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1909, 2017

The Best French Toast Begins With Homemade Jam

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There’s no chaste way to eat a ripe plum, dark as a bruise and wet as a messy kiss. And as with so many love affairs, this fruit’s season is sweet but fleeting. That’s why, when the crates of dusky, egg-shaped Italian plums appear at my local market [...]

1909, 2017

College-Search Quandary? There's an App for That

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Illustration: hanna barczyk By Sue Shellenbarger Sue Shellenbarger The Wall Street Journal Biography Google+ Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com Sept. 19, 2017 10:48 a.m. ET 0 COMMENTS The college search can be an ordeal fraught with anxiety and confusion, and dozens of free websites and mobile apps are vying to help students [...]

1909, 2017

Working Up a Real Sweat With VR

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When Anthony Hasson isn’t lifting weights at Wyandotte Athletic Club in Columbus, Ohio, he’s there dodging arrows and slicing bananas. The 27-year-old’s fitness routine has changed since the gym added virtual-reality headsets and videogames last year. “You don’t even realize you’re getting a workout until you’ve been going [...]

1909, 2017

Former Doobie Brother Michael McDonald and His Honky-Tonk Piano

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Michael McDonald, 65, is a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter who was lead singer of the Doobie Brothers and wrote “Takin’ It to the Streets,” “What a Fool Believes” and “This Is It.” His latest solo album is “Wide Open” (BMG Soundstage). He spoke with Marc Myers. My life changed the [...]

1909, 2017

The First Penthouse at Hudson Yards Asks $32 Million

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A penthouse at Fifteen Hudson Yards—the first condominium building to go on sale in an area that previously housed an active Manhattan rail yard—will list for $32 million. The unit is the first of four duplex penthouses to list at the 28-acre Hudson Yards development, a previously industrial [...]

1909, 2017

A Rare 1966 Wolseley Hornet Souped Up by Heinz

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Brad Swiggart, 63, a financial adviser from Lincoln, Neb., on his 1966 “Heinz 57” Wolseley Hornet, as told to A.J. Baime. In the mid-1960s, Heinz launched a contest in Britain. The entry form, which appeared in magazines, read “57 Unique Cars to Be Won!” after the company’s “57 [...]

1909, 2017

The Virtues of Vintage Watches

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Even as luxury watch brands have battled retail challenges over the last few years, high-end vintage timepieces have been selling for record-setting prices, especially hard-to-find pieces by brands such as Rolex and Patek Philippe. Why is vintage resonating with collectors? And what are the trends that will dominate [...]

1909, 2017

At 100, the Cartier Tank Transcends Time

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It’s been called the most iconic watch on the planet, the ultimate in classic timepieces. And this fall, the Cartier Tank will mark its 100th birthday with new variations and an updated biography. “A hundred years is a long time to be so perfect,” said Elizabeth Saltzman, a [...]

1909, 2017

This German Village is a Town Based on Time

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GLASHÜTTE, Germany — Globally the luxury watch industry is in crisis. But somehow this village in an isolated corner of eastern Germany, with an economy totally dependent on watchmaking for the last 170 years, is thriving. Unemployment is less than 5 percent. Mayor Markus Dressler reluctantly turns away [...]

1909, 2017

Frédéric Dreyer Develops the Future at Officine Panerai

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NEUCHÂTEL, Switzerland — “The Little Genius.” That’s the nickname that Angelo Bonati, chief executive at Officine Panerai, has given his research and development director. And with good reason. Since Frédéric Dreyer joined the company in 2012, he has developed 10 in-house movements, nearly tripling the company’s number of [...]

1909, 2017

At Audemars Piguet, Sales Go Beyond the Showroom

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Amid the Spanish moss and manicured lawns of the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, François-Henry Bennahmias was in his element during Audemars Piguet’s golf tournament. The chief executive of the Swiss watchmaker, himself once ranked 25th on the French Golf Tour, held court in [...]

1909, 2017

My Watches Were in a Fire. Now What?

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LONDON — When the firefighters let us back into the house, I checked on our passports first. (They weren’t damaged.) My jewelry box was next — and wasn’t quite as lucky. About three hours earlier, the dimmer switch in the spare bedroom had shorted out and started a [...]

1909, 2017

Research Links Early Watch Counterfeits to the Swiss

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LONDON — Counterfeiting is a persistent problem in the world of haute horlogerie: Jean-Daniel Pasche, president of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, estimates that the organization destroys about a million counterfeit watches every year. But even as the 21st-century Swiss watch industry continues to wrestle with [...]

1909, 2017

An Online Sale Site Caters to Independent Watchmakers

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A sure sign that watchmakers are changing their ideas about online sales is the debut of Skolorr.com, an online marketplace for independent artisans and brands. “We’re acting like a matchmaker,” said Sky Sit, founder of the London-based site, which went live in July. “A lot of independent watchmakers [...]