Watchbox has stopped buying pre-owned watches. Even Rolex. Their website doesn’t say so, but why would it? A salesman taking the call can try to gin-up a trade or, at the least, data capture the seller for future reference. If the caller has something really special at a stupid price, exceptions can be made. But here’s the really stunning fact . . .
After more than three years of the President’s puddle of consciousness ranting and copious displays of ignorance, misstatements, wishful thinking, fabrications and egomania, the mainstream media still can’t resist trying to hold the Commander-in-Chief accountable for his words (and ignoring his accomplishments). They’re like cocaine-addicted mice hammering on the drug release bar as they wither and die. So last night’s midnight Trump tweet will get maximum airplay, which will delay watch dealers’ discounts. Or will it?
Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, Hublot – Switzerland’s horological heavy hitters have ceased production. The reason given: they don’t want to put their workers at risk. Be that as it may, there’s no point making a Swiss watch. The world market has gone from freefall into hibernation. When it ends, which Swiss brands will survive? . . .