You clicked the about link, which probably means you want to know who is behind this watch blog. Robert-Jan Broer started the Fratellowatches website in 2004, being one of the first watch blogs around. What started as a hobby, turned out to be one of the best read blogs in the world with a wide coverage of topics. Opinionated watch reviews, comments, photo essays and watch event reports to name a few. We’ve been mentioned in a number of publications, both on-line and off-line (e.g. Financial Times, Style: Men, AskMen, WorldTempus, Horloges magazine, WATCH magazine).
Today, Fratellowatches consists of a team of professionals that are active in the field of watches for a long time.
Being obsessed with watches ever since he was a little kid. Having an IT background, Robert-Jan has been active in the field of auditing and banking for quite some years before he started being full time occupied with watches in 2012. Besides Fratellowatches, Robert-Jan is freelance editor for a number of publications. His preference of watches? Gerald Genta designs like the Royal Oak, Nautilus and Ingenieur. Also loves OMEGA Speedmasters and independent brands.
Bert Buijsrogge has worked in the real-estate business for 15 years and combined his passion for watches and photography over the years. He became famous for his watch photography and created the ‘horlogefotograaf’ calendar for a few years. Most of the photos seen on Fratellowatches are made by Bert. Besides his personal website Bert Buijsrogge Photography he also maintains horlogefotograaf.nl, dedicated to watch photography.
Gerard has been in the watch industry for approximately two decades and has a watch shop in The Hague, The Netherlands. More on his bio coming soon.
Blaise has been a fan of watches as long as he can remember. His passion for watches really took off in 2007 when he purchased his first fine Swiss timepiece. From 2007 up to recently, he was also an active and involved member of a number of on-line watch communities. Blaise has a weak spot for vintage Omega watches and vintage watches in general.
Michael has worked in the Automotive Industry and is currently in the Electronics Industry. When he’s not cruising at 30,000 feet, he calls Frankfurt, Germany and outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania home. Michael became interested in watches at a young age through the influence of his father. His interests lie in a wide array of watches, but he has a real passion for Seikos, Rolex and 60’s-70’s chronographs.
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