VIDEO: “I want something created by a person, not a production line” – 3 key quotes from a watch-obsessed tattooist

Today we’re taking another look at a video that explores the connection between tattooing and watchmaking with world-famous ink-master Benjamin Laukis. The watch in focus here is his TAG Heuer Calibre 18 Telemeter. Other watches in Ben’s enviable stable include an A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk and a Tiffany dialled Patek Philippe Calatrava. The man knows his watches.

“Tattoos are something I spend a lot of time creating with my hands. I can relate to the hours and the effort put in to such a nice piece. The manufacture of the watch is a big part of why I like them.”

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“People that work in anything handmade are drawn to other things that are handmade and created by a person, not a production line. Watches are incredible, the process behind them is just insane.”


“Watchmaking has been around for so long, it’s a time honoured tradition. That’s why vintage is coming back. It’s not going away. They can’t make it any better.”