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A lot measures our phases of life – by love, steps on the professional ladder, the pitter-patter of tiny feet, soon to become 11's stumps, the lines of our faces, the cramping in our joints. But they are also characterised by what we have, how slim jeans ultimately turn into action pants, practical SUV vehicles are now sports cars. And back again, occasionally. So, it's also the same with watches.
Retirement provides an opportunity for introspection. How mistaken was that young teenager who felt he was pursuing his own path, not following the crowd? Nonetheless, you're breaking out with a fresh lease on life at the right time and with the right attitude to try new things. That goes for your purchases as well. If it doesn't thrill you after seeing a lifetime of stuff, the money stays in your wallet. So, despite your partner's protests, the new and classic designs from fine watchmakers – Rolex, Omega, and Breitling – has you set to buy yet another watch.
On the May 20th 2021, Dawsons had the pleasure of selling a very rare 1964 Omega Speedmaster, with a matte black dial among bright Tritium baton hour markers and white hands on the 'Ed White' stainless steel chronograph timepiece. This is only a brief example of what treasures you can find at auction. You can find watches that are very rare as quickly as you can find an easily accessible one. Price ranges do vary; the 1964 Omega Speedmaster sold for £6,800 in this case. However, you can expect to pay a lot higher for a watch in excellent condition and significantly lower if you don't mind a character-building scratch here and there.
With such an extensive range of men's and women's watches, you're sure to discover the ideal present for someone special or that elusive timepiece that your collection is lacking.
We are committed to assisting you in finding the luxury watch of your dreams. Below we are counting down our top picks for your next timepiece purchase splurge.
Are you thinking of buying your next timepiece for your collection? Why not browse Dawson's online catalogue and view their upcoming auctions.