Are prices for pre-owned Rolex tanking, or are they hanging tough through Coronageddon? Buy, sell or hold? To answer these questions, we turned to watchcharts.com. The free-to-the-public website automatically gathers sales data from a variety of sources: eBay, Reddit, Watchuseek, RolexForums, Paneristi forum and Vintage Rolex forums. They’ve got the facts on pre-owned Rolex prices . . .
“Every man should have a variety of designer watches in his repertoire,” luxurylifestylemag.co.uk advises, “but if you’re not sure where to start, we’ve got you covered.” The website offers readers their idea of the “right watch” for a business meeting, beach holiday, first date and family occasion. Post-COVID, I presume. Here are LLM’s mostly whacked-out recommendations and my entirely sensible alternatives . . .
Watch news! Assuming COVID-19 doesn’t do a Mexican wave, the Swiss watch industry’s movers and shakers will gather on Thursday November 12 for their 20th annual orgy of self-congratulationGrand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. For the first time, the GPHG will “allow” smartwatches in the ironically named “Challenge” category . . .
If you like your watch, you can keep your watch. With a bit of luck and an eventual COVID-19 vaccine, you’ll never have to sell it. When you die, someone else will take the hit. So depreciation – actually selling a watch for less than what you paid for it – isn’t a factor. Unless . . .
For The People of the Watch, staying new watch alert distracts us from the chaos hitting us from all sides. We forget our day-to-day cares in the silent contemplation of horological design, utility and engineering – pretending that financial constraints are not a factor. For several of this week’s picks, they aren’t. But for others, oh boy, are they ever. Never mind. Enjoy them all . . .