Update: DISTRICT TIME 2019

August 29, 2019 Update!

New brands added, giveaway prizes listed, watchmaking classes selling out fast! Here is all the info you need to know...

Time Bum and Bill from McDowell Time are proud to announce our fourth annual watch event, District Time Sponsored by NTH Watches. Join us October 12-13, 2019 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.

District Time has come a long way since our very first show in the back of a restaurant. Now we have a fabulous venue in downtown DC, loads of vendors, and some new collaborations to make this our best show ever. If you want to learn more about how and why we do this, read the interview Bill and I did with AboutTime here, and see my interview with Doc's House Calls on Watch With Us Media here. But in the meantime, read on...

Show Participants

A watch show is nothing without watches, so we are bringing as much variety as we can. This list is still growing, but as of today, the following watches and vendors will be represented at the show. 
  • About Time Magazine - Media Partner
  • Ardor & Forge
  • Art Watch Frame 
  • Attra
  • Aquadive
  • AVeritas
  • Bausele
  • Caliper
  • Collins
  • DC Vintage Watches
  • EMG
  • Fine Time Solutions will show their American made movements and the watches that use them including:
    • Bertucci
    • Brillier
    • Minuteman
  • Gavox
  • Hager
  • Havaan Tuvali
  • Hemel
  • HKED
  • Isofrane
  • Kingsbury
  • Lesablier
  • LIC Watch Straps
  • Little Treasury Jewelers, authorized dealers for:
    • Alexander Shorokhoff
    • Ball
    • Bremont
    • Orion
    • Seiko Prospex, Presage, and Grand Seiko
    • Zodiac
  • McDowell Time
  • Nodus
  • Nove
  • NTH
  • Ocean Crawler
  • Origin
  • Roebuck
  • Sakab
  • Sartory-Billard
  • Siduna
  • Minase
  • Raketa
  • Traska
  • Tsao Baltimore
  • Vario
  • Ventus
  • Visitor
  • Watcha - Official Photographer
  • Watch Gauge will bring a selection of watches from: 
    • Balticus
    • BOLDR
    • Casio G-Shock
    • DiRenzo
    • Gruppo Gamma
    • Martenero
    • Straton 
  • Zelos
Check back, because we will add even more as we get closer to the date.

District Time 2018

Remember, most of the watches at the show are otherwise only available online, so take advantage of this a rare opportunity check them out in person, meet the brand owners and designers, shop the amazing selection, and enter to win one of our awesome giveaways! 

This year, we will be raffling off watches, straps, and accessories from:

  • Art Watch Frame,
  • DC Vintage Watches, 
  • Hemel,
  • Isofrane,  
  • Kingsbury, 
  • McDowell Time,
  • Nove, 
  • NTH,
  • Vario, and
  • WatchGauge.

As always, the show is free and open to the public but we hope you also take advantage of the other opportunities that make up our #DCWatchWeek.

Watchmaking 101-103

The Horological Society of New York will bring their award-winning, 4-hour watchmaking class to the event. This hands-on class will teach you the inner workings of a mechanical movement. It is a must for anyone who loves watches. There are two time slots on Saturday and one on Sunday so whichever you choose, there will still be plenty of time to enjoy the show too. [Update 8/29/19: Saturday morning is sold out! Limited spaces remaining Saturday pm and Sunday.] The class costs $500 and seats are limited so reserve your place now! Sign up here.

HSNY McDowell

Microbrand University

Aspiring watch brand owners will want to check out Microbrand University on October 10 and 11. In the seminar, Chris Vail of NTH Watches, John Tooher of Head Room, John Keil of Watch Gauge, and Josh Irons of River Avenue Digital will share their tips for effective business strategy, branding, and marketing in the particular niche of microbrand watches. The two-day seminar is $2000, but you can get a $500 discount if you sign up by July 9, 2019. For more information and registration visit MicrobrandU.com.

Stay the Night!

Finally, if you are traveling from out of the area, be sure to take advantage of our $199/night group rate at the nearby Fairfield Inn, offered through Janis Trading Company. You can book your room here.

We can’t wait to see you there! ⬩

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