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Is “Bling” Your Thing?

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A Bold Style Statement

Style is defined as a particular way of doing or saying something. It’s a unique form of clothing, jewelry, or how you arrange your appearance. It is ordinarily interesting, attractive, and eye-catching, and it is BOLD and unique. It is the thing, bling thing, classy thing, the elegant thing that people notice first.

A style statement is one that accurately reflects your true self. It’s a statement about your confidence, comfort, and ability to feel attractive in what you are wearing. It’s trendy but your own.

People take pride in their clothing, their jewelry, and their accessories. Style shows a certain sartorial elegance no matter what the occasion.

Accessorizing Your Style

Properly picked jewelry, watches, and accessories can bring an entire outfit together and complement your style. Unfortunately, some jewelry can cramp your style and make your outfit look clumsy and wonky, and the wrong jewelry can ruin the best style.

A watch can be a valuable tool for accessorizing your style, and there are several luxury watches to choose from.

Audemars Piguet Gold Watch

Luxury Watches

A change in how enthusiasts shop.

In 2018, the pre-owned luxury watch market was worth $18 billion, and it is estimated that the luxury watch market will grow to $30 billion by 2025. That’s a lot of “bling.”

Switzerland takes first place when examining which country makes the finest watches. Other countries like Germany, Japan, England, and the US have watchmaking centers.

In 2020 when the pandemic was in full swing, luxury retailers had a difficult time. There was a drop in Swiss watch exports. Findings from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH) show that Swiss watch exports totaled just under 16.9 billion Swiss francs, a 21.8% drop from 2019. The 13.7 million units exported during the same period represent a 33.3% decline for the same period.

However, luxury watch sales are showing resilience. New or used, demand for high-priced watches continues to keep pace. Other luxury industries reported fashion sales declined while luxury watches and jewelry performed better because of their appeal as investment pieces. Performing category (behind sportswear) in 2020 because of their appeal as investment pieces.

Luxury watch enthusiasts turned to the eCommerce platforms to buy watches. Brick and mortar retailers like pawnshops and jewelry stores turned to creating online stores keeping their sales strong. The passion of luxury watch buyers is shifting towards online shopping. Having to be at home during the height of the pandemic forced watch enthusiasts to stay at home, allowing them to spend more time educating themselves about their favorite watches and brands and looking for value purchases.

Types of Luxury Watches

Rolex

There is no denying that Rolex is the most recognizable luxury watch brand. It is incredibly robust, sturdy, and reliable. Rolex redefined the term quality. Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis 1905 founded their company Wilsdorf and Davis and set their efforts to developing a precise wristwatch. In 1919 the operations were relocated to Geneva, Switzerland.

Rolex is the leading luxury watch manufacturer globally, producing over 2,000 watches per day. Each watch is handcrafted, guaranteeing a focus on quality and precision.

Watches like the Rolex Submariner, Daytona, Yacht-Master, and GMT-Master place them in the race to compete with other luxury watch manufacturers.

Patek Phillipe Watch

Patek Philippe

May 1839 set the stage for a Genevan watchmaker’s uninterrupted quest to manufacture the finest mechanical timepieces. Patek met gifted French watchmaker Jean Adrien Philippe at the French Industrial Exposition of 1844 in Paris.

After a period as a journeyman, Philippe invented a mechanism that allowed pocket watches to be wound and set, employing a crown rather than a key. In 1845, Philippe joined the company as the technical director. He concentrated on perfecting his keyless winding and hand-setting system that relied on a crown in the pendant of the pocket watch and was protected by French patent No. 1317 dated 1845.

1989 marked the 150th anniversary of the manufacture, Patek Philippe. To commemorate the anniversary, they developed one of the most complicated portable timepieces in the world: the Calibre 89 with 33 complications.

Patek Philippe luxury watches include the World-Timer with Moonphase Ref. 5575G and Chiming Jump Hour Ref. 5275P and the collection’s crown jewel: the Grandmaster Chime Ref. 5175R – the most complicated and most expensive Patek Philippe wristwatch ever.

Audemars Piguet

Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet were two young and ambitious watchmakers. They began their watchmaking journey in 1875 in their home village of Le Braussus. Inspired by the rugged region and clear skies, the two young men were encouraged to press forward to craft timepieces that kept precise time and uniquely represented class and independence.

Delicate chiming, chronograph, and astronomical handcrafted watches exemplify the character of Audemars Piguet watches.

Making a name for themselves and gaining respect worldwide, Audemars Piguet’s collection includes the Royal Oak, Royal Oak Offshore, and Millenary.

There are several brands of luxury watches in addition to the three listed above, and the brand and style each have their unique qualities. Color, mechanisms, bands, and cases make it challenging to decide which one is right for you.

When you’re talking about “bling,” there is no denying the color will either turn heads towards you or away. Color adds to the bling thing, classy thing, the elegant thing that people notice first.

Gold Watches

From luxurious and expensive to awesome and affordable, there are different gold watches for men and women. Other price points range from US$125.00 to a million dollars. Some of these timepieces are gold-toned, some gold-plated, some made of solid 18k carat gold, Rolex rose gold, and white gold.

The Fossil Three-Hand Date Watch

This watch is a gold watch by Fossil and is a sophisticated men’s watch. Very affordable at $125, it is made of gold-tone stainless steel. This masculine-looking gold watch with a durable quartz movement has a 42mm case. The 22mm strap is interchangeable with all other Fossil 22mm straps. The three-Handed Date watch fits well in a budget and with your style.

