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

AGREE OR DISAGREE: Rolex prices will one day be at or under retail – these were your responses…
FRIDAY WIND DOWN: Rolex acquires venerated multi-brand retailer Bucherer
The new MB&F HM9 Sapphire Vision bare all with full transparency and new colours
HANDS-ON: The Breguet Tradition Quantième Rétrograde 7597 is horology over hype
The new Armin Strom Gravity Equal Force Maillechort is Monochrome’s latest montre de souscription
Grand Seiko Manufacture Tour Part 4: Chatting with the man behind the Kodo at Atelier Ginza
FRIDAY WIND DOWN: New Tudor Boutique in Brisbane and TAG Heuer announces new trio of sports ambassadors
The new Grand Seiko Katana Collection debuts new dial textures inspired by katana artistry
Roger Smith reminds us to have fun with a MoonSwatch wristshot
Gal Gadot arms herself with a Hublot Big Bang E Black Magic in Netflix’s Heart of Stone
HANDS-ON: The Cartier Santos Dumont Skeleton Micro-Rotor once again proves the brand is more than just a pretty face
You Can Only Wear One For Life (Pt 2): Breitling, Omega, IWC, TAG Heuer – these were your responses…
FRIDAY WIND DOWN: Geoff Hess joins Sotheby’s as Head of Watches for the Americas
6 questions to ask yourself before buying a watch…
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso Tribute Chronograph arguably won Watches & Wonders 2023
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual lacquer dials continue to attract an A-list crowd – a definitive list
Grand Seiko Manufacture Tour Part 3: The Seiko House Ginza (Wako Main Building)
FRIDAY WIND DOWN: New Zenith Pilot pop-up exhibit coming to NYC from August 8 to September 10
AGREE OR DISAGREE: You shared your thoughts on whether or not solid casebacks should make a comeback…
Jake Paul tips his barber with a US$11K Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch
We asked you for your controversial watch opinions – here are some standouts…
The new Oris Hank Aaron Limited Edition is a charitable home run
The new TAG Heuer Monaco Chronograph Racing Blue Limited Edition pays tribute to French Racing Blue
The Nivada Grenchen Chronoking “Paul Newman” Orange hits vintage notes for under US$500
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Celebration Dial is starting to hit the secondary market. Shocker, it is priced high…
The Avoirdupois Force Majeure is engineered and manufactured in Manhattan with an in-house movement entirely made in the USA
The new Maurice de Mauriac Züri Date collection offers a rainbow of 8 watches inspired by the colours of Zurich tram lines
Remember when Blue Mountain State roasted lacrosse players with a Patek joke?
Grand Seiko Manufacture Tour Part 2: The Seiko Museum in Ginza
Rolex, Patek, AP, VC – you can only wear one for life. These were your responses…
Daniel Arsham x Hublot: The watch ambassador without a watch – yet…
The Omega Seamaster 300M Diver 60 Years of James Bond Edition in Canopus gold is for the Bond villains
TRADING FACES: Why I just gave up five Kurono watches for this one Piaget
From CR7 to C24: Cristiano Ronaldo invests in Chrono24 watch marketplace platform
UPDATE: The winner of the Grand Seiko AU SBGJ269 auction will also get a VIP trip to Japan – under one condition
FRIDAY WIND DOWN: Skippers and stars celebrate opening of new TAG Heuer 5th Ave Boutique