Watch Notes Of The Week: SIHH Exhibitors

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5 Watches from Brands at SIHH

The SIHH Exhibition is arguably the second largest watch event of the year and it’s about 1 month away (Jan 19). It’s celebrating its 27th anniversary! Richemont Group has the largest presence. Audemars Piguet and Richard Mille are the most well-known brands not from the Richemont roster. Below, are some current and past models offered by brands showing at SIHH.

Modern Rolex Boxes – Fake Spotting

P.J. IngenitoWatch Knowledge2 Comments

Rolex Boxes - 2 Real and 1 Fake

Sometimes unscrupulous sellers will pair counterfeit Rolex boxes with authentic watches in order to increase the prices they can realize for their preowned watches. Not having an original box for a used watch is no sin… After all, people move and misplace things.  You really can’t be expected to hold on to a box for the lifetime that the watch can last.  However, trying to fool someone into thinking a watch is more complete in … Read More

Should I Sell My Rolex?

Bernard WatchWatch Knowledge, Watch Tips3 Comments

Common Concerns When Selling A Rolex: I got it as a gift so is it okay to sell it? What if I changed my mind later? I might have some non-Rolex parts… I don’t have box and papers.. I’m not sure if it’s safe to sell online.. These are fair questions and concerns, and we’ll attempt to discuss the impact of these, as well as the effect on the buying process. So Should You Sell … Read More

SWATCH ETA Movements, Pushing Ahead With Hamilton H-21 and H-31

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With the introduction of the Hamilton H-21 and H-31 SWATCH has stepped up their game by providing two very significant improvements to the 40-year old Valjoux 7750 movement: Improved Power Reserve and Accuracy. Learn more about how this budget-friendly brand is bringing great innovations to consumers. We also goes into some minor detail on the (dwindling) supply of ETA ebauches to other non-SWATCH Group brands.

Ask A Watch Guy: When Is A Movement “In-House” or ETA?

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A Customer Emailed Us This Question: “About 11 years ago?? maybe more I purchased a GP Richeville from you. The watch is fine.  This week I took it  to a watchmaker I deal with, who checked it, and casually remarked that the movement was an ETA movement.  I just wanted to know if that was the way GP did that model?   And if one buys a GP how does one know if the movement … Read More

To Polish Or Not To Polish Your Watch?

P.J. IngenitoWatch Knowledge4 Comments

You received your brand new watch a few weeks ago and today, horror of horrors, you knocked it on the sink faucet giving your watch a bright shiny new scratch. Or maybe you work in front of a computer and the buckle is already starting to show the classic ‘desk diver’ swirls. Scratches are unavoidable. Some enjoy the authenticity of an unpolished case, the decades old scratches that tell the story of a vintage watch … Read More