With the explosive growth of interest in vintage watches in recent years, how can new collectors successfully navigate and enjoy the often-confusing world of older timepieces? The field of vintage watches is in an interesting place with more minefields than ever in the realm of collecting, a staggering amount of animosity on social media and watch fora, and a concerning lack of curiosity around new watch scholarship today. At the March 4, 2019, meeting of the Horological Society of New York, Eric Wind will discuss the common mistakes he sees beginning collectors making and also will raise important questions for the collector community to discuss, including restoration, tracking provenance, third-party grading and watch registries, how to educate those interested in acquiring vintage watches, and the future of the market.
About Eric Wind

Eric Wind
Eric Wind is the owner of Wind Vintage, which he started in 2017 to buy and sell vintage watches as well as educate and advise watch collectors. He previously served as Vice President, Senior Specialist of Watches for Christie’s from 2015 to 2017. Prior to that, Eric was one of the earliest contributors to HODINKEE – he started writing about vintage watches for the site back in 2010. Eric is considered a leading authority on the vintage watch market today, bringing a collector’s perspective together with insider knowledge from being a dealer and having worked for an auction house. Eric holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oxford.*
Monday, March 4, 2019, 6:00-9:00 PM at The General Society Library, 20 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036*
Doors open at 6:00 PM; lecture begins promptly at 7:00 PM.*Free tickets are required to attend.
All HSNY meetings are free and open to the public, and all lectures are video recorded.
HODINKEE is a sponsor of the Horological Society of New York.