1. How Emotion & Storytelling Make A Difference In Luxury Watch Sales
If we are absolutely honest with ourselves, considering the ubiquity of smartphones and affordable quartz watches, do we really need to spend thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars on a timepiece? Logic says no, and yet we still do. One of the reasons why is because of the emotions that watches evoke and also the stories and history that are attached to them. In this article, Maria Doulton, the founder of The Jewellery Editor, shares her thoughts about the role emotions and stories play in our watch purchasing decisions.Source: Forbes
2. Are Vintage Classics No Longer Attainable?
Vintage watches have never been more popular than they are today. A quick look at the number of vintage watch auctions and the prices that some of the watches have fetched should tell you something about the market surrounding vintage watches. As a result, many members take to the forums today and reminisce about the time when nobody ever wanted a Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona, and yet, the very same watch today can fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars. Aren’t watch collectors a strange bunch?Source: WristTimes
3. A Week On The Wrist: The Rolex Datejust
Rolex is arguably more well known for its sports models such as the Daytona and Submariner, but the Datejust is just as important. Today, the Datejust collection consists of various models and in different sizes for men and for women. It is also one of Rolex’s most historically significant watches – it is the first automatic watch in the world to have an automatically changing date function. In this article, we take a look at the modern Datejust and also revisit its rich history.
4. The Seiko 6105 8110 / 8119 Diver, Thoughts on Vintage & An Owner’s Field Report & Review
Seiko is famous for its affordable dive watches and the 6105 was its second generation dive watch that was produced from the late 1960s to to 1970s. As far as vintage Seiko dive watches go, the 6105 is pretty collectable and notable because of its association with the Vietnam War and the fact that Martin Sheen wore one in Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now. This article shares the history of the Seiko 6105 and offers some tips on how to buy one and what it is like to own one.
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5. In Conversation with Kari Voutilainen
To say that Kari Voutilainen is one of the world’s top watchmakers would definitely not be an overstatement. As always, it is interesting to pick the brains of these masters, and this is an interesting interview with the man, as we find out where he gets his inspiration, who his watchmaking hero is, and why. Along the way, he also shares his thoughts about the use of silicium in watch and reveals some intimate details about the watchmaking industry in general.