Juan Antonio Gomez

MDT MAGAZINE -Máquinas del Tiempo-

COUNTRY

Spain

ABOUT

When I was only 19 years old I felt already in love with a steel Santos with its famous little golden screws in the bezel. It was a neighbour to blame; I had been fixing my eyes on his wrist for months when we happen to meet in the lift, and finally he asked me if I wanted to try it. Of course, I said “no”, because I already had the good habit not to take anything I cannot buy. It was, above, all an aesthetical experience, since that man could have appeared in the cover of a magazine.
I could only buy this watch 20 years after, but in the meantime, I did accumulate watches of every kind a bit indiscriminately; watches that looked like Santos, Oyster, Portuguese… all of them, made by brands that earned a lot of money legally copying famous manufactures.
But one day a colleague of mine in “La Vanguardia” told me to buy his Breitling Chronomat because he needed money to purchase another watch, and that was my first contact with a mechanical watch. No one in his right mind would have worn a watch with a strap in that condition but I put it on my right wrist and went to an official dealer to change the strap. I can’t even tell you what I saw there.
As a result, I decided to create my own fine watch magazine ten years ago. That’s “Máquinas del Tiempo”.

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Juan Antonio Gomez

MDT MAGAZINE -Máquinas del Tiempo-

COUNTRY

Spain

ABOUT

When I was only 19 years old I felt already in love with a steel Santos with its famous little golden screws in the bezel. It was a neighbour to blame; I had been fixing my eyes on his wrist for months when we happen to meet in the lift, and finally he asked me if I wanted to try it. Of course, I said “no”, because I already had the good habit not to take anything I cannot buy. It was, above, all an aesthetical experience, since that man could have appeared in the cover of a magazine.
I could only buy this watch 20 years after, but in the meantime, I did accumulate watches of every kind a bit indiscriminately; watches that looked like Santos, Oyster, Portuguese… all of them, made by brands that earned a lot of money legally copying famous manufactures.
But one day a colleague of mine in “La Vanguardia” told me to buy his Breitling Chronomat because he needed money to purchase another watch, and that was my first contact with a mechanical watch. No one in his right mind would have worn a watch with a strap in that condition but I put it on my right wrist and went to an official dealer to change the strap. I can’t even tell you what I saw there.
As a result, I decided to create my own fine watch magazine ten years ago. That’s “Máquinas del Tiempo”.