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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

The Citizen Series 8 GMT is the best true GMT for under US$2,000
Netflix doc ‘Sly’ showcases a whole other side of Sylvester Stallone, and his watches, of course
The biggest lies about watch collecting, according to you
The Vacheron Constantin Overseas 35mm untweaks my tourb for this reason…
Zach goes hands-on with five awesome lots from Sotheby’s upcoming Important Watches auction
Audemars Piguet team up with Travis Scott, M.A.D.1 lucky losers, and the biggest DWW yet
Seiko launches two panda-flavoured Speedtimer chronographs inspired by a 1972 design
The “Father of G-Shock” Kikuo Ibe reveals G-Shock testing secrets, including an Australian bus
Franck Muller & Bamford Watch Department debut a snowy Snoopy Crazy Hours sequel
You can now watch the Horage “Chasing Microns” documentary in full
The sequel is here – Zenith x Time+Tide Defy Skyline Skeleton Night Surfer El Primero
NFL YouTube video reveals favourite watches among head coaches – one brand stands out
The Bulgari Octo Finissimo CarbonGold makes rugged carbon look suave
Loki masters time, but what watches do Tom Hiddleston and the Marvel Cinematic Universe cast actually wear?
An epic mid-size battle between the Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 & Grand Seiko SBGW299
The Bulova Jet Star delivers a mechanical sweep with a 262kHz quartz movement
The new Hublot MP-15 Takashi Murakami Tourbillon Sapphire brings the manufacture’s first central flying tourbillon to market
‘The Timepiece Gentleman’ Anthony Farrer arrested by FBI, faces fraud charge and 20 years in prison
Sotheby’s sale of two George Daniels x Roger Smith watches had a record-breaking result
You can only give one piece of advice to a watch newbie – here is the advice you offered…
This sporty Breguet Marine Chronographe 5527 is unburdened by dive watch aesthetics
The Grand Seiko 36.5mm 44GS range expands with three new U.S. exclusive references (SBGW309, SBGW311, SBGW313)
Three heavy hitters and sleepers from Sotheby’s Important Watches Auction in Geneva November 5
Zenith hulks out a new Chronomaster Sport with Aaron Rodgers
This rare vintage Rolex Sky-Rocket has a valuation that may surprise you
The Baume & Mercier Riviera Azur 300m is a strong dive remix of a classic shape
Do celebrity endorsements reduce the desirability of a watch? These were your responses…
Only Watch postponed, and a week of ultra-light watches
The new Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Dark Grey removes weight, but does it add value?
WHAT IF… Breguet were also able to use the co-axial escapement?
This Frederique Constant Classic Tourbillon Meteorite Manufacture has their first-ever entirely hand-decorated movement
Sotheby’s auctions off #70 of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 3 for charity
The Fortis Flieger F-43 Bicompax Fratello Capsule Edition is the publication’s latest collaboration
Leonardo DiCaprio-backed ID Genève just launched the self-healing Circular C
Case thickness dictates the difference between a good watch design and a great one
This new steel Zenith Chronomaster Sport debuts a blue dial, but ditches the ceramic bezel