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Should I Consider A Luxury Watch Trade?

When a collector decides that the time has come to sell a watch, he should explore his options for trading watches. Asking, “Should I consider trading my watch?” should be a universal step in the decision process when rotating the contents of a luxury watch collection. There are two primary avenues to pursue: private trades, […]

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How to Determine Watch Condition

When selling a watch, it is natural to ask, “How do I determine the condition of my watch?” Previous installments of this series examined the process of researching pre-owned watch price ranges; therefore, the question of condition will determine where in a given model’s price range your specific example falls. Fundamentally, “condition” describes two separate […]

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Porsche Design Chronograph Titanium Limited Edition

Porsche Design signaled its intentions quickly last year after separating from Eterna, with which it had been producing a variety of sober, technical timepieces during the years the two companies worked together. (In fact, you can read my review of the Porsche Design Worldtimer timepiece made during this period in the March 2013 edition of […]

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How To Prepare A Luxury Watch For Sale

So you want to know how to prepare a luxury watch for sale? 1. Put Yourself In the Watch Buyer’s Shoes When the time comes to sell a watch, it is best for owners to assume the perspective of a watch buyer. When seeking to buy a watch, collectors want three assurances. First, the watch […]

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Luxury Watch Valuation

When the time comes to sell a watch, the natural instinct is to wonder, “what is my watch worth?” By asking oneself a few basic questions, answering honestly, and conducting a measure of research, it is possible to ascertain an accurate price range for a given make and model of wristwatch. It is important to […]

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What are the Most Popular Luxury Watch Brands?

What watch brands are most in demand? The luxury watch marketplace is an endless sea of values that rise and fall, but like any sea, this one has its alpha predators. In general, the sports watch segment dominates the luxury watch market; Rolex, Omega, Breitling, IWC, and Officine Panerai lead in collector interest and marketplace […]

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The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon & L’Ammiraglio del Tempo

With a movement thinner than a Swiss five-franc coin, Bulgari’s Finissimo models mark the Italo-Swiss brand’s dramatic entrance into the ultra-thin watch market. First seen at last year’s Baselworld, the Bulgari Octo Finissimo collection made waves among collectors as Bulgari, with watches ranging from minute repeaters to sporty chronographs to ladies’ highly jeweled bracelet models, […]