Who enjoys the best of us?

One of life’s greatest ironies is how often we treat friends, co-workers and even strangers … better than we treat our own family. We often preserve the best of ourselves for those who mean the least… Surely, it ought to be the other way around?

A short story about amassing wealth

I attended a conference this week and met a young fellow who, I went on to discover, was worth over £100m. He told me the insane story of how he got this wealth, and thought I would share it with you.

Why every budding watch collector needs a mentor

There are many watch collectors who have been collecting for several decades, and have seen and experienced countless watches over the years. Particularly in today’s hype market, this fact is more relevant now than ever before… because these more experienced collectors have had the privilege of experiencing the watches without all the associated ‘noise’ that comes with hype. They have a perspective which many will fail to gain through experience today. This post is about why budding collectors should seek their advice and learn from these veterans.

Social status and watch collecting

Social status is formally defined as “a person’s standing or importance in relation to other people within a society” and yet, people often think of status exclusively in terms of wealth. The truth is, the concept of social status is at play everywhere; In every situation where we get the feeling that we are of value to other people, or where where we feel even an iota of elevation in our relative social position. The universal human desire for status greatly influences our culture, as well as our own behaviour and the ups and downs of our mood… turns out, this probably has a lot to do with our hobby as watch collectors too!

Mr. Miller and the three red marbles

We hear stories every day about people making a difference in a quiet and unassuming way. Those are every-day heroes… demonstrating care and compassion, not expecting anything in return. This story is a beautiful example of that.

Do you have the right to sell your watches?

Anyone who has been collecting watches for more than a couple of years will recall a time when they were able to buy today’s most desirable watches right out an authorised dealer’s display cabinet. Today you might be labelled a “flipper” and blacklisted by a brand for selling something you rightfully own and should be able to do with as you please. Is that right?