What is your bidding strategy on eBay?

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We know that many of you would never consider buying a luxury watch on eBay.  We get it.  There are countless horror stories.  Having said that, the vast majority of eBay sellers are legit and offer great products and services.  For those of you who do (or would) buy luxury watches on eBay, we’d love to hear your bidding strategy.  Please answer our survey question below.

Many of the luxury watches for sale through eBay are Buy-it-Now/Best Offer listings.  What is your initial bidding strategy for those listings? (Choose the one option that best describes your strategy)


Poll: Breitling Navitimer World – Blue or Silver Dial?

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Which dial color do you prefer on this Breitling Navitimer World – blue or silver?

(Try to vote independent of the strap/bracelet – just vote on the preferred dial color)


Rolex Datejust II: Fluted or Smooth?

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Rolex recently introduced the Rolex Datejust II with a smooth bezel.  Models with a fluted bezel are currently available.

So, which bezel do you prefer?  The fluted bezel or the smooth bezel?  VOTE BELOW!


Gold Casio = Tuxedo T-shirt?

We were browsing through PR Photos and saw musician Andy Grammer wearing a gold Casio watch.  So our question is this – is a gold Casio the watch equivalent of a tuxedo t-shirt?  Please share your thoughts in this important poll.

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Photos by PR Photos.


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.


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.


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.


Rate This Omega Speedmaster Legend

What do you think of this Omega Speedmaster Legend?  Please rate below: One star means you hate it, five stars means you love it!

Click here for more details on the watch.

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Commentary on Watch Madness – Round 1

We’re approaching the end of Watch Madness Round 1, so I thought I’d take a moment to comment on the results so far.  Take a look at the results (click to enlarge).  Any surprises?

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In the $0-$5,000 bracket, everything seemed to go according to plan.  Both Omegas won their first round match-ups.  I did think that they Baume & Mercier Capeland would fair a bit better – it’s new styling is very popular.  However, it was no match for the power of the Omega brand.

Many people would consider Montblanc’s victory over Tag Heuer an upset – but, Montblanc has been coming on strong in the watch world lately.  People like the big, bold, clean style of their watches.

It will be interesting to see who pulls out the final match-up: Omega Seamaster vs. Breitling SuperOcean Heritage.  Two popular brands, two cool watches.

In the $5,001-$10,000 bracket, everything played out as one would expect.  The IWC Portuguese Chronograph, Panerai Luminor Marina, Breitling Navitimer World, and Rolex Submariner Date are all VERY popular watches.  I thought that the Tag Heuer Monaco Chronograph might have a chance against the Panerai, but last year’s champion pulled it out.  I’m excited to see the results of the second round match-ups.  There are going to be some TOUGH choices.

There was a minor upset in the $10,001-$15,000 bracket where the Cartier Roadster chronograph lost to the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso.  Both are great brands, popular, and unique.  I believe that people have a love-hate relationship with the unique shape of the Roadster.  That may have hurt it’s chance for victory.

I’m not surprised that the Rolex Daytona beat the IWC Portuguese Yacht Club – however, the Yacht Club is one of my favorite watches right now.  It’s different.  It’s cool.  It’s harder to find.  And that hint of red really stands out.

The results in the $15,001+ bracket were a bit surprising.  I didn’t expect to see the Patek Philippe Nautilus lose in the first round.  And I was surprised at how handily the Patek Philippe Calatrava beat the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore.  Judging from those results, it looks like the classic, clean styles may do very well in this competition.  The Nautilus, Royal Oak Offshore, and even the Cartier Roadster chronograph are all a bit unique and all lost in the first round.  Seems like the Rolex President should defeat the Hublot Big Bang handily in the last match-up of the bracket.

Round 2 starts on Thursday afternoon.  There will be some very interesting match-ups.  We’re excited to see how things play out.  Click here to stay up to date.

Thanks for voting!!!