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Luxury Watches: Time Will Tell
There are other reasons. Old-fashioned pocket and wristwatches with oldfangled mechanical movements are popular with collectors and those who want timepieces that aren't run by batteries. Some people like watches that tick. Some like classic watch faces from the 's and 's. And some simply like watches that wind. Watches with mechanical movements require more care, at greater expense, than battery-operated quartz models.
Kaveree Bamzai 26 Jul, THEY MEET AS often as they can, swilling single malts and admiring their latest acquisitions, the movements of a complex series of gears and springs, the variation of the tiny hand measuring the passage of seconds, the pattern of the self-winding pendulum or the manually wound mainspring, or just contemplating the next object of their attention. They are grown men, with businesses, wives and children, but when it comes to their pricey baubles, they can be rendered quite childlike. Kathuria is the kind of man Pranav Saboo can relate to. The Chandigarh-based Saboo has every plan to make both even more exclusive when he launches the first boutique in the country to sell watches from global independent watchmakers to discerning Indians.
Investing just a few times that much will not only buy a beautiful timepiece, but yield one that is much more likely to retain its value over time--pardon the expression. In a few rare instances, the watch may actually appreciate if you buy a quality instrument and take good care of it. Like most quality watches, the Patek is mechanical--driven by a mainspring. But the buyer should also look for something a bit out of the ordinary in new or used Swiss watches, such as a stopwatch second hand, known as a chronograph, or some other distinctive feature. These tend to retain more value than standard karat gold watches, which sell for several thousand dollars when new. But there are ways to spend less and still get a high-quality watch. One is to buy in Hong Kong, since discounting is rampant there.
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By Alex Williams. As tattooed rockers, tech bros and Instagram influencers pile into the tweedy world of watch collecting, prices for sought-after classics from brands like Rolex, Omega and Patek Philippe are shooting up. In some cases, they have doubled in just a couple of years.
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