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.

Travel Essential: Oak & Oscar Sandford

On an early bird Amtrak train from Washington, DC to New York I sat across from Chase and chatted with him about the newest member of the Oak & Oscar family – the Sandford. As we sipped lukewarm McDonald’s coffee and watched landscapes and cityscapes whiz by, Chase opened up to me about the journey he’s been on and the dream he’s living right now.

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…