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Zach Blass

Zach Blass

Editor

“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

INTRODUCING: The velvety black beauty of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked Black Ceramic
INTRODUCING: All white now – the Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic Automatic Moon Phase lightens up
INTRODUCING: All white now – the Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic Automatic Moon Phase lightens up
Mugger sentenced to 9 years in prison for stealing £692K RM 69 Erotic Watch
Mugger sentenced to 9 years in prison for stealing £692K RM 69 Erotic Watch
How a DIY custom-job inspired Fratello’s detail-rich new collaboration with Oris (and why it’s not a Speedmaster)
How a DIY custom-job inspired Fratello’s detail-rich new collaboration with Oris (and why it’s not a Speedmaster)
HANDS-ON: The Fratello x Oris Big Crown Pointer Date is like a glass of Bordeaux in a golden goblet
HANDS-ON: Let’s be real, the Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic Automatic Day Date Moon Phase is stupendously good-looking
Stealth-help: Seiko creates kick-ass new collection inspired by Naruto’s anime ninjas
This collector has a different Omega Speedmaster for every day of the year, and has even made ‘Speedy Suspenders’…
INTRODUCING: The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Bamford Limited Edition
HANDS-ON: The AVI-8 Hawker Harrier Blue Nylon is a tempting sub-$500 throwdown for aviation fans
The most expensive watches sold on eBay in 2020
Bulova makes a scene-stealing cameo in Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit”
RECOMMENDED READING: Patek Philippe production is down 30% due to COVID-19
HANDS-ON: The elegance and nuance of the IWC Portugieser 2020 Collection in the metal
HANDS-ON: The Ulysse Nardin Freak X Magma is the creativity you asked for, but do you really want it?
MICRO MONDAYS: The AVI-8 Hawker Harrier Blue Nylon Limited Edition
Rolex Datejust Michael Jordan gifted his personal security guard up for auction, current bid under $3K
HANDS-ON: The Grand Seiko SBGJ241 GMT, only the second vertical striped dial of this kind
INTRODUCING: Staying golden with the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Jack Heuer Birthday Gold Limited Edition
6 impressive quartz watches released in 2020, including Grand Seiko, Breitling and Bulova
Finding balance in 2020 with Mr Macro @horomariobro
The white dial Rolex Explorer II 16570 is an ice-cold classic hiding in plain sight
MICRO MONDAYS: Vario modernises the first wristwatch with their 1918 Trench line
#shitcollectorssay Reader’s Choice: These are the three phrases you don’t want watch media to misuse anymore
We watched every minute of the GPHG 2020 so you don’t have to. And you owe us a beer, it wasn’t amazing…
“I spat out my drink” – Zach’s honest reactions to 3 GPHG 2020 winners that make no sense
HANDS-ON: Hublot has nailed the 2020 mood with the most cheerful shade of sky blue for this Big Bang
“Get your hands off my Patek…” Remembering the watches and antics of Nicolas ‘Bling-Bling’ Sarkozy
The Big Bang Unico Sky Blue is part of a one-two colour punch that is peak Hublot
INTRODUCING: In tribute to the founder of Seiko, the new Grand Seiko SBGZ005 and SBGW260
Lashana Lynch has confirmed she is the new 007 in “No Time to Die”, and boy does she wear the 007 Edition of the 300M with style…
MICRO MONDAYS: A proper backstory to the Bamford Watch Department, the rebel modder that turned into a watch brand
10 of the best sports watches of 2020 over $10K, with Rolex, Grand Seiko and Moser