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: bit.ly/2AAwura
Mission Blue: bit.ly/2kREH7F
Cabo Pulmo bit.ly/2yv7uRz
Aston Martin DB11 V8 Drive bit.ly/2hvpKqU
Porsche Carrera T bit.ly/2iSG9SV
Maserati Ghibli bit.ly/2migKa6
Diving in Bonaire bit.ly/2AD6Umm
Citizen Kraken! bit.ly/2hHGjfb
Outlier OG Climbers bit.ly/2AEt3kj
Outlier Ultrafine Merino T-Shirt bit.ly/2yXcnqM
GQ story about Outlier bit.ly/2zAMeNT
What About Bob imdb.to/2zy3iEn
Nomos Tangente Neomatic 39 Silvercut bit.ly/2zRG10J
Nomos At Work Series bit.ly/2zGC0Jy
Campus Club bit.ly/2yWALJn

- TGN Gift Guide - 
Atlas 46 Tool Roll Pouch XL bit.ly/2iSFUaC
BigiDesigns Titanium Pocket Clip bit.ly/2hnV3A0
Embassy Pen bit.ly/2zU0mCS
EDC Watchfold from Worn and Wound bit.ly/2uosXZI
Seiko 5 SRPB27 ebay.to/2hsWHEk
Dimple.io bit.ly/2AEujnx
PIA VPN bit.ly/2hnVSc4
“First Overland” book by Tim Slessor amzn.to/2hwDbXt
BBC Special about the book bit.ly/2yX37mM
Electric screwdriver, any type amzn.to/2zTolBZ
Pick-Quik screwdriver bit.ly/2hvuqx6
Autodromo Stringback driving gloves bit.ly/2ywaUn9
Aukey 12W Led desk lamp amzn.to/2zBrh5m
Vintage Film Cameras bit.ly/2mofPoS

@battlefieldarceologist on Instagram bit.ly/2zFgRj9
“No Roses on a Sailors Grave” Indiegogo bit.ly/2hvTq7k
Blue Planet II bbc.in/2ABxpYF
Xtrafuf boots bit.ly/2zE3wJJ
Futureclassics.tv youtube channel bit.ly/2jmeKww

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 thegreynato@gmail.com .

Jason in Cabo Pulmo with Rolex bit.ly/2zgOP03
Jason’s Interview with Ben Saunders bit.ly/2xmlU6g
James @ Formula 1 bit.ly/2zCWn9g
James’ piece on the 50th AMG Ingenieur bit.ly/2idxE4q
James’ Panerai 42 mm Submersible Review bit.ly/2iM73j5
Toxic Shiznit Herringbone bit.ly/2zC1ruM
Toxic on wrist bit.ly/2zALvJk
Doxa Blacklung bit.ly/2xlEB9V
CWC 1980 Royal Navy Diver Re-Issue Review bit.ly/2ieVJYz
New Beagle versions from breakfast with Muyshondt bit.ly/2yMhDfw
Muyshondt Beagle bit.ly/2zNZegF

Clothes!
Patagonia Nano Puff bit.ly/2yJTYuv
Yvon Chouinard bit.ly/2zC9zLY
Eddie Bauer Guide Pro Pants bit.ly/2zN3oWb
Icebreaker Zip bit.ly/2y4mbKC
Ibex Zip bit.ly/2gHe43L
Smart Wool bit.ly/2yH3xN1
Icebreaker Spire Crew amzn.to/2ixCNbu

Darn Tough Socks bit.ly/2gBCYOV
Dahlgren Socks bit.ly/2yMHbr5
Hiker GX Socks bit.ly/2gA4ts3
Mark’s Work Wearhouse Socks (there are many) bit.ly/2ixbbTW

Duluth Trading Co Flex Fire Hose Pants bit.ly/2xkvoPh
Gustin Jeans bit.ly/2y2jdLr
Sitka Apparel bit.ly/2y4GAiI
Kill Hubris Washed Pocket Tee bit.ly/2zC9kAf
Alpha Industries MA-1 bit.ly/2gAl3Ih
Uniqlo Comfort Jacket bit.ly/2ewh5j0

Red Wing Boots bit.ly/2yLaQ3X
James’ Iron Rangers bit.ly/2yMHceR
Allen Edmond Carson City Boots (discontinued, similar) bit.ly/2yMtASb
Red Wing Weekenders bit.ly/2gH0OfK
Palladium Boots bit.ly/2yJ6dHv
Blundstone Boots bit.ly/2yM91Fr
Scarpa Crux Approach Shoes bit.ly/2gH0ZHW

P. Elliot Watchmaker Kickstarter kck.st/2ldZh2b
Vulfpeck “Hero Town” bit.ly/2zLnd05

Becky Kagan Schott Photos bit.ly/2zBtnyS
Becky’s Instagram bit.ly/2yMtQ3B
The Gunilda Wreck bit.ly/2yPlZTA
REI and Patagonia Selling Used Gear bit.ly/2xmukdK

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 Nuvomagazine.com 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 thegreynato@gmail.com.

