Each and every Wednesday, we present a fresh installment of “My Watch Story,” a video series starring HODINKEE readers and their most prized watches. The submissions continue to stream in, and we couldn’t be happier to share them with the watch community. Today, we have five new stories submitted by Eduardo Fonseca, Christoph Lentsch, Elias Gharios, Aure Delgado, and Tyler Case.
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.
Eduardo Fonseca And His Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time
Eduardo and his wife, who are from Portugal, have an annual tradition of buying two watches on their wedding anniversary. Last year was their 18th anniversary, and they decided to get their first two Patek Philippes. After waiting for a few months, Eduardo was able to score this Travel Time, which he wears almost daily. And because of his positive experience with the brand, he’s now thinking about his second Patek.
Christoph Lentsch And His Ro&Ro Watch
Christoph is a motorcycle journalist based in Eisenstadt, Austria. While other watches in his collection hold great memories (such as meeting our Ben Clymer at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este), this watch is uniquely special because he assembled it himself in a watch workshop with Ro&Ro (Roman and Robert) about a decade ago. He fondly remembers the feeling when he assembled the movement and the watch came to life – a process that really made him appreciate the art of watchmaking.
Elias Gharios And His Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight ‘Navy Blue’
A native of Boston, Elias got the new Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight on the day it came out, July 1. Well, his wife got it for him, working behind his back with the local AD so she could surprise him with the watch. She was planning on waiting for their wedding, which is taking place next year – but knowing his excitement, she couldn’t wait.
Aure Delgado And His 1970s Aureole Watch
Originally from Venezuela and currently living in Los Angeles, Aure bought this Aureole on eBay in 2014 – after getting into watches via HODINKEE. Of the memories it holds, the most tangible is a scratch on the crystal acquired at a Wiz Khalifa concert when Aure was attending Bradley University. He hopes to give it to his child someday – who he plans on naming Aure.
Tyler Case And His Rolex Yacht-Master Ref. 116622
Tyler is an actor/producer living in Los Angeles. This Yacht-Master is his first automatic watch, which he bought for his 24th birthday. He’d discovered its existence during a tour of Europe – and promptly went to the Rolex boutique in Milan, where he immediately fell in love with it. He says it reminds him of all the time he spent on the water as a kid – and not to take life too seriously.
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.