Meet The Founders

Felix Arnold

I have been into watches for many years now. The passion was all started by my Dads Rolex Submariner, which will always hold a special place in my heart!

First Watch

Timex Expedition Compass

Favourite Brands

Rolex

Seiko

FP Journe

Ultimate Grail Watch

Patek Philippe 3940 Salmon Dial

Calum Moore

I was always aware of watches at some level due to my parents being casual watch people. However, after moving to Hong Kong at the age of 16, I was deeply immersed in a society even more driving by the consumption of luxury items. As a result the world of horologist was thrust upon me. Then as I began to learn about what makes a great watch, discovering the fact that these wrist accessories were essentially tiny self perpetuating engines I was hooked immediately. 

First Watch 

Seagul watch with exposed flywheel and power indicator.

Favourite Brands

Omega

A Lange & Sohne

Seiko

Ultimate Grail Watch

Patek Philippe 5004

Ilkay Olmez

From a young age I also caught the watch bug from my old man. I love watches as much as I love oxygen. I think well made timepieces are fundamentally key to the world we live in and I learn more everyday because of my involvement in The Young Horologist. 

First Watch

Breitling Navitimer

Favourite Brands

IWC

Rolex

Patek Philippe

Ultimate Grail Watch

Patek Philippe 1518 Pink Gold

The Young Horologist is, at this stage more than anything, a place for us geeks to broadcast intelligent, well considered, and topical watch articles; and maybe the odd video, about everything and anything in the watch community. A far cry from casual chatting on a Whatsapp chat! None of us have any real industry experience, however, we do posses a wide range of knowledge and retail connections. Furthermore, what we lack in experience we make up for in a total absorption and addiction for watches, and horology. The current ‘team’ and the guys who are considered to be the founding members, are Ilkay Olmez, Calum Moore and of course myself. They are not only the two people who have an equal passion for this incredible facet of life as I do, but the two who day in day out, every second of everyday, I talk with about all things watches, and the ones who will never tire of my watch ranting.

 

Although at this early stage, I appreciate that jostling for subscriptions with the aforementioned heavyweights is going to be somewhat of a challenge, we all firmly believe that due to our wealth of knowledge, and our ‘young’ spin on the watch industry, we will be delivering fresh, new, and interesting content, which we hope will give us appeal. We would all like to thank you very much for visiting our site, and sharing, at what ever stage of your watch journey you may be at, this passion with us. 

What we can do for you

Before we started this site I was constantly being asked "Calum, I want to get my first watch. I have X amount what do i buy?", "Calum i want to get a dress watch what do i get?" and "Calum I want a great vintage piece what do i get?", the same happened for my fellow founding members. As well as having our own store selling vintage and second hand watches as well as straps etc, here at The Young Horologist we are dedicated to using our extensive knowledge and connections to give bespoke advice, consultation and even finding and brokering your purchase. We have very good relationships with the major boutiques and dealers especially in London, Hong Kong, Manchester and Johannesburg. So looking for some advice on what to buy? Want to know where to get the best price? Or are simply trying to find a particularly in demand or rare watch? Simply email us using the contact page explaining what you need and we can quickly arrange a telephone or potentially even face to face meeting. (depending on location). Our fees will be dependent on the type of service and client but we believe that we truly are the first to offer private, bespoke services for watch purchasing and investing. For inquiring about our services or any general inquiries please get in touch using the contact page.   

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