I was gifted this beautiful book at the end of last year by a good friend. A Man & His Watch by Matt Hranek is a compendium of stories by watch enthusiasts, celebrities, writers, and more, describing the timepieces that mean the most to them.
While some of the watches within are timeless, expensive classics like Rolexes and Omegas, there are pieces that are only worth a few hundred dollars, but are priceless to their owners.
The photographs by Stephen Lewis add another dimension to the stories, with wear and tear that pops off the page. Scratches are so vivid, you can practically feel them as you run your fingers over each photo. This book isn't about making fifty and sixty year old watches feel new again, it's about celebrating their journeys.
If you're looking for the perfect side table read to flip through when you've got a few minutes to spare, buy yourself a copy of A Man & His Watch - $40.00.