Value in a story

This post is about perceived value from the perspective of watch buyers and watch makers or sellers. I argue here, that watch makers should increasingly look towards the value of storytelling to ‘create value’ for consumers.

Rolex takes on the grey market?

You’ve likely seen the news that Rolex will begin issuing certificates of authenticity to accompany pre-owned Rolex watches being sold by their authorised dealer (AD) network, as part of the new ‘certified pre-owned’ (CPO) program. I have yet to see any decent commentary on the subject, so here’s another sh*t analysis to add to the list.

Visiting Rexhep Rexhepi

The horizon, unlike the equator or North Pole, isn’t a static property or location on Earth. It is a local phenomenon, where the convexity of the earth limits visibility distance. If you take a 6ft tall person for example… their ‘visible distance’ would stretch just over 3 miles (~5km); whereas a bird flying at an altitude of 1 mile would have visibility stretching about 100 miles in every direction. Read on, to figure out what this has to do with watches!

Consumerism and respect

All watches are not for everyone… that’s the beauty of our hobby. If you don’t like a watch, that’s your business. If you’d like to offer feedback to the watchmaker or company selling the watch, that’s obviously a good thing, and they ought to appreciate it. Just remember that you’re dealing with people sometimes, and these people have emotions just like you do. It would behoove you to check yourself before delivering your opinions and feedback. Except for Hublot – those are just shit 🙂

NFTs and watches

Watches and NFTs might seem like a pointless combination; after all, we enjoy wearing the watches we own, so what’s the point of having a digital version? In this post, I dig into NFTs and conduct a few thought experiments and draw some analogies with the success of the famous Bored Ape Yacht Club.

A new way of pricing hyped watches

In a recent post, I discussed the notion that the “retail price” of a hyped watch is pretty irrelevant when it comes to your purchase decision on that watch. This got me thinking… perhaps there is a way for brands to capitalise on this, and approach the pricing and selling of hyped watches differently.