One perhaps obvious way to judge a watch brand is by the depth and passion of its fan base. I don’t mean fans in general, but what I would call brand loyalists or hard core aficionados. Like the “Paneristi”, for example. A large and loyal group of Panerai fans who have created a “culture” around their love for all things Panerai. A highly passionate fan base like this is really special thing for a brand to have — and particularly because not all brands can engender such passion.
Along these lines, I was pleasantly surprised to learn about a new site dedicated 100% to Linde Werdelin, the “LWlounge”. Right now it is just a “one-man” site ran by a person (“Martin”) who owns several Linde Werdelin watches and is of course passionate about the brand. He has, however, complied an amazing amount of historical and current information about the brand and its watches. For example, you will likely be surprised to learn of the existence of an unknown number of “LW Founders Watches” — now how cool is that!
Martin’s hope is that LWlounge can grow into something akin to the Paneristi in the years and even decades ahead. A dedicated Linde Werdelin community would be a tremendous asset to the brand.
A Linde Werdelin “Founders Watch”, circa 2006
So with this said, you should jump on over and check out LWlounge and all that that it has to offer about Linde Werdelin watches.
I do have two suggestions for the site: 1) get the LWlounge logo/header on the home landing page, and 2) consider a Forum or other content system which will allow for user posting and discussion.
Best of luck Martin — and please keep me posted!