Norma Buchanan

WatchTime

COUNTRY

United States of America

ABOUT

I began covering watches in 1987, when I joined the staff of a now defunct watch and jewelry magazine in New York. I can trace my interest in the watch world to a single event. One day I happened upon a little vintage wristwatch shop in Manhattan and began a conversation with the store owner. He told me some remarkable tales. One was about a Mickey Mouse watch he had sold for a jaw-dropping $500. Another was about some complicated Patek Philippes he had bought and seen double or triple in price in the blink of an eye. I had a great story, I knew. Hundreds of other great stories followed. The vintage-watch boom soon gave rise to the mechanical-watch boom and the remarkable rebirth of the Swiss watch industry after the quartz crisis. I stayed on the watch beat and am now an editor and writer at WatchTime magazine, waiting to see what other tales the watch world has up its sleeve.

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Norma Buchanan

WatchTime

COUNTRY

United States of America

ABOUT

I began covering watches in 1987, when I joined the staff of a now defunct watch and jewelry magazine in New York. I can trace my interest in the watch world to a single event. One day I happened upon a little vintage wristwatch shop in Manhattan and began a conversation with the store owner. He told me some remarkable tales. One was about a Mickey Mouse watch he had sold for a jaw-dropping $500. Another was about some complicated Patek Philippes he had bought and seen double or triple in price in the blink of an eye. I had a great story, I knew. Hundreds of other great stories followed. The vintage-watch boom soon gave rise to the mechanical-watch boom and the remarkable rebirth of the Swiss watch industry after the quartz crisis. I stayed on the watch beat and am now an editor and writer at WatchTime magazine, waiting to see what other tales the watch world has up its sleeve.