Oak and Oscar Watch Wallet Winner: @lucalbert bit.ly/2ymwZVY
Oak and Oscar Jackson bit.ly/2wWMpyT
McLaren 570S bit.ly/2zb5yhh
Lamborghini Aventador S bit.ly/2hJ1FZS
Henry Catchpole DB11 V8 review bit.ly/2gbdo2L
Jason’s “new” Land Rover Series 3 bit.ly/2xHDh5w
Shifted Magazine bit.ly/2yqdTAp
Analog/Shift bit.ly/2zpRmSr
Scotch Suggestions for Shifted bit.ly/2ymFuQT
Bremont 1918 LE bit.ly/2gGBAuI
Jason on Hodinkee’s Friday Live bit.ly/2glf9y9
Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Professional 1000m bit.ly/2hHGjfb
Rolex Sea-Dweller 43mm bit.ly/2nRic0c
Dr Sylvia Earle bit.ly/2zbAZYv
Panerai Luminor Submersible 42mm PAM682 bit.ly/2jRjpF2
Panerai Quick Change Springbar bit.ly/2iezhCw
@Agedpatina bit.ly/2wXTVtk
The “Lawnmower Bezel” Speedy bit.ly/2wWSJ9j

Mission Blue on Netflix bit.ly/2kREH7F
Peak Design Slide Lite strap bit.ly/2hHWV6t
Sidetracked Magazine bit.ly/2ypTXNN
Jason in The New York Times! nyti.ms/2yku0A2

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 killhubris.com and follow @killhubris on Instagram. Thanks for listening, just press play!

The English Tour http://bit.ly/2haHgfW

Nick’s 1970 E-Type Jaguar http://bit.ly/2k4EZra

Giles 1973 911T 2.4 http://bit.ly/2k55nRZ

Churchill Classics http://bit.ly/2xHKiSl

Mednikow Jewelers http://bit.ly/2x69Wk3

Andy Wilson @andyphotofolio http://bit.ly/2yIERkj

West Mountain Drive - Hot Springs, Arkansas http://bit.ly/2y9bw5z

 

Kill Hubris (support TGN by supporting Kill Hubris!) http://bit.ly/2tKFAOn

“Statement Season” Tee http://bit.ly/2k4Bill

 

Haveston NATO straps http://bit.ly/2hyKbmv

Unbox Therapy http://bit.ly/2fSbJiU

Drone and a Train http://bit.ly/2yIF2ft

How the CIA Found A Soviet Sub - Without the Soviets Knowing http://n.pr/2xxVly4

This Guy Just Rode and Climbed Colorado’s 100 Highest Peaks, Self Supported and Non-Stop http://bit.ly/2fApbv5

 

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 killhubris.com and follow @killhubris on instagram. Thanks for listening, just press play!

 

Muyshondt Flieger Giveaway congrats to @blalonde369 http://bit.ly/2fcBHAu

Oak and Oscar Wallet http://bit.ly/2x6Voka

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

 

Monterey Car Week http://bit.ly/2hbKS57

Genesis Cars http://bit.ly/2w2sGgO

Watch Spotting at Monterey Car Week http://bit.ly/2ftAkdQ

Porsche GT2 RS http://bit.ly/2jBMm9s

Lightweight E Type http://bit.ly/2wn90Zg

250 GTO http://bit.ly/2x6wiSH

Lancia 037 http://bit.ly/2xIoBCZ

Acura NSX http://bit.ly/2x75Vf8

Bremont English Tour http://bit.ly/2haHgfW

Mednikow Jewelers - Memphis http://bit.ly/2x69Wk3

Oris Chronoris Review for Hodinkee (pending posting)

Farer Aqua Compressor http://bit.ly/2x6PM9H

 

Sri Lanka http://bit.ly/2xa9TRK

HMS Hermes http://bit.ly/2x7dmmQ

Sri Lanka Air Force Museum http://bit.ly/2yjascm

Blue Water White Death http://bit.ly/2c6I19w

PADI Tec 40 certification http://bit.ly/2x7iqYk

Jason’s Rolex 14060 http://bit.ly/2xJE6dL

DIVEX Found on the wreck of the Hermes http://bit.ly/2w2wZJ1

Swami rock dive http://bit.ly/2yhMLBd

 

Kill Hubris http://bit.ly/2tKFAOn

- Teal t-shirt http://bit.ly/2wziNqn

- Latin mug http://bit.ly/2xquhR9

- Champion Raglans http://bit.ly/2xeuCFX

 

Julie Kraulis http://bit.ly/2h8ByyL

Watches and Pencils http://bit.ly/2xIvF29

 

BigIDesigns TPC Titanium Pocket Clip http://bit.ly/2f3eNIj

Roverhaven Straps http://bit.ly/2licIwC

“This Plane Could Cross The Atlantic in 3.5 Hours, Why Did it Fail?” http://bit.ly/2f3ZOhj






 

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: thegreynato@gmail.com

Halios http://bit.ly/2aEXEW8

Halios Seaforth Review http://bit.ly/2xkXwRL

Raven http://bit.ly/2fqACRE

Avig http://bit.ly/2x1NCYD

Gavox http://bit.ly/2gnECq9

MKII http://bit.ly/2vppKhG

 

