Much like BigSexyCat loves to post about Drew Franklin insulting Eastern Kentucky, so does JJ Redick like to post about his affinity for luxury watches. As discovered by a Deadspin tipster, Redick took to the Internet last year to share his love of Paneristi watches, writing an appreciative, heartfelt little ditty about what the Paneristi watch “community” means to him:
I’m fairly new to this forum- I discovered it back in June- and have only posted on here a dozen or so times (mostly wrist shots and a few pics of my small Panerai collection). Up until last week I had never met anyone from this community. However, I was headed to Northern California for my job this past Sunday so I decided to hit up Micah, who many of you know, because he made some straps for me and has always been very gracious and patient with all of my questions. Micah and I had just a few minutes to meet up but it was my pleasure to meet him and his beautiful wife and son. He was even kind enough to bring me a strap for my 372 (pictured below). After our meeting, I had to head up to Portland, OR for a few days (again for work) and Micah suggested I meet up with a couple of great Ristis in the Portland area, Howard L and Mike C.
It’s kind of like reading a successful eHarmony story, isn’t it? Seems like Lance Thomas isn’t the only former Dukie to appreciate a quality timepiece.