Looting has spread across the country, in metropolitan areas large and small, during the night and the day. New York City, Santa Monica, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Chicago, D.C., Dallas and more. And once again, watch store looting was breaking out all over… Continue reading “More Watch Store Looting, More Misery”
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .