Whether it's flashy or unassuming, you can tell a lot from a man's watch. Here, we bring you a glimpse of horological inspiration from a top tastemaker. In this edition: Tyler Thoreson, VP of Men's Editorial & Creative at Gilt. And his 1995 Rolex GMT-Master.
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The Subject: Tyler Thoreson, VP of men's editorial & creative at Gilt
The Watch: 1995 Rolex GMT-Master
The Details:" I chose the model because of its connection to my father. The GMT was developed in the late '50s for Pan-Am's transatlantic pilots, and my dad is a retired pilot. (For the record, he's also a frugal Norwegian, and for most of my childhood he wore a Casio.) If he had been a miner, I suppose I would've gotten a Milgauss. I admit, the watch would be cooler if it were from 1965 instead of 1995. I chose '95 because it's the year I graduated college, and because I wanted something lower maintenance that I could actually get wet. Also on my wrist: a leather bracelet by Billy Moore of Cause and Effect, and a beaded bracelet I put on at the (Capsule) trade show in January and haven't taken off."
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