The Waiting List Podcast is hosted by three watch nerds: Alex Lau, Lung Lung Thun and Daniel Sum.We can't say we are the most knowledgeable collectors but one thing we do have is a passion to grow the watch community and bring positive vibes! Chill out while we discuss trending topics within the watch industry, interview collectors and have a bit of fun!You can find us on Instagram @thewaitinglistpodcast - Get in touch!
#27 “I didn’t know there was something called a waiting list” - Pakho Lam, Collector
Having moved to Abu Dhabi a few years ago, Pakho discovered his passion for watches through serendipity. From his first encounter with a Rolex Sea Dweller to his now preference for GMT and dual time zone watches, he has evolved to appreciate the world of watchmaking. In this episode, he speaks candidly about starting his watch journey as a “flipper”, his experiences working in the airline industry and what the future of air travel will become.
#26 A fourth generation watch strap maker, Sales and Marketing at Hirsch, Nikolaus Hirsch
Founded by his great grandfather, the Hirsch watch strap brand has gone on to become a household name in the Swiss watch industry. Nikolaus himself is an entrepreneur, who has already made the Forbes 30 under 30 list and is relentlessly innovating Hirsch to become relevant in the digital age. With a history of entrepreneurship in the family, there is an innate grit and belief in oneself that Nikolaus possesses that we can all learn and appreciate.
#25 “You are inheriting someone else’s story or you are starting your own”- Cole Pennington, Editor for HODINKEE
In our second episode with Cole Pennington from HODINKEE, we look at how and what he collects, his fascination with watch engravings and his connection with wartime pieces. He shares with us some notable pieces, including a very special Accutron and “the watch that won the war”. Through Cole’s musings and collecting philosophy you get reminded that the best part of watch collecting is discovering the stories behind the pieces.
#24 “Bark and Jack was actually just an escape, a way to share a passion” – Adrian Barker, Creator of Bark & Jack
If there is one word to describe Adrian, it would be authentic. In this first episode of our two-part interview, Adrian shares with us how he went from working at Apple to creating his highly successful Youtube channel Bark & Jack. With a passion in equipment and cameras, Adrian taught himself to navigate the world of Youtube and its algorithm. Through his thoughts, it is clear he possesses many of the qualities that make a strong entrepreneur, from tenacity, competitiveness, and most importantly humility. Despite the fame and opportunities that have come his way, he remains true to himself and how he wants to dress, create, and grow his channel.
#23 “On hindsight everything always makes sense”- a conversation with SWISSWATCHGANG
In one of our funniest interviews to date, we interview Marko Koncina who founded the Instagram and YouTube channel SWISSWATCHGANG. Marko’s journey starts from Slovenia, and his story of self-discovery through risk, hard work and tenacity will inspire many of you. Marko left his hometown at the age of 20, with nothing else but his dream of becoming a watchmaker. Passionate about independent watch brands, he turned his IG account into a platform to connect and nurture the younger generation and educate others about this niche. His ability to navigate life at a young age through reading and mentorship gives hope to many of us that we too can realise our deepest dreams if we just take the plunge.
#22 Watches are a magnet for good stories- Cole Pennington, Editor for HODINKEE
HODINKEE is without a doubt the biggest name in the watch media industry, and Cole in our opinion, has done a thing or two to contribute to its success. Cole is an exceptional journalist with more than a decade’s work writing about watches, aviation, motor, and travel. His success as a journalist can be largely explained by his inquisitive nature which shines through all areas of his life, starting from his decision to move to Bangkok post graduation. In this episode we finally get to ask all the questions about what it's like to work for HODINKEE, and what’s next for the company. If you have ever wondered what it's like to be in HODINKEE, tune in.
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I’m very happy to hear other voices in the podcast scene. Despite their awesome, and quite honestly very intimidating, watches, they sound very relatable. I love the stories and I love their chemistry - and the hilarity that happens on the show.