Time To Unwind Podcast #17 - How Do You Get Into The Watch Industry?

Time To Unwind Podcast #17 - How Do You Get Into The Watch Industry?

Tim Vaux




So…just how did we get to where we are now?

One of the most common questions we’re asked is how to get into this crazy world of watches. We attempt to come up with a few answers that make sense, which was obviously always going to be a challenge. However, Jon tells us how WatchGecko got started, Ben explains how he summons his creative muse to create new watches, and Anthony talks nonsense about watches, cars, and other stuff. Situation normal. In the middle of all that, we also chat about what’s inspired us recently and pass on a few bits of advice about how to work in the watch industry.

Sit back and enjoy!

Show Notes:

Why did the Lexus LFA fail?

Gordon Murray T.50

The business of drugs

How to create a watch brand

Some more tips

The Geckota story

How to start selling on eBay (which is how Jon started selling watch straps)

Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso, one of Ben’s earliest watch memories

Richard Mille, a good example of a new(ish) luxury brand

Gerald Genta, an inspirational watch designer

Audemars-Piguet Royal Oak, one of his most famous creations

Polerouter, another Genta design

Kickstarter, one way to make your dreams come true

Strapcode, an early inspiration for Jon

Christopher Ward, another good example

Steinhart watches

Thank you for listening to the Time To Unwind Podcast. If you enjoyed listening we’d love to hear some feedback, so please leave your ratings of the show through your podcast app, and be sure to reach out on social media, @watchgecko, with your thoughts. Adding a rating and a comment really does help the podcast so we’d be grateful for your support. See you soon at the next one!

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Tim Vaux

About the Author: Tim Vaux

About the Author: Tim Vaux

I don't think I can remember a time in my life when watches weren't in my life. I've been writing about watches online for a handful of years now, enjoying every moment of it. I'm passionate about experiencing the world of watches and translating those experiences via articles and images for the wider audience to consume.

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