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Whilst certainly a watch that won't be to everyone's taste the Luminox brand has a very dedicated and serious following amount the watch community. As stated on their website "Luminox has been the watch of choice for the professionals like Navy SEALs, expert counter-terrorism operatives Scott Cassel, the US Coast Guard, Law enforcement divers and many more for the past 25 years".
This model features Tritium tubes which allows for better and longer legibility when diving, it also doesn't require a charge of light, a very fun feature and when in the dark it increases in glow.
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The watch will be fitted with a fresh battery before being shipped. The watch comes with it's original box, papers, guarantee card and even it's original rubber strap and hand tag. The all black coated case is in good condition with very signs of wear.
Whilst this is a design of watch I would never personally own I did find it was the easiest watch to photograph as did Harry when he was doing the professional store shots. I could imagine using this watch as a runaround watch or a gym watch.
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With the current hype of integrated bracelets I couldn't miss the opportunity to bring this awesome and affordable watch to the table! This is a modern Longines with a great design that feels very futuristic, the watch is in great condition and clearly has been barely worn. The thing that amazed me the most was getting a loupe to the dial and seeing the way the indices step towards the outside of the case, it adds insane depth and really emphasises on the futuristic look of the watch.
The best part is the price. For such a small amount in the grand scheme of watches you can get yourself a great looking watch from a very well respected brand! So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to this awesome watch.
If you say vintage and IWC I will immediately get excited! For the price I think they offer some of the very best designs on the market, easily! This has the Caliber 8531 which was used in the Ingenieur 666, so no slack of a movement that's for sure! All this is a housed in a 14K Gold case, there are no hallmarkings however due to the market it was sold in originally. The completely original and untouched dial is developing some age and in my opinion adds so much charm and character!
The heft of this case is incredible and the thick lugs and case are in great condition, the original fish crown is intact. Nice clean stainless steel back and date at 3o'clock. The watch comes on a new black leather strap and will have in the package the original IWC buckle! I seriously believe in the value proposition of a beautiful gold watch like this, get it whilst they're still relatively affordable for a gold IWC!
This watch is as close to NOS (New Old Stock) as you can get! It certainly is unworn with a few hairline scratches which would have developed from being stored over the many years. This unusually shaped watch comes with it's ORIGINAL leather strap, original buckle and original hand tag! All in fantastic condition and really add to the story of this watch.
As mentioned the case shape of this watch is really unusual and has many different angles and edges, but it goes even further than that. The dial has some incredible detailing with speckles which I assume are to resemble the deepest depth of the ocean as the watch is called "Sea Raider II". They resemble closely to Aventurine or Lapis Lazuli, insanely cool and usual!
The reference 16610 debuted in 1988 to replace the Submariner 1680. The changes included a Glossy Black dial as opposed to the flat black of the 1680. It was upgraded to white gold markers around Superluminova. One of the biggest changes was the sapphire crystal, a big change to the acrylic.
This reference 16610 is from 2000 and is a P serial, this means you get all the above mentioned upgrades but you also get solid end links. This makes a world of a difference when on wrist, you get a more comfortable experience. It is also in amazing condition. Coming with it's box and papers, outer box, all booklets and hand tags, the only thing missing is the Steel Anchor.
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The watch would have been serviced in 2014 when the previous owner of this watch purchased it from another UK based watch dealer, it is running very well still and is in great cosmetic condition. The bracelet is experiencing some stretch which is normal for a watch of this age. All spare links are provided with the watch. The watch was originally purchased on the 30/10/2000 in Pittsburg US.
This is one of the best condition 16610 I have seen. The Submariner is a watch I always felt both love and hate for, I felt like I saw them a lot and wouldn't enjoy wearing one for that reason. When this came in for sale I wore it for a day and I can safely say my mind has been changed forever! If I was to go for a Pre-Ceramic Submariner (Which would be my choice over the new Ceramic Submariner) I would go with this reference as it's easily a modern watch with near vintage appeal!
Do you need a watch that can do everything, even control your lights, build you a home, walk your dog... Well we're not there yet! But this is damn close, instead of listing what it does I just listed what it can't do. It may even be able to control your TV! But in all seriousness this is such a great mutlifunction watch from Seiko! Pick it up, shipped from directly here in the UK means no import fees (Unless you're outside the UK)! Also no huge waiting time for delivery.
