In 1952, after a baseball game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants, the teenage king of Iraq, Faisal II, met the Dodgers’ second baseman, Jackie Robinson. In a photo taken of the young royal while chatting with the baseball legend, Nick Gould noticed a watch peeking out from underneath his sleeve. In plain sight was a hint of the dial, the case including crown, and one of the two chronograph pushers. It was a previously undiscovered Patek Philippe Reference 1518!
New York governor Andrew Cuomo recently drew attention to his prized Breguet Marine Reference 5817 when, during a press conference in early June 2020, he talked about what his daughter desired for a college graduation gift. “I want something that means something to you,” was her answer. Upon which the politician announced he’d be giving her his watch. Find out why right here!
Like a proper gentleman, Hollywood legend Clark Gable paired wristwatches to go with his outfits both on and off screen. Gable had a gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference 6011 and also wore a Patek Philippe Reference 1526 Perpetual Calendar, prominently seen in ‘Soldier of Fortune’ as Nick Gould highlights here.
In season three of the television series ‘Community,’ Joel McHale’s character (a suspended lawyer) began wearing a Bell & Ross BR 01-94 chronograph, which turned out to be his own watch. So Elizabeth Doerr decided to see if he was into watches, and here is what she found out.
Elizabeth Doerr is currently enjoying watching ‘The Last Dance’ miniseries about Michael Jordan’s career, and even more so thanks to glimpses of the great watches she keeps spying as the series progresses. She’s only two episodes in at present, but what grabbed her right from the first minutes was the fact that both Jordan and Bulls forward Scottie Pippen are wearing large, noticeable watches by Roger Dubuis. Find out which ones here.
Watch spotting on celebrity wrists can be a lot of fun if you’re watching a movie or TV show. Oh, who is Elizabeth kidding? It’s always a lot of fun. Here she shares five watches that caught her eye on the wrists of celebrities over the last couple of weeks.
As the resident Quill & Pad wristwatch spotter, Nick Gould spends many hours on random searches looking for interesting horological finds. Generally he ends up finding nothing, but occasionally he finds nuggets of gold. And 2019 was quite a fruitful year for him in terms of unearthing some interesting Wrist Watching stories, which he shares here.
Nick Gould spotted American actor Mark Wahlberg wearing an early-delivery Rolex GMT-Master II ‘Root Beer,’ once again putting his penchant for precious metal watches on display.
In 1954, famed photographer Yousuf Karsh took a portrait of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso in which he is wearing a late 1940s Jaeger-LeCoultre Reference 141.008.1 triple calendar with moon phase and gorgeous teardrop lugs. Where is that watch today? Expert spotter Nick Gould may just have unearthed its whereabouts.
Walter Cronkite and Peter Jennings were two of the best known and most respected broadcast journalists on American television. While Cronkite was known to wear a gold Rolex Datejust and Omega chronographs, resident watch spotter Nick Gould surprisingly found evidence of Jennings sporting a Heuer Monaco.