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In Singapore, guys and their Pateks

#PatekAcademy, a new Instagram affinity group comprising 11 millennial-aged watch collectors converged in S'pore to enjoy the company of like-minded contemporaries with similar lifestyles.

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A collection of watches for social media photos. #PatekAcademy co-founder Shoyo Kawamura said: "Collecting is a huge part of my life", estimating the value of his watches at more than S$1 million.

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During the four-hour trip on a blisteringly hot day, the men smoked Cohiba cigars and downed drinks as they searched for shade to take photos of their Pateks - many on wrists, others carefully arranged on a blue tarp laid on an upper deck. They talked timepieces, quizzed one another on Patek esoterica and traded tips on how to find rare watches.

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Andy Zhang (left) 28, and Shoyo Kawamura, 23, comparing their Pateks during a cruise around Singapore.

OVER ONE WEEKEND in late August, a group of 11 millennial-aged watch collectors from Hong Kong; Sydney; Shanghai; Taiwan and Yangon, Myanmar, converged in Singapore.

The attraction? A celebration of #PatekAcademy, a new Instagram affinity group that had 2,655 followers a little more than...

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