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When I think of the perfect dress watch something like this comes to mind! 34mm, gold tone, white dial, brown strap, clean... I could go on! This is what I would call the perfect dress watch! Fits the wrist perfectly and looks 100x more expensive than it actually is.
A beautiful example with a gold tone case, matching gold tone hands and induces. Super clean white dial with a date at 3o'clock and a black gem on the crown. Holes in the lugs to switch out straps. Thick brown leather strap with gold tone buckle to match. On or off the wrist this watch just works so damn well with great accuracy thanks to the Seiko Quartz movement!
Overall great condition for a watch of its age. A few minor marks on the case with a small few scuffs but nothing major. Crystal is also in incredible condition and allows perfect viewing of such a rich white dial!
Add this to your collection! Because coming by these watches in this condition is getting more and more difficult.
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On this rare occasion we actually have information from the gentleman who's father originally received this watch has his 21st Birthday present in 1926. This was his pride and joy and he kept great care of it, as we can see today, he even kept it on the original strap with it's 18k Buckle. The hallmarking on that Buckle also date to 1926 by the London Assay Office, it was sold by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. on 112 Regent Street here in London.
The extract from the archives date the manufacture of this watch to 1924. The crown houses a beautiful Blue Sapphire which is very fitting to the Art-Deco design which only becomes more apparent when you see the sides of the casing with the hand finished pattern that follows to the tip of the lugs.
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The mainsprings was replaced 20 years ago, we have no service history on this watch. It has come back from a full service where a correction to a fault with the time setting mechanism was done. No parts were replaced and it was regulated afterwards. Service conducted by UK Expert Watch Maker Peter Roberts. The strap is definitely showing signs of age, but it's true to the watch and would recommend changing if you was to wear it.
I think this is easily one of the most beautiful watches I have had the pleasure to offer for sale. The Art-Deco design is so strong in the case and dial design, plus the way that case size wears on the wrist is incredible for the time and still looks impressive today. This is a rare opportunity to own a real piece of history that has been preserved so well, I truly hope the new owner will continue that.
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.
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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!
This beautiful 52 year old watch looks just as great today as it would have 52 years ago when it left the factory, it wears it’s even patina amazingly, plus being 37mm it definitely does not wear too small comparative to modern watches! There is true charm in these Seamaster 120 models, most collectors dream to own one!
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This watch is sold as watch only and comes with no box or paperwork, the watch is paired on a tropic strap with an original omega signed buckle. The watch is all original with original bezel which has the luminescent pearl missing, even patina throughout. The watch was serviced in 2018 and will come with a 6 month warranty too!
In the grand scheme of vintage Omega this watch truly offers so much for a relatively affordable price! The history and scope of the Seamaster range is vast, which only adds more interest!
Here we have a beautiful Omega DeVille from the 1970s, it comes on an original Omega beads of rice bracelet that feels incredible on the wrist and goes perfectly with the 35mm beauty! The Cal 565 is a great movement that features a date, but without a quick set position, if you pull the crown out to the very last position it will progress the date by 1. To access the movement if is through the front, crystal and bezel will come off and then through the dial. It was serviced in November 2017 and running very well, this watch will serve you for many many more years than it has already served others!
These Baltic watches have become insanely popular in the past year or so, I still remember some of their advertising campaigns on Instagram a while back and thinking that the design was beautiful! I can now say having had the watch in hand and on wrist, you can be rest assured that the build quality is too! Lovely slate grey dial which has a unuique finish that catches the light well, when the dial catches the light as do the blue hands! Great size, great wrist presence and you would be representing an up and coming micro brand!
Do NOT hang about with this one! Guarantee it will be gone VERY quickly!
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.
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.
Recently I've been getting a fair few of these unknown and obscure brands, I think they're super awesome and offer a great value proposition! Let's take a look at this "MAVIP"... And yes, I have no clue what the brand is or anything about it lol! That's part of the fun of these ;)
This watch has a lovely case shape which wears so well on the wrist and gives a far larger wrist presence than it's numbers suggest, being quite thin too it's lovely! The dial is a glossy metallic colour that has aged and gone a VERY slight pinkish hue in certain lights, it's super faint but wow! Large and bold indices filled with black contrast nicely against the long hands that are filled with white, all complimented with a sub seconds at 6o'clock! I think if you're a watch guy and want something that stands out and gets questions, then get this!
Most watch collectors turn their head immediately when the word "Restored" is mentioned, however if done faithfully and for the right reasons I am all for it! If a watch has had severe watch damage and is no longer adequate to be a watch, then why waste something away that can never be used again? That was more than likely the case here and whomever restored it did an incredible job! The watch looks beautiful and is a treat to wear. The tuxedo style dial with the large bold numerals, striking red second hand and luminous hands, it's a design that has looked great in the past, continues to look good today and will continue to look great for many years to come!
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This watch is sold as watch only and therefore comes with no box or paperwork. The dial is faithfully restored, therefore it is not the original dial as it once was. The watch comes with no known service history, but the watch is running well.
I am not opposed to this watch at all and I think it looks absolutely incredible! I know it won't be for everyone and some people cannot look past restoration, but for those that can they are in for a treat with this watch!
The Seiko turtle is an iconic watch among watch collectors, the case ergonomics still amaze me! Whilst you look at the dimensions on paper you may think it's a large watch, but how that cushion case sits on the wrist is something special. This is the reference 6309-7040, dating to 1981. The dial, hands and bezel insert are replacements. You still get that vintage feeling with this watch and all the charm that comes with a vintage dive watch.
Points of Mention
This reference does have replacement hands, dial and bezel insert. The watch comes with no box or paperwork. The watch is currently running but has no service history.
Whilst most of the watch has been replaced it is still a nice looking Turtle and for the price you really cannot go wrong. I have always been a fan of the Seiko turtle and I hope to add a true vintage reference to the personal collection one day.
I am excited to bring this very incredible watch to the store as it was one I enjoyed researching about and learning about! The brand Lemania is most famous for it's movement, this case was no difference with the introduction of the Caliber 1345 developed in the beginning of the 1970s. This movement and it's design would see it's way into many big Swiss names we know and love, ranging from Tissot up to Omega and many others. By the 1980s they bring it to the market under their own name and called it the Lemania Regatta, which is the model we have here. Interesting this one is also signed "Elvstrom Sails", though it is not the typical Elvstrom Sail ones you can find on the market or in the documents online, which makes this one certainly interesting!
When you consider what this watch has to offer and how unique it is, it is certainly a lot of watch for the money and someone to be considered if you are not only into the big names. Goodluck finding another one of these on someones wrist in the wild!
Points of Mention
The watch is sold as watch only and therefore comes with no box or paperwork. The watch is showing signs of wear and age to the case, the dial is clean. The regatta function works as intended and the watch is running, though there is no service history with this watch.
I had a lot of fun trying to learn what I could on this watch, though I suspect I only discovered a mere drop within the ocean! When considering watches for the personal collection it usually stems from watches like this, ones I look into and get absolutely hooked!
The Casio G-Shock... Is there a more instantly recognisable and bad-ass watch out there? Something you could probably drive over with a tank, then shoot with the tank, go over, pick it up, still read the time and beat a zombie to death with? I don't think so... This is the Classic GA-100, does everything you could ever want plus things you may never figure out to use... Or maybe that is just me?
Points of Mention
This is a used watch so signs of wear may be visible, the last battery change is unknown. The watch comes with the original G-Shock tin, no paperwork is provided.
It's a G-Shock. 'Nuff said!