Over the past few years the guys at Hodinkee have quietly ramped up to become prolific producers of content, churning out watch editorial from all over the world. Two recently released videos are focused on subjects closer to home. The first (above) is another installment in the Talking Watches series –which shines a light on the collections of celebrities, athletes and aesthetes alike– profiles Man of the World founder Alan Maleh. You may have met Alan at one of the Pop Up Flea events, or maybe you have shopped at his store Gentry; anyone who has had even the shortest brush with him can easily recognize that the man is as product obsessed. He’s a prolific collector of everything from Japanese denim, to classic cars and of course, watches. This video doesn’t do him justice, though it is a nice glimpse into his (quasi-insane) watch collection.
The second video (below) covers the New York institution Central Watch. It’s a great place to buy a watch, trade one or to have something serviced. The only trick is figuring out how to find the place. If you aren’t familiar with the 45th Street passageway, you might need to spend some time wandering around the back channels of Grand Central. Once you do find it, your watch repair needs will be taken care of forever. Though, just remember to be patient. While the experts there will make sure your watch is keeping the right time, any old customer could attest to the fact that Central Watch certainly isn’t running fast.