自我介紹:Passionate About Indie Brands
When did you open your IG account? and why?
I opened my IG account in 2013 because I was looking for new info and pictures of watches that just came out and was curious about what other people collected. Before IG I was only reading watch magazine; on IG and other social media the news is almost instantly so I needed to do more on the internet.
What message would you want to convey through your post?
I'm not really trying to convey a message through my posts. They are just pictures of watches I like or own. My IG account is all about (my) watches and the things I like in life (cars, motorbikes, a certain lifestyle).
Please choose one post that can represent your style.
I think my style is changed a bit over the years. But the last few years it’s been all about Independent brands.
Which post(s) impressed you the most or which post has the most engagement rate? Is there any story behind?
讓我印象最深的是我最新手的Rexphep Rexhepi. 我收到好多很棒的留言。這是個起步不久的品牌。Rexphep是一位真正的製錶職人；他對錶款和品牌的未來有清晰的想法。我已經在期待他的下一個作品了。
The post that impressed me the most is from my latest incoming - My Rexphep Rexhepi. I got so much nice comments about that watch. I think this brand is just getting started. Rexphep is a true master watchmaker with a clear vision about his watches and the future of the brand. Already looking forward to his next new release
What do watches mean to your work or life?
Not so much for my work but definitely a lot for me personally. It’s one of my biggest hobby. It gives me a huge smile on my face each time I look at my watches. I spend at least a few hours a day on this hobby with Social Media and the watches themselves.
What are your criteria in collecting watch?
很簡單，一支錶要能讓我會心一笑。如同這只令人驚豔的De Bethune DB27，不論是一只有趣的錶，或是一只精美的正裝錶，當我看著我的手腕時，那只錶必須能在我臉上帶出一抹微笑。
It’s a simple one: the watch needs to put a smile on my face. It can be a fun watch or a gorgeous dress watch, but it needs to put a smile on my face when I look at my wrist, like this amazing De Bethune DB27.
Which watch brand is your favourite?
That’s a tough one. There are a lot of brands that I like; most of them are independent brands. Each brand has its own charm imho, so I can’t really tell you which is my favourite, sorry. H Moser & Cie is one of those brands I really like.
Which is your favourite watch? Why?
I think I need to give you the same answer like the question above. I have a lot of different kind of watches, and they all are special to me in their own way, like this Urwerk 103T.
In your opinion, what makes “a nice watch”?
依我個人淺見，設計和打磨，是讓一只腕錶出色的兩個主要因素。Gronefeld 的Remontoire 就是個完美的例證。
Design and finishing are the two main aspects that makes a watch special imho. The Gronefeld Remontoire is a perfect example of that.
Which watch(es) do you usually wear?
上班時間，我通常佩戴較不昂貴的錶，如 Seiko Presage、Staudt，或是怪趣的 Amida。
I normally wear less expensive watches during office hours like Seiko Presage watches, Staudt, or some quirky watches like my Amida.
Would you please share your first watch? Do you still have it?
My first watch was a Baume et Mercier Linea. I bought this watch when I turned 18 (31 years ago). I still have this watch, but haven’t worn it for more than 20 years. But it will never leave my collection.
Please share the craziest watch that you have.
這題簡單，我的Konstantin Chaykin Joker又酷又有趣，我非常喜歡！
That’s an easy one: my Konstantin Chaykin Joker. Such a cool and funny watch. I just love it!
Which watch would you want to purchase next?
再過幾個月，我有一只新錶會到。是我向一個小的獨立品牌Kudoke訂製的獨一客製款。我有一長串想要入手的獨立製錶錶款名單，不過我總是看機緣。目前我尋找中的是這只Vianney Halter Classic。
I have one watch incoming within a few months. It’s a piece unique from a small indie brand “Kudoke”. I also have a loooooong list of indie watches that I would love to own, but I always see what crosses my path. This Vianney Halter Classic is one watch I am on the hunt for at this moment.
Do you have a dream watch?
我的夢想希望清單上有許多錶，若有一天能入手Greubel Forsey的錶，那絕對將會是夢想成真。我真的愛死了Greubel Forsey的Balancier Contemporain。這只錶如此優雅，有著令人讚嘆的打磨，以及易於佩戴、略小於40mm的尺寸。
I have many dream watches on my wish list, but to own a Greubel Forsey one day would definitely be a dream come true. I really love the new Greubel Forsey Balancier Contemporain. It’s such an elegant piece with an amazing finishing and a very wearable case size just under 40mm.
Do you have other hobby than watches?
Besides watches I love cars and motorbikes too. I'm restoring a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow now. Almost getting to the end; just need to do the upholstery and some chrome parts. I also like to do Sports (fitness and crossfit).
If you only get to keep ONE watch in your collection, which one would you keep? Why?
我喜愛我所有的錶。但如果只能留一只，那絕對是Christiaan vd Klaauw Mondial。十五年前我太太懷孕時，我訂了這只錶，並在自動盤上刻上了我女兒的名字和生日。這只錶將會永遠陪伴著我。
I love all my watches. But if I can only get to keep ONE, then it’s definitely my Christiaan vd Klaauw Mondial. This watch is very special to me. I ordered the watch when my wife was pregnant 15years ago, and I had my daughter's name and birth date engraved on the rotor. This watch will always be with me.