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From JCK Magazine
August 28, 2015
By Logan Sachon, Social Media Journalist
The RealReal, the online luxury consignment marketplace, has opened a jewelry and watch valuation office in New York City.The office, located in midtown Manhattan, will offer appointments for...
August 27, 2015
By Logan Sachon, Social Media Journalist
Sam Hines has been appointed the international head of watches at Phillips.Hines has been in the watch world for 20 years and is the former head of Christie’s watch department in Hong Kong. He...
August 18, 2015
By Rob Bates, News Director
On Aug. 21, London Jewelers will apparently become the first U.S. jeweler to carry the Apple Watch. The New York chain will sell the Apple Watch Edition at two of the company’s five...
August 11, 2015
By Rob Bates, News Director
Watch sales registered their biggest drop in seven years—decreasing 11 percent—though, contrary to headlines, the Apple Watch was just one factor, says Port Washington, N.Y.–based market research...
July 20, 2015
By Logan Sachon, Social Media Journalist
Chrono24, the online luxury watch marketplace, has received a $22.8 million investment from private equity firm Insight Venture Partners. The Germany-based company sells new and pre-owned luxury...
July 14, 2015
By Rob Bates, News Director
Swiss conglomerate DKSH is selling well-known watch brand Maurice Lacroix a mere four years after buying it.It’s also parting ways with the rest of its watch division: the Glycine brand—which it...
July 8, 2015
By Rob Bates, News Director
After a huge burst of initial sales, purchases of the Apple Watch may have fallen as much as 90 percent, according to reported data from research firm Slice Intelligence. While the company may...
June 26, 2015
By Logan Sachon, Social Media Journalist
Courtesy BreitlingThe Breitling Emergency watchBreitling has received FCC approval to sell its Emergency watch, which features a dual personal locator beacon, in the United States....
Selling Time: All About the Swiss Watch Show in Las Vegas
June 3, 2015
By Victoria Gomelsky, Editor-in-Chief
The advent of the smartwatch era has had a curious effect on the traditional watch industry: Sud­­denly, timepieces—connected or not—are the talk of the town.That bodes well for the 40-plus...
Study Finds Women Are More Excited About the Apple Watch Than Men
May 14, 2015
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
The sleek, simple lines of the Apple Watch may look and feel more masculine than feminine, but a new study has found that women actually like it more than men.CrowdFlower, an elegantly named...
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