How popular is watch collecting in Singapore?  0 Comments


That question as well as what is the general profile of collectors is often asked of me. Impossible questions to answer as I have nothing to base an answer on save for anecdotal evidence of events in Singapore.
Recently, Glashuette Original and Hour Glass got together to organise a public talk by two moderators (Dr Bernard Cheong and Su Jia Xian) on the Glashuette Original brand as well as the experience of our local watch celebrity Dr Bernard Cheong who just returned from Moscow. Based on the unexpected response and from the photos of this report, new collectors are more willing to come forward to participate in organised events such as this. In the past, there were many who were apprehensive (for what ever reasons!) but these enriching sharing sessions look like they will become fixtures in the watch calendar locally.
Watch collecting still looks like a male dominant pastime but you will see from the report that there is a growing number of professional women as well. I think this is helped by the growing trend for women to wear large men's watches as well.
Have a look at the report filed by Su Jia Xian (photographs by both him and myself). Check it out here: GLASHUETTE ORIGINAL PURIST HOURGLASS Cocktails



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