Just like new parents have a large number of bad photos of their children on their phones, watch collectors have a large number of bad photos of watches on their phones. The number of photos is large because we love watches like new parents love their children, and the reason they are bad is because it is actually quite hard to take a good photo of a watch. The myriad of polished surfaces catch every reflection you don’t want, and the lighting is either too bright or too dark, leaving you with about a 5% success rate of Instagram-publishable pictures. This is the reason (apart from the fact he’s a great bloke) that we love our photographer Jason so much, as he has proven himself more than capable of taking a very nice watch photo. While he’s captured literally tens of thousands of watch photos in 2019 — a fact that makes picking any favourites a challenge — I did some digging in the archive to find this modest selection that were my personal favourites from this year.