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”

The Grey NATO - Ep 40 - TGN EDC

It’s Episode 40 and we’re talking EDC (or more accurately, our favorite daily stuff). Supporter bundles are sold out, we’ve got some new recording gear, James is has gone full titanium, and Jason is waist deep in your wallet recommendations (please, no more recommendations). Listen in for a new awesome giveaway, shark diving, SR-71 testing, and way more. Just press play, thanks for listening!

Wintercheck Consoli Wallet via Andrea’s Gifs
Seaforth diving!
Omega X-33 Regatta
Muyshondt Beagle MK I
Muyshondt Instagram
Muyshondt Flieger (giveaway - listen to the show for instructions)

Samsung Note 5
iPhone 6

Bose QuietComfort 35
Plantronics BackBeat Go 2
Shure SE215

CKRT Fulcrum
Benchmade Mini-Griptilian 556s
CRTK Shasta
Victorinox Hunter XS
Jared Oeser Knives
Pena Knives

Randolph aviators
American Optical aviators
Julbo Explorer XL
Julbo Vermont
Knockaround Sunglasses

Tenba DNA 15
Topo mountain briefcase
Patagonia black hole

Howler Brothers

Muyshondt Aeon
Fenix UC02
Black Diamond Spot

Metal Filter
Malita Cone Pourover
Baratza Encore Grinder
Capresso Grinder

Sigg water bottle
Yeti Bottle

Worn and Wound EDC Watch Fold

Big Designs TPC Titanium Pocket Clips (thanks Ed!)
Blancpain Gombessa IV Shark Filming Video
Blancpain 50 Fathoms X Fathoms
“Check Out All These Blackbird Videos NASA Just Released” (via The Drive)
Nat Geo Travel Photog of the Year (via The Atlantic)

The Grey NATO - Ep 39 - Seaforth

We’ve waited and mentioned it many times before and now the Halios Seaforth is in the wild! Both Jason and James ordered their ideal version of this hot new diver and the guys break down all the details, #teampastel style. In addition to announcing the new TGN Supporter Bundles, Jason is looking for wallet recommendations and James is off to Pebble Beach (say hi if you’re gonna be there). For final notes, we’ve got lost space stations, a new ebook about watch photography, Netflix’s “Chasing Coral”, and the fastest up the hill at Goodwood.

Kill Hubris

Help support TGN (just listen for details)

Bellroy Wallets

Muyshondt Fat Herbie

What watch should Jason take to the HMS Hermes? (Instagram or tag him)

Tunnel Bluffs hike (Vancouver)

Pebble Beach car week


Halios Seaforth

Halios Watches Instagram

Toxic Natos

Crown and Buckle Perlons

Rubber Nato

Hadley Roma Cordura


The Little-Known Soviet Mission to Rescue A Dead Space Station (via @nichols.ken)

Full Timed Shootout from Goodwood

“Chasing Coral” (Netflix)

Vincent Lions Phase One Halios eBook

@vincentlions on Instagram

Puck Photo

The Grey Nato - Ep 38 - Does In-House Matter?

TGN Episode 38 is all about “In-House” movements - do they even matter? We dig into the various blends of in-house and kick off what may well be an ongoing conversation about the actual wrist value of a manufacture movement. We also announce the winner of the #Oris65TGN giveaway, chat about sailing in Bermuda, a couple of new watches from Halios and IWC, and offer up a solid trio for Final Notes. Just press play, thanks very much for listening and please send your feedback to


Oris Giveaway Winner @giasuko (congrats!)

Jason’s Bermuda piece

Jason’s clip of a foiling boat

Halios Seaforth

Halios Tropik Review

IWC Tribute to Mark XI

Analog Shift IWC Mark XI

The HMS Hermes


Greubel Forsey

ETA 2824

Miyota 9015

Ressence Type 3

Panerai P2002

Omega 2254

Seiko 7S26 Movement

Singer Track 1

Agengraphe movement

Jack’s Rolex Article


Pocket Clip Thing

“Titanic Honor and Glory” 3D interactive game demo:

“Deepest Dive Ever Under Antarctica Reveals a Shockingly Vibrant World”

The Grey Nato - Ep 37 - Collection Inspection Vol 4

Now in its fourth volume, it’s the triumphant return of the Collection Inspection! This week, Jason chats about his beloved Citizen Aqualand (both old and new) and James rambles on about his ride-or-die Seiko SKX007. From pseudo-dive computers to modded bezels, this is a Collection Inspection for dive watch nerd inside all of us. Also in this episode, Jason debriefs on the GoPro Mountain Games, James has some new glass, the Bulova Accutron Astronaut, and Spike’s Car Radio. Don’t forget to enter our Oris Divers 65 giveaway! Just press play and thanks for listening.

