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

With the new Tudor Black Bay 41 and Black Bay 54, is the BB58 in danger of becoming obsolete?
Thierry Stern has no plans to sell Patek Philippe and is set to introduce the first new collection since 1999
Zach’s top five watches from Watches & Wonders 2023 (Live Pics)
10-year-old treasure hunter at a Sydney beach reunites lost 1975 Cartier Santos with its owner
FRIDAY WIND DOWN: The Watches & Wonders 2023 Edition
Understanding Grand Seiko design at a deeper level with GS designer Akira Yoshida
Your votes are in for the new YG Rolex GMT Master II nickname – here are your answers
Norqain presents a Steel & Gold take on their Adventure Sport Chrono Day/Date 41mm
The Grand Seiko Tentagraph SLGC001 – the first fully mechanical chronograph movement from GS
The new Odysseus Chronograph is the first-ever automatic chronograph from A. Lange & Söhne
The IWC Ingenieur gets a modern makeover that better honors its past with new Automatic 40
Cartier’s new Privé Tank Normale collection honours the OG
The new Cartier Santos Dumont Skeleton watches are the ultimate technical and aesthetic tribute to their namesake
The new Grand Seiko SBGZ009 is a handsomely hand-engraved holy grail
The new Cartier Tank Louis Cartier collection is all about mosaics, lacquer, and gold
The Grand Seiko SBGD213 roars with hand-set diamonds and blue sapphires
Looking back at the watches of Carpool Karaoke – from Paul McCartney to Bruno Mars
FRIDAY WIND DOWN: How to stay across all the action at Watches & Wonders with Time+Tide
Did Rolex just leak their own Watches & Wonders 2023 releases?!?
The new MB&F LM Perpetual has a salmon dial in a steel case – super rare for the brand yet not a limited edition!
Previously On: Watches & Wonders Geneva. Everything you need to get up to speed
RECOMMENDED VIEWING: NBC reports on the threat of a watchmaker shortage
FRIDAY WIND DOWN: Moser debuts new size, Czapek goes titanium, VIEREN brings Studio 54 vibes
The new Bamford B80 collection offers colourful value-driven titanium daily wearers
HANDS-ON: The new Girard-Perregaux Laureato Green Ceramic Aston Martin Edition has our hearts racing
In conversation with Ariana DeBose, Oscar winner and Omega ambassador
The new Tissot Chemin des Tourelles collection aims to make classic design contemporary (Live Pics)
Comedian Shane Gillis reveals Kid Rock loves pranking people by giving them fake watches
8 of the best moonphase watches
Your reactions to the Swatch x Omega MoonSwatch Moonshine – the good, the bad, and the indifferent
10 of the best Gérald Genta designs for other brands
Get with the times: 11 badass women wearing badass “men’s” watches
Why Andy Warhol’s Patek Philippe ref. 2526 up for sale at Sotheby’s is the one to buy
HANDS-ON: The Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet in steel is winning over doubters of the collection
Five of the best action-movie watches you can still buy at retail
Zach’s A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Up/Down ref. 221.021 is the grail that keeps on giving