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Mark Rio


Hi, my name is Mark and I am the Head of Online Sales for Wrist Aficionado.

This is a dream job for me because I am a true watch enthusiast, and nothing makes me happier than helping my clients find amazing timepieces. Prior to me working at Wrist Aficionado, I ran a small YouTube channel called “Dr. Rolex, PhD” (embarrassing, I know) where I was able to share my passion for watches with the world. Making YouTube videos and interacting with my subscribers made me intimately familiar with the watch buying side of the table. Now I’m on the selling side, but I carry that very valuable perspective with me. It makes me uniquely positioned to make you, my next client, supremely happy with your next watch purchase.

Please do not hesitate to call or text me anytime for your next timepiece, or just to kick back and talk watches with me.



Manuela Barrera


Hello, I am Manuela, I am a Sales Executive at Wrist Aficionado in New York City.

I have been in the luxury retail sales and management for over 20 years. During that time, I worked for some of the most prestigious timepieces and jewelry houses in the world. While in a sales position for one of the most renowned and respected Swiss watch brands, I achieved the highest yearly sales out of 230 individuals and rose to be #1 in the global ranking for several years.

I grew up in a family of watch enthusiasts and my father was kind enough to buy me my first Rolex for my 16th Birthday. After then, my appreciation and respect for fine timepieces never waned.

Nowadays I have an amazing opportunity of sharing that passion with my clients and assisting them in choosing from many different outstanding watch brands.

I look forward to having you as one of my esteemed customers and helping you build your collection!



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