Previous contributors who helped shape WristReview


Mark Sinclair is no stranger to the world of watches as he has been a regular member of several online communities and has also played an integral part in creating and hosting watch related events. In addition, he has also shared his passion for watches with Monochrome Watches and Fratello Watches, and these interviews sparked Mark’s interest in writing about watches on a more or less regular basis. We are therefore delighted to welcome Mark as a columnist for WristReview, where he will share his hands-on experience with watches and his thoughts about watch related matter in a sober and honest way. Read his articles

Meor Amri Meor Ayob – Contributing Editor

Meor Amri is a passionate watch collector from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Having bitten by the horology bug in 2010, he has written extensively about the watch scene and has assembled a large collection of watches (excessively!!!) on his own free time. His blogs on the same subject are: Eastern Watch & Western Watch Read his articles here

Zach Kazan – Contributing Writer

Zach is a native of Concord, NH and has been an appreciator of watches since childhood, when he had a habit of ripping watch advertisements out of magazines that his parents had yet to read. He has an appreciation for all watches and thinks that this is a hobby that should be fun, whether your choice is a $50 Seiko 5, a complicated Patek Philippe, or anything in between. Zach is currently kind of obsessed with Grand Seiko and Rolex references from the early 90s. His other hobbies include home audio and taking pictures, although he is a very bad photographer. Read his articles

Ben Newport-Foster – Contributor

As a Brit living in America, Ben is a stranger in an increasingly strange land. A part-time job at a jeweler’s working to pay rent whilst at university blossomed into a passion for watches. 5 years later, he hasn’t looked back. Ben is far more interested by the stories vintage watches can tell us, rather than how many zeroes they have when they sell at auction. Ben is a huge admirer of Universal Geneve, Wittnauer, Angelus and really any watch that has a great story to come with it. You can read more of his work at Read his articles

KEITH BOMBRYS – Contributor

Keith is a very passionate outdoor sporty type. He does anything from biking, hiking, football, golfing, basketball, running, swimming, and even when he gets the opportunity assorted beach activities. You name it, he is out there doing it. The idea of time and watches, in general, have always been captivating to him. Although he has only recently begun his new-found fascination with different types, brands, and designs of watches, they have become the essential part of his life not only at work, but in his outdoors and sports adventures. Read his articles

Carl Scutt – Contributor

Carl is a Brit abroad, leaving the wind and rain of London town to settle in the sunny climate of Marbella, southern Spain. He’s always had a passion for watches even though he’s never been able to afford his own luxury watch collection. His Good taste coupled with a bank balance that didn’t help him own his own luxury pieces gave Carl focus on luxury watches at affordable prices. This subsequently gave birth to of which he is the founder and editor. Read his articles

JAMES PHANG – Contributor

James Phang is a young watch enthusiast from Singapore and is a self-professed fanatic of independent brands for their unique avant-garde designs. Some of his favorite brands include MB&F, Urwerk, Romain Jerome, Sarpaneva, Peter Speake-Marin and Azimuth. His love for art extends out to all things handmade, and he has made it his personal mission to find the best handmade straps and buckles worldwide for his humble collection. Read his articles here

Osheen Arakelian – Contributing Editor

Osheen is a long time collector and passionate watch aficionado. He is the Founder and Chief Editor of the Sydney Watch Guide based out of Australia. Alongside Sydney Watch Guide, he has also expanded and started OSHEEN’s House of Horology, an online shop that specialises in vintage, pre-owned and niche watches from around the world. He is also a contributor to a number of Australian Men’s Lifestyle magazines and is fast becoming the go-to destination in Sydney for anything watch related. Read his articles here


John Galt caught the horology bug back in 2010 on his first visit to a London watch show and has snowballed since; John has become an avid writer and blogger of timepieces of all kinds, from everyday timepieces to modern Luxury HauteHorology, his favorite brands being HYT and GreubelForsey that push the boundaries of modern watch-making. John keeps a keen interest in the UK watch scene with their many emerging brands and timepieces. John Galt currently contributes watch related articles for online publications in the UK and USA. Read his articles here

Jonathan Kopp – Contributor

Jonathan Kopp has an avid enthusiasm for timepieces of all genre, from vintage pieces to modern Luxury Haute Horology. His preference goes to small and independent high-end watchmakers. He loves the difference rather than classicism, although he admits being in love with several ultra-classic pieces. Jonathan was caught by the passion for watchmaking 6 years ago, and then shortly after he wandered into the industry and is today a Communication-Marketing-PR Consultant for several brands. Read his articles here


An ambitious and curious guy by nature, Nikhil caught the Horology bug as soon as his dad gave him his old Tissot. Since then, he has been collecting watches and using them as the tools there are meant to be by bringing them out on various outdoor experiences such as rafting, rappelling, caving, etc. With his watches accumulating lots of scratches and dents, he strongly believes each watch tells its own story and one should cherish their watch rather than keeping it mint. Read his articles

