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Masculine Monday: NY Antique Jewelry and Watch Show (and Tell)



Masculine Monday: Give Your Rolex Watch Away

Good Morning Everybody!  Hope that you’ve all rested up over the weekend, and that a case of the ‘Monday’s’ is not setting the mood for your day.  With Monday being reserved for our Masculine Monday Entries, today’s Masculine portion will come to you in a varied delivered way…

Today, Gents, our advice for some serious Girlfriend/Wife/Best Friend bonus points… give the lady your wristwatch.

Preferably, give her your Gents Rolex wristwatch!

Rolex GMT

We touched on this trend just as it was sparked a few months ago, where Jennifer Aniston and her men’s Rolex wristwatch was featured in our entry, ‘Breaking the Mold‘.  As time has passed, more and more gals are wanting a gents wristwatch, as opposed to a ladies model.

Along with the other most prevalent trends being shown by consumers at the New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show, which we’ll touch on later, many women are looking for Gents Rolex models for themselves. It has become one of the strongest trends withing the watch industry.

“Many women are looking for gents Rolex models for themselves. That is the new trend.” 

This comes straight from the source, the Raymond Lee Jewelers VP, who is currently exhibiting a carefully chosen selection of Raymond Lee Jewelers Antique Jewelry and Luxury Watches at the famous US Antique Show.

Being a true modern gentlemen with style and substance does require the ability to choose the perfect gift for the one you love. When the next Birthday or Anniversary rolls around, consider picking up your gal a Gents Rolex to light up her face with glee.

Better yet, find yourself a new timepiece to liven up the life on your wrist, and give her your current gents wristwatch as a gift. This will be both sweet and sentimental, and you’ll be thanking me in no time.

Julia working with clients at NY Antique Jewelry & Watch Show

Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show: Booth #1455 in Action

Raymond Lee Jewelers: Booth 1455

The Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show

Raymond Lee Jewelers in Trade Show Action

Vintage Omega Constellation

Vintage Omega Ladies

Vintage Rolex

Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Trade Show: Rapid Reporting via The Raymond Lee Jewelers Blog

“We’re waiting to get in..”
-Wednesday, June 1st 12:53p.m.

This was a message received while the crew of Raymond Lee Jewelers Las Vegas Venturers awaited the opening of Paris Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, where initial steps to register for the Las Vegas Antique Jewelery & Trade Show were about to commence.

2011 Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show

Today, June 2nd, will mark the first day of the annual Antique Jewelry & Watch Show in Las Vegas, the largest trade show of its kind in the United States.  For more information about US Antique Shows, including their upcoming Chicago based jewelry exhibit, visit

Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show Registration: June 1st (1:14pm EST)

It has been officially confirmed that Raymond Lee Jewelers have successfully been cleared through all the ropes, and starting today through June 5th, you can find us at Booth #1455, Paris Hotel Antique Jewelry & Watch Show held in the Banquet Hall.

Please visit for further information regarding the US Antique Trade Shows, and for ticket, directions or hotel specials available!

Hours are 11am to 7pm Today through Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sunday

Feature Friday: Omega Speedmaster Schumacher Edition

Feature Friday

Omega Speedmaster Schumacher Edition Red Chronograph

Michael Schumacher has been an Omega Ambassador since 1995. This Feature Friday Omega Speedmaster Schumacher Edition Red Chronograph watch was unveiled in July of 1996 by Michael Schumacher at his go-kart track in Kerpen, Germany. A yellow version of the Omega Speedmaster Schumacher addition was also available new from 1996 through 1999.

The casing is intricate and truly impressive, with racing wheels & tires which can be pushed together to conceal the watch, and pulled apart to reveal it. To stop the tire from rolling, there is a small stand. The left tire is marked “OMEGA Speedmaster,” & the right tire has Michaels displayed on it.

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Authentic Omega Speedmaster Schumacher Edition Red Dial Chronograph.


Omega Model:

Speedmaster Schumacher Edition


Between 1996-1999

Case Metal:

Stainless Steel

Case Measurement:



Red Leather with Tang Style Buckle




Stainless Steel






Chronograph, Hours, Minutes, and Seconds

Other Features:

Comes with Unique Wheel Design Case

Additional Details:

Band shows signs of wear, crystal is noticeably scratched

This your chance to own this Omega Speedmaster Schumacher Edition Red Dial Chronograph at an amazing price of $2,495 plus shipping Buy it Now or Best Offer.


View Item at Raymond Lee Jewelers eBay Store Here

Rolex Watches: Time to Invest

Exquisite Timepieces.. Ahead of Their Time 

Rolex watches have been an icon of ingenuity, precision and craftsmanship since the early 1900’s. It was over a hundred years ago that Rolex wristwatches designated the ultimate compass of quality and design in timepieces. Over a century of accomplishment and innovation by Rolex watch designs include chronometer certification, self-winding mechanisms, automatic time calibration and quartz movement. A name synonymous with luxury and precision, Rolex is the largest single luxury watch brand and among the 100 most valuable global brands.

