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Welcome to the Scottish Watches podcast, episode 288! Our cohost today is Barbara Palumbo who returns to welcome our guest of honor Hind Abdul Hamied Seddiqi, chief of marketing and communications officer at Seddiqi Holding and director-general of Dubai Watch Week. Dubai Watch Week is an event that has been occurring since 2015 and it’s back to an in-person event this year. It’s free to visit and during the show, you’ll be able to enjoy different panel discussions, auctions, master classes on watchmaking, and obviously, there will be many brands showcasing their watches. It is a very interactive environment, so there’s a chance you could get to meet and touch, to see if they’re real, your favorite CEOs, journalists, watchmakers, etc. Hind recaps the previous years of the show and foreshadows what we could expect in this year’s show. We also get to know how she fell in love with watches, it’s a story that includes a family business, the JLC Reverso, and camel races. It’s a fun one.
Hind is wearing her F.P. Journe Chronomètre Souverain Dubai 2020 LE. (couldn’t find a picture of the watch with Indian numerals).
Barbara is wearing her Stainless Steel Ladies Watch Quartz Reverso Classic Small 2618540 | Jaeger-LeCoultre.
Rikki is wearing the Nodus Sector Sport Glacial. https://www.noduswatches.com/sector-sport-product/sector-sport-glacial
First Dubai Watch Week in 2015.
Horology Forum | Watch Week (dubaiwatchweek.com) Masterclasses. Philippe Dufour comes to Dubai Watch Week 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsK5mjBQHqs Dubai Watch Week 2019 Highlight | Watch Week Women We Love: Hind Seddiqi of Dubai – Revolution (revolutionwatch.com) Photo Report: Watch Spotting At Dubai Watch Week 2017 – HODINKEE
Some of the topics discussed at Horology Forum:
Making The Wait List | Watch Week (dubaiwatchweek.com) Witness Marks | Watch Week (dubaiwatchweek.com) Apocalypse II | Watch Week (dubaiwatchweek.com) Making a Master | Watch Week (dubaiwatchweek.com)
The Creative Hub.
Previous WatchBox interviews:
Dubai Watch Week website- https://www.dubaiwatchweek.com/
Dubai Watch Week Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/dubaiwatchweek/
Barbara Palumbo’s Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/whatsonherwrist/
For more, check out the videos bellow:
Sustainability in the watch industry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDBYVjt0vgA
What Is a Grail Anyway? Rolex, Vacheron, Patek, Even Vintage Invicta?! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehX3mWNHQSA&t
ORIS Holsten Edition 2020 Watch Review – With ORIS CEO Rolf Studer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVDq9r-qHfw&t
Watch Unboxing: Wolbrook Skindiver. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_ZJBwIkhZ0
Watch Unboxing: Sinn 104. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3maFZHSyOk&t
Watch Unboxing: Tudor Black Bay 58 Blue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZU90p2hnvI
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Got into the horological hobby only a few short years ago; but got, as us Scots like to say, “baw deep” pretty quickly. Thanks to buying a lemon of a Rolex he spent hours researching why his watch wasn’t working and along the way gained an interest in what makes them tick. He now runs the Scottish Watches website and keeps cohort Rick in check on the twice weekly Scottish Watches podcast.