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Collecting Vintage Watches: How to Avoid Common Mistakes, Issues for Collectors to Discuss, and the Future of the Market, by Eric Wind

  • HSNY at the General Society Library 20 West 44th Street New York, NY, 10036 United States (map)

Eric Wind, Owner of Wind Vintage

Lecture videos are available to members immediately, and the general public with a 2 month delay.

With the explosive growth in interest and values for vintage watches in recent years, how can new collectors successfully navigate and enjoy the world of vintage watches? 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 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, starting writing about vintage watches for the site in 2010. Eric is considered a leading authority on the vintage watch market today, bringing together a collector’s perspective 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.