A Complete Guide For Selling A Luxury Watch Yourself

A Complete Guide For Selling A Luxury Watch Yourself Prestige Watches

If you’re reading this you’re probably a watch enthusiast or collector, who loves watches and probably likes to buy and sell watches from time to time. In this blog I’m going to share some pro tips for when selling your watch yourself. Some Do’s and Don’ts. I want to share tips to help you sell … Read more

A Super-Tip For When Selling A Watch

A Super-Tip For When Selling A Watch Prestige Watches

Selling a luxury watch? This is your secret sales-weapon. A Pro Tip! If you’re reading this you’re probably a watch enthusiast or collector, who loves watches and probably buys and sells watches from time to time. In this blog I’m going to tell you about a super ‘power tip’ for when selling a watch. How … Read more

How To Store Your Watches Safely At Home

How To Store Your Watches Safely At Home Prestige Watches

Another person I know just told me the story of how he lost his prized Rolex because of a break and entry to his home. FFS! If you’re reading this you probably love watches and whether you have one or many, you probably keep some, or all your watches at home. You probably can’t help … Read more

Why You Should Invest In Watches

Why You Should Invest In Watches Prestige Watches

I have consumed hours of watch content on YouTube and read countless articles.I’ve listened to different peoples opinions whether it’s a good idea to think of watches as investments and whether it’s a good idea to invest in watches or not. Is it safe? Or risky? Wise? Or foolish? Well, I’d like to share my … Read more

Why Rolex is not into Football or Baseball

Why Rolex is not into Football or Baseball Prestige Watches

I was thinking the other day about Rolex and the rather short list of sports that they associate themselves with. Do you ever wonder why the list isn’t longer? Why doesn’t Rolex associate themselves with some of the more mainstream sports that attract a MASSIVE audience like football, basketball, American football, baseball and others? Well … Read more

The ULTIMATE Watch To Give As A Gift

The ULTIMATE Watch To Give As A Gift Prestige Watches

If you are looking to give someone a gift and can’t decide on what to give, then you’re reading the right blog. I will tell you the ULTIMATE watch to give as a gift. Be sure to read to the end! Trust me you will be very surprised. This is one of the best watches … Read more

FIVE Forgotten Tips To Help Spot A Fake Rolex

FIVE Forgotten Tips To Help Spot A Fake Rolex Prestige Watches

Fake, copy, counterfeit, replica – are the names people give them. You can buy them all around the world. They are getting better and better. Gone are the days when a fake watch was something you picked up from a market on holiday and wore for a few days until one of the hands fell … Read more

How I Appraise A Luxury Watch For Purchasing

How I Appraise A Luxury Watch For Purchasing Prestige Watches

If you’re anything like me, you probably don’t like it when things happen behind the scenes in business and you’re not quite sure what’s going on and how things work. In this case, a watch business appraising a watch before potentially buying it. I want to see if I can shine a light by explaining … Read more

Shipping Watches Around The World..? How To Avoid Tax And Duty Nightmares.

Shipping Watches Around The World..? How To Avoid Tax And Duty Nightmares. Prestige Watches

Shipping, Import tax, Duties & VAT – Tips to avoid nightmare situations. I receive many calls and emails from watch enthusiasts around the world asking me to clarify the what’s, why’s and how’s when it comes to… 1) buying watches from different countries and importing them…. and (2) selling watches to different countries and exporting … Read more

5 Safety Tips When Wearing A Luxury Watch On The Streets​​

5 Safety Tips When Wearing A Luxury Watch On The Streets​​ Prestige Watches

An authentic Rolex watch is considered as a worthy investment that will last a long time. It’s a symbol of elegance, performance and dependability. Watch aficionados buy a Rolex watch because they are attracted by the brand’s incredible history and tradition, and contribution to innovation in the world of watches.Others are drawn by the qualities … Read more

Curious To Make Money Buying and Selling Watches?

Curious To Make Money Buying and Selling Watches? Prestige Watches

I meet a lot of people, who secretly wish they could spend more of their working life trading ‘hours-for-income’. Doing something they’re interested in or passionate about. Instead of slogging away at a 9 to 5 job that they’re not really enjoying. However, life doesn’t always work the way we want. Due to fear, lack … Read more

Who Invented the Automatic Wristwatch?

