The world's most celebrated watch trade shows, the International Watch & Jewelry Guild (www.iwjg.com), the WWT Watch and Jewelry show (www.wwtshows.com), and the U.S. Antique Show (www.lasvegasantiquejewelryandwatchshow.com) will be in Las Vegas later this month. Thousands of high-end watch dealers will attend the shows, and so will THE WATCH ADVISER! WWT is held over Memorial Day weekend; IWJG runs from the 25th through the 26th; the Antique show begins on the 28th and concludes that Sunday. For many, it will be a week of nonstop buying and selling. Furthermore, the shows present an outstanding atmosphere where you can see what the market has to offer, determine what timepieces are most popular, and connect with fellow dealers.
If you're into vintage, I highly recommend visiting the IWJG and WWT shows. An array of exceptional vintage wristwatches are exhibited by the hundreds of table holders. You can literally find anything there, from a time-only Omega Seamaster to a steel Patek Philippe 1463. IWJG has an abundance of contemporary watch dealers in addition to vintage watch dealers. On the other hand, WWT is almost entirely comprised of a vintage crowd, yet there are a handful of excellent dealers selling new watches. My advice: Go to both!
The Antique Show in Vegas isn't nearly as watch-oriented as Miami's Antique show; however, some big-time dealers still attend. And if you want to spend the day antiquing then you're in luck!
Remember, all trade shows are members-only. If you are a dealer and wish to becomes a member of one of these organizations/shows, please visit the aforementioned websites. Thank you!