In this episode, all we can say is, mission accomplished; another humble collector’s story in the books. We are very happy to present Lorenzo’s episode today. Albeit being a novice in the community, it is evident that Lorenzo is already on the right track, therefore no words are needed to describe his collection, except – oh my. Anyway, let’s all wish him the best of luck in getting that Deepsea Sea Dweller shall we?
Watches to me are a symbol of a person’s character.
Lorenzo (@unclelarry4 on Instagram)
How it all started?
It all started when my grandmother bought me a Lorus Dive Watch on my 15th birthday in Ponza, Italy. I still remember how much I admired that watch and I remember feeling proud to wear it. To me, it was more of a watch than the Casio’s and Fossil’s the other kids where wearing back home in the States and I couldn’t wait to show it off when I got back to New York. I think that was when the watch bug really bite me hard. That was over 20 years ago, my recent watch passion was fueled when I created an IG account and met my #watchfam! Guys like Kicktoc and PBWatches really inspired me to understand what a true timepiece is and I picked up some cool photography skills along the way. I also met some great leather artisans as well on IG and I’m really thankful to meet some really awesome people who I admire on the IG watch community.
What was your first watch?
My first watch was an Invicta 2770 Terra Military Chrono. I loved that watch! I wore it everyday and every wear. I remember buying it at JC Penney and I paid $225 for it. Now I only buy mechanicals or auto’s, I just can’t muster up the change to invest in Quartz watches anymore.
What do watches mean to you?
Watches to me are a symbol of a person’s character. Over the last 2 years, I’ve recently learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the watch he wears; From the size of the watch, the type of watch, and even the watch strap. A watch to me clearly defines the overall style on who the person is.
What is the focus of your collection?
The focus of my collection are automatic dive watches with a minimum of 42mm and no larger than a 46mm. I really appreciate a timepiece that has a story to tell. My 1970 Seiko Pogue is one of them and my 1972 Seiko Turtle are both great timepieces with a great history behind them. They are awesome conversation starters!
What was the last watch you bought?
I was a late comer with this watch but i finally snagged one..I recently just bought a Maratac Large Pilot from Countycomm.com. Great domed sapphire and a strong C3 Luminova!
Which is your favourite watch in your collection?
Great question..I cant say which one is my favorite per say as I do adore all of my watches but I can tell you which one I stare at the most when I am wearing it… my beloved Seiko Sumo (Blumo).
What is the dream watch?
Last September, I was 45 seconds away from pulling the trigger on an immaculate pre-owned Rolex SeaDweller Deepsea, literary 45 seconds away. I took my card out and everything and then backed out. I decided to hold off last minute. I don’t regret doing it, its an expensive timepiece and the day will come when I wont have to think twice next time, just not right now.