The easy competitor to any Swiss Dive Watch? This MM300 features an amazing Monobloc case which is finished to a Grand Seiko standard, the weight is impressive both on and off the wrist. The dial features a lovely jet black colour that matches the bezel perfectly, whilst quite thick and bulky it's design allows it to hug the wrist well regardless of wrist size. Inside is the ever-reliable 8L35 which features a 50 hour power-reserve and runs flawlessly. The bracelet is finished to an incredibly high standard and the clasp gives the feel of a true dive watch.
This being part of the Prospex line means it is a real tool watch for divers, this reference doesn't have the logo on the dial which will be a big plus to most out there. The crystal features an inner dome and lots of AR coating, this makes for easily legibility at all times and under all lighting.
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This is a used watch, however it is in incredible condition. It comes with it's full box & papers, plus all the extras like Rubber Strap and Hand Tag. All spare links are provided.
Whilst I am certainly a small watch guy and on paper I would steer VERY far away from a 44mm case with a 15mm thickness I do have to say I am always amazed by the way Seiko manages to make these huge watches so comfortable and conform to the wrist better than some brands make 40mm watches fit! If you're in the market for a serious diver with all the bells and whistles but want to venture away from the typical Swiss names we all know, I can easily recommend this and I believe you'll be just as amazed as me.
I love the Tudor Black Bay range, as all of you who have followed me for anytime would know, but I always felt it was 1mm or 2mm too large for me... Though in all black it really creates the illusion of wearing ever so slightly smaller, I can say with confidence I would happily wear this! I love that they took something so iconic and utilitarian and make it all black and stealth! I wore this watch with a full black suit and wow, if James bond was to wear a Tudor I think this would be the one! Pair it with a t-shirt and jeans and you have some serious style...
I would highly recommend this to the person wanting a Black Bay but wanting a slight difference to it, or for the collector who maybe already has one and wants to branch out with the feel of the watch! Eitherway you cannot go wrong with this perfect dive watch that has a difference!
This beautiful watch features a "Sun-ray blue triple stepped dial" which allows for the most interesting of colours when in different lighting environments, when on the wrist I found myself just moving it around to see what different colours and reflections happened. The watch is named Hudson after an English Sea Explorer and Navigator during the early 17th century, his name was Henry Hudson.
The watch features a perfectly proportioned 37mm case with, the now iconic, bronze on the crown which Farer do for all their watches. Powered by the hand wound ETA 7001 which allows for the slim case but also a lovely movement to look at under the sapphire crystal caseback. It is also limited to only 100 and this is number 5, a very early edition!
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This watch does have an engraving on the caseback, it has been blanked for the privacy of the owner, but image with it can be provided on request. The watch comes with it's full box and papers and the watch is in great condition right down to the strap being like new.
I am a HUGE fan of this style of watch, the cushion case wears perfectly on the wrist and sits very low. I love the shade of blue but the extra pops of colour don't do it for me, but I know many people absolutely love it and once on wrist it really doesn't bother me at all. I have been a fan of what Farer have been doing and this is the first one I've had the chance to have on wrist for a full day, I am very impressed and I have no doubt the new owner will be too.
The first Frédérique Constant for the website and I have to say I am very pleasantly surprised! The build quality is excellent, the detailing on the dial is out of this world and the movement and finish is brilliant. All this for the price is just amazing, especially when you consider what you have to pay to get the same thing from a much larger brand with a more powerful name.
I think the price is justifiable for the dial alone, could photograph it all day long and I have to say, I nearly did! Pick this up if you're looking for a good value watch which will stand out in the room and blow people away!
On this rare occasion we actually have information from the gentleman who's father originally received this watch has his 21st Birthday present in 1926. This was his pride and joy and he kept great care of it, as we can see today, he even kept it on the original strap with it's 18k Buckle. The hallmarking on that Buckle also date to 1926 by the London Assay Office, it was sold by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. on 112 Regent Street here in London.
The extract from the archives date the manufacture of this watch to 1924. The crown houses a beautiful Blue Sapphire which is very fitting to the Art-Deco design which only becomes more apparent when you see the sides of the casing with the hand finished pattern that follows to the tip of the lugs.
