Letter from the Editor

Before we know it we’ll have two years in the game. We’d never have come this far without the brave souls who agreed to be interviewed, the horophiles who can’t get enough or without our contributors who graciously offer their talent. Thank you to everyone for supporting Watch Patina in your own way…

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.”

Risk/Reward of Buying a Tiffany Daytona

“I had never spent that much before and didn’t know the nuances of the model. Plus, this being a Tiffany Daytona – for $7K – reeked of being “too good to be true.” I mean you can’t even get a modern Daytona for that price. I went in highly suspicious – my fugazi/frankenwatch antennae were on high alert…”

A Re-Evolution for the Community: Pedro Aguiar

Time and again, it comes back to the community for Pedro – this shared love of timepieces, often expressed through cameraphone pictures as art. One look at his feed will show you the multitude of different setups and angles which shed a new light to us about the character of each watch he photographs.

Leading By Example: Doc KickToc

Whether you’re relatively new to the #watchfam or an elder statesman, you’d be hard-pressed to disagree that the watches bring us together, but it’s the people that make it fun and keep us coming back. I think I speak for all of us when I say KickToc makes this hobby fun and keeps us coming back…

Strength in #s: Mike’s NATO

Usually watchpatina.com features stories behind watches. This time around the story is about a strap. Specifically, that pink-striped NATO strap you’ve been seeing everywhere on Instagram – and for good reason: 100% of the proceeds are donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. But just as important as raising money to find a cure, by…