The Grey NATO - Ep 59 - Collecting Watches?

Episode 59: Jason’s been diving in Bonaire and James is back from Rome after driving the Lamborghini Urus. With more dives and drives on the horizon, the guys take a few minutes to catch up over camera gear, a new Vancouver-themed LE from Halios, and diving around Socorro. For the main topic, Jason and James discus how they approach the idea of collecting watches. It’s a wide-ranging chat on appeal, experience, changing tastes, and old classics. To wrap up, Final Notes has 700 Sharks, a super rare and undriven Porsche, micro adventuring, and an outlaw Dino. Thanks for listening, just press play and send your feedback to

Jason’s JLC Polaris Memovox
VIP Diving in Bonaire
Laborghini Urus
Jason Diving with Blancpain
Laurent Ballesta
Gombessa Video
Rokinon/Samyang 12mm F2 Wide Angle Lens
Halios Roldorf LE Seaforth
“Tuxedo Dial”

Speedy Racing Dial at Phillips
Hannah Elliott Instagram

Schuppan Porsche 962CR
@thecultivatedcollector on instagram
“Wilderness” by Alastair Humphries
Dino Monza 3.6 Evo
Laurent Ballesta on instagram
“700 Sharks At Night” by Laurent Ballesta for Nat Geo

The Grey NATO - Ep 58 - Everyday Travel Tips

With tons of travel on the horizon the guys sat down and talked about how they make the most of the flights, the new cites, and the strange hotel rooms. From what they’ve got to have on the plane, to researching a destination, to a few simple tricks to make the whole process a bit more simple. Travel aside, we’ve got a Lamborghini SUV, dive watches in Bonaire, underwater photography, a new old T-Graph, the Motorhead Hillclimb, The Jackal, and much more.

Lamborghini Urus
Bentley Continental GT
Concorso D’Eleganza (a car show)
Jason in Bonaire
Omega Seamaster
JLC Polaris Memovox
Oris Prodiver GMT
Oris Der Meistertaucher
Oris Aquis Hammerhead LE
Certina DS PH200M
Garmin Descent Dive Smartwatch
Nauticam housings
GoPro dive housing
Kip Evans
Jason’s DOXA T-Graph Sharkhunter

Tenba DNA 15 Bag
Compression socks
Bose Quietcomfort 35 Headphones
Sony noise cancelling earphones

Eddie Bauer Packable backpack
Tom Bihn Packing Cube Backpack
Pelican carry on case
Patagonia black hole bag
Red Oxx Bags
Expandable mesh dive bag

Accommodations and Rentals

The Worn and Wound Podcast EP 62 Dive Watch Review
Motorhead HIllclimb
The Jackal Men’s Magazine
Outside Magazine’s “Out There” 



The Grey NATO - Ep 57 - Abe Burmeister of Outlier

In this episode, the guys catch up over some new watches, clothing, and a flashlight before diving into an interview James recorded with Outlier Clothing’s Co-Founder, Abe Burmeister. This is a chat you don’t want to miss as Abe talks about the early days of Outlier, their focus on design and materials, and what they’ve learned over the past ten years. From the perfect pair of everyday pants to bags, merino t-shirts and a lot more, if you’re into product and design, you’re going to love it. After the interview, stay in play for a solid set of Final Notes with some high-quality Fleming, thousand yard style, some Clipperton for your coffee table, and freediving under the ice of the great lakes. Just press play and thanks for listening! 

Alps and Meters
Muyshondt Aeon MK III S2 in Titanium
Zelos Mako 500M
Omega Seamaster Diver 300M (for 2018)
Oris Prodiver GMT
JLC Polaris Memovox
Barton Watch Bands
Jason and his Land Rover Series III

Interview with Abe Burmeister of Outlier

Final Notes: 
Folio Society Fleming Books:
Clipperton Book
Jeff Cooms Instagram
Paracord Camera Strap via @thousandyardstyle (Robert Spangle)

