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Ed Brandwein956 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

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James Enloe471 viewsLife: Born in 1970, James is a married, father of one beautiful little girl (13 months as of this writing) living in the Pacific Northwest - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. After completing a Masters degree in Music Education in 1996 he went to work for a software reseller (Software Spectrum) and has not looked back; currently a Software Operations Business Analyst for Insight.

Watches: James has been a watch wearer for as long as he can remember with one of his earliest watches being a Star Wars digital watch with C3-PO on the dial. Throughout his childhood he wore various Casio and Seiko digital watches, mostly of the inexpensive kind. Throughout the 1990's his interest in watches grew; in 1997 he acquired a Citizen Navitimer that would be his daily wear watch for over three years. In late 2002, after a move to Boston for work, he discovered a wealth of resources on the internet, including the PMWF, which was hosted with WatchUSeek at the time. PMWF went independent shortly after that and James lost track of the site for a couple of months, finally finding it again in January of 2003. Since that time James has been a regular contributor to the site and joined the Admin team later that same year.

Role for PMWF Today: Tech Admin; maintains the PMWF Gallery and WOTM Blog; Phorum "expert"
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Adam in NYC467 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.
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Reto367 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: PMWF.com was founded by Reto in late 2001 and has been steadily expanding. Looking after the ever growing PMWF.com was a natural continuation of the IT activities. And combining this with the passion for watches, has made this a perfect journey.
Today PMWF.com 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.com

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

PS: The picture was taken from a trip to Otaru in February 2010
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T15345 viewsI would have called this box of Ken's the "Russian and Invicta" box but the Swiss Military and Seiko just ruined it for me! I wish my picture of his Rolex Explorer had come out, it's hiding just to the left of these! I didn't realize how small the Explorer's are, but to me it's a plus! I like "smaller" watches!
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Dan Byers336 viewsLife: US Army Veteran Daniel Byers was born in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1949. He has been an ER nurse for the past 28 years and is currently a supervisor in an emergency room. He has been married for 36 years and has raised four sons.

Watches: Dan began his watch collecting over 20 years ago and presently owns close to 30 watches. He joined PMWF in February of 2002 and has been a part of the Admin staff since 2003. Dan created the PMWF "WIS of the Month" contest in 2003 wherein a forum member is recognized and honored for their contributions. The contest still runs today and has been expanded to include a WIS of the Year as well. Dan has enjoyed is time with the PMWF where he has had the opportunity to learn a great deal about watches and the people behind them. He finds the PMWF to have a cozy atmosphere where people who like watches can communicate with each other all on the same level, regardless of the value of their watches.

Role for PMWF Today: Admin, WOTM Contest
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The Dude332 views
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The Dude322 views
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je12. Hamilton and Ball320 viewsAnjan compares his X-Wind to Chris L.'s Ball. Singular.
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BrandonZ315 views
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Chris Moy313 views
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Bjorn Keizers312 views
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T14308 viewsOh man! What's in this picture, a complete set of Orient Beasts, a White Knight, and gorgeous Tissot, a pair of Orient Explorer's, then just a Marcello in the foreground and couple of humdrum Omega's on the left! Okay, I take em!
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Chris Moy296 views
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Tim Marshall285 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
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Anjan Shenoy283 views
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08 - Seiko 6139278 views
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chrise2469258 views
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BrandonZ255 views
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Jakub Ostrowski252 views
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Bill J.249 views
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Blangga249 views
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Bill J.247 views
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Brian Uziel242 views
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Chris L's Vostok collection. Very nice238 views
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greg honeycutt236 views
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Michael (Micha)233 viewsMichael (PMWF name Micha)
Life: Dutch national, YOB 1976, married to Jasmine. Michael lived in The Netherlands till the age of 19. He received the baccalaureate in 1995 and moved to Germany to study chemistry at the University of Karlsruhe. After graduating in 2001 he started his PhD studies at the Philipps-University Marburg. In 2005 Michael received the PhD degree in chemistry. Since 2005 Michael has been working as a medical representative.
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 ;-)
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Zeb232 views
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Disaster226 views
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Iceman44222 views
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Brian Uziel221 views
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Jeff T219 views
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