Welcome to the twentieth 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 Josh Dux, Guido Maniscalco, Lucas Borba Cravo, Uros Prokic, and Michael Sutton.
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.
Josh Dux And His Omega Seamaster
For Josh, a teacher living in Cambodia, this Omega Seamaster is an essential part of his workday – from timing his lesson activities to knowing when class ends and keeping track of how much time he’s been interrupted. But aside from the everyday functions the watch performs, Josh’s Omega accompanies him everywhere and withstands all the rigors of his adventurous life. He’s proud to call himself a one watch kind of guy, but perhaps a new watch is in his future.
Guido Maniscalco And His Rolex Day-Date
A native of Tampa, Florida, Guido has been a vintage watch collector for over 20 years. He acquired his most notable piece when this Rolex Day-Date caught his eye. He has found only two other examples of this watch over the years, which makes him believe that this particular model – with its Clous de Paris dial – is rare. Guido feels a wristwatch is one of those special possessions that carry a person’s history throughout their life, and he looks forward to being the custodian of this Day-Date for many years to come.
Lucas Borba Cravo And His Seiko Speedtimer 6139-6001
Lucas is a proud watch lover from Sao Paulo, Brazil. The story of how his Seiko “Pogue” was obtained goes like this: After witnessing a physical altercation on the street and seeing the watch fly off someone’s wrist, Lucas’s grandfather retrieved the watch from the ground after it was never claimed. The watch would later need to be serviced, but together with its scratches and unique backstory, Lucas’s curiosity was only peaked more after it was gifted to him. Since then, he’s become a huge fan of Seiko, and his interest in mechanical watches has only grown.
Uros Prokic And His Strela Chronograph
Uros is originally from Serbia but currently living in Portland, Oregon. His favorite timepiece in his collection is this Strela chronograph – a gift from his father. Uros is proud to share that he wore the watch on his wrist as he was defending his dissertation while earning his Ph.D. in Political Science from Portland State University. He appreciates the watch’s rich history, its Cyrillic details, but most importantly, his wife thinks it’s the best-looking watch in his collection.
Michael Sutton And His Grand Seiko SBGW231
Los Angeles resident Michael Sutton has been a watch collector for years. A few years ago, he was able to go to one of HODINKEE’s pop-up events in LA and not only meet some of the members of the gang, but also buy his Grand Seiko SBGW231. Michael fondly recalls not only his father’s Seiko watches when he was growing up, but also those his uncle would bring back from business trips to Japan. With its impeccable finishing, time-only functionality, and hand-winding movement, his SBGW231 is a stripped-down expression of what he loves about watches and is the one watch that keeps him connected to his father and uncle.
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.