Tag Archives: Rolex

Luxury Watch Prices Falling?

You might think luxury watch prices would be immune to annoyances like viral outbreaks and economic downturns. Nope. According to voguebusiness.com, “the last global recession lopped nine per cent off the size of the personal luxury goods market,” lowering luxury … Continue reading

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The Dress Watch – Death Greatly Exaggerated

“As the downturn of the watch industry marches on, the dress watch, once a proud general leading the troops, is now becoming the first casualty.” As the guy who argued that the dive watch genre is doomed, I may not be … Continue reading

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Rolex versus Grand Seiko

To understand the Rolex versus Grand Seiko dynamic, go back to the 70’s. A band trying to fuel their drug habit had to have a hit. The general public would only buy their LP if it had at least one … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Catastrophe Kills Watch Sales

You may have heard that the coronavirus catastrophe has closed China for business. The effects are being felt throughout the region, and beyond. But that general statement doesn’t indicate the seriousness of the problem for Swiss watchmakers . . .

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Rolex Daytona Alternatives

Who doesn’t want a stainless steel panda-faced Rolex Daytona? Who wants to pay $13k+ to own one – assuming you could find one to buy? Or shell out nearly twice that amount for a pre-owned RD. Not me. If we’re … Continue reading

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Chinese Coronavirus Sinks Swiss Watch Sales

As the Coronavirus cuts a swathe through the world’s most populous country, some 35 million Chinese are on lockdown. I know: it’s more than a little insensitive to speculate about the outbreak’s effect on Swiss watch sales. Luxury timepieces are … Continue reading

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Rolex Shortage 2020 -> Rolex Price Hike

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 … Continue reading

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