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Rolex at Baselworld 2019…

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The 20th of March 2019 is a long awaited day in the horological calendar because that’s the day that Rolex announced the new models that they are releasing at Baselworld.

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One of the family

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If you’re reading this then you probably agree with my assertion that a special watch can become a very important part of a person’s life.

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Tudor 79180 Big Block Chronograph – 1993

Significant watches through time #5 The Tudor ‘Big Block’

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In 1970 Tudor entered the chronograph market with a watch that was very different from its Rolex Daytona brethren – The two incarnations of the ’Monte-Carlo’ were bold, bright and colourful and occupied their own place in the Rolex family lineup, as a slightly inferior model to the Daytona.

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Significant watches through time #1 The Bulova Accutron

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Since the beginning of time (or at least the accurate measurement of it), clocks have been kept running using a balance wheel – a spring for power, an oscillating mass to regulate the movement and some gears (cogs, or ‘wheels’) to connect this all to the hands and to make sense of it all.

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What’s the best watch in the world then?

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One of the questions that I’m often asked as a member of the luxury watch trading fraternity, normally by the ‘bloke down the pub’ is this:

“So then, what’s the best watch in the world?“

My answer on these occasions is usually circumspect, but today I’m actually going to answer it properly….

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Has it been polished?

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“Has it ever been polished?”

Now there are those of you out there who are actually looking for a completely factory fresh, unpolished Rolex 5513 from 1968. You know that this watch will take you years to find and that you may never ever find or own it. You also know that if you do find it you could pay twice as much for it as you would for even the best polished examples out there……

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Watches as Investments

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As I’ve mentioned here before, despite requiring a fairly large chunk of money to buy one, a luxury watch is not an expensive luxury item compared to other discretionary spending….

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Rare and Limited Run Watches… Caveat Emptor

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Buying a luxury watch can often be a little nerve racking if only because of the increasing number of high quality ‘replicas’ out there. Fortunately, these are often relatively easy for the experienced eye to spot and so – touch wood – they don’t slip through the net to the customer.

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