Mechanical watches have been all but phased out in the United States, but that doesn't mean they're entirely dead yet. There are still many watch aficionados who collect and repair these timepieces. There will be more as time goes on, so mechanical watches will not become obsolete anytime soon. In fact, it might be possible to make money from them in the future! Here are five reasons why it might be worthwhile to start collecting these unique watches today.
1) The Art and Skill of Watchmaking
As the world became more dependent on digital devices, people lost themselves without a tangible representation of time. With the rising demand for watches, watchmakers also had to innovate to keep up with trends. In this blog post, I'll review some of the best mechanical watches and why they're worth collecting.
First is The Transatlantique Boutique Traveller by Roger Dubuis. It's one of my favorites because it has just about everything you could want in a watch, such as a retrograde display, four retrograde minutes, three seconds chronograph counter, a date window at 3 o'clock, and a power reserve indicator at 12 o'clock.
2) The Legacy of Mechanical Watches
Mechanical watches are experiencing a renaissance because of their true craftsmanship and artistry. This is mainly due to their lack of reliance on batteries and their ability to be repaired by a qualified watchmaker. They are also less expensive than Swiss quartz-powered watches, making them an excellent collectibles. A good mechanical watch can last for decades, if not centuries! You might consider this when purchasing your next timepiece. The following is a list of our top 5 best mechanical watches:
1) Rolex Sea Dweller Deepsea;
2) Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch;
3) Breitling Superocean 44 Automatic;
4) Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day Date Watch;
5) Breitling Transocean Chronograph Quartz with Alligator Strap.
3) The Uniqueness of Each Watch
Mechanical watches are an increasingly sought-after commodity. One of the reasons for this is that their value tends to increase over time, and they can be passed on from generation to generation. Below are five of the best mechanical watches you can collect now.
- Omega Speedmaster Automatic Chronograph Men's Watch
- Breitling Transocean Cosmonaute
- Tag Heuer Monaco Calibre 11 Chronograph Limited Edition 1887
- Tudor North Flag Heritage Chronometer COSC Certified
- Rolex Daytona 41mm Oystersteel 116520LN
4) The Investment Potential of Watches
Watch collecting is a great investment opportunity. If you have $10,000 to invest, buy 10 $1,000 watches instead of one luxury watch. The return on your investment will be much higher than buying a single expensive watch. Good mechanical watches are much more appreciated than luxury watches because they are more affordable and accessible to the general public.
With less emphasis on excellent design and fashion trends, good mechanical watches are bound to become more desirable as time passes. For example, when comparing a good quality Rolex with an entry-level Seiko automatic (where the only difference is quality), people often prefer the Seiko just because it's cheaper!
5) The Enjoyment of Collecting Watches
I am a collector of vintage watches, but I have not found an excellent mechanical look that is reasonably priced. Most of my pieces are valuable pieces worth tens of thousands of dollars. However, I still enjoy collecting them because they are beautiful, and the craftsmanship is something I find interesting. If you are looking for an excellent place to start your collection, here are there reasons why you should think about starting with mechanical watches:
1) The best mechanical watches are built like tanks so they can be passed down from generation to generation without worrying about them breaking.
2) They look good on anyone's wrist, whether you are wearing formal or casual clothes!
3) Best mechanical watches will last for many years, so it's an investment worth making!