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Old 8 May 2023, 02:31 PM   #1
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NYC Collector Meetups

Hey All!

Its been quite sometime since I posted here. Back in 2018 I hosted my first collector event organized right here off TRF. It was a small dinner with six collectors in attendance at a local steakhouse on Long Island. Since our first event in 2018 we continued a monthly meetup cadence which continues to current day.

In 2019 we started to pickup a following and hosted our first large scale event sponsored by DSW at the Classic Car Club. We had 30 collectors in attendance and an incredible night filled with watches, collectors, and super cars. In March of 2020 we had our first collector gala at Morton Steakhouse in downtown NYC with over 70 collectors in attendance. We even had the opportunity to perform a live drawing of the TRF raffle during this event with notable fellow TRFers attending in person.

During the COVID-19 pandemic we had the incredible opportunity to engage collectors outside of the NYC area by inviting collectors to join us on monthly zoom calls. During these zoom calls we hosted notable experts and executives throughout the industry. Our notable guests included Ben Clymer from Hodinkee, Pierre Halimi from FP Journe, Max Busser from MB&F, Eric Ku from Ten Past, Eric Wind from Wind Vintage and Aurel Bacs from Phillips to name a few.

Following the COVID-19 pandemic we began engaging with most of the major brands to host collectors at their boutiques (in NYC) followed by our traditional collector dinners. The idea here was to have a good balance of brand interaction followed by collector interaction. Over the past two years we have partnered with Vacheron Constantin, FP Journe, Grand Seiko, Omega, IWC, Blancpain, Breguet, Breitling and Jaeger Le Coultre whom have all been very accommodating to our collector group. We also had the incredible opportunity to be featured in Revolution Magazine and had Wei Koh attend two of our event collaborations with IWC.

With all this being said, it has been very difficult to accommodate our current collector list which has grown significantly since our humble beginnings resulting in limited posts and event notifications through TRF. Despite this I still see tremendous value in bringing new collectors into the fold and incorporating new perspectives into our monthly meetups.

Please reach out if you'd like to attend an event and we can work to make it a reality. I appreciate all that TRF has done for our group and it remains at the core of our collector culture here at NYC Watch Crew.

Thanks!

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Old 8 May 2023, 09:27 PM   #2
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Thank you Rob for putting together such great events. They’re always fun and I can’t wait for the next one.
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Old 9 May 2023, 01:47 AM   #3
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I have been attending the sporadic events that used to take place in the g2g but with the nycwatchcrew it is much more organized. I always appreciate the effort you guys put into setting up these events and dinners. Look forward to hanging out with you guys soon and possibly meeting some new members!
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Old 9 May 2023, 02:03 AM   #4
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Thank you Rob for all of the hard work that you put into these events to make them a reality.

I've enjoyed each and every event and am looking forward to the next one.

Especially seeing you again Mike. You know that you're my favorite......
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Old 9 May 2023, 03:03 AM   #5
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Itís been an awesome journey with NYCWC. Iím glad I joined the group back in 2018, met many great friends/collectors along the way. Looking forward to many more gatherings in the future!

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Old 9 May 2023, 03:18 AM   #6
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Rob, your contributions to the NYC collector community have been invaluable for collectors and enthusiasts alike. The events are always educational, social and enjoyable (no small task!). I really appreciate how you have been able to balance the diversity and focus of the group/events and look forward to more great activities over the coming year.
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Old 9 May 2023, 05:02 AM   #7
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Iíve been going to NYCWC meetups since 2019. The meetups are some of the most fun events Iíve been to in this hobby. Iím excited to and would be pleased to attend any future events.


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Old 9 May 2023, 05:44 AM   #8
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These events are great fun. Great food, better company, and knowledgeable collectors who appreciate good watches regardless of price point. Rob is passionate about serving the community through his work on NYCWC, and I highly recommend the events!
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Old 9 May 2023, 11:01 AM   #9
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I agree with everyone's comment above.

NYCWC events and gatherings are a great way to interact with fellow watch hobbyists and getting introduced to new watch brands.

The events, company, and of course the food(!) are fantastic ways to enjoy the watch hobby with like-minded individuals!
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Old 9 May 2023, 12:03 PM   #10
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Always a great time with NYCWC!
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Old 16 May 2023, 05:24 AM   #11
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I'm brand spanking new to TRF & am exited to be part of the community! Would love to participate in any way I can

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Old 16 May 2023, 01:42 PM   #12
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I'm brand spanking new to TRF & am exited to be part of the community! Would love to participate in any way I can

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Hey just shot you a note! Hope to see you at an event soon!

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Old 19 May 2023, 06:48 AM   #13
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I'm on Long Island and would attend a local event for sure.
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Old 22 May 2023, 04:15 PM   #14
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I'm on Long Island and would attend a local event for sure.
Hey bud! I'm also from Long Island. Shoot me a note and lets get the ball rolling!

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Old 27 May 2023, 12:37 AM   #15
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I never attended but after reading your OP I vividly remember all those events that were held espically the live drawing one downtown lol!

Keep on trucking!!!
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Old 28 May 2023, 02:58 PM   #16
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I never attended but after reading your OP I vividly remember all those events that were held espically the live drawing one downtown lol!

Keep on trucking!!!
Thanks for the support!

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