The Watch Show Finland was held this weekend in Helsinki. This two-day watch festival was packed with all kinds of programs, from new watch releases to interviews with the kinds of Stepan Sarpaneva. And while these were nice, the main thing, at least for me, was to walk around the venue checking all the booths.
And there were many. Something for everyone.
You could go around looking for vintage watches or new Baselworld releases. Chat with watchmakers. Then take a break and enjoy a craft beer from Brewdog. There was even a "Flipping Corner" where anybody could come and trade their watches.
If you did not manage to come this time, fret not. Like the last time, I showed up with my trusty camera to take some pictures for you guys. (See the article about the event last fall here.)
The Swedish brand, Sjöö Sandström proudly displayed their collection at the show. While the Royal Steel Worldtimer 36 was really nice, for me the star of the show was the Royal Capital.
One of the living legends of watchmaking, Kari Voutilainen was also present. Naturally there was a line of people waiting for a chance to talk with him at almost all times. He was very welcoming, chatting and taking pictures with everybody.
And right next to Mr. Voutilainen, Stepan Sarpaneva was shocasing his first in-house movement - the very impressive Moonment.
Suninen had just gotten some new Baselworld 2018 releases in their store, and showcased them at their booth.
Meistersinger also had their own booth set up. This was a very welcome surprise as they don't have any retailers in Finland at the moment. It was nice very nice to see their collection in the flesh.
Many of the expo-goers wore some truly great timepieces. Here are a few shots I got the chance to take.
Thank you to The Watch Show Finland for arranging this wonderful event once again. I had a blast and will definitely come back next year.