Di­vin­ing the Fu­ture

Lux­ury watches can make great in­vest­ments, but find­ing the right one can be a mine­field. ex­plores the fac­tors that will boost your pur­chase’s po­ten­tial to hold or in­crease its value

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’m al­ways hon­oured when an ac­quain­tance seeks my ad­vice on mak­ing a pur­chase. First I ask if they have a favourite brand or if a spe­cific watch has caught their eye so I can gauge what might in­ter­est them from an aes­thetic point of view. But there’s al­most al­ways an­other factor on the po­ten­tial buyer’s mind—which watch will be the safest in­vest­ment? This is the most dif­fi­cult el­e­ment of the de­ci­sion, be­cause one can only make an ed­u­cated guess as to the fu­ture value of a spe­cific watch. Most in ex­pe­ri­enced horo­log­i­cal cir­cles will tell you to buy what you like within your bud­get, and to en­joy and wear it. But the fact re­mains that a watch’s abil­ity to hold its value or to ap­pre­ci­ate is an im­por­tant con­sid­er­a­tion, so here are a few guide­lines to help in mak­ing a de­ci­sion.

The mar­ket has grown to such an ex­tent in re­cent years that we are spoilt for choice.

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