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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.
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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!
Ever wanted to feel like James Bond? I mean who hasn’t?! This is the exact watch Pierce Brosnan wore, well almost! He wore the quartz version whereas this is the automatic, which for the watch nerds out there will be a nicer tough! This watch is starting to develop some lovely patina with the lume going a creamy colour and red tip second hand beginning to fade, I wonder how long until the blue bezel begins to fade and go into that lovely light blue colour!
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This watch is sold as watch only and therefore comes with no box or paperwork, the watch was serviced in 2017 and is running well. The watch comes with spare links. Whilst pre-owned and signs of wear can be seen it is nothing to major.
Whilst I am a Seamaster fan I always found the Helium Escape screw a bit of an eye soar, though after a just a little while on wrist I realised I didn’t mind it at all! This watch has complete changed my mind on the Seamaster.
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.
Whilst this certainly is not your typical Raymond Weil it sure does stand out of the crowd and offers a lot of value for your money. When you consider you are getting an automatic chronograph with carbon fiber in the links, case and dial... All that for the asking price is very good! Especially when you then see it is also a full set. Whilst it is a large watch and the design will not be for everyone I think if you have a large wrist and looking for a good value for money automatic chronograph you should definitely consider this!
Having recently sourced a Seiko 7A38 for the store I had to go and source an original 7A28 too! The 7A28 predates the 7A38 by a short while, but it was the very first quartz chronograph introduced to the market and for that reason quite historically important in the world of watches! This lovely reference 7A28-7029 features a gold plating with a matching gold tone dial, contrasting black hands, markers and markings for sub dials. It is overall a very attractive watch and offers a lot of value for not an awful lot of money.
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This watch is being sold as watch only and therefore comes with no original box or original paperwork. This is a vintage watch, therefore signs of wear and age will be seen. Overall however it is in good condition for its vintage age. The watch comes with no known service history, but it is running well and all functions working as they should.
We are seeing these Seiko quartz references becoming more and more collectible, I suspect the 7A28 & 7A38 models will only continue to go up as more people learn the history of the references and gain more interest in them!
The case shape of this Sicura is so unique and amazing, plus it makes the watch wear so well on all wrists! This watch has a lovely blue dial with red highlights within the batons and the second hand, it compliments the whole package incredibly well! The value of these beautiful vintage watches are incredible, especially when you stop to think that you probably won't come across many people ever who have heard of the brand never mind own one of their watches!
One misconception about Sicura is that they are Breitling or have this HUGE connection and therefore people are selling them as Breitlings or with that in the title. The truth is there is a connection but these are not Breitling's, nor where they even made under the same roof or in the same factory. During 1979 the CEO of Sicura saved Breitling by purchased the company, he later closed the doors to Sicura and put all his focus on Breitling. It's a great story and deserves being mentioned that's for sure!
This watch is showing signs of wear on the case and crystal, it is a vintage watch afterall and a lot of brands at this time used stainless steel for the caseback and basemetal for the rest of the watch. Please see all the photos of the watch and request more if you require, I pride myself on providing some of the most honest photos and descriptions of the watches I sell in the market! So do not hesitate to ask.
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!
The original COSD wristwatch was made for the Combined Operations Supply Depot (COSD), the original was 35mm whereas this new modern model is 40mm. This handsome timepiece offers a real vintage look and wrist presence but with a modern and reassuring feel! I think Longines of all brands really do very well when it comes to vintage re-issues or re-designs, this is one of their best from the heritage range I have seen in a while.
You would have heard it a million times and you will hear it a million times more! Grand Seiko finishing and attention to detail is truly unrivaled in it’s price range and even in many multiples of it’s price range! This beautiful Seiko Boutique limited edition fits the bill, which is no surprise! The blue of this dial is something truly extraordinary, in photos it’s looks quite dark, whereas in natural light it plays and comes up many shades of blue!
Another nice mention is this watch pre-dates the transition of “Seiko” to “Grand Seiko” only dials, so it is one of those added points from those who know…
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This watch comes with it’s complete box and paperwork. The watch is sold as a used watch however it is in incredible condition and was purchased new by an owner who has many watches and wore them in light rotation. The watch runs well and comes with all it’s links too.
Whilst the appreciation for Grand Seiko is no doubt growing each and every day, it still has so much further to go! That makes now a very interesting time to buy into the brand as I do believe we will see them not only trade stronger in a few years but also be far more desirable by the general market too!
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!
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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 Blue Lagoon! Limited to 6000 watches world wide, sold out everywhere! But we have one here for you today, in great condition and a full set! The Samurai has always been a collectors favourite within the Seiko family, you get distinct Seiko features with very bold and aggressive angles! It makes for a great wearing experience, even on a smaller wrist like mine. The blue dial and bezel is clearly the standout feature here, like always... Seiko have knocked it out of the park with this one! Don't wait with this one, get it whilst it's here ;)