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Bob’s Watches News: Most Memorable Featured Stories

December 9, 2021

BY Paul Altieri

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For over a decade, our goal has been to bring honesty and transparency to the watch industry and to create an environment where individuals can buy and sell pre-owned luxury watches at their true, fair-market prices. Ten years ago, the idea of someone buying – let alone selling – a watch online was almost unheard of (especially one that costs thousands of dollars), but this industry has evolved a lot since this company was first founded, and we are thrilled to be part of such a remarkable community.

Watch collecting is becoming a more mainstream hobby and over the years, we have been featured in a lot of different magazines and publications. Sometimes it is because we are doing something new within the industry, and sometimes it is just to offer some insight about what buyers should look for when buying a watch or how they can get the best deal possible. From Forbes and The Wall Street Journal to our own backyard with the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register, below are some of Bob’s Watches most memorable featured stories.

The Wall Street Journal

Most Memorable Featured Stories

The Wall Street Journal – In a Collection of Luxury Timepieces, One Rolex Stands Out

  • Article: In a Collection of Luxury Timepieces, One Rolex Stands Out
  • Author: Christina Binkley
  • Publication Date: March 15, 2016

We buy and sell hundreds of authentic luxury watches each month, and these timepieces come from some of the most famous and prestigious manufacturers in the entire world. As you might imagine, the owner of such a company would also have an extensive personal collection of fine timepieces, but which one do you think would be their favorite?

In this article from The Wall Street Journal, we take a closer look at a watch of this description and get a little insight about what exactly makes it so special. As you can guess from the title of the article, it is definitely a Rolex, but you will have to read the full story to find out which one!

Bob’s Watches Wall Street Journal full story here.

Forbes

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Forbes – Bob’s Watches Brings Transparency to the Fraud-Filled Market for Used and Vintage Rolexes

  • Article: Bob’s Watches Brings Transparency to the Fraud-Filled Market for Used and Vintage Rolexes
  • Author: Susan Adams
  • Publication Date: July 25, 2016

Transparency has been one of the fundamental principles of Bob’s Watches since day one, and we openly publish both the buy and sell prices of every model listed on our site. We are often referred to as the “Kelley Blue Book of Watches” because anyone can go onto our website right now and immediately find out what it costs to buy a watch, and also how much they can expect to receive if they plan on selling it.

Today we are known as the leading online source for pre-owned Rolex watches, but the goal behind all of this is to create a safe, fair, and efficient marketplace for people to buy and sell authentic luxury watches at their true open-market prices. This article from Forbes takes a closer look at the history of Bob’s Watches and why we choose this 100% transparent approach when it comes to luxury watch prices.

Read the full story here.

Los Angeles Times (Daily Pilot)

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Los Angeles Times (Daily Pilot) – Newport’s Bob’s Watches Is World’s Largest Online Rolex Exchange, Hands Down

  • Article: Newport’s Bob’s Watches Is World’s Largest Online Rolex Exchange, Hands Down
  • Author: Hillary Davis
  • Publication Date: January 17, 2019

It is incredible how much this company has grown since it was first founded more than ten years ago. We are now headquartered in a freestanding, 10,000-square-foot building located in Newport Beach, California with additional offices in both Florida and New York, but this has been the product of years of ongoing growth, thanks to our dedicated staff and amazing customers.

A little over three years ago, we outgrew our previous location and moved into our current Newport Beach headquarters. This 2019 article from the Daily Pilot via the Los Angeles Times talks about the growth of the company, our current offices, and why we choose to call Orange County our home.

Read the full story here.

Barron’s (Penta)

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Barron’s (Penta) – How to Buy Luxury Watches for 40% Off

  • Article: How to Buy Luxury Watches for 40% Off
  • Author: Stacy Perman
  • Publication Date: April 21, 2017

Certain luxury watch brands such as Rolex and Patek Philippe are famous for having ultra-desirable models that are entirely unavailable at a retail level and that sell on the pre-owned market for values that are multiple times greater than their original brand-new retail prices. However, this is hardly the case for every brand and for many other luxury timepieces, a significant savings can often be found by shopping on the secondary market.

In this 2017 article from Penta via Barron’s that discusses how a growing secondary market is detracting from global retail sales of luxury watches, we were cited as an example of how our transparent pricing model within the pre-owned sector helps to demystify luxury watch prices. Publishing both the buy and sell prices for every model on our site creates a reliable way for buyers to find out the true market value of watches that they intend to purchase, and it prevents other pre-owned dealers from overcharging their customers.

Read the full story here.

The Orange County Register

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The Orange County Register – Wanna Sell Your Rolex? Bob’s Watches Pivots From Sale to Resale Online and by App

  • Article: Wanna Sell Your Rolex? Bob’s Watches Pivots From Sale to Resale Online and by App
  • Author: Hannah Madans
  • Publication Date: January 29, 2017

The luxury watch industry has grown a lot over the course of the past decade, and an increasing number of people are becoming interested in studying and collecting watches each year. As one of the most trusted names in pre-owned Rolex with more than ten years of experience buying and selling some of the world’s most exclusive luxury timepieces, we often get asked questions about the watch industry and its current trends.

In this 2017 article from our neighbors at the Orange County Register, we sit down for an interview to discuss everything from the growing popularity of luxury timepieces among women to the advent of smartwatches and the overall state of the industry. Plus, we also talk about some personal favorite models and one of the most expensive vintage Rolex watches that we ever sold.

Read the full story here.

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