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  1. Adventures in the Watch Trade- What I learned In 11 Years of Selling Watches.-Part 1



    This post has appeared elsewhere in the past. These are just some things that I observed over the eleven years of selling watches in a high-end boutique. I started in the industry in late 1999 and worked in one particular store for about six months before returning to work at a Borders Bookstore where I had previously been the Genre Fiction Supervisor.
    About a year later (August 2001), I took a position at another watch store, becoming the Senior Sales Consultant.
    I stayed
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  2. WATCH FORUMS ARE FOR THE SOCIALLY ASTUTE



    How many of us walk around major cities and see the new zombie culture? You know, thousands of people with their heads bowed over their smartphones, tablets, notebook computers, mp3 players, or even their smart watches. We spend hours in front of computer screens, at work and home, scouring the internet. If we want to schedule a meeting or even a date, we add it to the other person’s calendar. If we have a question, we send a text. We use apps to buy movie
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    Updated Nov 14, 2014 at 10:01 PM by bacari

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  3. WHAT MAKES A WATCH IDIOT SAVANT AN IDIOT?


    First, anyone reading this is most assuredly a Watch Idiot Savant (WIS) or aspiring to be one.

    So, what is a Watch Idiot Savant? Well, you know who you are. You are the person who leaves home with two watches for the “midday change” or “just in case.” You are the person who spends more time on watch forums like this than you do helping your kids with their homework. You are the person who puts scotch tape over the clasp of your watch so it doesn’t get scratched while typing
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  4. What started my interest in watches

    I remember the day like it was yesterday. I was watching a movie called The Skulls:



    A part came where the pledges were issued a nice new watch. I was astonished to see the most stunning watch that I've ever seen. It was the Breitling Old Navitimer:



    After that the search began. I've never ...
  5. eBay Follies

    If you begin to get serious as a vintage watch collector, sooner or later you’ll be tempted to bid on something for sale on eBay.
    This approach certainly makes sense. If you live in a rural area far from a large city, it may be your only option other than yard sales. In a larger center you have antique shops, vintage jewelry stores and even pawn shops, but out in the “boonies” eBay is your best bet.
    Even if you live New York City, eBay still looks good. For sheer variety of stuff out ...
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