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There are many factors that should be evaluated before investing in luxury watches. What makes one watch more expensive than another? Whether you are starting a collection or selling one, our experts will be presenting important factors to consider to best protect your financial interest.

The Educated Eye: Understanding the Luxury Watch Market

There are many factors that should be evaluated before investing in luxury watches. What makes one watch more expensive than another? Whether you are starting a collection or selling one, our experts will be presenting important factors to consider to best protect your financial interest.

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TOP LUXURY WATCH TAKEAWAYS

HOW TO START A LUXURY WATCH COLLECTION

Deciding what you want your collection to focus on, whether modern watches, vintage, specific brands, style, or time period, is a smart place to start. Choose something meaningful to you.

Starting a watch collection can be a daunting task. Working with an advisor is a wise way to protect yourself from making uninformed choices.

VINTAGE WATCH RETAIL VALUE IMPACTING FACTORS

  • Condition
  • Rarity
  • Provenance
  • Year of production
  • Dial variation
  • Watch accessories
  • Reference number

HOW TO IDENTIFY MODIFIED WATCHES & WHY

An advisor can be very helpful in ensuring that the watches you purchase are all-original, time period correct, and authentic. A watch refurbished with aftermarket components can severely decrease its value. It can be difficult to identify watches with non-original parts on your own because there are manufacturers that specialize in producing almost identical watch parts. Pay attention to reprinted dials, bezel inserts, and non-manufacturer repaired bracelets.

Even if professionally refurbished, many collectors would rather have a completely original watch, including any surface-level imperfections.

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