5 Watches with prestige - and profit potential

A Rolex has long been an accessory for showcasing status, savvy, and style. But recently it has also become a fast-appreciating asset. The watch market is full of long-term investments -- Julien Schaerer, a watch director at the auction house Antiquorum, showed us where to look.

The Starter Watch
1. The Starter Watch
Bidding Range: $5,000

Rolex Submariner, references 5512, 5513, or 1680

Mass-produced but in high demand, vintage Rolex Submariners are a great buy in this price range. Says Schaerer: "They're going to continue to appreciate, and they're designed to be fairly rugged, so you don't have to be overly careful when you wear them."

Rolex

Omega

Panerai

Cartier

Patek Philippe

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