Speedy Tuesday Limited Edition http://bit.ly/2xvhMkQ

Tag Heuer Skipper for Hodinkee http://bit.ly/2wGJNIk

 

Watch from Blue Thunder http://bit.ly/2wFWW4I

 

WatchuSeek http://bit.ly/2xv7D7B

Timezone http://bit.ly/2vBQCHn

 

Doxa http://bit.ly/2vH6s2G

Seiko SLA017 http://bit.ly/2ovy23T

Porsche 911R http://bit.ly/2xvDRjg


 

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 http://bit.ly/2fXZUL6
Hermes http://bit.ly/2tCdzf4
James’ review of the Halios Seaforth http://bit.ly/2xkXwRL
Omega X-33 Regatta http://bit.ly/2rgYpr7
Oris Chronoiris http://bit.ly/2nVazb0
Rado Captain Cook http://bit.ly/2nVfEzM
Meeting Conrad Anker http://bit.ly/2xl8Zky
Anker’s custom Pelagos http://bit.ly/2xkJYpl
Roldorf & Co http://bit.ly/2wwLGqM
Bremont DH-88 http://bit.ly/2wwLGqM
Abbotsford Airshow http://bit.ly/2vSwEdY

Recycled Firefighter Captain Wallet (Thanks Zach!) http://bit.ly/2x5KyIh
Benchmade Proper 319 http://bit.ly/2v7q5lg

PADI http://bit.ly/2vhYeOn
NAUI http://bit.ly/2v75ltH
SSI http://bit.ly/2vSkr9e
SDI http://bit.ly/2vSg8L8
GUE http://bit.ly/2vXxlRN
BSAC http://bit.ly/2ikFSLp

Chris @culturaldispatch http://bit.ly/2vhvWnh
 
‘The Last Voyage of the SS El Faro” http://mjm.ag/2wqYShs
“The Edge of the World” http://bit.ly/2vhZaST
Twixt Time App http://bit.ly/2xlc3x4
 “What made the McLaren F1 The World’s Greatest Car” http://bit.ly/2wx3dPF

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 http://bit.ly/2fbojwl
Seaforth diving! http://bit.ly/2wae3rX
Omega X-33 Regatta http://bit.ly/2v2Q0LH
Muyshondt Beagle MK I http://bit.ly/2fcKbr0
Muyshondt Instagram http://bit.ly/2vm64dP
Muyshondt Flieger (giveaway - listen to the show for instructions)

EDC
Samsung Note 5 http://bit.ly/2djlF6O
iPhone 6 http://apple.co/2vlKqGx

Bose QuietComfort 35 http://bose.life/2v2ONDQ
Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 http://bit.ly/2hs8FNU
Shure SE215 http://bit.ly/2u7Zqbt

CKRT Fulcrum http://bit.ly/2uomYnI
Benchmade Mini-Griptilian 556s http://bit.ly/1SX9oPG
CRTK Shasta http://bit.ly/2hqGwGP
Victorinox Hunter XS http://bit.ly/2uo0x1S
Jared Oeser Knives http://bit.ly/2hqHi6H
Pena Knives http://bit.ly/2u4DcTu

Randolph aviators http://bit.ly/2vwQYmz
American Optical aviators http://bit.ly/2u4oZGp
Julbo Explorer XL http://bit.ly/2vtm3qh
Julbo Vermont http://bit.ly/2fbZpwz
Knockaround Sunglasses http://bit.ly/2s4LsCA
Persol http://bit.ly/2v35n6V

Tenba DNA 15 http://bit.ly/2dNmqU9
Topo mountain briefcase http://bit.ly/2b6SqRE
Patagonia black hole http://bit.ly/2dAbIzH

Howler Brothers http://bit.ly/2wpG7qG

Muyshondt Aeon http://bit.ly/2vtz5nC
Fenix UC02 http://bit.ly/2jsAk17
Black Diamond Spot http://bit.ly/29dO9tV

Aeropress http://bit.ly/2u4KQxq
Metal Filter http://amzn.to/2hrTa8i
Malita Cone Pourover http://amzn.to/2v2QPUy
Baratza Encore Grinder http://amzn.to/2vwOHYu
Capresso Grinder http://amzn.to/2hrB2vD

Sigg water bottle http://bit.ly/2v0B3eK
Hydroflask http://bit.ly/2hrGheI
Yeti Bottle http://bit.ly/2wpEpWy

Worn and Wound EDC Watch Fold http://bit.ly/2uosXZI

Big Designs TPC Titanium Pocket Clips (thanks Ed!) http://bit.ly/2vtCJxJ
Blancpain Gombessa IV Shark Filming Video http://bit.ly/2vtCJxJ
Blancpain 50 Fathoms X Fathoms http://bit.ly/2fcK7rf
“Check Out All These Blackbird Videos NASA Just Released” (via The Drive) http://bit.ly/2vtrKof
Nat Geo Travel Photog of the Year (via The Atlantic) http://theatln.tc/2vmych8

