A CONVERSATION WITH
Talking Watches with Watch People
A few days ago I spoke with Christian Zeron from Theo & Harris about social media, the plight of ADs and homage watches.
Later this week I'll be publishing my review of the Niall GMT Black Swan but in the meantime, I wanted to learn a little bit more about the man behind the brand. What drives someone to revive the long forgotten art of American watchmaking? I spoke with Michael Wilson, founder of Niall, to find out.
Anna Rose-Kirk is an English clockmaker from Birmingham. In 2016 she was listed in the WatchPro Top 100 Trailblazers and won the F.P. Journe Young Talent Competition.
Tabea Rude is a trained clock restorer specializing in ships clocks and chronometers who currently works at the Clockworks Museum in London. I spoke with her about her passion for clocks and how we can get more women into watchmaking.
Her-ology is a new series dedicated to talking to women in watches about watches. My first guest is Barbara Palumbo, creator of whatsonherwrist.com, a blog focused on the discussion of watches from a female perspective.
My penmanship and artistic ability is akin to that of a chimpanzee first discovering writing so when I first encounter Lee a few months ago I was instantly hooked on seeing the watch designs he created in under an hour. I had a chat with him about he perils of date windows and what makes a great watch design.
Asking questions and interacting with professionals is the best way to gain knowledge in any field, especially in a field that is as dense and difficult to navigate as vintage watches. I recently spoke with Alex Stevens who works at Watches of Knightsbridge cataloguing, appraising and valuing watches.
Yesterday marked the final day for the Kickstarter campaign for Marloe Watch Company's first watch, the Cherwell. I wanted to sit down with the two founders and talk with them about the Cherwell, it's inception, funding and what the future might hold for the brand.
James Harris is a graduate of the BA (Hons) in Horology and recently started his own watch and clock making business, Harris Horology. I had the opportunity to ask him about his studies in horology and the future of watchmaking in England.
Today I talk with Toby Sutton, one of the founders of Watches of Knightsbridge about auctions, how his passion for watches started and what we should buy at auction. His advice? Buy what you love.