Vintage Omega Watch Horror Stories!

I don’t buy vintage watches. Why would I? I don’t have the knowledge and skills needed to check a vintage Omega watch for authenticity and condition. As this video from my man Omega Enthusiast proves; I spotted precisely none of the issues. I became a smarter Omega buyer — by realizing how dumb I am. Let’s face it . . .

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Daytona, Aquanaut, Royal Oak: How To Buy One

When demand exceeds supply, prices goes up, availability goes down. That’s where we are when it comes to buying a box-fresh steel Rolex Daytona, Patek Philippe Aquanaut or Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. And that’s where we’re going to stay for the foreseeable future; none of these watchmakers plan to increase supply to match demand. So how the hell do you get a new one from an authorized dealer? Start with this . . .

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Breitling Superocean Lineup

BusinessWorldTV has just dropped this glossy advertorial for Breitling’s revamped Superocean model lineup. It’s by-the-numbers horological PR puffery in the great active lifestyle style. The twist: only the most amphetamine-crazed viewers have the mad skillz needed to read the titles before they disappear. Thank God for the pause button. And I sure am liking the Superocean Heritage Collection. You?

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Review: Swatch BLACK-ONE Chronograph

Bauhaus is a very very very fine haus. That said, I doubt many buyers eying Swatch’s Bau collection watches are celebrating the German design movement’s 100th anniversary — or recognize the song lyric from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s 70’s masterpiece Déjà Vu. But the album’s worth a listen and the $120 Swatch BLACK-ONE Chronograph is pretty damn cool. But is it Bahausian?  . . .

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