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

Kermit and The Hulk Paved The Way – Sinn 104 St Sa A G A green dial version of the classic entry-level Sinn 104
Kermit and The Hulk Paved The Way – Sinn 104 St Sa A G
A green dial version of the classic entry-level Sinn 104
In Some Cases We Will Never Know For Sure Like this Speedmaster Professional Apollo XI BA145.022 with white dial, for example
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
The Never Ending Flow Of Amazing Dials – Grand Seiko SBGY003
The SBGY003 From The Grand Seiko Elegance Collection
When Brands Do Things Right Hamilton Intra-Matic Auto Chrono Blue Review
When Brands Do Things Right
Hamilton Intra-Matic Auto Chrono Blue Review
Photo Report: Manufacture Visit To Breguet A peek inside one of the most respected manufactures
Photo Report: Manufacture Visit To Breguet
A peek inside one of the most respected manufactures
When The Chronometer Standard Isn’t Good Enough (Anymore) Meet the Lebois & Co Venturist with Observatoire Chronométrique+ certification
When The Chronometer Standard Isn’t Good Enough (Anymore)
Meet the Lebois & Co Venturist with Observatoire Chronométrique+ certification
The Black Bay Chrono and Bellytanker Got Some Serious Competition Up close with the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph
The Black Bay Chrono and Bellytanker Got Some Serious Competition
Up close with the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph
Photo Report: ORIS x Fratello Event Introducing Their 2019 Novelties To Our Readers
Photo Report: ORIS x Fratello Event
Introducing Their 2019 Novelties To Our Readers
Why The Speedmaster X-33 Matters Three Auctioned Speedmaster X-33s - Two From NASA, One from ESA
Why The Speedmaster X-33 Matters
Three Auctioned Speedmaster X-33s - Two From NASA, One from ESA
Speedy Tuesday Event World Tour (Sign-Up) Sign-up Now For Milan and Frankfurt
Speedy Tuesday Event World Tour (Sign-Up)
Sign-up Now For Milan and Frankfurt
The Rolex Daytona 16528 That Was Gifted By Ayrton Senna To Be Auctioned By Phillips On May 11-12
The Rolex Daytona 16528 That Was Gifted By Ayrton Senna
To Be Auctioned By Phillips On May 11-12
Rolex GMT-Master, Rolex Day-Date and Panerai PAM112 For Auction Highlights of the Fortuna Auction on April 11th
Rolex GMT-Master, Rolex Day-Date and Panerai PAM112 For Auction
Highlights of the Fortuna Auction on April 11th
Speedy Tuesday – An Omega Speedmaster CK2915-2 On Auction Today The Holy Grail for many Speedmaster collectors
Speedy Tuesday – An Omega Speedmaster CK2915-2 On Auction Today
The Holy Grail for many Speedmaster collectors
Citizen Caliber 0100
Hands-on With The White Gold Citizen Caliber 0100
A world’s first accuracy of ±1 second per year
Some Of The Best Speedmaster Ambassadors Paid and unpaid - ambassadors are important
Some Of The Best Speedmaster Ambassadors
Paid and unpaid - ambassadors are important
Hot Take: Seiko Presage Arita Porcelain Dial Handcrafted porcelain dials for the Presage collection
Hot Take: Seiko Presage Arita Porcelain Dial
Handcrafted porcelain dials for the Presage collection