ROLEX - EXPLORER II - 216570-0001 - IG名錶達人,你一定要follow的@watchyouwearin

Luis7 APR. 2020
IG名錶達人

IG名錶達人,你一定要follow的@watchyouwearin

Luis7 APR. 2020

最具收藏意義的錶,常常不是驚人天價所能換來,而是透過偶然、奇妙的機緣下獲得。藏錶眾多的watchyouwearin,每一款錶都伴隨著獨一無二的背景,他的Seamaster曾陪他在菲律賓瘋狂潛水、Explorer II曾一起在南極洲露營,收藏中一只全球首富比爾蓋茲的TAG HEUER,居然是父親在聚會中的小遊戲直接從比爾蓋茲的手中贏來!

 

身為專業法律人,並兼具薩克斯風樂手、攝影家等多樣身份,watchyouwearin同時擁有法律的理性思維以及藝術家的感性神經,他的藏錶並不限於特定品牌或是款式,在一眾真心喜愛的收藏裡,一起來聽他分享對生活的熱情。

 

IG帳號: @watchyouwearin 

Followers:16.1K

 

自我介紹:
It's on my wrist. 
Pictures of my personal collection and all photos taken by me. ⏱

 

Q1. 透過你的貼文,你想傳達什麼訊息?

What messages would you want to convey through your post?

 

若要說有什麼訊息,那就是腕錶收藏是屬於個人的獨特旅程。若要我分享幾乎每天都會穿戴的東西,那我的貼文還是一樣,都會是錶。每一件我們穿戴在身上的東西,都應該是我們喜愛、並適合自己的。尤其現在智慧手機和智慧手錶已經取代機械錶,成為主要的報時工具;我們佩戴機械錶已非因其工具性,而是更多視其為展現自我的工藝品,也或許是逃避數位生活的一種方式。

 

If there is any message, it would be that a watch collection journey is a personal one.  Even if I post what I wear almost daily, it’s really still that: something I wear on my wrist. Just like any other thing we put on, we should choose what we like and what suits ourselves. Especially now that mechanical timepieces have been replaced by smartphones and smartwatches as primary time instruments, these little things we wear on our wrists have become less of tools and more of artifacts of self-expression (and perhaps escape from a digital life).

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Q2. 你的第一只手錶是哪一只?你還擁有它嗎?

Would you please share your first watch? Do you still have it?

 

我的第一只錶,是在八歲時的一趟香港之旅中得到的。我父母親給了我五百美金,讓我買我想要的東西;我把它全部花在一只白面的卡西歐石英錶。可惜它已經不在我身邊了。

 

然後我開始對Swatch產生興趣,但可惜也沒有一只留到今天。到了1980年代後期、我高中的時候,我喜歡泰格豪雅。在1990年代,一只歐米茄海馬陪伴我度過水肺潛水在菲律賓瘋狂流行的時期。我仍保有這只至今運作完好的錶。

 

I bought my first watch when I was about eight years old, during a trip to Hong Kong.  My parents gave me a small US allowance to spend on anything I wanted. I spent my entire allowance on one thing, which was a quartz Casio with a white dial. I unfortunately don’t have it anymore.

 

My interest in watches then diverted to Swatch watches (unfortunately, none of which I kept), and later on to TAG Heuers when I was in high school during the late 80s. When the SCUBA diving craze was at its peak in the Philippines in the 90s, I used an Omega Seamaster as a diving companion, a watch that I still use and still runs well until this day.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Q3. 你擁有過什麼樣特別的手錶嗎?

Have you ever owned any special watches?

 

我們都聽過保羅紐曼的迪通拿和馬龍白蘭度GMT-Master,但你有聽過比爾蓋茲的泰格豪雅故事嗎?

 

我父親一生在銀行業,他生涯的顛峰是掌管菲律賓一家知名銀行。他的工作經歷中有幾個值得驕傲時刻,包括受邀參加一些享譽全球的會議;其中一場是1990年代末期由微軟公司所主辧。比爾蓋茲親自接待了一群私密的與會者,並進行了一個小小的破冰遊戲:他用右手遮住左手腕,要在場者猜猜他的手錶值多少錢;於是大家都猜了個數字,我父親也是。

 

我父親基本上不懂錶,總是很高興地戴著一些他也不大了解的老錶。對於比爾蓋茲的錶,他猜了一個他自認為很大的數字—600美金。會議接近尾聲時,贏家即將揭曉;其他人都猜了真的很大的金額,但結果卻是我父親所猜的最接近。於是,蓋茲先生脫下他的錶,交給我父親。除了這個紀念品外,我父親還獲得了一台當時最先進的Windows CE HP Jornada。

 

這只錶,父親戴了幾年。有一天,他脫下這只錶,交給了我(好啦!是我跟他求來的)。令我驚訝的是,這只錶從未調整過鍊帶的長度,它就這樣鬆垮垮地掛在我父親的手腕上「收集刮痕」,成為他的日常用錶,不論是在辦公室、高爾夫球場或是週日晚餐。因為它的特殊由來,這只錶現在成為我收藏中引以為傲的一部分。

 

We’ve all heard about Paul Newman’s Daytona and Marlon Brando’s GMT, but have you heard the story of Bill Gates’s TAG Heuer?

