- 23572 2573
- Manual Wound
- Specific Age
- January 1991
- Case Size
- Case Thickness
- Lug to Lug
- Box & Papers
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This is one of the latest offerings from Orient and they have really done well with the entire watch, from the designs and the useful complication on the dial showing the power reserve, to the fact they used a sapphire crystal, solid end links and a milled clasp! You really cannot go wrong with this watch if you are looking for a great dive watch that can service function incredibly well but also be a great watch to wear with a t-shirt and jeans.
This very well designed Certina has it's core rooted in their history. In 1960 Certina equipped some of their watches for the first time with the DS Concept, that watch accompanied the climbers of the first successful decent of Dhaulagiri in the Himalayas. That is actually the mountain you see on the caseback of this watch, another nice touch! One the dial you have a two-tone white and rose gold dial, bold rose gold sword hands with contrast against the two tones of the dial perfectly making for easily legible reading.
This is all being powered by the infamous Powermatic 80 which is an automatic movement boasting an impressive 80 hour power reserve! When you consider how incredible this full package is and then you see the price, it really is a no-brainer!
Points of Mention
This watch was purchased in May 2017 and was part of a large collection in which it was rotated regularly, the watch does bare some minor signs of wear but nothing major at all. Overall I would say good condition. The watch comes with it's full box, paper and receipt, even the handtags are included.
This watch celebrates part of Certina's history and they celebrated it in good taste, they didn't plaster the front with images or words referring to the feat... They put a very nicely decorated photo of the mountain on the caseback, well played Certina!
36mm, fluted bezel, gold plated case, deep black markers and hands, day/date feature... All for under £100! Oh and vintage, manually wound and "Made in the USSR", it's a damn cool watch for the money! This watch features a movement by a brand called Raketa, the whole watch was actually made by Raketa for Sekonda, it was then recased by Sekonda with a slightly beefier case and then retailed by Sekonda with their signed dials. Raketa versions of the same watch can be found, the case is the most noticeable difference with the Sekonda being slightly better.
Points of Mention
The watch comes with no box or paperwork. The watch is gold plated and vintage, signs of wear can be seen and some fading to the gold plating can be seen, the crown is worn. The crystal is new and therefore free of marks, as is the strap. The watch comes with no service history, though the watch is currently working.
One of my very first vintage watches was a Sekonda exactly the same as this in Steel and I still own it to this day, the design is reminiscent of the Datejust whilst still being different enough, the size is also great for a watch of it's age, manually wound is also a nice touch... And not to forget "Made in the USSR"!
I have owned and sold multiple Seiko Turtle's now and this is by far my favourite! I absolutely love that Seiko decided to do something quite different with this one and they really did it well. The black dial and black bezel, the offset of grey on the bezel and the colour of the surround on the lume... Compliment all that with the iconic and striking orange minute hand! Boom you have a seriously awesome watch for photos and, most importantly, on wrist! To anyone who has tried a Turtle on I don't need to mention how they wear, for those of you that haven't they wear perfectly!
I have never kept it a secret that I am a huge Oris fan! My first ever true Swiss watch was a Oris, though that aside their design and build quality is incredible for the price. I think that just how Tudor is quite a dominant power in it's price range, Oris is the exact same in it's price range. This Oris 65 is based on a vintage watch Oris used to do, quite clearly a Divers watch which I like! The vintage ques and styling is very iconic and unique whilst still staying incredibly true to Dive Watches and the original watch!
Before this watch I had never heard of Bertucci, however after looking into them I am very impressed. They produce service grade watches and are actually used by some military personnel. This particular reference we have here is solid titanium and US Patented. They began in 2003 and have succeeded in surviving a very tough industry for smaller brands, they must be doing something right! I can tell you that what they are doing right is build quality, this watch is built like a tank!
Points of Mention
This watch is in immaculate condition, only a few very hairline scratches when the watch is angled in certain lighting. This watch is watch only and therefore comes with no box or paperwork, the case is titanium and the last battery change is unknown.
It's a very cool, well built field watch! Is there many options out there? Sure, but this one is built incredibly and comes from a brand most people wouldn't have heard of, I know I'd rather choose the little guy.
Vintage Seiko is always something special and whenever we get one in we all get very excited, however this one put us dead in our tracks. The design of this watch is so well thought out and shows what Seiko do well. The crosshair silver dial has developed a lovely and even patina, the gold tone hands are in great condition. But where this watch gets me is that date, it is a black date with gold text, how damn cool is that? Then a gold tone inner bezel, this watch is just beautiful.
If you are a Seiko fan then this watch is easily a no-brainer! However if you haven't given Seiko a chance in the past I would say here is your chance with a beautiful reference and one with a history that can continue to fascinate for years to come!
