brooklyn-watches

Do-it-yourself used to mean spending hours getting inspired by the Discovery channel and then either starting a project you really didn’t have time for, or getting roped into one you completed just so you would stop hearing about how you don’t listen. On more than one occasion, these endeavors ultimately led to singed eyebrows, hammered thumbs or a trip to the emergency room. David Sokosh of Clinton Hill Clocks isn’t similarly afflicted, so he decided to start DIY-ing watches from vintage watch parts as Brooklyn Watches. Each piece is powered by a vintage 17 jewel manual wind movement from a pocket watch (no batteries required) mated to a collection of different vintage faces, hands and cases from high-end manufacturers like Panerai and Breguet. The back of the case also has a display window so you can admire Sokosh’s handiwork. They’re the hot rods of the watch world.

Pappy-Van-Winkle-Hot-Sauce

Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.