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 http://bit.ly/2tKFAOn

Help support TGN (just listen for details)

Bellroy Wallets http://bit.ly/2uGgB34

Muyshondt Fat Herbie http://bit.ly/2uMKXl4

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

Tunnel Bluffs hike (Vancouver) http://bit.ly/2uMPAeT

Pebble Beach car week http://bit.ly/2vnN9MO

 

Halios Seaforth http://bit.ly/2akJ7PV

Halios Watches Instagram http://bit.ly/2uDpBGj

Toxic Natos http://bit.ly/2uewAV6

Crown and Buckle Perlons http://bit.ly/2uGcQun

Rubber Nato http://bit.ly/2aoyMxt

Hadley Roma Cordura http://bit.ly/2ttxkHg

@sixtyclicks http://bit.ly/2vFTjHP

The Little-Known Soviet Mission to Rescue A Dead Space Station (via @nichols.ken) http://bit.ly/2ueVy6Y

Full Timed Shootout from Goodwood http://bit.ly/2vG6Z5E

“Chasing Coral” (Netflix) http://bit.ly/2ueVF2o

Vincent Lions Phase One Halios eBook http://bit.ly/2uf0lFe

@vincentlions on Instagram http://bit.ly/2gNFqVt

Puck Photo http://bit.ly/2udlpup

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 thegreynato@gmail.com.

 

Oris Giveaway Winner @giasuko (congrats!) http://bit.ly/2sJr0Hq

Jason’s Bermuda piece http://bit.ly/2sJO20u

Jason’s clip of a foiling boat http://bit.ly/2uaNn8N

Halios Seaforth http://bit.ly/2foGXiK

Halios Tropik Review http://bit.ly/1KSLipi

IWC Tribute to Mark XI http://bit.ly/2uLdCUf

Analog Shift IWC Mark XI http://bit.ly/2t80xCD

The HMS Hermes http://bit.ly/2tCdzf4

 

Greubel Forsey http://bit.ly/2tHtLKt

ETA 2824 http://bit.ly/2v5Um3u

Miyota 9015 http://bit.ly/2v5PIlV

Ressence Type 3 http://bit.ly/2uct3rN

Panerai P2002 http://bit.ly/2tCq2zC

Omega 2254 http://bit.ly/2uclzVI

Seiko 7S26 Movement http://bit.ly/2tI7ZWT

Singer Track 1 http://bit.ly/2uL5Vxq

Agengraphe movement http://bit.ly/2u2GLNq

Jack’s Rolex Article http://bit.ly/2lkwmIa

 

Pocket Clip Thing http://bit.ly/2uLs138

“Titanic Honor and Glory” 3D interactive game demo: http://bit.ly/2u7lJwz

“Deepest Dive Ever Under Antarctica Reveals a Shockingly Vibrant World” http://on.natgeo.com/2uL9SSG

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 http://bit.ly/2uaoPwK

GoPro Mountain Games http://bit.ly/2sOcoGU

Jason’s Interview with Jimmy Chin http://bit.ly/2sUPChh

UN Finals of America’s Cup http://bit.ly/2uaNn8N

Zeiss lens http://bit.ly/2s8qjKb

 

Citizen C023 Aqualand http://bit.ly/2sfnF1I

Citizen JP2000 http://bit.ly/2fOR2WH

Citizen Aqualand Chrono http://bit.ly/2sV0lYI

Seiko SKX007 http://bit.ly/2lPMcbo

Seiko SKX779 Black Monster http://bit.ly/2saxSRz

James’ modded SKX007 “CMT” with 12 hr steel bezel http://bit.ly/2tfZsxf

Seiko SBCM023 Prospex Perpetual http://bit.ly/2sOuWHk

Seiko SKX013 http://bit.ly/2td2aCL

2nd Gen Monster SRK313K “Vampire” http://bit.ly/2td2eT1

3rd Gen Prospex Monster Ocean Blue http://bit.ly/2tORiIV

 

Yobokies SS GMT Bezel http://bit.ly/2tei6oE

Yobokies page http://bit.ly/2tP7V7i

Yobokie contact address: yobokies@yahoo.com.hk

Ed Estlow’s (@edestlow) 6309 “soxa” mod http://bit.ly/2tcVlRy

 

In Depth: Bulova’s Accutron Astronaut - The Watch Chosen by the CIA for Pilots Of The Fastest Plane Ever Made (Jack Forster) http://bit.ly/2sfoGa2

“The Right Stuff” by Jack Forster http://bit.ly/2td8wSr

 

Spikes Car Radio http://bit.ly/2uaHTuU

Spike’s Instagram http://bit.ly/2td5Jce

Paul Zuckerman’s Instagram http://bit.ly/2uaCcNo

Talking Watches with Spike Feresten http://bit.ly/2sKVn2v


Conrad Anker on Ueli Steck’s Final Climb http://mjm.ag/2uaHVTi

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!) bit.ly/2rhpo64
GoPro Mountain Games bit.ly/2sOcoGU
Sony Zeiss 24mm 1.8 bit.ly/2s8qjKb
Tom Bihn Daylight Backpack bit.ly/2t6jaXP
CWC RN Quartz Diver bit.ly/2rWZw13
Jason’s Piece for Hodinkee about the CWC Diver bit.ly/2seFwdB

