WatchBox Studios: The Trading Desk

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WatchBox traders Jason and Josh give weekly breakdowns of the pre-owned luxury watch market. As traders that spend their days buying and selling certified pre-owned luxury watches from Rolex, Patek Philippe, Panerai, Omega, Breitling, Audemars Piguet (and many more) – Josh and Jason bring a unique perspective to the watch market . From uncovering fake watches to highlighting the coolest high horology watches to cross their desk, you won’t want to miss an episode of “The Trading Desk”!

Episode Date
029: A Deep Dive Into Jaeger-LeCoultre
41:15

Josh and Jason are back in the office this week! They're bring some serious heat with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor, Master Control, Reverso Skeleton, Duometre, Memovox Deep Sea, and plenty more! The duo are going to discuss the brand and their buying/selling power on the marketplace. If you appreciate high horology, you don't want to miss this one!

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/Wj4Qs8FAiDQ 

Buy, Sell, and Trade luxury watches with Jason and Josh: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned JLC: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/jaeger-lecoultre/ 

Dec 07, 2018
SPECIAL - Luxury Asset Capital Explained
23:52

We're proud to announce our partnership with Luxury Asset Capital! Luxury Asset Capital is a leader in the alternative financing market, enabling WatchBox clients to quickly access capital in exchange for one of their timepieces held as loan collateral.

The goal of the partnership is to enable our clients to quickly tap into the equity of their luxury assets for immediate cash needs without forfeiting ownership or future appreciation. Consider this one more avenue to 'unlock' the value of your watch collection. This episode is a special sneak peek into the capabilities of our partnership with Luxury Asset Capital provided by their CEO, Dewey Burke.

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/K3BXnM78eC0 

Buy, Sell, or Trade luxury watches with Jason and Josh: www.thewatchbox.com

Learn more about WatchBox and Luxury Asset Capital: https://www.thewatchbox.com/get-loan-watch/ 

Nov 30, 2018
028: Omega Black Friday Special
32:30

It's Black Friday so Jason and Josh are out getting great deals on unnecessarily large TV's. But what about deals on Omega watches? This week's episode is a pre-recorded special that's all about Omega, so come inside from the cold and tune in to The Trading Desk!

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/Faeyi1NqHuY 

Buy, Sell, or Trade luxury watches with Jason and Josh: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned Omega: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/omega 

 

 

Nov 23, 2018
027: How to Negotiate a Trade and Build a Relationship with a Dealer
46:58

Jason and Josh are here to unload all their insider knowledge as watch traders to benefit anyone buying and selling watches out there! The duo are starting the show with a "This or That" and comparing the Rolex Submariner and Patek Philippe Aquanaut. Then, the two are talking tonight about how to negotiate a trade with a watch seller to get the most bang for your buck. They also talk on how to build relationships with dealers to make your trading life easier down the road. You definitely don't want to miss this episode of "The Trading Desk!"

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/uAQlqQwEUHM 

Buy, Sell, or Trade luxury watches with Jason and Josh: www.thewatchbox.com 

Shop Pre-Owned Patek Philippe: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/patek-philippe   

Nov 16, 2018
026: Battle of the Rolex Watches and Evaluating the Current Market
43:24

Today for "This or That" the duo are comparing two Rolex watches in the form of the Rolex Milgauss against the Rolex Explorer II. Then, the pair are having a general discussion on the state of the watch industry. What's trending up, what's trending down, hot watches, and more will be discussed on this episode of "The Trading Desk!"

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/LzA38vnCynY 

Buy, Sell, or Trade luxury watches with Jason and Josh: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned Rolex: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/rolex/ 

Nov 09, 2018
025: Tales From the Trading Floor - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
37:42

Josh and Jason are back to tell some of their favorite stories from their everyday life as watch traders and give some insights into the industry as a whole. They're starting out with a "This or That" between the Hublot Big Bang Chronograph (301.PB.131.RX) and the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Flyback Chronograph (5085FA-3630-63B). Then, they're going to be live chat questions and talking the intricacies of their job! 

