Mark Kim: Diary of a Watch Man

October 19th, 2011 | 5 Comments

We’ve learned quite a bit about Mark Kim, Owner operator of; what he’s like and what he likes! But we know you are dying to read more about him!

As far as wearing Orient watches himself, he told us the following: “I enjoy watches that are comfortable (forgettable on the wrist), which means I typically wear leather band or Urethane band watches.”

Some of the watches he wears regularly are  EsteemExplorer, and  Prime.

So he holds the title of “Owner operator,” but what exactly does that mean?

Here is what Mark told us, “I’m the United States agent. This means I’m fully in charge of US distribution, marketing, pricing, merchandising/forecasting, creating accounts, and providing a service station.”

He does so much more (like keep you updated on Twitter), but we just wanted to fill you in on the major stuff.

Now on to the fun questions.  Believe it or not, his favorite subject in school was art and his favorite restaurant to go to in L.A. is The Water Grille (yum!).

Stay tuned for more on Mark Kim and be sure to follow him on Twitter!

  1. 5 Comments | Tell us what you think!

  2. By Sherry Zimmerle on Oct 20, 2011

    You’ve got an awsome talent, and your watches…all I can say is WOW, they are very beautiful!

  3. By samuel tokko on Oct 20, 2011

    sherry is just trying to get a free watch, but I’m sincere when i say damn you’re good looking and my favorite watch is fgw001b or something. anyways keep working that flexor baby!

  4. By Louis on Oct 20, 2011

    I’m glad I found such a trusted source for Orient watches. I’ve been a fan for a long time and it’s nice to see the man behind it all.

  5. By MIke Grab on Oct 20, 2011

    Thanks for the opportunity to win one of the good ones!

  6. By Andy on Oct 20, 2011

    Forget the watch (ok, don’t forget the watch), I’d settle for the t-shirt. Orient fashion is expanding.

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