- 23572 2573
- Manual Wound
- Specific Age
- January 1991
- Case Size
- Case Thickness
- Lug to Lug
- Box & Papers
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What a simple, yet beautiful offering I have here for you from Longines. This watch dates to 1951 and comes in at a surprising 35mm which would have been considered quite large for the time. Due to the shape of the case it wears so well on the wrist and just looks great!
I am incredibly honoured to bring you, what is in my opinion, the best looking Speedmaster made to date! Housed in the iconic Speedmaster Professional case is a limited edition of 1975 in honour of the 1975 Apollo mission, The ASTP (Apollo-Soyuz Test Project) which was the final manned mission to the moon. This mission was mainly to see if a manned mission between 2 super powers (US & Russia) could be done together and successfully, Mission ASTP started on the 15th of July and returned on the 24th of July 1975.
This watch not only has the most incredible caseback of the Speedmasters but also features a Meteorite dial! So your "Moonwatch" actually has a bit of space on the dial, that to me is insane and so damn cool! Also the best part is that it is limited to 1975, but the fact it has a Meteorite dial actually means no two dials will be the same!
I would say if you are looking for that special Speedmaster that stands out in the crowd of Speedmasters and limited editions, this is the one to get! It hasn't reached the absolutely bonkers prices of the Snoopy (Yet?!) and really stands out in the crowd! Don't wait on this one.
This BOLDR is by no means a small watch that will fit under the cuff of your suit jacket, but if you're looking at purchasing this watch I will go out on a whim and say that is probably not what you are buying it for! This awesome microrband has provided the watch with an ever reliable Seiko NH35, this has given them the confidence of knowing a great movement is inside allowing them to focus on design. Which is done amazingly! This is piece numer 44/500. This watch is in as good as new condition, no marks or signs of wear on even the strap!
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.
Points of Mention
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.
When you take a step back and consider that this is a 18ct Yellow Gold watch from a well known and regarded Swiss brand, a good quality movement, recently serviced, oversized 37mm case and great dial design... Once all of that is considered and you see the price, this is a great buy! The great thing about this watch is you have something can very easily pass as a modern dress watch due to the larger size and design, but also something that if paired on a brown leather strap could be a great watch for the normal day to day tasks!
This watch is over 61 years old, yet is working well, looks great and I feel very confident in saying that in another 60+ years this watch will still look great and still be desirable! This watch comes from a good home and was worn by the original owner until passed down, it was then professionally serviced and now has now come to my desk to have the privilege of selling!
Points of Mention
The watch was professionally serviced in June 2018. The watch is 18ct yellow gold as hallmarked on the inside of the case, it is also Swiss Cased as opposed to the more common South American cases, gold can be soft and mark easier than stainless steel, whilst the watch is in overall good condition for its age signs of wear and age will be seen.
I don't think it gets much better than this if you want an over-sized (By vintage standards) full gold dress watch from a good brand that won't break the bank! I absolutely adore the dial with the sub seconds, the long and broad leaf hands and the applied gold tone Arabic numerals! This watch packs a lot of punch for the price!
Zenith is a brand most famous for their El-Primero movement and the watches that feature that movement, therefore most people overlook their other creations. The Sporto range is definitely one of those, built to be a versatile and sturdy watch to be worn by anyone, it was designed with aesthetics in mind and a great movement. This lovely example features a nicely placed date and what was once a blue dial that has now turned a very faded blue verging on slight purple.
This watch really stands out in a group of vintage watches, that dial catches the eye perfectly and really suits with whatever you decide to wear. I think this is the perfect, affordable, vintage watch for under £500.
Points of Mention
This is a vintage watch from 1980s and does have signs of age, the dial has patina'd from a vivid blue to a very light/faded blue that is almost a purple. The watch still has it's original signed crown too and is working, though service history is unknown.
When I first saw this watch I could not get over that dial, I actually first thought it must be a redial, but after investigation and asking various other watch dealers and experts we have agreed that this dial is original, it would have been a vivid blue and has turned to a near purple/faded blue which is just beautiful. I have said it a million times and will say it a million more times, Zenith offer some of the very best designed and best bang-per-buck in vintage right now.
This is the best looking modern Aquaracer in my opinion! The directional lines that can be found on the white dial and also on the black rubber bezel, the bold black outline of the hands and indices, the raised numerals on the bezel, the pop of orange on the second hand, the date at 9 o'clock... I could really go on! I also think the value is incredible, the watch is powered by the Calibre 5 which is a classic automatic movement that can be viewed through the caseback, All of that and a full set, what's not to like?!
When I was in talks with a collector to get this beauty in for sale on the site I was so excited, but to now have it in hand I can say it is very difficult to let it go through the store without taking it myself! But here it is, it made it to the store so please take it off my hands quick!
The dial layout, colour choices and overall condition of this watch is incredible! I seriously love how it wears on the wrist, it is definitely not a small watch but wears well due to having a wider case size compared to the lug to lug length! I think if you're looking for a basic chronograph but vintage, look no further and pick this up!