Watches: Luxury or Lie? - On Demand
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November 13, 2017 | -
1hr On-Demand

2017 Of Value: National Conference

Watches: Luxury or Lie?

Adam R. Harris

This talk is an introduction to  identifying genuine wristwatches from fakes. It will touch on the size
of the issue and a give you a few tips to get started.

Speaker powerpoints are available only where permission has been given. 

1.5 CE credits

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$40   Members
$50   General Admission










Adam R. Harris served as a guest wristwatch curator at the National Watch and Clock Museum from 2012-2016. His background is as an electronic enginee and he spent 25 years as Vice President of Fujitsu Europe and other Japanese and British companies. Since retiring, he studied horology under Mme Cinette Robert, the former owner of Dubey and Schaldenbrand, Mr. Marcus Hardy of Vintage Jewelry and as a guest appraiser in a pawn shop – Gold Rush. Harris has a large collection of over 200 vintage watches, which are part of his knowledge in appraising timepieces. His areas of interests include: early Rolex from 1910 to 1950, first early automatics from 1923 to 1940, beginning of the wristwatch (so called trench watches) 1900 to 1920, early hermetic / sealed watches (1910 to 1930) and American wristwatches. Harris is author and lecturer of two courses: Luxury or Lie? ™ How to identify genuine watches, and Evaluating Time: Researching, Identifying, and Valuing Wrist and Pocket Watches.












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