Mark your calendars: WatchTime New York, which debuted last year, will be back for an encore on Oct. 14 and 15 at New York City’s Gotham Hall, at 1356 Broadway. There, watch collectors and aficionados can see and try on watches from a wide array of companies and talk to watch-company executives. They’ll also be able to attend presentations and talk watches with their watch-fan confreres (last year about 800 watch lovers came to the show).
WTNY kicks off Friday evening with a VIP cocktail party, held from 5:30 to 8:30, during which attendees can visit the watch companies’ exhibits and chat with special guests including watch-tastemaker Anish Bhatt of Watch Anish and noted watch collector Jeff Kingston. Tickets for the cocktail party are $99. On Saturday, the show hours are 11 am to 5 pm. That day, Kingston will give a series of presentations on interesting watches. Veteran watch journalist Joe Thompson, now WatchTime’s editor-at-large, will present part two of the talk he began at last year’s show, recounting his experiences covering some of the watch industry’s biggest big shots. Admission for Saturday is $39. For tickets, and info on this and other WatchTime events, click here or go to the “Events” tab on our homepage.