5 Luxury Watches Worth Investing in Right Now

As a noted timepiece specialist and the founder of Analog/Shift, a top-drawer boutique offering a curated selection of vintage watches for discerning collectors, James Lamdin spends his days buying, selling and brokering some of the most exceptional timepieces in the world. Lamdin, who drives a classic 1967 Porsche 912, has an impressive collection in his own right, of course.

Lamdin’s team has a cumulative 40 years of wristwatch-collecting experience. Each month they offer a small, carefully assembled collection of beautiful watches from highly desirable brands like Rolex, Omega, Doxa and Heuer, as well as some lesser known and harder to find models. Each has been thoroughly checked over by a professional watchmaker and is ready to wear.

Vintage wristwatch values have been on the rise since the early 2000s, and records have been set and broken nearly every year at prestigious auction houses in the United States, Europe and Asia. While Lamdin generally recommends buying wristwatches for enjoyment rather than purely as investments (after all, you can wear them while they appreciate), he does offer advice for speculating within the luxury timepiece market; and his recommendations for investment pieces aren’t purely of the vintage nature.  

Here are his top five recommendations for modern luxury watches sure to bring enhanced returns in the near future. And surprise—not a single one of them is a Rolex or Patek Philippe:

Jared Paul Stern

Jared Paul Stern, JustLuxe's Editor-at-Large, is the Executive Editor of Maxim magazine and has written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the New York Times' T magazine, GQ, WWD, Vogue, New York magazine, Details, Hamptons magazine, Playboy, BlackBook, the New York Post, Man of the World, and Bergdorf Goodman magazine among others. The founding editor of the Page Six magazine, he has al...(Read More)

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