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/X_rRP0B2mwc 

Buy, Sell, or Trade luxury watches with Jason and Josh: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned Hublot: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/hublot 

Nov 02, 2018
024: What Watches Would You Buy If You Won The Lottery?
34:50

On this week's "This or That", Josh will put the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph against Jason's Richard Mille RM11-02 Flyback Chronograph. Then, the duo talk which watches they would buy if they won the lottery and take viewer suggestions for discussion! Don't forget to enter to win a Seiko Astron GPS Solar: http://swee.ps/gkkbKpOom 

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/ldSz_Y3ErxY 

Buy, Sell, or Trade luxury watches with Jason and Josh: www.thewatchbox.com

Show Pre-Owned AP: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/audemars-piguet/ 

 

Oct 26, 2018
023: Rolex, Omega, and Cartier!
40:02

Jason and Josh are re-united once more! Prepare for an in-depth discussion of Rolex, Omega, and Cartier plus answers to your questions in the live chat! This week's This or That is between IWC and JLC. We know which brand Tim would pick, but which watch suits your fancy?

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/DMznyNN73ms 

Buy, Sell, or Trade luxury watches with Jason and Josh: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned IWC: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/iwc/ 

Oct 19, 2018
022: Weekend Warrior Watches
31:58

C'Q the Watch Guy is back on The Trading Desk! This week's "This or That" pits C'Q's Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean with Jason's Tudor Pelagos LHD. Join the WatchBox traders as they talk about their Weekend Warrior Watches, everything from Omega to Oris, Seiko, Suunto, and G-Shock.

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/aMeQGxu_Tww 

Buy, Sell, or Trade luxury watches with Jason and C'Q: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned Tudor: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/tudor/ 

Oct 12, 2018
021: Exploring the World of Vintage Watches
32:49

Josh and Jason are back and this week they're taking aim at the vintage watch world. They're highlighting some of their favorite pieces from times long ago with both "This or That" and "Buy/Sell/Trade." In the first segment, Josh pits his champion of the Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Chronographe (25990.1.11.8186) vs. Jason's choice of the Omega Vintage Seamaster 1971 Flightmaster (ST145.0026). Then, they're deciding what pieces they would buy, sell, or trade out of the Omega Vintage Speedmaster Mark II (145.0014), the Patek Philippe Nautilus (3800/001), and the Rolex GMT-Master "Pepsi" (16750). You won't to miss this "vintage" episode of The Trading Desk!

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/TjOca8Pjrp4 

Buy, Sell, or Trade luxury watches with Jason and Josh: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned Omega: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/omega/ 

Oct 05, 2018
020: Jaeger-LeCoultre vs. Bulgari, Rolex Rumors, and Best Watches for Gifting
36:22

Josh and Jason have returned to dish out their watch trading knowledge! They start out with "This or That" as usual, pinning the Bulgari Octo Finissimo against the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Calendar. After that, they're touching on some rumors about Rolex swirling around and whether or not they think the white gold, Pepsi bezel GMT-Master II (116719BLRO) is going to be discontinued. Finally, the holidays are coming up so the duo offers some watches you can consider gifting to your loved ones including Oris, Longines, Tudor, Cartier, and more!

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/USCrLA7ASN8 

Buy, Sell, or Trade luxury watches with Jason and Josh: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned JLC: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/jaeger-lecoultre/ 

Sep 28, 2018
019: Breitling vs. Franck Muller, A Day in the Life of a Watch Trader
30:29

This week Jason is joined by WatchBox Senior Watch Buyer Peter Bell. The two are going to start out by playing a game of This-or-That, pitting the Breitling Montbrillant Spatiographe against the Franck Muller Casablanca Vegas Chronograph. Afterwards, they're discussing the day-to-day life of a watch trader and the watch industry from their side of things!

