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Original Series
Timeless timekeepers

How to Buy a Vintage Watch

Vintage watch buying is enjoying incredible popularity, thanks to a community of savvy collectors, great internet resources for both learning about and buying old watches, and a nostalgic yearning for quality products from an era before planned obsolescence. Old watches also represent great value, the chance to wear a piece of history and, if you’re lucky, a good investment. Not to mention, they just look cool. We explore just how you should go about buying one of these beauties.

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The Ferrari Issue
Confusing, a little odd... and molto bello

Driving the Dino 308 GT4, the Most Controversial Ferrari in History

Featuring a slew of firsts, the Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 was wrapped in controversy, failed in sales and has been looked down upon by aficionados for years. Today there is a resurgence in the interest of this ill-fated groundbreaker. We talked to one proud owner to find out why.

Original Series
Timeless timekeepers

How to Buy a Vintage Watch

Vintage watch buying is enjoying incredible popularity, thanks to a community of savvy collectors, great internet resources for both learning about and buying old watches, and a nostalgic yearning for quality products from an era before planned obsolescence. Old watches also represent great value, the chance to wear a piece of history and, if you’re lucky, a good investment. Not to mention, they just look cool. We explore just how you should go about buying one of these beauties.

Film Issue
No young whippersnapper

22 Great Vintage Cameras

Film: recording moments. Moments that have passed, even as the shutter clicks. It's no wonder photography is bound so deeply to nostalgia, sending us down memory lane to simpler times. But the hobby -- the art -- is deeper still; the equipment you use says just as much about your craft as your subjects or the developed, framed end product. So here's our help: a short list of 13 cult vintage shooters

What's old is new

Aquadive NOS Model 77

We've never heard of a 1970s vintage dive watch that still carries a factory warranty, but hey, there’s a first time for everything. Aquadive’s NOS Model 77 ($990+) takes "new old stock" cases and bezels that were manufactured in the 1970’s but never used and fits them with newly

Gift Guide
12 gifts for the lead foot

The 12 Guys of Christmas: The Driver

To find gifts for those men who consider driving simply a way to get from point A to point B, head to the nearest Brookstone. For those impassioned drivers you know -- the ones who have 5W-30 running through their veins, love talking about tire aspect ratios and own some

Seated in history

The Inheritance Collection by Stephen Kenn

Vintage is everywhere, but in the world of furniture, it's not easy to find great modern design that both echoes the past and makes use of truly classic materials. Designer Stephen Kenn scoured an old Los Angeles warehouse of military surplus

30 Minutes with Liad Cohen, Lomography General Manager and Chief of Retail

30 Minutes With: Liad Cohen

We tend to believe that technological advancement in the last 20 years has changed the world mostly for the better. Still, the waning of film-based photography is the worst causality in our books resulting from the collateral damage of

Perpetual Luster

Vintage 1972 British Military Rolex Submariner (Ref. 5513)

Unique and utilitarian vintage timepieces, qualifiers that are in like a raging tsunami, are rarely embodied better than a classic Rolex with dive strap. Granted, one of the biggest hurdles when purchasing a vintage timepiece is not just finding solid product, but

A Guitar Amongst Guitars

The Fixation | Gibson 1959 Les Paul (Vintage)

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This week's fixation: a guitar. Not just any old guitar, mind you. A rarity amongst rarities, this completely original 1959 Les Paul is completely original from the hardware, case and key, and paperwork; its all new, right down to its gorgeous

The Fixation | Zeiss Ikon

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My struggle to keep the insatiable desire to be an early adopter in a perpetually advancing world of technology and a contrasting appreciation of the slower, more deliberate pace of analog products is nowhere more evident than in the realm of

Don't Take Away My Kodachrome

A Farewell To Kodachrome Film

kodachrome-film1Before Photoshop. Before Canon Digital ELPHs or Digital Rebels. Before Sony Mavicas,or Nikon Coolpix cameras. Before all of these photographic marvels of the digital age, there was film. Yes, film. You know, smelly canisters, 1 hour developing (which was fast, mind

New Brand. Vintage Craftsmanship.

Twig & Fig | Letterpress Invitations and Stationery

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Nestled in Berkeley, California's Gourmet Chetto, resides an unassuming loft. It's the home of Twig & Fig, an artisan company dedicated to creating unique letterpress stationery. Founded in 2003 by Suzie McKig and Serge Vigeant, the crew of of Twig &

Vintage Cruiser

CCOT Restored Toyota FJ60 Cruiser

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We're suckers for good looking restored trucks, and in our patrolling of the web, we find some gems. This Cool Cruisers of Texas Restored FJ60 Cruiser is one of them. A quick history lesson on the FJ60. The FJ60 was available

Shake It Like A Vintage Polaroid Picture

Vintage Instant Polaroid 230 Pack Film Land Camera

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By Gear Patrol Reader Michael Grady

If you're a gearhead like me, then you're always about the next best thing, but sometimes it's important to take in the goodness of vintage. And this doesn't just apply to style and decor, but

Vintage Canon AE-1 SLR Camera

Vintage-Canon-AE-1-Program-SLR-Camera.jpgSure, digital is nice. It's convenient, fast and cold. Yes, cold. When it comes to digital cameras there's never that touch of oversaturated and grainy goodness you get from imperfections in film. It's the difference between a picture and a photograph. If you've got