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Tips from Guido Mondani on buying and collecting vintage watches

Tips from Guido Mondani on buying and collecting vintage watches

Guido Mondani is the head of Guido Mondani Editore, a publishing company founded in 1979 and based in Genova, Italy. The Mondanis publish books on fine and rare watches, books which themselves have become collector items for watch enthusiasts all over the world. We asked Guido to give our readers some tips on how to buy and collect vintage watches.  VWO: What sparked your passion for collecting watches? My wife gave me my very […]

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A passion for Rolex! An interview with Giorgia and Guido Mondani

A passion for Rolex! An interview with Giorgia and Guido Mondani

We got the chance to interview Giorgia Mondani (@giorgiamondani on Instagram) and Guido Mondani (@mondanidoc on Instagram) of Guido Mondani Editore, a publishing company founded by Guido Mondani in 1979. Guido Mondani Editore publishes books on fine and rare watches which have become a true references for dealers and collectors all over the world. Guido and his daughter Giorgia both share a passion for Rolex watches. WristPorn: When and how did your passion […]

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A look behind Leo’s Wisdom Jewelry

A look behind Leo’s Wisdom Jewelry

Who is behind Leo´s Wisdom? Bre Harris and Wisdom Tucker are the masterminds behind Leo’s Wisdom Jewelry. Bre, also known as Leo, was an artist with sheet metal and auto customization; Wisdom is an autodidact, an artist, and a marketing guru. How can it be you decided to go into mens jewelry?  I like to look a certain way, and there were very few jewelry companies that appealed to me, […]

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The Rolex story

Rolex was founded in 1905 by 24 year old Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law in London, England. The company was originally named “Wilsdorf and Davis” and was established for the purpose of distributing timepieces. Their business was based on importing Swiss movements to England and then locally placing them in watchcases. The assembled watches were then sold to jewelers who branded them with their own name on the dial. Due […]

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Timex Expedition Military Chronograph T49823, the start of a passion

Timex Expedition Military Chronograph T49823, the start of a passion

Timex Expedition Military Chronograph T49823 Details: Quartz analog Arabic dial Case width 45mm Case lug width 22mm Nylon strap Water resistance to 100M Mineral glass This is WristTale by @yuanpratama This Timex Expedition Military Chronograph T49823 is my first analog watch. Before it, I had a Casio G-Shock Mudmann G-9100. I am actually not a watch geek but I am getting closer every single day. I am a passionate collector […]

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Interview with Ryan from Original Grain, the brand with a twist!

Interview with Ryan from Original Grain, the brand with a twist!

Wristporn: Who are the people behind Original Grain? Ryan: Original Grain was started by two brothers, Ryan and Andrew Beltran, and their lifelong friend, Jasem Dulany. After graduating from the University of Oregon in 2011, I (Ryan) left for southern china and developed the concept. A year later, I approached my brother Andrew, and then Jasem, with a basic prototype. We immediately saw the potential and knew we had something special…the rest is history. Wristporn: How did you get the […]

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