March 28, 2014
by Kenny Yeo
1. Is John Mayer’s Over $650,000 Lawsuit A Reason To Avoid Buying Vintage Watches?
If you need further proof that dealing with vintage watches can be a tricky and sometimes complicated business, you only need to look at the recent case of John Mayer suing Bob Maron. How could this have happened, especially to Mayer who has always considered himself to be something of a watch connoisseur, and does this mean that one should collect or even invest in vintage watches? Read this for some insights.
2. $14,000 Flea Market Find Turns Out to be Fabergé Imperial Easter Egg Worth MillionsIt is often said that thanks to the advent of the internet, barnyard finds and flea market bargains are a thing of the past. However, it was recently reported that a golden egg that was purchased for just $14,000 in 2012 at a flea market has turned out to be a rare Fabergé Imperial Easter Egg worth millions. How lucky is that?
Source: Watches by SJX
3. The Frugal Watch Nerd Guide
It is a common misconception that being a watch lover or collector involves lots of money. While it is true that prices of high-end watches seem to be on a endless upwards path, there are genuine bargains to be had and we are not even taking about the used and vintage market. Here is a guide that can help you get started on some good old fashioned value for money watches.
Source: Gear Patrol
4. A Tour of Place Vendôme in Paris: Where History Meets Haute Horlogerie
Place Vendôme was originally a square built to celebrate the victories of the Sun King, Louis XIV. Today, it is a place of history and luxury. History because aside from the celebration of military conquests, it is the place where César Ritz opened his hotel and it was there that Coco Chanel lived and also where Ernest Hemingway spent a significant of time. Luxury because it is now home to a great number of fine boutiques including Van Cleef & Arpels, Boucheron, Patek Philippe, Rolex and many more.
5. Panerai Radiomir 1940 Chronograph: The Day Everything Changed
Watches are an emotional subject. Often, we make feel strongly towards a particular brand for no specific reason, and yet sometimes, out of the blue, this particular brand can release something new that takes our breath away and makes us see it in a different light. For the author, the brand in question is Panerai, and the watch we are talking about is the new Radiomir 1940 Chronograph.
Source: Quill & Pad
6. Eterna Watch Movement Production
Eterna is an old name in Swiss watchmaking and it was directly responsible for the formation of ETA, which, prior to the many restructures and mergers that made it what it is today was actually the movement arm of Eterna. Today, Eterna is owned by the Chinese Haidian group and it is embarking on a full relaunch. Here’s a behind the scenes look at their movement production facility.