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Watch 91 Timex

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Watch 91 Timex

This J.Crew Timex Military watch with Handmade Distressed Leather Strap was submitted by Dustin Case.

'My wife bought this watch for me over 5 years ago. It has kept very accurate time for that entire period. It is what inspired me to start making leather watch straps. I can honestly say that this watch has changed my life!'

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Watch 80 Rolex

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Watch 80 Rolex

This 1971 Rose Gold Rolex watch was submitted by Jenna Brown. -instagram user @jbrownk

'My husband inspired my love of watches.

When we were dating, my now husband would always send me links to watches - pictures of ones he loved or articles he thought I would find interesting. I loved spending time with him looking at watch blogs, flipping through auction catalogs, or window shopping. I loved seeing and hearing his excitement as he shared his interest with me - and his passion was contagious. I slowly found myself frequenting his favorite sites, reading about the history and evolution of watch making, asking him questions...and I slowly started to develop my own taste.

When he finally got his very first watch, he made sure it was a size we could both wear. On the days I had it on, I loved looking down at it and thinking two things: how much I loved him, and how beautiful it was. After we were married, he purchased his "forever watch" - one he'd wear every day that would eventually show the wear of use and tell a story of its own - of a life we lived together. I felt such genuine happiness for him to have something he loved and appreciated so much.

For our sixth month wedding anniversary he surprised me with a 1971 Rose Gold Rolex. Not remembering - but when he gave it to me he said it was one we had seen months earlier in an auction catalog, and after a couple years of looking at watches with him it was the first and only one he ever heard me say I loved. It is so timeless, elegant, and it perfectly matches the only other accessories he has gotten me that I love more than this watch.'

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Watch 79 Audemars Piguet

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Watch 79 Audemars Piguet

This Audemars Piguet watch was submitted by Bradley Brown. -instagram user @bradley_brown

'Watches sit at the intersection of many things I love – engineering, art, fashion – so I’ve been fascinated with them for quite some time. I love looking down at my wrist and thinking about the incredible machine that hides behind the dial and how the ability to tell time in such a portable form has shaped history. But what’s been even more special is sharing my passion with my wife, friends, and family.

I love the nicks and dings and story behind vintage watches - but when it came to my own watches I was always exceedingly careful and often took it off before travel or activities. I realized the hypocrisy of that so wanted to find a watch that I could wear every day, and that over time would tell the story of my wife and I’s life together.

I’d always dreamed of owning an AP Royal Oak – I think it’s a beautiful sports watch that can be worn casually or more formally with its graceful blue face. And Genta has been so influential in watch design that it feels like wearing an important piece of watch history. I was fortunate enough to get one recently and don’t plan to take it off!'

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Watch Submissions Closed

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to participate in the 100 Watches Project.

You have taken a simple idea that spawned in my mind and turned it into a fantastic, community supported adventure. There are still 24 watches to go and I hope that they continue to get better every day.

I won't lie. It hasn't all been easy. Some days have been more difficult to approach the page than others. Sometimes I was scared that I wouldn't be able to deliver what I promised. Each of you has made it worth it. The stories you have shared and the enthusiasm with which you share them is the life behind the 100 Watches Project.

When the first watch was painted over two months ago I was sitting in my studio in Texas watching stupid old movies on Netflix. I get to look back at that with a smile and it returns to me every day I paint the next watch.

 

If you had a watch that you wanted to see painted but weren't able to submit it I will still be taking commissions so don't be shy.

 

Cheers,

Matthew Miller

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Watch 74 Marathon

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Watch 74 Marathon

This Marathon GSAR dive watch was submitted by Tyler Maher. -instagram user @marathonwatch

'My Personal favourite watch from my quiver, I love the sharp lines and functionality that comes with this piece. It's a tool watch that I've come to see the beauty in & would love to see your rendering of it. Please let me know if there is a possibility or any interest.'

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Watch 73 Omega

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Watch 73 Omega

This 1965 Omega Speedmaster 'Pre-Pro' watch was submitted by Balthasar de Pury (instagram user @balthasardepury).

'One of the favorite timepiece in my collection, 1965 Omega Speedmaster 'Pre-Pro' (so-called 'Pre-Professional', the contracts were signed with NASA to become their official timekeeper in 1965, from 1966 the word 'Professional' was added on the dial) equipped with the famous caliber 321! The first Speedie I bought, six other followed since then and the addiction of collecting never stopped growing ;)'

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