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What Is My Watch Worth?

What Is My Watch Worth?

A watch appraisal is a process that takes physical appearance, functionality, rarity, and general condition into account in order to provide an estimate of monetary value, often for insurance purposes. Watch appraisals provide a dollar value that can be used to determine the cost of a replacement if an insurance claim is ever needed, as well as to provide the taxable value of an item. There are several factors taken into consideration to determine its value, such as: Condition: The condition of your watch affects the outcome of a watch appraisal or evaluation.  If the watch is polished or over-polished, this...

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Rolex Submariner

Rolex Submariner

The Rolex Submariner is the ultimate tool watch. Rugged and durable, it is really the only watch you need! Now available at thewatchaficionado.com https://www.bobswatches.com/rolex-submariner-16610.html

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The Rolex Daytona

The Rolex Daytona

We can safely say the Rolex Daytona is the most recognized and sought after watch of all time! Rolex introduced the Daytona in 1963, in hopes of competing with Omega's Speedmaster and capturing racing fans. The name is borrowed directly from arguably the most famous race in the world, the Daytona 500. Not a hit at first, Rolex introduced reference 6234 in 1955.  They only produced approximately 500 units of this reference before discontinuing it in 1961.  The watch sold for $200, imagine having a few of these today! Reference 6239 attracted celebrities in the late 1960's. Paul Newman wasn’t just an actor, he was...

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Cool Tool Watches

Cool Tool Watches

When it comes to tool watches, there are many choices out there.  For me, a tool watch consists of a few requirements.   1. Water Resistance at least 200m 2. Sapphire Crystal 3. Self Winding Movement 4. Steel Bracelet 5. Legible Dial 6. Luminous Dial 7. Comfortable to Wear Everyday  Most Dive watches have all of the above features.  What you choose as your ultimate tool watch is up to you. With so many brands out there offering tool watches, you have to ask yourself, what ticks are on your list of must haves so you can narrow the list of...

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What is Happening In the Watch Industry Amidst This Crisis?

What is Happening In the Watch Industry Amidst This Crisis?

A lot of people are  speculating on what will happen with the pricing and value of watches, once we come out of this very serious COVID-19 pandemic the world is stricken with. For now, we haven't seen much fluctuation in pricing or the value of certain difficult pieces to attain.  I don't  think  we will unless it becomes worse. No doubt it will take time to recuperate financially from this mess, most Swiss manufacturers have shut down operations/productions and so have their retail partners. E-commerce is going to be critical in the coming months, and there is reason for optimism as...

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