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Is vintage the way to go? I personally have not put one on my wrist, but have seen a lot more enthusiasm lately around Instagram and friends/family around purchasing vintage watches.
Everything vintage to me represents something different than present day items. Now that probably doesn't make sense to a lot of you, but it's crystal clear to me. I tend to put an emphasis on historical items pre 1990 (the year I was born) as positive and great! Anything before my time i view as a must have. So when applying this concept to vintage watches, it showcases a different type of style - and I believe it's trending in the watch community!!
I came across an article mentioning why we are currently seeing a rise in popularity. It is believed to be drive by social media, and the growing quality of images/information of vintage watch content online! Now, you tell me, which vintage watch should i buy?!
Which Vintage Watch should I buy?!
Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona.........
is for SALE! You heard me correctly, that watch is up for auction! This watch is going out for auction on October 26th, a few days before good old Halloween. This definitely would be a conversation starter at those boring holiday events also :) But with how much this is expected to be going for, you'd be hosting your own Holiday party aligned with yachts, helicopters, and the more expensive version of Dom Perignon!
Avid vintage watch lovers think that this watch may sell for over $10 Million!! This 1958 Rolex Daytona was a gift from Newman's wife, Joanne Woodward. Even though this beautiful and rare watch was a gift, it seemed that Paul Newman saw it as a tool overall. I mean, he wasn't wrong! He gave this watch over to a person named James Cox when he was helping repair a treehouse on a Newman property and he went over time. Because he didn't have a watch to tell time (to see if he was over time or not) Paul decided to give him his own!
Because of all of the coverage that is currently occurring around this watch, we should expect to be in for a good fighting auction!!! We'll see who will score ..... what are your bets on this? What number do you think it will go for?!
How much $$$ Do you think it will sell for?
Check out another great video from Hodinkee chatting with John Edelman. There are some really great watches in this video and take a look at the vintage Rolex Daytona, a definite great!
Read the full article at Hodinkee!
I was at lunch today catching up with an old friend and he asked a very unique question....
does wearing a rolex make you more confident??
it was a very interesting question as I sat there thinking about it. Initially when I put my first Rolex on, I felt different. Call me naive, but I thought everybody would notice! In reality, the only people who commented on the watch, were other Rolex enthusiasts! The more and more I wore it, the more it became who I was. When I wasnt wearing it, I felt naked! Overall, let us know how you guys feel when wearing your watch. Hopwfully you all feel .....
You must already know this as this is some old news, but Rolex was named as the most Reputable Company in 2017 by YOU, the consumers! This is actually really cool to hear! An article, which you can read below, states that....."that companies with a strong sense of purpose who are committed to improving on all dimensions of reputation – especially governance and citizenship – tend to be the most highly regarded."
Rolex comes in first beating out names such as Apple, Google, Intel, & Rolls Royce. Now thats a big deal! Let us know what you think!
Do you think they deserve first place?!