Celebrity Watch Style File – Panerai Watch Style

Panerai Watch StyleI love my Panerai and I am always thinking of how to style it.  I even gave it an update when I added a new band.  What’s so great about the Panerai is that it really is a watch that can be worn by anyone and can go anywhere and the price point is fantastic.

So, I decided that I wanted to start a new feature called Celebrity Watch Style File, which will feature different watch brands that celebs wear, different movies that watches were worn in and what is trending in the celeb world of watches.

I could start with Rolex, but that’s too obvious, and since I have the Panerai, I thought that would be a great choice!

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Banneker Watches and Diamond Empowerment

banneker watch frontI don’t consider myself a trend maker or even a trend follower.  I like to go for things that are tried and true and that I know are classics.  I am a collector.  But, with that being said, I do follow the trends when it comes to fashion forward sites and watch sites and I also follow the trending news stories.

In New York at the Jewelers of America Show this year, which I didn’t get to go to this year, co-founder and senior strategic adviser to The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF), Dr. Benjamin Chavis, discussed the importance for industry members to connect with today’s global consumer through their social outreach programs.  This is something that the Diamond Empowerment Fund has done beautifully and helped so many people in the process. 

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Rolex Style: Summer Submariner and Sox

Rolex StyleI have been doing a lot of thinking about this blog and site and what I want to accomplish here.  I want to buy your watches and I want to sell you watches, but what I really love is to style the watches that I am getting, and yes, I love to style my own watches.  It’s amazing what the change of a band can do paired up with a couple of awesome bracelets and some fab shoes and you have a smoking outfit!

So, I am going to start to show you how I like to style and change this from just a blog about watches to a blog about style and watches and men’s style and well just fun. 

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Rolex and Wimbledon – Tradition, Tennis and Time Keeping

WimbledonRoger Federer might be wearing a Rolex watch and the official tennis face of Rolex and Rolex might be the official timekeeper of Wimbledon, but Roger Federer is no longer wearing that Rolex watch on the hallowed grass courts of Wimbledon in 2013.

Roger Federer was beat in the second round by the number 115-ranked Ukrainian, who up to now, no one had ever even heard of.  Well, now we have, and the question I want to know is this, did Roger’s Rolex lose anytime during this 4 setter.

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Watches & The America’s Cup – A Long History

The America's CupThe other day I was watching this special on TV about the new catamarans that were sailing in the America’s Cup.  I can’t remember what channel it was on, but it was intense.  These things can literally fly across the water and they are a new racing breed of boat and will just be tried out on the water in a race for the first time in the 34th America’s Cup.

This is such a big deal, because it is big bucks to build these boats, and it’s not just the boat makers and the computer giants and big brands that get behind these racers to make these races happen, but the high-end watches as well.  Look at Rolex and yacht racing and now there is JeanRichard as the official timepiece of the classic rivalry between Oxford and Cambridge.

But, what does this have to do with The America’s Cup? Everything.

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The Vintage Watch & A Pitch

Jonathan’s Watch Buyer has been delving into the vintage watch market more and more these past few months and we have been buying some amazing watches. In fact, we are becoming one of the best places in Houston, Texas and the surrounding areas to sell your vintage watch.  And, there is no question that our eBay store is the best place to buy a vintage watch, as we have the best prices and the best selection.

But, enough of the sales pitch.  Actually, I take that back.  This article is going to be ALL sales pitch.  I don’t do sales pitch often.  I like to write articles that inform and will help you decide what you want and know how to buy, but this time I want you to see what we have, and more importantly, I want you to bring your vintage Rolex watches, Patek Philippe watches, Cartier watches, Omega watches, Audemars Piguet watches and all other watches, including pocket watches to Jonathan’s Watch Buyer.

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What Kind of Rolex Watch Style Defines You?

Rolex Watch StyleI’ve already said that you can call me Sporty.  And, I am sporty.  I don’t go for watches that are elegant; it’s just not my style.  I appreciate them and love to look at them and love to collect them for the value that they represent and even buy them for Jonathan’s Watch Buyer, but I don’t wear them.  I have these really big ham hands, and now I’m all scarred up, because my dang dog bit my thumb while I was teasing him, long story.

Anyway, because Rolex is my favorite of all watch brands and I am a bit biased when it comes to writing, collecting and discussing Rolex, I thought I would do a post about the various Rolex watch styles and then in the comments, I want you to tell me which Rolex watch style you are and why!

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The Pocket Watch

Pocket WatchTo me there is nothing more beautiful than a pocket watch, and I sometimes wish I lived during the days when men wore pocket watches on chains and hung them in their pockets.  I think pocket watches are elegant and beautiful, especially when they are well made and in fabulous vintage condition.

I have to admit that I don’t see a lot of pocket watches come across my desk as a watch buyer, but I did get to see the most fabulous pocket watch I believe Jonathan’s Watch Buyer has ever owned to date.  A Patek Philippe made for N. Matson & Co. in Chicago 18 kt. Gold pocket watch.

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What Your Watch Style Says About You

I’m Sporty.  In fact, you can call me Sporty Sergio if you want.  My wife, she’s Fashion.  We are Sporty and Fashion Nuncio, and we named ourselves after our watch style.    Does this make you want to break out in a Spice Girls song? It does for me, because it reminds me of the Spice Girls and how each of their names were indicative of their personalities: Sporty, Scary, Ginger, Posh and Baby.

When you buy a watch, the watch style is also a function of your personality.  It says who you are.  Are you sporty or a fashion icon? Are you contemporary or traditional? No matter which watch style you do go with, or even if you like to switch off, what you are strapping on your wrist is going to say who you are that day and how you are feeling.

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Watch Collecting – What To Look For

watch collectingI am a watch collector. I collect a few things, but I love watch collecting. There is nothing more satisfying than collecting things that go up in value. Of course, not every watch has been a good investment. Some have gone down in value. Some I have had to give away for a song because I wanted to break up with them. I can be fickle with my watches!

But, I have learned so much about what is worth the time and money and what will give the best return on the investment with it comes to watch collecting, that I thought it was time to pass on that knowledge to my readers who are either watch collectors or just starting on their journey.

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