H10: My Favorite Story: Ben Clymer
Editor’s Note: The HODINKEE tenth Anniversary Weekend, or H10 as we’re calling it here at HQ, begins today! We figured it would be fun paving the way to the huge end of the week to request our editors and scholars to each pick one from their #1 stories from the principal decade of HODINKEE to share again with all of you. It very well may be a story with individual importance, a story that changed their relationship to fake watch prices or only one that they truly need everybody to look at once more. Enjoy.
When requested to name my single most loved story in HODINKEE history by my companion and overseeing proofreader Stephen Pulvirent (also called the cerebrums of the activity), I didn’t know where to start. So many of my top picks have just been referenced, from the first Talking fake watch prices , to an early Reference Points , to the scandalous Sidewalk Clock (which was motivated by a photo that I saw on task for Ken Light’s photojournalism class, where I, by chance, become a close acquaintence with a Mr. Will Holloway), to incredible vintage profound jumps like this one . I could pick a story that I was tremendously glad for actually, similar to my look inside Rolex . Or then again one that I think changed the manner in which we make content here at HODINKEE, coupling way of life narrating with bad-to-the-bone watchnerdery and a portion of unique videography . This could be top pick , or this , this , or this .
My most loved HODINKEE story could be the prototype Week on the Wrist of the original wristwatch , or the time Jack posed the inquiry “What’s the arrangement with the spring bar?” and in a real sense no one knew the appropriate response . In reality, the spring bar story stays a best three story in my eyes in light of the fact that while I am extremely glad for all the work I have done as an essayist on this site, I think my most prominent commitment to the universe of horology is intensifying the peculiar and magnificent voices of others – like Jack, Cara, Stephen, Jon, Joe, Jason, James, Isaac, and in years past, Blake Buettner (presently head of fake watch prices at StockX), Louis Westphalen (presently head of computerized showcasing at Breitling), Arthur Touchot (presently head of advanced for Phillips Watches), Eric Wind (all around vintage fake watch prices master), John Reardon (presently division head of Christie’s), Paul Boutros (presently Head of Americas for Phillips Watches), and more.
Still, on the off chance that I had to pick one story that makes me grin right up ’til today, it would need to be The Road To Basel Episode Two. For those of you who probably won’t recollect our goal-oriented eight-section video arrangement created five and half years prior, I wouldn’t fault you. Be that as it may, on the off chance that you haven’t seen scene two, I would. I’m discussing Inside The Atelier of Philippe Dufour. Dufour himself is an expert, a splendid man attempting to maintain norms set out by nobody however himself. He’s thoughtful, and chivalrous, and clever. In 2013, he was known exclusively by the most genuine authorities, and this video helped change that (statements of regret to those of you on the stand by list). In the event that there was ever a solitary man meriting our regard and consideration in a world brimming with mass-promoted machines, it is Philippe Dufour, and the video we set up here is simply lovely.
And honestly, the way that this story has my name on the byline is a damage – the couple of hundred composed words make no difference without that delightfully paced four minutes and thirteen seconds of video created without any assistance by Mr. Will Holloway, my drinking pal from graduate school. In those days, Will was worker number two out of two. Presently he’s number two out of 35, he’s as yet my pal from graduate school, but at the same time he’s the top of the entirety of our content. Also, to see his initial work put out to commend a man like Philippe Dufour – and to perceive how far we’ve all come, makes me extraordinarily pleased. This is an anecdote about commending somebody and something extraordinary, which stays at the actual center of what HODINKEE is about today.
Check out the first story here.