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The mainsprings was replaced 20 years ago, we have no service history on this watch. It has come back from a full service where a correction to a fault with the time setting mechanism was done. No parts were replaced and it was regulated afterwards. Service conducted by UK Expert Watch Maker Peter Roberts. The strap is definitely showing signs of age, but it's true to the watch and would recommend changing if you was to wear it.
I think this is easily one of the most beautiful watches I have had the pleasure to offer for sale. The Art-Deco design is so strong in the case and dial design, plus the way that case size wears on the wrist is incredible for the time and still looks impressive today. This is a rare opportunity to own a real piece of history that has been preserved so well, I truly hope the new owner will continue that.
Who doesn't like Tudor? Especially this watch! You get all the essence and heritage of the Black Bay but in a Bronze case, it is truly unique and for something like this to come from a brand that is so closely related to Rolex is just awesome! The movement inside is the MT5601 COSC which is a real work horse! This is an overall great package for someone wanting a great watch that is unique in the fact that it is Bronze... And Bronze is certainly still hot!
Bell & Ross are famous for their square watches, but occasionally they release watches like this. It is near impossible to find this reference today, being the "Desert Type" & Limited to 999 pieces. The watch features a sandy colour that translates over to the strap paired on the watch, this colour combination is surprisingly versatile with nearly everything. Whilst a large watch at 43mm and fairly thick too it wears so well on the wrist, that is due to the way the lugs curve down but also how the caseback sinks into the wrist.
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The watch comes with it's original box and guarantee card. 2 extra Bell & Roll leather straps will be provided too with the one buckle currently on the strap. This is a limited edition model from 2011 to 999 pieces, this is number 126. The watch is in good condition and running okay, however we have no service history.
Whilst Bell & Ross are most known for their square watches, I am personally not a fan of them and how they wear on my small wrist. Which is why I am so glad they stray from the square occasionally to provide something as lovely as this! When I first saw a photo of this watch I wasn't too impressed, when it arrived I couldn't take it off! Whilst large it wore perfectly, looked great and overall incredibly versatile. It's a watch I would consider adding to the personal collection one day!
Do you love the idea of a Gold Rolex but have a mini heart attack every time you see the price? You're not alone and thankfully the 15505 can offer you the true and honest look of a Gold Rolex which actually being gold plated, thankfully it is a hefty and thick gold plate too! This watch is 31 years old and definitely has been worn within those years, but the case is holding up incredibly well as you can see by the photos! I would say there is easily an entire lifetime of wear left in this case yet before any steel begins to be visible.
This reference has the champagne dial which pairs perfectly with the gold tone of the case, condition of this one is all original and untouched! I would say look no further and treat yourself to a gold Rolex for less than most steel Rolex's today!
Whilst this certainly is not your typical Raymond Weil it sure does stand out of the crowd and offers a lot of value for your money. When you consider you are getting an automatic chronograph with carbon fiber in the links, case and dial... All that for the asking price is very good! Especially when you then see it is also a full set. Whilst it is a large watch and the design will not be for everyone I think if you have a large wrist and looking for a good value for money automatic chronograph you should definitely consider this!
BWC is a old watch company founded in 1924 and still makes watches today, BWC stands for Buttes Watch Company as the founder (Arthur Charlet) was born in Buttes, Switzerland. The company is most known for their chronographs from the 70s featuring Lemania and Landeron movements and often bright colours, which was very fitting for the time.
This model, also from the 70s, features a dial that has definitely stood the test of time. A beautiful silver tone with black subdial, dark hands and indices with a white second hand to contrast against the colours perfectly. I truly think this is a timeless design, very similar to the Heuer Carrera but in a lovely 35mm case which wears perfectly on the wrist.
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This watch is titled (NOS?) as it is as close to New Old Stock you can get, it has been worn but very few times and has very few signs of wear on the polished case. The watch runs well though service history is unknown. I sold this exact watch last year to a collector who has now brought it back to me to sell for him to make room in his collection, he truly enjoyed his time with the watch and kept it in great condition.
I genuinely love the design of this watch and I think it's perfect for the person looking for a nice vintage watch that is in good condition but also could potentially pass as a modern design. If my budget was endless this would be staying with me and coming out on the odd occasion.