An Abbreviated Guide: The Pros and Cons of Being a Watch Dealer

Photo Courtesy of Davide Parmegiani

My involvement in watch dealing has heightened within the past year. Hitherto, I would flip a watch or two every month. Nowadays, I buy, sell, and trade about five to ten watches, particularly vintage Rolex, per week. 

Photo Courtesy of Rolex Passion Report

From a financial standpoint, I have found watch dealing to be incredibly beneficial; however, I do what I do simply out of my passion for beautiful vintage watches.  In contrast to bloggers, who travel solely for Baselworld, SIHH, and GPHG, full-time watch dealers travel to various domestic and international trade shows throughout the course of the year. Just to name a few, IWJG, WWT, Mercanteinfiera Parma (Parma show), the Munich show, and Hong Kong's renowned "Coin" show. Most importantly, as a dealer, not a moment goes by where I don't learn something new regarding watches, business, and life!

So let's get to it!



  1. Waking Up Everyday and Doing What You Love
  2. You're Your Own Boss
  3. No School
  4. Money...No Limit on How Much You Can Make
  5. Travel
  6. Friends That Are Like Family
  7. Hot Girls 
  8. An Ever-Changing Watch Collection
  9. Good Food: Just Don't Eat Too Much!
  10. The Best Parties 
  11. We've Got Style
  12. Like Tennis, Something You Can Enjoy Your Entire Life


  1. Last Minute Travel (Quite Exciting in Many Instances)
  2. Can't Wear All My Watches at Once
  3. Not Enough Hours in the Day