 

My dad was spent his career as a banker, the pinnacle of which was heading a distinguished bank in the Philippines. His job came with a few perks, including being invited to prestigious conferences all over the world - one of which was organized by Microsoft in the late 90s. Mr. Bill Gates was to personally meet the intimate group conference attendees, and he started with a little ice breaker. He cupped his left wrist in his right hand, and asked them to guess how much the value of his wristwatch was. All those in the room gave their “bids”, including my dad.

 

Bit of a background - my dad is pretty much a “watch muggle”. Content to wear whatever old watch he had, he never really knew (or cared) much about them.  With this, he laid down what he thought was a generous guess - he thought Bill Gates’s watch should be around US0. As the conference came to a close, the “winner” of the guessing game was announced. Everyone else had bid tremendous figures, and my dad’s lone small bid stood out. Turns out, it was the closest one.

 

Bill Gates took the watch off his wrist, and it was given to my dad. He took it home, along with a giveaway (then) state-of-the-art Windows CE HP Jornada.

 

My dad wore the TAG for a few years, then one day, took it off his wrist and gave it to me (Okay, I begged for it.) To my surprise, the watch had never even been resized.  It hung loose on my dad’s wrist and collected scuffs as his “daily beater” - his office desk diver, golf game companion, and Sunday dinner equipment. It now is a proud part of my collection, because of it’s unique provenance - Bill to my dad, my dad to me.

 

ROLEX - EXPLORER II - 216570-0001 - IG名錶達人,你一定要follow的@watchyouwearin

比爾蓋茲送給 @watchyouwearin 父親的泰格豪雅錶,現在傳到他手上,這只錶也將成為他們家的傳家寶之一。

Q4. 手錶對你的工作或生活來說代表什麼?

What do watches mean to your work or life?

 

身為一位法律專業人士,我的工作以時間為基準。如你所知,律師通常是以小時為單位收費的,因此時間是我工作中的重要元素。我也相信,如果你願意找時間,你就會有時間。所以我總是確保能有和家人及朋友共享的時光,也有時間做我自己享受的事。

 

As a legal professional, my work is based on time. As you probably know, lawyers usually charge by the hour, so time is an essential element of what I do. I also believe that “you have time when you make time”, so I always make sure to enjoy time spent with family, friends, and doing things I enjoy as well.

 

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Q5. 你收藏手錶的標準是什麼?

What are your principles in collecting watches? What makes “a nice watch” for you?

 

主要有兩個原則:

第一,買自己喜歡的錶。你的錶是「你的」,是戴在「你的」手腕上。

第二,別付超過你所應付的價錢(這通常表示:別付超過定價的價格),我認為這會讓你入手它的喜悅打折扣。對我而言,付超過定價太多會降低滿足感。就算你視這些東西為「投資」(我非如此),一個聰明的投資者也不會過分付出,而會轉而尋找其他物有所值的東西。

 

I’m driven by two main principles:

1.  Buy what you like (as I’ve mentioned, your watch is yours and sits on your wrist); and

2.  Don’t pay more than you should (which usually means don’t pay more than the retail price). I think overpaying for something removes some of the joy in acquiring an item. When you pay too much, it takes away some of the personal satisfaction for me. Even if you consider these things as “investments”, which I do not, a wise investor wouldn’t overpay for something, and would simply look for something else that is properly valued.

 

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Q6. 你最喜歡哪一個品牌?

Which watch brand is your favorite?

 

我很喜歡積家和萬國錶。

 

I have a soft spot for JLC and IWC. 

 

ROLEX - EXPLORER II - 216570-0001 - IG名錶達人,你一定要follow的@watchyouwearin

ROLEX - EXPLORER II - 216570-0001 - IG名錶達人,你一定要follow的@watchyouwearin

 

Q7. 你夢想擁有的手錶是哪一只?

Do you have a dream watch?

 

歐米茄CK2129 “Weems” 飛行錶,或是盒單齊全的歐米茄Dirty Dozen。這兩只二戰時期的英國皇家空軍腕錶,不論能擁有哪一只,都會很棒。

 

Would be nice to have an Omega CK2129 “Weems” or a complete set of the Dirty Dozen. :-)

 

Q8. 手錶之外,你還有其他的興趣嗎?

Do you have other hobby than watches?

 

我在一個爵士樂團吹薩克斯風,在週間通常有演出。我也有另外一個身分:藝術攝影家。我曾舉辦幾次個展,也曾在一個主要的藝廊展出。我的作品曾在多個國家展示並被收藏。

 

我也享受旅行。我曾戴著我的勞力士探險家二號,行遍世界七大洲!當我在南極洲露營時,它的易讀性令我十分激賞。

 

I play saxophone in a jazz band, and have a usual weekly gig. I have also had an alternate life as a fine art photographer, being represented by one of the major galleries and have had several solo exhibits, with my work being displayed and acquired in multiple countries.

Travel is also something I enjoy. I’ve actually taken my Explorer II to all seven continents! I can say that its legibility was highly appreciated when I was camping in Antarctica!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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