Classic watches aren’t just stylish, they’re investments for the stars

This story first appeared in the inaugural Watches supplement to The Hollywood Reporter magazine. What Goes Into a $100,000 Watch? On his wrist was an inconspicuous — to most eyes — stainless-steel Rolex. But any reasonably savvy Hollywood watch connoisseur would have recognized it as one of the most collectible timepieces of the past decade, […]

Babe Ruth’s 1923 Series Watch to be Auctioned in NY

Babe Ruth’s 1923 World Series championship pocket watch, for decades thought to be lost to history, is coming to a New York City auction, where it’s expected to fetch at least $750,000. Babe Ruth’s 1923 World Series championship pocket watch, which was thought to have been lost, is coming to a New York City auction, […]

Classic Swiss Watches of the Rich and Famous

Classic watches aren’t just stylish, they’re investments — watch dealers in the industry tell The Hollywood Reporter  who’s buying, and how to start a collection. This story first appeared in the inaugural Watches supplement to The Hollywood Reporter magazine. What Goes Into a $100,000 Watch? On his wrist was an inconspicuous — to most eyes […]

Patek Philippe Ref. 5146 Annual Calendar

Patek Philippe Ref. 5146 Annual Calendar As we enter the holiday season and approach the start of a new year, we continue our series of reviews on calendar watches. This week we feature Patek Philippe’s annual calendar watch with moon-phase, Ref. 5146; original photos are by WatchTime’s Nik Schölzel. In 1996 Patek Philippe became the […]

Omega Speedmaster ’57 Co-Axial Chronograph

For Vintage-Watch Lovers: Omega Speedmaster ’57 Co-Axial Chronograph By Mark Bernardo Omega Speedmaster ’57 Co-Axial Chronograph – white dial At Baselworld 2013, Omega introduced a retro-styled version of its well-known Speedmaster chronograph watch, the Omega Speedmaster ’57 Co-Axial Chronograph, named for the year of the first Speedmaster’s release and featuring that original model’s straight lugs […]

You Shouldn’t Overlook the Rolex Explorer

The Rolex Explorer is often overshadowed by the Sub, the GMT, and certainly the Daytona – those watches that always bring down good money at auctions and were worn by dictators, diplomats, and an assortment of just really, really cool guys. But I’ve found that the more one starts to understand the murky, occasionally merciless […]

Tips for Buying Vintage Watches

Whether you’re buying out of sentimentality — say, you want to own a watch from the year of your birth — or simply for investment purposes, education is the most important factor when it comes to buying, or collecting, vintage timepieces. people often struggle with the purchase of a vintage watch. Below are five bullet-point […]

Collecting the Omega Speedmaster

Collecting the Omega Speedmaster is All About the Details A Professional model Omega Speedmaster, with spearpoint second hand. The Speedmaster is one of the most challenging modern watches to collect because the number of changes made to the line over the last 50 years. The year 2007 marked the 50th anniversary of the introduction of […]