Perhaps because of the fact that they often read articles about watches, or because they have more and more money in their hands, some people have become interested in watches, and some even want to achieve financial management through the preservation of the value of watches. To be blunt, this idea is actually more "dangerous". Although it is often said that "you don't manage money, money doesn't care about you", but blind financial management is useless. Because there are really few watches that can maintain their value. It is said that 95% of the watches are not value-preserving. I think this number is actually a bit conservative. Therefore, it is basically unreliable to expect financial management to be achieved through watch preservation. Watches are just a consumer product. If you like watches very much, it is of course sensible to buy 1:1 made fake watches . After wearing them for a period of time, you can get a new one.
What are the characteristics of less than 5% of the very few watches that can maintain their value?
First of all, the rare thing is the most expensive, this is the only way to keep the value of any product. But how can we achieve "the scarcity is the most expensive"? On the one hand, the history of the brand is long enough and high enough, such as Patek Philippe, Rolex and other well-known brands. At the same time, they are basically 100-year-old stores. The reason why the brand history is long enough can at least show that they are more able to withstand the test of time, rather than a "flash in the pan" that has been popular for several years. On the other hand, the watch must be rare, such as a limited edition. In general, the higher the level of production technology and the more manual ingredients, the output will not be large. Adding a little "hunger marketing" ingredient in it will often contribute to the value of the product. Therefore, Patek Philippe's watches are not very valuable, and are basically limited to some super-complicated watches with relatively few limited quantities.
However, the situation of Rolex is still a bit different. For example, some popular watches that are issued in large numbers currently have relatively high shelf-life in the second-hand market (such as steel divers, Daytona, etc.), and even some watches are in There is no inventory in the primary market, and I dont know how long this phenomenon will continue.
Due to various factors, some watches with relatively high value are destined to not be many. But these watches are often also very valuable, not many people can easily reach. Therefore, for most people, don't expect too much.
Then, the problem is again. Since the watch is not enough to maintain its value, is it nothing to play with? of course not. If you really like a watch, the excitement and sense of acquisition it brings cannot be ignored, and even these "receipts" can be said to be priceless to some extent.
In fact, for most people who want to buy a watch, they are buying a "happy" or "satisfied" one, and it is not necessary to add the unhappy "cumbersome" whether or not to "hold value".