My nickname here is Teacher Yang. Ask Me Anything

Jul 12, 2018,12:57 PM

I cant sleep for now. AMA. Hopefully i am a horological meandering person.

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1) why are you into watches?

 By: Bounce781 : July 12th, 2018-12:59
2) your grail watch or watches and why? 3) favourite brand/maker? Go... 😀


 By: NoH : July 12th, 2018-13:05

: ) [nt]

 By: Teacher Yang : July 12th, 2018-13:47

Hi Bounce781.. you are the first : )

 By: Teacher Yang : July 12th, 2018-13:22
1) I dont really intend "into watches".. i was in a shopping mall and i walked past a store and it had a FM Crazy Hours big poster then i thought it was interesting.. then i did a search online for watch forum.. and ThePuristS pop up and i also found Time... 

To add a bit more info here because last night i had a tired brain but cant sleep so didnt wrote it well..

 By: Teacher Yang : July 13th, 2018-01:20
No disrespect.. but when i found out TP and TZ.. then FM crazy hours(i think debut in 2002.. cant remember..) doesnt look very interesting compared to the hot models at that point of time (still classic and popular now).. example simplicity, dato and reso... 

Do you teach classes? What topic?

 By: Spangles : July 12th, 2018-13:01
Or, are you more of a wandering teacher of life?

Hi Spangles.. i dont teach classes..

 By: Teacher Yang : July 12th, 2018-13:37
Maybe i just like to write about watches and life.. and the way i wrote were something different from others.. my unique style i guess.. Thank you Spangles : )

Hi Baron.. Not only..

 By: Teacher Yang : July 12th, 2018-13:46
Most of the time when i cant sleep or i sleep late.. then you will see me posting in US hours.. Sometimes i post in evening of my country time and sometimes day time for example my lesson 2.. unless i recalled wrongly.. i dont have a fixed time.. its all ... 

second question.....

 By: Baron - Mr Red : July 13th, 2018-04:51 the 12-13 years that you have been a member of this forum, what other members have you met at GTGs? Always interesting to see what other collectors one has met.....


 By: NickO : July 13th, 2018-13:30
I have several different theories regarding your motivation for asking that question. NickO

This will be the last question of this thread..

 By: Teacher Yang : July 14th, 2018-10:29
This thread is set up because i cant sleep that night.. yesterday didnt reply because i managed to sleep.. Baron.. old members.. not in contact anymore.. i was active with them for 1 - 2 years thats all.. maybe they forgotten me by now.. and its many year... 

Happy to meet up with them that night.. that was the only GTG after so many years.. i dont keep contact with anyone here.. as sometimes i am quite low profile..

 By: Teacher Yang : July 14th, 2018-11:03
Members can always PM me here.. and if one ask me to go for a GTG or whoever visit singapore and want to meet me.. if i can make it.. i will do it for the member.. including you baron.. hope to see you in person one day..

Which places have you....

 By: Adamska : July 12th, 2018-13:39
lived in? Which place did you spend your first years of life? Cheers, Filip

Hi Filip.. i only lived in

 By: Teacher Yang : July 12th, 2018-14:01
Singapore.. for my whole life.. Sometimes i think of moving to another country because living in my country is stressful at times.. i know you like Belles Lettres.. i would like to share my signature line with you.. : ) May the chicken be with you.. (cred... 

What do you value in a watch?

 By: rbeebe : July 12th, 2018-13:47
I've always been curious about this from the perspective of more experienced people in the community!

Hi Rbeebe.. there are many things when i see or value.. in a watch..

 By: Teacher Yang : July 12th, 2018-14:24
For example.. when i see a Chopard L.U.C 1860 in 1.96 caliber.. i think of dufour.. parmigiani.. geneva seal.. walt odets.. patek.. price of this chopard watch vs other watches in the market.. chopard history.. and more.. And its because you can tell othe... 

I remembered last night.. after i wrote my reply to your question..

 By: Teacher Yang : July 13th, 2018-01:50
I finally got so tired and able to fall asleep.. haha

Thanks for your insight....

 By: W72 : July 12th, 2018-19:42
I agree very much with what you said and in particular the 1.96 and intrinsic value of simple watches ... /W72

Thank you W72.. you are an old member too.. therefore I am humbled to receive your comment

 By: Teacher Yang : July 13th, 2018-01:43
I been through this horology world long enough to know that there are only two things.. sadly.. one is money.. and another is ego.. you can get real friendship.. but its rare.. not everyone will give a simple friendship watch to another watch friend.. not... 

This sentence resonates 10000% with me!

 By: CR : July 13th, 2018-16:19
For example.. when i see a Chopard L.U.C 1860 in 1.96 caliber.. i think of dufour.. parmigiani.. geneva seal.. walt odets.. patek.. price of this chopard watch vs other watches in the market.. chopard history.. and more.

Maybe you own one.. its a good watch.. and walt odets review of 1.96 is a classic..

 By: Teacher Yang : July 14th, 2018-09:45
To me.. he is the best writer of horology.. unique writer with full of passion..

Its 5.30am.. time to sleep..

 By: Teacher Yang : July 12th, 2018-14:26

i woke up.. [nt]

 By: Teacher Yang : July 12th, 2018-16:58
No message body

Holy cow.. sleepless night again..

 By: Teacher Yang : July 14th, 2018-12:57
Anyway.. i like triple calendar moonphase watches.. you can message me whenever you got nice photos.. i would like to archive them..