Rolex Shortage 2020 -> Rolex Price Hike

Rolex OP39 - part of the Rolex shortage

The Rolex shortage remains in full force. Certain models – the stainless steel Daytona, GMT-Master II and Submariner – might as well be made of unobtanium. Models further down the food chain – the stainless steel Explorer, Air King and Oyster Perpetual – aren’t sitting on the shelves, either. They come in, they go out to waiting customers. As we enter the New Year, strong demand has facilitated yet another Rolex price hike, as follows:

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Vacheron Constantin Overseas: Mr. Nice Watch

Vacheron Constantin product shot

Mr_Nice_Watch writes: In 2016, Vacheron Constantin introduced their new “luxury sports watch.” The Overseas collection has grown to include a chronograph, a dual timer, a world timer, an ultra thin, a perpetual calendar ultra-thin, a Tourbillon and quartz watches. That’s 32 models in all. The time-only Vacheron Constantin Overseas is the simplest version and it’s a real beauty . . .

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Do Not Buy From Watch Box Co.

Watch Box logo

My watch collection has reached critical mass. You know how it is. So, on November 21, 2019, I purchased a Diplomat Ebony Wood Watch Box (below) online from Watch Box Co. Everything seemed fine – billing and shipping notification emails arrived in a timely and professional manner. The box arrived with a hidden message: Do Not Buy From Watch Box Co. . .

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New Watch Alert: 1/10/2020

New watch alert - lume shot Panerai Equation of Time

Another Friday, another horological harvest. If keeping up with the New Watch Alert series is a bit like drinking from a firehose now, imagine what it’s going to be like when I report from Watches & Wonders (the new, user-friendly Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie). The SWATCH group and Seiko won’t be there, but I will. Meanwhile, I’m here to spill the temporal beans, beginning with a very strange watch . . .

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H. Moser & Cie Streamliner

H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner rolling

H. Moser & Cie.’s Streamliner Flyback Chronograph Automatic dropped this morning. The luxury sports watch arrives hot on the heels of TTAW’s Watch of the Year, the A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus. Not to mention the less-wonderful Chopard Alpine Eagle and the hugely derivative Bell & Ross BR05. HM&C reckons the Streamliner’s a “reimagining of the stainless steel chronograph.” Well, it is different . . .

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Buy a Watch Abroad? Don’t Do It!

Don't buy a watch abroad! Jaeger LeCoultre Polaris

There is an enormous temptation to buy a watch abroad. You’re on holiday. The bills are at home. Factory tour? Sure! The horological urge is equally strong at the airport duty free shop. Or that fancy foreign watch boutique you entered “just to look around.” Don’t do it! Don’t buy a watch abroad. Here’s why . . .

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Press Release: Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Stainless Steel

OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Stainless Steel dial

THE 321 POWERS ON! LEGENDARY CALIBRE IS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND ANOTHER MOONWATCH – THIS TIME IN STEEL

Introducing the Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Stainless Steel (311.30.40.30.01.001)

In early 2019, OMEGA announced the long-awaited return of its iconic Calibre 321. Soon after, in July of the same year, the Swiss watchmaker unveiled the first new timepiece to house the movement – a Moonwatch in platinum. Next in line for legendary status is OMEGA’s 321-powered Speedmaster in steel.

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