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PMWF People


This album contains photos of members of the PMWF, both past and present. These were all obtained from the PMWF Archive. Photos are displayed by PMWF user name. You can use the Search feature to search for a specific user.

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224 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2010

PMWFerence NO04 (Aug. 2004)


The first PMWFerence held in the New Orleans French Quarter.

100 files, last one added on Nov 02, 2008

PMWFerence NYC06 (July 2006)


PMWFerence in the Big Apple!

179 files, last one added on Nov 02, 2008

CAL WIS meet (Oct. 2007)


Photos from the Oct. 2007 California WIS meet by Anjan, Rodrigo and Thomas.

97 files, last one added on Oct 23, 2007

Bucks County WIS Meet (Dec. 2007)


Photos from the December 7th, 2007 Bucks County WIS Meet by TMK & Robmks.

26 files, last one added on Dec 10, 2007

DC Mini Meet (Feb. 2008)


A small Mini-WIS GTG held in Washington DC in February, 2008, with Anjan Shenoy, v_roomy (Mike), Zack (old skool) and Dre (Andre).

19 files, last one added on Feb 14, 2008

PMWFerence CHI08 (July 2008)


PMWFerence in the Windy City

78 files, last one added on Nov 04, 2008

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Last additions - PMWF People
Ed Brandwein1552 viewsBorn and raised in NYC. I am a lawyer and a law librarian by trade. Married with two kids, currently living in Queens, NYC.

I've been collecting Russian watches since the late eighties when a newly arrived immigrant sold me a Vostok Komandirskie. I spent the next ten years or so buying one or two more examples where I could find them. Then, of course, ebay came on the scene and the Russian revolution really got going. I have about 30 Russian watches in the rotation these days and that's after thinning the herd a bit over the last few years.

When it comes to Russian watches, there is always some amazing detail to find out about. I guess that is what I like best about collecting Russian watches. Nothing about them ever seems to have been done by chance. There was always some plan in mind, whether it worked out or not. The detective work involved in figuring out what some Russian designer was doing when one thing or another was done never gets old to me.

I will be watching over the Russian board

Jun 01, 2011
Ron Good (AlbertaTime)222 viewsBorn in 1951, I'm a Canadian musician/writer with other professional background in Human Resources and Employment Development counselling, consulting and management, and Retail management as well as Computer and Audio-Video Technology. I've worked as a self-employed musician, in private industry, in commercial and public television, Community Education (music/computers/HR), and in and/or with both provincial and federal government agencies. I lived most of my life on Vancouver island, but also about 5 years in Montreal, 8 years in northern BC, a little less than a year in scenic Woodland Hills, California (loved it), and for the past few years in northern Alberta.

I made the mistake of looking for a better watch a few years ago. That led me first to affordable watches generally and, quickly following that, to the then little-researched and explored area of mainland Chinese (PRC) watchmaking, especially wristwatches from the 1950s through the Cultural Revolution era to today. I'm doing my best to learn---and then to share everything I'm discovering---about not only the Chinese watches, but also the friendly and skilled people who made them, the culture in their beautiful country, and the many values and hopes we all share. I'm poorly trilingual and very slowly learning to read and speak some Chinese.
Mar 04, 2011
Chris Moy131 viewsI've been collection watch since the mid 90's. I started out collecting vintage deco pieces. I was drawing to the streamline design. Curvex's were big on my list. I also love American RR pocket watches. As time went by my collecting habits changed to the 70's. It was all about FUNK! Somewhere along the line I got into G-Shocks. I'm know for collecting anything and everything :-D Recently I've been getting into photography. Don't worry, I won't forget about watches :-D
Mar 02, 2011
BobbyMike with Flatreto119 viewsNov 17, 2010
Michael (Micha)245 viewsMichael (PMWF name Micha)
Life: Dutch national, living in Germany, YOB 1976, married to Jasmine.
Watches: Michael started collecting watches in spring 2003 and discovered PMWF when looking for a place to discuss watches for a student’s budget. PMWF quickly became his new home in the www. Late 2003 Michael joined the PMWF admin team.
Role for PMWF today: icons manager and sales forum doorman ;-)
Nov 12, 2009
Eric aka Bock225 viewsBorn in 1971 and Dutch nationality. My profession is maintenance technician. I love watches since I was a young kid. But the real WIS bug bit me in 2001 when a friend of mine bought a Poljot Buran chronograph. I like many kinds of "poor man's" watches, esp. Japanese and Russian ones.
I know of PMWF since 2003 and joined in 2005 more actively. I saw and learned a lot about watches since I have been there and always had a great time. In 2009 I became one of the Administrators.
Oh and besides watches I'm an enthusiast of classic cars, fine food/beer and good company :)
Aug 01, 2009
Adam in NYC476 viewsAdam is currently living in New York City where he picked up the watch habit in '96. He's been reading & posting on watch forums (fora if you insist) since '99 & joined PMWF in '02. He's been helping out on PMWF as an administrator since '03. Jul 30, 2009
Reto405 viewsLife: Born in 1956 in Switzerland. Graduated from the Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich as an Electrical Engineer. Has been working in IT, IT education and management consulting until 2001. Living happily married with Patt in Bangkok, Thailand since 1995. Two Children: Philip, 23, a textile engineer is working in Switzerland. Reya, 12, is attending an international school in Bangkok.

Watch Life: was founded by Reto in late 2001 and has been steadily expanding. Looking after the ever growing was a natural continuation of the IT activities. And combining this with the passion for watches, has made this a perfect journey.
Today is a full-featured watch site with many forums and plenty of additional resources. It takes a great PMWF Admin Team to cope with all the aspects of running a very active site like

PMWF Role: Site Management (site owner), Team Management, Business Management

PS: The picture was taken from a trip to Otaru in February 2010
Jul 28, 2009
Jeremyd676139 viewsJun 24, 2009
Tim Marshall297 viewsLife: Born in 1972, my first seven years of life growing up in Montreal, Canada. Moved to southern Ontario, Canada in 1979. Have lived in greater Toronto area since. Have lived life working numerous different jobs, anywhere from a line cook in a restaurant, to professionally detailing cars, and moved into a passionate area of IT/computer work. Have been for most part a Systems Administrator, IT Helpdesk role for past ten years.

Watches: I came across Poor Man's Watch Forum in late 2002, early 2003 when I was seeking information on one of my early watch purchases (a vintage Seiko 6139-7002 chronograph). I've made PMWF my home base for watch forums/websites since! Like others, my interest in watches came early, as I grew up as a child with my first wrist watch, a mechanical Timex (which I still own to this day). I fell in love with automatic/mechanical watches due to how they function/operate mechanically. I've bought and sold many watches since being here at PMWF, but have settled with a couple special ones to keep now. Not to say there isn't plan to get a few more in the near future! I have taken an IT role for PMWF, consisting of assistance/setup of hosting of the website through a few different providers, helping move the website when problems with particular host(s).

Role for PMWF Today: Forum/website admin
Mar 25, 2009

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