This week on the SUPERLATIVE podcast, our host and aBlogtoWatch Founder Ariel Adams is joined by Ian Skellern, the Co-Founder and Technical Editor of Quill & Pad and the Executive Producer of the film Making Time. To start the show Ariel and Ian talk about how Ian initially turned his passion and enthusiasm for watches into a career, which Ariel mentions was actually an inspiration for him. Ian describes how he started his online journalism as an Australian living in Switzerland with his wife, and how he gained the trust of the Swiss watchmaking community over a period of time. They discuss the lack of voice that brands are putting behind their press releases and how that looks to people in the industry, and what they feel like these brands could be doing differently with that angle of marketing. Ariel and Ian really dive into the industry talk to chat about the past, present, and future of watchmaking. As the episode starts to come to an end, Ariel has Ian talk about the film he produced called Making Time, which is an intimate look at five extraordinary horologists and their lives. Listen below or on the player of your choice. 

Ian Skellern lived in Switzerland for 25-years and took advantage by delving into the world of fine watchmaking. As a journalist and photographer, he has reported on horology for over two decades, usually with a focus on independent and complicated watchmaking. He has written for many international watch magazines, has moderated social media channels, and is the co-founder of the watch blog Quill & Pad.

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Website: Quill & Pad
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