If you ask a watch lover why they’re into watches, their answer will likely include some combination of the following words: history, technology, and functionality. Behind each of these words is an endless stream of information, a lot of which can be found online. Newcomers often feel overwhelmed when first confronted with the sheer vastness of the watch world. The magic surrounding these luxury goods lies in the fascinating stories linked to iconic timepieces, such as the famous Everest ascent or the watch with 36 different complications. No wonder it’s so exciting to glimpse coveted timepieces behind display windows on 5th Avenue or on the wrists of famous actors and musicians or even on Instagram.
But what’s it like to work in the industry? Is it as contagious as collecting? We asked some members of our New York team this and other questions at the third Chrono24 get together in June 2019. Find out what they had to say about being surrounded by watches every day.