Hi, my name is Adrian, I am the founder of Horologystory.com
I worked in one of the national banks in Indonesia for 4 years in 2004 and decided to leave and learn sales and marketing, especially digital marketing. Worked for some well-known digital platforms locally and gained some more experience in how digital business works, I finally build my small shop online in Indonesia selling some luxury products and failed.
I realized that the best business to run is something related to my hobby. I love wristwatches and music and I started to think to create a business model related to my hobby. Get along with people in the same line of hobby and make a good connection with each other. Finally, we build something related to watches, we sell community-based and had a good result at that time (2010). My first online store serving the international market is Strapgua Indonesia (www.strapgua.id), and being connected internationally is my advantage to gain more knowledge and opportunity from outside the country. As the business grows, I leave the watches business because the competition is very tight, especially on the online market, and put more focus on customs straps to support main brands.
2018 is actually my tip of the year when I restarted again my old business by doing deeper research from inside and outside the country. And finally, I decided to enter the Micro-brand watches industry as my preference for the watch also change. Diggin more information and knowledge, getting connections in the industry and having extensively discussed with some new friends outside the country to see the opportunity, and finally open Timeindo as the first online platform serving micro-brand watches specifically in Indonesia.
Being the first starter in the country in terms of microbrand watches wasn't easy. 5 months with no sales brought me into a whole new world as a Youtube creator. I had no choice at that time, but this situation miraculously become the best way to introduce microbrand in Indonesia. The growth started to come, and Horologystory become the number one channel in Indonesia focusing on watches in general, and specifically microbrand watches.
Growth led to the crowd, and this is the idea of this website, to be the best horology community platform in Indonesia. Welcome on board!
Adrian - Founder