If you may have noticed, changes are happening. A site update, new layouts, rebranding, and so much more. So, it’s only fitting that you meet the person behind it all, if you love it that is. If you don’t, I was only obeying Cris’ orders, so if it’s not your favourite, it wasn’t me.
Now, here’s a little bit about me -
A bit of a journeyman, I’ve lived in many different places. From Vancouver, to Montreal, to, Trois Rivieres, to Bathurst and Fredericton New Brunswick, even the Philippines, I now find myself in the quaint little town of Elliot Lake, in Northern Ontario. Now, as a marketing graduate, I work at the TimeMerchants shop after doing my internship here and couldn’t be happier.
It was while in Fredericton that I came into contact with Cris, almost three years ago now, and after discussing vintage watches and visiting the TimeMerchants shop, he got me hooked. I was a beginner, and still am in the vintage world, and he showed me things that made me want to learn more and more. If you think about it, this rabbit hole and dangerous hobby is all his fault.
Obviously, as a beginner, my watch game is definitely not as strong as Cris’, so let’s make a list of three of my grails and why.
The Rolex GMT Ref 1675
We all know about this classic piece, a design and sports model icon. We know its history, and its pedigree, but why is it on “my list”. First, it was one of the watches I first seen in the shop where I was like “wow I want/need that”, depending on how you look at it. To be fair, there were about 40 other watches I wanted but this one was THE ONE. I love the technical aspect, the design, the colours, the history, and the fact that it was a pilot’s watch and I ultimately one day want to have a pilot’s license was the icing on the cake. I could go on and on.
The Patek Philippe Ref. 3940
A dress watch icon. A watch that does it all, and at a size where it’s wrist friendly to the small wrist guys like me. The perfectly proportioned dial, that monophase complication, just a perfect dress watch piece. As someone who likes to dress up, I can’t think of a better watch to top everything off from such an iconic brand like Patek Philippe.
(Pic From A Collected Man)
Omega Speedmaster Trilogy 57
Last on the list, but definitely not the last watch I want is an Omega Speedmaster Trilogy 57. I know, I know, it’s not vintage, but the history is there. A realistic goal and replacement for the early broad arrow Speedmaster’s that seem to leave you with the decision on if you want a house or a watch.
(Pic From A Blog To Watch)
So, that rounds out the grail trio. I’m sure hanging out with at the shop more, that this list will grow with no end in sight, but these three will always be musts for me.
For TimeMerchants, my goal is to help in any way I can to grow the company but have fun and share the vintage passion with everyone. Thanks everyone, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.
Side note, if we get 20 likes on this post, I get a raise. Cris doesn't know about it yet though.