I can now say I had a brush with greatness, sort of. One of the watches that no man should ever own, and I want to own is the Rolex Daytona Cosmograph, and more specifically, the Paul Newman model, and even more specifically reference 6265 Paul Newman Rolex Daytona Cosmograph Manual Wind. Just in case any of you want to run out and buy me a present or anything! [Read more...]
When a watch buyer is considering the condition of a watch for purchase the watch head is just as important as the watch bracelet. Just like your own head, you have to keep the head of your watch healthy. First, it’s important to understand what the head of the watch is. The watch head is often called the face of the watch, but the head is actually the part of the watch that holds the mechanism that runs the watch as well as the parts of the watch where you read the time.
Although these are the most important factors of a watch, we prefer to see a watch that isn’t working rather than have you take it to get it serviced or fixed. If the watch is a good brand and has the other attributes that we are looking for, whether or not the mechanism works will not necessarily lower the value of the watch and we know how to get it serviced and fixed properly. [Read more...]
Let’s say you have decided to break up with your watch and you have sought out a watch buyer, before you go and take your timepiece, there are a few things you need to understand about the condition of your watch that watch buyers will be looking for that is going to affect the price of your watch.
Most watch buyers have a checklist of items that they will go over when they inspect your watch, such as the condition of the crystal of the watch and scratches on the bezel. They will make sure that the movement is original by popping the back of the watch off and they will also ask about any repairs that have been made. They will look to be sure it is an authentic Rolex or Cartier or whatever brand you happen to have, and they will twist it and turn it and look at it from all angles. [Read more...]
There are certain watches that we love that I have always wanted to sell. Watches that are high quality, mid-luxury and great prices. The Tag Heuer is one of these watches. This is a watch that I have been on the look out to buy used for some time, but the used market for the Tag is not that large, so I started to investigate the new Tag Heuer market.
It took some time to find the right resource, but one thing that I love to do is investigate to find the right deals, and luckily enough, I found the right deal to be able to bring brand new Tag Heuers to Jonathan’s Fine Jewelers. And, we have couldn’t wait to tear into those boxes and unwrap these watches and put them in the case, because these Tag’s are sick…in a good way! [Read more...]
There are some watches that literally stop you in their tracks with their beauty. This is how I feel about the Ballon Bleu de Cartier in Rose Gold, which is why it is my pick for watch of the week this week. The entire Ballon Bleu collection by Cartier is gorgeous, but the 18-karat rose gold is so unique and so soft and feminine that it gives me the warm fuzzies (yes, great jewelry does that!). [Read more...]