Interviews

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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A chat with Brian AKA @LifeofaWIS

Please introduce yourself My name is Brian H and I am 32 years old. I currently live in California, USA. I joined Instagram a bit late, about 2-3 years ago, but I have been quite active on various watch forums since 2007. I am a husband and dad, an Engineer by day, and a blogger during my free time. I have my own website that is dedicated to my passion […]

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A chat with Jarle AKA @blaabear

Please introduce yourself I’m a 46 years old family man with a passion for watches. I have always been interested in photography and have enjoyed taking pictures of family, nature and such for years. My watch passion started I guess back when I was around 18. My first “real watch” was a Seiko, can’t remember the ref or anything else that it was a chronograph. I wish now that I […]

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@mikeswatches watch collection

A chat with Mike AKA @MikesWatches

Please introduce yourself? Obviously, my name is Mike and I’m born and raised in Toronto, Canada. I work as a Project Management Consultant for an Environmental Health and Safety Software company. I have an amazing wife and my year and a half old son who good or bad seems to take after me. My introduction to the watch community on IG all started about 2 and a half years ago […]

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MITTY and  Co

MITTY & Co Q&A

You probably remember your first watch, what was it and how did your passion start? My first watch was a Breitling Navitimer 01 on a stainless steel bracelet, I remember shopping with my dad when I was 16/17 and saying ‘I want that watch’ he said to me jokingly I will buy it you for your 21st… I never forgot that. My 21st arrived… low and behold I opened a […]

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Bon Echo Collective Collection

Bon Echo Collective Q&A

When did you guys start Bon Echo Collective and how did you get to starting your own company? I’ll take you back in time for this one. It’s early March 2015 and I’m on the train heading to my hometown Falkenberg which is located on the southern west-coast of Sweden. On my phone I have an Evernote that contains a few names that I’ve been compiling over the course of […]

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An interview with @Bearwrist – Marketing VP of Undone Watches

Do you remember your first watch, and how did your passion for watches start? My first watch was a kid’s Swatch watch, which was yellow and the dial came with a purple cartoon dinosaur. Since then, I never leave home without wearing a watch. My real passion started when I was 19, 7 years ago. It was during the 2 years period when I was running my first e-commerce business, […]

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Peren Watches StainlessSteelSOD2

Peren a watch company from Transilvania

Do you remember your first watch, and how did your passion for watches start? I remember it like it was now. My first watch was my father’s watch that I manage to de-assemble at the age of 10. I had to de-assemble it because I was wearing it even if it was not working and whoever asked me what’s the time I couldn’t answer them because it was not functional. […]

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