Casio G-Shock Rangeman bit.ly/1NhDl8W
Breitling Aerospace bit.ly/2oo4m94
Seiko Prospex SBCM023 Perpetual bit.ly/2sOuWHk
Victorinox INOX bit.ly/2foGflA
Omega X-33 bit.ly/2seyMfx
New Regatta X-33 bit.ly/2rgYpr7
Omega Z-33 bit.ly/2rcEIpa
Breitling B55 bit.ly/1MQZOip
Audodromo Prototipo bit.ly/2sO5nWR
Grand Seiko Quartz 9F bit.ly/2s8kexo
Citizen Skyhawk (I know I said Navihawk, meant Skyhawk) bit.ly/2seKuqE
Citizen Eco-Drive bit.ly/2t6eAsA
Seiko Astron bit.ly/2eGhbnk
Citizen Satellite Wave bit.ly/2sNQX8X
Mondaine Railway Watch bit.ly/2sO1FfH
Braun Watches bit.ly/2s8nXeh
Bell and Ross Hydromax bit.ly/2s81xd1
Sinn EMZ 2 UX Hydro bit.ly/2rh5uIj
Dagbert Sinn UX? bit.ly/2rh0UJW

Lady Lark (band) bit.ly/2rMjGN4
Fools Errand - Fleet Foxes bit.ly/2sNTwI1
NTY Under a Cracked Sky nyti.ms/2rcEaQb
Alex Honnold Free Solos El Cap on.natgeo.com/2rXxWRH
Honnold on Tim Ferriss bit.ly/2spcU0R
Firebiner bit.ly/2r5Zvqk

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 http://bit.ly/2qxDmAo

Clipperton Instagrams

http://bit.ly/2sbrogS

http://bit.ly/2qsKM8D

http://bit.ly/2rdshby

Cousteau's "The Island That Time Forgot" http://bit.ly/2rMdHIO

Oris Aquis Regulateur Der Meistertaucher http://bit.ly/2rMBGYh

Oris Aquis Hammerhead LE http://bit.ly/2nDsn7C

 

Jason's review of the Sinn U1 Professional http://bit.ly/2qsMoiW

U1 Professional LE via WatchBuys http://bit.ly/2raVJgj

Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver http://bit.ly/2qsJafb

 

“Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time” by Dava Sobel http://amzn.to/2rMji1P

Knockaround Premiums  http://bit.ly/2s4LsCA

@adpatina on Instagram - http://bit.ly/2rvsOqd

 The Thieves Who Steal Sunken Warships, Right Down to the Bolts http://bit.ly/2r2sdLc

“Mountain and Prairie” podcast interview with John Dunaway http://bit.ly/2qqopVu

@abstractconformity on Instagram http://bit.ly/2r2NiW4

The Grey Nato - Ep 34 - Q&A Awayisode

This week, with both James and Jason off diving, we are cutting through our backlog of Q&A with some excellent questions. From grab-and-go quartz watches to GMTs, smaller divers, risky activities and field watches, your questions are our pleasure! If you have a question for us, please write thegreynato@gmail.com. We will be back in two weeks with a full download from James’ Clipperton Expedition and Jason’s dives with Bell & Ross and Sinn. Thanks for listening, just press play. 

 

Question 1 - Justin - Cheap grab and go quartz watches

Sunnto Core http://bit.ly/2pCrsd3

GShock 5600 http://amzn.to/2omWCiK

Casio PRW3000 http://amzn.to/2pqE59O

Garmin Forerunner http://bit.ly/2rj4SmH

Scurfa Diver 1 http://bit.ly/2f5a5uT

Victorinox Original http://amzn.to/2qjRCAb

Citizen diver/ecodrive http://amzn.to/2omNGKk

Seiko Solar http://bit.ly/2pJhQbI

 

Question 2 - Ben Brown - Where’s the GMT?

Bernhart Binnacle GMT II http://bit.ly/2riw9oz

Seiko 12 hour bezel mod via yobokies http://bit.ly/2eUF5PC

 

Question 3 - Daniel from Pittsburg - Dive watches under 40mm and sub $1k

Oris 65 http://bit.ly/2nR7JB1

Halios Seaforth http://bit.ly/2foGXiK

Marathon Mid Size TSAR http://bit.ly/1WhXh3u

Used Omega Mid Size 300m http://bit.ly/2qJWhfE

Raven Trekker 40 http://bit.ly/2fqACRE

Unimatic watches for 2017 http://bit.ly/2rjcXbf

 

Question 4 - Lee - Push Button GMTs

Glashutte Original Sport EVO Diver GMT http://bit.ly/2qojykm

 Oris Classic Worldtimer http://bit.ly/2pPkTPn

 

Question 5 - Chris - Risky Activities/Rebreathers

James driving fast cars http://bit.ly/2kNcUVe

Swimming from Alcatraz http://bit.ly/2rjkAhG

Ice Diving http://bit.ly/2lQ3zZM

 

Question 7 - Jose - What about field watches?!

