Robert-Jan Broer
About the author

Robert-Jan Broer

Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in magazines, books and on the first internet platforms on watches. In 1999 he bought his first mechanical watch, a Speedmaster, which made him sell his car to be able to do so. A fast-forward to 2004 and Robert-Jan started to write about watches on this website to share his knowledge and getting in touch with like-minded people. In 2008 he made his first trip to Baselworld and from that moment on he was completely hooked to the watch industry. In 2012, he coined Speedy Tuesday as he had become a Speedmaster collector himself in the course of time. With a modest collection of watches from several brands, he still doesn’t call himself a collector. He only buys what he wears, although he’s known to be a hoarder of things. His aluminum Rimowa suitcase is his loyal companion when he visits watch manufacturers, events, auctions and get-togethers with collectors. Robert-Jan is (guest)speaker on watch events and consulted a number of watch brands in the past but writing a good story on watches is his favorite activity. Follow him on Instagram @rjbroer. E-mail: robertjan@fratellowatches.com

15 Years of Fratello
How we started and where we are today
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Book Recommendation: A Moon Watch Story
A book written by the authors of Moonwatch Only
Hot Take: Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum
Celebrating the original Moonwatch on its 50th anniversary
VIDEO – We Talk About 11 Different Speedmasters
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing (and Moonwatch)
Longines VHP GMT.001
Travelling With The Longines Conquest VHP GMT
When accuracy and easy of use matters
Seiko Prospex LX SNR033J1.004
Hands-On: The Seiko Prospex LX SNR033 GMT
Only a small step away from the Grand Seiko collection
Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th LE.005
How the Speedmaster became the Moonwatch
How Apollo XI changed the Speedmaster forever
You Asked Us: What Rolex Would You Buy?
And it's probably not what you expect us to say
Minaze DIVIDO HiZ series
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Wears A Minase Divido
Shinzo Abe showing he's clearly a WIS
190702 The Eagle Has Landed Event
Photo Report: The “Golden Moments” Event in Amsterdam
Golden Anniversary of the Apollo 11 and Omega's Moonwatch
Seiko Prospex LX SNR033J1
Event Report: Fratello X Seiko Prospex LX
And some proper Seiko wristshots
Hong Kong Speedy Tuesday Event
Photo Report: Hong Kong Speedy Tuesday Event
When Thursday is also a Speedy Tuesday
Singapore Speedy Tuesday Event
Photo Report: Singapore Speedy Tuesday Event
With a healthy dose of wristcandy
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Video Interview With Astronaut Nicole Stott
About flying Space Shuttles and Speedmasters
Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Wheels and Waves
Wheels and Waves 2019
Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Wheels and Waves Limited Edition
Rolex GMT-Master History-9735
Rolex GMT-Master History And Overview Of All Major References
Historical timeline of the world's most desired GMT watch
Trident Elite 1000
Hands-On With The Toughest Trident Dive Watch
Christopher Ward C60 Trident Elite 1000 Limited Edition
Tudor Back Bay Bronze
5 Cool New Watches Under 4000 Euro
Featuring new watches from Breitling, Nomos, Oris, Sinn and Tudor
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Speedmaster Prototype Up For Auction
A Lemania 5100 Speedmaster Predecessor Of the Alaska III
Speedy Tuesday Milan Italy
Photo and Video Report – Speedy Tuesday Event in Milan
Summary of our event with special guest Nicole Stott (former NASA astronaut)
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Kermit and The Hulk Paved The Way – Sinn 104 St Sa A G
A green dial version of the classic entry-level Sinn 104
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In Some Cases We Will Never Know For Sure
Like this Speedmaster Professional Apollo XI BA145.022 with white dial, for example
The Never Ending Flow Of Amazing Dials – Grand Seiko SBGY003
The SBGY003 From The Grand Seiko Elegance Collection