Wednesday, January 27, 2010

On Becoming a Luxury Watch Collector…

Part of the appeal of collecting something stems from our childhoods spent hoarding comic books, stamps, stickers, sports cards, coins, etc. The thrill of seeking out something to add to a collection brings an inexplicable joy. Collecting luxury watches such as a Patek Philippe, Omega, Tag Heuer, and the like are no exception to the fascination and satisfaction brought about by being a collector. Seeing the endless array of Patek Philippe watches, Rolex watches, and other cutting edge timepieces created by the finest watchmakers is just as exhilarating to a watch collector as vintage cars are to automobile enthusiasts. The fascination that watch collectors have with the latest styles, mechanisms, movements, and precision of luxury timepieces makes them want to collect more and more Patek Philippe watches, among other luxury watches.

Thinking of becoming a luxury watch collector? Here’s how:
While seeing the many styles of Patek Philippe, Omega, IWC, Panerai and others stimulate your passion to start collecting luxury watches, the hobby doesn’t allow you to instantly pick out a luxury watch simply because it looks appealing. If you are serious about becoming a watch collector, it is best to develop your collection slowly. Try and gain insight on the luxury watch making industry as the more information your have, the more likely it is that your Patek Philippe or other similar brand watch becomes an integral and lasting addition to your collection.
With the many Patek Philippe, Longines, Chopard, etc. styles to choose from, where should one start in luxury watch collecting?  As a newbie luxury watch collector, start by choosing a Patek Philippe watch for work, a Tag Heuer watch for sporting activities, a jeweled Chopard or Bvlgari watch for dressing up, and perhaps another Patek Philippe or Omega watch for casual events. As you gain more insight on luxury watches, your collection can be expanded to different types or styles of watches. For example, you might consider collecting the different types of movement watches, which involves the engineering of a luxury watch. Or you might consider a collection on complication timepieces or even watches with perpetual calendars such as the ones offered by Patek Philippe and other brands. The possibilities are endless and the choices are almost infinite.
Lastly, seek out publications that focus on the ins and outs of Patek Philippe and other luxury watch brands. Join social groups who are into luxury watch collecting. Watch collectors have a wealth of information they are eager to share to help you become successful in your luxury watch collecting efforts.

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