FRIDAY WIND DOWN: 1st August, 2015 FRIDAY WIND DOWN: 1st August, 2015

FRIDAY WIND DOWN: 1st August, 2015

Felix Scholz


Hands up if you’re counting down the hours (and minutes) to knock-off time?  We feel ya. There’s just something about winter that makes everything at least 30% more struggle. But you know what will help while away a few minutes? The Friday Wind Down. It’s practically a community service.

What happened?

This week we wrote a little story about ‘keeper’ watches, and we thought it’d be fun to ask everyone on Instagram to tell us about their own using the hashtag #keeperwatch. It’s an interesting topic to bring up with your watch loving friends, because people keep watches for different reasons.

Either way, it’s safe to say we did not expect such a passionate response. Clearly you guys have some pretty strong feelings about the watches you’re never parting with and why. Here are some of the standouts

@dlt222's keeperwatch
@dlt222’s keeperwatch

“A lot of memories come with this watch. Totally original seamaster my dad sold it to his dad (my grandad) back in 1968, it was passed to my dad 10 years ago with the passing of my grandad, I sent it for service 3 years ago to Omega it’s now in my possession since my dad passed away in 2013. It will forever be cherished. The writing on the original watch papers is my dads.”- @dlt222

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The week in numbers.

69: People who told us about their own #keeperwatch

6: Forgotten watches of 2015 we uncovered

10: Years since the first Big Bang was released.

14,900: Dollars you’ll pay at Christies for a 34mm hand-wound Rolex – albeit one made for a very short time. We live in a crazy, mixed-up world people.

1: The number of times the Time+Tide CEO answered an email with a meme. The question: “When you say you’re “International” next week, what does that mean? The answer: This