Category: Watches

Pawning an Expensive Watch or Rolex – What you should know

Not all watches are treated the same when it comes to taking care of them and maintaining them.

Certified gemologist Anthony LoRe has been with Provident Loan Society, appraising jewelry, for more than 15 years.

Over the years, he’s seen a number of antique and expensive watches come under the magnifying glass. He says he can quickly tell how well the owner took care of his or her watch, which impacts their appraisal value.

In a recent Provident Loan Society VLOG, Anthony gave advice to watch owners on how to care for their fine watches.

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I Like Watches Because They Are Functional Pieces of Jewelry

by Stephen Thornton, Marketing Assistant
The Provident Loan Society

In this blog, I continue my interview with Anthony LoRe, the Director of Appraisal at The Provident Loan Society. Anthony is a certified gemologist and recognized jewelry expert, who has been featured on WABC Channel 7, WPIX Channel 11, and Fox 5 News. He also hosts the Ask Anthony live blog discussion about jewelry issues on Provident’s Facebook page.

In my previous interview, we discussed how Anthony got started as a jewelry appraiser. Here, he discusses watches (his favorite jewelry) and the pros and cons of watch winders. (more…)

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How to Take Care of your Expensive Luxury Watch

 

By Amanda Anderson

Certified gemologist Anthony LoRe has been appraising jewelry at Provident Loan Society for more than 15 years. Over the years, a countless number of antique and fine expensive watches have gone under his Loupe – or magnifying glass – for closer scrutiny. When he looks under the Loupe, he can immediately identify how well the owner took care of his or her watch.

Anthony says a watch that is properly cared for will frequently outlive the owner. In a recent Provident Loan Society VLOG, he gave advice to watch owners on how to care for their fine watches.

But before you learn how to care for your watch, Anthony says it’s important to first identify what kind of watch you have. This can influence how you take care of it. (more…)

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Smelly Watch Bands

Before I joined the Provident Loan Society, I owned my own jewelry store. A regular client of ours comes into the store one morning, requesting a new leather band for his watch. As I guide him over to our selection of bands, he proceeds to tell me a story. (more…)

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