The latest global sales stats were released late July by the Swiss watch industry and sales of watches retailing at 500-3000CHF (approx £430-£2500) were up by 6%. Might not sound much but it reverses a long term downward trend for mid-market Swiss watches. Maybe the collapse of crypto has soured the tastebuds of luxury watch buyers and they’re looking for value this year, maybe it’s … Continue reading Is The Mid-Market Watch Making a Comeback?
REC watches has a new model for motorcycle fans, the TTT, which has recycled clutch plate parts inside, salvaged from a famous motorcycle used in The Great Escape. Yes, that Bud Ekins /McQueen Triumph – or at least one of `em, since most sources agree three bikes were used for the movie scenes and the rehearsal jumps over the wire. This particular Triumph TR6 machine … Continue reading REC TTT Has a Little Bit of Great Escapement. See What We Did There?
If you’re looking to invest in a truly collectable watch then a vintage 60s/70s Rolex is a good place to strat. Values can really only head up, as the stock of good condition, original exampls gradually diminishes. Rolex don’t really like classic models and don’t supply spares for 1970s models, so that makes it harder to find vintage Rolexes with their original hands in decent … Continue reading Is This Your Grail Watch? Super Rare Rolex `79 Sea-Dweller, Box & Papers