Reef’s ’63 Rolex Le Mans

If it hasn’t already sunk in, it will soon, that Reef’s Rolex is a special one. And for me, its incredibleness goes beyond the fact that it’s the first Daytona. It’s the story behind how it was found, and how Reef came to own it, that make this Cosmograph extra sweet…

Dream Daytonas – Then and Now 

When one of your friends is nice enough to hand over the keys to his new stainless and ceramic Daytona, you jump at the chance to take it out for a test drive. And where does one go with arguably the most enviable Daytona of the moment on his wrist? How about to a friend’s apartment who has a mint condition vintage Daytona parked in his garage…

Two-Person Round Table: Auction Antics

I have no interest whatsoever looking at the catalogues put out by auction houses leading up to their high-profile timepieces sales. And I don’t find the bidding wars or eventual hammer prices for said watches amusing. In fact, when I see a post on Instagram related to a watch on the block, I usually scroll right past it…

Photo Report: RedBar Chicago

If you know me, you know I’m a sucker for reminiscing and documenting backstories. The pictures in this post do just that. They were taken by various members of the Commonwealth Crew over the past (almost) two years. Some were shot with cameras, but most with just a cameraphone. But what they all have in common is they were all shot in the presence of friends and all “for the love of Horology.”

Change Course: Charlie’s Daytona

This story has come full circle… I first met Charlie over a year ago; he was a customer where I work. Now besides being pretty good at my job, I do a bang up job identifying the watches my customers wear – especially if they’re wearing a Rolex. When I caught a glimpse of the…