Jeroen Trapman

Auctioneer Watches

Jeroen Trapman

The historic value that watches embody really fascinates me.

When he was 15 years old, the time had come for Jeroen Trapman to take the next step towards adulthood: get a good watch. He immersed himself in watches, researching them on internet forums, in magazines and in reference books. After six months, he had his first watch: a nice Seiko. By this point he was completely obsessed with watches and immediately began saving up again for the next one. Everything about them fascinates him: the design, the technology and their historical value. It is amazing to think that a watch might have been worn by a mountain climber on Mount Everest, deep in the ocean or even on the moon.

Jeroen can now call himself a real expert in the watch field. He knows all the brands inside out, from vintage lines to the new models due out next month. He finds it particularly satisfying to see how supply and demand come together at Catawiki, and he really enjoys advising bidders and sellers. Collectors can find that one special model to complete their collection, while other bidders who just want a nice watch can get exactly what they came for. Personally, Jeroen loves it when a vintage Rolex comes along.