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Latest Trends and Expert Tips

Gold

Can gold be a good investment? Gold is unarguably a perfect metal for designing jewellery; the most obvious reason being the colour, but also as ...

To set or not to set? What to consider when acquiring an aftermarket Rolex

You have purchased your Rolex watch – now what? Whilst some are happy to simply keep their newly acquired timepiece as it is, others go one step fu...

A Brief Guide to Pawning Your Classic Car

Classic cars have their charm and value. However, they may not be your everyday run-around, or even used for whole seasons when the weather isn't a...

How to Buy It

Expert Tips on Watches

All watch brands with a very few exceptions will depreciate immediately after purchase. There are a few such as the grand complication Patek Philippes which are in such short supply and high demand that they can immmediately be sold for a profit.

Reissued retro - the new cool!

On the 25th December 1969, the mechanical watch became obsolete when Seiko launched their first commercial quartz wrist watch. Nearly 50 years on and that obsolete technology is in remarkably rude health, and new watch launches are stepping back in time.

Cash, Cheque or Rolex..?

Urban legend is that British special forces members travel to remote parts of the world with steel Rolexes as emergency 'tradable community', but a more modern take on the "Rolex as currency" is the practise of buying a sought-after model to take abroad instead of carrying cash.