Sunday, April 28, 2013

BaselWorld Heroes 2013 - Part Two

So I had a very interesting (AND ENJOYABLE) lunch meeting with the very kind people from Ebner Publishing and several bloggers from around Europe - with me being the lone American!  And we were talking about our contacts at the various watch companies and who goes above and beyond - and yes names were named!  So those of you in the watch industry who do so much to help us - thank you!

And sometimes you get very lucky - sometimes you run into someone who just GETS IT.  And in terms of this past year for me - that person is Paul Erhardt, the US brand manager for JEANRICHARD.

In the watch industry, there is often (in my opinion) an unhealthy desire to have "specialists" in every area.  A person to handle communications, a person to handle media communications, a person to handle technical communications, a person to handle psychic communications...

Okay, I am kidding about that last one, but it gets to a point where a watch company has more layers than an onion, and the more you peel, the further you often feel from getting to any sense of understanding.  But not so in this case.
How often does it happen that someone involved in sales goes so far out of his way to spread the word of his watch brand to a blogger?   Two words - not often!

But Paul is cut from special cloth.  He is a living, breathing, walking and talking ambassador for JEANRICHARD.  Well done to JEANRICHARD for finding such a great spokesman.  And apparently he is pretty good at sales too!


  1. Thanks James. Paul is the best for sure!

  2. Glad to hear you've been having a great time at the show James! If you have time please come meet my wife, Justine and me at the MAX XL Watches booth in Hall 2.0, Stand H10. We'd love to meet you and introduce you to our Dutch Designed watches that we recently brought to the US market.