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Rock around the Clock

Famous musicians and their watch collections. One of the biggest collectors in the music world is Ed Sheeran – something he says was encouraged by his good friends Elton John and John Mayer. From a Richard Mille RM 38-01 Tourbillon G-Sensor Quartz TPT showpiece to a Patek Philippe 5130R, and Patek Philippe Nautilus 5726A, a Hublot Big Bang or two, the IWC Pilots watch mark XVIII and a fair few vintage classics in-between.  It’s no secret Elton John’s watch collection is considered as one of the finest in the world. Brands... Read More

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The Rolex Submariner

Further to the news Rolex is still holding off any new models this year due to Covid, we take a good look back at one of Rolex’s best sellers instead. There is no doubt about it; Rolex is the name when it comes to luxury watches. They are the brand with the most passionate fans and collectors, and the biggest name everyone turns out to see at Basel.  Currently in stock right now at Watch Buyers we have the Rolex Submariner in blue, black and green. The Rolex Submariner was... Read More

24/01/2021
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The man behind Hublot

The French name, Swiss watchmaking company, owned by an Italian – so who is behind the company? Carlo Crocco. The watch entrepreneur and founder of the Hublot – worked in the family watch making and watch selling business. However he preferred his own ideas and designs and wanted to create his own watches in a style not seen before.  You might not have heard his name, or seen him in the press too often. He’s a discreet quiet man, by all accounts happier at home with his family, pets and... Read More

18/11/2020
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Five watches to put on your list to Santa!

Time to think about that Christmas wish list – or perhaps just narrow down what you deserve to treat yourself – its been a bit of a year after all. Last years everyone had the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5976/1G on their list – but it was a mere dream even if you had hit the top of the good list;  as only 1,300 Patek Philippe Nautilus 5976/1G were produced to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this iconic timepiece. Maybe now Santa has had enough time to track one down for you? ... Read More

12/11/2020
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Watches for President!

Looking back at our favourite wrist watches as worn by American Presidents, past and present. President Franklin Roosevelt wore a Tiffany watch with movado movement – he also, like presidents before him, had a highly engraved pocket watch, but was often seen sporting his Tiffany gold dial watch with brown leather strap.  Dwight D Eisenhower got his steel Heuer chronograph (yes Heuer was the precursor to todays Tag Heuer) when he was stationed in Germany during the second world war. He was also the first President to wear a Rolex. Not just... Read More

22/10/2020
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Rolex; Real estate or luxury watches?

As news of Rolex opening another top boutique in London – Knightsbridge this time – comes during the covid period of quiet, it causes more comments and questions over the number of outlets Rolex have over the lack of stock and availability.  Fans of the brand say it is simply another flash store full of ‘older ladies Rolex’s’ and not any that any one really wants. But is that the case? Clients who can afford Rolex claim only very select hand picked customers have access to anything new or ‘rare’. The... Read More

21/10/2020
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Luxury Watches in the Pandemic

Obviously when the covid crisis first hit peoples priorities were simply food, medicines and staying home safe. But has this changed? Or have we reached a turning point for the luxury watch market?

22/05/2020
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Watches of the World leaders

They hold our lives in their hands and a have an awful lot of power at their fingertips, but what do they wear on their wrist? It’s interesting to note that only two of the world leaders actually wear watches made in their own countries. French president Emmanuel Macron sometimes wears the Merci LMM-01, which of course was created in France,  whilst Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prefers the Seiko Automatic 29 Jewel SARC013 watch which was made in his native Japan. There are seemingly two types of timepieces worn by... Read More

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Watches with Altitude

Whilst you might find the skier on the average slope wearing a Garmin or similar did you know Rolex have got you covered too with the ideal luxury watch for at the top of the mountain range? Introduced by Rolex as ‘An iconic high-altitude companion’ the Rolex explorer is the finest timepiece of choice for all explorers, mountain or otherwise.  It’s a real classic Rolex, and totally deserving of its ‘Iconic’ status . Brought out in 1953 as the ultimate expedition watch, the Explorer is designed for legibility in the... Read More

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Watches as seen at the Oscars 2020

Kanye West seen at the Vanity Fair afterparty wearing a Ikepod Hemipod Dual Time Chronograph. Not the first time he’s been seen sporting this particular watch, its known- just like its wearer –  as a somewhat of a quirky avant-garde ‘nobody else has it’ taste.  Spike Lee has made many a magazine column showing off his timepiece -a circa 2018 rose-gold Rolex GMT-Master II. Appropriate of course as the Spike is newly announced mentor of the Rolex Brand. One of the best looking colour ways of the Rolex, in our opinion.... Read More