My Watch Story: Finding Inspiration In A Vacheron Constantin, A Cuban Immigrant’s Seiko, An Uncle’s Rolex, And More

My Watch Story: Finding Inspiration In A Vacheron Constantin, A Cuban Immigrant’s Seiko, An Uncle’s Rolex, And More

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 Paul Jones, Abdusalaam Hussein Soud, Alexander Delgado, Paul Guyot, and Stephen Damico.

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.

Paul Jones And His Rolex GMT-Master

Paul, an attorney in Dallas, TX, was given this Rolex GMT-Master by his uncle when he graduated from law school. His uncle was a Green Beret in Vietnam, and he bought the reference 1675 in Hong Kong for $ 150 in 1969. It still has the original bracelet, and carries a lot of meaning for Paul.

Abdusalaam Hussein Soud And His Swatch Chronograph

Abdusalaam, from Nairobi, Kenya, got this Swatch chronograph in 2014, when he was in college. In the years since, he’s lost it, found it again, and then almost lost it again during a strike at his college. He was fortunate to get it back, and today, it goes on as his daily wear.

@Salaamsoud08

Alexander Delgado And His Seiko Kinetic

Alexander’s Seiko Kinetic was previously owned by his grandfather, a Cuban immigrant who came to the U.S. in 1967. The watch was gifted to his grandfather after working for 30 years as a superintendent in the Bronx. Today, when Alexander looks at the watch, he thinks of his grandfather.

Paul Guyot And His Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph

Paul is a screenwriter from St. Louis, MO. His watch is actually a picture of a Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph he used to own. He bought it after his first big television show, but had to sell it when he went through some difficult times professionally.  He says the picture serves as motivation to find the success to be able to purchase the watch again.

@fizzhogg

Stephen Damico And His Rolex Datejust Turn-O-Graph Thunderbird

Stephen, who is from League City, TX, is the proud owner of a Rolex Datejust Turn-O-Graph Thunderbird. When Stephen was a child, his father, Master Sergeant James Damico, took Stephen to airshows, where they would see the Thunderbirds. Stephen wanted a watch that reminded him of his father – and had it engraved with one of his father’s favorite sayings: “Work Smarter, Never Quit.”

@sdamico555

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.

5. To share your video and photos, you can either A) upload here; or B) upload to your preferred large file transfer service and send a link to mywatchstory@hodinkee.com.

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