Collecting is an art. Building on a large network of knowledgable people, being constantly on the look for new info and new pieces, I spent lots of hours on the Internet, interactive or using my self-written eBay crawler to find the things no search engine can. I always concentrated on quality instead of quantity. And it shows.
Working with Swatches I found it natural to examine them, open them up and take them apart. This led to me operating swatchrepair.com and helping Swatch lovers worldwide to be able to wear their precious watch again. During the years I fixed endless numbers of Swatches, among which over one hundred X-Rateds. I stopped repairing when it took me too much time and also because new European tax regulations made it impossible to repair a watch and return it without having to pay high and unnecessary import duties.
I worked with Squiggly to author the 2006 and 2008 Swatch-Clopedia catalogues. Also I wrote the book "Swatch Specials from The Netherlands", showing off all my Dutch pieces. I almost got them all! Unique in its completeness. For many years I operated the informational website swatch-scio.com. Finally I wrote a book about my own collection, check it out below.