Expensive Watch – Worth It?

A. Lange & Söhne Lange Lange 1 Time Zone - expensive watch

Something is worth exactly what someone will pay for it. If someone is willing to pay a million dollars for a Timex Marlin, that’s what it’s worth. If someone’s willing to pay $10 for a Richard Mille (my bid) and no one will pay a dime more (which they shouldn’t), it’s worth $10. Of course none of that addresses the key question: is an expensive watch worth it? . . .

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Patek Philippe Rules – Here’s Why

Patek Philippe Caltrava small seconds

Swiss horology has a Holy Trinity: Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Audemars Piguet. They’re also known as the New King, the Old King and the Young Prince. While this doesn’t provide a complete picture of modern haute horlogerie, it’s true: Patek Philippe rules . . .

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Watch News: $1.5m Rolex Daytona and More

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona JPS 6264 - watch news

Watch news! Earlier this week, a 1969 “John Player Special” Rolex hammered for $1.5m. It’s nowhere near a world record Rolex. In October 2017, Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona fetched $17.75m. Still, it’s a pretty penny for a rare watch commemorating Rolex’s sponsorship of the John Player Special Formula 1 team. How rare? Our man @perezscope called out Hodinkee on their inaccurate account of the sale . . .

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Jaeger-leCoultre Reverso Explained

Jaeger-leCoultre Reverso reversing

In 1930, César de Trey watched a polo match in colonial India. After the match, a player showed the Swiss businessman and watch collector his damaged watch, its crystal shattered. He challenged Mssr. de Trey to devise some sort of protection against the slings and arrows of outrageous mallets. Thus began the Jaeger-leCoultre Reverso (all watch images courtesy #h.m.uhren) . . .

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Which Watch Industry Brands Will Die? – Coronavirus Watch 22

vintage longines ad

Watch Industry Braces For Historic Downturn HoDinkee proclaims. That’s like saying a car crash victim lying by the side of the road is bracing for impact. Dude, the downturn is here. Last month, Swiss watch exports fell by a staggering 81 percent. There’s no sign of a “revenge shopping” recovery. The real economy is in the tank. Ho’ writer Joe Thompson offers us a piercing glimpse into the obvious, then shares the following eye-opening prediction . . .

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