While most of us here in the U.S. are taking the day off from work, celebrating the long July 4th weekend, we’ve got an awesome episode of HODINKEE Radio for you. This is one that I’ve wanted to do for a long time, and one that, judging by all of your Instagram DMs, comments on HODINKEE, and random emails, you all have wanted to do for a long time too. This is our first-ever call-in episode. A few weeks back, we gave you a phone number to call, and we asked you to please leave voicemails with questions for your favorite HODINKEE editors. Response was amazing (thank you!), and we’ve been spending a ton of time listening to your questions, figuring out who should answer them, and then packaging everything up into the show you’ll hear today.
To kick things off, I grabbed Jack and James to help field your questions. With Jack, we get into some excellent technical questions about how to properly care for your watches and even some theoretical questions about the nature of time measurement and how it’s evolved over the centuries. I threw in a question about tropical dials and another about vintage Cartier for good measure. Why not, right? Then, James and I dig into the relationships between modern and vintage watches, the lessons that all collectors learn eventually, and how you can turn your passion for watches into a career.
Still want to ask us a question? You’re in luck. The phone line is still open at +1 401-307-DINK (3465), and we’d love to hear from you. We’ll be doing these episodes from time to time, so leave us a voicemail and you might be featured. As a reminder, please try to keep the voicemail under 60 seconds and be sure to give us your first name and last initial (and/or your HODINKEE Community username) so we can shout you out on air.
We hope you enjoy Episode 95 of HODINKEE Radio. Check out the show notes below, and let us know what you think in the comments.
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