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Bob’s Watches moves into larger headquarters as it stretches towards $100m in used Rolex sales

Bob’s Watches moves into larger headquarters as it stretches towards $100m in used Rolex sales

Bob’s Watches, a specialist online retailer of vintage and pre-owned Rolex watches, has moved its corporate headquarters from Huntington Beach to a modern facility in Newport Beach, California. The new 10,000 square feet HQ has modern office space for up to 75 employees, allowing the company to continue on its rapid growth path. “This is a


Timex partners with Tesla to make watches that protect from electromagnetic pollution

Timex Group Luxury Division has signed a global licensing agreement with electric carmaker Teslar LLC for the design, development and distribution of Teslar-branded watches and wearables. Teslar has even shared technology with the watchmaker designed to protect people from dangers of man-made electromagnetic fields that increasingly emerge from electromagnetic-based technology, the companies say. Timex’s Teslar

Rolex authorized dealers hoard watches in desperate effort to save stock for holiday season

Demand for Rolex is so strong in the United States that authorized dealers (ADs) are holding back what little stock they get of the most popular models so that their best customers have a chance of buying one this side of Christmas. Retail analyst NPD says the situation is desperate as ADs try in vain

Auction of Panerai prototypes could elevate brand to investment class status

Soaring prices for luxury watches selling at auction is fuelling demand for Rolex, Patek Philippe and other brands as customers increasingly see prestige timepieces as assets that hold or even increase in value over time. Panerai could pull off the same trick this week with an auction of three unique prototype watches that cannot be

Crown & Caliber partners with Troverie for online trade-in program

Crown & Caliber and Troverie are joining forces to encourage collectors to trade-in more of their luxury watches and buy other new or pre-owned models. Crown & Caliber is an online marketplace for pre-owned luxury watches, while Troverie is an ecommerce business that has authorized dealer status for new watches with 16 prestige brands including

Carl F. Bucherer burnishes its watchmaking credentials by joining Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie

Carl F. Bucherer, the watchmaking business owned by global retail group Bucherer, has joined the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) as its 44th partner-brand. FHH was established in 2005 by Audemars Piguet, Girard-Perregaux and the Richemont Group. Its objective is to promote Fine Watchmaking worldwide. Carl F. Bucherer’s history dates all the way back

Mickey Mouse appears on Citizen watches 90 years since he made his screen debut

Citizen branded clocks have been seen for the first time in Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, nine months after the watchmaker and movie maker inked a multi-year partnership agreement. The potential of that agreement has already gone well beyond previous deals between watchmakers and Hollywood Studios. This year Citizen’s retail partners have seen the

Citizen premiers Alice in Wonderland-themed TV advertising for Christmas

Citizen is showing the breadth of the opportunities that its partnership with Disney provides by including music and characters from the movie maker’s classic Alice in Wonderland in its Christmas commercials. The White Rabbit’s song I’m Late plays as a real life white bunny hurries to a meeting with Alice and the Mad Hatter who

Horological Society of New York hopes to inspire children’s love of timekeeping at Manhattan exhibition

The Horological Society of New York (HSNY) is working with American watchmaker Bulova to promote the importance of watches, clocks and timekeeping to children. An event titled It’s About Time at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan opened on November 4 and promises to help youngsters explore the art and science of horology. “Time is an abstract

Top end watch market growing by 20% in the United States, according to NPD

Luxury watchmakers are moving towards this year’s holiday season buoyed by exceptional sales for the first half of 2018. Retail analyst NPD, which collects sales data directly from POS systems and ecommerce receipts of thousands of US retailers, says that the value of sales for the entire watch market was up by 8% in H1,