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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    • 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.

    Narcotics and Goblins, Oh My!

    Narcotics and Goblins, Oh My!

    A highly inappropriate real-life tail as told by @YG_Watches (real name, Yousif)
    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!

    • 5 min
    Part 4 - Epilogue

    Part 4 - Epilogue

    Two more SHORT short stories that will tug at the old heart strings.  One is called "Finding a Cure:  #TypeNone; it comes from the mind and heart of @ThePitchingWedge, formerly known as the @BalancedWheel.  The other is called "Brotherhood of the Traveling Watch, which is the story of 6 watch fam friends and a specific watch that's making its way around the world.  
    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!

    • 6 min
    Enjoy What You Have (@BZabodyn214 Interview)

    Enjoy What You Have (@BZabodyn214 Interview)

    A wide ranging conversation with my dear friend Brandon (@BZabodyn214).  He's a Texas boy with a watch collecting obsession.  We discuss the evolution of his collecting journey, how he's embraced the Watch Fam and cover his least favorite question to receive from beginners.  
    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!

    • 15 min
    Honey, Can We Have a Horological Ménage à Trois?

    Honey, Can We Have a Horological Ménage à Trois?

    For those out there looking for advice as to how best to ask your significant for the green light to buy a time piece of your dreams.  Here's the ultimate playbook to help you get there.  
    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
    Watch Buying Guide for Beginners

    Watch Buying Guide for Beginners

    An introductory look on the fundamentals of watch buying and things to look out for.  Also in this section is a summary of my top 10 favorite watch brands and a Watch Inspiration on a budget guide for those looking for some inspiration.  
    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!

    • 29 min
    The Importance of Family & Mean Girls (@BoardRoomBaller Interview)

    The Importance of Family & Mean Girls (@BoardRoomBaller Interview)

    A wonderful chat with my buddy Tanmay (@BoardRoomBaller).  We talk about his recent foray into watch collecting and his transition into the Watch Fam.  
    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!

    • 6 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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