Vintage Watch Blog.
Vintage watches have really taken hold in recent years. From collectors to famous designers to celebrities, they are all wearing and looking for their next vintage watch find. Needless to say, the prices for watches with a cult status have skyrocketed. A “cult status” simply means that these watches are in high demand and extremely sought after. An example of this is the Rolex Paul Newman Daytona which singer Adam Levine has been photographed many times wearing his. When these celebrities go viral with their latest vintage find there is a
spike in the price and demand of these pieces. There is another more sinister
phenomenon as a result of a watch becoming cult status – lots of fakes flood the market. That said, here are some steps to take if you are looking to spend money on a vintage timepiece with cult status. 1. Find yourself a reliable and knowledgeable watchmaker. This step is critical and often overlooked. You’ll want a watchmaker that you can bring your watches to for inspection to determine condition and authenticity. Finding this person can take some time (often longer than a return policy) – so do it first. You’ll also want this relationship when your watch needs service. 2. Talk to your watch dealer on the phone. Look, I know everything can be done over email – but a lot can be said about the value of a live conversation. Ask your watch dealer for references, history of the piece you want to buy and as many questions as you want. If you want documentation of the answers from the dealer ask them to send it to you in an email. If you start to get the feeling he/she isn’t too willing to answer your questions or doesn’t respond well in any way – move on. These conversations can shed light on the dealer (good or bad) that otherwise goes unnoticed 3. Know the return policy and terms in case you are not happy with your purchase. Return policies vary widely and in many cases, dealers have an “all sales final” policy. If you are an inexperienced buyer, be sure to have a return policy in place that allows time for your watchmaker to inspect your purchase. 4. Lastly, do some research about the watch you want to buy and know as much about it and how it should appear and operate.
Adam J. Dubilo, founder of Adam Vintage
Mailing: 7 E Circle Dr. E. Longmeadow, MA 01028
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