BRAND NEW - Seiko Alpinist
When it comes to modern Seiko and references, there really isn't many that come as close to fame as the Alpinist. That iconic green dial with the dial layout, design ques and 2 crown system... It's an instant icon within watch collecting and now discontinued! This is one of those watches I believe will only grow in appreciation by the masses, it offers so much for the money and even if it doubled in price I think it could still give the other watches in that price point a solid run for their money.
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This watch is sold as a brand new and unworn example of the Seiko Alpinist with it's box and paperwork. You cannot get much better than this.
This will be the 5th Alpinist I have sold! I cannot get enough of them. I say it everytime, but green really isn't my colour, though this watch seems to sway me everytime!
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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!
I have never seen an Orient just like this! Seriously amazing and beautiful on wrist, whilst definitely large the bright colours really make it stand out in a crowd of watches! The watch has an inner rotating bezel which has different colours for each section, they are actually to resemble the best colours visible at the stated depths! Gold hands and indices which work so well in the light. This whole watch is amazing and it is paired on a beautiful blue suede strap! Pick it up for an absolute bargain and enjoy.
The Speedmaster "Reduced" as it is often called is the 39mm and automatic variation of the traditional Speedmaster Professional. The reference we have here, 175.0043, features a very attractive black dial with white sub dials, date placed at 3o'clock with a left sided 3 chronograph layout. The watch also has a stainless steel tachymetric scale bezel and pump pushers, it has all the classics of a beautiful vintage chronograph with the reassurance of something a little more modern, also with the price tag of something reasonable!
I personally owned a Speedmaster Reduced and it was a brilliant watch, I do not double you will see another one appear on my wrist soon and I wouldn't be surprised if it was this reference. I absolute love the dial and the overall look of this on the wrist!
Points of Mention
This watch is being sold a used watch from 1994, therefore signs of wear may be seen. Overall however it is in good condition and comes from one owner, it does feature its original box and cosc card, however guarantee card has been lost. The watch was serviced in 2017 and is running well.
Automatic, panda dial, one of the most respected Swiss brands outside of Rolex, great condition and running well... And if I was to say that was under £2000, would you believe me? Crazy how these are still so "affordable" in the grand scheme of things! Don't hang about with this one.
LIP was founded in 1867 and has certainly been through a lot, though before those tough times in the 70/80s they made some very innovative and funky watches, this was certainly one of them! LIP has been reborn and is producing some very great re-issues, they even have one of this watch in Automatic, but this being the OG Electronic, worlds 2nd electronic watch, it is a special watch!
Let's not forget that this also has a super compressor case with inner bezel, plus it's original cross-hatched crowns! It doesn't get much better than this, it is also paired on a very fitting vintage bracelet that suits the watch very well!
Points of Mention
The watch is sold as watch only and therefore comes with no box or papers. The luminous material on the dial and hands is aged evenly and missing a small amount on the hour hand. The crowns operate the watch, though are a little tight. The movement can be a little temperamental after changing the time and stop, with a small shake it continues fine, strongly recommend a service!
Granted! This watch is definitely showing some age and would have seen some better days... It's a true watch, honest and incredible. When I get a vintage watch like this in I get very excited! These are the kind of things that get my gears going. Don't hang about on this one!
Whilst the Longines Legend Diver is certainly no small watch, it is true to original size of the compressor diver released in the 70s! Despite the large dimensions it still wears well on even my smaller wrist, it sits comfortably and looks truly brilliant! Longines are one of the few modern brands who embrase their history and aren't affraid to re-release some of their older successes! They stick true to design and keep it original, whilst bringing those modern qualities and movement that we would expect today! This watch really suits any strap choice too, you'll have a blast switching and swapping!
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with it's box and paperwork, inside is the book is still sealed. The watch comes on an aftermarket leather NATO strap, the original strap is no longer with the watch. The watch was purchased in 2012 at retail and has not yet been serviced, the watch is running okay though it will be due a service.
