WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GO ABOUT BUYING VINTAGE WATCHES? IS THERE A PARTICULAR PERSON OR RESOURCE THAT I SHOULD LOOK TO FOR ADVICE?
don’t know they like something until they’ve tasted it. A simple, elegant watch, with an intriguing design and backstory, should be enough to spread the bug. Avoid any watches that are sold at a store that traffics in baseball caps and chain wallets, though. your sport, your complicated, and your wedding watch. The world of vintage watches is full of legendary tales of one-offs, misspells, and limited run pieces — and equally fraught with knock-offs, copies, and straight up fakes. Educating yourself is the first step to finding the right piece and protecting yourself from getting ripped off, but it is not enough. Fortunately for us all there are a good number of dealers online and off that are universally trusted in the watch community. Canada is unmistakably fortunate to have the likes of Derek Dier of watchestobuy.com and Darryl Lesser of darlor-watch.com, as well as the go-to sites yorktime.com and watchfinder.ca. While there will always be enviable stories of great watch finds on Ebay and second-hand stores, you can lose a lot of money on excitable speculation, so it’s best to do your research before you get too stoked. purchase to rub away minor scratches from old acrylic crystals, but toothpaste works just fine. Other than that, it’s best to have a professional address any serious injuries.
Alligator Watch Strap ($130) by Jean Rousseau