Articles by: Mick

A chat with Kim AKA mensmode

A chat with Kim AKA mensmode

Please introduce yourself I’m living in the beautiful city Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. I work at Swedish television as a graphic designer. My job is my passion (besides my newborn daughter and fabulous wife :)), it’s the right mix of creativity, daily variety and sharp deadlines. I don’t have Facebook, Snapchat or any other social media but with my background I thought Instagram was a perfect media for me. […]

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We had a talk with Andrew from Waldan Watches

We had a talk with Andrew from Waldan Watches

You probably remember your first watch, what was it and how did your passion start? Absolutely, my first watch was a Gerald Genta Skeleton Perpetual wristwatch. It was a gift from my dad, he was very close with Mr. Genta and even worked on designing a minute repeater with him. Genta was one of my father’s most influential friends and mentors, who later went on to design the Patek Philippe […]

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We had a talk with Mathias from NorthTwentytwo

We had a talk with Mathias from NorthTwentytwo

You probably remember your first watch, what was it and how did your passion for watches start? Of course, actually I was kind of a late bloomer and didn’t own that many watches before starting NorthTwentytwo. My very first watch was a Skagen watch, which I got for my 16th birthday. My passion for watches started when seeing what a nice looking watch could do for its owner, giving the […]

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A chat with Christophe Musy the co-founder of MAURON MUSY

A chat with Christophe Musy the co-founder of MAURON MUSY

Do you remember your first watch, and how did your passion start? We have never really worn watch before Mauron Musy. Our passion has begun very late. We are two precision mechanics and we love mechanical watches. Eric manufactures with his other company many component for Swiss watchmaking. When we decided to make our own watches, we thought to only make them for our friends! That was 3 years ago. When […]

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A chat with Luke AKA bones_13

A chat with Luke AKA bones_13

Please introduce yourself Luke Bones, 31 years young, born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. According to my Instagram profile bones_13 I left the grind to follow my love for boxing, watches and coffee and that is very much true to how I spend the average day – I teach boxing which is my passion and anytime between that I drink coffee and hunt, read, learn and discover anything I can about […]

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Chris AKA @gmtfanatic about his obsession for GMTs

Please introduce yourself My name is Chris and I’m 26 years old. I bought my GMT with 23 and took every penny I had to fulfill my dream. On that very first day I started my Instagram account gmtfanatic, following the footsteps of my Instagram Watch Idols. My hobby started to become more than that. I started to read a lot about mechanical wristwatches: history, watchmaking, design, etc. Going deeper […]

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A chat with Nick AKA @Sydney_Watch_Guy

A chat with Nick AKA @Sydney_Watch_Guy

Please introduce yourself My name is Nick and I am 33 years old. I was born in Greece then moved to Australia when I was young. After working in bars, clubs and restaurants most of my life I currently own a bar in Sydney and buy, sell and collect watches as a hobby. Aside from watches I love travelling, going overseas at least twice a year. My favourite destination is […]

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A chat with Kristian Haagen

A chat with Kristian Haagen

Please introduce yourself My name is Kristian Haagen (Instagram @kristianhaagen), born and raised in Denmark. I started my professional life in advertising, trained in London. I worked as Art Director in the UK, Spain and Denmark for approx. 20 years. In 2005 I decided to quit advertising and concentrate on watches. I had already published my first book on watches in 2002 and have been published in newspapers and magazines […]

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A chat with Justin AKA @justinvrakas

A chat with Justin AKA @justinvrakas

Please introduce yourself My name is Justin Vrakas and I am 28 years old from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I am the founder and CEO of watchsteez.com, an online boutique of rare but affordable vintage wristwatches. My brother and sister introduced me to Instagram over 3 years ago when I ditched my BlackBerry for an iPhone. I started by posting mostly personal photos along with the occasional wristshot until I discovered the […]

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A chat with Morten from The Garwood

Do you remember your first watch, and how did your passion start? I remember the Swatch watches from the 80’s, they were so cool and noticeable with their funky colors and patterns. I guess that inspiration has carried over when we designed The Garwood line – we wanted it to be noticeable and attention grabbing, just like the Swatch watches, but of course in a much different material. How did […]

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