A Man And His Watch - HODINKEE ShopThis is a woman who had never owned a watch, banished the one I had given her to the back of a drawer, and who managed, at best, to feign enthusiasm for my watch obsession. This is incredible. I want a watch like that. An instant patina junkie, she swiftly commandeered my faded s Chronographe Suisse bi-compax, which has not left her wrist since. Yesterday, unprompted, she tells me about her morning winding ritual, then I get a text that her colleague had on a Cartier Tank.
A Man & His Watch – By Matt Hranek: Book Review
Until I could carve out a proper window of time to cozy up on my couch with a cup of tea and give the book a read, A Man and His Watch became a now-permanent fixture on my coffee table. I admired it every day. This book was not just meant to be read, it was meant to be displayed. If you judge a book by its cover, this one does not disappoint. These are first-hand accounts of watches that have seen so much of the world.
And for that I loved it! Not to mention the stunning and stark photography of the watches pictures against jet-black backgrounds. The book comes encased in a very attractive and thick rigid cardboard cover. It features a Rolex Daytona owned by the legendary Paul Newman. But look a little closer and something special is happening there…. The cover image is embossed with the key outlines of the watch from the case, to the hands, and even oyster bracelet links. These little additions, may not seems like a huge deal to many but for me make all the difference.
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New Watches. From The Journal. Watch Finder. Speaking with people from diverse careers and with different horological interests, the author introduces us to an artist who's been wearing the same digital watch for 20 years, a race car driver with a small collection of trophy watches from his storied career, and a chef whose prized timepiece was a special anniversary gift. What ties all of these men together is that the watch they put on their wrist each day carries immense personal significance and is a small totem of who they are, where they have been, and where they hope to go. Through the stories of the watches — and with photographer Stephen Lewis's big, beautiful images — we get small, insightful biographies of the characters who own them. If you're someone who is as interested in the provenance of a watch as you are in the caliber number, this is a perfect book for you.