Clint Eastwood is arguably one of the most prominent actors and filmmakers of all time. He truly embodies the all-American ideal: He grew up along the West Coast, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and has portrayed quite a few on-screen American
In the spring of 1950, Lillian Ross, a reporter for The New Yorker, wrote to Ernest Hemingway asking if she might see him on his upcoming trip to New York City. He replied with a typewritten letter, but in pencil he added, “Time is the
Frank Sinatra has been a household name since his career first took off in the early 1940s. At just eight years old, he was performing for tips at a local nightclub in his hometown of Hoboken, New Jersey. By twenty, he joined a quartet called
Eric Wind has worn many hats over the years: biofuel industry vet turned Hodinkee contributor, now the VP, Senior Specialist at Christie's. What stayed consistent through all these career changes? Vintage watches.
Eric's a good friend of ours, and we've interviewed him before, but when we got
Al Capone will undoubtedly go down as one of the most notorious crime bosses in American history.
At just twenty-six years old, he became the boss of Chicago’s largest crime organization. Throughout the 1920s, Capone ran one of the most profitable bootlegging and gambling operations in
Marion Mitchell Morrison, better known as John Wayne, is famous for his longstanding film career. On-screen, he was the All-American man. He often played the role of the stoic and heroic cowboy or soldier—characterized by rugged masculinity, honest moral values, and a pioneering spirit.
In the watch community, we often measure a man by what he wears on his wrist.
A wristwatch is often a symbol of status and power. It’s also often a reminder of significant life events or memories. Sometimes, it can be both—a collection of unassuming timepieces
It will forever remain a mystery as to what watch Sir Edmund Hillary wore on his wrist when he reached the top of Mount Everest on the 29th of May, 1953. Most people claim he wore a Rolex—the forerunner to what would eventually become the
It’s fair to say that Steve McQueen was the epitome of masculinity on the big screen. His tough upbringing made him an elusive, taciturn presence on film sets, where he had the habit of tearing fistfuls of pages from his scripts to minimize his lines.
The “Normalization” of the Watch Industry
For the past several years the watch industry has been shifting. Many people have contributed the fluctuation to advancements in technology and changes in cultural preferences, such as the prevalence of smartphones. Other individuals have interpreted this shift to mean