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Passiontalk – Watches with Charisma

Condition, condition, condition! It’s become the horological equivalent of the old expression about buying property – location, location, location! But what does condition actually mean? And how do we qualify such a term that is arguably entirely subjective? Is the best possible condition a watch…


Phillips ‘Auction 4’ Preview

It’s that time of year again when Geneva plays host to auctions that boast some of the finest watches in the world – and this year will be no different! Our friends at Phillips invited me to a preview of the watches and there were,…


‘Issued 2’ – A Celebration of Issued Watches

One of the most enjoyable aspects of the vintage watch collecting scene is the opportunity to meet up with like minded enthusiasts and share our passion. The most famous get together for vintage Rolex and Tudor collectors is the annual Rolex Passion Meeting, established by…


Phillips Geneva May Sales Preview

We talked about the Phillips auction last week and picked some of our personal favourites from the catalogue to share with you. On Saturday evening, as part of the ‘Issued London’ weekend event, we attended a Phillips Geneva May sales preview  of selected highlights of…


The Journey of Acquiring a Great Watch

My love for vintage watches started with old Oysters from the 1950s and 60s. I used to collect the Rolex sale auction catalogues and loved the vintage Oysters with the multitude of dial variations and reference numbers. My first vintage watch was a Rolex Air…