The Grey NATO - Ep 56 - Basel & Back Again

The one you’ve all be waiting for - The Baselworld 2018 Megasode! From Tudor and Rolex to Oris, Vortic, and more, the guys are chatting about everything they liked (and can remember) from the biggest show in the game. Recorded back home and with James battling some impressive jet lag, it's all watches. And some gear. And a quick Q&A. And some final notes. Just press play and thanks for listening, send your feedback and questions to

Fabian Cousteau

Tudor BB GMT
Tudor BB Fifty-Eight
Tudor BB 36 Blue dial
Rolex GMT-Master II on Jubilee Bracelet
2018 Rolex Deepsea
Sinn 103 ST SA BE LE
Sinn 910 SRS Flyback Chronograph
Sinn 836
Sinn 936 Chronograph
Oris Pointer Date 40
Oris Aquis Source of Life
Oris Diver Sixty-Five Bronze
Oris Aquis Titanium
Seiko SLA025 1968 Reissue
Seiko SPB077 Diver
Seiko Marinmaster Green SLA019
Seiko Presage Slim SJE073
Bulova “Devil Diver” Reissue
Doxa Poisedon
Monta Oceaking V2
Monta Skyquest
Nomos Autobahn
Nomos Tangente Nematic 41 Update
Longines Legend Diver Black
Longines Heritage Skindiver
Longines Military Watch
Omega DSotM Apollo 8 Edition
Omega Seamaster 1948 
Omega Seamaster Professional 300M
Blancpain Bathyscaphe Day Date 70s
Certina DSPH200M Diver
Mido Commander Shade
Casio GMW-B5000
Breitling Navitimer 1 Automatic 38
Breitling Navitimer 8 B35 Automatic Unitime 43 
Breitling Superocean Heritage II B01 Chronograph 44
Bell & Ross BR V2-94 Racing Bird LE
Bell & Ross BR03-92 Diver Blue
Victorinox INOX Automatic
Anonimo Nautilo Diver
Garrick S1
Vortic Railway Watch

Uniqlo jacket
Patagonia Nano Puff Vest
Filson Magnum Camera Bag
Tenba DNA 15 Bag

Annihilation on Netflix
Floris Delores and the Oris Chronoris
Lego Speed Champions

The Grey NATO - Ep 55 - New York and The Bremont Townhouse

Face to face in NYC for the Bremont Townhouse, Jason and James do a bit of kicking around the city before digging into the latest from Bremont. Touring Away luggage, the Hodinkee offices, and the wonderful Prince Street Pizza, the boys fuelled up for a packed schedule with Bremont at their incredible SoHo townhouse. Don’t quit after the break as the guys have a full set of Final Notes, including a pair of great new watch straps, winter climbing on K2, and Guy Martin’s Spitfire. Just press play and thanks for listening, send you Baselworld questions to

Away luggage
St Pizza

Bremont Townhouse NYC
McIntosh Audio
Bremont’s 2018 Townhouse Releases
   Supermarine Endurance LE
   Supermarine S500 and 501
   AIRCO Mach I, Mach II, and Mach III
   U2/51 Jet
GasGasBones Straps (and watches!)
Nick’s 10 Anniversary LE
Bremont Military Instagram

“Climber Breaks away from Team, Attempts and Abandons Solo Ascent of ‘Savage Mountain’”(NAT Geo) 
Jake Meyer
“Guy Martin’s Spitfire” (Netflix)
Crown & Buckle Supreme NATO
Uncle Seiko Tropic Dive Strap

The Grey NATO - Ep 54 - New Watch Season

It’s March and that means new watch season is in full swing and we’ve got shiny new stuff from Garmin, Doxa, Bremont, and more. The guys catch up after some travel and share their thoughts on the new Breitling Navitimer 8 line after the recent launch event in NYC. Episode 54 is packed with a great looking new Hamilton handwinder, Quaid brings The Right Stuff, LEGO rockets, the "Watch and Listen" Podcast, Endurance, and a man at the end of the world. Just press play and thanks for listening! Send your questions to  

Lego Saturn V

James’ Doxa

Watchgecko ZuluDiver 328

@farlius (follow him!)

