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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.

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.
A Guide to: the power reserve indicator complication
The nearest thing to a fuel gauge on a wristwatch, the power reserve indicator is a real collector's complication. David Duggan explores the history and craftsmanship of the power reserve indicator in his latest in depth article.
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.
A guide to: Alarm Complications
We discover how the fully functioning mechanical alarm watch was developed by watchmakers Vulcain in 1947 and what the complication has developed into.
A Guide to: Triple Date and Annual Calendar Watch Complications
After looking at the legacy of the Day-Date complication, in the second instalment of our One To Watch series on horological complications, we explore the world of triple date and annual calendars.
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.
A Watch for Every Type Of Holiday Getaway
Holiday season is upon us but which watch should you take? The answer of course depends on the kind of holiday you love, but whether you’re an intrepid explorer, a keen diver, or simply prefer to relax on the beach – we’ve got the watch for you.
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.
Five iconic dress watches for the festive season
Simpler than their complicated cousins, but no less stylish, the dress watch is all about thin cases, clean dials and simple straps. These watches are a byword in class and during the festive season they are the perfect option for collectors and tricky recipients alike.
The Reverso Story: Jaeger-LeCoultre’s watch-with-a-twist
In 2016, Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrated the Reverso’s 85th anniversary, but 2017 has been another busy year for the iconic watch model. We look at one of the most distinctive watches of the past century to find out more about the enduring legacy of the original, reversible timepiece.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jaeger LeCoultre Comes Full Circle with New Geophysic
Jaeger LeCoultre Comes Full Circle with New Geophysic