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Chronos

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Germany

ABOUT

A special-interest magazine about watches and watches only? Back in 1995, I was quite surprised to discover that there was such a thing, distributed at the newsstands. Just a few months later I found myself being an editor with Ebner Verlag in Ulm. In the beginning I didn’t write about watches. Instead, I did a collectors’ magazine about fine writing instruments, called “Scriptum”. But I was already fascinated by the watches and watch brands my colleagues wrote about. Four years later, I finally joined Chronos and became its editor-in-chief in 2005. There is no job in the world I would prefer to mine because following what is going on in the watch industry is as exciting as working in a publishing house is in the current times of change. When I started, there were magazines and that was it. Today we are spreading our contents also via our own websites, our newsletters, iPad, Facebook etc. I do not only enjoy the daily work in the office and the frequent travels to Switzerland but also the cooperation with our colleagues in the U.S., in China, Korea, Japan, Poland, India, Dubai and Brazil. Since April 2014 I have been responsible, as Editorial Director, for WatchTime, Uhren-Magazin, and Klassik Uhren also, working closely together with the editors-in-chief of these magazines. All my colleagues are fascinating people and great watch experts the collaboration with whom I gain a lot from. Personally, I love England and keep travelling there which must have something to do with the fact that, apart from watches, I have a strong passion for football (soccer) as well as for British punk and post-punk bands.

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Rüdiger Bucher

Chronos

COUNTRY

Germany

ABOUT

A special-interest magazine about watches and watches only? Back in 1995, I was quite surprised to discover that there was such a thing, distributed at the newsstands. Just a few months later I found myself being an editor with Ebner Verlag in Ulm. In the beginning I didn’t write about watches. Instead, I did a collectors’ magazine about fine writing instruments, called “Scriptum”. But I was already fascinated by the watches and watch brands my colleagues wrote about. Four years later, I finally joined Chronos and became its editor-in-chief in 2005. There is no job in the world I would prefer to mine because following what is going on in the watch industry is as exciting as working in a publishing house is in the current times of change. When I started, there were magazines and that was it. Today we are spreading our contents also via our own websites, our newsletters, iPad, Facebook etc. I do not only enjoy the daily work in the office and the frequent travels to Switzerland but also the cooperation with our colleagues in the U.S., in China, Korea, Japan, Poland, India, Dubai and Brazil. Since April 2014 I have been responsible, as Editorial Director, for WatchTime, Uhren-Magazin, and Klassik Uhren also, working closely together with the editors-in-chief of these magazines. All my colleagues are fascinating people and great watch experts the collaboration with whom I gain a lot from. Personally, I love England and keep travelling there which must have something to do with the fact that, apart from watches, I have a strong passion for football (soccer) as well as for British punk and post-punk bands.