Photo Gallery: Windup Watch Fair 2021
New York watch enthusiasts were spoiled for choice this past weekend with WatchTime occupying Gotham Hall and the Windup Watch Fair holding court at Chelsea Market.
Watch fans were overindulged this past weekend, as The Big Apple played host to the 2021 editions of both WatchTime New York and the Windup Watch Fair. Run by the great folks behind Worn & Wound, Windup NYC, which ran from October 22 - 24, included over 40 brands – mostly independent and micro brands.
Worn & Wound Co-Founder James Helms stated that the event saw around 10,000 visitors over the weekend. And while not quite the numbers they’ve seen in the past, considering current COVID restrictions, the organizers were very happy with the attendance this year.
There were smiles all around, not just from the watch brands but from the enthusiasts coming through the door. Like many events last year, the Windup Watch Fair had been canceled, but the team was eager to get back out there this year and bring some joy back into the community. And let me tell you, the happiness was palpable in the cozy space.
The fair took place at quaint, though very busy, Chelsea Market in New York. Along with smaller brands like Astor + Banks, Lorrier, and Brew Watches, you had some of the bigger independents like Oris, Monta, and NORQAIN. Alongside the independents were ever popular brands like G-SHOCK, Seiko, and Hamilton.
Unlike WatchTime, however, many of the brands in attendance at Windup have products available for purchase. A huge bonus for fans – not only to meet the people behind the brands and get to check out the models in person but to expand your collection right there at the show!
You can follow Windup Watch Fair’s schedule via the fair’s website. San Francisco and Chicago dates are still TBD for next year, but we know we’re crossing our fingers for more news soon!
In the meantime, enjoy our photo gallery from the 2021 edition of Windup NYC!
(Photography by Kat Shoulders)