UMAR ANSARI – Contributor

Umar is an Industrial Designer based in Toronto, Canada, specializing in design strategy and innovation. Except for the mechanical wonders, he has been getting into smartwatches and finds himself critiquing them every now and again. He has amassed quite a collection of them with the latest addition being the Pebble Time Round. Umar has a penchant for traditional timepieces too. As a design himself, Daniel Will-Harris’ “Past, Present, Future” pieces have a special place in his heart. But as a contributing writer for WristReview, Umar’s goal is simple: to keep other horology lovers informed and engaged with the latest. Read his articles here

Mark Phillips – Contributor

Mark largely collects practical watches, but never hesitates if he can snag a deal good enough to call it an economical decision. He loves taking photos of his collection and participating in the tight-knit watch community on Instagram. You can see his photos and follow him here. He is highly opinionated and expects nothing but the best and at the cheapest price possible. In his eyes, a watch needs to have a superb and bold design to be worthy of anybody’s wrist. To him, organization creates valuable time and so you should expect it from him in his reviews. Wisdom is his middle name and he is here to share it with you. Read his articles here

The Time Bum (L J. S) – Contributor

The Time Bum is an avid watch enthusiast and unrepentant cheapskate. His blog,, focuses on watches in the affordable end of the spectrum, particularly those that sell for under $1,000 — as far under as possible. When not playing with watches or writing about them, he is a lawyer, husband and father who enjoys good food and old cars. Read his articles here

Wade Forman – Contributor

Wade Forman has an enthusiasm for all timepieces, whether it’s vintage or modern luxury. It was at the age of 15 when Wade’s fascination with Horology began. His favorite brands are IWC, Rolex, TAG Heuer, Audemars Piguet and Patek Phillipe. Wade is also a football player and enjoys hanging out with family and friends. Read his articles here

Matt Himmelstein – Contributor

Engineer, weekend warrior and mechanical watch enthusiast.  He prefers value oriented brands because, well, those are the ones he can afford while still paying for all his weekend warrior hobbies.  New watch makers are also an interest because you can get often get a unique look, and the watch now comes with a story.  His favorites in his small collection are a Christopher Ward altimeter-style and an Anstead dive watch from a crowdfunded campaign. Read his articles here

Patrick Kansa – Contributor

A database and analytics/BI developer by day, Patrick first began taking a deeper interest in wrist watches about five years ago, and has been writing about, and reviewing, wristwatches since 2011. You can find Patrick’s work on aBlogtoWatch, WristWatchReview, DreamChrono, and EngagedMarriage. And, as a counter-point to Jovan, he’s a huge fan of The Dark Knight. Read his articles here

Daniel Pieciak – Contributor

A young entrepreneur, passionate about items made with great attention to detail. Loves mixing the world of horology with good food, beautiful woman, well cut clothes and luxurious cars, to name just a few! His watch collection boasts some highly sought-after pieces, as apart from aesthetics and quality, re-sell value is one of the main aspects he considers when choosing a piece for his wrist. Favourite watch brands include Breguet, Linde Werdelin and Ulysse Nardin. Read his articles here

Luke Rottman – Contributor

Whether it was seeing Rolex commercials while watching tennis on TV or learning that his music idols (Eric Clapton and John Mayer) regularly were spotted sporting a vintage Patek or Rolex. It was at the age of ten when Luke’s fascination with watches began. Luke first started off buying and selling small-brand vintage watches that were in the sub-$1000 price range. He later worked his way up to buying and selling high-end vintage watches from world-renowned brands, specializing mostly in pre-1980 Rolex watches. In January 2014, Luke successfully launched The Watchadviser. Luke Rottman has also written for various other international watch publications. Read his articles here

Summer Sheffer – Contributor

Summer’s stepfather introduced her to the world of watches when she was at a young age. He’d gotten a watch with a face that lit up, and she’d become incredibly intrigued. Years went on, and she did more research about watches, mostly what’s on the inside. She was fascinated by how they were put together. As for luxury watches, Summer prefers Breitling. Though her favorite brands are Franck Muller and Jaeger-LeCoultre. Read her articles here

Charles Walhingford – Contributor

Charles Walhingford was bitten at 6 years old by the watch bug with his father’s Bulova Accutron Spaceview. To him, nothing can beat that sweep and hum. Charles believes the hard work, time and artistry that the watchmaker spent making your watch is a direct reflection of the hard work and sacrifice you have made to afford that particular timepiece. Charles recently started a Youtube channel where he shows his admiration for watches. Charles loves independent brands like Kobold and Muhle Glashutte but equally adores the heavyweights like Breitling and Breguet. Read his articles here

James Henderson – Contributor

Known to many in the industry as their “nagging conscience”, James Henderson writes the Tempus Fugit Blog. Prior to writing about watches he worked for DOXA Watches for three years and currently works with several brands on marketing and communication projects. Having taught English in Japan, Portugal, Finland and Scotland, James now calls Santa Barbara, California home. Read his articles here

