MF: Thanks, Erwin, for participating in this interview. I remember when we first met in Geneva in 2007. You traveled all the way from Hong Kong to be at SIHH; I think you were the first IWC collector from Hong Kong to join a Collectors' Meeting.
EC: Thanks, Michael. I made my first post on the Forum on March 19, 2006 --it was amazing then to meet all my IWC Forum friends face to face at SIHH.
MF: I remember your enthusiasm --when did you get your first IWC?
EC: In 2006. I bought an Ingenieur 322701. I was just amazed by the solid build of this watch; it feels substantial on wrist. It was love at first sight.
MF: Do you still have it?
EC: Of course. It has served me well and still in my collection. Indeed none of my IWC's has ever left my collection.
MF: And you found the IWC Collectors' Forum right after you bought the Ingenieur?
EC: Yes. But I missed that CF1 --damn it!
MF: I understand, but still you've been a terrific forum contributor and collector for a long time now.
EC: Thanks. I really like IWC watches. Through the forum I learnt a lot about the IWC watches as well as the stories behind them. I’d love to share with new forum friends on things happening for IWC in Hong Kong so everyone can share the thrills we are experiencing.