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Famous Watches – Celebrity Owned and Inspired

By   /  November 12, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Luxury watch brands have been endorsed by actors, athletes, and prominent figures for decades. Unlike the standard celebrity and brand partnership, high-end watch manufacturers refer to their endorsers as “brand ambassadors”. Luxury watches, and celebrity endorsed watches, are consistently used as collateral for a pawn loan with New York Loan Company, Manhattan’s only high-end pawnshop. Some [...]

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Luxury watch auction round-up: Ronnie Peterson Heuer Carrera breaks record

By   /  November 7, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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From a Heuer Carrera chronograph to a gold Breguet and a ‘Magician Box’ A Heuer Carrera chronograph was sold for more than ten times its estimate last month when it fetched SFr225,000 ($227,000) at Sotheby’s in May, making it the most expensive Heuer sold. The gold chronograph was originally a gift to the Swedish Formula [...]

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The Origins of the Patek Philippe Nautilus

By   /  November 2, 2016  /  Featured Press, Luxury Watches, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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To many watch lovers and collectors, the Patek Philippe Nautilus is a highly coveted and desired timepiece. Beverly Loan Company, a high-end pawn shop in the heart of Beverly Hills, understands the lore of the coveted watch and has the expertise to not only purchase or sell the Nautilus, but also loan against it. Below is a quick history of how [...]

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Steve McQueen to Bart Simpson: Rolexes with nicknames

By   /  October 17, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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1. Rolex ‘Batman ‘ The tendency to nickname Rolexes means that sometimes only the slightest coincidence can inspire a new sobriquet. The black and blue colours of the ceramic bezel of the GMT-Master II are often associated with the superhero, Batman. Introduced in 2014, this model has also been called ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Bruiser’. [...]

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Secrets of the Patek Philippe Nautilus

By   /  September 29, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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In a world in which large steel sports watches have become commonplace, it’s hard to comprehend how groundbreaking the iconic Nautilus 3700/1 was when it launched in 1976   Forty — certainly not old, but not exactly young, either. The Patek Philippe Nautilus was born in 1976 and helped to re-energise the world of high-end [...]

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Patek Philippe Ref. 5230: A New World Time Watch for a More Complicated World

By   /  September 14, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Patek Philippe has been producing some of the world’s most coveted world time watches for nearly 80 years. At this year’s Baselworld, however, the brand announced that it is retiring all existing references in its so-called Heure Universelle collection and launching a new, upgraded model in their place: the Patek Philippe Ref. 5230 World Time. Patek says [...]

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10 luxury watches that are actually worth the investment

By   /  August 19, 2016  /  Featured Press, Luxury Watches  /  No Comments

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Buying a luxury watch might be one of the most daunting purchases a person can make, and it’s one that most of us only aspire to. However, if you can scrape the cash together, a luxury watch can be a solid investment, especially if you know how to navigate the market. Sure, luxury watches can cost [...]

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Five reasons why Rolex guys love Rolex

By   /  July 14, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Some vintage watch collectors love Patek Philippe. Some love Panerai. Some love all kinds. But Rolex is among the world’s most recognizable luxury brands because Rolex lovers tend to get a little obsessed. Here are just a few of the reasons why. 1. They’re purpose-built Rolex really is considered the original ‘tool watch’. Vintage Rolex collectors love the romantic [...]

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The German giant – A. Lange & Söhne

By   /  June 15, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Deep in the heart of Saxony, lies the once-sleepy town of Glashütte. It was a town that was known for its silver mining, but later would become known as the very centre of the German watchmaking industry. The company that has had the most impact on the Germany watchmaking industry (and beyond) is A. Lange [...]

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Why the Classic Wristwatch will Never Die

By   /  May 18, 2013  /  Collectibles  /  No Comments

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Google, Apple and Samsung are all rumored to be patenting smart watches but here are a few reasons the luxury watch market isn’t feeling any threat.  Luxury watch brands are a status symbol in the United States as well as a part of pop culture. An iPhone is replaceable.  In a digital, disposable age the draw of [...]

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