My Watch Story: The Search For A Grandfather’s Omega, A Father-Daughter Watch Connection, A Storied Universal Genève, And More


Welcome to another installment of “My Watch Story,” a video series starring HODINKEE readers and their most prized watches. The submissions continue to stream in, and we couldn’t be happier to share them with the watch community. Today, we have five new stories submitted by Holly Titus, Kieran Chaplin, Adam Schoenberg, Alessandro Curcuruto, and Chaitanya Gaglani.

Feeling inspired, or just discovering this project? Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to learn how to submit your own video. But first, we hope you enjoy this installment of My Watch Story.

Holly Titus And Her Vintage Omega

Sometimes serendipitous moments are a big part of our love of watches. For Holly, from Indianapolis, Indiana, the endeavor to find the exact model her grandfather wore wouldn’t have happened without a little bit of good fortune. Holly has distinct memories of her grandfather’s watch – for him, it was an everyday wear. Finding his watch through photos, and the help of some friends in the watch community, was a way for Holly to honor the special life he lived and the impression he left on her growing up.

Kieran Chaplin And His Swatch (And His Daughter’s Flik Flak)

There’s no better way to get your child to learn how to tell the time than to start them early. For Kieran and his daughter, who live outside London, their shared love of watches grew recently when they were gifted the latest HODINKEE Swatch and accompanying Flik Flak for Kieran’s birthday. Kieran is proud knowing that their new watches will always be a connection between him and his daughter.

Adam Schoenberg And His Rolex GMT-Master Reference 1675

New York City resident Adam Schoenberg always had a love for the Rolex GMT-Master Reference 1675. In 2010, before starting the brand Hook & Albert, he had to sell his beloved watch to fund his business. It wasn’t until years later, inside a J. Crew shop, that Adam encountered his very watch again in one of the displays. Before eventually landing on his wrist once again, the story takes another interesting …read more      

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