The Three Watch Collection | Crown & Caliber


Hey guys it’s Nathan with Crown &
Caliber, and today we’re trying something a little different. We’re here with my
colleague and good friend Alli, and up into this point you’ve pretty much only
seen me and frankly my top half, and I actually do have legs. So what we’ve
decided to do is put together a three watch collection for each of us. So I
picked out three watches for Alli and she did the same, and the idea is these
are the last three watches you’re gonna get. And we’re basically going to see how well
we know each other or maybe how well we don’t know each other. But before we jump
in I’ll let Alli introduce herself and tell you a little bit about what she
does. Thanks. I’m Alli. I’m the manager of the client services team here at Crown &
Caliber. So I manage all of the people that you interact with either by chat
email or phone. From the sales and procurement side so if you’re buying or
selling a watch. You’ve probably chatted with somebody on my team. I’m super
excited to see what you picked out for me same so I’ll give you my watches and
you can give me your watches.Sound good Yep. Oh my gosh I’m so excited. Alright here
is yours. Let’s see what you pick out. Oh interesting.
This is totally different than what I expected. Yeah I was excited to see what
you would have picked, and I tried to be a little bit more inventive with some of
mine. So I’m excited to see why you picked some of these out. This is great. You
didn’t get to see them, but that was a reveal. We are definitely going to show
them to you on screen one by one and you’ll get to see exactly what we picked
out for each other so sit tight. This is the JLC Reverso Duo. Looks great on your
wrist by the way. I could wear that as well. Oh so you’re just picking out
watches that you can borrow from me? Yeah kinda, but this one I really liked as a
dress watch with the white dial or the black dial since it reverses one way
or the other. Most of the watches or all the watches
I picked either have some kind of story, historical background and certainly
style points. That’s usually where I go and lean first when I’m picking watches. This
is awesome. I can appreciate the JLC Reverso as far as what it’s done in
history you know as one of the probably iconic rectangular watches, but
it’s never really been something I’ve considered and I think for me that
reversing mechanism means the case back is so flat but it doesn’t
really work on my wrist, and I have only really looked at the grands the
Reverso Grands which are too big and I don’t think I would have picked out the
smaller one but on my wrist it looks great. It does. I mean that is
the size that I would need to wear and it yeah I’m thoroughly impressed by that.
That looks awesome. Also when I started here this was a
watch that you went crazy for and I that was almost three years ago and I didn’t
have a ton of watch experience when I started here so it certainly something
that stuck out in my mind. That’s awesome. Solid pick This is a slightly older
reference of the Duo Face. Did you know that? Leave it to me to know that. No nerd. Yeah dork. I don’t think it can be your only watch no but that’s why we have three
right so I wear this you really have four you know that was smooth. All right
up first for you is the Tudor Black Bay Fifty Eight. Okay there you go
thank you so my thought behind this is a great kind of base for a collection is
some kind of sport watch or tool watch I love the Black Bay Fifty Eight because it is a
hair smaller so it can wear well on a lot of different wrist sizes but never
feels too small or too dainty I also love the faux guilt as you’ll call it so
you’ve got the gold indices the gold hands and then even the gold on the
bezel I think it’s great because then the mixture of both steel and gold kind
of allows you to wear silver gold jewelry whatever you want all my rings
are platinum but I usually have gold Jordan polar rings are platinum it’s
true yeah it’s just such a cool watch like it’s
family you know it basically gets you that vintage watch at a fraction of the
price you’re not paying you know an exorbitant you know it’s not a cheap
watch but it’s not a vintage Sub that’s five times that so there that is the
first watch for you right it is a lot thinner yeah it’s a lower profile which
I like alright what’s up next all right up next is the Omega Apollo 11
35th anniversary edition huh again not something I think you would
typically pick no but panda dials great
I think it’s stylistically awesome I mean it has the date July 20th 1969 oh
it’s a cool like story piece yeah again story and style those are my two
as you like to describe them true North’s obviously a conversation piece
manual wind and the Panda dial is just awesome mm-hmm
I mean you can’t really beat it um the bracelet super comfy great sport watch
it’s classic its Speedy yeah I do love the Panda dial and it’s not just a
speedy I mean there’s some conversation to them yeah I don’t mean just a Speedy
you know I love a Speedy yes and on the back as well you can see oh it’s got an
eagle that’s pretty good little inside yes that’s amazing
inside jokes from the office but it does have a pretty awesome eagle on the back
that is a solid picked and I know that is something you would not typically
wear no but that’s the beauty of this it may be a little outside my my wheelhouse
or comfort zone but damn that Panda dial that’s a solid one yeah when I do also
love the maybe there rhodium plated hands instead of the traditional white
Speedmaster hands all the hands are will say will go with the rhodium plated
alright okay next for you what you got so this right here this is the watch
that you’re gonna end up wearing in the latter half of your life this is the IWC
Pilots Mark XV you get a workhorse of a watch you get a white dial I think that
can look just as great on pretty much any color NATO so you could have like a
