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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A. Lange & Sohne

A. Lange & Söhne – ABC of Watch Brands

A. Lange & SohneIn order to be a watch buyer or a watch collector you need to be familiar with watch brands across the entire spectrum of watches, from super luxury watches to utilitarian watches.  There are benefits to owning watches from all price points and all spectrums, and I want to educate you on the differences so you can make your own informed decisions.

You see, when you collect or buy, you have to be a collector for yourself.  Whether you are collecting because it is an investment or because it is something you love to look it or want, you can’t collect because of how it will impress others.  I want to show you that there are options and you don’t have to be rich to be a collector, although I am also going to be showing you the luxury lines as well.

To start, I am going to show you a luxury watch line that is so stunning this is definitely a watch that no man should own.

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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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Rolex Cellini – The Rolex Watch Series

Rolex CelliniThe Rolex Cellini is often not considered a “real” Rolex, but it is just as real as the Rolex Explorer or the Rolex Submariner. The difference is that this particular line was designed as the ideal timepiece for those who have an appreciation of true artistry and it is also the first watch that was produced in large quantities that gained chronometric certification.

This Rolex collection was developed in celebration of sculptor and goldsmith Benvenuto Cellini, and although often overlooked and undervalued as part of the Rolex family, once men and women are exposed to the line, they rarely turn back because of the beauty that this line presents.

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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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Rolex Watch Series by Jonathan’s Watch Buyer – Rolex Models

Rolex Watch DatejustI am slightly obsessed with Rolex.  I think it is the most superior watch on the market, holds its value better than any watch you will ever own, can be worn from the bedroom to the boardroom and then to the bottom of the ocean and is frankly just badass.  I have not found one thing about any Rolex watch I have ever owned that I dislike.

Because of this obsession, which I only felt would be fair to share with my all of my three readers; I am starting a Rolex watch series.  This is going to be a comprehensive series about the styles and model numbers for each style, so that when you go out and buy a pre owned Rolex watch or a brand new Rolex watch you will know without a doubt that the Rolex watch you purchase is true blue 100% authentic because this will be your number one go-to resource!

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Ceramic Watches – The Chanel J12 and Look-A-Likes

Chanel J12I have never been a huge fan of branded watches, and most specifically of watches that are from fashion design houses.  Call me a watch snob, but I find that fashion designers don’t always make the best watch makers, and they put out watches that look great, but don’t always run great and last in the long run.  Add to that the premium you are paying for the designers name on that watch, and I feel like you are getting ripped off.

Just one man’s opinion.

But, then a customer, who is an old friend, brought in her Chanel J12 that needed to be serviced.  She had dropped it and the crystal had cracked and it was no longer working.  I had never really examined the Ceramic Chanel J12 before.  This is my take on it.

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Rolex Watch Modifications, Are you a Believer?

Rolex Watch ModificationsIt seems that lately the rage is all about modifying your beautiful Rolex watch.  I am a watch buyer and a watch lover and most specifically a Rolex watch collector and fan, and I’m not so sure how I feel about the modifications that I am seeing on these Rolex’s.

I know that personally, although I think many of these looks are cool, I wouldn’t go and take my Sub or my GMT-Master and let anyone touch them with anything to make them other than the way they are supposed to be and Rolex intended them to be.  But, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t right for someone else.  After all, it’s free will and what’s good for someone else just might not be right for the other guy.

Something important to remember though, if you buy a Rolex watch that has been blinged out or modified in any way by anyone other than Rolex, it voids any warranty with Rolex and they will not do any work on your watch. Period.  So, be sure that whomever you purchase your Rolex from that did the work on it has a good warranty!!

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The Serious Sports Watch for the Serious Sports Enthusiast

yohan_blake_wears_richard_mille_tourbillon_at_the_2012_london_olympics_olc88I might have mentioned that back in the day, before I creaked when I got up off the couch, I was a boxer.  In fact, I was supposed to go to the Olympics for boxing in High School, but real life jumped in and the rest, as they say, has been a roller coaster ride of fabulous history.   But, what types of sports watches did I wear when I was clobbering people? I honestly don’t remember, but I doubt it was anything worth remembering!

Of course, now I am very particular about the type of Sports watch I put on when I go out for a run, and I am REALLY particular about the watch I wear when I watch my son, Jonathan, compete in his triathlons! Hey, I gotta represent!

Seriously, it’s important to have the ‘right’ watch for the right sport, so I am going to give you my all time favorite serious sports watches that I like to match up for serious sports enthusiasts.

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