Watch Store Looters Hit Magnificent Mile

Chicago looting

Looters invaded Chicago’s upscale “Magnificent Mile” last night, as nominal protesters responded to a police-involved shooting. blockclubchicago.com reports that Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Gucci, Nordstrom Rack, Timberland, Burberry, Ferragamo, TJ Maxx, Macy’s, Walgreens, Best Buy and a 7-Eleven were ransacked. Watch store looters? There are four major watch sellers in the Mag Mile, and more than a few jewelers . . .

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Revenge Saving: Coronavirus Watch 32

Richemont revenge saving HQ

Coronageddon whacked the watch industry but good. The economic downturn’s ongoing effects are dire, especially at the luxury end of the market. The Richemont group – owners of high end horology crown jewels like A. Lange & Söhne, Vacheron, IWC and  Jaeger-leCoultre – is joining its customers in the pandemic practice known as “revenge saving.” Richemont chairman Johann Rupert’s Friday afternoon statement:

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Bonhams Seiko Sale Back On

Bonhams Seiko sale

After being caught with their proverbial pants down selling Seiko “Frankenwatches,” Bonhams Seiko sale is back on. The auction house now says it never cancelled the event – just pulled it temporarily to “upload the condition reports accompanying each lot.” Note: “upload” not update. Here’s the full statement:

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GEORGE Pocket Watch Review

GEORGE pocket watch

I’ve bought anachronistic items like the GEORGE pocket watch before. My intent: to be a “fedora” (a.k.a., a pretentious, attention-seeking ass). And then I found myself developing a deep appreciation for the sensibility of bygone accoutrements. And became even more annoying as a true believer zealously trying to convert others that the seemingly obsolete is, in fact, superior to the modern . . .

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Bonhams Seiko Auction Cancelled Over Fakes

Bonhams Seiko auction Making Waves

Bonhams Seiko auction – Making Waves; Seiko The First Auction Dedicated to Seiko Watches – has been cancelled mid-stream. And for good reason. As our good friends at fratellowatches.com pointed out – in some detail – many if not most of the watches in the online auction were Frankenwatches. Watches with “replacement” parts. According to the frat boys . . .

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