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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Watch Bracelet Cleaning Tutorial

Watch BraceletSo, ya wanna clean your watch bracelet?  Are you sure that’s such a good idea? Have you really thought about this? What if you damage it? What if you ruin it? Does a watch bracelet even need to be cleaned?

Here are some short answers to the above questions: Yes. Yes. Yes. Ack. Ack. Yes.

Below are the long answers to the above questions.

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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 Three-Finger Rule

Rolex Jubilee BraceletDid you know that you can tell a lot about your watch by just three fingers? You can. I’ve actually touched on this subject before on my other site, Jonathan’s Diamond Buyer, about if you need too.

The three-finger rule, which I made up by the way, is to see if your bracelet is in good shape or not. Now, I didn’t make up the way to see if your watch bracelet is in good shape, but I did make up the name, the three-finger rule.

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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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Refreshing Your Watch

Panerai Watch Today we are going to step away from the series on watch anatomy for minute to talk about how to refresh your watch.  I am really fickle when it comes to watches, and I break up with them pretty easily.  It’s not a good quality, and I am trying to find the good in my watches and stick to them longer, but I get bored.

If you buy good quality then you know that you can get your money out, so it’s easy to put them on eBay or find a dealer and sell them and get most, if not all, of your money out. And, if you are a watch dealer, like me, it’s even easier to sell your watch and move on the next thing that has caught your eye.

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