If you haven’t gotten your holiday ducks in a row, so to speak, by now, you are really late. Still searching for ideas for the watch lover in your life. Here’s a no-brainer for him or for her. The Horological Society of New York (HSNY), America’s oldest watchmaking guild founded in 1866, offers the gift of memberships, evening classes in NYC, and weekend classes abroad.
Not only does giving one of these gifts help the association in its mission of advancing the art and science of horology through education, but also it makes a really cool “insider’s” gift. Even better, these gifts won’t break the bank. A Memberships gift costs just about $100 and member get priority access to meetings, events and educational classes. Members are a diverse mix of collectors, watchmakers, clockmakers, journalists, auctioneers, historians and others who love horology.
Feel like you want to spend more? Give the gift of a Horology course. The HSNY’s classes let students go hands on to understand the movements, watchmaking and more — with no previous experience necessary. The classes cost between $200 and $500 and private classes are also available. So stop procrastinating; stop wondering. Get online and get one of these great gifts for the man or woman in your life who loves watches. Or — buy it in twos so you can go together.