With The Horological Minute, Eric Ku and 10 Past Ten engage in a fascinating dialog with collectors and members of the watch industry, as they discuss anything and everything about watches. Think of it as the Proust Questionnaire for the watch aficionado.
My first watch was a vintage Air-King reference 5500 from 1967. I bought it with my final pay cheque from my job as a lecturer in music when I left London Metropolitan University to relocate to be near my wife-to-be. My wife and I visited The Old Watch Shop (Mike Wood's UK-based shop) and although my wife knew nothing about watches, she picked this one out because of its beautiful patina and unusual dial. To this day it is my most special watch and I would never part with it.•
My latest acquisition was a vintage Tudor Homeplate chronograph reference 7031. It came from the son of the original owner and even has the original papers. For me, the 7031 is probably Tudor's most iconic watch of all time.•
Primarily I love vintage watches, however Tudor's Heritage releases are pieces that I love to wear. The spirit of the original watches that inspired them is there, but in a modern watch that can be worn day to day.•
The best meal of the week for me is always breakfast at the weekend. In the Povey household we are really into coffee, so we'll always have some new beans to try along with our traditional fry-up! It is so unhealthy, but so much fun and it's the best meal ever because I get to share, and to catch up on, all of the news, gossip and nonsense with my wife and the kids.•
I tend to wear something robust, that can take the knocks...so a Tudor MilSub is perfect!•
For me, the oyster case is one of the finest designs of the 20th century. Aesthetically, it is perfect in so many ways and the combination of this with a beautifully patinated dial and a plexi crystal is about as good as a watch can get.•
I am a big fan of the Italian hand made leather straps on my watches. Working with Bernhard, as part of Bulang and Sons, on creating the different ranges and types of these straps is great as I get to try them all!•
I always go back to the Submariner as my favourite. The Maxi dialled 5513s are the most beautiful of the Rolex Submariners in my opinion. If I could own only one Submariner though, it would be a great quality blue Tudor Snowflake on a NATO strap.•
Tudor have had phenomenal success at Basel each year for the past few years and I am already excited to see what they will release in their Heritage range next year. A three-register 'Big Block' chronograph re-edition would be a great addition to the range.•
Today I'm wearing my 7031 Homeplate - as I have been for the past few weeks.