Reviews of Retro Watches

"In addition to his renown as a watch blogger, buying and selling vintage pieces, and curating quite the substantial collection, Mitch also co-authored a fantastic book, Retro Watches: The Modern Collector’s Guide. It’s a lavishly photographed tome, chock full of obscure references and fascinating history. And here laid out on the bar were example after example of those impossibly rare timepieces from the book. I was breathless. Someone was definitely not kidding around. Seeing this before me, it became clear why the collection deserved its own book."
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• Fratello Magazine

"Retro Watches is quite a unique book. It brings together all the most avant-garde, bold and eccentric watches you might have ever seen.."

Reviewed on December 25th, 2020


• Gear Patrol

"We just found the perfect gift for watch and design lovers."

Reviewed on December 12th, 2020



"A new book shines a spotlight on the rare and eccentric designs from watchmaking’s most creative era."

Reviewed on August 26th, 2020


• Hodinkee

"A really interesting book on a segment of watches not often focused on in one single scholarly resource. In a time when taste can feel a tad bit ubiquitous, it is nice to see a spotlight shed on a more funky segment of vintage – or retro, as the case may be –  watch collecting."

Featured on June 22nd, 2020


• Quill & Pad

"Retro Watches is a quirky and interesting collector’s guide for those who want to differentiate themselves and their wrists – at times outlandishly."

Reviewed on June 18th, 2020



"A collector’s guide full of covetable avant-garde statement pieces from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s."

Featured on May 27th, 2020


 Cool Material

" There’s something to be said for the weird, quirky watches from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s that were more concerned with breaking the mold with unique, out-there designs. That’s where Retro Watches: The Modern Collectors’ Guide comes in."


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Jack Feldman

5.0 out of 5 stars

'A must-have book for collectors and anyone interested in the culture of mid-20th century cool.'

Reviewed on June 11, 2020

'This book had me at the title, and it still surpassed my expectations. The variety, rarity and occasionally the plain zaniness of the watches highlighted, the photography and the clear, witty and well-researched text—they’re all first-rate. As a bonus, the examples are always contextualized in terms of watchmaking developments and the eras in which they first appeared. This is a must-have book for collectors and anyone interested in the culture of mid-20th century cool.'



5.0 out of 5 stars

'Mitch’s watch collection now enjoyed by me... and you'

Reviewed on June 24, 2020

'Finally this new widely anticipated have-to-have watch book arrived at my doorstep today. 256 pages of an eclectic array of timepieces from an era immediately recognizable by its colourful dusty pastel printed media. Watch designs breaking away from trusted, broad and safely accepted styles were given new bold unapologetic linear, sleek and experimental watch case and dial designs with a big wink to futuristic adventures. The world was in a spell of exciting dreams and science to travel through space as a proven possibility. From this era every design from fashion, cars, homes, books, comics, toys, movies, household products and advertising will immediately relate to the amazing timepieces we see in this beautiful book bringing us back to a colourful future where dreams were still so free, adventurous and with endless possibilities. The stunning photography of Tyler Little recreated the feel and depth of the era as if it was kept freshly bottled and spilled over the pages like you can still smell it. Josh Sims and Mitch Greenblatt have put together a top shelf collectors item and I’m very happy having added one to my collection... and two for gifts.'