20 episodes

Join, your host and incurable collector, Troy McHenry, as he navigates the modern zeitgeist of "stuff" and what it means to be a collector in the 21st century, such as avoiding the mental and financial pitfalls of hype cycles, product drops, and FOMO all through the eyes of a passionate watch collector. We stretch beyond the world of watches at times into contemporary collectibles and consumer culture, including both the hidden gems and underrated as well as uncovering the bloated and mediocre. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-grumpy-collector/support

The Grumpy Collector The Grump (Troy McHenry)

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    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Join, your host and incurable collector, Troy McHenry, as he navigates the modern zeitgeist of "stuff" and what it means to be a collector in the 21st century, such as avoiding the mental and financial pitfalls of hype cycles, product drops, and FOMO all through the eyes of a passionate watch collector. We stretch beyond the world of watches at times into contemporary collectibles and consumer culture, including both the hidden gems and underrated as well as uncovering the bloated and mediocre. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-grumpy-collector/support

    The Dark Side of Watch Ownership: When Things Go Wrong

    The Dark Side of Watch Ownership: When Things Go Wrong

    In this episode broken into 3 acts, the Grump recounts three sticky stories of watch repairs and servicing going awry. Some key messages and tips are shared that every single watch collector should know and remember during the course of ownership with their watches. Enjoy!


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    • 54 min
    2023 Year in Review! From a SOTC recap to highlighting the biggest watch news and releases of the year

    2023 Year in Review! From a SOTC recap to highlighting the biggest watch news and releases of the year

    In this episode as we close the book on 2023, we do a personal state of the watch collection (SOTC) review, highlight some of the biggest news stories in the world of watches, and share our picks for the best watches of the year. Enjoy this hour of getting inside the mind of an incurable collector!


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    What it Takes to Run a Successful Watch Club in 2023

    What it Takes to Run a Successful Watch Club in 2023

    In this episode we cover some of the highlights of GPHG and hot topics and then dive head first into our main topic of what it takes to create, grow, and run a watch club. Learn from the Grump, who has co-led RedBar, Raleigh Chapter for the past couple of years as he shares how to create value for your members and keys to maintaining a healthy club to common pitfalls to avoid. Remember you can't do it all yourself!!!


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    • 54 min
    Go Around the Moon and Sun with Martin Braun!

    Go Around the Moon and Sun with Martin Braun!

    In this episode we interview Martin Braun, watchmaker and watch-designer behind some epic contributions to the world of watches including the first mechanical watch to tell sunrise and sunset to reinventing and reinvigorating the moonphase complication. We cover Martin's past, present, and future in and around the world of watches.



    REMINDER: The show notes for this and every episode can always be found at: www.TheGrumpyCollector.com.


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Watches & Wonders Recap As Only The Grump Can Do It!

    Watches & Wonders Recap As Only The Grump Can Do It!

    At this point we all know the major releases that were Watches & Wonders 2023, THE largest trade show of the year for the Swiss and broader watch industry. But, do you know which were the strongest and weakest offerings as gauged by the Grump? We'll pick apart the new releases by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Panerai, IWC, Cartier, Vacheron, and many others. If you are looking for the most comprehensive yet curated review of all the new watch releases, you've come to the right place.



    As always, show notes for this and all past episodes can be found at www.TheGrumpyCollector.com.


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    • 1 hr 35 min
    The Trifecta Episode! Travel Tips, State of the Watch Collection, and Watch Predictions for 2023!

    The Trifecta Episode! Travel Tips, State of the Watch Collection, and Watch Predictions for 2023!

    The grump has been away for awhile, but is BACK!  We get caught up hearing about traveling through Europe with just a single watch (gasp!), the state of the watch collection (what watches were added and removed during 2022), and finally what are the Grump's predictions for watches in 2023.  It's a full packed episode, hope you enjoy!


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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

imgped ,

Nice listen but infrequent

It’s a great listen and not cliche ..Life happens but wish it was more structured based on frequency

DavidThor! ,

Great topics!

Really ending the show! I wanted a podcast that dug into the watch world, but it’s nice to have some of the other topics to ponder. Strongly recommend!

jobar997 ,

Where have you been??

Good show and great, original material. Where have you been though??? We need more episodes!

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