… unless you like to have a good time.
Early February the folks at daily-diogocosta.com organized their second watch meet-up, this time in the fantastic city of Amsterdam. This got us thinking: Why on earth should you possibly even consider joining a watch ‘Get-Together’ type of event?
A Watch Meet-up or Get-Together (G2G) gathers a truly random & diverse audience around one and the same subject, which is that outdated piece of wristwear: the wristwatch. Attendees usually include a mix of watch enthusiasts, watch connoisseurs, watch collectors, watch dealers and even watch makers. People of all ages, all walks of life and – stereotypically – mostly of the male variety.
It gives you a chance to get some ‘real talk’ on certain watches you may be eyeing for a future purchase. With a bit of luck you get to see some absolutely drool-worthy and very rare vintage timepieces and if all goes well you get to meet some genuinely nice people and make some new connections.
In addition to this, it is a very easy way to gather additional knowledge & exchange experiences with fellow watch-enthusiasts. You are sure to go home with new-found knowledge on various topics, which is never a bad thing. The vintage watch dealers can shed a light on the (ever increasing) prices of vintage watches, the watch maker can enlighten you on what they go through to get that final product, the collector can amaze you with the treasures hidden in his watch box, and the tourists among us can just soak it all up and gain some new insights.
Oh and also – (free) food & drinks.
A meet is the ideal setting to try different watches of breathtaking variety (from a Timex to a Patek) and discuss them in the greatest detail with their respective owners.
I can’t remember who mentioned it during the meet, but he nailed it:
The best thing about a watch event is that you can talk about watches for longer than 10 minutes before someone thinks you lost your mind
The truth hurts folks, but it’s the truth 😉
Below some more shots if you need some visual clues as to the horological glory on display:
So there you have it. If you want to have a good time talking watches with a nice bunch of people, sign up for a Get-Together near you.
Note: All pictures in this post are courtesy of daily-diogocosta.