31 episodes

"Discovering Time: Stories from a collector community” takes readers on a humorous, unusual and illuminating look into the global subculture of watch collecting. It shares a series of themed short-stories that breathes intimate perspective into a relatively clandestine and fiercely loyal community. At the heart of these stories, readers will be exposed to the phenomenon of “watch meet-ups” where complete strangers from all over the world gather to share their interest in timepieces, which often evolve into lifelong friendships. From local dive bars to exclusive exotic locations, socioeconomic barriers are cast aside and friendships forged, all in the mutual love of horology.

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    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

"Discovering Time: Stories from a collector community” takes readers on a humorous, unusual and illuminating look into the global subculture of watch collecting. It shares a series of themed short-stories that breathes intimate perspective into a relatively clandestine and fiercely loyal community. At the heart of these stories, readers will be exposed to the phenomenon of “watch meet-ups” where complete strangers from all over the world gather to share their interest in timepieces, which often evolve into lifelong friendships. From local dive bars to exclusive exotic locations, socioeconomic barriers are cast aside and friendships forged, all in the mutual love of horology.

    Part 1 (It all starts HERE)

    Part 1 (It all starts HERE)

    Part 1 is comprised of the Author's note, Foreword and Background & Basics to set context of the world illustrated by Discovering Time: Stories from a collector community.
    Special Favor:
    My wife thinks I'm crazy for essentially giving away a book I spent nearly two years creating, especially when I still have hundreds of hard copies collecting dust in my garage. If you liked what you heard here and want to support me, I humbly ask the following:
    1. Leave a warm review on The Discovering Time podcast
    2. Buy a physical copy of my book on Amazon and maybe leave a nice review there as well.
    Thank you!

    • 27 min
    The Rage-filled Murder of a PT Cruiser (@JamesLamdin & AlxLubin Interview)

    The Rage-filled Murder of a PT Cruiser (@JamesLamdin & AlxLubin Interview)

    I sit down to have an alcohol infused discussion with James Lamdin and Alex Lubin at Analog Shift Headquarters in New York City.  We discuss the history of the watch industry, the evolution of the watch fam and a bachelor party of epic proportions.  
    Special Favor:
    My wife thinks I'm crazy for essentially giving away a book I spent nearly two years creating, especially when I still have hundreds of hard copies collecting dust in my garage. If you liked what you heard here and want to support me, I humbly ask the following:
    1. Leave a warm review on The Discovering Time podcast
    2. Buy a physical copy of my book on Amazon and maybe leave a nice review there as well.  
    Thank you!

    • 11 min
    A Brave New World

    A Brave New World

    • 8 min
    Doubling Down

    Doubling Down

    A short story that encompasses an unexpected weekend getaway to Aruba.  The twist?  It was with two other Watch Fam friends that I had only recently met.  High jinks, debauchery and G-Shocks ensue.
    Special Favor:
    My wife thinks I'm crazy for essentially giving away a book I spent nearly two years creating, especially when I still have hundreds of hard copies collecting dust in my garage. If you liked what you heard here and want to support me, I humbly ask the following:
    1. Leave a warm review on The Discovering Time podcast
    2. Buy a physical copy of my book on Amazon and maybe leave a nice review there as well.
    Thank you!

    • 12 min
    Partying with Legends (@PracticalWatch Interview)

    Partying with Legends (@PracticalWatch Interview)

    An off the cuff 1 on 1 discussion with Chris (@PracticalWatch).  We talk about how our relationship developed through the Watch Fam.  We then get deeper into the Doubling Down experience and goes on to share a special story that he experienced with a dearly departed watch fam member, @Wristi
    Special Favor:
    My wife thinks I'm crazy for essentially giving away a book I spent nearly two years creating, especially when I still have hundreds of hard copies collecting dust in my garage. If you liked what you heard here and want to support me, I humbly ask the following:
    1. Leave a warm review on The Discovering Time podcast
    2. Buy a physical copy of my book on Amazon and maybe leave a nice review there as well.
    Thank you!

    • 13 min
    A View From The Top

    A View From The Top

    Covers a family trip to meet-up with @MrGreenCertified and the entire @DubaiWatchClub.  Fine-dining, beautiful company, drinks, cigars, and a spectacular view from the tallest building in the world, which was located in the most over-achieving city I've ever been to, Dubai.
    Special Favor:
    My wife thinks I'm crazy for essentially giving away a book I spent nearly two years creating, especially when I still have hundreds of hard copies collecting dust in my garage. If you liked what you heard here and want to support me, I humbly ask the following:
    1. Leave a warm review on The Discovering Time podcast
    2. Buy a physical copy of my book on Amazon and maybe leave a nice review there as well.
    Thank you!

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Tanmay M ,

Fantastic audiobook version of the hard copy!

As an owner of the physical Discovering Time book, listening to this audiobook really gave me a sense of immersion into the stories. Rich has added thoughtful details to make listening more engaging, such as when there is a story being recited that takes place in a bar, ambient chatter can be heard in the background. There are also short interviews with collectors interspersed throughout the podcast/audiobook, which is additive beyond the print version. Highly recommend if you want a glimpse into what the Watch Fam is all about!

919 Studios ,

Creative and Unique

Rich has put together a fun and refreshing new spin with his storytelling.

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