This week on the SUPERLATIVE podcast, our host and aBlogtoWatch Founder Ariel Adams is joined by Ryan Schmidt, the author of The Wristwatch Handbook. Ryan and Ariel reminisce about meeting through the ABTW comments section and how Ryan was so prolific he won a prize. Ariel has Ryan pretend to be a watch lover who is starting his journey in today’s landscape and provides some valuable insight into how he confidently defends his likes and dislikes when it comes to personal favorites. Ariel and Ryan dive into how the general watch conversation in the community seems to mirror the tones of the larger conversation happening in society at the time. And of course, Ryan talks about The Wristwatch Handbook.

Superlative Ryan SchmidtA qualified management accountant with a diploma in law and a master’s degree in human rights, Ryan Schmidt has worked in internal audit for a range of global corporations in both London and New York. On occasion, he writes articles for the watch press. Born in the United Kingdom to parents from the U.S., he currently lives with his family in New York. Ryan is a member of the Horological Society of New York and holds a certificate in watchmaking knowledge issued by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie.

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