The goal of Alpha Hands is to educate collectors through primary and secondary research, and improve transparency of the market.

This effort includes resources not available elsewhere, including:

  • Stolen watch registry – over 10,000 pieces
    • The largest free stolen watch database in the world – free to add, free to search
  • Reference research
    • Follow serial numbers of particular references over time to see if changes have been made to the piece and not disclosed by the seller
    • Deep dives – what is a correct dial, hands, case, etc.
    • Serial number databases and price trend charts to make sure the ask/your offer is in line
  • Events
    • Auction dates and locations
    • Speaker events and gatherings
  • Goods
    • Accessories: loupes, springbar tools, straps
    • Books: technical, reference, historical

If you have any suggestions for what would be useful to include, please contact me.