What do those numbers and the graph mean? Is the watch a good runner? Has it really been serviced as the seller claims and if so, how well?
Category: Collector Guides
This collector’s guide will take you through all the Rolex Explorer II references so that you can understand the details of each generation of this iconic watch.
“Whoa… What is that beauty?” asked Allen as I entered the woody, half-lit inner sanctum of BTD HQ; be-masked and reeking of hand sanitizer. The sanitizer stench was soon overpowered by the heady aroma of cigar smoke and reclaimed barn wood. I was wearing my 1962 Seiko Crown Special and Allen’s comment confirmed what I… Read more »
I started 2020 with eight mostly sporty watches. I finish with only four mostly dressy watches. A year ago I could not have imagined what a transformation my collection would have gone through, and I don’t mean ending up with half as many. In fact, after purchasing another dozen or so watches in 2020, of… Read more »
“Bonjour,” he said warmly as he rolled up his sleeves, revealing a pair of hairy wrists, and began carefully loading the bag with my items. It was then, at that moment on that winter day of 1999 while the warm wind blew outside, that I first saw a Lip watch.
Omega Soccer Timers are a series of caliber 861 chronographs produced from the late 1960’s to the early 1970’s. They share a distinctive look with immediately recognizable red and black subdials.
An exhaustive collector guide to the Cartier Tank.
If I had to sum up my collecting year I would say I have focused even more on vintage watches in 2020 while bifurcating the collection into a Seiko-only historical collection and a general everyday wear collection. In terms of the vintage Seiko pieces, I went older and smaller in 2020.
Let’s say you want to obtain a vintage mechanical steel 36mm Rolex Datejust, and let’s say that you’re ok with a leather strap over a bracelet, and let’s say you’re bargain hunting. If that’s you, read on.
In order for a watch to be legitimately considered New Old Stock it must, by definition, never have been sold at retail. If you’re buying something that’s labeled NOS, then you have to be the first individual consumer to have bought it. Period. If old stock is changing hands between retailers, or even being distributed… Read more »