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Indulging in a timely investment

It helps to like the model one buys than focus on pure returns as very few pieces rise in value

It was love at first sight when I saw it in the ad in Time magazine: The Rolex Explorer II.

I had always wanted a Rolex watch because everyone I knew wanted one. Yet it wasn't the name that caught my eye. It was the watch - a cool steely timepiece with a striking orange GMT hand set against a black dial.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 22, 2018, with the headline 'Indulging in a timely investment'. Print Edition | Subscribe