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WuW Live: Brian Govberg Talks Patek Philippe, Rolex, & More!

Buy, sell, or trade your watch here: www.thewatchbox.com Tim Mosso and Brian Govberg discuss brands, as you've never seen them on our channel: brand-new! Brian Govberg is the third generation of the proprietors of Govberg Jewelers of Philadelphia, an authorized dealer of over fifty luxury watch brands. In this episode, Brian answers your questions from the perspective of an authorized dealer of Rolex, Omega watches, Patek Philippe, IWC, Panerai, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and more. Brian declares that waiting periods for the ceramic bezel Rolex Daytona 116500LN reman months long at authorized dealers around the world. Tim shares his story about the "watch that got away," an Omega Speedmaster Professional X-33 that he once had a chance to purchase for $800 US - on the titanium bracelet - through the Omega military purchase program (Tim was U.S. Navy). Brian opines on the durability of luxury watch fashion trends including bronze watches, blue dials, NATO straps, and skull-dial watches. Tim joins Brian in predicting that grey dialed watches (generally ruthenium or rhodium-plated) are the next big thing. Finally, Brian addresses one of the biggest rumors in high horology; what exactly do you have to do to work into the good graces of Patek Philippe for a grand complication (i.e. minute repeater, tourbillon, split second chronograph) or limited edition such as the Nautilus 5711P or Nautilus 5976/1G? Like the purchase of a LaFerrari, the purchase of a Patek Philippe exceptional piece begins many moons and many watches prior to [Stern family] approval for final purchase. Join us for an uncommon night of insights into the world of the luxury watch authorized dealer!