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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 5:19 pm Reply with quote
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Could it be that in our quest to collect the best and most perfect examples of the watches we love we are overlooking a possible future collectable.

The watch with a history.

I rarely see watches advertised as such and the emphasis is usually on condition or rarity.

What about the watch with a proven and documented provenance.

As such suddenly the condition is not as important because the watch has been used by the person who owned it.

It has a story and a history and it also becomes a one of a kind no matter how many were made.

The problem becomes how do we prove the history.

This is not a unique problem and is the same as a number of other collectables that have value due to who owned them rather than what they are.

Anything owned by famous people like sports stars or singers/actors or notable people is in the same boat.

I am not saying only watches owned by such are worthy but the same rules of proof of the story should apply.

With all the switching that is going on surely a watch with a proven provenance is becoming a more desirable item to collect, even if it isn't perfect.

Thoughts ?

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 5:22 pm Reply with quote
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I love this type of watch and collect same!

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 5:42 am Reply with quote
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Jon wrote:
I love this type of watch and collect same!


Me too...always have...have always collected watches with history.

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 3:51 pm Reply with quote
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I look for these also. Marine Timepieces can have fascinating provenances.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 5:39 pm Reply with quote
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Watch of the month for June ???????????

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 5:46 pm Reply with quote
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But, I need JC to do the photography for mine!

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Jon wrote:
But, I need JC to do the photography for mine!


I need to make the pilgrimage. Too bad they canceled the IndyCar Race on the streets of Boston. Maybe I can come out in late June. I have the races in Indy in May and I will be in Europe for the first 3 weeks of June.

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