Nick A. Meijer – Contributor

Internet entrepreneur and watch aficionado. His favorite brands are IWC, A. Lange & Söhne and F.P. Journe. Nick has a special interest in the small, independent high-end watchmakers, such as Urwerk, Greubel Forsey and F.P. Journe. The proprietor of WristWatchWorld. Read his articles here

Isabella Rivera – Contributor

The only thing that surpasses Isabella’s obsession for fashion is her ambition to make it big in Hollywood. She is an aspiring actress, model and timepiece collector who appreciates anything with a bold, yet feminine style. She writes for GevrilGroup spreading the love of her favorite brands Ferragamo, Versace, and Gevril. Read her articles here

Charlotte Adams  – Contributor

Charlotte is an online contributor to The Watch Hut and The Watch Gallery. She is a bit geeky and her favourite watch brands are Vivienne Westwood, Roger Dubuis and Jaquet Droz.She has been writing about watches since last September but also enjoys writing about fashion and in her spare time likes to travel and draw. She gained a degree in English and Creative Writing a year ago that helped fuel her passion for writing.” Read her articles here

Harleen Johal – Contributor

Harleen Johal is an online contributor to The Watch Hut and The Watch Gallery. She quotes ‘The great thing about blogging for a watch retailer is that I get to write about my love for watches as well as brands.’ Her favourite watch brand is 88 Rue Du Rhone. Read her articles here

Nicole Lampru – Contributor

With an inherited passion for timepieces and jewelry, Nicole made her way into the watchmaking world as a member of marketing teams for a few independent brands. She started writing about watches around 3 years ago for printed and digital media in the USA and South America. Interested in innovative trends, yet appreciating tradition; her wrist game is eclectic… And despite her shy height (5′) she loves big, bold watches. Read her articles here

Matthew Catellier – Contributor

Stemming from his childhood days, Mat can remember when his father bought him his first watch, a Timex. Ever since then he has had a strong passion for a large variety of timepieces. Coupled with his entrepreneurial spirit, Mat founded, where he shares his personal views and opinions on mid to luxury level watches. Mat is also a keen sportsman and enjoys getting out and traveling the world when he can. Read his articles here

Christopher Beccan – Contributor

Christopher has been working in the world of IT for over 10 years and has always had an appreciation of watches – He wanted to learn more about the world of horology and thought what better way to learn than to write about it, so he started Bexsonn which mixes pleasure, with pleasure. Christopher is not drawn to any particular brand, he have more of a love for mechanical watches. When he is not reading or writing about watches, you’ll find him gaming (console) or enjoying a good whisky! Read his articles here

Marc Montagne – Contributor

Passionate about entrepreneurship and digital, Marc decided to move to Switzerland to pursue his other passion for mechanical watches. This great interest started when he received his grandfather’s Jaeger-LeCoultre for his 20th birthday that he still wears to this day. Marc founded Toolwatch to help watch enthusiasts measuring the accuracy of their mechanical watches. You can follow Marc on Twitter and Instagram where he also shares his passion for watchmaking or the latest book he read (he can’t be caught out on Oscar Wilde). Read his articles here

Pierre-Paul Godts – Contributor

Pierre-Paul has worked for over 20 years as a Creative Director for different Advertising Agencies. Today he works in his own Graphic design agency. Proprietor and founder of WatchMundi and WatchMundi Magazine. WatchMundi is dedicated to sharing the latest horological industry news from the captivating realm of wrist watches principally in the domain of Pilot, Diving, Marine, Nautical, Vintage, GMT, WorldTimer or Motor Racing watches. Read his articles here

CODY D. SMITH – Contributor

Cody is a native Virginian, born and raised in the small town of Christiansburg, USA. As well as a US Army veteran, he is an aficionado of fine cigars, vintage vinyl, and last but certainly most important, the world of horology. He first discovered his love for watches after finding an Elgin pocket watch at an antique market at the age of fourteen. Since then he has developed an intense love for the history and heritage surrounding little known vintage pieces and the companies that created them. Cody is an aspiring watchmaker and hopes to expand his knowledge regarding vintage timepieces as well as continually making sure his current collection is ever growing and improving! Read his articles

FELIX ARNOLD – Contributor

Felix has been obsessed with watches from an early age, ever since he noticed his fathers Submariner on his wrist and was fascinated by the watch and its history. Since then his passion for watches has grown, resulting in him starting up a watch blog called The Young Horologist with two university friends. Whilst this is his predominant vehicle for publishing watch articles, he is also an active member of Redbar London, and spends as much of his free time as possible reading up and researching both vintage and modern watches to further his knowledge. Read his articles here

Sarah Arakelian – Photographer/Event Coverage

Sarah is an avid watch admirer and part-time photographer and loves combining her two hobbies to bring readers beautiful and visual photography from the world of horology. Her work mainly revolves around event coverage from around Sydney, Australia and she also enjoys photographing private collections for people to catalogue and frame around the house as works of art.