Cadillac CT6


StockX Doxa “Black Lung”  Sale (via @blake_buettner)

Garmin Descent Dive Watch

DC Rainmaker Review

Outside article about DC Rainmaker (is actually a print-only story, sorry!)

New from Breitling

Jason’s piece from Breitling in NYC

James’ piece from Breitling in NYC



New from Bremont

Hamilton Khaki Mechanical 38mm


“Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery” by Scott Kelly

“The Right Stuff” Audiobook read by Denis Quaid

“The Man At The End Of the World” (video)

The Watch and Listen Podcast



The Grey NATO - Ep 53 - A Tale of Two Dive Watches

Surprise - we’re talking watches! After a quick look forward at upcoming trips and what it’s like to drive AMGs on a frozen lake, the guys dig into a handful of new watches. Jason has a bevy of budget chronographs, James finally got a Doxa, and they both share their thoughts on the new Farer Aqua Compressor and the MKII Paradive Gen 3. Stick around for Final Notes to go deeper on why complaining is useless, an incredible long read from David Grann, a shipwreck bounty that is too good to be true, and a jaw-dropping new video that pushes the boundaries of where you thought it was possible to ski (don’t skip this one). Just press play, thanks for listening

Driving on a Frozen Lake with Mercedes-AMG
Amy Shore’s instagram
Jason’s Land Rover Wheel Swap
Lappis Tires
James’ new Doxa SUB300 50th Anni Searambler
Jason’s Pinion Atom review
Mercer Lexington
Baltic Watches
Breitling Navi 8 line up
Bremont Townhouse
Halios Seaforth

Farer Aqua Compressor Leven
MKII Paradive Gen 3
Paradise Gen 3 lume shot

“Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable” (Netflix)
Complaining is Useless” Outside Mag
The White Darkness (Worsley)
Quattro 2” Candide Thovex

The Grey NATO - Ep 52 - Watchmaker Q&A // Jason Gallop (Roldorf & Co)

Episode 52 is a special interview with Jason Gallop (@roldorf), a WOSTEP-trained watchmaker, diver, land rover enthusiast, and owner of Roldorf & Co in Vancouver, Canada. Jason shares his background in watch appreciation and watchmaking and then tackles a stack of your questions. Thanks to all who sent in questions! Just press play and thanks so much for listening!

Roldorf & Co
Jason’s Instagram
Chat with Merlin of Nomos Watches
British Horological Institute
Stephen Forsey
Peter Speake Marin
Kari Voutilainen
Jason’s Defender 90
Zodiac Watches
Jean d’Eve
Momentum Watches
Mr. Jones Watch

The Grey NATO - Ep 51 - Live from Geneva: It's SIHH

Jason is in a noisy apartment in Geneva, so it must be SIHH! In a sort of seen/unseen format, Jason and James break down some of their favs from SIHH, Jason with first-hand experience and James with all that the internet could offer to dull the pain of missing one of the big shows. From the Baumatic to the FiftySix, Geosphere, 38mm Luminors, and the stunning new Polaris line, SIHH had its share of strange, wonderful, and interesting. To wrap it up we have A Man and His Watch, Super Alpine, Alex Strohl for JLC, and more truth from Gadd. Just press play and thanks for listening!

Baume et Mercier Baumatic
Vacheron Constantin FiftySix
Montblanc 1858 Geosphere
Montblanc 1858 Chronograph
Longines BigEye Review
Kenton Cool
Panerai Luminor Logo
Panerai Due 38mm
Cartier Drive Extra-Flat in Steel
JLC Polaris Models
Tribute to Polaris
Ressence E-Crown Concept
A.Lange & Sohne Triple Split

Alex Strohl JLC Project
“A Man and His Watch” by Matt Hranek
Matt Hranek on the Worn & Wound Podcast
Super Alpine Magazine on Kickstarter 
“Gadd’s Truth: We’re All Crazy” from Explore Magazine

The Grey NATO - Ep 50 - Oak & Oscar & More!

