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Certified Pre-Owned Watches – AD’s FTW

In my post Who Will Own the Pre-Owned Watch Market? I explored the possibility of manufacturers selling certified pre-owned watches through their authorized dealers...

Hodinkee Founder Ben Clymer Cashes Out

You may have read Hodinkee's big announcement: the website raised $40 million in venture capital and hired a new CEO. Given The Truth About...

Who Will Own the Pre-Owned Watch Market?

"Watch brands can no longer ignore the phenomenon of second-hand," monochrome.com insists. "Their clients have larger access to information and to this market. It...

The Decline and Fall of the Traditional Watch Industry – Coronageddon 38

"Swiss watch brand Frederique Constant is hoping to limit the fall in sales to 25% this year," its chief executive told Reuters. “That’s what...

Watch Industry Consolidation – Coronavirus Watch 37

As the watch world continues to grind through Coronageddon, we are starting to see the outline of what the post-pandemic new normal might be....

China Syndrome – Coronavirus Watch 35

For the last 15 years the answer to any question about the luxury goods business has been China. China will supercharge sales. China will...

Swiss Watch Consolidation – Coronavirus Watch 31

The Truth About Watches has been accused of harboring a doom-and-gloom view of the Swiss watch industry. That's understandable. Who else has been running...

Lousy Watch Websites Explained – Pt. 3

In Parts One and Two of this series, we explored the hidden dynamics behind lousy watch websites like Hodinkee and aBlogtoWatch. In this post,...

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