Collector Conversations

Collector Conversations

Tune in to see us talking watches with some of our favorite collectors. We talk to avid watch collectors every day at WatchBox and the Collector Conversation series shows us talking watches with our most interesting collector customers. Check out Collector Conversations today!

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Collector Conversations
  • From the TAG Heuer Aquaracer to Audemars Piguet Royal Oak: Paolo's Collection

    Tim is joined by collector and watch enthusiast Paolo (@babooswatches on Instagram), whose collection spans from his first Aquaracer to pieces like the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia. Paolo breaks down the aesthetic that he tries to capture in his watches, whether it be th...

  • Michael Kalb and Brian Govberg Discuss Nautilus, Zeitwerk, and More

    From iconic watches like the Patek Philippe Nautilus and A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk to smaller brands like De Bethune and H. Moser & Cie., Michael Kalb has spent decades curating an impressive collection of innovative and exceptional watches. Brian Govberg sits down with him in our Miami location ...

  • Exploring the Audemars Piguet Code 11:59, Breitling Navitimer, and More

    Tim Mosso is joined by watch collector Archie who exhibits his collection of Audemars Piguet Code 11:59’s alongside iconic watches like the Breitling Navitimer and JLC Reverso. His journey as a collector is examined and they discuss how he goes about choosing his next pieces and strategy for trav...

  • Collecting Mainstream and Unconventional Brands with Kiran Chhabria

    Jack Forster was joined by Kiran Chhabria while out in Dubai during our World Tour and got to take a look at her extensive array of watches. Her collection covers both big names but also lesser known brands and pieces. They discuss how her collecting philosophy brings her from examples like the P...

  • Curtis’s Life in Aviation: Pilot Watches, Vintage Rolex, and More

    Tim Mosso is joined by pilot and watch enthusiast Curtis A. to discuss his illustrious collection. Each of his watches have a story with pieces going back to a vintage Rolex GMT-Master from his military days to more recent pickups like the JLC Reverso. He also explains his history with Seiko watc...

  • Part 2: The Importance of Design and Customization with Emil B.

    In part 2 of this interview, the Patek Philippe Chronograph, De Bethune Dream Watch 5, Greubel Forsey GMT Sport, and J.N. Shapiro Infinity are featured and broken down by Tim Mosso and guest collector Emil B. Whether it be the contrast of the Patek Philippe Chronograph 5070J or dial layout of the...

  • Part 1: Emil's Vintage Rolex Daytona Collection and Military Watches

    Tim Mosso and Emil met in WatchBox Los Angeles to discuss the collector’s passion for history, Longines military watches, and his vintage Rolex Daytona collection. For Emil, the story of the watch is just as important as the watch itself, which has led him to chase down unique and interesting tim...

  • Buying a Rolex, Watch Research, and A. Lange & Söhne with Tim Mancuso

    Tim Mosso and Tim Mancuso have a collector conversation that revolves around getting deeper into the hobby through Rolex, researching and designing watches and, of course, the pieces he owns. These include a Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT, an A. Lange & Söhne 1815, and F.P. Journe Octa Sport. Mancu...

  • Arab Watch Guide Founder Hassan Akhras on Cartier and Custom Made Watches

    Jack Forster sat down with Hassan Akhras in Dubai to discuss his watches, collecting journey, and the Arab Watch Guide (@arabwatchguide on Instagram). Hassan's collection spans from beginnings with Breitling and JLC to expanding with classics like the Cartier Crash and Vacheron Constantin Histori...

  • The Changing Collections of Josh Polansky & Brian Schnoll

    Armand Johnston returns with collectors Josh Polansky and Brian Schnoll to see how their collections have changed since they last talked. The pair both have expanded more into Patek Philippe and highlight the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time and Nautilus. They also explore their vintage Rolex collecti...

  • Dillon Bhatt Talks Rolex, De Bethune, Independents, and More

    Tim Mosso sits down with collector and entrepreneur Dillon Bhatt to discuss the evolution of his watch collecting. Bhatt describes his fascination with and loyalty to Tudor, his discovery of independent watchmakers such as Vianney Halter and Louis Erard, and his eventual foray into gem-set Rolex ...

