While travelling this week, we did a bit of watch spotting to see what people were wearing while travelling. We found four watches while on a layover in the Delta Sky Lounge. 3 were really amazing watches… 1 was fake!
Today we review the Rolex Daytona Ref. 16528 "Big Blue" . It is a unique watch from Rolex with a very special dial produced by none other than Singer - one of Rolex’s dial manufacturers.
Update video time! Our client, who bought an Omega Speedmaster Automatic 3510.50 from us was looking to update his watch collection to a Tudor Black Bay 79230N
A well-known YouTuber named KSI bought a new watch - here is what we think of it!
Buying vintage watches is always a nerve racking thing - especially if it is your first ever purchase. Watch our video as I explain my first vintage watch purchase!
We decided to look back on the past year and name two of the best watches we sourced for our site. They were both special, both with amazing stories and both with new (extremely lucky) new owner!
We have uploaded a new video letting you know who we are and the goals of our website - check it out!
You don’t see many modern watches on our site very often. This Black Bay is an exception because its story is exactly what we are trying to create here at Life on the Wrist. Oh, and just so you know, this watch has been to 6 of the 7 continents. So someone needs to take it to Antarctica!
One of the best things about the watch community is the people you get to meet. We ran into a collector of Tudor Date-Day’s and Rolex Day-Date’s who has an incredible collection and we are lucky enough to have one of his pieces on our site.
In our second part of “How Can we Learn from the Watch Industry?”, we discuss how non-watch-market related factors could have affected the 2011 disconnect in economic growth and Swiss watch exports.
Instead of hearing a story about a vintage watch, we decided to talk about the current watch market today! We introduce our new series, Watch Business, and analyze the trends of Swiss watch exports and economic growth.
Condition, rarity, q-rating and an amazing story. This Omega Seamaster has it all. Worn on the wrist of someone who worked on Capital Hill, the watch can probably tell so many amazing stories.
Rolex is desired by so many collectors due to its status, integrity and beauty. Stainless steel watches are on the rise, and this Datejust is rising with it. The collector from Belgium had few opportunities to wear it, which is why this 1603 is looking for a new owner!
The Omega Speedmaster can tell countless stories that play a role in the history of horology. But this Speedmaster was the connection between a father and daughter which to the owner, is the most important story of them all.
Sometimes, the watches we find have not had a very adventurous life. There is nothing wrong with a lack of adventure, perhaps the watches are worn on special occasions. This Tudor Prince Oysterdate, however, lacks adventure because it is continuously being sold. But with the rise of Tudor in watch collecting, we think we can find a home for it where it will live the life of adventure that every watch goes on.
The Regatta Timer is not a complication you see everyday. The watch we have today is a Memosail regatta timer from the 70's with an absolutely incredible blue dial.
Yesterday, we witness the most expensive wristwatch sell at auction. It is hard to put this historical moment into words, but here is our take on it.
Sometimes, we hear watch stories that we cannot comprehend to be true. Like buying a Rolex Daytona for $250. But imagine if you had that watch in your house for over ten years and did not even know it. This Audemars Piguet is the perfect example of an astonishing story that is hard to believe, but an amazing one to read about!
This week, we found two stunning 1960 35mm yellow gold Longines Automatics with their original boxes. These watches were gifts to two twin sons, which explains why the watches look identical! These dress watches speak to the elegance that Longines produced in the 1960's, and are as beautifully clean as the day they were manufactured. Read their story, and see them in our store!
Everyone looks for the full set, a watch that comes in its original box with its purchase receipt and international warranty. That is exactly what this Omega Seamaster from 1982 is. It was one of the first watches we curated for our store launch, and allows us to accurately tell you its story. Whats even better, is this Omega is definitely going to have many more adventures!