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/PQ_UW2A4WZI 

Buy, Sell, or Trade luxury watches with Jason and Peter: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned Breitling: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/breitling/ 

Sep 21, 2018
018: Rolex vs Rolex Gold Sport watches - Buy, Sell or Trade: Patek, Audemars, Hublot
34:52

Jason and Josh are back! It's the battle of Rolex in tonight's "This or That" with Josh choosing the Rolex GMT-Master II (116718LN) against Jason's Rolex Submariner Date "Smurf" (116619). Then, the duo are playing another game of Buy/Sell/Trade where they're talking chronographs. The Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1A, Audemars Offshore Chrono, and Hublot Big Bang Unico 45mm being discussed in depth. You won't want to miss this episode as the two traders will be imparting some serious watch industry knowledge!

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/-CMEF1GxJmM 

Buy, Sell, or Trade luxury watches with Jason and Josh: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned Rolex: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/rolex/ 

Sep 14, 2018
017: Predicting the Grand Prix D’Horlogerie De Geneve Winners!
28:03

Josh and Jason are gone so Jon, CQ, and Jay are all sitting down to discuss the upcoming Grand Prix D’Horlogerie De Geneve categories, nominees, and predictions! They're going to weigh in with their opinions on which brands like Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, TAG Heuer, De Bethune, and others deserve to win awards and why. You don't want to miss this!

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/HhPcXK__r3Q 

Buy, Sell, or Trade luxury watches with C'Q, Jon,and Jay: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned Ulysse Nardin: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/ulysse-nardin/ 

Sep 07, 2018
016: IWC & Zenith, Annual Calendars, Omega and Rolex
29:07

Jason is back for another episode with a special guest, a fan favorite, Jon Callahan. Tonight's show is all about IWC, Zenith, and also annual calendars by Omega and Rolex. 

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/9YTHT6YF3cY 

Buy, Sell, or Trade luxury watches with Jason and Jon: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned Zenith: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/zenith/ 

 

Aug 31, 2018
015: Patek Philippe vs. A. Lange & Sohne - Buy, Sell or Trade Rolex, Omega and Panerai
32:11

If you were given a Rolex Submariner, a Panerai 024, and an Omega Seamaster with the options of buying one, selling one, and trading one - what would you do? This week, Jason and Josh give their picks! Also, have you wondered who is the most famous person that Jason and Josh have sold watches to? Tune in to find out!

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/SffOXlpCGZw

Buy, Sell, or Trade luxury watches with Josh and Jason: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned Patek Philippe: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/patek-philippe/ 

 

Aug 24, 2018
014: Vacheron vs. Roger Dubuis - How to buy watches online, Skip the boutique?
34:15

With the craze about buying watches online, Jason and Josh decided it would be beneficial to convey their do's and don'ts when it comes to buying watches online. They'll also duel it out with this weeks "This or That" between Vacheron and Roger Dubuis where Josh hopes to pick up his first win.

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/U6jxFb3j2RE 

Buy, Sell, or Trade luxury watches with Josh and Jason: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned Vacheron Constantin: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/vacheron-constantin/  

Aug 10, 2018
013: Themed Watch Collections
36:49

This week Jason and Josh are playing this or that between an IWC Perpetual Calendar and the Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph. They'll also be unveiling the winner of a WatchBox roll for their contest asking viewers to send in pictures of their collections. Their market analysis will focus on the new 2018 Rolex GMTs (Pepsi, Root Beer, etc.) that are hitting the secondary market for the first time. They will also talk about collecting with a strategy by obtaining watches within a single theme.

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/6Pmys3jQSqk

Buy, Sell, or Trade luxury watches with Josh and Jason: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned Rolex: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/rolex/ 

Aug 03, 2018
012: Jason and Josh's Personal Watch Collections
35:43

This week Jason and Josh break down their personal watch collections. The spectrum of watches includes everything from Rolex to Swatch to Panerai, Seiko, Oris, Breitling, Shinola, Helbros, and Bell & Ross just to name a few. Not only will they talk about their current collection, but they'll also talk about the watches that got away over years of collecting. You can tell a lot about someones personality through their collecting habits, especially when it comes to watches. Tune in for some good old collector talk.

