TheTimeBum FINAL UPDATE: District Time 2019


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October 7, 2019 Update!

Ok folks, this is it. Bill McDowell and I have been working double-time to get everything in place for our biggest watch show yet. Read up, and then get on down to DC!

This is the fourth annual DC watch show produced by yours truly and Bill from McDowell Time.
District Time Sponsored by NTH Watches will be held on October 12 and 13, at the District Architecture Center, 427 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC. We will be open to the public from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM both days.

The Horological Society of New York will be on-site conducting Watchmaking 101-103 in 4-hour sessions. This hands-on class teaches the inner workings of a mechanical movement. Our first three sessions sold out fast - so we added a fourth. If you want in, head over to the HSNY Eventbrite page and register. The class costs $500 and there are only three spots left so if you want in, you should jump on it now. Please note that the classes will start sooner and end later than regular show hours.

Show Participants

We've had one or two changes since the last update. A couple have dropped off (hey, life happens), but even more have come on board (yay!). Here is the final list.

AboutTime Magazine ⬝ Ardor & Forge ⬝ ArtWatchFrame ⬝ Attra ⬝ AVeritas ⬝ Caliper ⬝ Collins ⬝ DC Vintage Watches ⬝ EMG ⬝ Gavox ⬝ Hager ⬝ Havaan Tuvali ⬝ Hemel ⬝ HKED ⬝ Isofrane ⬝ Kingsbury ⬝ Lesablier ⬝ Lip ⬝ McDowell Time ⬝ Nodus ⬝ Nove ⬝ NTH ⬝ Ocean Crawler ⬝ Roebuck ⬝ Sakab ⬝ Seals ⬝ Siduna ⬝ Techné ⬝ The Time Bum ⬝ Traser ⬝ Traska ⬝ Tropic Straps ⬝ Tsao Baltimore ⬝ Undone ⬝ Vario ⬝ Ventus ⬝ Visitor ⬝ Watcha ⬝ Zelos ⬝ Little Treasury Jewelers (Alexander Shorokhoff ⬝ Ball ⬝ Bremont ⬝ Orion ⬝ Seiko Prospex ⬝ Seiko Presage ⬝ Grand Seiko ⬝ Zodiac) ⬝ The New Romantics (LIC Watch Straps ⬝ Sartory-Billard ⬝ Minase ⬝ Raketa ⬝ Patton) ⬝ Watch Gauge (Balticus ⬝ BOLDR ⬝ Casio G-Shock ⬝ Draken ⬝ NTH Limited Edition ⬝ Reverie ⬝ Sartory Billard ⬝ Straton) ⬝ Fine Time Solutions (Ameriquartz-powered Bertucci ⬝ Brillier ⬝ Minuteman)

We are looking at more than 26 exhibitors each day and well over 50 brands on display - most of which you only ever be able to see online. Ardor & Forge will be taking early bird discounted preorders. Caliper and Vario will offer show-only discounts. I hear that Hager and McDowell Time may have something brand new. You don't want to miss this.

Note that Ardor & Forge, Seals, and Roebuck will be there Saturday only, and Havaan Tuvali and Little Treasury will be Sunday only. There will be plenty to see on both days, but why choose? Come Saturday and Sunday. You'll have a great time and will also get a chance to win great stuff. Seven amazing prize packages will be awarded each day. See the prize list and schedule below. All you need to do is sign in when you enter, and be there at 2:00 PM when we call the names.

And there it is. We've assembled the best District Time yet. Now, all we need is you.

See you this weekend!

Daily Schedule and Prize List

Saturday, October 12

9:00 AM - Horological Society of New York, Watchmaking 101-103
(registered students only)

11:00 AM - Doors open to the public

2:00 PM - Prize Drawing #1

Kingsbury Dress Watch Prize Package — ARV $143.29

  • Monarch II quartz dress watch ($89 from Kingsbury)
  • Maple watch stand ($34.29 from ArtWatchFrame)
  • Deluxe Travel Case ($20 from Vario)
Helgray Gold — ARV $299
  • LeMans Rose Gold quartz chronograph from Helgray Watches
Racing Chrono Prize Package — ARV $383.29
  • McDowell Time Maxton MechaQuartz chronograph ($349 from The Time Bum)
  • Mahogany watch stand, ($34.29 from ArtWatchFrame)
Time Bum Review Sample Prize Package — $421.29
  • Aquatico Oyster automatic dive watch ($329 from The Time Bum)
  • Vario Vintage Italian Leather 22mm blue strap ($38 from Vario)
  • ArtWatchFrame Beech watch stand ($34.29 from ArtWatchFrame)
Biggr and Boldr Prize Package — ARV $534.29
  • BOLDR White Storm automatic dive watch ($450 from McDowell Time)
  • American Nut watch stand ($34.29 from ArtWatchFrame)
  • BOLDR Slim Wallet ($50 from The Time Bum)
Undone Custom Watch — ARV $TBD
  • [Still working on this one, but it's going to be good! Check back soon.]
Day One Grand Prize — ARV $659.29
  • Gavox Avidiver automatic sport watch ($625 from Watch Gauge)
  • Maple watch stand ($34.29 from ArtWatchFrame)
2:30 PM - Horological Society of New York, Watchmaking 101-103 (registered students only)

4:00 PM - End of day one

Sunday, October 13

9:00 AM - Horological Society of New York, Watchmaking 101-103
(registered students only)

11:00 AM - Doors open to the public

2:00 PM - Prize Drawing #2

Vintage Watch Prize Package — ARV $176

  • Stellaris (Seiko) hand-wound watch ($80 from DC Vintage Watches)
  • Deluxe Travel Case ($20 from Vario)
  • (2) Vintage Italian Leather 18mm straps ($38 ea. from Vario)
Helgray Silver — ARV $299
  • LeMans Classic Silver quartz chronograph from Helgray Watches
Kingsbury Diver’s Prize Package — ARV $263.29
  • Dark Water 300 automatic dive watch ($229 from Kingsbury Watch Co.)
  • Maple watch stand ($34.29 from ArtWatchFrame)
Art Deco Prize Package — ARV $360
  • Empire hand-wound dress watch, ($349 from Vario)
  • Deluxe Travel Case ($20 from Vario)
Super Slim Dive Watch Prize Package — ARV $470
  • Trident quartz dive watch ($450 from Nove Watches)
  • Deluxe Travel Case ($20 from Vario)
Brabant Prize Package — ARV $568
  • Brabant MechaQuartz pilot’s watch ($499 from Hemel)
  • Luxury Leather Watch Travel Roll ($69 from Hemel)
Day Two Grand Prize — ARV $675
  • NTH Santa Cruz automatic dive watch from NTH Watches
2:30 PM - Horological Society of New York, Watchmaking 101-103
(registered students only). Ends 7:30 PM

4:00 PM - End of show.

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