No, you’re not crazy. It’s not Friday yet. Mark your calendars, notify your neighbors – My Watch Story has indeed relocated to Wednesday, which means from now on, you won’t have to wait until the end of the week for the next round of reader-submitted watch videos.
This new series has quickly become a favorite for us at HODINKEE – hearing your stories is a heartening reminder of why we do what we do and of what makes the watch community so special. Today, we have five new stories from Philipp Schwend, Hush Leareng, Richard Zinman, Daniel Warren, and Dennis Mok.
Feeling inspired, or just discovering this project? Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to learn how to submit your own video. But first, we hope you enjoy this installment of My Watch Story.
Philipp Schwend And His IWC Mark XVII
In 2014, Philipp, who lives in Munich, Germany, went to a jeweler to purchase an engagement ring for his future wife. While there, he did something many of you can probably relate to – he figured he might as well pick up something for himself. A longtime fan of IWC pilot’s watches, he settled on the Mark XVII. He appreciates its legibility and that it’s a nice reminder of a special time in his life.
Hush Leareng And His Tissot PRC 200
Hush is a surgical doctor in Tasmania, Australia. When he was 12, his sister gave him a watch, along with a talk on the importance of time and not wasting it. He’s worn a watch since, including this Tissot PRC 200. It is a reminder of the impact his sister had on him and honors her legacy.
Richard Zinman And His Grand Seiko SBGW251
A native of Westchester County, NY, Richard was 17 when he took his first trip to Japan with his father – igniting a lifelong appreciation of Japanese culture. This Grand Seiko SBGW251 celebrates the original Grand Seikos from 1960, which also happens to be Richard’s birth year. He appreciates its simplicity, finishing, and understated elegance.
Daniel Warren And His Omega Speedmaster
Daniel lives in Colombia but has been stuck in Atlanta because of current travel restrictions. He has few belongings with him, but he does have his panda dial Omega Speedmaster. He says it’s the one fun thing he has to help him pass the time while waiting to return home.
Dennis Mok And His Patek Philippe Ref. 3802 Calatrava
A lawyer in London, Dennis is the son of watch-collecting parents. They gave him this Patek Philippe ref. 3802 Calatrava when he became a lawyer in the U.K. Its presence on his wrist is a reminder of his parents, their generosity, and the family’s shared passion.
Ready To Submit Your Own Watch Story? Here’s How It Works
1. Pick one watch that is very special to you, and get your camera phone ready.
2. Record a video telling us your most interesting or meaningful story about your watch. Let’s say 2-3 minutes is the sweet spot – if you go longer, that’s okay. (And please remember to introduce yourself: your name and where you are from.)
3. Get creative, keep it clean, and have fun!
4. Take some photos on the wrist and a few shots of the watch so that we can proudly display them on our site. Horizontal, please.
There is no deadline for submitting your Watch Story; we’ll continue to publish five videos each week for as long as we are receiving entries, so keep them coming!