DAMIEN WOOLNOUGH

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AS­SO­CIATE ED­I­TOR – WATCHES AND JEWELLERY

We have Mr Woolnough to thank for all watch-based and time-re­lated puns in GQ Watch (p147).

AS­SO­CIATE ED­I­TOR – WATCHES AND JEWELLERY... IS THIS YOUR FAVOURITE EVER JOB TI­TLE?

It’s a close sec­ond to fea­tures ed­i­tor of The Cairns Post. If you said it quickly, peo­ple thought you worked in Cannes.

YOUR FIRST WATCH WAS A…

Timex with a rub­ber strap.

SE­RI­OUSLY, BE HON­EST.

Why would I lie about this? Es­pe­cially the rub­ber part.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE RE­LEASE OF 2016?

Dead­pool, and the ‘Mon­sieur de Chanel’. It’s al­ways ex­cit­ing to see a ma­jor lux­ury player step up its watch game.

THE BEST TIME-BASED ANEC­DOTE YOU’VE OVER­HEARD LATELY?

“I’ll call you back in five min­utes,” from the cur­rent ob­ject of my af­fec­tion. That was some time ago, though, so the ‘lately’ part might be in ques­tion.

SO, ARE SMART­WATCHES HERE TO STAY?

They are, but I don’t know how long the tech will stay on our wrists. VR might give smart glasses an­other chance.

IF YOU WERE TO IN­VEST IN ONE WATCH, WHICH WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

The Rolex Oys­ter ‘Per­pet­ual Day-date 40’ with a green dial. My grandpa Ce­cil al­ways wore a watch with a green dial and man­aged to look cool and avoid the haters, even with a name like Ce­cil.

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