Habring2 Felix Red “12”
This is the perfect example of a brand that is producing incredible watches, both in design and build quality and doesn't have to rely on being a "Big Name" to sell their watches. I think we are seeing many more collectors branch out from the big name of the industry and being more open to putting their money elsewhere, Habring2 is one of those brands offering something great to the collectors. This is one 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.
This along with the Doppel 3 are the first Habring2 I have had in the store, I have to say I am very impressed with both! The overall design, look and size of this one feels and looks so great on the wrist! Perfect dress watch with a difference.
- Felix Red “12”
- Manual Wound Cal. A11B
- Specific Age
- December 2017
- Case Size
- Case Thickness
- Lug to Lug
- Box & Papers
- Box & Papers!
- Case Material
- Stainless Steel
- Service History
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Hamilton offer incredible value for so much watch, there really isn't many brands that can give them a run for their money in the Swiss market. So to think that at Retail they offer great value, imagine how great that value becomes when the watch hits the secondary market! An automatic day/date watch on a bracelet for the asking price we have is bonkers! Plus not the mention the great and iconic military dial styling which is very legible in all light condition, plus... It just looks epic! It is build very well too, which we come to expect from the Swatch brand and they certainly don't disappoint! I don't suspect this will stick around long so be sure to click that buy button before it goes and you regret it!
Points of Mention
The watch is sold as watch only and comes with no box, paperwork or spare links. It will currently fit up to a 6 1/2 inch wrist, so please keep this in mind before buying. The overall condition is good, hairline scratches to the case, bracelet and clasp. The watch is in running condition though there is no service history.
I love Hamilton and I will be adding one to the personal collection very soon! I have owned and sold many over the years and I think along with Tissot they offer some of the best value for money watches in the Swiss market today! This won't last long! If it does I may have to keep it for me!
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.
This beautiful Seamaster 600 from 1964 embodies every a vintage Omega should be... Beautiful, perfectly proportioned both in dimensions but also visually in design, legible and elegant at the same time and most importantly... Affordable! I have said it before and I will say it again, in a market of ever inflating prices and records be hit regularly, it is refreshing to see something so iconic, well-built and beautiful staying affordable and accessible to all! If you have wanted a vintage Omega for a while this is a great buy, truly looks great on any colour strap and for any occasion! Plus the 34mm wears beautifully...
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as watch only and therefore comes with no box or paperwork. This is a vintage watch so therefore signs of wear will be seen, the crystal has recieved a polish. The watch comes with no known service history, the setting and winding is a little stiff and would require a service soon I suspect.
There is so much value in vintage Omega and I really do hope it stays that way! But as collecting watches grows in interest I see these only going up as they are one of the few remaining, instantly recognisable and desirable watches left for a reasonable price!
The Tissot Visodate range is commonly known for their dressy look in the modern line, but the Visodate harps all the way back to the 1950s and meant visible date. The Visodate range is available in dressy watches all the way to diver style watches like this. This watch features a lovely blue dial with a blue friction bezel, striking original hands and a pop of colour on the second hand. The watch still has it's original, and now very puffy, lume plots. Original Tissot crown is still on the watch too, this is as original as they come.
Points of Mention
This is a vintage watch from the 1970s and the watch has patina all over, the bezel has aged and faded into a lovely light blue. The dial has also patina'd to a beautiful tone of blue. The watch is currently running and has an unknown service history.
I have a soft spot for vintage diver style watches, especially ones with a pop of colour which this definitely provides. Tissot is a brand that still has a lot of room to grow in the vintage community and still has a lot of models I believe will increase in popularity, whilst they are still great prices I will be adding one to my collection in the near future.
The fact that this watch still has its original box is already quite amazing, then we can go and take it a step further with the original guarantee which has the date signed 25th November 1946! Also included is the original hand written invoice stating it was sold to a Corporal Mathir from the RAF.
In 1946 the RAF was heavily involved in the Netherlands East Indies and actually pulled out on November the 28th 1946. Obviously I cannot say for certain. But in 1946 this sold to Corporal Mathir for £13, that equates to over £500 today! I cannot help but think maybe the Corporal was based in the Netherlands East Indies and got word a few days prior that he would be leaving to head home to his family and as a celebratory purchase for himself he got this watch.
Maybe it’s the dreamer in me but I would love it if that would be true! If only these watches could tell their story…
Let’s take a quick look at West End Watch Co. as a company itself.
The company was originally founded in 1864 but it wasn’t until 1885 that the name West End Watch was registered as a trademark by them. They have a lot of great history ranging from huge distribution in India to connections with Longines. The West End Watch base in Switzerland was in St-Imier and was only down the road from Longines, from as early as the 1910s Longines was providing West End Watch Co with watches with West End Watch branding and their logo to sell, they were the only company in the world to have this right and it contributed massively to their reputation. This continued until 1955 when Longines reconsidered this arrangement and then provided them with watch branded Longines only.
This is an incredible value proposition when you truly take a second to look at all the details! What you have here is a manual wound Hamilton running the Cal. 649 which is also known as the ETA 2750, a very reliable 17 jewel movement! It is military field styling with an all matte case and beautifully grained black dial and a matching matte Hamilton signed crown! Retailed by L.L.Bean hence the presence of that at 12 o'clock! All this put into a 33mm case which has a lug-to-lug of 40mm which means it wears very well on all wrists!
Once you have considered all this and look at the price I think you will be as shocked as I was when I priced this watch! Get them whilst they are still affordable.
