Dear readers,

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,

Robert-Jan Broer

  • Rob

    Mooie foto RJ. Ik wens jullie beide heel veel geluk voor de komende jaren!

    Rob, Carolien en de kinderen

  • Evert

    RJ, Congrats on a great 2009 and all the best for 2010! See you next Sunday.

  • Michael

    I always really enjoy reading your articles, and hope to do in 2010. Al the best to you, your wife and ofcourse fratellowatches for this year!
    (Good to see Evert here too)

  • Congrats on a banner year RJ! Will definitely be at Basel, looking forward to meet you!


  • Mary Beth Tomko

    Congratulations on all your great professional and personal happenings in 2009. Looking forward to seeing you again at BASELWORLD 2010.

  • Thanks all! Really appreciate all the nice comments!