MF: Thanks, Ben, for joining us today. By way of introduction, can you tell us a bit about yourself?
BJ: Yes, absolutely. I’ve moved around a bit, starting in Brooklyn and then to London for seven years when I was young. I was living in Connecticut when I met my wife who was visiting from Colorado. It only took one trip to Colorado and I was hooked.
My wife started a business with her sisters that I helped with, and since then I haven’t looked back. We produce frozen and shelf-stable Asian-style foods.
MF: When did you get interested in watches?
BJ: Since I was a toddler. My first “watch” was actually a compass that was set inside a little tractor tire that my grandmother, a farmer from Iowa, gave me when I was very young.
MF: You should get an IWC compass watch! But what was your first fine watch?