Another Year, Another Basel World. We’re currently at Basel, Switzerland covering the watch world’s annual pilgrimage to the Swiss Mecca of Watches – Basel World 2006. Over the next 24 hours we will be posting images and news from the exhibition so stay tuned.
I’m typing this entry from the business lounge of an airport with half hour to spare before I board my flight to Hong Kong for the Hong Kong Watch & Clock Exhibition (the second largest watch exhibition even though it isn’t as prolific as the Basel one), which means I’ll covering this year’s exhibition. Stay tuned.
It’s the end of the month and here are July’s top five posts in our RSS feed (This month’s total RSS requests are 47904) . We don’t have a similar post tracking system for regular web traffic to the site :
So my physiatrist stares at me, twirls his pen and finally says something. “You’re telling me that you went on this trip to .. “
“Yes, that, … the biggest watch exhibition and you say that you slept ate and drank watches non-stop for five days… and when you got back you were so overwhelmed with writing about it that you didn’t bother… in fact you pretty much stopped writing regularly and the post still hangs in your head haunting you…”
“Did I get it all?”
“And you want me to help you..?”
“Get over the guilt and move on.”
“Well, you could finish it.”
And then a few hundred dollars short, I finally sat up on my computer, cracked my knuckles and hammered away at my keyboard.
Wrist Fashion has been nominated as one of the finalists in the blog category (Sites that revolutionize the power of publishing by providing regularly updated content of a personal or professional nature) at this year’s SXSW Web Awards.
If you’re mildly interested in watches, you might have heard about Basel, the premier show for watches, well, this is the other big one – The Hong Kong Watch & Clock Exhibition with up to 800 exhibitors from 15 countries or regions and we’ll be there to cover it blow by blow.
Its going to be from September 1st to the 5th so stay tuned for daily reports.
I’ve changed the permalinks on the site. So instead of every page ending in .html, it won’t need one. I had initially done it to help with the transition from our old blogger setup, however, because of it the archives were inaccessible.
So, please update your links if you were previously linking to a particular post.
We just got picked by UK’s The Guardian as their blog of the week.
Jane Perrone of the Guardian writes – “This is a first for me: a blog about watches. As a fan of horology (current watch: 1960s Tressa automatic bought on eBay) this blog could keep me entertained for hours. My only request? More on vintage timepieces, please.”
Well Jane, We don’t intend to disappoint so watch this space.
Other than that, we have some topics we’ll be writing about in the future and if you think you have something to say, do email us:
1. The Future of Watches – We’re going to go over trends, predictions and current Industry attitudes towards change.
2. Have you ever had a question you wished you could ask a manufacturer or designer of a watch? Well then, email us and we’ll maintain a list that we’ll refer to whenever we get hold of one.