Marathon Navigator http://bit.ly/2pa30il

Vintage Benrus Type I or II http://bit.ly/2r9fYgM

Hamilton Khaki Field http://bit.ly/2pPKgjU

EXP I or EXP II http://bit.ly/2oodUkG

Tudor Ranger http://bit.ly/2pO0lrs

 

Question 8 - Matt, UK - Wear the cool watch in service or no?

Rolex Sea-Dweller 116660 or even a 16660 http://bit.ly/2rjp3kp

Wear the Bremont 😃

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Grey Nato - Ep 33 - The Perfect Watch Trio

What three watches would you get if you has $10k to spend? Based on a simple but thought-provoking question sent in by TGN listener Matt, Jason and James dive into the idea of a perfect watch trio, from how to pick the watches to the philosophy behind perfecting the blend of sporty, diver, chrono, GMT, titanium, quartz and more. If you want to weigh in, send us your perfect trio via email to thegreynato@gmail.com. Also in the show, James is prepping for a trip into the South Pacific, Jason is back from St. Barts, and the winner of our Unimatic Giveaway - listen to find out if it was you! Finally, tweed and whisky in scotland, the rules of professional speeding and a list of great gear to kick off the camping/hiking season. Just press play, thanks for listening! 

St Barts http://bit.ly/2oPiFmp

RM Diver http://bit.ly/2pJA4d4

Clippterton Expedition http://bit.ly/2pJ6KDy

Clipperton Islands http://bit.ly/2oEF4Q9

Sony A6500 http://bit.ly/2oG0lLW

Topo Quick Pack http://bit.ly/2pWZwwI

Tom Bihn packing cube http://bit.ly/2padRWO

 

Perfect 3 Watch Collection for under $10k 

Eterna Super KonTiki 1973 LE http://bit.ly/2mI1G1f

Rolex Explorer II 16570 http://bit.ly/2oodUkG

Seiko SBGM021http://bit.ly/2oE4Za9

Junghans Max Bill Chronoscope http://bit.ly/2oo7hPq

Sinn EZM 10 http://bit.ly/2oE4sF5

Tudor Heritage Chrono http://bit.ly/2pt5ZTh

Bremont Boeing Chronograph http://bit.ly/2q7k8lk

 

James’ Trio:

EXP II http://bit.ly/2oodUkG

Seiko SRP777 http://bit.ly/2hT1QEa

Used Breitling Aerospace E56026 http://bit.ly/2oo4m94

 

-or-

 

EXP II http://bit.ly/2oodUkG

Aerospace http://bit.ly/2oo4m94

Halios Tropik or Seaforth http://bit.ly/2foGXiK

 

Jason’s Trio:

EXP II or GMT II http://bit.ly/2oodUkG or http://bit.ly/2psQ4o2

Speedy Vintage http://bit.ly/2psZUWP

Citizen Aqualand ana/digi http://bit.ly/2pegxVv

 

- or -

 

Grand Seiko GMT http://bit.ly/2oE4Za9

Rolex Sub (5513 or 14060) http://bit.ly/2pYyiZJ

Aerospace http://bit.ly/2oo4m94

 

-or-

 

EXP II or GMT II  http://bit.ly/2oodUkG or http://bit.ly/2psQ4o2

Doxa Sub 300 Pro http://bit.ly/2q7TxEI

Junghans Chronoscope http://bit.ly/2oo7hPq

 

Under $1000?

 

Jason

SKX007 http://bit.ly/2pXFUsh

Seiko 6117-6400 Worldtimer http://bit.ly/2oYO2dO

???

 

James

SRP777 http://bit.ly/2hT1QEa

Vintage diver of some sort 

Seiko Worldtimer 

 

Alex Roy http://bit.ly/2oEB3ud

Cannon Ball http://bit.ly/2paKDaj

Brock Yates http://bit.ly/2ooREaj

"Alex Roy's Rules of Professional Speeding" http://bit.ly/2pesU3Q

“When Ocean’s 11 Met Pebble Beach” http://bit.ly/2pYP1f6

“The Coldest Cannonball Run Record. On Record" http://bit.ly/2oFc0rJ

"Diving Into The Unknown" (movie) http://bit.ly/2pXnpEt

Outside Online 20 Pieces of Gear Under $20 http://bit.ly/2oYHwUr

“Men On a Mission: A Hunt for Whisky and Tweed in Scotland” http://bit.ly/2ooYvjU

 

 

 

 

The Grey Nato - Ep 32 - Great Watches Under $250

This week we’re talking watches under $250. “Cheap” doesn’t have to mean junky or disposable, especially when it comes to watches. From Seiko and Citizen to Swatch, there is a lot to be excited about under 250 bucks, sometimes WAY under. To close this episode, James got some new pants, Jason is monitoring the shipping forecast for the UK and we found “Blue Water, White Death” in HD. Just press play and thanks for listening! Send your questions to thegreynato@gmail.com

