This week on the podcast, we’re going back to the 90s for a discussion about the unique nostalgia that period right before the turn of the millennium. We had a great conversation with Gabe Reilly from Collective Horology in front of a crowd at the Windup Watch Fair in Chicago, and are sharing that here this week. The 1990s saw a lot of great (or at least interesting) watches that perhaps don’t get the respect they deserve, and we try to figure out why in this panel discussion.
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