To celebrate the start of a new season of The Accutron Show, our host David Graver and new co-host, philanthropist and filmmaker, Indrani Pal-Choudhuri meet with the founders of RedBar Group, Adam Craniotes and Kathleen McGivney. Together they talk about the origins and current projects of RedBar including an exciting watch collaboration with Accutron launching on September 21st. Set your time to Accutron time and enjoy the show!
To celebrate the start of a new seaon of The Accutron Show, our host David Graver and new co-host philanthropist and filmmaker Indrani Pal-Choudhuri meet with the founders of RedBar Group, Adam Craniotes and Kathleen McGivney. RedBar Group is the official organization for an international collective of watch collectors with the goals that include fostering the growth of existing collector communities around the globe, helping fellow enthusiasts start new meetups in their local areas, and encouraging collectors to give back to the local communities where gatherings take place. In addition, Adam and Kathleen talk about an exciting watch collaboration with Accutron launching on September 21st. Set your time to Accutron time and enjoy the show!
15:27 My passion for collecting watches is connected to storytelling; that is what speaks to me, specifically around brands that are either doing something unique like Accutron or independent brands. I love to hear origin stories, why they got into watches. There is something about that personal connection that is really important to me. (Kathleen)
28:00 When we started working together with Acctron on this collaboration, I already new about what a groundbreaking timepiece and brand this was, a milestone in the development of the wristwatch, bridging the gap between the mechanical watch and the quarz revolution. I loved the idea of the Spaceview that were supposed to be demo pieces, for people to see the "space" in the dial - to me that was revolutionary. (Adam)
38:39 Watch communities are a really good way for young people to start collecting watches. A lot of people that are there are passionate about watches and want to share their knowledge about them. If you are a college kid and walk into a watch boutique, that can be quite intimidating; the watch community takes away that "pressure" factor and you can be free to ask any question. (Kathleen)
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