Rolex Deep Sea

Founded in 1905, “Wilsdorf and Davis” began manufacturing and distributing wristwatches to jewelers in surrounding areas of London. Hans Wilsdorf and brother-in-law, Alfred Davis officially changed the trademark to “Rolex” in 1908 and opened an office in Switzerland. Rolex received the first ever Official Chronometer Certification to be awarded to a wristwatch just two years later. Becoming the first in 1910, Rolex remains the record holder today for most certified chronometer movements in wristwatches.

Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis continued breaking records with the exceptional precision of Rolex wristwatches, awarded with a Class “A” precision certificate in 1914 from The Kew Observatory in Great Britain. The flawless designs of remarkable engineering are seen as clearly today as they had been recognized on those infamous early decades of the 20th century. Rolex wristwatches are certainly standing the test of time, with continued innovation and impeccable quality.

A previously-owned Rolex watch has been revered and suggested as one of the wisest investment choices in both England and America. With retail prices for brand new models rising, there has been an increased popularity and availability of previously-owned Rolex watches. Rolex watches, particularly GMT-Master, Daytona and Submariner models have proven to maintain, and often rise in value over time.

Rolex Wristwatch

As consumers, we may never see a more fitting time to invest in a classic timepiece by Rolex. With jewelry retailers offering previously-owned Rolex watches with CW21 certification at remarkably affordable rates, it is undoubtedly time (no pun intended) to invest in a previously-owned luxury Rolex watch. The time to invest in a Rolex is at an all time high for luxury previously owned models. Raymond Lee Jewelers prides itself in being an industry leader in luxury pre-owned watches.  Located in the heart of Boca Raton, Florida, Raymond Lee Jewelers can offer the best value high end watches on the web.

Whether purchased for a loved one (this includes you), or for future use as a family keepsake, there has never been a better time to invest in a previously-owned Rolex wristwatch. As the ultimate emblem of innovation, accomplishment and cultural heritage, a previously-owned Rolex watch is not only a wise investment, but a sentimental and symbolic one as well.


Since 1983 Raymond Lee Jewelers has been a leader in buying and selling luxury preowned watches. Every watch Raymond Lee buys and sells is fully inspected and serviced by a our on-site certifed watch technician. At Raymond Lee Jewelers, we are able to provide the best prices on the web because of the volume of high end watches watches bought and sold.

CLICK HERE for Additional Info on luxury Pre-Owned Watches, Watch Trades and Watch Repair at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Preowned Luxury Watches: IWC Aquatimer

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Preowned Luxury Watches: IWC Aquatimer

The International Watch Co. (IWC) is one of the most well respected luxury Swiss watch companies in the world.  IWC is listed with such appreciated

companies as Rolex, Cartier, and Breitling.

Located in Schaffhausen, Switzerland IWC is one of the only luxury Swiss watch companies to be located in eastern Switzerland.

IWC was founded in 1868 and continues to sell thousands of watches all around the world.  One preowned luxury watches that is popular is the Aquatimer chronograph.

This Aquatimer has a very desirable 44mm stainless steel case.   It’s bracelet is blue and made of rubber.  It’s functional bezel is blue and orange with every five minute markers.  It’s scratch resistant sapphire crystal protects the watch from normal wear and tear.

This preowned luxury watches functions include a chronograph that can keep elapsed time.  It also has a day and date function at 3 O’clock.

This IWC Aquatimer retails for $5,300.  However, you can buy this gorgeous preowned luxury watches for only $3,995 at

by, Seth at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Preowned Luxury Watches: Rolex Yachtmaster

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The Rolex Yachtmaster is the classic watch for a boat owner.  The secondary function, besides the obvious hours and minutes, is a rotatable bezel that can keep track of elapsed time; such as in a regatta.  It also has a date window with a magnifying glass making it as easy as possible to read the date.

In the world of preowned luxury watches there is no better name than Rolex.  Rolex watches have an incredible residual value.  Rolex sport watches, like the Yachtmaster are one of the most desirable preowned luxury watches on the market.

Another special attribute the Yachtmaster has is its platinum bezel.  Unlike the Submariner and GMT-Master models that have either a stainless steel or ceramic bezel, the Yachtmaster’s platinum bezel helps protect the rest of the case.  It also gives off a brilliant shine for style purposes.

While a $10,950 list price may seem high, getting a preowned luxury watches can save you almost $4,000.  Raymond Lee Watches is selling the Yachtmaster for only $6,995.

by, Seth at Raymond Lee Jewelers

Tudor Daytona: Preowned Luxury Watches

Preowned Luxury Watches

Rolex Tudor: Preowned Luxury Watches

As Rolex gained popularity throughout the years their demand skyrocketed. Along with an increase in demand comes increase in prices. Rolex watches are now the most sold luxury Swiss watches in the world.

Because Rolex’s demand a high price tag a market opened up for more affordable watches with the same styling.  In 1946 Hans Wilsdorf started the Tudor line which were a more affordable option to Rolex.  Most Tudor’s were modeled after their Rolex counterpart.

