Green Dial Nautilus – Peak Patek

WatchPro reports that Jomashop is selling a green dial Nautilus 5711-1A-014 for a “staggering” $363,600. The Nautilus in question is a boxfresh example from Patek’s 5711 farewell tour. The Last of the [Horological] Mohicans retails for $35k. Jomashop’s 10X flip so offended WatchPro’s Rob Corder that the industry rag’s sycophant-in-chief resorted to obscenity . . .

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Engagement Watch – Seriously?

“As the vintage watch market booms and savvy collectors sell particularly in-demand models for a hefty profit, the engagement watch is beginning to emerge as an appealing alternative to the traditional engagement ring,” hypebae.com reveals. Wait. What? What does the “booming” vintage watch market have to do with the idea that men are buying their beloved a watch in lieu of an engagement ring? I’ll save you the click. Nothing. As for the “engagement watch,” is that even a thing?

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Rolex Scarcity – A Criminal Conspiracy?

“Michael Gubbins, a chief superintendent in Ireland who commands the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB), says that luxury Swiss watches, often worth tens of thousands of euros, are being used by organised crime gangs to buy contraband and settle debts.” Wow. Not only did writer Rob Corder provide an abject lesson in passive construction, the watchpro.com editor failed to connect the dots. Is this Rolex – criminal connection the real reason behind Rolex scarcity? Start with this . . .

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Watch Accuracy: Rolex vs. Casio

“A Rolex will never be as accurate as a cheap quartz watch.” That’s a commonly held belief by people who sniff at expensive automatic watches. Is it true? What about the reverse? Does more money buy you greater accuracy? Put on your best water resistant watch and join me for a data dive into the strange world of watch accuracy. . .

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Watches I Would Never Wear

I used to think there wasn’t a watch I wouldn’t wear. I mean for a week or so, like on a dare. There are tons of watches I wouldn’t buy or choose. There’s a narrower category: watches I couldn’t stand to have on my wrist. These are the watches I would never wear . . .

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