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/v2uOTnyfuyw

Buy, Sell, or Trade luxury watches with Josh and Jason: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned Rolex: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/rolex/ 

Jul 27, 2018
011: Looking at Entry Level Watches and Warranties
37:18

Josh and Jason are back to provide insider knowledge to the world of watches. This week, they're talking entry level watches and which watches are best to start out a collection. They're looking at brands like Oris, Tudor, Seiko, Sinn, Bell and Ross, Tutima, Doxa, TAG Heuer, Longines, and more! That's not all though, they're also discussing warranties, what they cover, and whether you should think about a buckle-to-buckle warranty. Make sure to tune in, you won't want to miss what they have to say!

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/le2H8fgNZ5c

Buy, Sell, or Trade luxury watches with Josh and Jason: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned Tudor: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/tudor/ 

Jul 20, 2018
010: From Rolex to Panarai - How Fake Watches Enter the Marketplace
33:54

Jason and Josh are back together this week to explain how it is that fake and counterfeit watches can find themselves onto the marketplace. They show an amazing example of a fake PAnerai and talk about where they come from and some of the ways the makers of these replica pieces are able to get away with selling the fake watch onto someone new. And of course, they start out the show with a game of this or that between the Panerai Radiomir 1940 and Parmigiani Tonda 1950. Tune in for all this information and more!

Check out this podcast as a video: https://youtu.be/46pPLIHGt7E

Buy, Sell, or Trade luxury watches with Josh and Jason: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned Rolex: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/rolex/

Shop Pre-Owned Panarai: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/panerai/ 

Jul 13, 2018
009: Assessing the Shift in Today's Watch Industry
36:36

This week Josh is joined by the one and only George Mayer to talk about the recent changes the watch industry is experiencing. The brands they will cover include Rolex, Patek Philippe, FP Journe, Audemars Piguet, and how brands have started to adapt to the secondary market through re-evaluating their prices and business models. George's industry experience is second to none having dealt with the brands directly for years. 

Check this podcast out as a video: https://youtu.be/A4_Ban8m3bw

Buy, Sell, or Trade luxury watches with Josh and Jason: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned Rolex: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/rolex/ 

Jul 06, 2018
008: Watches That Hold Value vs. Value Plays
35:49

Josh is back at the Trading Desk to team up with Jason and provide their insider views to the watch industry. They're starting out the show with a this or that between the Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Blue Sea and the Calibre Cartier Diver. Then, they provide their analysis on pre-owned watches that are almost sure to hold value versus ones that are value plays. 

Check this podcast out as a video: https://youtu.be/xT3o025CTl4

Buy, Sell, or Trade luxury watches with Josh and Jason: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Dive Watches: https://goo.gl/7deEHe 

Jun 29, 2018
007: Watch Collecting Advice
30:55

Jason is back this week for another week of The Trading Desk, but no Josh. Jason is joined by a WatchBox Studios favorite; C'Q the Watch Guy. This week's topic is all about watch collecting of all levels whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced collector. The guys will explain the different levels of collecting and things to look out for at each stage. The hunt is always thrilling, but enjoying the watch is equally as thrilling. Tune in for more!

Check this podcast out as a video: https://youtu.be/wzFeOs9n2lQ

Buy, Sell, or Trade luxury watches with Josh and Jason: www.thewatchbox.com

BEST OF THE WEEK (JLC vs. JOURNE): https://youtu.be/cWG7xXTNpJE 

Jun 22, 2018
006: Rolex President vs. F.P. Journe Chrono and Watches That Hold Value
43:33

Tonight on The Trading Desk, Josh and Jason are back to provide their insights as watch traders into the world of luxury timepieces. They're starting with the usual This or That, pitting the Rolex President against an F.P. Journe Chrono. Their market analysis this week revolves around watches that hold value and the whole idea of investing in watches. They've also brought in a couple of Gerald Perregaux to show in person and talk about the brand. Don't miss it tonight on The Trading Desk!

