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HOROGUIDES
11 JUL. 2024

IG影響力人物:Robin Wong的Sentimental Watch

HOROGUIDES
11 JUL. 2024
ROLEX - IG影響力人物:Robin Wong的Sentimental Watch

價格是品牌制定,價值則是由自己衡量。此次我們讓腕錶回歸情感聯繫的物件本質,它為何惹你情牽?如何引你心繫?心境流轉、人生歷程,HOROGUIDES雜誌Vol.5的特別企劃:【達人最愛的情感代「錶」】(TOP INFLUENCERS, what's your sentimental watch?)19位鐘錶藏家分享他的sentimental watch,以及背後的心動故事。

 

Robin Wong

愛家好男人,三個孩子的爸。
新加坡腕錶藏家,對於鐘錶相關的事物充滿熱愛。為了謀生,我從事媒體演算法的投資優化與成效監測。

 

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This is a tough selection to make! If I have to choose one, it will be my vintage Rolex Precision. Not my most expensive watch, yet it is the most priceless watch to me.

 

這是一個艱難的選擇!如果我必須選擇一款錶,那就是我的老勞ROLEX Precision。這不是我最昂貴的錶,但對我來說是最無價的一只錶。

 

ROLEX - IG影響力人物:Robin Wong的Sentimental Watch

ROLEX Precision 不鏽鋼/日期

This watch belonged to my late dad who passed away when I was 14. My dad was the first person who inspired me to love mechanical watchmaking. I still remember when I was around 10, he wanted to buy me my first watch. It was in the 1980s and digital Casios were hot. In the shop, my dad persuaded me to choose a mechanical Seiko. He took this Rolex Precision he was wearing and winded it, explaining the joy of giving a watch “life” and hearing its “heart beat”. 

 

He taught me that a mechanical watch has a “soul” and we are connected by giving it “life”. One day when he would be gone, the watch will “live” on with me and my children and their children. After winding he passed me the watch. I head a “tick tock tick tock” and never forgot that lesson since, of “giving my watch life” and handing it to the next generation. I chose the Seiko.

 

這只錶原本屬於我父親,他在我14歲那年去世。我的父親是第一個引起我對機械製錶的熱愛的人。我還記得大約在我10歲的時候,他想買第一只錶給我,當時是1980年代,CASIO電子錶風靡一時,但在店裡,爸爸勸我選擇SEIKO的機械錶。他拿起自己佩戴的這只ROLEX Precision並為其上鍊,向我解釋為腕錶注入「生命」並聆聽其「心跳」的樂趣。

 

 

他告訴我,機械錶擁有「靈魂」,我們透過賦予其「生命」而聯繫在一起。當有一天他不在了,這只錶將與我、我的孩子以及他們的孩子一起「生活」。上完鍊後,他把錶遞給我,我聽到了「滴答滴答」的聲音,從那時起我就永遠不會忘記「賦予我的腕錶生命」並將其傳給下一代的這一課。最後,我選擇了SEIKO。

 

ROLEX - IG影響力人物:Robin Wong的Sentimental Watch

 

After his passing, my mom kept his Rolex and passed it to me in my adulthood. We had it serviced and when I first wound it, around 10 years since I last saw this watch, I heard the familiar tick tock. I still fondly remember this same ticking sound from his watch when I held his hand as a young child.

 

This watch always reminds me of my dad. This is a priceless watch to me and will pass to my son in future.

 

在他去世後,我媽媽一直保留著這只ROLEX,並在我成年後交給我。我們將這只錶送去保養,當我第一次為它上鍊,距離我上次看到這只錶大約已經有10年了,那熟悉的滴答聲再次響起。這聲音讓我回憶起小時候牽著父親的手,他的錶上發出同樣的滴答聲,多麼溫馨又懷念。

 

這只錶總是讓我想起我的爸爸,對我來說是一只無價的腕錶,將來也一定會傳給我的兒子。

 

ROLEX - IG影響力人物:Robin Wong的Sentimental Watch


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