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The Watch Collectors: @RJKama. The Doctor that Likes to Be Called SUPERDOC.

We met @RJKama at an Omega watch collector’s hospitality trip, and after instantly clicking with him, we became close friends. We still remember back then when we would pressure him non-stop about opening an Instagram account, and he wouldn’t do it. Finally, after several attempts on our end, he surprised the social media world with his passion for watches and incredible photography. @RJKama is a doctor that likes to be called SUPERDOC, and that sees health as a sensation of well being instead of an absence of disease. After launching his IG account many years ago, he rapidly became a most follow account for those looking for incredible photography of Omega timepieces with a very particular look and feel. Without a doubt, this is one of the most interesting interviews we’ve published on Watch Collectors here at WCL.

Now, you’ll hear straight from him all that he wants to share about this fantastic hobby that brought us together in the first place.

The Watch Collectors: @Orangedial17. Our Very Own IG Contributor in Singapore and One of Asia's Finest Watch Guys.

Our very own special Instagram contributor located in Singapore and a well-rounded watch collector, @orangedial17 is very well known for his stellar photography as one of Asia’s finest collectors. Not only @orangedial17 is a good friend of ours but someone that we also admire from a watch collecting standpoint. A longtime contributor to The Rolex  Forums, The Purists and Timezone, he is a watch collector that is easily recognized because he is either wearing his very unique Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chrono in 18K white gold with salmon dial or his 36 mm Royal Oak in Tantalum.

The Watch Collectors: @Jfdorozco. A Watch Collecting Journey Destined to Own the Most Iconic Watches in the World.

When you think of that one watch collector on Instagram that is always striving to get his hands on the most pristine examples of some of the most iconic watches in the world, the first name that comes to mind is @Jfdorozco. From his mint Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 3700 to his ultra crisp Audemars Piguet Royal Oak ref. 5402ST and everything in between, the condition of his vintage watches is simply out of this world and a real treat for the eyes. A real watch collector and not a watch dealer disguised as watch collector like many out there, @Jfdorozco holds very high standards when it comes to the watches he buys and the same rule applies to how he chooses to engage with his followers on Instagram.

Experience: A Very Impressive Collection of Precious Metal Modern Timepieces. When You Can Have Them All and Then Some.

Watch collectors come in all sizes and types. From all sorts of personalities, styles and taste. While it is interesting to see what Hollywood celebrities and professional athletes like own when it comes to watches, there is nothing more rewarding than to see the watch collection of that normal guy or gal that we can relate to as mere mortals. As we’ve done it since day one, here at WCL we don’t recourse to using musicians, movie stars or major athletes when it comes to showing you impressive watch collections, instead, we just like to keep it plain and simple and showcase those collections that belong to those discreet and somewhat mysterious watch collectors with a fine taste for timepieces.

The Watch Collectors: @Bharmon417. A Young Watch Collector that Happens to Also be an Incredible Photographer.

If you follow watch content accounts on Instagram that are known for some of the best photography, then the handle @Bharmon417 might not be new to you. A young watch collector that happens to also be a professional photographer, @Bharmon417 is not only passionate about Panerai, Audemars Piguet and Rolex, but all those other things we like to refer here at WCL as the good life. With eye-catching photo compositions that are the perfect embodiment of the hashtag #WatchLife we created five years ago, @Bharmon417 is a watch collector truly enjoying the journey and not so worried about the destination…

The Watch Collectors: @APKStyle. A Real Watchlifestyler Passionate About the Finer Things in Life.

What started as a simple ‘Follow Back’ on the ‘Gram’ has now turned into a friendship with a fine Irish gentleman that calls London his home. With an eye for photography, a passion for the good life and a real addiction to Goyard and Mount Street Shoe Company loafers comes @APKStyle. After finally meeting in person this friendly Londoner at the Hotel Les Trois Rois during Baselworld 2018, all we can say is that his content on Instagram is not ‘smoke and mirrors’ but the real deal.

The Watch Collectors: @Bzabodyn214. A Serious Watch Flipper and a Great Family Man from the Heart of Texas.

A good ol’ Texas family man with a longhorn tattooed on his heart for his ‘alma mater’ —The University of Texas—, @Bzabodyn214 is one of those watch collectors that you click with instantly. He is an avid watch collector with a very good eye for photography and the owner of a watch collection that at times seems to be like a ‘revolving door’ with some permanent pieces in it. And just as if it was yesterday, we still remember the time we met @Bzabodyn214 in person during a trip to Las Vegas and talked watches and the good life while sipping a round of perfect Negronis at the Baccarat Bar & Lounge inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

The Watch Collectors: @NYCWatchGuy. An Incredible Watch Collecting Journey Well Documented on 'The Gram'.

As many of you know, Instagram is the favorite social media platform for hard core watch collectors. One thing all these accounts have in common is that all the content is created by their owners portraying their journey through watch collecting. As we've said it before, watch collecting is a journey not a destination. Despite that there are hundreds of watch related accounts we follow on the gram, there are probably a couple dozen watch collectors we really admire and we would like to feature them here on WCL. Therefore, today, we will be talking about @NYCWatchGuy, a young watch collector with 17,000+ followers —and counting— and someone who clearly embraces our motto that watch collecting is all about the journey.

Watch Stories: Gone but Not Forgotten, Because Every Watch Has a Story. 'Dad's Missing Watch' by Matt Jackson.

Today, we start a new installment called 'Watch Stories', because every vintage watch, passed down family heirloom or preowned watch comes with a little bit of history. Unlike the rest of our content, these stories are shared and written by the actual watch collectors owning these watches. For these new section, our involvement will be limited to photographing the watches in their full glory and to editing, proofreading and style correcting the write-ups.

Experience: When You are Crazy About Watches. An Impressive Collection with Grail Watches to the Max.

When you are crazy about watches and you like to have it all, you are walking down a slippery slope. This impressive collection that includes grail watches from Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Richard Mille, F.P. Journe, Hublot, Rolex, IWC and Panerai, also happens to include watches from other brands like Urwerk, Gerald Genta, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Franck Muller, Breitling and even Bell & Ross and Seiko amongst others. A very close friend who has welcomed us in his life like we've known each other since childhood and a man with a soft spot for Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe, he has put together a very impressive watch collection with no less than 60+ incredible watches in a very short amount of time.

Watch Shopping Guide: Hong Kong "The Watch Shopping Capital of the World". Easily More Watch Shops than New York, London and Las Vegas Combined.

If you thought Las Vegas, New York or London were really impressive from a watch shopping standpoint, wait till you read this article about Hong Kong, a city that here at WCL we can assertively name: "The watch shopping capital of the world." While Hong Kong is very impressive from many angles, the number of watch shops, watch authorized dealers and watch brand boutiques is simply massive and unlike any other city in the world. After our visit to Hong Kong, we can even venture to say that this city has more watch authorized dealers and watch shops than London, New York and Las Vegas combined.

Experience: Johnnie Walker Blue Label Schiphol Airport Limited Edition. Perfectly Paired with the Blue dial on the AP Royal Oak Extra-Thin 15202OR.

Landing at the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam is always a treat if you like the finer things in life as much as we do. After a long-haul flight on KLM's World Business Class, the perfect way to start your day on the other side of the pond is by enjoying all that this airport has to offer. Schiphol is without a doubt, one of our favorite airports in the world and one that truly offers a great experience for watchlifestylers.