WatchBox Studios: The Trading Desk
049: Cheaper Alternatives to Hot Watches

049: Cheaper Alternatives to Hot Watches

May 16, 2019

Some watches are selling for way higher than their retail value on the pre-owned market, so what's someone to do if they're interested in one of these hot pieces but don't want to spend a fortune? Well luckily for everyone, the world of watches is a big one and there's alternatives for a ton of the most popular watches.

Josh is joined by Israel Colon, director of operations, to discuss the topic of alternate watches for popular models. Whether it's a Patek Philippe Chronograph 5070G, the Nautilus 5711, or F.P. Journe, there's comparable watches from brands like H. Moser & Cie and Vacheron Constantin to call upon. And who best to know what watches and where to look than 2 members of our sales team! So tune in and see if anything peaks your interest!

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/O8T2fDzrNFI 

Buy, Sell, and Trade watches with Josh: www.thewatchbox.com 

Shop Pre-Owned Patek Philippe: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/patek-philippe/

048: The 5 Biggest MISTAKES People Make When Buying Watches

048: The 5 Biggest MISTAKES People Make When Buying Watches

May 9, 2019

As the pre-owned market continues to expand, you might find yourself adrift in a sea of watch pages and websites trying to decide how best to proceed. Do you go for the more expensive Rolex or a simpler Nomos? How much research is needed to make the best choice for you? When hunting for your next watch, you might want some guidance before dropping a pretty penny on your next timepiece, so Josh and Jason are here to help!

They see a lot of watches come and go in their everyday trading life and have a lot of experience hunting for that perfect next watch. Today, they're bringing a collection of tips that you can follow to avoid getting burned on your next purchase. Should you go for quality or quantity? What about finding a new seller? While it might seem like a lot, the duo are here to help try to simplify your watch buying experience and find that next perfect match!

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/yop57JpEVqo 

Buy, Sell, and Trade luxury watches with Jason and Josh: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned Hublot: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/hublot/ 

047: Vintage Watches - Good Value or Big Scam?

047: Vintage Watches - Good Value or Big Scam?

May 2, 2019

Vintage watches offer different designs and shapes than what you can get today but is the condition and baggage that some of them come with worth it? Some people love collecting vintage watches because of the increased rarity compared to watches that are still in production but others have been burned before by bad conditions and problems with the movement.

Jason is here tonight with Mike Manjos, whose filling in for Josh, to discuss the vintage market. They analyze some watches from brands like Patek Philippe and Rolex and how they've performed on the marketplace. They also use their experience as traders to explain things to be weary of when looking at vintage watches.

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/cbMpMYWtg2g 

Buy, Sell, and Trade luxury watches with Jason and Mike: www.thewatchbox.com 

Shop Pre-Owned Patek Philippe: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/patek-philippe/ 

046: Rolex & Patek Philippe - Will the Bubble Pop?

046: Rolex & Patek Philippe - Will the Bubble Pop?

April 25, 2019

Will the Rolex and Patek Philippe bubble ever pop? As of today's date (4/25/2019), Patek Philippe and Rolex stainless steel sports watches are selling in the secondary market for incomprehensible premiums. Are the prices of Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Audemars Piguet ever going to slow down?

On today's episode of the Trading Desk, Jason and Josh evaluate the secondary market prices we're seeing for certain models from Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, and F.P. Journe. The prices were seeing are well above retail, and the issue of getting new models at retail from your AD is near impossible. The craziest part? We're talking stainless steel sports watches! Not precious metal, dress watches. Sports watches...

More specifically, they'll be analyzing the Rolex Daytona (116520), Patek Philippe Aquanaut (5167a), Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph (5980/1a-001), Patek Philippe Nautilus (5711/1a-010), Audemars Piguet Royal Oak (15400st), Omega Speedmaster Snoopy Moonwatch (311.32.42.30.04.003), and the F.P. Journe Chronomètre Bleu.

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/tT20PPqEsAI 

Buy, Sell, and Trade luxury watches with Jason and Josh: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned Rolex: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/rolex/ 

045: How To Get Your Friends Into Watches

045: How To Get Your Friends Into Watches

April 18, 2019

Do you love watches but have friends who are more unsure of the hobby? Perhaps you've been trying to figure out how best to introduce them into the world of watches we all love? Where Jason and Josh are here to try and help you convince them! With timepieces from brands like Oris and TAG Heuer, the duo will explore entry-level watches and how their appeal could help you convert a few more people to the industry!

