SPOTTED: Scotty Cameron in the Custom ShopPublished on Jun 15, 2018
This week, the best golfers in the world will descend upon Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, New York for the 2018 U.S. Open. Golf and watches have had a long and storied relationship, and plenty of current PGA golfers are watch ambassadors; from Tiger, Phil, Speith, and others with Rolex, Rory and Sergio with Omega, and Bubba Watson with Richard Mille, there will be plenty of watch spotting on (Bubba) and off the course this week.
While seeing what a brand ambassador wears to the press conference or award ceremony is exciting, it is not half as intriguing as seeing what someone who can afford to wear what they like, actually wearing.
While browsing through my Instagram feed of wrist shots and perfectly manicured greens, I happened upon an old post from Scotty Cameron. For those of you smart enough to avoid this maddening sport, Scotty Cameron is the “Master Putter Maker” for Titleist. Scotty Cameron putters are the putter of choice for dozens of touring professionals, including Tiger Woods who won all 14 of his major championships with a Scotty Cameron in the bag.
Scotty can be seen wearing a Seiko SKX009 with a slightly faded Pepsi bezel on what appears to be an OEM black rubber strap. I’m sure Mr. Cameron has more expensive watches in his collection, but I love that owns and wears his Seiko while designing and fabricating putters in the shop. I’m sure there are more than a few “love marks” on his 009, unavoidable I’m sure when welding, grinding, and milling metal all day. Oh, and did I mention it is hashtagged with #watchesofinstagram and #seiko?
Join us on the Urban Gentry Facebook Group, Mr. Cameron; we can talk watches and how I still manage to 3-putt every hole.
Author Bryan Braddy
Training consultant by day, horophile by night; Bryan has been obsessing over watches since he was gifted his first watch back when he was a child. Bryan’s passion for watches is fueled by the stories told through the battle scars in a case and the faded aluminum of a bezel.