I've owned watches for as long as I can remember. Got serious about it and became an obsessed enthusiast in January 2022!
Q: How did you get into watch collecting?
Honestly, Teddy Baldassarre. I had a simple question that randomly came to my mind one day and stumbled across a YouTube video of his. Probably spent 5 hours that day watching his videos.
Q: What was the first watch you ever owned?
I had little plastic grocery store watches as a kid, but the first watch that carried a brand name for me was a Nixon my parents got me for Christmas when I was in elementary school. My first 'serious' watch was my Hamilton Khaki Field Auto which I bought back in January (2022).
Q: Do you have a watch with a particularly interesting story behind it?
Not necessarily. I wear a Casio to bed that my fiancee absolutely loathes, and lets me know every single night lol. I still wear it.
Q: What is one piece of advice you have for someone just getting into watches?
Don't buy impulsively. There are SO many options at every price point. Whatever your budget, try on as many as you can and do some research (the research is the most fun part!). Then, when you're good and ready, make your purchase.
Q: What brands have been getting your attention lately?
Omega has been absolutely killing it at every turn. Genuinely listening to the customers and enthusiasts. Happy to put out fantastic watches that are finished to the highest standard, technologically on the forefront, and actually obtainable.
Q: What is your grail watch and why?
I don't think I really have one. I have appreciation for way too many different brands and styles to narrow it down to one single watch. My ultimate wish list includes Grand Seiko, Omega, Blancpain, Tudor, Rolex, Vacheron Constantin and A. Lange & Sohne (AP and Patek just don't really do it for me, for whatever reason).