Used IWC Portuguese Chronograph 3714 – Perfect Dress Watch?

“Perfect” may be a stretch, but the IWC Portuguese Chronograph is one of the best dress watches out there.  It’s dressy, but also looks a bit sporty.  At 40.9mm, it’s big, but not overpowering.  And it’s an IWC – one of the best brands around.

IWC knows that it has a hit on its hands.  The aggressive price increases are proof of that.  The watch now retails for $8,600!!  I don’t remember the historical retail prices, but I seem to remember the watch being priced in the 6s not too long ago.

Never fear – you can still snag the watch for a reasonable price on the second hand market.  The pre-owned models sell for $5,000-$6,000 depending on a number of factors – condition, box/papers, buckle, etc.

If you find one, don’t be afraid to move quickly.  These watches sell fast.  And after the initial depreciation hit, they hold their value.

Check out the silver dial model available on eRelyx: IWC Portuguese Chronograph 3714


Watch of the Summer: Tag Heuer Formula 1 WAC1214.BA0852

Fun. Sporty. And a little flashy.  This Tag Heuer Formula 1 is a great woman’s watch for the summer.  The best part about this watch is that it transitions from day to night very well.  It works well for the beach or the sports fields and for a dinner out on the town.

Retail price is $3,000, but we’re only asking $1,899 for this unworn model.  Check it out here.


Rolex Submariner Date – Best Holiday Watch Gift

If you’re looking to buy that someone special a luxury watch, I don’t think it gets much better than this!! A Rolex Submariner Date.  Classic.  Good investment.  Extremely versatile.  It’s a no-brainer!  Check out the Rolex Submariner Date on eRelyx.


Collectors Alert! Rolex GMT-Master II Pepsi

Want to buy a watch and get paid to wear it?  Then the Rolex GMT-Master II Pepsi is your watch.

Let’s look at the facts.  Rolex is the most well-recognized watch brand in the world.  The sport models are Rolex’s most popular models.  Rolex stopped making the “Pepsi” models several years ago.  Rolex raises their prices every year.

We’re not betting folks, but it would be hard to imagine this watch being worth less than $7,000 in 5 years.  So, you’ll essentially get paid to wear it!!

Click here to check out our Rolex GMT-Master II Pepsi on eRelyx.


Watch Stories: Vintage Heuer Monaco

We’ve been lusting after a genuine vintage Tag Heuer Monaco Chronograph (or Heuer Monaco, if we’re being accurate) watch for many moons now. Not only is it an awesome-looking watch, the Heuer Monaco is also a hot collector’s item, and makes for a real conversational piece.

So this got us to thinking-  what’s the story with this watch that makes it so desirable (and so darn hard to find)?!?

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Back in 1969, the Heuer Monaco debuted as the first chronograph watch to feature an automatic movement. Additionally the Monaco was the first SQUARE chronograph watch available on the market.

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Beyond its technical innovations, the Heuer Monaco (another fun fact- the TAG Heuer brand we know today did not exist prior to the 1985 TAG Group’s acquisition of the Heuer brand), has a culturally rich past. It was originally conceived in honor of the 1969 Monaco Grand Prix (hence the name), and came to notable fame when actor Steve McQueen wore the watch in the 1971 film Le Mans (a cult favorite among racing fans). The watch has since become synonymous with McQueen and in 2003 Tag Heuer reintroduced the watch in response to McQueen’s popularity.

steve mcqueen heuer monaco in 1971 film Le Mans

If you are looking to purchase one of the original Heuer Monaco Chronographs, it is important to keep in mind that the original Monaco was discontinued in the mid-70s. Tag reissued the watch with a new design in 1998, and many of the “Steve McQueen” models you see out there are the reissued, modern version of the original Monaco.

Vintage Heuer Monaco Chronograph watch

With such a (comparatively) small window of production with the original Monaco watches, there is certainly a very limited pool of original vintage models out on the market today. So if you find one, or have one to sell, let us know! After writing this article, we’re itching for one of these legendary watches even more.

(photos c/o google image search: & watchanish)


10 Reasons We Love Breitling

10. In 1936 Breitling became the official watch supplier to the Royal Air Force. Royalty + Planes = Things that are really cool.

9. John Travolta (aka our childhood crush, Danny Zuko) is a Breitling spokesperson.

8. The Breitling colors are black & yellow. The Boston Bruins colors are black & yellow. Gotta love that. #BostonPride

7. The Madison Avenue Flagship Breitling store. It’s just SO cool.

6. Justin Timberlake (our current crush- swoon) wore a Breitling Chronomat B01 while filming the 2011 comedy, Friends with Benefits, w/ actress Mila Kunis (also, swoon).

