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Welcome to the Velotime Blog No5. NEW YORK, WINDUP WATCH FAIR We headed off to the US for an Autumn break in the Big Apple.
NEW YORK. I have to thank my wife for making this trip happen, as an avid collector of Avios points she managed to bank sufficient points for a 5 day break to New York. There’s no better time than Autumn to visit New York, temperatures have mellowed to acceptable levels, the fall colours are everywhere and they are even gearing up for Christmas. We were fortunate to time our trip to coincide with the New York marathon, the Midterm election was in full flow but for me the ‘must see’ event was the Windup Watch Fair at Chelsea Market.
 Chelsea Market was about a twenty minute stroll from our hotel near Time Square. The market caters for the very affluent area of Chelsea in Manhattan, the quality of the shops, restaurants and galleries was clearly evident. The Windup Watch Fair is a three day event held in an exhibition space within the market itself. There were around 30 or so exhibitors present, these included watchmakers, watch retailers, strap makers and various other manufacturers of watch related products. The quality of their work was outstanding and prices reflected the superb workmanship involved. Walking into the Fair was a real joy, it was busy, very busy with every stand helping visitors interested in their watches. It was real buzz with so much there to look at and discuss. My first port of call was the organisers stand to introduce myself and the first person I spoke to was the event organiser Blake from Wound and Worn. I wasted no time in showing him my pre production prototype and explained the cycling inspired concept behind it. Giving it a thorough examination he picked up on various design features such as the curved shape of the back and the integrated strap and commented on weight and feel. Two of his colleagues also gave the watch a once over with Chris , a triathlete, immediately spotting the cycling theme. Their feedback was tremendous.
Buoyed by their positive response I was keen to speak to others, they pointed me towards other vendors in the hall to talk to and for the next few hours I talked watches and networked. I have to say it was one of the most useful afternoons of market research I have done so far. I left elated and full of enthusiasm, feedback had been positive, I’d learnt a hell of lot and getting the chance to see what others were doing was inspiring. The one thing that struck me most was that out of all the watches on display there were none quite like mine. Who knows next year I might even be in a position to take a stand.

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Welcome to the Velotime Blog No5. NEW YORK, WINDUP WATCH FAIR We headed off to the US for an Autumn break in the Big Apple.
NEW YORK. I have to thank my wife for making this trip happen, as an avid collector of Avios points she managed to bank sufficient points for a 5 day break to New York. There’s no better time than Autumn to visit New York, temperatures have mellowed to acceptable levels, the fall colours are everywhere and they are even gearing up for Christmas. We were fortunate to time our trip to coincide with the New York marathon, the Midterm election was in full flow but for me the ‘must see’ event was the Windup Watch Fair at Chelsea Market.
 Chelsea Market was about a twenty minute stroll from our hotel near Time Square. The market caters for the very affluent area of Chelsea in Manhattan, the quality of the shops, restaurants and galleries was clearly evident. The Windup Watch Fair is a three day event held in an exhibition space within the market itself. There were around 30 or so exhibitors present, these included watchmakers, watch retailers, strap makers and various other manufacturers of watch related products. The quality of their work was outstanding and prices reflected the superb workmanship involved. Walking into the Fair was a real joy, it was busy, very busy with every stand helping visitors interested in their watches. It was real buzz with so much there to look at and discuss. My first port of call was the organisers stand to introduce myself and the first person I spoke to was the event organiser Blake from Wound and Worn. I wasted no time in showing him my pre production prototype and explained the cycling inspired concept behind it. Giving it a thorough examination he picked up on various design features such as the curved shape of the back and the integrated strap and commented on weight and feel. Two of his colleagues also gave the watch a once over with Chris , a triathlete, immediately spotting the cycling theme. Their feedback was tremendous.
Buoyed by their positive response I was keen to speak to others, they pointed me towards other vendors in the hall to talk to and for the next few hours I talked watches and networked. I have to say it was one of the most useful afternoons of market research I have done so far. I left elated and full of enthusiasm, feedback had been positive, I’d learnt a hell of lot and getting the chance to see what others were doing was inspiring. The one thing that struck me most was that out of all the watches on display there were none quite like mine. Who knows next year I might even be in a position to take a stand.
Welcome to the Velotime Blog No5. NEW YORK, WINDUP WATCH FAIR We headed off to the US for an Autumn break in the Big Apple.
NEW YORK. I have to thank my wife for making this trip happen, as an avid collector of Avios points she managed to bank sufficient points for a 5 day break to New York. There’s no better time than Autumn to visit New York, temperatures have mellowed to acceptable levels, the fall colours are everywhere and they are even gearing up for Christmas. We were fortunate to time our trip to coincide with the New York marathon, the Midterm election was in full flow but for me the ‘must see’ event was the Windup Watch Fair at Chelsea Market.
