My name is Justin. I am a husband, dog dad, freelance writer, and amateur internet gumshoe. This website is an endeavor I aspire to update with some semblance of consistency. That being said, this also represents my first foray into blogging. As a relative novice at the wheel, I will do my best to keep the turbulence to a minimum for the duration of the flight.
Let me start off by saying thank you for taking a look at my page. TheWristorian is a site dedicated to the underdogs of the horological realm. Overshadowed by the titans of the industry, there are a multitude of fascinating, obscure, and unique brands and models that remain virtually undiscovered. In a hobby (and frankly a society) where trends are dictated by the masses, I am hoping to shed some light on the enigmatic and lesser-known timepieces of bygone eras.
The fact of the matter is that watches, like us, each have a singular story. While some tales are more enthralling than others, and many are lost with time, there are scores just waiting to be told. From the mundane to those of legend, I aim to highlight a broad spectrum in order to showcase the diversity of the vintage watch world.
After immersing myself in this avocation for the past few years, it has become clear to me that my tastes are not entirely “mainstream”. The concept of watch collecting itself is somewhat arbitrary and esoteric, yet there are times when it feels as if unwritten rules are applied to the hobby. While I cannot fully dissociate from the “hot trends” of the community, I seek to emphasize the fact that there is an incredibly vast range and depth to vintage watches by showcasing pieces that tend to get less attention from the masses.
I hope that you find the posts on TheWristorian of some interest, and if you do, I would love to hear from you. If you have comments, corrections, or information that could assist in expanding upon what is written, do not hesitate to send a message my way.