 

St Barths http://bit.ly/2oPiFmp

RM32 Flyback Chronograph Diver http://bit.ly/2pJA4d4

Clipperton Expedition with Oris http://bit.ly/2pJ6KDy

Sony a6500 http://bit.ly/2oG0lLW

 

Vostock Amphibia http://amzn.to/2pqjJhi

Seiko SKX007 http://bit.ly/2oPnHyZ

Seiko SRP775 http://bit.ly/2pJB40O

Seiko 5 SNZG15j http://bit.ly/2pJBdBo

Seiko Baby Monster http://bit.ly/2omNk6z

Seiko Prospex Solar SNE435 http://bit.ly/2pJhQbI

GShock 5600 http://amzn.to/2omWCiK

Protrek 270 http://amzn.to/2pu0NeK

Protrek 3000 http://amzn.to/2pqE59O

Citizen Nighthawk http://amzn.to/2pJC70K

Citizen BL-5250 http://amzn.to/2nV5h0C

Citizen BNO151-09L Diver http://amzn.to/2omNGKk

Citizen Aqualand II http://bit.ly/2on22ub

Orient Mako II http://bit.ly/2omzhho

Marathon Navigator Quartz http://bit.ly/2pa30il

Sistem 51 http://bit.ly/2pJh1Qb

 

Cheapest Watch Challenge

Timex Expedition Scout ($37.49) http://bit.ly/2pak5sm

Casio A500WA-1ACF ($24.55) http://amzn.to/2oEgDDv

 

The BBC Shipping Forecast http://bbc.in/2padjTM

“The Men Who Chased Shipwrecks” http://theatln.tc/2ptRBXA

Eddie Bauer Guide Pro Pants http://bit.ly/2pa8LMY

"Blue Water, White Death" (HD, iTunes) http://apple.co/2oEecR9

Patagonia and North Face 1 Puffer Jacket at a Time http://bit.ly/2oE20jo

The Grey Nato - Ep 31 - The Baselworld 2017 Megasode

The guys are back from Switzerland and after a bit of time to collect their thoughts, they’re ready to talk watches! From inside impressions of the show to the latest and greatest from the likes of Rolex, Omega, Tag, Nomos, Seiko, Blancpain and even Rado (and more). Also, James has a “new” watch, and it’s all Jason’s fault. Finally, listen carefully as we have a new giveaway, so if oyu want a crack at a free (and sold out) watch, just press play. Thanks for listening!

 

Breitling Aerospace E56062 http://bit.ly/2nRhAaQ

Muyshondt Flieger http://bit.ly/2nDnjAr

Unimatic Modello Duo GIVEAWAY!!!! http://bit.ly/2ovDcwX

 

Tudor Black Bay Chrono http://bit.ly/2ovGdxf

Tudor Black Bay 41 http://bit.ly/2ovGdxf

Tudor Black Bay Steel http://bit.ly/2n5RJyR

Tudor Black Bay S+G http://bit.ly/2ny7dqR

 

Rolex Seadweller http://bit.ly/2nRic0c

Rolex Sky-Dweller http://bit.ly/2nRrkC9

 

Tag Heuer Heritage Calibre 02 Autavia http://tag.hr/2o3OszC

 

Sinn 104 (white dial) http://bit.ly/2n5I4bK

Sinn 103 SA ST E http://bit.ly/2n5UVdY

Sinn EMZ 12 http://bit.ly/2ow3w9J

Jason's Piece for Hodinkee http://bit.ly/2nRtqSr

Sinn 240 GZ http://bit.ly/2nVrwBZ

Sinn 356 SA FLIEGER 3 (silver dial) http://bit.ly/2oDdhjp

 

Nomos Club Campus http://bit.ly/2nybY3x

Nomos Ahoi Neomatik http://bit.ly/2o3TxYo

 

Omega 60th Trilogy http://bit.ly/2oDmEjj

Omega Speedmaster Racing http://bit.ly/2oDbpXY

Omega Aqua Terra Railmaster http://bit.ly/2oDiSX2

 

Seiko SLA017 62MAS re-issue http://bit.ly/2ovy23T

Modern Reinterpretation Prospex SPB05x http://bit.ly/2ovy23T

Grand Seiko SBGH255/257 Diver http://bit.ly/2nRjKay

Grand Seiko First Edition http://bit.ly/2oDhV0R

Grand Seiko SBGR305 http://bit.ly/2nVwb77

 

Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC http://bit.ly/2nVpbHa

 

Rado Hyperchrome Captain Cook http://bit.ly/2nVfEzM

 

Oris Chonoris http://bit.ly/2nVazb0

Oris Big Crown 1917 LE http://bit.ly/2n5IJde

Oris Aquis Staghorn LE http://bit.ly/2nDodwK

Oris Aquis Hammerhead LE http://bit.ly/2nDsn7C

 

ABTW Vlogs http://bit.ly/2nRjmsE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Grey Nato - Ep 30 - Pre Basel + Q&A

Your just-barely-ahead-of-Baselworld Pre-Basel episode with a little Q&A thrown in for some added fun. Jason and James chat about what they think might come out at the show, the various anniversaries that must be represented in some way, and which meetings they are most looking forward too. Next up, James put a (brief) end to his camera hunt and the guys have a solid set of final notes spanning balloon travel and experimental funk (click the links!). Finally, we close the show with a trio of listener questions - if you have a question, send it your way to thegreynato@gmail.com - just press play, thanks for listening!

