Wrists of Whiskey & Watches

A watch is a work of art

A skillful display of exquisite micro-engineering. But it’s also a celebration. It’s the meeting of a milestone, the reward for ambition, the bridge between generations. It’s the commemoration of life’s most meaningful moments. A watch’s wonder is more than telling time, it’s telling a story.

Wrists to Watch in 2023

In honor of our highly anticipated, annual event, Whiskey & Watches, we wanted to begin a new community tradition. Each year, we hope to spotlight standout individuals that we consider “influential wrists” that help make Cincinnati a unique city full of passion & opportunity.

Get to know our first 4 Wrists to Watch in these light-hearted, short form interview films.

The Trailblazer

BRANDON VAZQUEZ

Thriving as FC Cincinnati’s center forward, Brandon Vazquez is an expeditionist seeking new heights. Whether leading his team to victory or scouting his next adventure, Brandon plays rugged trailblazer on and off the pitch.

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HAMILTON – Khaki Field Mechanical

The new Khaki Field Mechanical is a faithful recreation of its original 1960s forebear and is true to Hamilton’s military heritage. Inspired by the military, built to last, this is the original soldier’s watch featuring a 42mm matt stainless steel case, three hand display, dark dial with light, luminescent numerals, indexes showing hours and minutes, and durable NATO strap.

Brandon’s take on the timepiece

“I chose this watch because it is an adventure watch. Something that you take on a road trip or hiking. Olive green is one of my favorite colors, so it instantly caught my eye. It’s a rugged look, with the khaki and stainless steel, 42mm, which fits perfect on my wrist. It makes me want to get my Defender and go. Go out and explore…”

The Illusionist

GEE HORTON

Contemporary artist, Gee Horton, plays illusionist with his hyper realistic charcoal and graphite portraits. His mesmeric ability to create living, breathing life from a blank sheet of paper is his finest act, wowing onlookers worldwide.

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NOMOS GLASHÜTTE – Tangente neomatik 41

An update for the wrist, the award-winning NOMOS classic Tangente is updated with a uniquely designed date ring, artfully displayed far out around the edge of the dial. Featuring two red dots that frame the current date, this highly precise, playful date display makes this timepiece unmistakably NOMOS Glashütte.

Gee’s take on the timepiece

“What I like about this watch is the aesthetic. It really resonates with me. There’s a minimalistic feel, but also a level of class and sophistication. It allows me to feel like I’m wearing a work of art. I’m wearing something that is timeless – no pun intended.”

The Old Soul

MARCIE HON

Presently vibing in a cool girl body, old soul, Marcie Hon, owns vintage clothing boutique, Down to Mars Vintage. The fashion design graduate resells vintage items, sourcing exquisite clothing from her personal travel adventures, ex-socialites, meticulous antiquing, and anything and anyone else fabulous in between.

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HAMILTON – Jazzmaster Lady Auto

The see-through case back of the Viewmatic presents the perfect opportunity to see contemporary watchmaking and quality craftsmanship working in harmony. Luckily, the front of this watch is just as captivating as the back.

Marcie’s take on the timepiece

This watch has a timeless design. It’s something that I can wear with any outfit, formal or casual. The tiny diamonds on the dial give a little sparkle and the stainless band is something that will never go out of style.

The Storyteller

PHIL LIPSCHUTZ

UnheardOf founder, Phil Lipschutz, offers Cincinnati’s finest collection of rare, luxury sneakers and eccentric street styles. With influences of pop art, history, and high-profile brand collaborations, Phil stitches deeper meaning into his nationally recognized line of skate clothes through the art of storytelling.

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NOMOS GLASHÜTTE – Club Campus, Pink

Club Campus deep pink is expressive and striking. This robust all-rounder from NOMOS Glashütte is a reliable life companion.

Phil’s take on the timepiece

I think this watch is really cool because it’s fun, it’s unique. The pink face is pretty sick. I like knowing that it’s all made in-house. Like my brand, we try to make everything local. There’s few businesses that do anymore, so that’s pretty unique. It’s also very lightweight and it pops off with my matching shirt.