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Style Guide | How to Buy a Vintage Watch

The search for a genuine, vintage watch can be an incredibly challenging task, but it is also one of the most rewarding. If you’re new to the world of vintage watch collecting, the process can seem particularly daunting; is the watch genuine? Is it in good condition? Are you getting a good deal?  There are so many things to think about, so you need to do your research and know what you’re looking for to avoid wasting money or ending up with a piece with questionable authenticity.

Take a look at these helpful tips that we’ve put together to help you throughout each stage of the buying process, so you can feel more confident that you’ll be coming away with a high quality authentic watch for a reasonable price.

1997 Baume & Mercier Classima
1997 Baume & Mercier Classima

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Introducing | Baume & Mercier “Promesse” Collection

Baume & Mercier launch new ladies’ watch collection: Promesse ~

Baume & Mercier recently announced the release of their brand new ladies watch collection – Promesse. We were fortunate enough to attend the US launch in NYC at Gotham Hall. The entire B&M team was on hand inclduing CEO Mr. Alain Zimmerman and President of Baume & Mercier North America, Mr. Rudy Chavez. Mr. Zimmerman rarely makes appearances at events due to his schedule so this was a rare moment that shows the excitement of the 7th oldest watchmaker in the world.

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Video | Baume & Mercier ~ “Celebrate Giving”

Luxury Swiss watchmaker Baume & Mercier recently released a 2013 Christmas and holiday marketing video entitled “Celebrate Giving”.   We are fans of Baume & Mercier and their level of sophistication, and craftsmanship and hospitality.  The video, the first of its kind for the brand, displays the story of family and children coming together for the holidays, sharing old memories and creating new ones.  the gift giving culminates in the sharing of a his and her Baume & Mercier watches given from parent to child.  We must admit, this type of holiday may be a bit too unfamiliar for some to grasp, while others may recognize this as a comforting scene.

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Introducing | Bespoke Post ~ Monthly Manly Boxes

We are proud to announce our new partnership with online lifestyle subscription service Bespoke Post.  Bespoke Post is operated by Mr. Brian Robeniol and curates a personal collection of products that creates a unique lifestyle experience for men.  We have been supports of brain and his service for some time now.  IG and Bespoke Post have partnered for giveaways in the past offline with TARI, a local DC consignment boutique and online with  our friends Baume & Mercier to giveaway a range of special watches from the Clifton Collection.

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Giveaway | Bespoke Post and Baume & Mercier

Bespoke Post is an online subscription service which mails out boxes of manly paraphernalia on a monthly basis.   We’ve personally used their services and received a lovely shoe shine kit.  The team at Bespoke Post have partnered with our friends Baume & Mercier, the luxury watchmaker based in Geneva who we interviewed HERE and HERE for an exclusive watch giveaway.  Three $5000 watches from Baume & Mercier’s Clifton collection are up for grabs.

Because Quality Never Goes Out of Style

Clifton 10054<br />Alligator band, steel watch with 41mm round face
Clifton 10054
Alligator band, steel watch with 41mm round face

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