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What to look for when buying your first luxury watch

August 26, 2016

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By Katie Pfeffer

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3 thoughts on “What to look for when buying your first luxury watch”

  1. Mischa Spanhak says:

    Dear Kattie,

    Very happy with the article, you have a feel for the industry. With 20 years of experience and a resumé of 110 brands, my advice would be to differentiate the market.

    -The Exquist Top 10 Watch Brands
    A.Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Breguet, Roger Dubuis, F.P.Journe, Girard Perregaux, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Ulysse Nardin

    -The Great Top 10 Watch Brands
    Breitling, Cartier, Hublot, IWC, Jaeger leCoultre, Omega, Panerai, Rolex, Tag Heuer, Zenith

    -Uber Watches A Class Of It’s Own
    Christophe Claret, Devon, Dewitt, Greubel Forsey, Grönefeld, Harry Winston, HYT, MBF, MCT, Franck Muller, Ressence, Richard Mille, Romain Jerome, Romain Gauthier, Urwerk, Vianney Halter…and many more.

    As a direct result of watch companies focussing on different styles of clients, they will overlap more of the above classes.

    Mischa Spanhak
    Connaisseur du temps

  2. Carmela Cruz says:

    Buying a luxury watch for the first time is not quite easy. There are some things you have to consider in order for you to find the perfect watch to complement your personality and style. Take your time to study your options. Anyway, Biltmore loan and Jewelry also agree that the budget, brand, style, and size are the things first-time luxury watch buyers need to know (read more here: It is important to consider these factors discussed in the article so that you can get the most suitable timepiece.

  3. Andrei says:

    The mentioned brands are all great. Worth noting is that there are brands more exclusive than Patek Phillipe such as Grönefeld, LEROY, MB&F. There are also more entry-level luxury watches for a more modest budget. See all the luxury categories starting with $500 to $1,500 at