This week on the SUPERLATIVE podcast, our host and aBlogtoWatch Founder Ariel Adams is joined by, Michael Haymond, Co-founder of the OC Chrono Group. As the conversation begins, Ariel recounts first meeting Michael and his group several years ago, and how OC Chrono came to be. They both dive into how watch collecting connects people, and how this hobby opens up social doors for certain enthusiasts that would otherwise not have access to like-minded people with similar interests. Ariel asks about group meetups and what they mean to the collecting community, and they look into the finances and business plans of different groups. Michael gives advice on the power struggle that sometimes happens within groups, and Ariel asks what the industry can do to help groups like OC Chrono and others. Listen below or on the player of your choice.
Michael Haymond lives and works in Orange County, California, and is the Co-founder of Chrono Group, an enthusiast community “promoting an analog lifestyle in a digital universe.” In addition to the original Orange County chapter, Chrono Group now has chapters in Los Angeles, San Diego, Salt Lake City, and Arizona.