Photo Report: RedBar Chicago

If you know me, you know I’m a sucker for reminiscing and documenting backstories. The pictures in this post do just that. They were taken by various members of the Commonwealth Crew over the past (almost) two years. Some were shot with cameras, but most with just a cameraphone. But what they all have in common is they were all shot in the presence of friends and all “for the love of Horology.”

Full Set: analog/shift’s Memovox

Jacob mentioned a Jaeger LeCoultre Memovox they had in stock – with box and papers. He pulled out the deep sea colored box and handed it to me; the leather making a slight creaking sound along the joint as I opened it. Inside, engrained in the fibers of its gray suede interior, was a nostalgic aroma from the people it had been around and the places it had been…

Hard Work Paid Off: Andrew’s JLC

The feature you’re about to read wasn’t written by me (Nick). The words are by new contributor Andrew Lim, a budding fine timepiece collector who hails from Down Under, but now lives in Chicago. As the inaugural year of Watch Patina winds down, and I anticipate what’s in store for 2016, l’m excited at the possibility of having…

Father Time: David’s Vintage LeCoultre

Let me begin by telling you what David told me: “I’m not a watch guy…I’m a car guy.” You’re more likely to find him glued to a flat-screen watching the world-famous Mecum Automobile Auction than catch him awestruck by someone’s wristwatch. Growing up, David was his Dad’s ‘partner in crime’ whenever it was time to…