I've Been Saving Up for an Investment Piece—Now I Have My Eye on These Watches

Aralyn Beaumont
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For much of my young adult life, I had the most beautiful white-gold watch that sat amid a band of delicate chainlink strands. I wore it every single day until I lost it while driving through the south of France with a lover. I can't even tell you which town I lost it in, just that after a tearful goodbye in the Cannes airport, I realized it was gone and I never saw it again. Fast forward five years, and I still haven't worn another watch. After all this time of squirreling away some money, knowing a day would come when I'd find another watch worth wearing on a daily basis, I've decided it's time to love again. I want something special, though: A watch that feels unique yet timeless—a luxury piece that fits into my everyday.

I knew immediately that meant sourcing one secondhand, so I turned to eBay's collection of authenticated luxury watches. I've got my eye on some that toe the line between timepiece and fine bracelet; a few classic white-gold chainlink bands that feel a little masculine and polished; gold bands ranging from mesh chainmail to a Cartier option with links featuring the iconic screw motif from its Love collection; and, of course, a handful of sturdy leather bands that all offer a special unique quality. I know I can't have them all, so take a look at these 16 dream-worthy watches I'm considering before I've snatched one up.

The Timeless Gold Piece

Omega Constellation Solid 18k Yellow Gold Watch ($4231)

Cartier Santos 18k Yellow Gold Watch ($7495)

Patek Philippe Calatrava Yellow Gold Watch ($10850)

Cartier 18k Yellow Gold La Donna ($16000)

The Polished Chainlink Band

Omega De Ville Prestige Quartz Watch ($2240)

Cartier Tank Francaise Steel Silver Watch ($2759)

Rolex DateJust 18k White Gold Watch ($4185)

Patek Philippe 18k White Gold Diamond 4910 G Minty ($19990)

The Bracelet-Watch

Omega 18k Gold & Diamond Watch ($3000)

Rolex 14k Yellow White Gold Diamond Bracelet Watch ($3750)

Patek Philippe W376 Ladies 18k Gold Watch Bracelet ($7000)

Omega De Ville Ladymatic Rose Gold Auto 34mm Watch ($38950)

The Sturdy Leather Timepiece

Cartier Ballon Bleu 18k Yellow Gold Silver Dial Quartz Ladies Watch W6900156 | Ebay ($5519)

Cartier Tank Louis Yellow Gold Leather Strap Watch ($6200)

Patek Philippe 18k Yellow Gold Watch ($10700)

Patek Philippe Calatrava Ultra Thin Auto Rose Gold Strap Watch ($21450)

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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