When you take a look at this watch and then realise it is from 1977 you just cannot believe it! Sure there are some signs of wear, the gold plating is scratches and there a few marks here and there... But the way this watch has survived in it's condition and the overall design is truly brilliant! The pattern on the dial that consists of beautiful directional lines, the shape of the case and once on wrist it's a great experience!
The time has come to say good bye to one of my personal watches and one I have probably owned and worn the most beyond my Tudor. It'll definitely be sad to see it go but I know for a fact whoever owns this beautiful watch will not be disappointed! It was freshly serviced this year and is running great, I decided not to have it polished so it definitely has signs of wear to the bracelet but due to the polish and brushed styling it wears them well and you really cannot tell unless you photograph in direct light like I did for the photos above!
An automatic world timer from a respectful and historic brand for under £1000, actually WAY under £1000?! I am very excited to offer this incredible watch from Ball, a brand famous for its involvement in the railways and timing! The watch also features the famously used gas tubes that Ball absolutely love to use, these automatically light the watch in dark situations without an initial charge of light. The watch does come in big at 45mm but surprisingly wears well and is incredibly comfortable on the subtle rubber strap.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as watch only and comes with no box or paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original BALL rubber strap. The watch has no service history but is currently running well, all functions working as they should!
If value for money is your thing then I really don't even have to sell you on this watch as you would have probably sold yourself already! So much value for money, world timer, Swiss brand, automatic movement, cool lume... All for that price! INSANE!
This beautiful 35mm vintage inspired dress watch harps back to the original Longines Conquest from the 1950s, typically with these heritage re-issues the brands cannot resist changing a fair few things, whether that be the size or subtle upgrades to make it more "modern". I am pleased to say Longines resisted this temptation and created the perfect modern version of the classic watch!
The dimensions are basically identical apart from this watch being slightly thinner thanks to a modern and slimmer automatic movement, they even kept the domed acrylic crystal, probably one of the most attractive parts of a vintage wristwatch. Despite the smaller case dimensions on paper it wears so well, easily can compete with any 37mm watch on wrist presence. This is thanks to the thicker lugs, thicker case and overall design. The perfect Longines then and the perfect Longines now.
Points of Mention
The watch comes with it's full box and papers and comes on a new long strap. The crystal is acrylic and has a few marks, but this can be polished up. The watch is running well.
This Longines is easily my favourite modern Longines that they offer, having handled and sold the vintage reference of this watch I can say they truly did the original justice, right down to the size of the case. I am tempted to add one of these to my collection so take this before I do!
Chronographe Suisse are known for their vintage Chronographs, commonly using a manual wound Landeron movement, very reliable and have great action when initiating and stopping the chronograph. The design of this one is beautiful, big bold numerals with a gold plate to fill them in which catch the light perfectly along with the thing long hands, concentric circles for the chronograph subdials. The dial definitely has some patina but it adds to the charm in my opinion, I've taken honest and close photos for you to make your own decision on the patina.
The case is chrome with a stainless steel caseback, but the case is in incredible condition! No signs of the case wearing and ageing at all. There are signs of wear but again nothing serious, plus the watch is in running condition! The value this watch packs is insane, especially when you think you are getting a nicely sized two register chronograph that is vintage and working well. Pick it up before it's too late!
I am honoured to be selling another grey dial Heritage Chronograph from one of my favourite brands, this watch offers so much for the money and there are not many automatic chronographs built to this level, from a brand as respected, that can come close to competing! This watch comes with a complete set, from a time when Tudor were a little more generous and provided a complimentary NATO strap, it is also still under it's manufacture warranty. All those combined and the fact it is considerably cheaper than buying at retail, you have yourself a very attractive offer here if you are in the market for one! I wouldn't hang about with this one.
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 extra NATO strap, which they have now stopped doing. It is also still under it's manufacture warranty, a great buy!
I am slowly becoming the Tudor Heritage Chrono guy, love them and I keep selling them! This reference is still in warranty, in great condition, complete set with the extra strap which they have now stopped doing... All under retail, I don't think you can go wrong here!
This watch is 58 years old... And yet still looks so perfectly suited on the wrist as I'm sure it did 58 years ago. The Omega Seamaster is easily one of the most iconic and instantly recognisable watches alongside the Speedmaster and yet can still be head for a great price. This 1961 Seamaster is a desirable reference 14389 featuring applied roman numerals and subsidiary second hand, beautiful even patina throughout the dial adding to the charm. Seamaster caseback with Omega signed crown and featured on a leather NATO with an Omega signed buckle, what more could you possibly want?
As we all know Omega released a special edition Omega Seamaster 1948 based on the original Seamaster from 1948, this this isn't that reference it's pretty close. I think we will see the prices of vintage Seamasters continue to grow past what they already have in a short amount of time!
Points of Mention
The watch was serviced in 2017 and is in good working order. The dial does have patina as you can see, please view the images and make your own decision on that, we personally love it. The watch is paired on a leather NATO with an Omega signed buckle. Omega Seamaster caseback and Omega signed crown. Overall great condition with some signs of wear to the case, which is to be expected for a 58 year old watch!
This is my favourite reference of vintage Omega Seamaster as it combines all the things we love about the model but is still one of the most affordable versions! The patina on the dial is beautiful, the case is nice. Plus this is a definite strap monster! If I had the cash, this wouldn't even be displayed on the store right now!