We made it to 50!!!! (thanks to all of you). Episode 50 kicks off the new year with a jam-packed episode where Jason and James get a chance to catch up after having not recorded for nearly a month, James' face to face chat with Chase Fancher of Oak & Oscar, and a full complement of Final Notes. Pour yourself an extra cup of coffee and dig in - just press play and thanks for listening!

Girard Perregaux 1966 WW.TC
MK II Paradive
Pinion Atom
Farer Aqua Compressor Leven
Topo Daypack
Outlier Slim Dungarees
Outlier NYCO Oxford
Outlier Merino Co/Weight Crewneck Sweatshirt
Alps and Meters
Kaweco Liliput

Interview: Chase Fancher - Oak & Oscar
Oak & Oscar Jackson Chronograph
Eterna Cal 39
Halios Watches
Wind Up
Heuer Skipper Hodinkee LE
Original Heuer Skipper
Seiko SKX007
Yobokies Bezel

All Fantasy Everything Podcast
Deliverance at 27000 Feet (New York Times)
Wolf of the Autostrada
Desert Island Discs
Under the Arctic Sky

The Grey NATO - Ep 49 - The Rocky Mountain Way

Recorded live and face-to-face during Oris’ 2018 preview, Jason and James are in the Rockies of Colorado for some skiing and a lot of watches. From the new Oris Clipperton LE to many watches we can’t yet talk about, Jason and James are frolicking in the thin air, making turns and chatting watches. After that we have incredible stereos from Burmester and Porsche, what it’s like to connect two cave systems by hand and a hands-on look at the cockpit of an SR-71. Just press play and thanks for listening, send your questions to

Beaver Creek Skiing

Rolf Struder

Oris Clipperton Limited Edition

James’ report from Clipperton

Oris Big Crown Propilot world timer

Oris Big Crown Solo GMT watch

Rolf’s Carl Brashear LE Diver

Black patina’d Halios Tropik

Clipperton Episode of TGN

Porsche Burmester Piece on NUVO

Porsche Panamera Review


Ben Saunders Blog

SR71 Cockpit Tour

Caving video


The Grey NATO - Ep 48 - Collection Inspection Vol 5

Collection Inspection is back with Jason’s Doxa SUB200 T.Graph Searambler and James’ Silvana Skin Diver! It's a double vintage episode! Add to that the new Longines Avigation BigEye, “The Kraken” in Bonaire, a NATO giveaway from Kill Hubris and Crown & Buckle, and much more. Finally, we’ve got new camera bags, backpacks, awesome monthly newsletters, and Projekt Grenadier. Just press play and thanks for listening! Send your questions to

Kill Hubris straps with Crown and Buckle (stay tuned for a giveaway)
Bonaire Trip
Citizen Promaster Ecodrive 1000m aka “The Kraken”
1985 Aqualand
Rado Captain Cook
MKII Paradive

Maserati Ghibli drive in Monaco
Burmester trip with Porsche
Land Rover repairs
Alps & Meters
Anton Knives Minnow 030
Longines Aviation BigEye Chronograph

Collection Inspection Vol 5:
Jason: Doxa Sub 200 T-Graph
James: Silvana Skin Diver
Vintage Watch Classics
1025 Vintage
Worn and Wound Skin Diver piece

Adam Marelli Bag
Carryology x Topo Klettersack
Projekt Grenadier
Local Motors Rally Fighter
The Journal Monthly Email Newsletter form Kevin Rose

The Grey NATO - Ep 47 - Random Holiday Gift Guide

Episode 47 is a download from Jason’s recent trip to Cabo Pulmo with Rolex and Sylvia Earle and James’ time behind the wheel of the new Aston Martin DB11 V8. Trips aside, James has been hands-on with new gear from Outlier and Nomos and Jason is taking the “Kraken” to Bonaire. For the main topic, the guys deliver a buying guide for random gifts this holiday season. Attempting to look past the usual gift options and TGN favs, Jason and James offer a list of interesting and oddball alternatives. From NFC Dimples and to Seiko 5s, to Embassy gear and desk lamps, there is a little something for everyone.

