Rolex & Patek Philippe: The Uncool Kids; Does FP Journe "Make" His Watches? AP Royal Oaks To Avoid

Rolex, Patek Philippe, IWC, and Zenith: tonight, luxury watch buyers and luxury watch collectors join Tim Mosso to discuss watches that have not aged gracefully. While we shame none, we name models challenged by eons including the Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust, IWC DaVinci, Patek Philippe 5091 Sculpture, and the Zenith Defy Xtreme. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky Dweller launched at Baselworld 2012 in full gold exclusively; a viewer’s question about the white gold Sky Dweller prompts notice that the Baselworld 2017 advent of the steel Sky Dweller led to the end of white gold Rolex 326930 production. Bad watch listings from Chono24 and eBay take center stage in the evening’s opener thanks to our eagle-eyed viewers on YouTube. A phony Audemars Piguet tourbillon opens proceedings but we end with regrettable real-life versions of the Audeamrs Piguet Royal Oak. We discuss FP Journe – both the man himself and his eponymous watch brand; there is a difference between “inventing” and “making” watches like the Chronometre Bleu, Centigraphe, Monopoussoir, and Chronometre Souveraine. Tim explains why he things the Carl F. Bucherer CFB A1000 movement is the most underrated and impressive caliber that watch collectors can purchase from a mainstream brand. A viewer’s question about collecting watches leads to an evaluation of the added value that a full set of boxes and papers can convey when a watch buyer choses to buy a watch. Is a Rolex Submariner 116610LV “Hulk” more sensitive to box-and-paper accessory pricing than a 1953 Rolex Submariner 6402? Tim explains the evolution of his thought process as he has purchased watches; in short, complete box and paper sets have become more important to him as he has grown as a watch collector. One viewer asks Tim whether there are any watches he hates, and Tim’s answer is unequivocal; no. Only counterfeit or frankenwatches deserve obloquy and invective. Win the Seiko Astron GPS Solar for October: Instagram: BUY WATCHES HERE: