Economic Health, According to the 'Rolex Index' Economists sometimes look beyond traditional indicators such as the gross national product to gauge the economy's strength. Around this time of the year, they sometimes employ the "Rolex index," because the sales of high-end watches are an indicator of how the economy's top tier is doing.
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Economic Health, According to the 'Rolex Index'

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Economic Health, According to the 'Rolex Index'

Economic Health, According to the 'Rolex Index'

Economic Health, According to the 'Rolex Index'

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Economists sometimes look beyond traditional indicators such as the gross national product to gauge the economy's strength. Around this time of the year, they sometimes employ the "Rolex index," because the sales of high-end watches are an indicator of how the economy's top tier is doing.

Michele Norris talks to Edward Faber with the Aaron Faber Gallery in New York City, which specializes in status timepieces.