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How to buy your first luxury watch (part two)
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How to buy your first luxury watch (part two)

Tuesday, 03 July 2018
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Buying your first luxury watch is a huge deal, but fear not: this compilation of past articles from FHH Journal will leave you well-equipped to take that exciting first step.

How do I buy a luxury vintage watch?
Vintage is the biggest trend the luxury watch industry has seen in the past ten years, but what constitutes a “vintage” watch? What should you look out for? And why buy a vintage watch at all? So many questions that should find answers in the next batch of articles.

Vintage for dummies (I)

Vintage has been one of the fastest-growing trends of the past three years, but anyone considering taking their first steps in the vintage watch market should beware of the pitfalls. First in a two-part series, this article goes over what vintage actually means, and why original is best.

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Connoisseur of watches
Vintage for Dummies (I)
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
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Vintage for dummies (II)

Part two of the series looks at the build-up to the actual purchase, from researching the watch to anticipating repair costs.
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Kristian Haagen discusses the vintage trend

Kristian Haagen, one of the most famous names in watch circles, talks about the vintage trend that is currently sweeping the world of watches.
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How do I buy a luxury watch online?
E-commerce is fast making inroads into Fine Watchmaking but, as with anything else, the Internet has its pitfalls. Here are our tips on how to buy safely online. We also consider the relationship between Fine Watch brands and digital, already a powerful landscape for luxury fashion and set to do the same for watch brands.

The newcomer’s guide to buying a second-hand watch online

Buying a second-hand watch online can have many perks – price in particular – but as e-commerce for pre-owned grows, so do scams and fakes. Where to look and who to trust? Our newcomer’s guide to buying a second-hand watch online has the answers.

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Connoisseur of watches
The newcomer's guide to buying a second-hand watch online
Friday, 06 November 2015
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What’s next with e-commerce

The watch retail landscape has changed radically since the 1980s. The rise of the Internet and, more recently, social media has added a layer of complexity. Who will tomorrow’s seller be?
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Survival of the fittest in the luxury digital economy

It’s survival of the fittest in the luxury industry. Digital has become a vital source of growth, leading to a new model for “Luxury 4.0”. Who will survive and who’ll go the way of the dinosaurs?

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Economy
Survival of the fittest in the luxury digital economy
Monday, 05 March 2018
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What are the biggest luxury watch trends?
Trends are not just for clothes. Over the last few years, some very real trends have emerged in Fine Watchmaking. From vintage to customization, stay on top of the latest developments with this selection of articles.

New Models & Trends

The FHH’s 2018 Trends website showcases the newest timepieces from this year’s biggest fairs. It’s a great resource if you’re looking to browse the trends – and the timepieces that go with them.

Top 5 ladies watches on Instagram

2018 is the year for women’s watches. Not only are more brands developing ladies’ watches, they are making them increasingly complex too. With a flock of new releases tailored to women, we had a look at the top five most popular women’s watches on Instagram.

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Trend Forecaster
Top 5 Ladies Watches on Instagram
Wednesday, 20 September 2017
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The top 10 hashtags for Fine Watchmaking on Instagram

If you’re in search of inspiration, or just want to see what’s out there, there’s no better place to look than Instagram. We save you from wading through a sea of hashtags with this round-up of the top ten hashtags for Fine Watchmaking on Instagram.
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