…and my older cousin who would have been 15 at the time received a Tag Formula 1 for his birthday. I was obsessed by it, and another older cousin got me a fake Tag (not even sure what model it was supposed to be, but it was a steel sports), and the rest is history. Throughout my teens I had Swatches
I always thought that the true Calatrava was Patek, but the word Calatrava was used as a kind of shorthand to describe a certain style of vintage dress watch, often with sub-seconds. I wouldn’t call anything other than a Patek a ‘Calatrava’ but when other watches are called that, I get what they mea
...I picked up a pile of laundry a couple of weeks ago not realizing a fairly recently purchased white Eton shirt was in there, along with some new jeans. I now have a vaguely blueish/purpleish ‘white’ eton shirt, that is unsalvageable!
I started reading Hodinkee very early, and I attended their first ever pop event (think it was 2011), and I’ve actually bought a watch from Ben (privately, not via Hodinkee) around 2012. He also used to come to RedBar occasionally. I’ve always found him to be a decent guy. I don’t really get the cri