  • Collector Conversation: Josh Polansky & Brian Schnoll

    WatchBox Client Advisor Armand Johnston sat down with collectors and friends Josh Polansky and Brian Schnoll to talk the journey of collection building and how they arrived at their current collections. Together they explore the evolution of their collector preferences, the importance of trying o...

  • Collector Conversation: Michael Strahan & Marc Lasry

    From a futuristic, space-traveling De Bethune to a Rolex commemorating the Milwaukee Bucks’ NBA Championship win, entrepreneurs and WatchBox investors Michael Strahan and Marc Lasry share their most meaningful watches with our CEO Justin Reis.

    Wearing many hats requires a versatile collection. M...

  • The Patek Philippe Nautilus and Commemorative Watches with Dr. Al Coombs

    Dr. Albert Coombs is back for a conversation with C’Q to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of their collector’s group CP Time—promoting camaraderie, knowledge, and the love of horology through the lens of black culture. They discuss the group’s milestones including various successful meetups and ...

  • From Swatch to Audemars Piguet: Collecting Art and Watches with Sylvain Gaillard

    While in Dubai, CQ caught up with friend and collector Sylvain Gaillard, Director of the Opera Gallery, about his collecting journey, philosophy, and take on all things watches. The duo speak about Sylvain’s early days as a student when he had his eyes on pieces like the Swatch Scuba 200 and the ...

  • BONUS CONTENT - F.P. Journe, Philippe Dufour, and More with Mike Shani

    Different collectors have different styles, obviously, but Mike Shani's might just be one of the most impressive ones we've had in WatchBox Studios yet. Friend of the house and the man behind @shani.watch on Instagram, Mike has spent years building out his collection featuring some of the best fr...

  • F.P. Journe, Philippe Dufour, and More Independents with Mike Shani

    Different collectors have different styles, obviously, but Mike Shani's might just be one of the most impressive ones we've had in WatchBox Studios yet. Friend of the house and the man behind @shani.watch on Instagram, Mike has spent years building out his collection featuring some of the best fr...

  • Dr. Albert Coombs: The Story Behind His Rolex Hulk & Launch of CP Time

    Dr. Albert Coombs is a passionate watch collector from the DC area, and his fascination with these mechanical objects began when he was around 7 years old. His intrigue with high-end horology kicked up a few notches at a pivotal moment in his career, as he received a Rolex GMT from a friend to ce...

  • Hamilton to Patek Philippe with Josh Polansky

    After many conversations, Josh Polansky finally agrees to sit down with Tim to talk about the current state of his collection. Josh is an experienced collector and an even better guy. He's the owner operator of Niche Dental Studio (a high end dental laboratory working with clients throughout the ...

  • A Guide to Micro Independent Watch Brands

    When it comes to micro independent watch brands, there are few other collectors out there that know more than Geoff.

    Geoff has unmatched knowledge on various micro independent watch makers which has helped him curate a jaw dropping collection. In this video, Geoff sits with C'Quon Gottlieb and ...

  • Seamasters, Dive Watches, and More with WatchTime Editor in Chief Roger Ruegger

    This week's Collector Conversation is a special one. Not only do we have our very own Tim Mosso conducting the interview, but our guest is WatchTime Editor in Chief Roger Ruegger.

    Roger is a good friend of WatchBox (see his take on Watches and Wonders, SIHH, and Baselworld in our video last week...

  • Mike Nguyen's Insane Rolex Collection, Oris and More

    Another collector has stepped into the WatchBox Studio to sit down with our man Claudio to discuss his watch collection. Mike Nguyen is a tech entrepreneur who over the past year has built up one of the mightiest collections we've had on the show yet. From a Rolex GMT-Master II "Pepsi", to the Or...

  • Patek, Rolex, 1 of 1 F.P. Journe, and More with Joe Dibuono

    Interested in hearing from a seasoned watch collector? Watch this episode of Collector Conversations with Joe Dibuono to hear about his current collection, philosophies, and more.

    Joe’s Collection (1:05)
    Over the years, Dibuono’s collection has evolved as he has collected many different brands...

  • Rolex, Patek Philippe, Zenith, & More with Jonathan Sacks

    Welcome a long time friend of the house, Jonathan Sacks, as he sits down to talk watches with Claudio to about his current collection and some of his grail timepieces. Little bit of background, Jonathan works for Condé Nast Entertainment as a part of the business team, but more specifically he ne...