Prestige Watches - who inveted the automatic wristwatch

There have been many important ‘firsts’ in the history of watchmaking. Some more important than others.  It always intrigued me who was the inventor of this? WHo was the inventor of that? When was this invented?  Why was that invented? Wrist worn watch? Waterproof watch? Watch with a date? A day and a date? Made … Read more

Watch Wabi Sabi

Watch Wabi Sabi Prestige Watches

THE PERFECTION OF IMPERFECTION: WABI-SABI AND WATCHES “Wow.” said my wife. “Why would you buy a watch that’s all beaten up?” “Ahem.  Actually, I bought it because it looks like this.” She looked at be extremely confused, just like how my 6 year old son looks at me when I’m trying to teach him the … Read more

Ready for a new watch? Basic things to consider

Buying a new watch - Presitge Watches UK

Are you ready for a new watch?  You can’t beat that ‘new watch’ feeling. I honestly believe that there is a much enjoyment in thinking about what watch to get and then hunting for the perfect one, as there is actually having it on the wrist and wearing it with pride. Here at Prestige Watches … Read more

Appraising a watch for purchase

Appraising a watch for sale

I love buying watches as much as I love selling them.  However because I have such a passion for watches, when I do go into ‘buying mode’ it can sometimes be hard to think with my ‘business head’ and not with my heart. As a professional in the industry and as a “professional collector”, I … Read more

Rolex movement – a deep dive under the bonnet

Watch restoration

If ever you’ve wanted to see the deconstruction and reconstruction of a Rolex watch movement, then pour a cup of something hot and caffeinated (or a little stronger of you wish) and watch this video from start to finish. It’s one of the best videos I’ve soon on the matter with great videoography. Enjoy.  

My Watch Mission And My Love Of Watches

I love watches

There are many times when I ask myself “why do I love watches and why do I involve myself with them as I do”. I felt like I needed to write my thoughts down and this is what I finished up with… My Watch mission is to share my love of horology and help spread … Read more

Selling your Watch?

Selling your watch

We have all experienced that sad sad day when the reality hits you that your beloved watch (soon to be ‘ex-watch’) isn’t sizzling your sausage any more.  It has lost its mojo, gets pipped to the post by another watch every time you think about putting it on, and it is looking sad and lonely … Read more

Mr Porter & Jaeger-LeCoultre

Mr Porter & Jaeger-LeCoultre Prestige Watches

Being a huge fan of Mr Porter, and a huge fan of Jaeger-LeCoultre, what better than a video on Jaeger-LeCoultre by Mr Porter.  have a look at this great video The Watchmaker Of Watchmakers. Enjoy!    

Should you buy a pre-owned watch?

Should you buy a pre-owned watch? Prestige Watches

I read this great article on Toolwatch.com. Happy to share it. Should I buy a pre-owned watch? The market for pre-owned and vintage luxury watches has exploded in the last few years. In an increasingly digital era, we seem to have developed a renewed craving for the extraordinary craftsmanship of the truly fine watchmaker. We … Read more

About Patek Philippe

About Patek Philippe Prestige Watches

Being the fan of Patek Philippe that I am, I couldn’t help but order my copy of the book ‘Patek Philippe: The Authorized Biography’ Check out the pretty cool video. C’mon Mr Postman… https://youtu.be/1ZsMXXk61Qc And heres a little bonus video for you – A History of Patek Philippe Watch Maker    

Prestige Brands – Who Owns Who?

Prestige Brands – Who Owns Who? Prestige Watches

Every so often the landscape of the watch industry shifts: a key brand gets sold to a major watch group and the balance of power changes ever so slightly. Check out this interesting piece on who owns who? SWATCH GROUP (Switzerland): Breguet, Blancpain, Glashütte Original, Harry Winston, Omega, Longines, Rado, Tissot, Jaquet Droz, Léon Hatot, … Read more

What Makes A Luxury Watch

What Makes A Luxury Watch Prestige Watches

Hello Watchie! So, what are the ingredients to craft the most expensive watches? What sets the world’s most prestigious watches apart from the rest? 1, movement. The movement is the heart of the watch. Depending on its typology, the number of jewels inside, the manufacturing location, whether it is handmade in-house by the watch manufacturer, … Read more

Do You Know Who Make Up The Holy Trinity Of Watches?

