Now is as good a time as any to discuss watches available on online marketplace Ruby Lane. If you think about it, luxury watches are precision-made technical instruments, they’re fashion accessories, and they’re an investment.
With more than 2,000 fine and vintage watches to choose from on Ruby Lane, and prices ranging from just $10 to about $30,000, you’re sure to find a style you like in a price you can afford.
Luxury watches for ladies
I’m a sucker for Art Deco. Throw diamonds into the mix and, I’ll admit it, I tend to ogle. Solvang Antiques offers a circa 1920 ladies platinum and diamond Art Deco wrist watch by Tiffany for $9,350 (the appraised value is $16,241). It’s a real stunner.
Another Art Deco wrist watch offered by Solvang Antiques is from Shreve & Co. Every bit as lovely as the Tiffany example, the Shreve & Co. luxury watch, circa 1930, features a platinum case with 18 karat white gold link band and restored original dial with 17-jewel movement. This beautiful watch is offered for $7,120.
A gorgeous 18-karat yellow gold ladies Art Deco watch, marked “Creation A.F. Souteyrand. Paris” is offered for $6,800. Made sometime in the 1920s or 1930s, tThe case and the bracelet are hand made in 18-karat gold and set with 33 diamonds. The seller, A.F.W. LLC, estimates the total diamond weight to be just over 2 carats.
Luxury watches for gentlemen
There are plenty of high-end watches for the gentlemen, too. (Or the ladies who like to wear a man’s vintage watch as a fashion statement.) A Rolex Big Bubble Oyster Perpetual Automatic Movement Watch 5029 is offered by seller Antique Jewelry Line from Philadelphia for $6,599.
Another Rolex, this one an Oyster Perpetual Rolex from 1954 is sold with a black leather strap and features an Oyster Perpetual automatic movement. It’s offered for $3,495.
If you invest in and wear a luxury watch, take care of it. Condition means a lot when determining the value of a fine watch. If you’re careless with your watch and you knock it around, it won’t look as fabulous and the resale value will suffer.
Keep in mind: All items shown here are subject to prior sale. As you browse Ruby Lane, you will often see that dozens of shoppers may have a particular item in their cart or on their wish list. Any item is just a click away from becoming unavailable.