Citizen is a brand I am no stranger to. I have owned and sold many ranging from vintage pieces to brand new watches, I love the brand! They offer great value and serve as an easy every day watch for the rest of your life or a great way into watches, or even a great addition to any collection! This one is no different, incredible build quality and great looks.
If you're name is Douglas I have found the perfect watch for you! Another unknown brand with a unique design, what is not to like? This case shape hugs the wrist and sits so well and it wears larger than the numbers might suggest. A beautiful blue dial which has an almost fume effect which has potentially developed over time, large and bold indices with straight and thick hands, all complimented with a useful date complication located at 3 which is working perfectly!
This is the best looking modern Aquaracer in my opinion! The directional lines that can be found on the white dial and also on the black rubber bezel, the bold black outline of the hands and indices, the raised numerals on the bezel, the pop of orange on the second hand, the date at 9 o'clock... I could really go on! I also think the value is incredible, the watch is powered by the Calibre 5 which is a classic automatic movement that can be viewed through the caseback, All of that and a full set, what's not to like?!
This beautiful watch features a "Sun-ray blue triple stepped dial" which allows for the most interesting of colours when in different lighting environments, when on the wrist I found myself just moving it around to see what different colours and reflections happened. The watch is named Hudson after an English Sea Explorer and Navigator during the early 17th century, his name was Henry Hudson.
The watch features a perfectly proportioned 37mm case with, the now iconic, bronze on the crown which Farer do for all their watches. Powered by the hand wound ETA 7001 which allows for the slim case but also a lovely movement to look at under the sapphire crystal caseback. It is also limited to only 100 and this is number 5, a very early edition!
Points of Mention
This watch does have an engraving on the caseback, it has been blanked for the privacy of the owner, but image with it can be provided on request. The watch comes with it's full box and papers and the watch is in great condition right down to the strap being like new.
I am a HUGE fan of this style of watch, the cushion case wears perfectly on the wrist and sits very low. I love the shade of blue but the extra pops of colour don't do it for me, but I know many people absolutely love it and once on wrist it really doesn't bother me at all. I have been a fan of what Farer have been doing and this is the first one I've had the chance to have on wrist for a full day, I am very impressed and I have no doubt the new owner will be too.
These little Timex's are awesome and in good amounts, but to be found in very good condition is getting more difficult. Here we have one in great condition, nice clean dial and case and all original. The movement works but is playing up a little from time to time so I would recommend a service. Comes on a very nice and comfortable Hirsh strap.
Age is based on this page -https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Budget_Watch_Collecting/Timex_date_codes
Clean, classic and honest! 3 things that are becoming increasingly difficult to get all in one with a vintage Tudor, especially an Oyster! Here we have the reference 7803 with a beautiful egg shell dial, gold numerals and hands with a beautiful contrasting blued second hand! Original "Oyster Patent" crown and the lovely Tudor rose inside the iconic Tudor Crown at 12o'clock! You really are getting the best of both logos with this one.
A cool dating from the 90s from one of the coolest brands on earth. Victorinox! The famous knife manufacturer based in the town of Ibach, in the Canton of Schwyz, Switzerland. They also make some very funky watches, this is one of their older ones. Love the case shape and it wears really well on the wrist!
Finally we have our first, definitely not last, Bremont in the store! This is the awesome looking ALT1-WT in white! On this wrist this has some serious presence in both size but also weight, it is definitely wearable even on my smaller wrist, but you sure know you are wearing it! I think Bremont is one of those brands to watch out for, they are constantly providing better watches and this is an incredible one, at it's price when you compare it to the competition Bremont blow them all out of the water in regards to value, but also build quality! If you have not read up on Bremont on a brand but also their build quality, I would highly recommend you get over to their website now and get reading!
The Seiko Flightmaster is one of those quartz Seiko watches that have caught fire and the collecting world has gone crazy for! Once on the wrist you can see why, it feels great. This one comes on a great strap and the full bracelet is still brand new in the box!
The Rolex 1601 is one of our favourite vintage references from the brand, it is everything we know and love about Rolex but in a more subtle and understated package compared to their sport models. This early reference features a beautifully patina'd eggshell dial with applied gold indices and gold dauphine hands, these contrast perfectly against the dial. The iconic 18k yellow gold bezel against the steel oyster case makes for an incredible wearing experience, plus the case features drilled lug holes which makes changing straps convenient and fun, with a watch like this you will want to be experimenting with many straps.
Points of Mention
The dial does have patina as you can see from the photo. The watch has been professionally polished in the past and still has it's sharp edges without being too soft like we often see with polished oyster cases. The crown screws down nicely and winds smoothly, the watch was serviced in 2018 and is still running well. The watch is paired on a black leather strap with gold tone buckle.
I really love this reference, but this variation of the reference is one of my favourite. You get that classic datejust look whilst being even more subtle, sometimes sport Rolex models can be too loud on the wrist, this sits beautifully on the wrist being 36mm but also that pop of gold is just enough to make it nice and interesting still. If I was to get myself a datejust it would be this variant of the reference for sure.
I am happy to present one of the most incredible dials on a Datejust I have ever seen! This beautiful Datejust Ref. 16233 dating to 1991 features a ivory white textured, pyramid like, dial which contrasts perfectly against the steel & rose gold case and jubilee bracelet! The watch still has it's original green sticker on the caseback and is in overall great condition considering the age, also the Jubilee bracelet has minimal stretch, it is currently fitting a 6 1/4 - 6 1/2 inch wrist but more links can be added on request.
I still get at least 1 email a week asking for the blue MONSTER I had previously... So to all of you who missed out on that beauty we have this gorgeous MONSTER for you, so don't miss out again! This is a 2nd Generation MONSTER which has the teeth indices and this one is also Pre Prospex! Which means no Prospex logo on the dial which I know is a bugbear for a lot of you out there.
The Omega 564 movement is a famous Omega movement used as a Chronometre between 1966 until 1969 and can be found in Steel models much easier than this VERY rare example in SOLID 18ct Yellow Gold! Not only is it rare but this example is also in insane condition, with it's case looking close to never polished and if it has been polished it has been VERY well and lightly, still showing it's nice sharp edges and finishing. The dial is pristine with it's markers and hands looking as they did when this watch came out of factory, the movement has been partially serviced and is running well! The watch also comes with an Extract from the Archives showing it was delivered to Italy for purchase, this watch has certainly been around at this point I take it. But based on condition it has only gone from safe to safe and rarely reached the wrist!
If you are in the market for an Omega with the 564 movement then I would say look no further, whilst granted this is definitely more expensive than a steel example, it is a HELL of a lot more watch than the steel variant! This is one I suspect will sell to a serious Omega collector, someone who knows and appreciates this watch. If you are that person, give me a call sooner rather than later!
Pinion is a very exciting British brand with their "Ambition in making fine watches is to succeed not in doing more, but doing better" as the found Piers Berry said! Who is also a great guy!
The dial on this watch is what gets me every time, it is on you can continue to look at and find new details each time. At first you think it is just a flat blue dial but then you realise it actually is so much more than that, the way the light plays with the polish of the hands and the numerals. It is a very well built watch that will treat someone very well.