Do You Know Who Make Up The Holy Trinity Of Watches? Prestige Watches

Hello Watchie. Do you know who are the “Big Three” of Swiss watchmaking? Let’s cut to the chase….(in no particular order) Audemars Piguet Vacheron Constantin Patek Philippe There are several questions that can come up in the context of the Big Three; nowadays one is whether or not at this point, there should be a … Read more

Why Buy A Luxury Watch? Here Are 10 Good Reasons Why

Why Buy A Luxury Watch? Here Are 10 Good Reasons Why Prestige Watches

Hello Gentlemen.  Why buy a Luxury watch? Why do we love watches like we do? Investment?  Quality Timekeeping?  Status?   Heirloom?  Talking Point?  Luxury Accessory? Life Companion? When staring longingly at a prestige brand, luxury watch, many of us will find ourselves torn between the financial cost of the timepiece and the potential benefits of … Read more

Where To Buy A Pre-owned Watch And What To Look Out For

Where To Buy A Pre-owned Watch And What To Look Out For Prestige Watches

Hello Watchie. Where Should I Buy a Pre-Owned Watch?  How do you avoid ending up with a horror story instead of a stunning timepiece you can be proud of? The old saying of ‘buy the seller’ is especially relevant when you enter into the world of pre-owned watches. The single most important thing you can do … Read more

Videos: Interesting Facts On Prestige Watch Brands

Videos: Interesting Facts On Prestige Watch Brands Prestige Watches

Hello Watchie.  The guys at Alux.com have been busy. And I loved watching these videos they have put together about the prestige watch brands. Kick back, put your slippers on, feet up, cast mobile/laptop/tablet to your big TV, and pour a large whisky! Here we go…. Good work Alux. Looking forward to the one on … Read more

Watch Sizes – At A Glance

Watch Sizes – At A Glance Prestige Watches

Hello Watchie.  I thought this “at a glance” image may help with a quick visual aid for different sizes of wrist watches. Knowing what watch sizes are best for you will form an important part of your decision making process for your watch. A big watch on a small wrist may look out of place. … Read more

Luxury Watch Industry – Statistics & Facts

Luxury Watch Industry – Statistics & Facts Prestige Watches

Hello Watchie.  If you are anything like me, you will most likely enjoy short, punchy overview of information (stats & facts) about the luxury watch industry. Well here it is… Grab a cuppa (or a Whisky). Precision, quality, luxury, design, perfect workmanship, tradition, coupled with high tech: the luxury watch industry combines traditional Swiss values … Read more

Why Buy Pre-owned?

Why Buy Pre-owned? Prestige Watches

Hello Watchie. Why buy pre-owned? These are the the highlights but keep reading to find out more: Pre-Owned Watches Cost Less There Are More Pre-Owned Watches To Choose From Depreciation Can Be Used To Your Advantage Buying Pre-Owned Means Selling Pre-Owned There has rarely been a better time to buy a pre-owned watch. Along with … Read more

Interesting Facts About Watches And Watchmakers

Interesting Facts About Watches And Watchmakers Prestige Watches

Hello Watchie. TWENTY FIVE INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT WATCHES There is a piece of history that always accompanies us – the watch! What is on your wrist (if you have one) is the result of thousands of years of research and development – Sumer and Egyptians are among the first to have developed and used watches. … Read more

A Detailed History Of Watchmaking

A Detailed History Of Watchmaking Prestige Watches

Hello Watchie. Have a look at this great page on the Foundation of Haute Horlogerie website. If you want a detailed history of watchmaking – here it is… Enjoy. https://www.hautehorlogerie.org/en/encyclopaedia/history-of-watchmaking/    

Rolex – how my view has changed

Rolex - how my view has changed Prestige Watches

Hello Watchie.  I thought I’d share a little story with you about my opinion on Rolex and how my thoughts changed over the years… When I started being interested by mechanical watches as a teenager and into my twenties, I thought that this brand was just bling, over-popular and just a status symbol worn by … Read more

Video: Watches – from the pocket to the wrist

Video: Watches - from the pocket to the wrist Prestige Watches

Hello Watchie. I really enjoyed this video (despite the narrators rather monotone voice), so thought I would share it…Its a good little watch. History of the Wrist Watch: From the Pocket to the Wrist It’s only 3m 48s so you can watch it while your waiting for your cup of tea to cool down.