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Our One to Watch blog features exciting industry news, buying guides for wristwatches and commentary from David and the team. Showcasing the most exceptional and rare timepieces, from Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier, Vacheron, Jaeger-Le-Coultre and other fine names.

Debriefing from Baselworld 2017
This year's Baselworld had a distinctively vintage feel. Read our field notes on the watch and jewellery exhibition's 100th anniversary.
Baselworld: What to Expect
Baselworld – the world’s largest watch fair – is fast approaching, which means another opportunity to see the world’s finest watches and jewellery over eight frenetic days. Last year, 1,500 of the world’s most famous and prestigious brands congregated in Basel, Switzerland, to unveil their new collections and dazzle the crowds.
Here come the girls
Historically, the luxury watch market has always been regarded as a bit of a male domain. After all, men don’t tend to get the chance to wear other jewellery.
Timepiece tales
We go behind the scenes at David Duggan Watches to bring you the first in a series of posts revealing some of the most interesting stories behind the watches that the team has bought and sold over the years.
Selling your pre-owned watch? It’s in good hands…
David Duggan talks to One to Watch about four decades of buying watches and why he loves the chase.
Choosing the perfect Valentine timepiece
A pre-owned, luxury timepiece might be just the thing to make your Valentine’s Day one to remember.
The Bespoke Suit: Essential Gentleman Wear
Wearing a rare, vintage timepiece shares that same appeal as wearing an entirely bespoke suit – that exclusive, extravagant attraction to owning something no one else does. And, much like a classic timepiece, a bespoke suit is an investment.
A Watch Lover's Christmas Gift Guide
It can be hard to know quite what to buy a lover of vintage, luxury watches – short of purchasing another timepiece for their collection.
Choosing an Engagement Watch
The upcoming festive season is a favourite time for a wedding proposal. If you’re considering asking your male partner to marry you, but don’t want to buy a ring, why not consider a pre-owned luxury watch? We asked David Duggan expert Lana for her tips on how to choose the perfect engagement watch.
David Duggan Shares Tudor Story with Watchuseek
For luxury watch enthusiasts, all eyes have recently been on our showroom following the high profile launch of David Duggan Watches as the only approved retailer of both vintage and new iconic Tudor watches.
David Duggan Celebrates Tudor Launch with London's Luxury Watch Community
Mayfair’s historic Burlington Arcade became a mecca of luxury watch appreciation on Wednesday the 21st September, when our very own David Duggan and team welcomed the great and the good of the horological world to mark the launch of a new collection of Tudor watches at David’s showroom.
David Duggan Introduces New and Vintage Tudor Range
David Duggan Watches is delighted to announce that we have been appointed as an Official Tudor Retailer and are unique in being able to offer both new and pre-owned vintage Tudor watches.
The Tradition of Perpetual Invention
Today, Jaeger LeCoultre remains one of the most recognisable and desirable names in luxury watches. So what makes the heritage of Jaeger LeCoultre so special? David Duggan takes a closer look.
Living luxury watches at Mayfair’s Burlington Arcade
The historic auspices of Burlington Arcade have been home to David Duggan Watches since 2002, and we love welcoming our clients in London Mayfair’s best loved luxury shopping location.
Luxury watch servicing - Mayfair
Before joining the David Duggan team, Ian spent many years working for some of the biggest brands, such as Cartier and Patek Philippe. And, he has a wealth of experience servicing and repairing Rolex, Vacheron and Jaeger-LeCoultre.
Classic Cars and the Rolex Daytona
Classic Cars and the Rolex Daytona
Sunseeker celebrates Baselworld 2016
Baselworld 2016 opened on the 17th March and is now in full swing. Across the world, all eyes will be on the world’s most important jewellery and watch show.
Investing in a Patek Philippe
David Duggan published a guest article with Watchuseek on the rare and wonderful world of Patek Philippe. Aspirational and extraordinary, this is a maker David has always had a very special affiliation with, so he was more than happy to share his expertise on how to invest in a Patek Philippe with breaking the bank.
Philip Smith Takes the Rolex and the Title at the Ultimate Pair
On the 16th February, our very own David Hagan was at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School to crown the winner of this year’s Ultimate Pair.
Who will win a David Duggan Rolex at The Ultimate Pair this year?
The battle is heating up at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School’s (RBSS) annual shooting competition, with finalists set to fight it out for the biggest prizes in clay pigeon shooting on 16 February.
Patek Philippe to Drive New Masters of Luxury Watch Repair
News that luxury watchmaking master Patek Philippe has opened its own watch school in New York City should excite pre-owned luxury watch enthusiasts and those devoted to the new and extraordinary alike.
Rolex - The Uncompromising Swiss Master
Widely acknowledged as one of the world’s most recognisable brands, Rolex has become synonymous with what the company itself acknowledges as “impossible standards”. To wear a Rolex is more than a style choice.
Patek Philippe - The Rare and the Extraordinary
Almost two centuries of watchmaking heritage lie behind the name Patek Philippe – a maker that inspires fierce loyalty amongst connoisseurs and fierce envy amongst the rest of us.
Luxury Watches on Holiday
After a long, tough winter we’re finally seeing the summer months coming in, bringing with them the promise of jetting off to a well-deserved break. Whether you pack light or heavy, a reliable timepiece is a travel essential for many people – and if you’re a luxury watch enthusiast you’ll probably be tempted to take this chance to enjoy your favourite possession away from home.
Selling your luxury watch? Here’s what you need to know
Make sure you don’t get caught out, here are David Duggan’s top three tips to ensure that you make a sale you’re delighted with, equipping you to go out and search for your next investment.