Man and his watch

“Every watch tells a story” may sound like an old cliché, but in A Man and His Watch, author Matt Hranek proves it to be true.

Talking to people from different backgrounds and interests, the author introduces us from an artist who has been wearing the same digital watch for 20 years, a race car driver with a small collection of watch-trophies from his career to a chef whose award-winning watch was a special anniversary gift. What unites all these men is that the watch they put on their wrist every day has enormous personal meaning and is a small totem of who they are, where they’ve been and where they hope to go.

Through the stories of the watches – and with the big, beautiful images of photographer Stephen Lewis – we get small doses of the lives of the men who wear them.

A fascinating reminder that at the end of the day it’s the stories behind our watches that give them meaning & value, far beyond the gears that make them tick.