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Pitfalls of starting a watch collection

Singapore Watch Club founder Tom Chng shares five common mistakes to avoid

Mr Tom Chng, founder of the Singapore Watch Club, advises new buyers to find watches that fit their wrist and personality. He is wearing an Audemars Piguet Ultra Thin Perpetual Calendar.
Mr Tom Chng, founder of the Singapore Watch Club, advises new buyers to find watches that fit their wrist and personality. He is wearing an Audemars Piguet Ultra Thin Perpetual Calendar.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.

That pithy observation by Scottish author Samuel Smiles will resonate with most serious watch collectors.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 07, 2018, with the headline 'Pitfalls of starting a watch collection'. Subscribe