“We were initially thinking about buying a watch for me for a wedding piece, but the thing about buying for a watch collector is that it’s hard to buy something they don’t already have.”
‘Every Watch Tells A Story’ is a new series we’ve filmed, encouraging people to come in to our HQ, live how we live at Time+Tide and get in front of the camera and talk. The subject is personal. It’s your watch. How it came to be on your wrist. The journey in the lead-up. The particulars of its purchase. In my story, I talk about a very lucky eBay pickup of a watch at well under 10 per cent of its current value.
It’s pretty much no holds barred too. So far, we’ve heard about watches being handed over in casinos in lieu of cash. There’s a little yarn about $20 Rolexes in op-shops (which I was shocked and amazed to hear happened in my village on the coast just outside of the city). And here, Dane gets to the heart of the charm of tiny independent watchmakers who are able to customise their timepieces. ochs und junior produce just 130 watches a year, and all are customisable. Prices start from around $11,000AUD. If you want to tag your watch and its story, just add an #everywatchtellsastory to your post. See you there!