By Troy McHenry

The Grumpy Collector: Fee-fi-faux-fum, I spy the faux patina and I like it

While Joseph Jacobs, the author of the 1890 English fairy tale “Jack and the Beanstock” is probably turning in his grave after reading the title of this piece, I hope he can forgive me since it’s aim is pure.  I’ve started wondering, am I the only person who cringes when you hear the word “fauxtina”?…

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Review: Junghans Celebrates 100 Years of Bauhaus

As a general rule I dislike watch reviews for a watch that is either already sold out, generally unobtainable, or wasn’t made available to the general public.  That being said, I wanted to do a review of the officially “sold out” Junghans “max bill Automatic Edition 100 Jahre Bauhaus” for three reasons: 1.) because the…

The Grumpy Collector: Let’s take it one day at a time

There are few things in the watch collecting world that really get my goat (well, if I had a goat), more than multi-day date windows. I’d like to think this trend has already hit its peak and is slowly, and rightfully, declining, but I’d like to help contribute nails to the coffin as much as…