When we last talked to Eric Singer he was talking up Ball Watches on YouTube. Now he’s gone full-bore into collecting, talking about his many watches with the NY Times.

?A love of watches — and music — is in his blood. “My dad had some nice watches,” he said. “I would take them out and play with them, before I knew I shouldn’t.

“He had a Jaeger-LeCoultre Day Date Triple Month Calendar Moonphase. It was so cool — I could see the man in the moon. He owned a Gallet mini chronograph, the world’s smallest chronograph. I thought it was just a cool stopwatch.”

Mr. Singer recalled that his father, who was band leader for the Meyer Davis band and his own Johnny Singer Orchestra, gave him his first watch, a mechanical timepiece from Germany, when he was just 5 or 6 years old.

Singer is one of many rockers who are hardcore into watches. You can see a few fun photos here including Elvis in a Hamilton and John Lennon with a Patek and I know that Eric Clapton is a mechanical fan. I guess they need something to keep the time.

ByJohn Biggs

John lives in Brooklyn and has loved watches since he got his first Swatch Irony automatic in 1998. He is the editor of WristWatchReview.

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