Wedding Wednesday

Watch This, Ladies

Your gift to your groom: a timepiece that’ll last forever and a few days after that

October 7, 2009

Introducing … Wedding Wednesdays. Why I haven’t tipped my B&G editor’s cap every Wednesday since starting this thing I don’t know. No better time than the present.

Folks always ask me about trends in the world of “I dos” and I usually reply that my favorite ones involve breaking with tradition-for-traditions sake and bringing in really meaningful and personal details and elements instead. (Just click through our Real Weddings galleries for examples of those.) Still, I do love many traditions, and I do love the tradition of soon-to-be-married couples gifting each other something timeless and everlasting on the big day. For him, there is hardly anything more appropriate than a timepiece.

The image here is from the Winter/Spring 2009 issue of Seattle Met Bride & Groom in which we suggested that very idea. We hired Seattle stylist Alvin Stillwell to bring in seven fine specimens; he chose pieces from Tiffany & Co., Turgeon Raine, Menashe & Sons, and Fox’s Gem Shop. The latter of which is hosting a veritable watchapalooza next week on Oct 15, 16, and 17 from 10a to 7p.

Each year, for the last sixteen, the fine jewelery shop on Fifth Ave dedicates itself to watches for three whole days. This time (!) around, international reps from notable timepiece makers such as Hermes, Panerai, IWC, Bell & Ross, Glashutte Original, Piaget, Azimuth, Ulysse Nardin will be on hand (just barely resisting “minute hand/hour hand” puns here) to answer questions and educate. Because when you’re investing in a wear-forever watch, you have questions, and you need to be educated.

A selection of vintage and pre-owned watches will also be on offer, and clients are encouraged to bring in gently used timepieces for sale or trade.

The folks at family-owned and operated Fox’s also want you to know that automatic watches from the German line Theo Muhle start at just $699. Yes, you can drop 8k at next week’s watch show if you’ve got it, but you don’t have to.

Not getting married? Not a problem. Certainly you’ve noticed that the mark of a distinguished gentleman is a stately and stylish something or other strapped to his wrist. If yours is bare — or if the arm of someone you love is bare — don’t miss this opportunity to at least go and look.

C’mon. You know what time it is.

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More shopping for dudes:

Exile on Main Street

Body Shops

For the Record

That 80s Show

Man Handled

Home Runners

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