For those who want an insider’s view on leaders, legend-makers and visionaries in the watch industry – you may want to settle down with a cup of coffee, or a glass of scotch and listen to the just-released pod-cast interview with Roberta Naas – 30-year watch veteran journalist.
Far be it from us to harangue you for 40 minutes with talk about the watch industry, but, if you are interested in hearing a little about how I got started in this field, how the watch industry has evolved over the past three decades, and what is important today — you may be interested in listening to a portion of the 40-minute podcast I took part in recently with Amit Dev Handa at ”It’s About Time with Amit Dev Handa.”
Before you click here to listen to it, let me give you some highlights so you can skip around if you like, to find portions that might interest you. Among the topics covered: My start in the male-oriented watch world and my evolution; types of executives that oversee today’s watch brands; the evolution of watches; my favorite watches; the information-overload of today and the journalist’s responsibility to disseminate accurate information; mistakes young brands make entering the watch world and certain markets; my interaction with the legendary people of the watch world, what one should look for when buying a watch, etc.
I also discuss what it’s like to walk the hallowed halls of certain watch brands, and my incredible respect for the visionary brands, the watchmakers and artisans who fuel this world, and the time that goes into creating a single watch. How and why watches are an investment, the future of young, independent brands in the industry, and so much more (including trading in my house to buy the watch of my dreams). Again, you can listen to all or parts of it here.
Just a word about Amit: he has been in the field since he was a young teenager, and currently councils watch collectors, especially in his position as Watch Concierge for the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Las Vegas.