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InsideHook: We Asked A Vintage Watch Dealer All The Ways To Spot A Fake

  InsideHook is the essential lifestyle guide for adventurous and established men those who have limited time, but discerning taste and a thirst for experiences. We recently teamed up with InsideHook's Rueben Brody to create an article on how to spot a fake vintage Rolex and some of the key things to look out for when looking at vintage Rolex timepieces. Check out the full article here and stay tuned for more updates and future collaborations with InsideHook!    

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Tudor "Snowflake" Submariner Ref. 7016/0

The Tudor “Snowflake” is the nickname given to the Tudor Submariners with reference numbers 7016/0, 7021/0, 9104/0, and 9411/0 which was in production from 1969 to 1975. Dial variants are commonly found in black and or blue and the watch can feature at date complication. The nickname snowflake comes as a result of the unique features of the reference range such as the square hour markers and a unique snowflake hands that were introduced by Rolex/Tudor to increase visibility in low light conditions. However, there is more to the Tudor’s Snowflake Submariner line than its unique and different visual features. The second-generation Tudor Submariners also marked the watchmaker’s shift from caliber 390 movements produced by Parmigiani Fleurier SA (Fleurier) to movements...

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How To Care For Vintage Watches

Collecting vintage watches is like collecting art: it’s an enjoyable hobby, and vintage watches are certainly pieces of art. Carrying such artistic, historical worth, while also still being functional timepieces is what makes vintage watches so valuable. Many older watches are delicate with fragile internal movements and pivots, as well as not made with water resistance. Despite how old a vintage timepiece is, it should be mindfully cared for and preserved to be passed on or sold for generations to come. So how do you properly take care of a vintage watch? There are a few important tips to keep in mind when it comes to watch care. We’re going to list them out today so you will be better...

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How To Avoid Buying A Fake Watch

Collecting luxury watches and vintage timepieces is a fun hobby, but it’s getting a bit trickier as more and more counterfeit watches are entering the market. Approximately 30-40 million counterfeit watches are being streamed into the luxury watch market every year, according to the Swiss watch industry. These counterfeit pieces are not only expensive, but very convincing. It’s now becoming hard to tell apart a fake luxury watch from a real one. If you collect high-end watches, it’s important to know what to look for so you don’t get duped and end up spending a lot of money on a very fake piece. Read along for a few tips to help you avoid purchasing a counterfeit luxury watch. Research, research,...

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Why Are Vintage Watches So Expensive?

Vintage watches, like Rolex, Omega, and Breitling timepieces, can cost a pretty penny and they are absolutely worth it. But sometime’s it is easy to wonder what makes them so much more luxurious than a watch you could buy at a department store today. Today’s your lucky day because we’re going to answer this question in a few paragraphs. Let’s learn why vintage timepieces are priced the way they are. Heritage and Historical Value Brands like Rolex, Tudor, Omega, and Breitling have been around for hundreds of years and have continued to innovate their watches all along the way. Not only that, but many of these brands helped pioneer advancements in technology, expeditions, and world discovery. For example, the Omega...

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