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.


Rolex DateJust Lady 31 Model 178271

Rolex DateJust Lady 31Lately the watches that have come across my desk have been so gorgeous I want to buy them all for my wife, and myself but alas, my wallet and my business don’t work that way. Most of the watches that I buy go into our vault here at work and stay there for months before they make into a new wrist or are sold on eBay.

Sometimes they are traded with other watch dealers, which is always great, depending on what the trade is for, but this beauty is one of those watches that when it comes in, any watch dealer is thrilled for a few reasons.

1. It’s a relatively new model
2. It’s a midsize ladies model
3. It’s only a couple of years old and in excellent condition
4. It’s rose gold and stainless
5. It’s scattered diamonds around the bezel


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.


Rolex Air-King – The Rolex Series

When it comes to buying a Rolex, you can’t go wrong with any of the models, but if you want to get your feet wet with Rolex without breaking the bank, the Rolex Air-King is the watch to get.  The Rolex Air-King has been around since 1945 and it is a variant of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Model.  This is one of those watches that is classic in its style and simple in its design.  It is a timeless model and also has an important history.


Exclusive Watch Auction – Sotheby’s Saturday Watch Fever

On 11 May 2013, Sotheby’s Geneva will have Saturday watch fever by presenting a watch auction that will feature over 400 different brands that cover two centuries of watch history.  This sale has been curated to include some of the finest timepieces from the 19th century through the present day.

If you are lucky enough to be able to visit or bid on any of these luxury watches, you can expect to find watches from Rolex, Patek Philippe, IWC and Auedmars Piguet.  The total sale from this watch auction is expected to raise more than ch 6.5 million.


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!


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.


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!!


The Watch Buyer Recommends: Five Watches No Man Should Live Without

Watch Buyer RecommendsHave you ever wondered which watches you should absolutely have in your watch box? We aren’t talking about watches that will lose their value over time, but watches that will stand the test of time and that if you ever need to sell them to a watch buyer you will be able to sell them for almost the same amount, if not more than what you bought them for.

Not only will these watches retain their value, but they will retain their looks and never go out of style, because classic is always trendy and if they are taken care of, they will last longer than most marriages!  Every so often this watch buyer will make recommendations of watches that you can’t live without, and today here are five that no man should live without.