Hodinkee Anniversary Giveaways

calendar | ic_dehaze_black_24px By Frank Geelen | ic_query_builder_black_24px 1 min read |

Our friends at Hodinkee found an excellent way to celebrate their 2 year anniversary… giving away watches!

Tomorrow is the last possibility to win a watch and this is a special one. Give-away watch #10 is donated (from his personal collection) by Stephen Hallock, President of MB&F North America. It’s a very rare Tissot Astrolon Idea 2001.

Here’s what Stephen says about this rare Tissot:

“Unknown to even some of the most knowledgeable collectors on the planet, the Tissot Idea 2001 was one of the most revolutionary timepieces of the 20th century. It was the culmination of two decades worth of research by Tissot (seriously, research began in 1952 and this was released in 1971). The entire watch was made of plastic, hand-wound mechanical movement included. Everything about it broke the boundaries of of the existing watch world, and at the crux of the quartz era, this watch was a revolutionary mechanical alternative. Many consider this the grandfather to the “Swatch,” which did indeed help save the Swiss watch industry.

The watch was designed to run forever. The plastic movement was self lubricating, and you couldn’t even open the caseback to service it. The Idea 2001 was designed to be thrown away if it should ever break. This fact, coupled with its immense commercial failure when new makes this Tissot one of the holy grails in vintage watch collecting. You simply can not find one, especially one in great, original, working condition.”

Before this Tissot, give-away watch #10, Hodinkee gave away 9 other watches from sponsors and friends. My congratulations to Hodinkee for his 2nd anniversary and the way he celebrates it!!

To enroll in the give-away visit Hodinkee.

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