Jewellery appraising is a profession that has evolved over many decades, but watch appraising seems to still be in its infancy. Appraising watches requires a deep understanding of the product, the consumer, and the marketplace.
Hakim El Kadiri walks the Rado booth at Baselworld with the air of a proud papa. With a couple dozen watches peeking out from various wall and standalone cases, he knows them all, inside and out. And so he should.
Most teenage boys are keen on video games, MP3 players, and skateboards. So when watch retailer and aficionado Daniel Freiberg found himself discussing the ins and outs of a $5000 Bell & Ross timepiece with a 14-year-old, he couldn’t help but be just as enthused as the youngster.