5. A partnership with elite car manufacturer, Bentley Motors. You know the saying- Two luxury brands are always better than one!

4. Outer. Friggin. Space. Need I say more? In 1961, astronaut Scott Carpenter wore his Breitling Navitimer while making “Space Race” history as the 2nd American to orbit the Earth.

3. In 2010 Breitling introduced their very first in-house movement, the Caliber B01. With so few luxury watch brands manufacturing their own movements, this can only add value to the Breitling brand.

2. Consistent ranking among “Top Watch” lists- see here, and here.

1. They make good-looking watches. Need proof? See below:

Want your own Breitling watch to love? Well, you’re in luck! We currently have 3 amazing Breitling SuperOcean Steelfish currently for sale on eRelyx!

PLUS, *this week ONLY, take an EXTRA $200 OFF their listed price!!!

Use the Checkout Code: ERX200BSS

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Suit & Tie… & Watch

Yesterday the whispers began… Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z performing in Fenway Park this August. Could it be true? I’ll tell you one thing, if it is, I will find someANY way to make sure I am there.

As a child of the 90s, spent idolizing boy-bands like *NSYNC, you can imagine my enthusiasm over hearing JT would be coming to Fenway.  Then you factor Jay-Z into the equation? Well, that’s a whole different ballgame entirely.

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Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love Jay-Z an unnatural amount… like, a “recite-the-lyrics-to-the-entire-Blueprint-3-album-in-my-sleep” amount. (Seriously. Ask the bartender at the karaoke place down the street. Actually, on second thought- don’t do that. But do take my word for it).

So, in honor of the ultimate duo of all time (in my humble opinion), and in hoping that the rumors around town are true- we bring you some fun watch trivia from the duo’s “Suit & Tie” music video.

As we learned on Hodinkee- Jay-Z appears to be wearing a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Ultra Thin for most of his appearances in the video. It’s always nice to see a highly-esteemed brand like JLC getting some recognition in pop culture. It’s also fun for us to see the Jigga-man in a more traditional style of watch, as compared to the flashy Audemars Piguets and Hublots we typically see him wearing in his everyday life.

To learn more about the Jaeger Reverso and Jay-Z, click here or head on over to the Hodinkee blog. 


Are these the best 12 stainless steel watches for men?

Departures magazine recently published a slide show of the “12 Perfect Men’s Steel Watches.”  Click here for the entire slideshow.

The brands on the list include:
Patek Philippe
Vacheron Constantin
Tag Heuer
Audemars Piguet
FP Journe
Carl F Bucherer
Raymond Weil

What do you think about the list?  I noticed two things as I scrolled through the list.  First, no Omega, Breguet, Panerai, IWC?  Wow.  That surprised me a bit – and yes, I understand that there can only be 12. Second, I didn’t like many of the watches.  Sure, I’d wear an $800K FP Journe because it’s a work of art, but it isn’t exactly gorgeous.


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Cartier Tank Francaise – Perfect Holiday Gift?

In a couple of weeks (probably last minute), men will be rushing around trying to find the woman in their life the perfect holiday gift.

Well, this is it!  The Cartier Tank Francaise watch.  She will love it.  And it will send the right messages:

1. You care about her.
2. You have good taste.
3. You’re willing to spend money on her.
4. You’re smart (saving all that money on pre-owned).
5. You’re thoughtful.

There you have it.  Check out the Cartier Tank Francaise watch on eRelyx. Retail price is $4100.  Our price is $2599!!  Pre-owned in excellent condition.

If you still need help, check out our friends at giftplum for ideas.

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Rate My Timepiece, Rate My Watch, Most Popular watch, Watch Reviews, Watch Opinion

Have you ever visited a watch forum?  If you have, you probably noticed that there’s a daily thread devoted to wrist shots.  The old, “What are you wearing?” thread.

Every day there’s a new thread.  The old threads just get lost in cyberspace.

So, we decided to create a website dedicated to sharing pictures of your watch(es).  It’s called Rate My Timepiece.  The idea is simple – upload your watch photos for others to enjoy and rate.  Don’t want to upload your photos? Just get on there and check out what others have uploaded – and feel free to share your opinion.

It’s a great way to browse watches to discover what you (and others) love!

Check it out:

The system is set up to handle almost any brand under the sun: Rolex, Cartier, Patek Philippe, Tag Heuer, Breitling, Omega, Panerai, IWC, and many, many more.  Enjoy!!