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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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Flying (and Diving) Into Darkness: Three New Breitling Blacksteel Watches

By   /  November 10, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Breitling goes “back to black” with three new line extensions of its Colt Chronograph Automatic, Navitimer 46, and Avenger II Seawolf models, all in cases made of “Blacksteel,” a metal with a layer of highly resistant carbon-based treatment that Breitling first starting using for its watch cases in 2012. Here’s what you need to know about all [...]

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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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Five Good Reasons to Love the 2016 Rolex Collection

By   /  October 24, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Celebrated for their precision, performance and reliability, Rolex watches can be understated or dazzling, but they never go unnoticed. And whether you get your thrills on the ground, in the air or on the seas, dress like a President or a black-tie celebrity, here are five that are sure to please. This new version of [...]

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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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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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ON THE WRIST: ROAD TESTING THE DRIVE DE CARTIER

By   /  July 25, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Cartier’s legacy in fine watchmaking has long been up there with the greats. History has seen the esteemed jewellery maker create watches like the famed Santos model for aviator Albert Santos Dumont, a watch not only made for flying, but one that combined a unique physical shape with superb aesthetics. It is often argued then that [...]

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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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