As for modern Longines this is one of my favourite! Whilst definitely larger than I would usually go for I can't help but enjoy the pressence on the wrist and it being true to the original size ony adds to that!
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.
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!
The Rolex Explorer II Reference 16550 is an interesting reference as it is known as a "Transitional Reference", meaning it features specs that become the future of the model. This had the 40mm case, sapphire crystal, updated Cal. 3085. It also had a makeover with the dial, which is the most interesting part of this watch with its creamy lume! This reference of the Explorer II was only made from 1985 until 1989, making it a very short production run, so I suspect there aren't an awful lot of them out there, especially in this condition, at this price!
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as watch only and comes with no box or guarantee, however the watch does come with Rolex Service history from 1998 / 2002 / 2006 with the most recent being November 2018, therefore the watch is still within its 2 year Rolex Service Guarantee. The dial is the original tritium dial from 1986, however the hands have been replaced with Super Luminova service hands in the most recent service. The bracelet is an original Rolex oyster bracelet with spare links. The watch is in great condition.
The Explorer II has always been seen as the "Affordable GMT-Master II", though I think that has changed a lot in the past few years! The option of a white dial makes it incredibly attractive and also a great value proposition for a GMT watch! This model even more so, only 4 year production! Also I am excited to announce with confidence that this is one of the VERY best priced white dial Ref. 16550 on the market right now!
The Split Second chronograph was considered one of the most complex and difficult complications to make, however here we have Habring2 with one for under £5000! Incredible design and very comfortable on wrist, they have really done a great job with this watch and they are a brand to watch out for! I am very excited to see what they have to bring, if these watches are anything to go by the they have a very bright future ahead of them!
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as a used watch, therefore some signs of wear may be seen. Overall however it is in very good condition and comes from 1 owner from new, it has been well looked after. The watch is sold as a complete set with the 2 extra straps. It is also still under it's manufacture warranty, a great buy!
This is my first Habring2 watches I have had in the store, I have to say I am very well impressed! The amount of watch for the price here is incredible, split second chronograph for under £5000! Plus, look at that dial, truly incredible.
Here we have a completely original and untouched Favre-Leuba Harpoon! The reason I add emphasis on "Original" and "Untouched" as one of these watches was sold on a competitors website with a redial and non-original hands for... Are we ready.... $1300! So with that in mind how about I offer you one that has it's original lines on the dial which can only be seen under high magnification and in the right light, it also comes with it's original and insanely domed crystal! The simplicity of this watch is what really makes it charming, the crown is hidden behind the case which only adds to how space like this watch looks on the wrist.
So if you want this watch and want it in original condition and for a very fair price then look no further! We have you covered.
Tudor Pelagos Blue! What is not to like? This watch has it ALL at a relatively affordable price when compared to it's competition, it truly dominates the market! I wish that Tudor will implement the clasp to the rest of the range, it is ground breaking from a comfort stand point and so easy to use on the fly! The watch is in used condition but definitely not bad condition! The discount you are getting compared to the cost of retail makes this an incredible buy!
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.
Points of Mention
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!
I am sad to see this one go, one from the personal collection, but making room for different watches. I have a 1 in 1 out rule, so I should stick to it! This watch is incredibly interesting as it comes from a German brand called ZentRa, mostly known for pocket watches but a few of their watches appear every now and again. This "Tank" model truly looks incredible on the wrist, it is the cross of a "Tank" with some Reverso charm, sure it doesn't flip like a Reverso, but it certainly gives the same charm for a fraction of the cost! Plus there is something about original radium and especially in Cathederal hands, the watch packs so much charm into a small but wearable case.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as was only and therefore comes with no original ZentRa box or original ZentRa paperwork. The watch is vintage and worn and is showing signs of wear with the chrome plating wearing off slightly at the sides, though it isn't as noticeable in person. The dial is completely original with its radium markers and radium cathederal hands. The watch is serviced and comes with a 6 month warranty.
I'll probably end up buying it back out of regret. Do I need to say more in the Personal Note? Probably not...