Now...this article is a copy of an interview made in 2004 or so...look at the prices today, and then when you asked in 2004.
Discussion or arguments:
The watchmakers are MOST definitely not making EXCLUSIVELY male gender watches.
They make women’s watches. They make watches…for BOTH male/female.
Henceforth, non gender watches, or to the uninitiated, “male” watches are superior.
Which are the women's watches that are worth investing in?
Lange Arcade in small size.
FP Journe Divine.
Small Patek 5059 perpetual calendar (men’s, but so small..that no man would wear it today)
Rolex Yachtmaster “boy size” platinum steel.
Rolex GMT “Pepsi Cola” in sapphires and rubies.
Bulgari Scuba Pro Diagono Gold
Cartier Santos Big sizes for men ( usually worn by women)
Panerais in small sizes
Vianney Halter Antiqua
How have the value of women’s watches evolved over the years, what are the factors influencing this value?
Not as fast as men’s.
Men buy toys. Women buy jewelry..those are the factors.
Women see art, recognise it, faster than men.
Women are NOT interested in complications (majority at least), hence the marketing bounces off their brains.
What’s the status of the investment value of women’s watches today?
The watches that women have bought…they have not entered into the resale market YET!!! Today, one sees the watches men have bought for their mistresses, ex wives etc…or women who have dumped unwanted pieces into the resale sector. BAD values.
Tomorrow. Totally different.
What about independents – are they worth investing in? Why/why not?