After launching our inaugural "My Watches and I" episode, I've been asked more than once about the whereabout of a second episode (so, I hope that means the decision to start this column is a welcomed one). Naturally I looked to watch lovers I'm personally close to - who are also kind enough to let me play around with their prized possessions - in search of my next interview subject. Luckily, during my short-but-eventful stint as a watch blogger, I've had the pleasure to meet and become more than acquainted with a number of them. Amongst them is Mr. Ed Scheckler (you can follow his Instagram here; just go and hit the follow button, you won't regret it), who got bitten hard by this haute horlogerie bug when he moved to Hong Kong some 8 years ago, citing the abundance of watch-related exposure the city has to offer.
Since then, watches have become more or less a voluntary addiction for him, resulting in a 20-something-strong watch collection spanning from the most revered independent pieces to the funkiest quartz numbers one can imagine. We took the chance to catch up with him and had a conversation on all things watches. And this, is Ed Scheckler's watch story. Paired with very nice pictures taken by our own Mario Cheung. Let's get right down to it.