The Watches Off My Wrist

Luminox WatchesBefore we started selling Luminox watches, I bartered for one. The Founder & Co-CEO of the company stopped into our San Francisco store after a downtown meeting and ended up taking a liking to a few items. Since I can always use a watch, I figured we’d barter. 

The safe bet would have been to grab a watch with a black or brown band and a clean face, but since when do I make the safe choice? I chose the Fighting Falcon 9129 with the bright orange rubber strap. Since I have quite a few orange pieces in the wardrobe — a tan glen plaid suit with a subtle orange windowpane, shoes with an orange welting detail, an old Loro Piana cashmere vest — I knew I’d have plenty of opportunities to wear the watch.

Unfortunately, my neighbor/landlord/friend/ex-soccer-teammate at the time (1) has a penchant for stealing my stuff, (2) went to Bucknell whose school colors are orange & blue. So I probably didn’t have the watch more than a week before it mysteriously appeared on his wrist, and never appeared on mine again.

Luminox A.1847Earlier this week, I posted on our Facebook page that we had an extra 1847 Field Chrono in the store, and we offered an extra-special, one-time price on it. Well, no one bit for a few hours, so I finally decided to keep it for myself since I didn’t have a nice casual watch with a brown strap. I think I had the watch for about 16 hours before a Wingtip member bought it off my wrist.

It may be time to stop showing the watches in the store, and just have me wear one or two on each arm until they sell…

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About Ami

Wingtip Founder & CEO, Ami Arad is the quintessential modern gentleman. He has distinctive taste, an eclectic style, and dresses for every occasion. Ami developed his vision for Wingtip at a young age; even back in high school where four years of speech and debate meant weekends wearing a coat and tie, he was in his element. Years of working in upscale men’s clothing stores and socializing in cigar shops, coupled with his entrepreneurial spirit, inspired Ami to develop Wingtip, a men’s specialty store and private social club.