26 Nov '15, 9pm

How a Vintage Rolex Obsession Can Drive You Crazy

How a Vintage Rolex Obsession Can Drive You Crazy

The vintage collector is a radically different beast than the average timepiece lover, pining over objects that are rare, quite often unobtainable and wildly expensive. And when it comes to Rolex — where modest variations in coloring, fonts and serial numbers can make for huge price differences — collectors can go seriously down the rabbit hole. "Every collector is crazy in his own way," says watch dealer Alessandro Ciani, whose appointment-only shop in Westlake Village, Calif., is a treasure trove of vintage. He has seen the telltale signs: collectors obsessing for weeks over what to buy while constantly coming in to try on a watch and bringing in friends to get their opinions. "Once they know what they want," says Ciani, "they start stalking you. They will call you at midnight, at 7 a.m., when you're on vacation. A pathology of the real collector is this obsessive mania....

Full article: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/how-a-vintage-rolex...

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