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Here's what we got today:
Watch prices continue to tank 😡
OnlyWatch’s auction lots get released 🥳
TAG Heuer’s best Carrera yet?
Andersen Geneve’s Japanese-Inspired Guilloche Masterpiece 🇯🇵
The numbers above represent market trends in secondhand watch prices. The “Price“ column represents the average secondhand price for the top 30 watches of each brand.
Finally - a Good Looking TAG Heuer Carerra!
This year, few people expected TAG Heuer to release what is arguably one of their most exciting watches to date - the new Skipper Carrera. Multi-coloured sub-dials contrast playfully with the Carerra blue base, while sturdy pushers and a 39mm case ground the new Skipper in familiar territory. This is a watch for the kid in you. Especially if the kid in you happens to be a pro sailor.
Andersen Geneve’s Japanese Connection
If you’re a sucker for guilloché, AG’s Jumping Hours Rising Sun will floor you. Besides jumping hours in a window at noon and minutes on a sub-dial, the face is literally just guilloché. There’s one hand, and it’s barely noticeable. Pink gold and platinum create a vivid salmon tone, uninterrupted by numerals and such. In its minimalism and patterning, this is a pleasantly Japanese watch with a Swiss soul that’s proudly highlighted by its rarity - only 50 pieces exist in the world.
OnlyWatch Unveils Crazy Auction Lots
Eccentric. That sums up the selection of watches that are coming up for sale at the OnlyWatch auction this November. From an exclusive split-second TAG Heuer Monaco to a full-marble Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon, OnlyWatch’s wild designs and complex movements are sure to start conversations and end wallets… in the name of charity!
Marketing experts believe that people are more likely to buy these watches because that time resembles a smiling face. Honestly, the idea of a watch perpetually smiling at you is brilliant creepy, but… Whatever helps move units!
The Ultimate Collection (<5k Edition)
A sport, dress, and everyday watch for under $5,000… impossible (almost). This week, a limited edition Seiko diver, a mega-Bauhaus Nomos, and a monotone Yema field watch get you there with some change left over!
Seiko Prospex SPB297 (Sport watch) - Sure, at $1,500, this is expensive for a Seiko but it’s worth every penny. The oceanic detail in the dial, universal 40mm sizing, and work-horse 6R35 movement make this a diver that punches way above its class.
Nomos Orion 38 (Dress watch) - Bauhaus in all of the best ways, the Orion 38 is an extremely versatile timepiece. Throw it on under a tux - sex appeal. Match it with shorts and a tee - not so much. It’s playful yet elegant, with a traditional core - an in-house, manual winding movement. For $2,375, this is as much watch as you’ll ever get.
Yema Urban Field (Everyday watch) - Ever heard of Yema? Probably not. It’s a French brand that was once owned by Seiko. We love this Yema release as an everyday watch for its $950 price tag, ambiguous design, and easy-wearing size (37.5mm). It also looks great on Yema’s black leather strap, if bracelet isn’t your thing.
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