Ming watches are a very interesting proposal in the theatre of independent watchmaking. Albeit I don’t, yet, own at least one of their pieces, I do enjoy them with every encounter. After my reviews of the Ming watches, Hands-on review: Ming Watches – Ming 19.01 and Hands-on review of the MING 19.02 Worldtimer – Around the wrist, around the world, I felt that it is the time to make my session of short question / short answers with Ming Thein – the central character of the Ming Watches.
Short question, short answer – Ming Thein
About Ming Thein and my (digital) encounter with him and his work
Referring to our short interview session I feel compelled to share with you his reasons to start with watches. The existence of these blog posts reduced the need for asking particular questions. Enjoy here: Off topic: Why I started making watches, part I, Off topic: Why I started making watches, part II. You will find there answer to many possible questions one might think of.
Ming Thein is part of an old list of favourite people. I have first encountered his work as a photographer. A set of pictures of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gyrotourbillon II (one of my favourite watches ever) made me want to discover more of his work.
So I follow Ming for years. I strongly recommend having a look at his Ming Thein Photographer website. You will discover not only beautiful watch pictures but also street photography, product and portrait photography. And an impressive amount of technical reviews and photographic techniques. You also can have a look at his Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/blog.mingthein/.
Thank you, Ming, for your time and for your inspiring work. A nice Sunday to all of you!