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Parma Watch Show October 2019

Twice a year many watch collectors travel to Parma to see what the Italia watch dealers have to offer them. The Mercanteinfierra is still after many years the place to be to see how the market is developing, meeting old friends and enjoying great food! The Friday before the official opening many hardcore collectors gather […]

The amazing vintage Rolex & other iconic watches I came across..

“The amazing vintage Rolex and other iconic watches I came across” is the title of my new serie of RPR blogposts I like to share with you. Since a lot of years now i’m in love with vintage watches and Rolex in particular. Over this period of time many exceptional watches I’ve recorded by studying […]

The Rolex Small and Big Crown James Bond Submariner

The History of the Iconic Rolex Small and Big Crown Submariner – James Bond. Let’s begin this report about “The History of the Iconic Rolex Submariner Small & Big Crown” with a really special group shot of rare vintage Rolex. We see some different lume Rolex used originally in their early days of their tool watch evolution. […]

Analyze the condition of your vintage Rolex!

Analyze the condition of your vintage Rolex! In this RPReport I share my extensive checklist so you can learn to analyze your vintage Rolex condition correctly! Since I receive many emails from around the world with questions if their Rolex are original or not, I started to write a checklist so you can start evaluating most of the […]

New York Sotheby’s & Christies June 2019 Watch Auctions

The season is not over yet, both Sotheby’s & Christies will have their New York watch auctions next days. After examining many lots  up close in Geneva I notice again that the US sales are getting stronger having more collectable fresh finds available. It’s interesting to see if they also perform as well as we recently […]

The BlackBird x Mr TK x Phillips Hong Kong Sport Watch Auction

For the first time ever a prominent Hong Kong watch collector, Mr TK, curated a watch theme sale for Phillips Auctioneers. Over the past years the Asian market has picked up rapidly and many great vintage watches are now in serious collections over there. The growing awareness and huge potential in Asia of collecting in […]

My Recap of the Geneva Watch May 2019 Auctions

The price gap between good and great is getting bigger every auction season, which is a huge compliment to all collectors that have spend so much of their precious time in understanding the important details over the past years. The vintage watch market is much more mature now and not dictated by the auctioneers & dealers […]

Sotheby’s May 2019 Geneva Watch Auction

Sotheby’s May 2019 Geneva Watch Auction Find some of the vintage Rolex highlights below and follow this link to see the whole sale… EXHIBITION TIMES GENEVA THU, 09 MAY 19 | 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM CEST FRI, 10 MAY 19 | 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM CEST SAT, 11 MAY 19 | 10:00 AM […]

Phillips Geneva May 2019 Watch Auction

The Phillips Geneva 9 Watch Auction 11-12 May 2019 Auctions  Saturday 11 May: Lots 1-109 Sunday 12 May: Lots 110-220 Hôtel La Réserve, 301 Route de Lausanne, Geneva (map) Find below some more impressions of all the watches that are coming to auction. If you want to see the whole catalogue, please follow this link to […]

Do you want to sell your vintage Rolex?

Do you have a vintage Rolex and don’t know what to do with it? If you consider selling it I would love to see your watch on offer. Send me pictures and details via this link  and I will then get back to you. I’m always interested to buy original first owner vintage Rolex and I do pay maximum for […]

Christies Watches Geneva May 2019 Auction

The Catalogue of the Christies Watches Geneva May 2019 Auction is online. Follow the link here to their catalogue to see it all. Contact Sabine Kegel at: Tel: +41 (0)22 319 1726 or per email at: if you have any question or watch  

Rolex and Tudor 2019 Basel World News

Official Rolex news has just been released, check for all details I didn’t showed you already 😉 I was surprised to see the following Rolex & Tudor 2019 Basel World News I shared earlier on my RPR Instagram page 1 day before official announcement. For the first time ever the Oyster leaked big time. […]

My Geneva Auction Rolex Report – November 2018

My Geneva Auction Rolex Report – November 2018 – Is Sam Hines the new Aurel Bacs? This original owner Doctor’s Pulsometer Ref 6239 Cosmograph with red Daytona sold for hammer Chf 680.000,= making it all in Chf 831.000,= the most expensive vintage Rolex from the weekend sold by Sotheby’s!! Who had that excepted? The same auction […]

Phillips November 2018 Geneva Watch Auction

Phillips November 2018 Geneva Watch Auction The November Geneva Watch Auction will become a blast for sure. Check out the stunners Phillips Watches found to offer you. Check out the whole catalogue Geneva 8 by following this link…. Single Red Seadweller ref 1665 estimated from $512k – 1 million…. Oyster Paul Newman’s reach the 500K […]

Christies Geneva November 2018 Watch Auction

Christies Geneva November 2018 Watch Auction Find the catalogue of this auction by following this link…. The Christies Watch Department found also a mega rare vintage watch. This time it’s a fresh to the market frail Patek Philippe Ref 2499 first serie sold and signed by Serpico Y Laino! estimated at $1.6 to 2.6 million […]

Sothebys November 2018 Geneva Watch Sale

Sothebys Geneva Watch Sale November 13th 2018 New chef of watches at Sothebys Sam Hines ( Ex – Phillips HK) and his dedicated team has come up with an interesting Geneva catalog.Follow this link to the Sotheby’s auction.  The highlights are the 2 fresh to the market incredible rare Rolex Pulsometer and Patek Philippe 2499 first […]

The Importance of the Vintage Rolex Dial

The importance of the vintage Rolex dial in watch collecting. Modern watch collecting has become all about the condition of the dial. Some watch specialist say that about 80-90% of the value is in the dial nowadays. For outsiders this sounds silly or totally unlogic because a watch is made of lots of spare parts […]

Rolex restorations, are they allowed and accepted or not?

Rolex restorations, are they allowed and accepted or not? Collecting vintage watches has reached a new level, the next level and this one is a particular one. How do watch collectors respond to the fact that a watch has been restored ? With 2 recent important restorations that had lots of media attention; the John […]

The Vintage Rolex Buyer’s Guide by Philipp Stahl

Update: April 3th 2018: So far 300.000 unique visitors have read my “Vintage Rolex Buyer’s Guide”. In average it took you 5 minutes and 11 seconds to digest my free rolex collectors tutorial. So in total this post generated more then 1.5 million minutes you collectors have gained from my RPR website. Marvelous news I […]

The $ 1 million Rolex Big Crown Ref 6538 Submariner

The $ 1 million Rolex Big Crown Ref 6538 Christies just auctioned the rarely seen Rolex Submariner Big Crown Ref 6538 with Explorer type 3-6-9 dial and Red Depth for a little over $ 1 million ( $ 1.068.500 / € 920.000,=). This amazing results is a world record for any Submariner coming to auction […]

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