One of the most popular preowned luxury watches that Tudor made was the Daytona.  Rolex also makes a watch that they call the Daytona and they have very similar looks and functions.

Both watches are designed around the chronograph function which makes it possible to time seconds and minutes, up to 30 minutes.  They both have a tachymetre bezel which can measure speed over a given distance.  They also both share the name Daytona which is reminiscent of a race.

Where the watches differ are in their prices.  The Tudor Daytona retails for around $5,000 while the Rolex Daytona retails for over $10,000.

Tudor recently stopped selling watches in the United States in 2004 due to a decrease in demand.  However, they are still sold all around the world in places that include Europe, South America, and South Asia.

Tudor watches still have a high residual value in the world of preowned luxury watches and are a more affordable option to Rolex.

by, Seth at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Breitling Super Avenger: Preowned Luxury Watches

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As we approach Christmas in the preowned luxury watches market we have seen an increase in sales of oversized watches.  The past couple of years has seen watches like the Breitling Super Avenger sell like crazy.  Measuring in at a whopping 48.4 mm, the case puts any gents watch to shame with its size.  As an industry standard, 36-40mm is correct for a gents watch.  The Super Avenger is 21% larger than the normal gents watch.

The Breitling Super Avenger is what Breitling is all about.  As far as preowned luxury watches go Breitling represents a large, hefty, and sturdy watch.  A watch that can withstand any environment.  To get the true feeling of a Super Avenger you must have it on your wrist.  Its massive size will make a statement no matter where it is worn.

It has a chronograph feature that can measure elapsed seconds and up to 30 minutes on two different dials.  It also has a date window.  Because it is automatic it is incredibly reliable especially for people who travel a lot and to not have time to leave it for a new battery.

The Breitling Super Avenger is an substantial watch built to last.

by, Seth at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Oprah’s Favorite Things: The Philip Stein Watch- Watch Sell

Watch Sell

Watch Sell

This year during Oprah’s annual Favorite Things segment, the legendary talk show host featured an exclusive watch from Philip Stein. If your not familiar with Oprah’s Favorite Things list, during this annual segment Oprah shares products with her audience that made an impression on her during the year. These items are typically great gift ideas for the holiday season but on occasion there are a few extravagant items, like this years 2011 Volkswagen Beetle. The biggest draw to this segment is the fact that the audience during the taping of this episode get all the items from the list for free! Thousands of dollars worth of free items tends to get peoples attention. Watch Sell.

This is the third time a Philip Stein watch has been featured on the show. This year the Philip Stein timepiece was created specifically to commemorate Oprah’s 25th anniversary on television. The specifically created watch has a
silver “O” on the dual dial and also features a “2” and “5”.

The Philip Stein watch comes in two forms: one with a fixed diamond bezel with a total carat weight of one carat and one with no diamonds. The retail value is approximately $700 with no diamonds and $2,300 with diamonds.

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Luxury Watch Production Slumps: Preowned Luxury Watches

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Preowned Luxury Watches

According to the latest edition of “Watch Time” magazine the production of preowned luxury watches has taken a dive.  They are basing this estimation on the amount of watches submitted for COSC.  (Watch movements that pass the rigorous test of the COSC receive a officially certified chronometer movement.)

Rolex, Breitling, and Omega are three of the biggest luxury Swiss watch companies and are also the three biggest who send their movements to COSC (accounting for 78% of all chronometers).  In 2009 the total for all companies submitting their watches to COSC dropped 27.4% to 1,160,631.  According to COSC, that is the lowest total since 2004.

It is obvious that this decline is due to the recent world recession.  Less people are buying preowned luxury watches during tough times.  However, I predict that next year production will increase.  It seems most of the world is recovering and people are more willing to spend their money.  Hopefully we will look back at 2010 and say the trend turned upwards.

by, Seth at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Preowned Luxury Watches: Breitling Bentley

Preowned Luxury Watches

Preowned Luxury Watches

The Breitling preowned luxury watch watch that catches the most attention is the Bentley.  The Breitling for Bentley line of watches are for those who want to make a statement of luxury.  Bentley specifically requested a line of Breitling watches that can match their luxury and design and thus the Breitling for Bentley line was created.  They usually have oversize cases to demand attention to the watch.

We recently purchased a preowned luxury watch Breitling for Bentley from the Bentley Motors model.  There are several models within the Breitling for Bentley line, with the Bentley Motors being the simplest (in a line of extravagant watches).  It has a large 48.7 mm case as standard size in gents is anywhere from 36-40 mm.  It has a working chronograph and tachometer bezel.  The watch’s case and bracelet are both of the highest quality stainless steel.  The “motor” that drives this preowned luxury watch is a Calibre 25B automatic movement.

One look at this watch from a distance will make you inquire as to what it is.  It is a watch made for those who want to make a statement of wealth.  The Bentley Motors line makes a great compliment to someone who owns a Bentley convertible or to anyone looking to look important.

by, Seth at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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