Quality Determines Staying Power During Difficult Times –Especially in the Watch World

 |  January 11th, 2016

Today, I read with interest the editorial letter from Paul O’Neil, editor in chief of World Tempus, a highly regarded industry publication for which I write. O’Neil suggested  that quality over quantity will prevail. I agree. Says O’Neil in his letter “I found some interesting articles in the first issue of the Observer in 2016, among which there was, rather appropriately, one about quality in the media world, citing the staying power of such legendary publications as the Economist …  in an era where news is available instantly, free of charge, anywhere. The article was keen to stress that quality content still has a price and in the case of the Economist that price was a cool £469 million for a 50% holding…

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The Day Before Christmas

 |  December 24th, 2015

‘Twas the day before Christmas, when all through the watch world, Not a watchmaker was stirring, no machines whirled; The tools were all placed on the benches with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The collectors were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of tourbillons danced in their heads; Computer still on, I in my thinking cap, Had just settled on skipping that long winter’s nap. Then out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tripping over my dogs who lay sleeping alas. The wind whipping wildly and threatening snow, Gave a luster…

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