Tips for collecting watches   In luxury watches world the is very hard to catch all the best new watches. The reason is very simple. Every well know watchmakers are making unique watches. Sometimes it goes under the old brand, but in some cases it gets brand new name. In order to make astonishing timepiece watchmakers are using very complex processes and even more complex designs. Of course, advertisement nowadays have a big power and can raise several brands as the best and most luxury watches. With that the competition gets even higher.   If you consider to start watch collection or buy luxury watches, without a lot of money you also should have some knowledge. If you will ask regular guy to divide watches into categories from entry level to ultra luxury, he maybe will start with the Timex, Casio. After that will go for Seiko, then Tag. In the end he probably will tell Rolex is the best and most luxury watch. Maybe it is the best known (semi)luxury watch, but the only reason is the same media and advertisement.   The same case would be with all collectors' products. No matter what it would be wine or audiophile equipment. So first of all you have to do research about the brands, watchmakers and etc. If you will skip this step, you are going to look silly in front of other collectors with your Rolex, while other will admire of IWC, Audemars Piguet, Alain Siberstein, Blancpain, Chopard, Fortis, Franck Mueller, Ulysse Nardin or Patek Phillipe masterpieces.   Second thing is the class of luxury watches. How much passion and money do you have will indicate to what class you should aim. There a four classes: High-End Luxury, Luxury, Pseudo Luxury, and Basic Luxury. Every class have it's price range and appropriate brands. High-End Luxury class is where money should be not a consideration. Mainly there are exclusive models, produced in very small quantities. They have superior design and craftsmanship. These timepieces are available from collectors themselves, watchmakers or very specialized dealers. Here is few brands to remember: Franck Muller, JLC, Parmigiani, Patek Phillipe, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, A Lange and Sohne, Alain Silberstein, Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Breguet.   The Luxury class is well know and many people know their brands. There are Breitling, Cartier, Ebel, Omega, Rolex, TAG Heuer. Mostly these timepieces can serve as regular watches. They aren't very extravagant as models from the previous class. These watches are stylish, elegant, valuable and will run for a long time. These brands are characterized as durable and with high quality.   In the last two classes you will find watches from Baume & Mercier, Raymond Weil and Epos, Fortis, Movado, Oris. Those are not as expensive as the previous ones. The prices are in range of 1000 to 4000 dollars, depending if it is gold or steel model.   If you want to be are really great collector, the last thing you should know about the timepiece is how it works, what functions it has and everything what is happening inside of the watch. It is very obvious thing when you think about the automobiles collectors. But when it comes to watches many think it isn't important. Best collector is the man, who know everything about his exhibits.   When all these points are checked, you are prepared for incredible journey to the world of time. Good luck!    
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