https://www.crmjewelers.com – Diamond Watches – To Bling or Not to Bling?
Watches with diamonds are not for everybody! Nevertheless, I get a lot of requests from clients who like the bling bling...requests to ice their watches out!
That's the reason I made this video, for the clients who like diamond watches (watch purists, please don't yell 'Bloody Murder!').
On this video, I show you five examples of three different blinged out watch brands: Rolex, Patek Philippe, and AP.
A diamond watch can be factory set, which means that the watch set directly by the manufacturer who makes the non-blinged version of the watch; for example, Audemars Piguet. The watches can also be added outside of the factory or after-market.
An aftermarket diamond watch costs typically a lot less than a factory version. That does not necessary mean that the craftmanship or materials used to make the watch are inferior. Furthermore, some watch models, like the Rolex Yacht-Master II, don't come with diamonds from factory; so if you have one, the only way to bling it out is to have an expert drill it and set the diamonds on it.
Nowadays, you're seeing a lot of high-end brands setting their watches with diamonds; even models like the Patek Philippe 5711 and 5980 are getting the diamond treatment.
AP has also offered a diamond version of the Royal Oak Offshore to clients. On the video, I have an aftermarket of the diamond AP.
Quality of Diamonds on a Bling Watch
Even though a lot of clients want VVS quality diamonds on their watches, the fact is that many after-market diamond watches out there don't have stones of that quality (maybe VS and SI1 quality stones instead). As long as the diamonds look good, you don't have to go all out with VVS quality diamonds if you don't have the budget for it.
The setting on a diamond watch is also very important. A high quality setting will do the diamonds more justice, allowing them to look a lot nicer on the watch. As a result, make sure that you use a quality diamond setter if you decide to bling out your watch.
Even though diamond watches are not for everybody, they are obviously a heavy hitting piece when it comes to the Watch Game.
On waht side of the fence do you stand when it comes to diamond watches?
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I prefer the non diamond watches, but a few diamonds on the dials like on the Black dial Rolex (with diamond numerals) look classy, without being over the top. I find the diamond watches interesting, If I saw one I liked once I tried it on & it suits me, then why not?
As a man I would admit I once had no style I wore dirty sneakers ,t shirt and jeans. I bought a Cuban necklace and a diamond watch to wear on top my boring clothes and this makes them look really swagy
oh dont mind me im just one of those that love watches but will never even afford a base model used Rolex 😂 happy with my Orient 3 stars tho. your channel is dope! love all your vids but especially the celeb watch collection ratings
You know your stuff partner. I worked for a small custom jewelry shop for almost 2 years and my boss showed me how some VVS stones do not necessarily have more fire than a VS. These rappers who are constantly referring to all their jewelry as VVS, down the road get it appraised and it’s SI’s with a few lab mades sprinkled in just for good measure haha. Look up that dingbat DJ Khaled, Rafaello & Co burned him for a few hundred grand.
Putting all them diamonds on a timepiece like a Patek or AP is just not supposed to happen. Lol.... These are pieces of art. They are made the way they are made for a reason. I feel like if your gonna put all those diamonds on the timepiece buy a citizen and do it not a Rolex.
What do you think about purchasing a diamond breitling watch for about 4500 and a 18k diamond rolex for about 7000 as a one time purchase not looking to change or resell just wanna have a nice watch with a set to complete it
Real men don't where diamonds unless if are a rapper or bling bling guy sometimes to much gold is a little to fancy in some watches .you go classic with style to impress ...is like girls they don't feel comfortable with a guys with to much muscles same with this watches you are not impressing anyone
OfficalCali No my guy diamonds lose a large portion of they value when you buy them so taking a Gold Rolex and icing it out with diamonds will lower the value over time Diamonds are not as rare as you’d believe only the very large ones or odd colours are heavily prized
TL;DR Diamonds are not as valuable as gold as they have a low market liquidity
@2:48 I was just a teenager when I started buying dimonds. I was fortunate to have met a great dealer/jeweler who didn't mind teaching me the game. I was obsessed with vvs dimonds cause of hip hop, but when he show me the difference in look and price when compared to si1..I didn't mind that nonsense any further!
yeah, the only thing is that these tiny rocks are worthless and you know it Eric... no disrespect, but they are only good for dumbass rappers... what bigger crime can you commit than "icing out" a nautilus or a yatch master... fucking hell brother, how can someone even do that? drill holes in a piece like that? and then they think it's worth more, because it shines... sure it takes a lot of work to do, but these small diamonds?? worthless.
Well, if it's a matter of taste I can agree with you...But personally I just don't like them... I think that these watches stuffed with all this ice look tacky and flashy... I like those pieces that don't draw too much attention from the untrained and uneducated eye... mostly stainless steel, white gold at the most... I can definitely recognize the beauty in some of them like the patek's and rolexes in rose gold and shit like that but I don't think that I would like to wear them. I love your watch collection tho. Mamma mia...
I realize people hate it and find it distasteful, but I only got into rolexes so I could get an iced out watch. It's really just hip hop culture finding an interest in an already amazing watch.
Btw I start drooling when he puts up a full diamond rolex
Any idiot can cover a watch with cheap diamonds, but most of the aftermarket jobs I've seen looked like the diamonds were recovered from used drill bits. There's no prestige in covering a watch with flawed diamonds.
I own a official rolex 18kt yellow gold with rolex diamonds in the bezel not those big half a kt looking stones....its classy an fly an won't lose any value....thats enough bling for me ...the bracelet on the watch is beautiful why would I want to fuck it up wit after market bullshit ice
I get visions of New Orleans pimps wearing outrageous gaudy full length fur coats and fedoras, with oversize gold rings on every finger and equally gaudy gold necklaces and bracelets when I see these BUBAR (Blinged Up Beyond All Recognition) watches. Goes along with the chrome plated, white pearl grip .380 autos they have in their coat pockets.
The very wealthy _with_class_ have don't wear their wealth ostentatiously. Those that have something to prove to everyone else, a sign of psychological insecurity in need of serious counseling, wear these things to "prove" how much "better" and "more entitled" they are to everyone else. Class, real class, isn't wealth, or ostentatious displays of it, it's social behavior.
I think the diamond watch thing is more for a young guy thing. I know me closer to my 40's is just enjoy the watch. A Rolex is nice on its own why ruin a classic like Rolex with diamonds. It actually kills the Rolex value. And if you wear a watch a cheap watch with diamonds come on man that's just tacky. But hey wear what you like guys.
My dad got me Green Submariner 116610 version as bday gift to my 18th, i had to chose between green sub or bling bling patek nautilus, ilike the shinig bling bling ,specialy in the right light but on streets..can not wear bling bling without looking like some gangsta rapper.
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