One to watch

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.

David Duggan featured in Watch Pro Magazine's Big Interview
Tracey Llewellyn, from Watch Pro Magazine was so keen to interview David about the boom in collecting.
David Duggan is actively looking to buy watches from the public.
Around 99% of the watches sold by David Duggan are purchased from members of the Public.
Why oversized watches for women are here to stay
David Duggan explores the trend for women’s oversized watches, plus the female celebrities choosing oversized Patek Philippe, Rolex and Cartier models
Smart Versus Mechanical Watch: There's a Place for Both
Can the mechanical timepiece survive the rise of the smartwatch? One to Watch takes a look at how the smartwatch has evolved, what it can do, and what this means for the mechanical watch market.
From Blackburn to Burlington
Find out how David’s career started on with pocket watches and old coins before becoming one of London's best-known watch dealers, in the first part of the David Duggan Story.
8 of the most Romantic Gestures in Watch History
Throughout history, famous people, from royalty to presidents, pop stars to Hollywood heavyweights, have pledged their enduring devotion with a timepiece. Here are some of our favourites…
Rectangular Watches: The ‘sleepers’ of the Luxury Watch Market
We have noticed a particular decline in the past 20 years in the popularity of angular, square-faced and rectangular models. But, rarity drives price and the good news is that from Rolex to Patek, these timepieces demand a fraction of the price of their circular counterparts.
The Best Rose Gold Unisex Watches for Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to share the love than with a beautiful timepiece in rose gold? On trend for the past couple of years, everyone from Michelle Obama to Minnie Mouse is falling for this delicate take on gold. One to Watch takes a look at this popular metal and shares some of David’s favourite rose gold timepieces.
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.
Choosing the perfect Valentine timepiece
A pre-owned, luxury timepiece might be just the thing to make your Valentine’s Day one to remember.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Valentine’s Gifts Guide for Her & Him
If you are looking for that ideal present your loved one this Valentine’s day, let us inspire your romantic gesture with our handpicked favourite David Duggan pre-owned luxury watches for her and for him
Interview with David Duggan On 'How To Care for Your Luxury Timepieces'
Luxury watches such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, Cartier, Vacheron, Panerai, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Lange & Sohne and IWC are an asset and they can be a fantastic investment as long as they last for a long period of time. Therefore, taking good care of them is extremely important. With 20 years' experience in the watch business, he is happy sharing some advice on how to care for your luxury timepieces.
Planning on purchasing a luxury watch? 5 questions you should ask yourself…
If you are thinking about investing in a luxury watch you’re about to enter a tricky marketplace. With such a rich and varied history there are so many choices out there, which can make choosing the right timepiece for you overwhelmingly confusing.