#Oris65TGN giveaway! Enter here

GoPro Mountain Games

Jason’s Interview with Jimmy Chin

UN Finals of America’s Cup

Zeiss lens


Citizen C023 Aqualand

Citizen JP2000

Citizen Aqualand Chrono

Seiko SKX007

Seiko SKX779 Black Monster

James’ modded SKX007 “CMT” with 12 hr steel bezel

Seiko SBCM023 Prospex Perpetual

Seiko SKX013

2nd Gen Monster SRK313K “Vampire”

3rd Gen Prospex Monster Ocean Blue


Yobokies SS GMT Bezel

Yobokies page

Yobokie contact address:

Ed Estlow’s (@edestlow) 6309 “soxa” mod


In Depth: Bulova’s Accutron Astronaut - The Watch Chosen by the CIA for Pilots Of The Fastest Plane Ever Made (Jack Forster)

“The Right Stuff” by Jack Forster


Spikes Car Radio

Spike’s Instagram

Paul Zuckerman’s Instagram

Talking Watches with Spike Feresten

Conrad Anker on Ueli Steck’s Final Climb

The Grey Nato - Ep 36 - Quartz Crisis?

Episode 36 kicks off with an amazing giveaway. No spoilers, but this is one you do not want to miss (hint: it’s a dive watch). Jason is off to Vail for the GoPro games and James has fallen down yet another camera gear rabbit hole (don’t even bother sending help). For the main topic, the guys are talking all about quartz! Why it gets a bad rap among enthusiasts, why it’s still awesome, and a collection of some of their favorite quartz watches, both old and new. To wrap it up, we’ve got new music selections from Lady Lark and Fleet Foxes as well as a 360 degree view below the ice in Antarctica, and a handy new gadget called the Firebiner.

Oris Diver 65 (GIVEAWAY!)
GoPro Mountain Games
Sony Zeiss 24mm 1.8
Tom Bihn Daylight Backpack
CWC RN Quartz Diver
Jason’s Piece for Hodinkee about the CWC Diver

Casio G-Shock Rangeman
Breitling Aerospace
Seiko Prospex SBCM023 Perpetual
Victorinox INOX
Omega X-33
New Regatta X-33
Omega Z-33
Breitling B55
Audodromo Prototipo
Grand Seiko Quartz 9F
Citizen Skyhawk (I know I said Navihawk, meant Skyhawk)
Citizen Eco-Drive
Seiko Astron
Citizen Satellite Wave
Mondaine Railway Watch
Braun Watches
Bell and Ross Hydromax
Sinn EMZ 2 UX Hydro
Dagbert Sinn UX?

Lady Lark (band)
Fools Errand - Fleet Foxes
NTY Under a Cracked Sky
Alex Honnold Free Solos El Cap
Honnold on Tim Ferriss

The Grey Nato - Ep 35 - From Clipperton With Love

James and Jason are back from some great dive adventures with stories to tell. Jason has been testing dive watches in Lake Michigan and the Florida Keys and James is back from 16 days in the Pacific for the Clipperton Expedition with Oris Watches. Staying on topic, the guys have some great final notes suggestions about stolen shipwrecks, summer ready sunglasses, and Longitude. Thanks for listening, just press play!

Clipperton Info

Clipperton Instagrams

Cousteau's "The Island That Time Forgot"

Oris Aquis Regulateur Der Meistertaucher

Oris Aquis Hammerhead LE


Jason's review of the Sinn U1 Professional

U1 Professional LE via WatchBuys

Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver


“Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time” by Dava Sobel

Knockaround Premiums

@adpatina on Instagram -

 The Thieves Who Steal Sunken Warships, Right Down to the Bolts

“Mountain and Prairie” podcast interview with John Dunaway

@abstractconformity on Instagram