Category Archives: Pre-owned Watches

Why Vintage Estate and Pre Owned Watches Are in Hot Demand

Perhaps it’s the allure of antiques with a famous back story that attracts watch and jewelry collectors. Sotheby’s and Christie’s have proven time after time that some of the highest auction realizations come from objects with an illustrious past, like Liz Taylor’s diamonds or Henry Graves’ Patek Philippe. The new watch customers span age, race, gender and socioeconomic status – the increase brings fresh faces to every show looking for something unique, but still under the umbrella category of pre-owned watches. It makes sense that everyone from seasoned watch forum regulars to fresh MBA grads looking for their first real watch Read More →

This Christmas: Inexpensive Designer Watches

The wrist watch is that rare gift that is stunning and impressive, but also a safe bet. Everyone needs more socks, but give someone a pair of socks for Christmas and watch the look of delight fade from their faces. Everyone needs to be able to tell time, and when you give a beautiful watch, their eyes simply light up. Whether you’re buying a gift for your wife or your husband, your friend or your co-worker, your brother, your sister, your mom or your dad, a good wrist watch can really create some happy moments. Here are four of the Read More →

A Valentine’s Day Wish List (And Gift Guide, I Guess)

While putting together my dream Valentine’s Day wish list, I realized it’s really too good not to share. But share I will, and be extremely jealous of all those who are gifted more than I am from it. Journelle Bardot short pajamas – Silky soft (because they’re silk) and sweet in blush, I’m mildly obsessed with these luxury sleep pieces. Coral Ming Chinoiserie Ginger Jar Print – Because nothing says “I love you” like art in your favorite color. Red Volcano Candle – One of my favorite scents in a jar color I wouldn’t usually choose. Heart Garland – Because Read More →

Is Eleven James the Netflix of Luxury Watch Rental? Nope.

Word on the gold-paved street is that there’s a new luxury for less player in town, and the buzz has just begun. Eleven James, dubbed as the Netflix or NetJets of luxury watches, is here to help you live beyond your means for a modest fee. The premise: pay a monthly membership fee for access to a collection of luxury watches that they’ll lend you for two month periods before you can swap it for another luxury watch. Membership starts at $249 for three watches per year ($449 for six) and grants you access to collections “The Afficionado” (IWC, Panerai, Read More →

History of the Rolex Oyster

Contrary to what many people may think, the Rolex Oyster is not a brand line. The term Oyster refers to a waterproof feature that put Rolex ahead of the pack in the luxury watch business. If there is a single feature that gave Rolex absolute advantage over its competitors, it must be the unveiling of the waterproof Oyster model. Much as it may not seem to be a big deal today, in the 1920’s a waterproof watch was a big dream. However in 1926, Hans Wilsdorf, a marketing genius and co-founder of the Rolex SA company broke the code and Read More →

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