e live in the age of data. And when it comes to watches, there’s plenty of data to compile and keep track of, from the prices of the latest releases to the year a given brand was founded, or the most iconic timepieces.
Sophie Furley and Susanne Samuelsson, seasoned watch industry figures, have embraced the challenge of “digesting” this massive amount of data, and presenting it in a fun and simple way that anyone can use.
Expect to find the following on The Watch Pages (a wordplay on the vintage “Yellow Pages” phone book that supplied useful contact information, pre-internet).
- Over 8,000 watches are indexed on The Watch Pages... so far.
A search engine that allows you to find exactly the model you’re after.
The vital statistics of every watch (see an example here) - price, technical features, life-size images on your screen, a digital loupe to zoom in on the details, and where to buy it. (The only thing you won’t find is the actual length of the waiting lists for some of the most sought-after models, but nobody really knows that!)
- Have you ever wondered which watch a superhero would wear?
Five interesting facts on each of the 160 brands included: did you know that Jacob & Co has been mentioned in at least 68 rap songs?
Buyers’ guides with practical info and advice including how to spot a counterfeit, new versus vintage, and buying a watch online.
Personal advice on any horological question: a kind of “watch concierge” service!
And, last but not least, “behind the scenes” articles. After all, we are talking here about two watch experts: both Sophie Furley and Susanne Samuelsson worked at Europa Star for several years (and we take this opportunity to thank them for their contribution!), as well as Revolution and various other media.
As they explain, “the watch brand websites are very well done, but each site is a world in its own. Consulting website after website, page after page, takes a considerable amount of time, especially when you don’t know what you are looking for. People often turn towards Google, where they can stumble across everything from the official sites to second-hand sellers, technical websites, forums, blogs or dodgy dealers.”
- Sophie Furley and Susanne Samuelsson are the founders of The Watch Pages.
In our age of digital complexity, when data is so scattered that it is hard to know where and how to buy watches, The Watch Pages provides a key service to watch professionals and enthusiasts alike, structuring and organising the information so that everyone can truly make the most of it. This digital library will prove useful to many, and we thank them for that too.