 

Baselworld http://bit.ly/1QPOa6M

50th Anniversary Watches:

Current Rolex Sea-Dweller http://bit.ly/2n2Eldn

Current Omega Seamaster line http://bit.ly/2nRbd6m

Current Omega Speedmaster line http://bit.ly/2mWqvrk 

Current Omega Railmaster http://bit.ly/2nRbkyO

 

Eterna KonTiki 70th http://bit.ly/2mI1G1f

Seiko SBDX019 (62MAS) http://bit.ly/2mIa6pk

Citizen EcoZilla 

Citizen F100 http://bit.ly/2nExcOH

 

Tenba Bag http://bit.ly/2dNmqU9

Toppo Briefcase http://bit.ly/2b6SqRE

Uniqlo Jacket http://bit.ly/2ewh5j0

X100T http://bit.ly/2mI1Upd

Canon 5D MK IV http://bit.ly/2nn0XGu

Nikon DF http://bit.ly/2cWrtn0

 

Richard Branson's "Don't Look Down” http://apple.co/2nR7rdp

Vulfpeck http://bit.ly/2mWsdZC

Holy Trinties http://bit.ly/2nn3PTA

“1612” http://bit.ly/2mEGcS4

"Wait For The Moment” http://bit.ly/2mEOaLb

"It Gets Funkier” http://bit.ly/2nzsRzA

 

Q&A

AlpinaD Diver Heritage http://bit.ly/2nn4nJj

Halios Laguna II http://bit.ly/2nmKx0x

Watchgecko Tropic http://bit.ly/2nRbNB8

Squinky Tropic Straps http://bit.ly/2dNjcA1

Oris 65 http://bit.ly/2nR7JB1

Halios Seaforth http://bit.ly/2foGXiK

 

Unimatic Watches http://bit.ly/2gE8hvi

Archimede Flieger http://bit.ly/2fGATU3

Autodromo Group B http://bit.ly/2ebEYyr

Halios Seaforth http://bit.ly/2foGXiK 

The Grey Nato - Ep 29 - The Bremont Field Report

Our new website is live: thegreynato.com (a special thank you to Trevor Boyson for all of your help and guidance getting the website off the ground!)

Episode 29 is a field report that was recorded face-to-face in London at the Bremont Townhouse. As Bremont is not attending Basel, they invited press and retailers to come visit them on their home turf so Jason and James were visiting the popular UK-based brand to see their latest 2017 lineup. The guys chat about the trip, Bremont, and most importantly, the new watches! 

After that, we’ve got a mix of vintage space, trans globe adventuring, and the guys wax poetic about TGN demigod Dick Proenneke. Just press play and thanks so much for listening! 

Bremont Watcheshttp://bit.ly/2m8WHHi

Summary of the new models http://bit.ly/2mbX4Tk

 

Our new website! - thegreynato.com

Trevor Boyson - trevorboyson.com (thanks for the help!)

 

Turbine coffee table: http://bit.ly/2mt92Zw

Kenton Cool http://bit.ly/2mIIwvI

George Bullard http://bit.ly/2mIsBh8

Alex Gregory http://bit.ly/2mtlQzn

Supermarine S500 http://bit.ly/2n3e2B4

SOLO white http://bit.ly/2n3tFZ3

 

Bremont S300 http://bit.ly/2mtpGs1

S300 Blue http://bit.ly/2mbZbXi

Bremont S301 http://bit.ly/2n3z7uO

AIRCO Mach 1 http://bit.ly/2mbVEID

AIRCO Mach 2 http://bit.ly/2mbVEID

ALT1-P2 http://bit.ly/2n3j3cP

Jaguar MK II White http://bit.ly/2mUfKFo

Norton V4/RR http://bit.ly/2mtpUPT

America’s Cup AC35 http://bit.ly/2mqHbcl

America’s Cup AC-R-II http://bit.ly/2m8L7Mz

Solo 32 RG http://bit.ly/1RLBHn2

 

@Redbarcrew  http://bit.ly/2ltKVuo

@the_watchnerd http://bit.ly/2mc3IJd

Seiko Quartz Chrono from Harrier Pilot http://bit.ly/2mbXkSo

Rolex Sea-Dweller Great White http://bit.ly/2mtglk0

Ben Saunders http://bit.ly/2lM5pJX

Jake Meyers http://bit.ly/2lPkBH6

 

Vintage Space http://bit.ly/2m8RwHp

Reddit Ultralight Community http://bit.ly/2mbMsnA

“To The Ends of The Earth” (book, Ranulph Fiennes) http://amzn.to/2ltHraV

“Alone In The Wilderness: The Dick Proenneke Story” (link was pulled down, will look for more)