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It’s not too often that we can get the whole HODINKEE editorial team in one place at one time. But, special circumstances call for a special response: With Baselworld less than a week away we were able to wrangle almost everyone into the studio to talk about what lies ahead at the year's biggest watch fair. It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again (we say that every year), but in just a matter of days we’ll get to see the latest releases from literally hundreds of watch brands, including the likes of Rolex, Tudor, Patek Philippe, Grand Seiko, Breitling, and more.*
That said, this year’s show is going to be a bit different. For one, Swatch Group is out, which means no Omega, Breguet, or Blancpain. And overall, the show is down to 500 exhibitions from over 1,500 just a few years ago. Most of us here at HODINKEE usually go into Baselworld with a pretty good idea of what to expect. This year, all I know is that it’s going to be a different game altogether.
We’ll go over all of this in greater detail, along with our highlights from last year’s Baselworld, the watches we’d all love to see this year, our favorite places to grab dinner and drinks after a day at the fair, and more. Plus we welcome a new HODINKEE editor to the show. It's a good one.
One last note: We are going to be doing daily podcast dispatches from Baselworld 2019, beginning on Wednesday, March 20, and running through Saturday, March 23. Each evening you'll get a different group of editors chatting about what they saw that day, what the mood at the fair is like, and which watches they can't wait to see on their own wrists. If you have questions you want answered, let us know in the comments below and we'll do our best.
Enjoy Episode 35 of HODINKEE Radio and be sure to follow along with all our Baselworld 2019 coverage coming this week and beyond.
Show Notes

6:45
Joe Thompson on Baselworld 2019
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8:47
Baselworld floor plan
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10:30
Cara on the Rolex Rainbow Daytona
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10:52
Jack on the Rolex GMT-Master II In Everose Gold
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11:10
Jack on the Pepsi-bezel GMT-Master in steel
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10:25
The Patek Philippe Ref. 5740 Nautilus Perpetual Calendar
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12:20
The Patek Philippe Aquanaut Chronograph Reference 5968A
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12:30
The Patek Philippe 5270P With Salmon Dial
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12:46
The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight
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12:40
The Tudor Black Bay GMT
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13:10
Jack on the Urwerk AMC
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14:07
Jon on the Breguet Marine Reference 5517
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14:22
The Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 Anniversary Limited Edition
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14:50
The Seiko 1968 Automatic Diver’s Re-Creation Limited Edition Ref SLA025
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18:30
The Longines Military Watch
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18:50
The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Ultra-Thin Automatique
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20:35
The NOMOS Glashütte Autobahn
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21:13
Citizen's 'The Citizen' Chronomaster AB9000-61E
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29:02
The Patek Philippe 5522A
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32:22
The Zenith '50 Years Of El Primero' Anniversary Set
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35:00
The MB&F Legacy Machine FlyingT
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38:47
A Look Inside Baselworld 2017
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40:40
The Certina DS PH200M
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42:30
Pharmacy Museum of Basel
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44:00
Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim
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50:30
HODINKEE Radio with Philippe Dufour
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56:09
Searching for Skylab
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1:00:33
Behind The Bastards
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1:01:06
Live Rust*


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