Never attend a watch event…

… unless you like to have a good time.

Early February the folks at 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?

Let’s investigate…

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Meet-up or Get-Together (G2G) gathers a truly random & diverse audience around one and the same subject, which is that outdated piece of wristwear: the wristwatch.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.

“50 shades of awesome”

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.

“Did you want that popcorn WITH or WITHOUT that Patek?”

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.

The Seiko SKX – never intimidated

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:

The king of wrist-shots..
Never heard of this microbrand
3D Printed watch
Rolex Milgauss with green crystal
How about some sunbursts
“I don’t like it” – Nobody
No meet without a Speedmaster
Vintage Rolex GMTGMT A GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) complication is a feature found in some watches that allows the wearer to track two time zones simultaneously. It typically includes a 24-hour hand and a bezel or a second hour hand that can be adjusted independently of the main hour hand to track the time in a different time zone. [Learn More] spotting
Obscene, isn’t it
Vintage perfection

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.


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