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Sunday Rewind: Understanding An Often Misunderstood Adventure Watch

By |2018-08-19T22:14:09+00:00August 19th, 2018|Blog|

There are certain watches that have become legends of sorts amongst collectors and enthusiasts. One watch that is indisputably in that category is the Breitling Emergency. The watch is powered by an extremely accurate quartz movement and has a combination analog/digital display, but what really sets it apart is the concealed emergency locator beacon that [...]

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Weekend Round-Up: Writing Headlines, Understanding Elon, And Remembering Aretha Franklin

By |2018-08-18T22:11:17+00:00August 18th, 2018|Blog|

Each week our editors gather their favorite finds from around the internet and recommend them to you right here. These are not articles about watches, but rather outstanding examples of journalism and storytelling covering topics from fashion and art to technology and travel. So go ahead, pour yourself a cup of coffee, put your feet [...]

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The 1792 Gold Piece that Might Have Once Jingled in George Washington’s Pocket Sold for $1.74 Million in Philadelphia

By |2018-08-17T22:19:57+00:00August 17th, 2018|Blog|

Offered in first public auction since 1890; all net proceeds donated to charity A one-of-a-kind 1792 gold coin believed by its previous owner to have once been a cherished memento of U.S. President George Washington sold for $1,740,000 Thursday, Aug. 16, in Philadelphia by Heritage Auctions. This is the first time the 1792 $10 Washington President gold [...]

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Introducing: The Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Qualité Fleurier

By |2018-08-17T22:18:07+00:00August 17th, 2018|Blog|

Quick Take Parmigiani Fleurier is a relatively young brand as Swiss fine watchmaking houses go; the firm was founded in 1996, but quickly established a reputation for making very high quality watches with a distinctive design vocabulary that's rooted in elements of Classical architecture. The first watch produced by Parmigiani Fleurier was the Toric Memory [...]

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Gold And Silver Prices Fall Sharply To Near 2 Year Lows Despite Strong Demand In Turkey

By |2018-08-17T04:10:29+00:00August 17th, 2018|Blog|

Gold and silver prices fell sharply again yesterday and were down 1.6% and 4.3% respectively to multi-month lows. Gold drifted lower all day and ended near its late session low of $1173.20/oz, its lowest since January 2017, for a loss of 1.6%. Gold in euros has been more robust of late and it fell to about [...]

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Busy Wednesday at ANA Philly Coin Show

By |2018-08-16T22:20:40+00:00August 16th, 2018|Blog|

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez, CDN Editor It was Wednesday at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World's Fair of Money coin show in Philadelphia, but don't tell that to coin dealers – many of whom may have sworn it was a Friday or Saturday, based on robust crowds and the overall buzz in the room at the Pennsylvania [...]

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Business News: Movado Group To Acquire MVMT

By |2018-08-16T22:17:12+00:00August 16th, 2018|Blog|

Movado Group has entered into an agreement to acquire MVMT, the popular, millennial-focused watch and accessories brand, for $100 million, or approximately "85 million net of tax benefits," Movado said in a press release. This is in addition to two future payments that could add up to an additional $100 million before tax benefits, depending [...]

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Gold And Silver Prices Fall Sharply To Near 2 Year Lows Despite Strong Demand In Turkey

By |2018-08-16T22:17:04+00:00August 16th, 2018|Blog|

Gold and silver prices fell sharply again yesterday and were down 1.6% and 4.3% respectively to multi-month lows. Gold drifted lower all day and ended near its late session low of $1173.20/oz, its lowest since January 2017, for a loss of 1.6%. Gold in euros has been more robust of late and it fell to about [...]

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London House Prices Fall At Fastest Rate Since Height Of Financial Crisis

By |2018-08-16T04:20:04+00:00August 16th, 2018|Blog|

– London house prices fall at the fastest annual rate since height of the financial crisis – London house prices fall in 5th month in row, worst falls since 2009 – London rents dropped at the fastest rate in eight years – ONS – Brexit, London property slump put brake on UK house price growth – Consumer [...]

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Introducing: The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Tourbillon Duoface

By |2018-08-15T22:21:40+00:00August 15th, 2018|Blog|

Quick Take As a sort of 185th birthday present to itself and 50 of the brand's closest friends, Jaeger-LeCoultre has announced the Reverso Tribute Tourbillon Duoface, an ornate and limited edition expression of the brand's quintessential design. Not unlike the recent Reverso Tribute Gyotourbillon, this new model combines JLC's iconic Reverso design with a hit [...]

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Night At The Museum: ANA World’s Fair Of Money Kickoff Celebration in Philadelphia

By |2018-08-15T22:15:49+00:00August 15th, 2018|Blog|

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez, CDN Editor When I arrived in Philadelphia yesterday for the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World's Fair of Money, it was a surprisingly brisk Tuesday afternoon on the bourse floor at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Sure – it was opening day, so it's going to attract people. And there was certainly a good [...]

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Jim Rogers on Gold, Silver, Bitcoin and Blockchain’s “Spectacular Future”

By |2018-08-15T04:14:31+00:00August 15th, 2018|Blog|

Jim Rogers, legendary investor and “Adventure Capitalist” speaks with Mark O'Byrne, GoldCore's Director of Research, in the Goldnomics Podcast (Episode 7). Are the actions of the US administration making China great again? What currency is going to challenge the US dollar as the global reserve? What can we do to protect ourselves against the next [...]

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