Points of Mention
This is sold as a watch only, no box or paperwork is provided and there is no service history. The watch features a gold plating which is showing signs of wear and discolouration in places, however it doesn't look out of place in my opinion due to the watch clearly looking old. The dial has developed an even patina, please see the photos to make up your own decision. The watch is in running condition and comes paired on an original leather Seiko strap.
I love this watch. I think if my description didn't show that then I don't know what will. I mean just look at the photos! If this watch had a "Prestigious Swiss" brand name on it I easily think it could be 10x the price and depending on that brand people wouldn't even take a double look and just buy! Snatch this up.
With the 50th anniversary of the Speedmaster it has certainly drawn an insane amount of attention to the watch and in turn the brand. However I still believe that the vintage Seamaster range is being overlooked, it will easily become one of those watches in 10 years we all look back on and wonder why we didn’t buy more!
This Seamaster features a lovely cream dial with golden accents, which contrasts nicely against the stainless steel case. Which coming in at 35mm wears incredibly well on the wrist, it is so comfy you just don’t want to take it off!
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as watch only and therefore comes with no box or paperwork. The watch was serviced in 2018 and is running well, it is also vintage so signs of wear will be seen. But overall great condition, especially once age is considered!
I really do believe that small watches are coming back, personally I do not see 35mm and think small anymore, it is right in the middle of the comfortable sizes for me personally. Plus the Seamaster range is one of those that still offer insane value for money, especially when you stop and consider what it is you're actually getting for that price!
From the day this watch started making it's way to YouTube review after YouTube review I wanted to get my hands on one and see what all the fuss was about! I am very grateful to be able to now offer one for sale! The watch is great, build quality is beyond what I expected and the design, whilst yes a homage, has been executed very well! I have handled and sold hundreds of watches and handled multiple modern Rolex, granted some aspects are not at the same level but it truly isn't miles off!
If you are looking for a great homage with respectful design ques without ripping off completely then I would certainly say look no further!
When I first got my hands on this watch it needed a new Crystal and a service so I had no clue just how beautiful that dial was, you can now understand my surprise once the watch returned to me and that dial was visible! The way it has aged over time has allowed the dial to develop small white dots which makes the entire dial look like the night sky, it's truly unique and beautiful! Match that with the interesting case shape, it wears incredibly well on the wrist.
The watch is being sold on a stretch bracelet though I can imagine how great a beautiful blue leather strap would look! Don't hold back on this automatic 25 Jewel day/date watch from a very well respected brand like Oris, also have confidence that it is working well as it was very recently serviced!
Whilst being from a brand that no longer exists and not much information can be found on them, I can safely say that they were not afraid to try the unusual and risky designs! This watch certainly will not be for everyone, but for those like myself who love rectangle watches this is undeniable in it's beauty! The hour glass shape of the case matched with the cabochon crown, the cross hair dial with the bold 12 and 6 in roman numerals, the simplicity of the 2 hands, matched on its original leather strap and buckle! I suspect there will be many people that love this watch as much as me!
Points of Mention
This watch was sold to me as NOS and is in pretty much the same condition as that apart from I have worn it twice, therefore a small crease to the bracelet. The case is in perfect condition as is the rest of the watch, the crystal is free of marks and the crown is original and in perfect condition too. The watch was serviced in 2018, however it is not the most accurate watch ever.
I absolutely love this watch and if it doesn't sell, I'll be honest, I won't be too upset! The hour glass shape case is just perfect on the wrist, the watch is over sized, it is hour and minutes only, cabochon crown, cross hair dial... I really could go on! It is PERFECT for me!
Does it get anymore Panerai than this? The PAM210 features the classic Radiomir case, wire lugs, screw down onion crown, sandwich dial with excellent lume, exhibition case back with a simple, yet great, movement. Wide 24mm lugs allowing for the iconic large straps and easy changeability you'd come to expect from any Panerai. This reference was discontinued in 2012 having been first brought to the market in 2005. So you will not being seeing anymore of these come out of retail. It really is an attractive watch and one that true Panerai fans certainly appreciate and rate highly.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as a complete set with it's box, paperwork and a spare Panerai strap. The watch is in worn condition, however it is in good overall condition with very few signs of wear and the case is in excellent condition. The watch is in full working order and is running well!
When first taking this watch out of the box I thought "There is no way I can wear this watch, it's just too big"... But Panerai definitely know what they are doing when it comes to case ergonomics, this watch just hugs the wrist and whilst definitely demanding it's presence it is not uncomfortable at all and I would happily enjoy wearing this without issue!