what is actually new?
We followed a Bovet watch from concept to creation, and learned why people buy them
Five of the best watches from Cartier in 2023
The three watches Zach wore most in 2023 – Rolex, Cartier, Piaget
The IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 TOP GUN Mojave Desert is the first time this colour has debuted in this size
Comedians may make jokes for a living, but they take watch collecting very seriously
The Supreme Submariner versus the Asprey Daytona – which went for more?
Why Rolex is the brand that won 2023
The Ball Engineer Master II Diver Worldtime punches above its entry-luxury pricing
Rolex fined $100M by France’s anti-trust agency for ‘illegal’ ban on distributors selling online
Worn & Wound end the year with two Nivada Grenchen collabs, a Valjoux 72 and mechaquartz for different budgets
We asked the Breitling boss to admit what his favourite is, and he told us
New IWC Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month to be featured in Aquaman sequel
I just bought my exit watch… WTF do I do now?
The Baume & Mercier Riviera 33mm offers compact wrists agency in the integrated-bracelet landscape
One-watch collection – these were your picks…
Alan “Hammer” Bloore collection at Sotheby’s Important Watches achieves US$1.6 million
The most expensive G-SHOCK ever sold + Breitling acquires Universal Genève
Talking Freak, food, and more with Ulysse Nardin Chief Growth Officer Matthieu Haverlan
The Louis Vuitton Tambour Curve GMT Flying Tourbillon is for collectors who march to the beat of their own drum
Rare Asprey Rolex Daytona and more up for grabs now at Sotheby’s Fine Watches online auction
This Polo Field is a watch that Piaget should have made years ago
This new Hublot Big Bang Unico Magic City should have been the official GTA VI watch
The TAG Heuer Solargraph in steel offers a heightened sense of elegance
BBC investigates watch theft and female spotters in London with a revealing story and documentary