Tom Romita

Writer. Director. Frustrated Human.

Tom has been successfully (not) writing “unscripted” television shows for almost twenty years.  From the romantic comedy of “Blind Date” and “Matched in Manhattan,” to the family drama of “Wife Swap” and “Shalom in the Home,” to the workplace shenanigans of “Counting Cars” and “New York Ink,” Tom has crafted stories to the delight of millions of viewers over the years.  He’s reached a level of success that has allowed him to live in the city he loves, New York, and secure a wife and daughter so beautiful, people think he’s adopted.  But now, he’s doing it the right way. He’s writing stuff down. Right here. Please enjoy his website, and feel free to share, Tweet or contact Tom directly to say hi, exchange ideas, or introduce him to really rich people who might want to produce his movies.


So I'm strolling Madison Avenue on my lunch break today, and I see Tourneau Watches. I remember that the silver and black Tag Heuer on my wrist was purchased there about two years ago, and it could use a cleaning. (Spend way too much cash on a watch, you might as well keep it looking sharp right? Yes, I'm a watch snob and you can keep your filthy Casio adorned mitts off it.)

I always go into a situation like this with a "best case scenario" and a "deal breaker" threshold, reality usually lies somewhere in between. The best case in this case would be this, "Yes Mr. Romita, as a full service watch dealership, Tourneau offers complimentary cleanings for all of our timepieces. Can you come back in an hour to pick it up?"

Dealbreakage would begin at the costing $40 and/or losing my watch for more than 24hrs phase.

The Reality- Tourneau would gladly remove the specks of schmootz from my watch. By sending it back to Switzerland. For three months. For $500.

I don't think I've ever actually laughed directly in a person's face before. I'm going to leave my watch on in the shower next time instead.