Rolex Explorer 2 Love: Patek Philippe Discontinued Watches; Best Watches Under $10,000; Watch Buying

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Watch buyers, watch collectors, and luxury watch enthusiasts know that “Watches Tonight” with Tim Mosso is the top live streaming web show on YouTube! Tonight, Tim discusses the late breaking news of discontinued Patek Philippe watches for 2019 and what it means to watch buyers seeking to add a Nautilus Annual Calendar 5726, a Calatrava 5296, a Regulator 5235G, or a last-licks 5170P chronograph; time is short for these Patek Philippe models.

Separately, Tim shares his love for the Rolex Explorer 2 reference 216570. Although seemingly consigned to a permanent second stage by the headlining Rolex GMT Master II, the 216570 is a brash, versatile, and worthwhile luxury sports watch for those who want the full Rolex experience but don’t run with the herd. Even better for open-minded Rolex buyers is the fact that the Explorer II ranks among the few current stainless steel Roled sports watches that sells pre-owned for close to its retail price and often can be purchased at authorized Rolex dealers with no waiting period…

Tim expands on his discussion of unheralded collectible watches with a review of the best watches priced below $10,000 U.S. Sports watches dominate the discussion, but versatile references from Tim’s list could accompany a suit with ease; the Breguet Type XX 3800 Aeronavale; the Jaeger LeCoultre Master Compressor Memovox; the Paul Gerber Model 42 Synchron DT Pilot’s Watch; the MIH watch, and the exotic Zenith El Primero Rattrapante chronometer chronograph.

Should you trust online influencers to guide your watch collection? Tim Mosso has been called an “influencer” of watch enthusiasts, but he rejects the term. In general, it’s best for watch collectors to steer clear of those who peddle taste and influence; a stranger is a terrible candidate to help you select your dream watch. Tune out the noise of the Internet and tune into your heart’s inner voice… or buy the wrong watch and be disappointed.

Finally, Tim reflects on his past as a watch collector, mistakes he has made, and advice he can give to watch collectors at different points in their journeys. Tim has bought watches, sold watches, and learned from his experiences. In short, have a plan, but don’t be rigid; shop more, buy less; learn what you like, and set a limit for the number of watches in your collection. The last point is key, because it will force watch buyers to get in touch with personal tastes, needs, priorities, and build a watch collection that reflects these preferences.




Jon Chaton says:

Wisest of words, Tim. Thanks so much for loving watches more than pride and profit!

scott satren says:

That was terrific self reflection on your personal journey of collecting. I always kept thinking to myself when doing the math that you had one hell of collection for such a short period of time in which a collection like yours could have easily taken a lifetime to put together. You gave the best advise ” More time shopping, less time buying” its far to easy to get caught up in our crazy passion & fail to see the forrest through the trees. Thanks Tim!

Eastwood Tillman says:

Another wonderful show Tim – thank you and cheers

syl pascale says:

The best watch review channel on YouTube, Tim is the best.

Bubba B says:

Good show Mosso, it appears PP is cleaning out the closet, nothing too appealing. Well IMO. I appreciate Tim’s explanation on influence and agree with his input, but it is all perception. I would not call Mosso an influencer. I would call him a highly respected consultant to watch horology indeed. Mosso is the walking Wikipedia who will provide you with every pro and con on a watch you favor. Mosso is professional, open, honest, and willing to help. Mosso has skillz. Good show Tim and thank you. So many watches so little time. Shall we proceed?

Daniel Katz says:

Habring, Felix 2, is a subtle beauty, somewhat reachable for me, not now, has one the under $8000/Euro equivalent award in Switzerland , the Petite something or other award……..yet service costs probably high , and i would be concerned about every day use…maybe I’m attracted too much to the award watch as opposed to , its for me watch

Rainyfeels says:

The older model Explorer II 16570 is just a perfect watch imo. Far better than the current 216570, for those looking for a great modern and more proportional design, check that out.

TheWatchCatalogue says:

I cannot confirm anywhere discontinuation of Nautilus 5726. Can someone point me towards where I could read it for myself?

Brad G. says:

Great show as usual. The problem with watch collecting is that where a person is in their life and tastes changes. The watches a person likes and may even love in their 30’s may very well be different when they are mid-career in their mid 40’s. Their are watches that I’ve bought in the past that I no longer own because I was at a different place financially and emotionally at the point of purchase than where I am today. I wouldn’t necessarily call past purchases a mistake but it’s easy criticize and question past purchases when hindsight is 20/20.


I wanted to ask you tim… what’s your impression of the new red reverso compared to the previous rouge?

Tom Lucas says:

Yes you are an influencer;) just looked up a patek 5235, beautiful watch and intresting explenayion of the movement. You have good taste

A Wilson says:

I’m a huge fan of the Breguet Type XX (I owned one for awhile). Another option in the ‘Daytona Alternative’ space is the Zenith Rainbow. (the original, not the upsized reboot). 40mm, historical movement with flyback chrono, military history, unidirectional bezel, and while the chrono pushers aren’t screw down (same with the Breguet), it still has some water resistance. You get all this for under $5k.

Alec Tang says:

Great show as always Tim, especially about your collection history.
I’ve always loved the Master Compressor series, especially the Navy Seals and that Memovox. However, I can’t see past the large compressor crowns. Maybe I need to try them on. They were daring designs for sure.

enriqueali says:

You must lots of disposable income to afford so many watches.

Mihaiukuk says:

Oh.. you’re not Chief horology officer anymore?haha some titles..I am God in my make me tired. It’s just watches. I know you’re earning money from selling people false ideas they are sophisticated if they have an expensive watch..but you’re not solving the global warming problem. Haha….fools

WatchBox Reviews says:

By the way, I meant to say “3-Barrel, 5-day power reserve” for the Blancpain. That’s a solid 120+ hour monster, not a 72-hour!

Wiseguy724 says:

Tim, love your take/description of this influencer term. I take no part in any social media with an exception to this show and a tech/computer hardware channel. I use that exact phrase, “social lemmings” all the time when I have to explain my social media absence to others. Quality over quantity here, not mindless scrolling. thank you for keeping your content entertaining as well as full of great information without all the extra fluff that YouTube seems to thrive on. Also shout out to Jason Mane, I can tell from watching his show he is a man of conviction and does what he likes, despite occasional ribbing from parties with opposing views, I’m sure you know what I mean.

 Great insight onto your collection history as well. I feel like what you said about finding a theme that speaks to your heart is a great way of building a solid collection of “forever” pieces. Take care!

Underdog says:

King of watch reviewers and humble with it. Inspired me tonight to get my fourth watch, the rhodium datejust is next I hope. Plain bezel on non jubilee.

VaggnerVanLange says:

The ultimate watch nerd in a good way ! Your knowledge about watches is amazing ! I admire you !

Squiggly phrank says:

There was a girl that walked into a coat shop and told the manager she has 7k followers. She told her she will give the store a shout-out if she can get a discount. Store said no. She had colorful hair.

six and a third inches sixteen centimeters says:

Tim “Tug Boat” Mosso 😉

Gerold At Large says:

I own no Jlc. But I always enjoyed your demonstration and descriptions of them.

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