Every year, new watches are introduced and at the same time watches are discontinued. Many people have this question, the number of discontinued fake watches will be less and less, so will it be worth more and more? This guy a practical but interesting question. Next, let me give my personal opinion.
First of all, the facts tell us that the vast majority of discontinued watches do not appreciate in value. In other words, most watches are not worth what they are worth. Let’s see what the reason is.
Why Do The Vast Majority Of Discontinued Watches Not Increase In Value?
- Mass Production
The vast majority of watches sold in the marketplace are mass-produced. These watches are produced in very large quantities, from tens of thousands, to hundreds of thousands, or even millions. So these exact replica watches can be found in the market in large quantities even after production of these watches is discontinued. As an example, the Rolex Submariner 116610 copy being produced is very popular, but it is still very easy to buy a discontinued Rolex Submariner 16610. Not only is the Submariner 16610 easy to buy, but it is also much less expensive.
The vast majority of watches are discontinued because they are replaced by new, upgraded models. In this new era, watches are being upgraded even faster, especially movements. For example, Omega best fake watches went from a 2500 to an 8500 to an 8900 movement. Many other watch brands switched from the original general-purpose movement to in-house movements. The newer the movement, the better the performance, and the discontinued watches will definitely not perform as well as the new upgraded ones.
- Fashion Trends
The popularity of watches has changed dramatically from the past to the present. One of the most obvious changes is the size of the watches. Many of the discontinued watches have smaller diameters. For example, the case size of the Rolex Air-King 114200 is only 34mm. Obviously, this small size doesn’t fit today’s aesthetic. Of course, Rolex has already introduced the 40mm Rolex Air-King 116900 fake. In addition, the new watch will have a more beautiful appearance as well as a more complex and sophisticated manufacturing process. The small size and the lack of modern aesthetics have resulted in many discontinued watches that will not increase in value.
- No Special Meaning
The vast majority of discontinued watch models circulating in the market are not recognized by people for their special significance. Once upon a time they were not worn by a celebrity, nor did they witness a time of possessing extraordinary significance, not a milestone. These aaa replica watches are just regular watches that will soon be forgotten as time goes by.
Why Do Very Few Discontinued Watches Increase In Value?
- Long History, Few In Number, But Well Preserved
For example, some Patek Philippe and Rolex watches that have been out of production for many years. Now these watches may only be left in very small numbers, and if they are still very much intact, they are invaluable.
- Discontinued For Many Years And Still Meet The Modern Aesthetic
If the appearance of a watch that has been discontinued for many years still matches today’s aesthetics, its value will continue to rise. Some vintage watches over 36mm are still very popular. But the market for smaller antique watches is very small in modern times.
- Have Special Meaning
Some watches that have special significance but are discontinued will also appreciate in value. For example, watches that have been worn by celebrities, stars, or presidents, or antique watches that have special historical or commemorative value.
- Brand Effect
Watches that have been discontinued will have a different appreciation in value once they meet the above requirements. If these watches happen to be from these popular watch brands like Rolex, Patek Philippe, etc., they will have a greater value. Simply put, discontinued watches from a recognized watch brand are more likely to have an appreciation in value.
If you want to invest in a watch, you need to have enough money and patience. I invest more in Rolex watches for beginners because these watches are fairly stable in terms of their ability to retain their value. If you just want to happily wear or buy a watch, you can go with your own interests entirely. You can also buy a high quality replica watch for fun.