Jason diving with Silvia Earle / Rolex:
Mission Blue:
Cabo Pulmo
Aston Martin DB11 V8 Drive
Porsche Carrera T
Maserati Ghibli
Diving in Bonaire
Citizen Kraken!
Outlier OG Climbers
Outlier Ultrafine Merino T-Shirt
GQ story about Outlier
What About Bob
Nomos Tangente Neomatic 39 Silvercut
Nomos At Work Series
Campus Club

- TGN Gift Guide - 
Atlas 46 Tool Roll Pouch XL
BigiDesigns Titanium Pocket Clip
Embassy Pen
EDC Watchfold from Worn and Wound
Seiko 5 SRPB27
“First Overland” book by Tim Slessor
BBC Special about the book
Electric screwdriver, any type
Pick-Quik screwdriver
Autodromo Stringback driving gloves
Aukey 12W Led desk lamp
Vintage Film Cameras

@battlefieldarceologist on Instagram
“No Roses on a Sailors Grave” Indiegogo
Blue Planet II
Xtrafuf boots youtube channel

The Grey NATO - Ep 46 - Sartorial Adventures

In this episode, we started chatting about clothes and then entered some sort of a fugue state that encompassed much of an episode. From Patagonia, Gustin and Eddie Bauer to Uniqlo, Sitka, and a great many socks - we’ve got you covered. Literally. Jason and James also chat about new watches, smooth NATOs, Formula 1, the wreck of the Gunilda, and Vulfpeck’s “Hero Town”. Thanks for listening, just press play! Send your questions to .

Jason in Cabo Pulmo with Rolex
Jason’s Interview with Ben Saunders
James @ Formula 1
James’ piece on the 50th AMG Ingenieur
James’ Panerai 42 mm Submersible Review
Toxic Shiznit Herringbone
Toxic on wrist
Doxa Blacklung
CWC 1980 Royal Navy Diver Re-Issue Review
New Beagle versions from breakfast with Muyshondt
Muyshondt Beagle

Patagonia Nano Puff
Yvon Chouinard
Eddie Bauer Guide Pro Pants
Icebreaker Zip
Ibex Zip
Smart Wool
Icebreaker Spire Crew

Darn Tough Socks
Dahlgren Socks
Hiker GX Socks
Mark’s Work Wearhouse Socks (there are many)

Duluth Trading Co Flex Fire Hose Pants
Gustin Jeans
Sitka Apparel
Kill Hubris Washed Pocket Tee
Alpha Industries MA-1
Uniqlo Comfort Jacket

Red Wing Boots
James’ Iron Rangers
Allen Edmond Carson City Boots (discontinued, similar)
Red Wing Weekenders
Palladium Boots
Blundstone Boots
Scarpa Crux Approach Shoes

P. Elliot Watchmaker Kickstarter
Vulfpeck “Hero Town”

Becky Kagan Schott Photos
Becky’s Instagram
The Gunilda Wreck
REI and Patagonia Selling Used Gear

The Grey NATO - Ep 45 - A New York State of Mind

Episode 45! This week Jason is in New York and we’re playing catch up on a bunch of new happenings. Cars, watches, magazines, gear, we’ve got it all. James has been driving some very fast cars for and Jason has been driving something so slow just for himself! New watches abound with smaller Panerais, larger Rolex, old Speedys, and a GIANT Citizen. Just press play and thanks so much for listening! Send your questions to

Oak and Oscar Watch Wallet Winner: @lucalbert
Oak and Oscar Jackson
McLaren 570S
Lamborghini Aventador S
Henry Catchpole DB11 V8 review
Jason’s “new” Land Rover Series 3
Shifted Magazine
Scotch Suggestions for Shifted
Bremont 1918 LE
Jason on Hodinkee’s Friday Live
Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Professional 1000m
Rolex Sea-Dweller 43mm
Dr Sylvia Earle
Panerai Luminor Submersible 42mm PAM682
Panerai Quick Change Springbar
The “Lawnmower Bezel” Speedy

Mission Blue on Netflix
Peak Design Slide Lite strap
Sidetracked Magazine
Jason in The New York Times!

