Ben Flajnick Sports a Cartier Roadster

Love him or hate him, you’ve got to admire his taste in watches! Bachelor Ben Flajnick is a Cartier guy – he was frequently spotted on ABC’s The Bachelor sporting a Cartier Roadster and a Cartier Tank Solo. Check him out below wearing his Cartier Roadster Chronograph. Seems like he always has something attractive on his arm! Click on the thumbnails for larger images.

PS – that’s his fiancee, Courtney Robertson.

Photos by PR Photos.

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Rolex Daytona – White or Black?

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The Rolex Daytona is one of the most iconic watches around.  Do you prefer the white or black dial? Vote in our poll below..and then check out the results.


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This or That: The Used Luxury Watch and The Flash Sale Site

We love flash sales. That little surge of joy that runs through us just around lunch time when our inbox is flooded with the day’s daily sale email. In fact, I can’t even bear the thought of paying full price for a pair of designer jeans anymore because I just know in a week I’ll get the Gilt Groupe alert that they can be mine for 40% less than I saw them for on Newbury St.

However, we’ve noticed lately that sites like Gilt, Beyond the Rack and Rue La La have been hosting curated sales of one-of-a-kind vintage & pre-owned luxury goods. From Chanel & Louis Vuitton handbags to couture fashions from boutiques like What Goes Around Comes Around to, of course, watches from the more notable brands like Cartier & Rolex… So how does the flash sale model measure up when it comes to the pre-owned luxury watch market?

Well, you guessed it, the answer is- not well. Yesterday, our beloved Rue La La launched an exclusive Cartier & Rolex pre-owned watch sale. In terms of breadth of inventory- the sale was certainly impressive. We panned pages and pages of Tanks, Roadsters, and Datejusts- all appearing to be in impeccable condition…

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But what wasn’t impressive was the pricing. $6000 for a Pre-Owned Stainless Steel Rolex Submariner? Seemed a bit outrageous- especially when you considered there was no indication of box or papers with the watch and the Final Sale / No Returns policy in small print.

Theirs:

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What would that same stainless steel Rolex Submariner watch, pre-owned, in like new condition, go for on eRelyx? Well, we currently have one listed here for $5390. And that includes original box and a 3-day window for returns.

Ours:

We’re certainly not trying to hate on RueLaLa (we are huge fans) and we adore them for their amazing prices on apparel and accessories from our fave contemporary designers- but we do think its worth shopping around for a better deal when it comes to making that pre-owned luxury watch purchase online.

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eRelyx Luxury Watch Survey – April 2012

eRelyx recently conducted an online survey to better understand the buying habits and preferences of luxury watch consumers.  Our goal was to understand where luxury watch consumers are and are not buying and selling luxury watches and the reasoning behind their choices.

While there a several takeaways from the survey results, one in particular stands out – REPUTATION IS KEY.

It’s not particularly surprising, but it certainly re-iterates what we have said all along: Buy the retailer/seller first and the watch second.

Below are the results from a few of the questions.

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N=107. Most survey participants are members of watch forums and/or are luxury watch enthusiasts on Facebook.

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Hamilton Pan Europ 1971 Chronograph Limited Edition – UNWORN!

A few weeks ago we blogged about a Hamilton Pan Europ 1971 Chronograph Limited Edition watch.  It’s a very difficult watch to find – new or pre-owned.  Not surprisingly, we sold it very quickly.

We’re excited to report that we just added an UNWORN model complete with box, papers, and hang tags to our inventory.  It won’t last long!!

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

Click on the thumbnails below for larger pictures – this is the exact watch we have in stock.

Below is a video of the other Hamilton Pan Europ 1971 that we recently sold.

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Sofia Vergara Wears a Gold Rolex Daytona Watch

No big deal.  One of the hottest female celebrities wearing one of the hottest watches on the market.  We were browsing People.com and spotted this gem – Sofia Vergara wearing a gold Rolex Daytona.

Could we be any more in love?

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If you remember, Sofia has been spotted wearing another ultra-hot watch: Cartier Ballon Bleu.  When it comes to watches, she gets it.

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Top photo by People.com; bottom photo by PR Photos.

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Large Cartier Ballon Bleu in Stainess Steel W69012Z4

The Cartier Ballon Bleu is one of the hottest watches on the market. They have been seen on countless celebrities – both men and women. AND, they’re very tough to find pre-owned in like new condition. That’s probably why we’re so excited to report that we just added a large pre-owned stainless steel Cartier Ballon Bleu to our inventory – and it’s in like new condition with box and papers. Check out the pictures below!!!

The watch retails for $6,200. We’re asking $4,899. Click here for more details on the Cartier Ballon Bleu!

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Celebrity photos by PR Photos.

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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph 2201.50

One of our clients is parting ways with his amazing Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph.

Watch is almost brand new (purchased 2/2012)!! Someone is going to get a beauty. We’ll get it cleaned up and posted on the site for sale. In the meantime, let us know what you think in the poll below.


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IWC Portuguese Yacht Club – Black or White Dial?

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One of our favorite watches on the market is the IWC Portuguese Yacht Club. But which one do you prefer – the white dial or the black dial?  Vote below.

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Holly Madison Remains Loyal to her Gucci Wrist Watch

We haven’t blogged about Holly Madison in quite some time.  But when she showed up to an FHM event in Las Vegas wearing her Gucci watch, we just had to share the pics.

Check out Holly and her Gucci watch below.  Click on the thumbnails for larger images.

Click here to see our other blogs about Holly Madison.

As you can see, Holly’s new watch is a diamond-studded version of her old watch.  Nice upgrade!

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Photos by PR Photos.

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