My Watch Story: A High School Bulova Accutron, A Father’s Prized Pocket Watch, A 1969 Omega Chronostop, 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 Marc Cohn, John Cote, Rich Howe, Ben Parkhurst, and Steve Polevoi.

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.

Marc Cohn And His Hamilton Khaki

Napa, CA-native Marc found this Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic early in his watch-collecting days – and at a price he couldn’t refuse. He loves its big crown and display caseback, and says it’s been a great companion that he can wear anywhere.

@MCUSA

John Cote And His Le Phare Pocket Watch

John, from Indianapolis, IN, is the son of a watch-collecting father – primarily pocket watches. In the late ’80s, his father called him to say he’d found the watch he’d been looking for all his life – an 18k Le Phare minute repeater, but that the price was too steep. John managed to convince him otherwise. 

@JohnC

Rich Howe And His Bulova Accutron

Rich, from Naperville, IL, received this Bulova Accutron for his high school graduation. It was hidden in storage for decades, but his wife recently found it, and he had it serviced and brought back to life. He says it now keeps great time, and that wearing it brings back memories from long ago.

Ben Parkhurst And His Omega Chronostop

U.K.-native Ben bought this 1969 Omega Chronostop from its original owner, a fellow space nut. Not only does Ben love it, but it also sparked a passion for horology in his girlfriend, who wears it often. He sold it at one point, but a week before he planned to propose to his girlfriend, the buyer asked if he wanted to buy it back – and Ben did just that.

@Mycasioforyoursub

Steve Polevoi And His Seiko Lord Matic

Steve, from Campbell, CA, is the proud owner of a family heirloom – this Seiko Lord Matic. In 1972, during a trip to Japan, his parents bought this watch for Steve’s grandfather. After his grandfather passed away, Steve inherited it – and wore it every day for a couple of decades. He plans on gifting it to his grandson.

@kamkiriad

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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