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The Value of Standing (or Avoiding) the Test of Time

Though the form still flourishes today, what we now consider vintage “tool” watches were produced from the 1950s to 1970s—their inherent artistry, engineering, and layout led to use at great depths, heights, pressure, speed—all manner of expedition or adventure.

When assessing today’s buyers’ views on vintage “tool” watches, whether a Rolex “James Bond” reference 5508, Zodiac Stainless Steel “Sea Wolf” Reference 722-946B, or a Rolex GMT Master II Reference 16710, never mind the myriad other makers and references that exist, it is interesting to note two sides to the value coin: patina vs.Read More

Heuer: The Timekeeper of Formula One

Wristwatches and automobile racing have been closely linked to each other since the early 20th century. In a sport so heavily reliant on speed and times, having an accurate and accessible timekeeper is paramount. Modern chronographs, the predecessor to the stopwatch, were created in the early 19th century and were primarily used for artillery. Through the 20th century, chronograph wristwatches transitioned for use into other activities such as diving, submarine maneuvering, and airplane piloting.… Read More

Gem Gossip: Auction Results, Skinner Fine Jewelry

This post is republished with permission from the blog Gem Gossip: Endless talk of all things sparkly, and was created in collaboration with LoveGold.

Auction Results: Skinner Fine Jewelry, September 10th, 2013

My first attempt at bidding online at a jewelry auction was loads of fun and way easier than I thought! I decided on Skinner’s Fine Jewelry Auction on September 10th, which was convenient for me with my work schedule – I was able to watch live while typing up appraisals.… Read More