regimental stripe you could dress it up dress it down you could put it on a
black leather band very clean yeah so okay and then so now you have a black
dial and you have a white dial so your yep your collection can be pretty
diverse between bracelets multiple strap options
I love it and it’s just a little different you’re not gonna see the day
yeah surprise I like it as much as I like that it’s good I didn’t even
realize this oh and I saw in the sunlight this has a blued seconds hand
does it yeah that watch that watch begins to shine and it’s versatility I
do really like the white dial the bracelet is I think the bracelets
probably the most polarizing thing on that watch just because it does kind of
reads almost as like a like a 90s just watch you would see someone wearing you
know like just the style of it but I think the stark white dial just paint it
on Arabic numerals and then it does have a little touch with the indices are
applied to our indices so it adds a little more dress than just the black
dial there’s a lot of things about it and the date window on the white dial
isn’t it’s a sleeper to me like wouldn’t a picture for myself but I’m not mad you
picked it for me there you go okay the last you know I feel about vintage yes
it’s the best thing in the world for me in my opinion here is the vintage Tudor
Sub. -ohm baby so this one I love I remember it coming in Dell has the Rolex
crown and the Rolex case back which I think is just so special and I
think for me when I look at watches and certainly selecting them for someone
else which PS I would wear that having a story behind it is just so important for
me um and Tudor is the daughter company Rolex and still having the crown and the
case back intact I think it’s so cool and not something you see every day it’s
hard to beat yeah this watch is awesome I love what you
mentioned about the Rolex crown and the Rolex case back it adds to the story
where it’s like you see where this came from and you see like a time in history
when Tudor maybe didn’t have it all together and they were like relying on
their bigger brother and that’s just the cool thing or it’s like that’s life
right yeah it’s like why does this have Rolex parts I love that and that’s yeah
you give that to someone and you get to explain something about this watch that
they may not have known golly this thing’s great yeah and that patina
you’re right the patina is ridiculous what’s
interesting is sometimes you get so inundated you kind of forget that moment
and I think the practicality and it takes over and I would never pick this
for myself Oh guys see it and I’m like yeah I appreciate it it’s awesome I love
it but I’m not gonna pick it for myself I’m not gonna wear that like day in and
day out I’m not and then I put it on my wrist and I’m like oh yeah like it’s
hard not to it all made that it makes sense it’s like you see why it is so
sought after so wouldn’t have picked it for myself but definitely number one I
was hoping when I picked this for you since I didn’t share my pics until later
yeah that you had picked that for me maybe you didn’t know me as well no I I
think that’s an unfair statement alright here’s what I have last this is the
extra piece so this is the TAG Heuer Carrera
1964 reissue so the Carrera kind of came back in style or I guess TAG Heuer
brought it back in the mid 90s it was a reissue of the original Carrera from
1964 63 64 and this one is in an 18 karat yellow gold case so I think I
think it’s awesome in so many ways here’s why it’s extra it is the most
extra what know there could definitely be more extra for me this is pretty
extra it’s extra which I would describe alyas extra but it’s a smaller case it’s
like a 36, 37 millimeter case so it’s not over-the-top that works
it’s a chronograph which I think gold chronographs
are just where it’s at I think they they strike an awesome balance and the
vintage charm is they’re like horror knocked it out of the park with this one
yeah same size it’s got an acrylic crystal so you get this really cool
manual on movement you get an awesome dial like I said one of the better sorry
one of the better recreations I think they just crushed it and it’s just like
it’s a firecracker of a watch my it’s awesome I think that good
I think that one describes you so well I would say of the three this is probably
the best description of me but I hate to say a little embarrassed you describe me
as extra I think it’s a fair description I do that’s pretty good I mean it I mean
to be fair pretty similar vein to what I wear yeah it is you were you wear a gold
watch I was like I need to include a gold watch and that one I was just like
oh this is perfect I saw this watch and I was like that watch is freaking
awesome could you imagine me wearing this watch
know exactly all of my watches that I’ve selected came from something they either
could tell a story or had really great style points for myself I mean I always
try to go through the lens of style and I think a lot of the watches that I
picked out are more on that nerdy side where that’s just kind of our
personality difference I think that shows through in both the watches we’ve
picked for each other but also the reactions that you get when you see like
oh I would not have picked that for myself but I could totally see myself
wearing that if I were picking watches myself that would not have been the
three you know what would your three have been I don’t know maybe that’s
another video thanks for watching let us know what you liked about our
collections and you know I learned something about myself today and I
learned maybe not to write off the JLC so let us know about a watch that you
maybe have written off or an opinion you have on a watch and as always thanks for
watching bye guys and dude not that extra you don’t think
you described yourself as extra no

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