Jack Forster is global editorial director at http://WatchBox.com. Prior to that, he was editor in chief at http://HODINKEE.com, and editor in chief at Revolution Magazine, USA. He is known for his interest in both modern watchmaking, as well as the history of watches, watchmaking, clocks, and timekeeping, especially the evolution and development of calendar systems, and precision timekeeping. He is the author of “Cartier: Time Art” and has contributed to “Accutron: From The Space Age To The Digital Age,” and “Collecting Watches: A Guide By HODINKEE.” He has written in the past for a number of publications, including Vanity Fair, Forbes, and CNN. He has also been a community moderator for ThePuristS.com (now http://PuristSPro.com).
His interest in watches and clocks began while he was in graduate school, and began to repair vintage pocket watches – usually from American manufacturers — as a hobby.
September 12, 2023
A Devil Diver Ready To Go Airborne
One of the most well known and I dare say, beloved, family of Bulova watches are the so-called Devil Divers, and to understand the appeal of a GMT version of this proactively named technical diver's watch, it helps to unpack both why a watch brand would deliberately evoke the infernal realm in a watch name, and as well, what exactly a GMT watch is and why it is.
August 1, 2023
Two Timepieces From The Golden Age Of Space Exploration
The Accutron Astronaut and Bulova Lunar Pilot recall the birth of crewed space missions.
July 14, 2023
Introducing The Classic Collection Bulova Jet Star
A design from a time when the sky was the limit.
July 12, 2023
High Frequency, High Performance: Bulova Precisionist Movements
An ordinary quartz watch movement is so accurate that you might wonder why anyone would bother to improve on it – fifteen seconds plus or minus per month, which is the maximum drift from the exact time that you get with a standard quartz watch, ought to be enough for anybody.