Holiday Gift Guide for the Watch-Collecting Renaissance Man

Holiday Gift Guide for the Watch-Collecting Renaissance Man

Postby koimaster » December 16th 2017, 10:07am

While all watch enthusiasts are different, and diverse in their pursuits and interests, there are some traits that we’ve found to be fairly common among the collector community. Among these are an eye for stylish fashion; a taste for fine spirits and, often, premium cigars; an appreciation for art, travel, and high-end writing instruments; and, of course, an interest in storing and displaying one’s timepiece collection. As we head into the home stretch of the holiday gift giving season, here’s a rundown of exceptional items from some of our friends and partners that you may consider for the guy who has everything — everything, in this case, meaning so many watches you wouldn’t know where to start to look for another one.

For the connoisseur of both fine art and classical horology, there’s the eye-catching sculptures of Berd Vaye — founded by artists “Edward K.” and “Albert A.” and helmed by watch-industry veteran and former Glashütte Original U.S. brand manager Steven Cohen — which collect vintage watch parts culled from antique clocks, pocketwatches, and wristwatches from around the globe and encase them in Lucite, a virtually shatterproof precious resin. The tiny components are all anywhere from 50 to 100 years old and nearly all Swiss-made. Four models are currently available, including the Lost in Time (skull themed), Horosphere (globes), Time Framed (wall art) and Time Squared (cubes, as pictured). Each is a limited edition of 999 pieces (the wall art is only 250 pieces), and comes with a customized precious metal plaque and a certificate of authenticity. Pricing and details are at www.berdvaye.com or at 833-BERDVAYE; the pictured item is $2,900.


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Re: Holiday Gift Guide for the Watch-Collecting Renaissance

Postby conjurer » December 16th 2017, 10:55am

Is it just me, or does Mark Bernardo's head look like he was a breech birth, poorly delivered by a drunken sawbones, using forceps to elongate his cranium?
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Re: Holiday Gift Guide for the Watch-Collecting Renaissance

Postby foghorn » December 16th 2017, 11:02am

I haven't looked at Watchtime magazinze for a long time. Mostly because of articles like this.



PS-Mark Bernardo is a fine looking fellow
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Re: Holiday Gift Guide for the Watch-Collecting Renaissance

Postby bobbee » December 16th 2017, 11:13am

Hipster bait.
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Re: Holiday Gift Guide for the Watch-Collecting Renaissance

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » December 16th 2017, 6:04pm

The only actually useful item in this entire "guide" seems to be that bottle of Scotch.

I hate brandy, so regardless of whether the one on the list is good or bad, I wouldn't touch it anyway.

Haven't had a cigar in two years or so, but since it's no longer my thing, I can't really evaluate that position on the list.

The rest is useless fucking pish and bollocks.
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Re: Holiday Gift Guide for the Watch-Collecting Renaissance

Postby TemerityB » December 16th 2017, 6:12pm

I read every issue of Watch Time. For the ads. Deadly serious. That slick paper photography beats the web 10 times out of 10.

Other than that, well, the yearly shows here in NYC are pretty ginchy.
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Re: Holiday Gift Guide for the Watch-Collecting Renaissance

Postby biglove » December 17th 2017, 9:40am

“Lucite, a virtually shatterproof precious resin.”

“Precious resin” my flat white ass. It is fucking plastic.
I encased photos in it when I was ten years old.
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Re: Holiday Gift Guide for the Watch-Collecting Renaissance

Postby Hawk » December 17th 2017, 12:00pm

biglove wrote:“Lucite, a virtually shatterproof precious resin.”

“Precious resin” my flat white ass. It is fucking plastic.
I encased photos in it when I was ten years old.


Benefit of the doubt has me thinking he fell victim to a rampaging spell check and actually meant polymer resin.

But if he indeed meant precious resin then there's a seat waiting for him at invicter marketing.
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Re: Holiday Gift Guide for the Watch-Collecting Renaissance

Postby conjurer » December 17th 2017, 12:29pm

Hawk wrote:
biglove wrote:“Lucite, a virtually shatterproof precious resin.”

“Precious resin” my flat white ass. It is fucking plastic.
I encased photos in it when I was ten years old.


Benefit of the doubt has me thinking he fell victim to a rampaging spell check and actually meant polymer resin.

But if he indeed meant precious resin then there's a seat waiting for him at invicter marketing.


Either way, he didn't bother editing his copy, and is a fucking douche.
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