Win a Rolex Milgauss 116400GV: http://swee.ps/jdjOtseVX 

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/74-uZ3obrTI 

Buy, Sell, and Trade luxury watches with Jason and Josh: www.thewatchbox.com 

Shop Pre-Owned Longines: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/longines/ 

044: Richard Mille: Good Value or Over-hyped?

044: Richard Mille: Good Value or Over-hyped?

April 11, 2019

Richard Mille is rocked by some of today's biggest stars like Rafael Nadal and Margot Robbie. But is it all hype? What value do the watches actually hold and how impressive is their horological prowess? Josh and Jason are here to discuss the watches and brand in-depth and to make the case for each side. What do you think? 

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/4V1wU_7U_U0 

Buy, Sell, and Trade luxury watches with Jason and Josh:www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned Richard Mille: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/richard-mille/

043: Lange or Patek?

043: Lange or Patek?

April 4, 2019

Patek Philippe OR A. Lange & Söhne? When it comes to quality of finishing, case and movement materials, and accuracy -- which brand does it better? Lange or Patek?

In this episode, Jason and Josh are going to do side by side comparisons to highlight key differences between Patek Philippe and Lange finishing techniques. They'll also analyze secondary market value of both brands and mention some of the hotter watches from these brands as of 2019.

Would you rather rock the A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual (410.032E) or the Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar (5270R-001)? How about the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk (140.029) or the Patek Philippe Nautilus (5712G-001)?

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/lPaxzfZGYmg 

Buy, Sell, and Trade luxury watches with Jason and Josh: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned Patek Philippe: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/patek-philippe/ 

Shop Pre-Owned Lange: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/a-lange-sohne/

042: Audemars Piguet Trending Down?

042: Audemars Piguet Trending Down?

March 28, 2019

What's going on with Audemars Piguet? After a controversial showing at SIHH 2019 with the Code 11.59, the brand behind the Royal Oak has seen a down-tick on the pre-owned market as of late. Watch Traders Jason Mane and Josh Thanos are here to explain why.

For "This or That" this week, Josh is sticking up for AP with the Royal Oak Offshore Diver Black Mega Tapisserie Dial (Ref. 15703ST.OO.A002CA.01) and Jason is pitting it up against the Rolex Submariner "Hulk" (Ref. 116610LV).

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/h8k8hYmLmpE 

Buy, Sell, and Trade luxury watches with Jason and Josh: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned Audemars Piguet: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/audemars-piguet/  

041: Baselworld 2019 Reactions!

041: Baselworld 2019 Reactions!

March 21, 2019

Jason and Josh are here with their fresh Baselworld 2019 takes! They'll be talking about the new watches from a trader's perspective. Stay tuned to our YouTube channel for more Baselworld 2019 coverage. Tim has already gone live with his reactions to releases from Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Grand Seiko but there's still more to come as the event continues throughout the week!

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/6-7qZyALbLs 

Buy, Sell, and Trade luxury watches with Jason and Josh: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned Grand Seiko: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/grand-seiko/ 

040: Hot Watches of the Week

040: Hot Watches of the Week

March 14, 2019

Jason Mane is taking it solo this week with a breakdown of the top 5 most viewed watches on thewatchbox.com along with a bonus segment covering some other hot watches from Omega and Audmars Piguet! If you want to dive deeper into the Rolex, Omega, and MB&F watches from this episode, click on these links to view them on our website!

https://www.thewatchbox.com/shop/pre-owned-mbf-horological-machine-no-2-limited-edition-20-drrtl-r/ 

https://www.thewatchbox.com/shop/pre-owned-rolex-submariner-116610ln-14/ 

https://www.thewatchbox.com/shop/pre-owned-rolex-gmt-master-ii-batman-116710blnr-15/ 

https://www.thewatchbox.com/shop/pre-owned-rolex-date-15210/ 

https://www.thewatchbox.com/shop/pre-owned-omega-vintage-speedmaster-moon-watch-chronograph-3570-50-00-3/ 

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/gXMLDSnxi5M 

Buy, Sell, and Trade luxury watches with Jason Mane: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned Omega: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/omega/