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Taking the Time

Taking the Time

By Quenton Mccallister, Bryan Kotsch and Ivan Hampton
Just two guys talking about watches, the Microbrand industry, and more.
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2020 Top three watches plus new partnership
Bryan and Brad take a look at their top three watches for 2020.
January 15, 2021
Bryan take a look at the Neucarl Sept Mai
Bryan take a look at the Neucarl Sept Mai
January 9, 2021
Bryan take a look at the Neucarl Sept Mai
Bryan take a look at the Neucarl Sept Mai 
December 19, 2020
Bryan takes a look at the Rhodus and we talk about iconic watches.
Bryan takes a look at the Rhodus  and we talk about iconic watches. 
December 16, 2020
Brad takes a look at the Happie watch
Today we review the happie watch. 
December 16, 2020
Brad takes a closer look at the RHODUS DIVER
Rhodus Diver  review  currently on kickstarter  Kickstarter here:
November 28, 2020
Pustovalov Quartz Dress Watch
Bryan takes a look at the Pustovalov Quartz dress watch. 
November 14, 2020
Brad takes his turn with the Valhalla of Norway ØKS
Back the project here Brad takes a close look at the OKS by VALHALLA. 
November 5, 2020
Duel Review of the Kaal Multiverse
We take a look at the Moon and Sun version of the Multiverse. Special price offer here
October 31, 2020
Devils Advocate debate about all things watch.
Devils Advocate debate about all things watch. 
October 22, 2020
Bryan takes a look at the Lancaster Chrono
Taking a deeper look at the Lancaster chronograph watch. 
October 17, 2020
Brad takes a look at the Sangamon Mother Road
Taking a deeper look at Sangamon Watches and the mother road. 
October 8, 2020
Taking the Time with Richard Paige
Today we talk with Richard Paige of RPaige watches about the new bronze case and everything watches. 
September 24, 2020
Taking the Time with R T Custer of Vortic Watch Co.
 Today we sit down with RT Custer of Vortic Watch Co. and talk about the state of Vortic and the Big win against  Swatch Group and Hamilton. 
September 18, 2020
Taking the Time with Outcast Watches LGOP
 Today we look at a triple calendar from Outcast watches. 
September 16, 2020
Bryan Goes over the Valhalla ØKS
We take a first hand look of the new Valhalla  42mm  sport watch coming to kickstarter soon. 
September 12, 2020
Up close and personal with the straton yacht racer
Brad and Bryan take a look at the Straton Yacht Racer and discuss the detail as well as a bit of  yacht racing information. 
September 10, 2020
Unboxing and Review of the Farr & Swit
We review the seaplane by 
September 5, 2020
New collectors advice ( Sorta ) mistakes
What did we do wrong as beginning collectors.  What are the common mistakes new collectors make?
September 2, 2020
Taking the time with Kyle Schut of Straton Watch Co.
Interview with Kyle Schut from Straton Watch CO. 
August 30, 2020
Sangamon Unboxing of Route 66
 Bryan unboxes his  Sangamon route 66 while Brad goes over the the specs.
August 28, 2020
Bryan Interviews Dr Q from Mitchell Timepieces
 Shameless self-promotion? maybe .  . Bryan Interviews Dr Q of Mitchell Timepeices and discuss the start of the brand and the last two years. 
August 24, 2020
Dr Q and Bryan talk about watches on TV and MOVIES
We compare list of our favorite tv a movie watch sightings. 
August 19, 2020
NH35 Vs. Miyota 9015
the movement debate continues.  NH35 vs. Miyota 9015.  Whats coming soon?
August 13, 2020
Brad and Bryan's Military Issue top 5.
Brad and Bryan go back and forth with their picks of military issue watches. 
August 5, 2020
What would you buy with $2,000
Ivan, Brad and Bryan look at what each of them would buy for 2K.
August 3, 2020
Brief history of aviation and pilot watches
We breakdown the first pilot watches and the milestones credited to each. 
July 29, 2020
Special Unboxing of Doxa 300 T
Discussing what we call arguably the most famous dive watches of tall time and the unboxing of a Doxa 300T SUB.
July 26, 2020
Episode 9 with David of Rhodus Watches
We talk with David about his new watch the Skull Diver and how he decided to start the brand. 
July 15, 2020
Special Ed. Mitchell Raider
Bryan Kotsch  Customer number one received his prototype and discusses his experiance. 
July 14, 2020
Episode 8 Two Lost Veterans Special Guest Thomas Carey of Minuteman watches
Special Guest Thomas Carey of Minuteman watches talking about this brand,  Veterans charities and the micro-brand community.
July 8, 2020
Episode 7 -
 Strap pairings,  watch moding, whats coming soon. 
July 2, 2020
Episode 6 Whats coming soon, Moding and muchmore.
Special guest Host Bryan Kotsch joins Brad talking about new released, "moding", and a multitude of other watch related and some car stuff. 
June 25, 2020
Episode 5 with Andy Sealey of Maals watches.
Brad and Andy talk watches, design and a bit business as well. Check out  the watches here:
June 10, 2020
Phil Rodenbeck from Visitor Watch Co. Joins in.
Owner and operator fo Visitor Watch Co.  joins us on taking the time.  He discusses his path to his brand, the new coming model and much more. 
June 4, 2020
Taking the time with Filipe Silva
This Episode is with Swiss watchmaker Filipe Silva. We discuss the process and personal touch of his watches and discuss current state of Swiss watch industry and how micros are affected in Switzerland.
May 27, 2020
Talking Inspiration and design with Richard Paige of Rpaige Watches
Richard Paige is a 4th Generation watchmaker and owner of his own brand fo exquisite time pieces. Talking with Richard Paige of Rpaige watches we discuss inspiration and design and much more. Check out his pieces here: RPAIGEWATCHES
May 21, 2020
Pitot Watches F14
This is an introduction to Pitot Watches and the F14 inspired watch created by a Royal Danish Airforce Veteran! KICKSTARTER HERE
May 18, 2020
Lets Get Started
The first episode includes wrist checks, discussion about the state of the micro brand industry as of 5-14-2020 and much more. 
May 14, 2020