Over the course of the last six months, our way of life has completely changed. COVID-19 has ground international travel to a halt, millions have lost their jobs, and we still face more uncertainty as there is no timeframe for when things will, if ever, “get back to normal.” Despite all this, interest in watches has never been stronger – waiting lists at authorized dealers are longer than they have ever been, and interest in watch auctions has propelled prices further into the stratosphere. As we adjust to life in the “no contact” age, what stays the same and what changes? Is now the right time to buy, or the right time to sell? At the September 2020 meeting of the Horological Society of New York, Eric Ku will discuss how to navigate the waters of watch collecting in the time of COVID-19.
About Eric Ku
Eric Ku is an internationally recognized expert in vintage and contemporary watches. In 2005, he launched the website 10 Past Ten, specializing in the sale of fine and rare vintage Rolex watches. His interest in the scholarship of vintage Rolex led him to acquire the Vintage Rolex Forum in 2013. Vintage Rolex Forum has been the epicenter of scholarly discussion about all topics relating to vintage Rolex since its inception in 1999. In 2016, he co-founded Los Angeles Watchworks, a business specializing in the service and restoration of vintage and modern timepieces. A member of the GPHG Academy, Ku has served on the jury twice, helping to recognize achievements and innovation in watchmaking.
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