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AE. 12 | Blok Watches | Neil Ferrier

AE. 12 | Blok Watches | Neil Ferrier

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

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”

Analog Explorer
Analog Explorer Podcast
Embark on a journey through the world of horology and the connections many of us have to watches. With host AJ Barse, The Analog Explorer connects with fellow enthusiasts in the #watchfam and beyond, from avid collectors to creative watchmakers. As a professional photographer, active hiker, and recreational diver based in the Pacific Northwest, exploration holds a significant place in his life and he encourages others to make time for their passions. Through insightful interviews and engaging discussions, The Analog Explorer celebrates the impact and art of horology. After all, we all share in the most universally limited resource; time. And the Analog Explorer reminds us of the need to Fac Tempus Ad Explorandum i.e. "Make the Time To Explore."
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