With the holiday season nearly upon us, we are all scrambling to find the perfect gifts for those we love. Sometimes, this can be difficult when it comes to a watch lover or collector. After all, they are typically very demanding in the watches they want. So, instead, for the watch lover in your life, the Horological Society of New York (HSNY) — America’s first watchmaking guild — has some ideas that may put a spark into someone’s life.
This year, HSNY is offering thoughtful gifts that won’t break the bank and that are also safely available with the click of a button — an important consideration during the pandemic. For $100, you can buy a gift memebership that comes with an exclusive lapel pin and a mention in The Horologist’s Loupe, HSNY’s newsletter and one of the oldest continuously running horological publications in the world. Members receive priority access to meetings and events and immediate access to all video recordings of lectures and more. Essentially, this gift makes the love of your life an insider in the watch world.
Another great gift for $100 for the watch lover who wants to learn more about how the watches tick, is a virtual horological tutoring class. This tutoring is available as a small-group theory class or a one-on-one tutoring. During a 60- to 90-minute session, collectors learn the theoretical side from a team of professional watchmaker who walk though the disassembly and reassembly of a complete mechanical movement via live video.