Patek Philippe Pilot’s Watch – Flop?

Patek Philippe Pilot's watch

The Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time is a product of an extremely conservative segment in an extremely conservative industry. Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Vacheron, Jaeger-leCoultre, Piaget, IWC – luxury Swiss and German watches survived the quartz crisis by surviving. By not changing . . .

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Watch Store Looting

Rolex looted

Looting is not a form of protest. You know it. I know it. The police know it. But police in cities across this country aren’t ready, willing and/or able to protect businesses from the “protesters” threatening lives and destroying property and, thus, livelihoods. Jewelry stores are, of course, a favorite target for looters. The watch store looting that went down last night is staggering . . .

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Waltham Military Pocket Watch Project Pt. 1

Waltham military Pocket Watch

In Three Ways to Kill a Pocket Watch, I warned collectors to avoid eBay like the plague. Premium-priced, perfect-looking, “serviced” and “running” pocket watches might have hidden defects and inappropriate parts. Buy from a reputable dealer. There is another path: restore a broken ass pocket watch to its former glory. I spied with my little eye an entirely dubious Waltham military pocket watch on eBay . . .

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Coronavirus Watch 22: Which Watch Industry Brands Will Die?

vintage longines ad

Watch Industry Braces For Historic Downturn HoDinkee proclaims. That’s like saying a car crash victim lying by the side of the road is bracing for impact. Dude, the downturn is here. Last month, Swiss watch exports fell by a staggering 81 percent. There’s no sign of a “revenge shopping” recovery. The real economy is in the tank. Ho’ writer Joe Thompson offers us a piercing glimpse into the obvious, then shares the following eye-opening prediction . . .

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