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Classic Rolex? Yawn. Meet the new class of status watches

Classic Rolex? Yawn. Meet the new class of status watches
The Wall Street Journal
By Shane C. Kurup, with photos by F. Martin Ramin “When you walk around, you just see a sea of pretty standard faces,” said Eddie Lam, 39, who works in financial services in Manhattan. He’s talking about humdrum watches: so-called “desk diver” models with black dials and chunky digits, chronographs covered in fussy mini-dials, blocky Apple watches. But you won’t find a standard ticker on Lam’s wrist. He’s a keen collector of quirky timepieces with semiprecious stone dials. A favouri...

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