The Man Who Brought TAG-Heuer to the UK: Neil Duckworth. - Episode #11
We’re lucky to feature a very special guest on our podcast this week: Neil Duckworth from Veritime. Neil now specialises in working with a variety of different watch brands that he finds interesting – and he was kind enough to bring in a few examples to show us, which are all fascinating conversation pieces. However, he’s probably best-known for establishing TAG-Heuer in the UK: or just Heuer, as it was known when Neil started in 1982 (because TAG didn’t join the party until 1986). That puts him in a great position to look at how times and tastes have changed over the years and speculate about what’s likely to happen in the future. It’s a fascinating chat with several trips down Memory Lane – plus, of course, all the usual nonsense that you’ve come to know and love (!) from Jon, Tim, Ben and Anthony.
Sit back and enjoy!
Military Nylon watch straps (that look good on a Submariner)
Alive: the story of the Andes plane crash
Jon’s recent Seiko purchases:
Neil’s trip to Geckota
Reservoir Longbridge Club
Chronoswiss Flying Grand Regulator
Delma Continental Bicompax Chronograph
Heuer Pasadena Chronograph
Jack Heuer’s book
The history of Baselworld
How the Royal Oak evolved
Jochen Rindt and Heuer
Veritime, owned by Neil Duckworth
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