TimeZone Millburn, New Jersey Gathering – October 2001
On Saturday, October 6, 2001, a bunch of us got together for a nice lunch and some watch-talk. The restaurant is called the Brick Oven, and it’s a nice little Italian bistro-type place in the heart of downtown Millburn (if Millburn actually has a “downtown”). Almost 30 people attended, which was about the best we’ve seen for a NJ luncheon so far.
Although there were, of course, tons of great watches to look at and play with, the company and conversation was by far the best aspect of the get-together. It was terrific to put some faces with the names we see and talk with every day on TZ.
Special thanks to Neil Contess, who helped me a great deal with the coordination of the event and the selection of the location. Thanks also go to Rob Kearney for his touching tribute to David Graifman (a long-time TZer who was lost in the Septeber 11th WTC tragedy) and to Mike Gacki for all the wine he brought, and finally to everyone who donated prizes for the giveaways.
To all those who attended: It was great meeting and speaking with each of you. I hope you’ll all be able to attend the next luncheon. To anyone who did not attend, but would like to be included on a distribution list for the next NJ/NYC area luncheon, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on any of the pictures below to see a larger version
Mike and Jeanette Hanson
Stuart Mogell, Simon Moy, Jay Ceballos, Dave Atwater
Andrew Wood, Eric Edelman, Bob Lord, Jordan Lateiner, Ed Hahn, and Stuart Mogell peeking in from the side
Ronald Held, Jordan Lateiner, Stuart Mogell
Jay Ceballos (“My Royal Oak Offshore is really THIS big”), Andy Alvarez, Mike Hanson, Jeanette Hanson
Ed Hahn, either smelling the flowers or dreaming about that AP handwind
Andrew Wood, Eric Edelman, Bob Lord, Chris Porreca, Ronald Held, James Wallach, Jordan Lateiner, Rob Makus (standing), Ed Hahn
Rob Kearney, Joan and Neil Contess, Michael and Teri Gacki
Eric Edelman, Michael Gacki (“No Eric, I really don’t want to buy your boat”)
Chip Hoyt (Thank goodness he didn’t wear those plaid pants again), Neil Contess
Paul Silvestri, Joel Boff, Tim Connor
A couple of really nice American pocketwatches brought by Tim Connor
Bob Lord’s AP Royal Oak Offshore chronograph
Stuart Mogell’s A. Lange & Sohne pocketwatch
Easily the “Best of Show”….Andrew Wood’s Buffy and Jody watch
Some of Chip Hoyt’s watches (sorry Chip, no picture of the OysterQuartz)
Some of my watches
James Wallach’s Langematik….spectacular display back
Michael Gacki’s stuff…..Hey Mike, I think you need a few more big sport watches with black dials
Mike Hanson’s awesome Minerva chronograph (converted Minerva pocketwatch movement w/ coaxial pusher). This is not a small watch, and appears to be at least 43mm or 44mm in diameter.
Additional pictures contributed by Ed Hahn
Dave Atwater, Rob Makus, Rob Kearney
Paul Silvestri, Tim Connor, Andrew Wood
Andrew Wood James Wallach, Chris Porreca, Jay Ceballos
Rob Makus, Tim Connor
Jay Ceballos’ Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshire “End of Days”