Rolex Muggers, Racketeering Dealer?

The LAPD video below shows Rolex muggers tackling a Rollie wearer who’d been shopping at nearby stores. Keep in mind that it’s entirely possible to kill someone by tackling them on pavement. And that the criminals attacked the victim in broad daylight. “As of last Monday, the cops responded to seven Rolex-related robberies,” nbclosangeles.com reports. Not to mention the ones to which they didn’t respond. Or the bad guys’ modus operandi . . .

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Your Watch Choice Revealed

A heavy snowstorm and icy conditions has put Texas in another lockdown. The road outside my house is impassible. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has instituted rolling blackouts. My housing development will run out of propane today (Monday) and thus heat, with no chance of a refill until Wednesday at the earliest. What does this have to do with watch choice? . . .

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Celebrity Watch Coverage – Who Cares?

Tom Brady Caps Off Super Bowl Run With an Excellent Watch gq.com reports, introducing their newfound commitment to weekly celebrity watch coverage. True story. The Super Bowl winner’s IWC Top Gun Chronograph is an excellent watch. It’s a bit big but we’re talking about a┬áceramic timepiece sheltering IWC’s in-house 69380 Calibre movement. Why are we talking about it? Because Tom Brady wore it! And why did Tom Brady wear it? Because . . .

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Watch Theft Prevention – Three Rules

A friend recently decided to buy a Rolex Hulk from a local seller. They agreed to meet in a public place. The seller was a no-show. My friend (who wishes to remain anonymous) returned to his house to discover he’d been burgled. The thieves stole his entire watch collection – multiple Rolex, a Royal Oak, two Jaegers and more. “They knew exactly how to get in, where to go and what to take” he reported. How? “Instagram.” In his lack of situational awareness for watch theft prevention he was not alone. bbc.co.uk:

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Patek Nautilus 5711 – Customer Betrayal?

To keep my finger on the pulse of the watch industry, I frequent forums and Facebook, where enthusiasts rant and rave about companies and models. When Patek announced they were killing their golden goose, the Holy Grail of watchmaking, the steel Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711, they unleashed a widespread feeling of offense. That was especially true for . . .

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