An Honest Watch: Jenn’s Dad’s GMT

When Jenn told me she had her dad’s GMT I immediately picked up on her affection for it. And not because it has a sun bleached, naturally faded “Pepsi” insert. She’s fond of it because it’s a part of her dad, the most important man in the world to her, who passed away six years ago.

Stamp of Approval: Andrew’s Serpico Y Laino

In 1966, Serpico Y Laino, a family jeweler considered the “Tiffany & Co.” of Venezuela, closed up shop; the final straw being kidnapping attempts on members of their family and a bomb detonating at one of their store locations. Click-through to read how this ref. 1601 Datejust made it out unscathed and eventually onto Andrew’s wrist…

Finders Keepers: Jacek’s Blueberry GMT

“Finders Keepers” is all about showing you a side of watch dealers you rarely see: The watches they aren’t trying to sell you. Those special timepieces they’ve come across that have a sentimental value far exceeding their market value. Jacek Kozubek from H.Q. Milton needs no introduction. If you’re a watch dork and into vintage…

Cleared for Takeoff: Marius’ Breitling Navitimer

Most of us have pastimes that help us strike an oh-so-necessary balance with our work responsibilities and family life. Marius has a work hard/play hard lifestyle. His hobbies run the gamut: from building salt-water fish tanks to riding motorcycles and racing sports cars.  So when the weekend rolls around, he’s never at a loss for how to spend his free time. The next hobby he plans to bravely…

A Watch With ‘Sole’ : Steven’s Turn-O-Graph

Last month, while on vacation in New York City, my wife and I dropped by Leffot – completely unannounced – so I could introduce myself to owner Steven Taffel – someone I had never emailed or spoken to before, let alone met. Leffot is a men’s shoe boutique located in the West Village. They offer the…

‘Mint’ To Be: Justin’s GMT

A couple of Sundays ago I was invited to the home of Justin Vrakas to watch some playoff football, enjoy a few beers, and of course…talk watches. Justin is the founder of watchsteez.com – an online showcase of carefully curated vintage watches that focuses on affordable, unique chronographs. Besides bookmarking his site, you can follow him…