Certain watches have always been regarded as status symbols and this trend continues today as it has for the past two centuries and more. Emerging markets such as China are the new keen buyers but the Middle East is not far behind. Over the past few years, classic design has become a top priority and with online buying an increasingly popular method of purchase. It is easier than ever before to research and acquire a prestigious watch and, according to a recent American market research agency, Global Industry Analysts Inc, the international watch market is destined to reach $46.6 billion by 2017.
We report on the growing trend as slimline and vintage watches fuel the market in the Middle East.
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