In these last few hours in 2009, I would like to thank you all for the tremendous number of visits you paid my blog in 2009. An absolute record since I started blogging on FratelloWatches in 2004. Besides FratelloWatches (which I use to reflect my personal view on horological stuff), I have been writing for a number of other watch media, like WorldTempus, WatchUseek Blog, WATCH magazine and MotoringExposure.
I also would like to thank my advertizers for their support and cooperation in 2009! Some of them have been my partners for years now!
Personally, 2009 was a great year with a lot of travelling (including BaselWorld 2009), my wedding, a honeymoon trip and some great watches like the Linde Werdelin 3-Timer with brown dial and my recently acquired Audemars Piguet Royal Oak ‘Jumbo’ 15202. I made some great new watch friends in 2009 (you know who you are!) and hope to continue to do so in 2010.
I wish all of you the best in 2010, and wear your watches in good health!
All the best,
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... read more