Hey, HODINKEE!: Odd Vs. Even (Lug Widths), Pilot Vs. Field, Mainsprings Vs. Time, And Co-Branding Vs. Everybody

Hi everyone, and welcome to another episode of Hey, HODINKEE! where you ask, and we do our very best to answer. Your hosts, as usual, are HODINKEE Editor in Chief Jack Forster, with HODINKEE Deputy Editor Nora Taylor as the voice of the audience.

Are the Space Jam: Legacy watches the ultimate in brand collabs?

This time around we take on a question only a serious watch enthusiast would ask: Why do watch brands make watches with odd-sized lug widths? Another reader wrote in to ask what exactly the difference is between field watches and pilot’s watches (it’s not a spoiler to say that it can be pretty hard to tell the difference and there’s quite a bit of overlap). Our technical question of the week has to do with the lifespan of the mainspring, which is the hardest-working component in horology, and finally, we take on the question of watch brands collaborating with non-watch brands – what works, and what doesn’t?

We hope, as always, that you enjoy the show! If you’d like to see your questions featured in an upcoming episode, email us at .