Buying Rolex: New vs. Vintage Rolex

By Robert-Jan Broer Just to warn everyone up front, this article concerns my personal opinions on buying and collecting Rolex watches. Whether one likes it or not, one cannot deny that Rolex still gets more attention from watch consumers than any other watch brand. I respect Rolex for what it is … [Read more...]

Collecting Vintage Omega Watches

Introduction I’ve long felt that Omega, while well known and very respected, has been a relatively under appreciated brand among vintage collectors. That’s not to say they aren’t popular as collectibles, just that they are undervalued. Vintage Omegas are exceptionally good timepieces that are … [Read more...]

My Top 5 Vintage Patek Philippe Watches

by Robert-Jan Broer In honor of Patek Philippe’s recent anniversary, we at Fratello Watches offered up this list — not an overview of the most expensive Patek Philippe watches, nor the most sought-after Patek Philippe watches, or the rarest Patek Philippe watches. Just my personal top five among … [Read more...]

What does your watch say about you?

Have you ever stopped to think how much a watch can say about you? Along with telling the time, it whispers about you and reveals more than you would imagine. From a single cursory glance at your watch, a total stranger can begin to make assumptions about your lifestyle, personality, occupation … [Read more...]