The Diesel Mr. Daddy

The Diesel Mr. Daddy is a gold watch with every detail and a conversation starter. Its beautiful dial has three sub-dials to complement the watch’s unique appearance. The bracelet, case, and dial are all gold. It is also water-resistant up to 30 meters and has a price of only US$260.

Patek Philippe Super Complication

From the less expensive gold watches to the watches that are expensive to buy and look exquisite when worn, you will indeed show off the “bling” when you purchase and wear a Patek Philippe Super Complication selling for 26 million dollars at auction.

Patek Philippe designed this 18-karat gold pocket-watch for banker Henry Graves Jr. in 1933. It took five years to make this handcrafted beauty. It is equipped with 24 complications, including a chronograph with various functions for every hour of the day.

Five Best Gold Luxury Watches for Men

If “bling” is your thing and you want to make sure your style makes a statement, there is no denying that a gold watch may just fit the bill.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra Watch In mans Hands

1. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra

With its almost bionic appearance, the silver bolts on the dial frame complement the 18-carat gold case. The Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Extra model’s design is noticeable with its intricate features, including a glare-proof sapphire crystal and case back. It is water-resistant to 20m. Movement with plat tourbillon, open-worked movement, power reserve on the back, and differential power reserve also add to Audemars Piguet’s creation’s extensive features.

Blancpain Villeret Quantieme Complet 8 Jours Watch In Mans Hand

2. Blancpain Villeret Quantieme Complet 8 Jours

This luxury watch comes with all the bells and whistles. It has a new and improved automatic movement making this watch stand out for quality. It has a complex perpetual calendar appealing to those who appreciate a well-made timepiece’s more refined details and smallest details. The minimalism of this watch also makes it wearable during the day and at night.

Cartier, Calibre De Cartier On Business Mans Wrist

3. Cartier, Calibre De Cartier

Bold, powerful, and vivid, the numerals on this watch are a unique feature. Combining black, ivory, and gold, the Cartier, Calibre De Cartier, will undoubtedly make you stand out in a crowd. This refined 18k pink gold is larger with a masculine edge. The “bling” needed to turn heads at a night’s out dinner party; the silvered partially snailed opaline dial is a nice touch.

4. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph

The Royal Oak Chronograph by Audemars Piguet sustains the brand’s early 70’s aesthetic. It has a three-counter chronograph with a silvery-white dial giving the watch a cool and classic appearance. The dial also comes in a pale powder blue tone for a redefined look. Yellow gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating complete this standout timepiece. This piece of art is more conservative with a sleek, eye-catching appearance.

5. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40

The Oyster Perpetual Day-date 40 is available in 18-carat gold or platinum, and it was the first timepiece to display the date and day/the week spelled out in full in a window on the dial. Rolex lovers will have to have this watch with its iconic Rolex logo and president bracelet. The model also plays off a striped design, with its forming lines in both vertical and horizontal stripes to showcase the high-quality gold.

A Gold Watch Says It All When Talking About If “Bling is Your Thing.”

Gold is a symbol of first place, power, the “golden ticket” illustrating you made it to the top before everyone else.

Gold is bold.

No other color or precious metal in the jewelry world sets a tone of excellence like gold. A gold watch symbolizes purity, money, inner value, confidence, style, and sophistication. Both men and women wear gold, gold jewelry, gold watches, and gold accessories to stand out. Gold is bold in just about every setting, language, and situation.

If you don’t like the “bling” of yellow gold, consider white gold or rose gold for a certain sartorial elegance.

Shopping for an affordable gold watch is fun and could be costly if you don’t understand where to shop. Affordable prices are found at consignment shops and pawnshops specializing in pre-owned luxury watches.

Online shops provide an excellent layout, making shopping quickly accomplished. When purchasing a gold watch online, don’t forget to ask about authenticity and add in shipping. Most sales are final, so you want to be sure before you click on the cart and agree to purchase the watch.

Pawnshops provide an alternative solution to online shopping because you can merge the best of two worlds. You can shop online, search for the gold watch you may want by using the filter to pull up any watches that fit your wish list, pick out the gold watch you would like to purchase, and then read about the details. Once you narrow down your selection, you can go to the pawnshop and see the watch. While you are there, you may want to pick out a gold necklace for your wife or see what gold watches for women are in their inventory. Pawnshops often have goldsmiths and watch experts on duty.

Western Loan and Jewelry

When you come into Western Loan and Jewelry for any reason, you will be greeted by a professional and friendly team that is prepared to help serve your needs. Whether you are looking to sell, put up items as collateral for a loan, or buy new & previously used items at an affordable price, we can assist you.

When looking for a 14k gold necklace, a pair of gold earrings, a gold watch made by the Rolex, the boldness of Cartier, Calibre De Cartier, or the refined characteristics of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph, stop in to see what Western Loan and Jewelry has. The inventory changes regularly, and the pawnbrokers have other pawnshops in their network that may have just what you are looking for.

Western Loan and Jewelry is a full-service pawn shop. Each day, we have experts in the store that can help you with your needs. We provide short-term loans if you need quick cash. If you are ready to sell or buy luxury items, we have them or know where to find them.

Please stop in and see us today! Let us help support your “thing for bling.”

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