Collecting

Evolution of a watch nerd

Timekeeping Essay | One Man’s (Ongoing) Watch Collecting Journey

Someone once said that writing about music is like dancing about architecture. But while I’m sure music critics have their own challenges, I suspect they have an easier time explaining what they do than we watch writers, who fetishize the arcane minutiae of an anachronistic art. But I’ve learned to respond to questions about my...

Know Your Woods

Naef Toys Wood Collection

Naef’s definition of toy may need some adjustment, but this Wood Collection ($140) is still a great way to expand your appreciation for a material that man has worked with for centuries. The set contains 21 different wood samples, ranging from pale linden wood to dark shaded walnut. On one side of each sample the...