The Grey NATO - Ep 44 - The English Tour

Episode 44 is a mixed episode featuring an interview with Giles and Nick English, the founders of Bremont watches. James caught up with the Bremont Brothers in Memphis for their English Tour - vintage cars, watches, parking lot repairs, we’ve got it all. To round it off, Jason and James chat about the tour and offer up a full-fat serving of Final Notes. Don’t forget that this episode is brought to you by Kill Hubris - a clothing and accessories brand created by a fellow watch geek and TGN fan. Check out and follow @killhubris on Instagram. Thanks for listening, just press play!

The English Tour

Nick’s 1970 E-Type Jaguar

Giles 1973 911T 2.4

Churchill Classics

Mednikow Jewelers

Andy Wilson @andyphotofolio

West Mountain Drive - Hot Springs, Arkansas


Kill Hubris (support TGN by supporting Kill Hubris!)

“Statement Season” Tee


Haveston NATO straps

Unbox Therapy

Drone and a Train

How the CIA Found A Soviet Sub - Without the Soviets Knowing

This Guy Just Rode and Climbed Colorado’s 100 Highest Peaks, Self Supported and Non-Stop


The Grey NATO - Ep 43 - The Hermes Adventure

Episode 43 is a debrief on the last few trips of summer, including a deep dive on Jason’s recent trip to Sri Lanka and his dive on the HMS Hermes. From Monterey to Colombo we’re talking cars, planes, shipwrecks, dive watches and more. Don’t forget that this episode is brought to you by Kill Hubris - a clothing and accessories brand created by a fellow watch geek and TGN fan. Check out and follow @killhubris on instagram. Thanks for listening, just press play!


Muyshondt Flieger Giveaway congrats to @blalonde369

Oak and Oscar Wallet

New Giveaway!!!! Listen to the show for details


Monterey Car Week

Genesis Cars

Watch Spotting at Monterey Car Week

Porsche GT2 RS

Lightweight E Type

250 GTO

Lancia 037

Acura NSX

Bremont English Tour

Mednikow Jewelers - Memphis

Oris Chronoris Review for Hodinkee (pending posting)

Farer Aqua Compressor


Sri Lanka

HMS Hermes

Sri Lanka Air Force Museum

Blue Water White Death

PADI Tec 40 certification

Jason’s Rolex 14060

DIVEX Found on the wreck of the Hermes

Swami rock dive


Kill Hubris

- Teal t-shirt

- Latin mug

- Champion Raglans


Julie Kraulis

Watches and Pencils


BigIDesigns TPC Titanium Pocket Clip

Roverhaven Straps

“This Plane Could Cross The Atlantic in 3.5 Hours, Why Did it Fail?”


The Grey NATO - Ep 42 - Jason Lim of Halios Watches

With both James and Jason traveling over the past few weeks, Episode 42 is a special interview with Jason Lim of Halios Watches. James sat down with Jason at his Halios office in Vancouver and they chatted about creating a watch brand, design inspiration, Roy Scheider, the beauty of Seiko, and much much more. Just press play and thanks for listening. Any questions, please feel free to write:


Halios Seaforth Review






Speedy Tuesday Limited Edition

Tag Heuer Skipper for Hodinkee


Watch from Blue Thunder






Seiko SLA017

Porsche 911R


The Grey NATO - Ep 41 - Diving 101

Jason is in Sri Lanka, James is off to Pebble Beach, and Episode 41 is about many things, including how to get into diving, meeting Conrad Anker, new watches, and more. From pocket knives and wallet decisions to new beginnings and the Rado Captain…Cook. Just press play, thanks for listening!

Jason in Sri Lanka
James’ review of the Halios Seaforth
Omega X-33 Regatta
Oris Chronoiris
Rado Captain Cook
Meeting Conrad Anker
Anker’s custom Pelagos
Roldorf & Co
Bremont DH-88
Abbotsford Airshow

Recycled Firefighter Captain Wallet (Thanks Zach!)
Benchmade Proper 319


Chris @culturaldispatch
‘The Last Voyage of the SS El Faro”
“The Edge of the World”
Twixt Time App
 “What made the McLaren F1 The World’s Greatest Car”