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Pre-owned watch dealers go big time

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IF you're after a Daytona or a Nautilus, chances are you would be looking at pre-owned watch shops - and not because prices are more attractive. The used watch business in Singapore has gone decidedly upscale, with sleek boutiques stocking highly coveted models at up to three times the retail price of new timepieces. Brunch this Saturday in The Business Times Weekend looks at how the "grey" watch trade has boomed with demand.

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