This is the Hodinkee speicial edition Swatch Sistem51 also known as the Vintage84! A great designed and super hot Swatch right now, probably the best looking Sistem51 on the market in my opinion. And it being featured by Hodinkee always adds collectability.
- Hodinkee Swatch Sistem51 Vintage84
- Specific Age
- November 2017
- Case Size
- Case Thickness
- Lug to Lug
- Box & Papers
- Both, with original purchase receipt.
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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!
There is something about a vintage "tank" styled watch, the rectangular case with the simplicity of the dial, cabochon crown and so on... It makes for such a beautiful and elegant watch on the wrist, perfect for the formal occasion or for the gentleman or lady who likes to wear something a little out there on a daily basis! This lovely watch is from a brand that is no longer with us, but this watch is still working great and looks brilliant on the wrist!
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as watch only and therefore comes with no box or paperwork, it is paired on a genuine lizard strap which matches perfectly. There is no service history but the watch is running well.
It is no secret that vintage rectangular watches are a weakness of mine! I will have a vintage tank and a few reverso's eventually in my collection, but even when that day comes I will still have plenty of vintage watches like this in my watch box!
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.
Not only is this the first Zodiac in the store it is my first Zodiac in hand ever! It is one of those brands that slips past most of us watch guys and gals, not too sure why but it does. But wow, after having this in hand it definitely should not be passing anyone by! The quality and finish is comparable easily to the likes of Longines, Oris and many others! And price wise it competes so easily with them! Seriously unique design which is true to it's heritage, pick this up whilst it lasts!
1969, the year man landed on the moon and he was wearing none other than the Omega Speedmaster Professional! However the history of the Speedmaster goes back to 1957 and it wasn't until 1962 that it came to the attention of NASA. If you haven't already, I would highly recommend Googling "Omega Speedmaster History" and just delve into the wide array of information out there, it really will make you appreciate this watch so much more and appreciate the fact it is still "Affordable" to get a small taste of that history!
This watch comes paired on a high quality Leather strap and an aftermarket exhibition case back, but don't panic! Both the original case back and original bracelet are provided in the box for you to switch back to if you wish.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as a complete set and comes with it's full box and paperwork. This is the classic Speedmaster Professional with a hesitate crystal, it comes with it's original case back and currently on it is an exhibition aftermarket option. The watch also comes with it's original bracelet, currently it is paired on a finely made Colareb leather strap. The watch is sold in used condition, however it is in very good overall condition. The watch is fully working and runs well.
Does it get anymore classic and perfect than a Speedmaster Professional? I think not! Whilst the aftermarket exhibition case back will not be for everyone, the original is in the box to swap back to if desired. Overall this watch in general offers a lot of "Bang for the Buck" and is desired by most collectors. I wouldn't hang about with this one!
"Martin-Baker is a British aviation company responsible for supplying 70% of the world’s air-forces with fighter ejection seat technology. They first approached Bremont to create the definitive aviation watch in 2007/08. More than simply putting a logo on an existing model, the watch had to withstand the same rigorous testing programme as the ejector seats themselves. Two years later, the Bremont MB range was born. The limited edition Bremont MBI was solely for pilots who had ejected from an aircraft using a Martin-Baker seat. This rather select group includes US congressmen and senators, CEOs of leading FTSE and Dow companies, and the chiefs of six air forces around the world (the one exception is a major Hollywood star who tracked down and persuaded an ejectee to buy a watch on his behalf). While the MBI is reserved for the few, the MBII is available to all and has become a Bremont best seller." And that's straight from their website! Sums it up perfectly!
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as a complete set and comes with its original box, papers, cosc card and a few little extras! The watch is pre-owned but still in good condition and has a small amount of manufacture warranty left!
Having worked with Bremont at retail for a few years I can safely say my appriciation for the brand and what they are trying to achieve for watch making in the UK is great and I wish them nothing but the best! This MBII is a perfect example of their ability to make truly great watches!
This 1974 CWC was assigned to the British Royal Navy, specifically the Fleet Air Arm which is one of five arms of the Royal Navy. This is one of those watches that if watches could speak we would all be in for an incredibly long and interesting night, the stores it could tell would be powerful. On wrist you really get a sense of utilitarianism, coming in at 39mm with a very legible dial, a solid case design and paired on a NATO... You can't help but feel a sense of power with this on the wrist.
CWC has been providing the military with watches for many years and as you can imagine not many survive the day to day life of a military person, therefore for us to have an example of this watch is something quite special. We are honoured to offer this for sale and we have confidence that whomever buys this, they will enjoy it as much as we have.
Points of Mention
This watch was serviced in 2018 and is running well. The case and crystal are in unpolished condition and therefore signs of age and use can be seen. Some of the luminescent material on the dial has begun to fade away and even fall off, none of it is loose in the dial or movement. The running seconds hand in the subsidiary dial at 9o'clock has been replaced with a stainless steel arrow hand.
It is no secret I am a huge fan of CWC and military watches, it is also no secret I am not a fan of NATO straps... BUT, I seriously enjoyed wearing this watch and switching out NATO strap... I think a military watch may change my mind on them! I believe this is a truly great buy, so much history packed into such a small object.
I have sold a few of these HELM Vanuatu and this is my personal one that is now coming to sale, I've truly enjoyed my time with it and always astonished by the build quality when I put it on! If you told me this watch was £1000 I could honestly believe it, I suspect you'll feel the same way once you get one on your wrist! Just check the reviews of it online, it's insane!
Currently HELM have none left in stock and they are expecting more in January/February next year! So here is a great chance to buy one here in the UK for less than retail and without import tax, whilst still in AMAZING condition, see the photos! The watch honestly still looks as good as new!
This reference reminds me of everything Grand Seiko was when it was founded. Providing quality to a level beyond belief with movements that pushed the boundaries and capabilities, this has all of that. I'll say it everytime and that is because I truly mean it, nothing comes close to Grand Seiko finishing for the price, in this case even triple the price! The dial on this watch will have you in a daze and proportions make you wonder why else you would want to wear anything but this... This is Grand Seiko!
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as a used watch, therefore some signs of wear may be seen, though overall it is in very good condition. This watch comes from a collector who has owned it since new and wore it in rotation of a large collection, therefore it was well looked after. The watch is running well.
"But... It's Quartz" is what you sometimes here at certain events. Truth is, I sometimes wonder whether those people are true collectors? Quartz was and is a huge part of this industry and as much as it left it on it's knees, it also helped to build it up again, that cannot be ignored! Plus Grand Seiko make damn amazing Quartz movements, that also cannot be ignored!