Check this podcast out as a video: https://youtu.be/D5ERKJse_Ts

Buy, Sell, or Trade Luxury Watches with Josh and Jason: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned Rolex: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/rolex/

Shop Pre-Owned F.P. Journe: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/f-p-journe/ 

Jun 15, 2018
005: Vintage Inspired Dive Watches Under $2000
35:35

This week Jason and Josh give the most honest assessment on the current state of the watch industry, providing insight on purchasing a new watch vs. purchasing in the gray market vs. purchasing a pre-owned timepiece. Then the duo talks about the benefits of relationship building when it comes to purchasing watches, and how to foster a solid relationship with your watch dealer.

Check this podcast out as a video: https://youtu.be/kt01AXpRZ4Y

Buy, Sell, or Trade luxury watches with Josh and Jason: 

Shop Dive Watches: https://goo.gl/7deEHe 

Jun 08, 2018
004: Richemont Buys Watchfinder, Talking Breguet, Hublot, and More!
37:09

This week, meet C'Q, another WatchBox trader filling in for Jason. Josh and C'Q are playing another "This or That" in the battle of gold calendars with the Breitling Navitimer Heritage Chronograph and the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar. They also talk industry news, including all the implications on the trading side of the industry with Richemont buying Watchfinder. They also brought some watches from headquarters to discuss, and as always, are taking live chat questions, so make sure to tune in for another episode of The Trading Desk!

Check this podcast out as a video: https://youtu.be/DY9AcJXC7mI

Buy, Sell, or Trade Luxury Watches with Josh and Jason: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Pre-Owned Breitling: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/breitling/ 

Jun 01, 2018
003: Rare vs. Valuable Watches
38:32

This week Jason and Josh will be talking about what they see happening with the market and opine on the topic of Rare vs. Valuable watches existing in the pre-owned market. The "This or That" feature is on the category of travel sport watches under $15,000 USD between Rolex and Jaeger-LeCoultre. Tune in for some watch talk! Let us know which would be your pick for the "This or That".

Check this podcast out as a video: https://youtu.be/VyMXZcpADfw 

Buy, Sell, or Trade Luxury Watches with Josh and Jason: www.thewatchbox.com

See our watches over $100K: https://www.thewatchbox.com/product-category/preowned-watches/?price_range=over100k 

May 25, 2018
002: Analyzing Auction Results From Rolex, AP, FP Journe, and More!
39:38

Jason Mane and Josh Thanos return after another exciting week of trading, buying, and selling in the watch world. This week, the duo are analyzing some recent auction results from brands like Rolex, Omega, and F.P. Journe. They'll walk us through their insider opinion on what drove the sales, the prices the watches were fetched at, and the overall state of the market in hindsight of these sales.

Check this podcast out as a video: https://youtu.be/tLMFQAaG3qE

Buy, Sell, or Trade Luxury Watches with Josh and Jason: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop Rolex: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/rolex/ 

May 18, 2018
PREMIERE: Current Market State of the A. Lange & Sohne Datograph
41:57

JASON AND JOSH ARE HERE! They're talking all the watches that come across their trading desks including Panerais, IWC, Zenith, A. Lange & Sohne, and more! Yes, you heard it here first! Join us for the series premiere of "The Trading Desk" featuring Jason Mane and Josh Thanos where they will be discussing the collectors landscape and current state of the pre-owned watch market. Jason and Josh come from a background of buying, selling, and trading watches on a daily basis therefore providing you with the most accurate information and informative criticism on the best moves to make when it comes to your watch collection. Are you looking to buy, sell, or trade a watch? They can help with your every need. In this episode the guys battle it out with a "This or That" segment between IWC and Zenith. Interested in the pre-owned watch market and want to learn more? This is your show. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the series premiere of WatchBox Studios' first ever podcast!

Check this podcast out as a video: https://youtu.be/30lodZMLuu4

Buy, Sell, or Trade Luxury Watches with Josh and Jason: www.thewatchbox.com

Shop IWC: https://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/iwc/

 

May 11, 2018