Welcome to another 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 Chris Williamson, Yiming Lu, Raymond Bock, Kelvin Duckett, and Shevy Smith.
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.
Chris Williamson And His Seiko Presage Cocktail Time
Chis, who is from Toronto, is passionate about both watches and cocktails – so when he found out about the Seiko Cocktail Time, he had to have it. He finds making cocktails calming and therapeutic, and that a glance at his watch can take him back to that moment. Cocktails, and the watch by extension, also remind him of his grandfather – and his penchant for martinis in particular.
Yiming Lu And His Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight
A recent college graduate living in Atlanta, GA, Yiming wore a Mikey Mouse watch as a child and became more interested in watches as he gold older. He got this Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight for himself for his 21st birthday. He likes its robustness and versatility – and he hopes to have it on his wrist when he travels more of the world and explores the unknown.
Raymond Bock And His Vintage Rotary Deluxe
Raymond is a biomedical science student in Johannesburg, South Africa. This Rotary Deluxe was a gift from his grandfather and has been well worn through the years. What makes it so special to Raymond is the hand engraving on the back of his grandfather’s name and the date 2/11/1959 – the day his grandfather both received his first paycheck and bought this watch.
Kelvin Duckett And His ‘Souvenir Of Islamic Republic Revolution 1979’ Watch
Kelvin is a Brit currently living in Los Angeles. When he was 24, he was the news editor for Peter Jennings on World News Tonight. In 1980, he was sent to Tehran to cover the Iranian hostage crisis. Before being thrown out of the country after about 10 days, he bought this watch – and still has it as a memento of his time in Iran.
Shevy Smith And Her Rolex Datejust
Shevy is a music producer and composer based in Los Angeles. She wanted a jewelry piece she could wear daily – and particularly one that had a story – and settled on a vintage Rolex Datejust she found in Minnesota. She says it’s been with her during many important creative moments. She appreciates how it’s become a part of her life, and how it’s representative of her creative process.
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.