WatchCharts July 2024 Watch Market Update: Secondary Watch Market Prices Continue to Decline, Rolex Yacht-Master Hides Great Value

Through the second quarter of this year, Watchcharts has noticed that many brands at around the $5,000 to $10,000 price point on the secondary market have seen accelerated market price declines.

Flipping Watches: How to Eliminate Both Flipping and the Gray Market

Ian Skellern has a solution that would both eliminate flipping and decimate the gray market. Or at least it would significantly minimize them. Might it work?

Titanium vs. Stainless Steel Watches: Beyond the Silvery Surface

We are seeing more brands using titanium for their watches and more luxury options becoming available as alternatives to stainless steel. So what are the main differences between stainless steel and titanium watches?

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My Vote for the 5 Ugliest Watches Ever: Your ‘Favorites’ May Differ

As the saying goes, “There’s an ass for every seat.” John Keil still finds it hard to believe that some watch designs are ever even considered, much less actually produced and ultimately purchased. In fairness, the following list may not actually contain the five ugliest watches ever, but they sure aren’t easy on the eyes.

The Diving Bezel: The Most Versatile Watch ‘Complication,’ Even if You are Not a Diver

Thanks to its bezel, as Dietmar W. Fuchs explains, the diver’s watch is a much more versatile timepiece than many people think. Aside from teaching you how to use it on land, in the skies, and under water, here he answers the perennial question of who made the first true diver’s watch: Blancpain, Rolex, or Panerai.

WatchCharts June 2024 Watch Market Update: Decline in Secondary Market Continues, Plus Best Value Steel Rolex Daytonas

The long-term decline in secondary market prices continued over the course of last month. In this update, we cover the Big Three in detail as well as the performance of all key secondary market brands.

Watch Investment Funds: Show Me The Money!

There are more than a few people investing in watches that they can’t touch, wear, or wind: welcome to the sometimes murky world of watch funds. Here, Brendan Cunningham takes a look at what they do and their impact on secondary-market prices and scarcity.

The Case Against Watch Lume: It’s Weak Sauce and Here’s Why

Tamim Almousa has always maintained that lume is the least impressive part of any luxury watch. If you want to get a sense of just how unimpressive it is, try explaining it to a layman and see how long you last before inevitably describing it as “glow-in-the-dark paint.”

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Living Beyond Your Means as a Collector: How to Avoid Getting Hurt

When collectors gather anywhere and talk about their collections, recent purchases, and executed or potential sales, there’s a term that comes up more often than not: “getting hurt.” Here GaryG provides a masterclass in how not to get hurt in the world of watch collecting.

Yes, You Must Pay Duties and Taxes on Your Personal Watches When Traveling, But Here’s How to Avoid the Worst

Watch enthusiasts traveling into Switzerland, Germany, Japan, China, and the United States are targets of opportunity for border customs police. Here Chris Malburg shows how to avoid paying more in duties and taxes than necessary and the embarrassment of being suspected of smuggling legitimately purchased watches.