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 Joe Arduini, Adam Warrix, Sagar Chowdhury, Daniel Cruz, and Gareth Munden.
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.
Joe Arduini And His Rolex GMT-Master II
Joe, who is from Wisconsin, has this GMT-Master II which was passed on to him from his father to thank for igniting his enthusiasm and interest in watches. He sees his GMT-Master II not just as a tool to tell time, but also as a reminder of the 30 different countries his father traveled to over the 13 years it was on his wrist. The engraving on the caseback is a simple expression of his parents’ encouragement.
Adam Warrix And His Casio G-Shock Frogman
Ask Adam Warrix of Fort Wayne, Indiana, what the world’s greatest watch is, and he won’t hesitate to tell you: the Casio G-Shock Frogman. He learned about the watch’s seemingly indestructible qualities as a young man in the Navy. He loves that it’s a dive watch, is solar powered, has a backlight, and has all the robustness of the G-Shock line – and he has countless memories with the watch on his wrist.
Sagar Chowdhury And His Omega Seamaster 300
Sagar, an architect in Australia, first became amazed by the Omega Seamaster 300 from watching GoldenEye. It’s been his daily beater for 13 years and has accompanied him on many exciting adventures, including the time he went diving and lived on a boat at the Great Barrier Reef. His recounting of these memories is a mixture of awe, exhilaration, and a little bit of danger.
Daniel Cruz And His Mido Multifort Powerwind
Daniel, who is from Mexico, proudly wears his Mido from the 1950s because it was a gift from his grandfather. It wasn’t exactly in working order when he received it, but he sought out a watchmaker to bring it back to life. Daniel likes imagining what the world was like 70 years ago when it was first manufactured in Switzerland, and he plans to wear it well past its 100th year.
Gareth Munden And His Buren Dirty Dozen
London-native Gareth tells the story of how he suffered through peritonitis and spent seven days in the hospital due to bad fast food he ate during a work trip in Los Angeles. While on morphine and unable to pass the time pleasantly in the hospital, the only thing that he looked forward to was returning home and opening the Buren box for the first time. He spent three months recovering, and the watch was on his wrist every day.
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.