Jun 28, 2022 • 39M

AE. 12 | Blok Watches | Neil Ferrier

The search for a Swiss-Made, Kid-Proof, and 'Barracuda Proof,’ adventure watch for a 5-year-old.

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AJ Barse
The Analog Explorer is a journey with fellow enthusiasts in the #watchfam to discover their passions. Host AJ Barse shares his drive for exploration through engaging discussions with avid collectors and creative watchmakers. Through insightful interviews, the podcast celebrates the impact and art of horology. The most universally limited resource is time; and the Analog Explorer reminds us all of the need to Fac Tempus Ad Explorandum i.e. "Make the Time To Explore."

Meet Neil Ferrier, Owner at Discommon, Co-Founder of Blok Watch Company (@blokwatches), and a friend in the #watchfam.

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Blok Watches are Swiss-Made, Kid-Proof, and 'Barracuda Proof’ bio plastic watches.

Disruptive x Uncommon = Discommon

"In an increasingly digital world, Blok is proudly analogue. We exist to champion the balance of metaverse fluency and real world wheelie-popping. Our unique time management system allows kids to understand and harness the rarest and most universal commodity of all... time."


On Neil’s wrist- the Bulgari Octo Finissimo 2022 10th Anniversary 'Sketch' LEs (article via Hodinkee)

April 2018- The Telegraph: "Schools are removing analogue clocks from exam halls as teenagers 'cannot tell the time' Schools are removing analogue clocks from examination halls because teenagers are unable to tell the time, a head teachers’ union has said."

Monocoque case- The word monocoque is a French term for "single shell".[1] For watches, this means the case is all one piece, and commonly the movement is loaded through the front along with the crystal.

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Word of the episode Scottisher | (skŏt′ĭsh'er)- when one gets more Scottish with every drink : see Whiskey

Upcoming from Blok

  • Smaller straps for even younger kids

  • Strap shop for Blok

  • Ocean Plastic watch strap

Cheapest Nato “Paratrooper” strap in 18mm fits for my 5-year-old’s “adventure watch”