Hi, I am Franz Rivoira.

And I am the author of The Watch Manual

I am a marketing and communication professional expert in design and luxury products. I am a writer and a journalist, and also, the current leading expert of watches who is writing on Quora, with over 20 million views over my articles.

As you can see from my photo, I write about watchs, but I also work on them: I am frequenting some training course ot the Horology School of Turin, my home city.

This book comes from my experience, and from what my readers have asked me for a long time: to put my horological knowledge in a guide that was both entertaining and easy to read and understand for the average Joe or Jane.

Well, The Watch Manual aims to do this.

It wants to become an easy manual to understand more about watches and their history.

Plus, it wants to offer a wide panorama about the world that surrounds watches, so to let people discover them, the best brands, the protagonists of the watch scene, and what does it really mean to wear a watch today.

I hope you will find this manual right for what you were looking for: a complete, easy, and also, fun to read reference book about horology.

I wait for your every comment, both good and bad. Let us make this book better and better together.

Thank You!

Franz Rivoira