Patek Phillipe

We’ll be the first to admit, the pocket watch revival we’ve been working on isn’t quite here yet. But it could happen at any moment. And when it does, we’d like to be prepared.

So naturally, when we saw there was a century-old Patek Philippe pocket watch coming up for auction next week, we couldn’t resist. It comes from Antiquorum, one of Hong Kong’s better auction houses, and if the estimate is to be believed, you could walk away with it for a paltry $128,000. Compared to some of the Submariner collections you’ll see on Tumblr, that’s a bargain.

Now all we need is a watch fob, a three-piece suit and (if possible) a monocle.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom