Collector Conversations

Collector Conversations

Tune in to see us talking watches with some of our favorite collectors. We talk to avid watch collectors every day at WatchBox and the Collector Conversation series shows us talking watches with our most interesting collector customers. Check out Collector Conversations today!

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Collector Conversations
  • Styling Watches with Pieces from Daniel Roth, Seiko, and More with Tanmay

    Tanmay Manohar (@bestdressedchest on Instagram) has a story for every one of his watches from the Seiko Chronograph he got in high school to the JLC Grande Reverso Calendar that he hunted for years. He sits down with Nick Lessells from our New York office to discuss the collecting habits he's gai...

  • Discussing Watch Collecting Mistakes, TAG Heuer, and Grand Seiko Spring Drive

    Tim is joined by Eric as he tells the tales behind some of his watches like the Montblanc GMT, Grand Seiko Spring Drive, and TAG Heuer Monaco. With a long history of collecting under his belt, the duo discuss some lessons Eric has learned from waiting to buy the right watch to the importance of b...

  • Tim and Lance on the Omega Seamaster, Zenith El Primero, and Many More

    In this week's Collector Conversation, Lance joins Tim to breakdown his ecelectic and diverse collection with pieces from Omega, Cartier, JLC, and many more. Lance explains how he got into the hobby along with staying up to date with news, his inspirations and collecting philosophies, and the sto...

  • Fly Fishing with a Cartier to Business Meetings with a Breitling

    Tim sits down with Joseph Pietrafesa (@vabenestyle) to discuss his collecting journey that has roots in Breitling and has expanded to include brands such as Chopard, Seiko, and Zenith. From unexpected watch purchases abroad to fly fishing with his Cartier, Joseph is a wide-ranging collector who m...

  • Chris Li on Vacheron Constantin, Model Cars, and the People Behind the Brands

    One of the most important factors of collecting for Chris Li is the people you get to share the hobby with along the way, so he joins Tim to talk about his collection of watches and model cars and the stories behind them. Whether it’s acquiring a Vacheron Constantin Overseas to remind him of his ...

  • Microbrands, Grand Seiko, Rolex, and the Importance of Watch Clubs

    John has a collection spanning from industry juggernauts like Rolex and Grand Seiko to microbrands such as Lorier and Baltic. In this interview, he joins Tim Mosso to walk us through his watches and sharing the story of his entry into the watch hobby. He discusses his love for timekeeping being b...

  • From Marvin the Martian to Jaeger-LeCoultre | Collector Conversation

    Like many collectors, Sagor started his watch collecting journey with entry level brands like Hamilton or TAG Heuer. And like many collectors, his love for mechanical timekeeping evolved into looking at watches such as the Tudor Pelagos and Rolex GMT-Master II. Today, he joins Tim Mosso to discus...

  • Dozens of Watches from Rolex, Longines, Audemars Piguet, Swatch and More

    Craig has spent years building up a large collection of watches, drawing from the places he’s lived and locations he’s traveled to in his life. From boutique-edition Swatches, a vintage Rolex Submariner, and quartz watches from Swatch and Tissot, Craig’s purchases are based purely off love and pa...

  • Incredible Independent Collection: Greubel Forsey, De Bethune, and Much More

    Rick Remiker (@rick.on.watches on Instagram) has spent years building up his watch collection featuring watches from independent brands like De Bethune, Greubel Forsey, Kari Voutilainen, and much more. He joins Tim to discuss how he got into the scene through the F.P. Journe Centigraphe and worki...

  • Collecting Casio to Greubel Forsey: Watches from Mainstream and Independents

    Shane Brockwell has a collecting style that has brought in models from Tudor to De Bethune, Rolex to Greubel Forsey, Kenneth Cole to H. Moser & Cie., and so much more. Tim Mosso and Shane sit down to discuss his design philosophies, advice to fellow collectors, and, of course, his watches. See hi...

  • From Collector to Creator: Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-Lecoultre, and MEC Watches

    Carlos Ramírez started MEC Watches with his partners Judd Wood and Eric Lau to re-invigorate American watchmaking with their vision of how a watch brand can and should be ran. Carlos’s love for watches started at a young age with pieces like his father’s Rolex Osyterquartz Datejust and a Baume & ...

  • Automotive Inspired Collection: Patek Philippe Calatrava, Rolex Daytona and More

    Drew Coblitz loves cars and watches, and his collection reflects just that. Between the Patek Philippe Calatrava 6007G and Rolex Daytona, the influence of the automotive industry on his personal style is clear. Even pieces like his Richard Mille (built to withstand the driver’s seat) or custom-ro...

