As with all bubbles, the high-end watch one included (especially the diamond-encrusted ones popular as "watch of the day" sales), how to figure out what to buy for eventual resale? One way might be to check pawn shops, as evidenced in an article on the surge in high-net-worth customers (WSJ 12/30/08). For example, one guy needed a loan on his watch -- a Movado Fiero with a diamond bezel -- to pay his mortgage. "I want to help," said (the pawn shop owner). But unlike Rolex and a few other brands, "there's no market" for Movado. Me? I'm a like-it-buy-it-wear-it kind 'a guy. Happy new year.