Category: Interviews (page 1 of 3)

Interview with Anthony from No BS Watchmaker

Anthony L. is a Swiss, Rolex, Breitling, Omega, and Jaeger Le-Coultre trained watchmaker and instructor who started working in the watch business at a very young age.

He started the No BS Watchmaker website to share his knowledge and recently, he wrote a book (100% free of BS) aimed at aspiring watchmakers, collectors, and salespeople.

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Founder & editor of WahaWatches. I’ve been collecting watches for years. My favourite part is to pull them to bits.

Interview with Teun from Watches and Pencils

Teun van Heerebeek is a Dutch designer and artist. He’s also a watch lover and in 2015, he decided to combine his two interests: watches and art.

You might have seen his work on Fratello Watches because he’s responsible for the Watches and Pencils series. In this series, Teun often uses humor to create illustrations in a cartoonish way that are familiar to watch geeks.

In 2017, he also launched his very own website and he’s quite active on Instagram.

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Founder & editor of WahaWatches. I’ve been collecting watches for years. My favourite part is to pull them to bits.

Interview With Matthias De Pauw

This time I’d like to introduce Matthias.

Matthias is an elementary school teacher who started to intensively collect watches about 4 years ago.

He’s the co-administrator of the ‘Horlogefreaks’ Facebook group and he’s also very active in several other Facebook groups and on forums as well.

How did your love for vintage watches come to be?

I’ve always been somewhat of a collector since I was little.

I was fascinated with all kinds of items, knives, stones, old stuff from the basement etc.

During my youth, I had a few “normal” watches, like a Pontiac quartz, a G-shock (because everybody had one at the time ) and later, my first Tissot Couturier quartz which I got from my girlfriend.

My first step into vintage watches was an old English pocket watch I bought (It was a sterling silver fusee watch from around 1880). I tried to wear it, but it stopped all the time.

When I was about 24 years old, I switched to collecting vintage wristwatches.

I started reading about the Speedmaster and decided one day I had to own one.

Since then, things just escalated very quickly.

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Founder & editor of WahaWatches. I’ve been collecting watches for years. My favourite part is to pull them to bits.

Interview With @MikeSoub

This time it’s my honour to interview @MikeSoub. Mike is an airline pilot from Guadeloupe.

He’s been a collector of watches for 3 years and he’s also a hobbyist watchmaker.

How did your love for watches come to be?

During my flight training, aircrafts were equipped with Type 12 chronographs from Breguet or Dodane.

Navigation was relying heavily on time and when you can’t see outside, your life may very well depend on your watch. Even if it’s a 55-year-old chronograph.

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Founder & editor of WahaWatches. I’ve been collecting watches for years. My favourite part is to pull them to bits.

Interview with Justin Vrakas of Watchsteez

Back with a brand new interview on WahaWatches.

It’s my pleasure to introduce Justin Vrakas. Justin is the founder & owner of Watchsteez and he’s also a member of the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors.

Watchsteez is an online shop focusing on chronographs and tool watches. Recently, he started collaborating with Analog/Shift.

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Founder & editor of WahaWatches. I’ve been collecting watches for years. My favourite part is to pull them to bits.

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