A fine newsletter about important watches.
Join us every weekend for in-depth stories, perspectives and analysis on vintage and modern watches. Independent and unfiltered, Rescapement is dedicated to enthusiasts and spreading horological secrets, both vintage and modern.
Of course, Rescapement isn’t a real word. It gestures towards some ill-fated attempt to combine the prefix “re-“ with “escapement” — or was it “escape”? — while at the same time securing an available domain name at less than $15 per annum. After reading one too many uninformative or uninspiring article about some this-or-that, we said fuck it, we’ll do it live.
By “it”, we mean: honest, independent content with perspective about important and interesting watches new and old. This means an unforgiving focus on the enthusiast. Not the brand, our online shop, or snobbery for snobbery’s own sake.
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Check out our latest issues here, or read some of our most popular articles:
1. In-depth, perspectives and hot takes
2. For Your Reference: Our Signature Series
First, our series that dives deep on some of the best (and often forgotten) vintage references:
Going deep on the only King from the Crown.
Highlighted by an iconic chronograph movement and Patek-level cases, Rich Fordon’s deep dive on the Movado 95M has it all.
I remember the day John Mayer’s ‘Talking Watches 2’ video came out — it makes me fall in love with watches (and sure, John too) every time I re-watch it. How much his watches are worth is totally beside the point, but it’s fun to look at the numbers anyway. For more, check out the selection from John Mayer’s original Talking Watches.
Only want one watch? Check out this article for the best modern picks, from $40 to $40,000.
I wish I didn’t use the cliche “workhorse movement” in the first sentence of this article, but hey, the ETA 2824 has done so much for watch brands: from Swatch Group all the way down to the micro-ist of micro brands, and that’s something worth celebrating, cliches and all.
The rising popularity in vintage watches has meant a boom in smaller modern watches, perfect for more diminutive wrists. As such, there are more dive watch options than ever for the modestly wristed. Here, we look at some of the best.