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Leather Care Guide: How to Care for Your Leather Watch Strap

Leather Care Guide: How to Care for Your Leather Watch Strap

November 13, 2018

Hook+Gaff watches have a well-earned reputation for their strong build and long-lasting durability. And if cared for properly, your genuine leather watch strap can last a long time, too. Here are some of our top tips and recommendations for caring for your leather watch strap.

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Put a Timeless Gift Under the Tree: Your 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Put a Timeless Gift Under the Tree: Your 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

November 13, 2018

Wondering what to get for your special someone or favorite family member this holiday season? Here at Hook+Gaff, we know that the best gift you can give and receive is quality time spent with the people you love, doing the things that you love. This year, honor those people with a gift that serves as a daily reminder to spend each minute intentionally.

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Mission Accomplished on an Annual Quest for the Silver King

Mission Accomplished on an Annual Quest for the Silver King

June 29, 2018

Every year, my wife and I make the drive from Clearwater Beach two hours south to Matlacha. This trip focuses on one fish and one fish only — the silver king. Tarpon fishing is more a lifestyle than a sport. You live it and breathe it. It is simply not for the recreational angler. These fish are prehistoric, big and incredibly smart.

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Wedding Gift Guide: Timeless Watches for an Unforgettable Occasion

Wedding Gift Guide: Timeless Watches for an Unforgettable Occasion

June 26, 2018

Wedding season is in full swing, and that means wedding gift-giving season has also arrived. It’s somewhat customary for the groom to receive a watch on his wedding day. And the tradition makes sense — on a day when a new family is officially formed, why not offer something that is timeless and can passed down for generations?

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Chandler Williams's 30 Species in 30 Days

Chandler Williams's 30 Species in 30 Days

June 05, 2018

I sat down with Hook+Gaff president and founder Michael Sims to discuss working on a project that would interest our social media followers and customers. We wanted to do a few things. First, we wanted to show everyone what the Hook+Gaff lifestyle is all about a passion for the outdoors. Second, we wanted to generate some incredible content and footage from our trips, so we made plans to pack camera equipment and a drone. And last, we wanted to do something fun — but in a way that would put some pressure on us to get the job done. And that was the catch. We decided to target 30 species of fish in 30 days between three states.

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Find the Perfect Father’s Day Present With Our 2018 Gift Guide

Find the Perfect Father’s Day Present With Our 2018 Gift Guide

May 31, 2018

From offering endless piggyback rides to patiently teaching us to bait a hook, there’s no one in the world quite like Dad. Not sure which watch is perfect for your dad? Hook+Gaff offers a wide array of watches with various features, watch faces and strap colors. Check out our gift guide and find a Father’s Day present as reliable as Dad.

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Technology That Transcends Time: Mechanical Watch Movement

Technology That Transcends Time: Mechanical Watch Movement

May 23, 2018

Mechanical movements represent the way watches were made since back in the earliest days of the craft. It’s pretty cool to think about a technology that transcends time and trends; modern engineering has streamlined many aspects of the watchmaking process, but the approach remains the same — even after nearly 300 years.

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4 Watches That Make a Timeless Graduation Gift

4 Watches That Make a Timeless Graduation Gift

May 09, 2018

There’s something symbolic about giving a gift that honors the passing of time, especially to commemorate one of life’s great milestones: graduation. Whether the young scholar is finally making it through the awkward teenage years and heading toward a new adventure in college or the workforce, or earning a degree after four (or more) long years at a university and starting a career — graduation is a celebratory time, and it deserves a gift worthy of the occasion.

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The Story Behind Our Watch Features

The Story Behind Our Watch Features

May 02, 2018

Hook + Gaff customers and fans have asked me for some insight into why we construct our watches the way we do. In fact, it’s the question I get asked the most at our various trade shows or even when we get into a discussion about my business and what I do for a living. So let me take a moment to tell you about the birth of this idea and how it progressed from a thought to a sketch, to a conversation with one of my college friends, and finally to the engineering and manufacturing of watches and the growth of our business.

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The Ultimate 2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

The Ultimate 2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

April 26, 2018

Here at Hook+Gaff, we want to take a moment on Sunday, May 13, to pause and acknowledge all the moms out there. For all of the selfless sacrifices, perfectly prepared PB&J sandwiches, middle-of-the-night saving from scary dreams, endless energy and fierce protection — thank you. 

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What is a GMT Watch and How Does it Work?

What is a GMT Watch and How Does it Work?

April 17, 2018

Whether you’ve heard the term in school, seen it at an airport or come across it while researching the perfect outdoors watch, GMT has a lot of significance in the watchmaking industry.

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What is Swiss Movement? The Origins of Swiss Quartz Movement

What is Swiss Movement? The Origins of Swiss Quartz Movement

April 06, 2018

A watch’s “movement” refers to the part of the device that drives the hands on a watch face to make it tick. It’s often described as the heart of a watch, but perhaps brain would be more accurate — in addition to tracking the time of day, a watch’s movement powers features such as its calendar and chronograph. All Hook+Gaff Sportfisher series watches feature custom Swiss quartz movement, but what makes that so special? Read here to find out the origins of this movement type and what makes it so popular! 

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