  • Collecting as a Couple: Omega While Mountain Climbing and Sharing H. Moser & Cie

    Tim and Kate Mancuso have spent their married life collecting, gifting, and using their watches. They discuss adventures like climbing with an Omega Seamaster, going about gifting watches like Cartier and Tim’s Rolex Yacht-Master, and the tribulations of sharing watches like their H. Moser & Cie....

  • Audemars Piguet Ultra-Thin, Pocket Watches, and A. Lange & Söhne with John Liu

    While on the WatchBox World Tour, Tim Mosso sat down with John Liu in Hong Kong to discuss his impressive collection of both vintage and modern pieces. They span from elegant 19th-century pocket watches, vintage pieces from Audemars Piguet and Breguet, to more modern examples like the A. Lange & ...

  • Jacquet Droz Only Watch, Patek Philippe Aquanaut, and More with Jabs Totonji

    Jabs Totonji’s collection spans from heavy hitters like the F.P. Journe Resonance and Rolex Daytona to smaller brands like Raketa and Ming, and his love for high horology shines through in this episode of Collector Conversation. While his collecting journey started not too long ago, he has made u...

  • Dana Li on Vintage Rolex, Cartier, and Collecting Tips

    C’Q hosted Dana Li in our New York office to discuss her collection which includes vintage Rolex, Cartier, and a Seiko x Rowing Blazers collaboration watch. Dana Li is behind Tell the Time Watches, an online resource that covers the watch industry and news from the woman collector’s perspective. ...

  • Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men on HYT Watches, Guitars, and Collecting

    C’Q sits down with Shawn Stockman to discuss his collection including the HYT H0, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and more. Watch as Stockman charts his journey from early exposure to watches, buying his first luxury watch back in his early Boyz II Men days, and his thoughts on adding to his collection...

  • Watches of a Navy SEAL: Omega, Rolex, Tudor and More with Rob Huberty

    Collector, former Navy SEAL, and entrepreneur Rob Huberty joins Tim with a collection that reflects his story and career in the military. His watches include the Omega Seamaster he got upon becoming a SEAL along with the Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea he wore while on combat missions. Upon his entry i...

  • From the TAG Heuer Aquaracer to Audemars Piguet Royal Oak: Paolo's Collection

    Tim is joined by collector and watch enthusiast Paolo (@babooswatches on Instagram), whose collection spans from his first Aquaracer to pieces like the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia. Paolo breaks down the aesthetic that he tries to capture in his watches, whether it be th...

  • Michael Kalb and Brian Govberg Discuss Nautilus, Zeitwerk, and More

    From iconic watches like the Patek Philippe Nautilus and A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk to smaller brands like De Bethune and H. Moser & Cie., Michael Kalb has spent decades curating an impressive collection of innovative and exceptional watches. Brian Govberg sits down with him in our Miami location ...

  • Exploring the Audemars Piguet Code 11:59, Breitling Navitimer, and More

    Tim Mosso is joined by watch collector Archie who exhibits his collection of Audemars Piguet Code 11:59’s alongside iconic watches like the Breitling Navitimer and JLC Reverso. His journey as a collector is examined and they discuss how he goes about choosing his next pieces and strategy for trav...

  • Collecting Mainstream and Unconventional Brands with Kiran Chhabria

    Jack Forster was joined by Kiran Chhabria while out in Dubai during our World Tour and got to take a look at her extensive array of watches. Her collection covers both big names but also lesser known brands and pieces. They discuss how her collecting philosophy brings her from examples like the P...

  • Curtis’s Life in Aviation: Pilot Watches, Vintage Rolex, and More

    Tim Mosso is joined by pilot and watch enthusiast Curtis A. to discuss his illustrious collection. Each of his watches have a story with pieces going back to a vintage Rolex GMT-Master from his military days to more recent pickups like the JLC Reverso. He also explains his history with Seiko watc...

  • Part 2: The Importance of Design and Customization with Emil B.

    In part 2 of this interview, the Patek Philippe Chronograph, De Bethune Dream Watch 5, Greubel Forsey GMT Sport, and J.N. Shapiro Infinity are featured and broken down by Tim Mosso and guest collector Emil B. Whether it be the contrast of the Patek Philippe Chronograph 5070J or dial layout of the...