After Hours

After Hours

Did you ever wonder what happens on the WatchBox trading floor after the trading stops for the day? After Hours is when the WatchBox Client Advisors unwind and let their real opinions come out. Join us for a cocktail and revealing Watch talk on ... WatchBox After Hours

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  • BONUS - Watches & Wonders Reactions - New Trends, Favorite Pieces, and More!

    Our discussions on Watches & Wonders and their effects continue as Mike Manjos, Brian Govberg, and Armand Johnston sit down to wrap up their thoughts on the events. They talk about some of their favorite releases and what they think the event means for the future of companies like Rolex, Patek Ph...

  • Watches & Wonders Reactions - New Trends, Favorite Pieces, and More!

    Our discussions on Watches & Wonders and their effects continue as Mike Manjos, Brian Govberg, and Armand Johnston sit down to wrap up their thoughts on the events. They talk about some of their favorite releases and what they think the event means for the future of companies like Rolex, Patek Ph...

  • What Makes a Watch Brand's Identity? - BONUS CONTENT

    Check out this companion piece to our latest After Hours - EXCLUSIVE to our streaming apps!

  • What Makes a Watch Brand's Identity?

    Watch SKUs:
    Tudor Black Bay Bronze - 4378121
    F.P. Journe Quantieme Perpetual - 4304978
    Louis Moinet Memoris Limited Edition - 4382263

  • Hidden Gems, Hype, and Watch Collecting

    Here at WatchBox, we love watches. We are drawn to the great range in design, technology, heritage, and innovation; and of course, the community. And whether you are new to the game or have been part of the watch community long before the era of social media began, we’re willing to bet that you’v...

  • Our Favorite Watches Under $5K

    A budget of $5,000 opens the doors to an incredible array of accessibly priced luxury watches; dive watches, pilot’s watches, chronographs, and sought-after pieces packed with style. On today’s episode of WatchBox After Hours, C’Quon Gottlieb, Brian Govberg, and Mike Manjos explore watches that p...

  • WatchBox's 2020 in Review

    However you look at it, 2020 has been quite the rollercoaster. In the face of a global pandemic, the WatchBox community has offered a welcomed outlet for so many collectors and enthusiasts, and we are thankful for the camaraderie, distraction, shared enjoyment, and the watches we have shared thro...

  • Ideas for Gifting a Watch

    Today’s episode of WatchBox After Hours is dedicated to you, our global community, as we get ready to celebrate the holidays. In this watershed year, we’re taking stock of our relationships, seeking the perfect gifts for people near and dear to us, and helping you select watches for everyone on y...

  • Global Watchmaking: More than “Just” Swiss Made

    The Swiss are recognized the world over as leaders in luxury watchmaking, delivering tradition, advanced technology, expertise, and prestige from Geneva to the Vallée de Joux, Neuchâtel, Schaffhausen, and all points in between. While many consider a “handcrafted, mechanical watch” to be synonymou...

  • Watch Trends 2020: Strength in Steel, Two-Tone, Green Dials & More

    As watch collecting culture continues to grow in popularity, trend cycles have a cadence unto themselves. We’ve seen stylistic, aesthetic, and material trends gradually emerge, swiftly shift, and some even cycle back again, which brings us to the most recent episode of WatchBox After Hours.
    The ...

  • Six Figure Watches: What Makes a Watch Worth Over $100,000?

    What makes a watch worth over $100,000? The old school answer, according to Mike Manjos (in jest, of course), is simply five zeros… As admirers, collectors, and experts in the luxury watch space, we know many people question what makes a watch this expensive. Welcome to the latest edition of Watc...

  • 2020 Rolex Releases

    New releases from Rolex are cause for celebration during an ordinary year, so amidst a global pandemic and the end of Baselworld as we know it, September 1st’s online introductions were indeed a big deal. Join Armand Johnston, C’Q Gottlieb, and Mike Manjos for the latest edition of WatchBox After...

  • Watch Bracelets: A Matter of Design, Style, and Comfort

    Bracelet watches are insanely popular at the moment; particularly those of the stainless steel integrated variety, but there are a plethora of styles to choose from within the world of horology.

    In this latest edition of WatchBox After Hours, C’Q Gottlieb, Brian Govberg, and Mike Manjos sit down...

  • A Conversation About Wacky Watches

    For collectors seeking something mechanically and aesthetically elaborate and uninhibited, the watches explored in this edition of WatchBox After Hours make quite an impression. Join Armand Johnston, C’Q Gottlieb, and Alex Lazarus for a conversation about watches that embody individuality, artist...

  • Embracing the Scratches: Watches with Emotional Value

    WatchBox regularly analyzes and discusses market value – in the office, on our shows, and in everyday conversation with clients and collectors. This episode of After Hours is resolutely not about that. Today we are shining a spotlight on wristwatches that hold great sentimental value. Join Armand...

  • Some of the Best Summer Watches

    What defines the perfect summer watch? Is it a rugged case, casual style, a screw-down crown; or just how it wears on the wrist? In this latest edition of After Hours, Armand Johnston, Brian Govberg, and Mike Manjos explore the category of versatile summer watches, shining a light on individual t...

  • The Best & Worst Watches of 2020 So Far, Complications, and a Rubber Duck?

    Who doesn’t love a blue dial? Sure, we have seen an abundance of blue-hued dials enter the market in recent years; specifically, stainless steel watches with blue dials, but this vivid color continues to be a fan favorite. The recent release of the Tudor Black Bay 58 ‘Navy Blue,’ with its quick t...

  • Innovation in Watchmaking: Benefits + Controversies

    The WatchBox crew gets together for another After Hours episode talking about innovation within the industry and the affects it has on buyers, sellers, and the market.

  • Unpopular Watch Opinions

    Welcome to the latest edition of WatchBox After Hours via Zoom. Before we dive in, it is important to note that this conversation does not reflect company views; it is purely subjective and reflects the unpopular opinions from our team...with added context, educational notes, and of course, more ...

  • When is the Right Time to Buy a Watch?

    As mentioned in the beginning of the video, this episode was filmed prior to establishing our work-from-home policy which took effect in early March.

    However, we are striving to continue to give you content on a weekly basis to help distract you from the current situation we're all fighting thr...

  • Popular Watches and Their Value Propositions (February 2020)

    What is a good value proposition for the Rolex Daytona 116519LN? How about the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar in White Ceramic, or the Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167A-001? Find out our picks in this episode of WatchBox After Hours with Mike Manjos, Jon Callahan, Hans Singer, and Alex ...

  • Watches That Aren't "Cool" Anymore (and Why?)

    Brands and models have always battled it out for relevance since wristwatches were around. What makes a winning formula that results in fanfare, attention, and sales? Or, perhaps more interesting, what makes a losing one? From the Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 to the Chopard Mille Miglia Chronograph...

  • Smart Watches in the Watch Industry and the Next F.P. Journe

    Have smart watches affected the watch industry? Mike, Jason, Jon, and Alex talk about how smart watches have affected the watch industry, and who they believe will be the next biggest independent watch maker. Is it Laurent Ferrier? De Bethune?

  • How Trends in the Watch Industry Have Changed in the Past 25 Years

    Have you ever wondered what WatchBox is like behind the scenes? WatchBox After Hours is a round table series that displays the conversations on the Trading Floor after the day comes to a close.

    Episode 1 with Mike Manjos, Jason Mane, Jon Callahan, and Alex Lazurs is a conversation about how tre...