 Chelsea Market was about a twenty minute stroll from our hotel near Time Square. The market caters for the very affluent area of Chelsea in Manhattan, the quality of the shops, restaurants and galleries was clearly evident. The Windup Watch Fair is a three day event held in an exhibition space within the market itself. There were around 30 or so exhibitors present, these included watchmakers, watch retailers, strap makers and various other manufacturers of watch related products. The quality of their work was outstanding and prices reflected the superb workmanship involved. Walking into the Fair was a real joy, it was busy, very busy with every stand helping visitors interested in their watches. It was real buzz with so much there to look at and discuss. My first port of call was the organisers stand to introduce myself and the first person I spoke to was the event organiser Blake from Wound and Worn. I wasted no time in showing him my pre production prototype and explained the cycling inspired concept behind it. Giving it a thorough examination he picked up on various design features such as the curved shape of the back and the integrated strap and commented on weight and feel. Two of his colleagues also gave the watch a once over with Chris , a triathlete, immediately spotting the cycling theme. Their feedback was tremendous.
Buoyed by their positive response I was keen to speak to others, they pointed me towards other vendors in the hall to talk to and for the next few hours I talked watches and networked. I have to say it was one of the most useful afternoons of market research I have done so far. I left elated and full of enthusiasm, feedback had been positive, I’d learnt a hell of lot and getting the chance to see what others were doing was inspiring. The one thing that struck me most was that out of all the watches on display there were none quite like mine. Who knows next year I might even be in a position to take a stand.
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Welcome to the Velotime Blog No5. NEW YORK, WINDUP WATCH FAIR We headed off to the US for an Autumn break in the Big Apple.
NEW YORK. I have to thank my wife for making this trip happen, as an avid collector of Avios points she managed to bank sufficient points for a 5 day break to New York. There’s no better time than Autumn to visit New York, temperatures have mellowed to acceptable levels, the fall colours are everywhere and they are even gearing up for Christmas. We were fortunate to time our trip to coincide with the New York marathon, the Midterm election was in full flow but for me the ‘must see’ event was the Windup Watch Fair at Chelsea Market.
 Chelsea Market was about a twenty minute stroll from our hotel near Time Square. The market caters for the very affluent area of Chelsea in Manhattan, the quality of the shops, restaurants and galleries was clearly evident. The Windup Watch Fair is a three day event held in an exhibition space within the market itself. There were around 30 or so exhibitors present, these included watchmakers, watch retailers, strap makers and various other manufacturers of watch related products. The quality of their work was outstanding and prices reflected the superb workmanship involved. Walking into the Fair was a real joy, it was busy, very busy with every stand helping visitors interested in their watches. It was real buzz with so much there to look at and discuss. My first port of call was the organisers stand to introduce myself and the first person I spoke to was the event organiser Blake from Wound and Worn. I wasted no time in showing him my pre production prototype and explained the cycling inspired concept behind it. Giving it a thorough examination he picked up on various design features such as the curved shape of the back and the integrated strap and commented on weight and feel. Two of his colleagues also gave the watch a once over with Chris , a triathlete, immediately spotting the cycling theme. Their feedback was tremendous.
Buoyed by their positive response I was keen to speak to others, they pointed me towards other vendors in the hall to talk to and for the next few hours I talked watches and networked. I have to say it was one of the most useful afternoons of market research I have done so far. I left elated and full of enthusiasm, feedback had been positive, I’d learnt a hell of lot and getting the chance to see what others were doing was inspiring. The one thing that struck me most was that out of all the watches on display there were none quite like mine. Who knows next year I might even be in a position to take a stand.
info@velotime.cc
Welcome to the Velotime Blog No5. NEW YORK, WINDUP WATCH FAIR We headed off to the US for an Autumn break in the Big Apple.
NEW YORK. I have to thank my wife for making this trip happen, as an avid collector of Avios points she managed to bank sufficient points for a 5 day break to New York. There’s no better time than Autumn to visit New York, temperatures have mellowed to acceptable levels, the fall colours are everywhere and they are even gearing up for Christmas. We were fortunate to time our trip to coincide with the New York marathon, the Midterm election was in full flow but for me the ‘must see’ event was the Windup Watch Fair at Chelsea Market.
 Chelsea Market was about a twenty minute stroll from our hotel near Time Square. The market caters for the very affluent area of Chelsea in Manhattan, the quality of the shops, restaurants and galleries was clearly evident. The Windup Watch Fair is a three day event held in an exhibition space within the market itself. There were around 30 or so exhibitors present, these included watchmakers, watch retailers, strap makers and various other manufacturers of watch related products. The quality of their work was outstanding and prices reflected the superb workmanship involved. Walking into the Fair was a real joy, it was busy, very busy with every stand helping visitors interested in their watches. It was real buzz with so much there to look at and discuss. My first port of call was the organisers stand to introduce myself and the first person I spoke to was the event organiser Blake from Wound and Worn. I wasted no time in showing him my pre production prototype and explained the cycling inspired concept behind it. Giving it a thorough examination he picked up on various design features such as the curved shape of the back and the integrated strap and commented on weight and feel. Two of his colleagues also gave the watch a once over with Chris , a triathlete, immediately spotting the cycling theme. Their feedback was tremendous.
Buoyed by their positive response I was keen to speak to others, they pointed me towards other vendors in the hall to talk to and for the next few hours I talked watches and networked. I have to say it was one of the most useful afternoons of market research I have done so far. I left elated and full of enthusiasm, feedback had been positive, I’d learnt a hell of lot and getting the chance to see what others were doing was inspiring. The one thing that struck me most was that out of all the watches on display there were none quite like mine. Who knows next year I might even be in a position to take a stand.