The Such a funky watch that is famously known as the "Ripley" due to it's association with the James Cameron classic "Alien" from 1986! The original wore in the film was incredibly similar in design and ran the 7A26 movement, Seiko's, and the worlds, first quartz Chronograph movement. The design was created by Giugiaro who designed many things from watches to cars, but within the watch community this is probably his most famous design.Speedmaster which rightly deserves its own respect as a watch that also went to space! I have been lucky enough to have sold 3 of these Bulova Moon Watches but this is the first one on a bracelet… And wow it is a beast! You put it on the wrist and it just feels like a solid watch, you know it’s going to survive anything you throw at it!
I know many collectors who own the Omega Speedmaster and also own one of these. They wear very differently but both deserve respect on the wrist, get yourself one!
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The Rolex Submariner was first introduces in 1953 with the first "Date" model, the infamous 1680, being introduced 1966! There you could argue this reference 114060 is the most true to the original Submariner as it features no date! Either way it is the Submariner I think everyone can get behind as the conversation of whether you like the Cyclops or not doesn't even have to cross the mind, the symmetry of this watch is a work of art!
Points of Mention
This is a used Rolex being sold in good condition, has some signs of wear on the polished parts of the case with some scratches to the clasp and bracelet. The watch is being sold as a complete set with the bezel protector still, it is still also in warranty.
The perfect modern Submariner? I think so! Don't get me wrong, I'm not one of those people who hate the cyclops, it really doesn't bother me! But I just think the watch looks so perfectly proportioned without it, it really makes it feel like the "Tool" it was intended to be.
I have never kept it a secret that I am a huge Oris fan! My first ever true Swiss watch was a Oris, though that aside their design and build quality is incredible for the price. I think that just how Tudor is quite a dominant power in it's price range, Oris is the exact same in it's price range. This Oris 65 is based on a vintage watch Oris used to do, quite clearly a Divers watch which I like! The vintage ques and styling is very iconic and unique whilst still staying incredibly true to Dive Watches and the original watch!
I am excited to bring this incredible Omega Speedmaster #SpeedyTuesday to sale! It comes as a full set with everything it would have when sold initially, in very good condition. It is also a very early 14*/2012! It ticks a lot of boxes for the Speedmaster fan out there, it certainly ticks a lot of boxes for me. This watch is special for a lot of reasons beyond how incredible it looks!
It was released by Omega in partnership with Fratello watches to celebrate the 5th year anniversary of their #SpeedyTuesday which they introduced in 2012, hence being limited to 2012 pieces. The dial is inspired by the Alaska Project III moon watch which only 56 were made, but this is the first reverse Panda Omega have done in Speedmaster Professional. It is also the first watch Omega sold entirely online! That's a lot of firsts...
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with everything it would have been sold new with, even the plastic watch shipment case. The watch is worn but in good condition, hairline scratches to be expected on acrylic crystal. Still under manufacture warranty too, plus it is an early 14*/2012 limited edition piece!
The SpeedyTuesday is not only a super cool watch but one that means a lot to me! You will see on my home page a picture of this watch under the "Sold" picture, that is because I actually sold one of these very early on in the KibbleWatches days when this watch was first released! So it holds a special place for me and I am excited to offer another one, take it quick!
If I was to say an Automatic 7750 Chronograph movement, a CERAMIC case over a titanium core, great design and quality, still in guarantee and all that for the list price... Would you believe it? I certainly didn't! I had to go and read and re-read about this watch over and over... The fact that you are getting that much watch for this price is unreal and makes this watch a real value proposition! I would say if you are in the market for such a thing do not hesitate with this one, give me a call for any questions!
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!
Another one from the personal collection coming to the store and what a beauty this one is! This is a Sicura from the 70s in complete original condition and untouched, running well and looking amazing! On the inner rotating bezel you have 3 pops of colour, white, blue and red and those 3 colours are also on the subseconds dial, this pop of colour offsets the black and silver tone of the dial nicely, also paired with an original bright orange second hand! The black tachymetric scale on the bezel adds a super sporty feel to this chronograph.
All this combined makes for a great 1 minute chronograph that gives the Omega Chronostop and Chron-Oris a real run for their money! Houses in a large 45mm case that is wider than it is lug to lug, makes it wear similar to a turtle! Honestly, get this watch before you regret not adding it to your collection!
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!
After the releases from Basel 2019 I think it is a good time to put this Tudor up for sale on the website, whilst some are happy with what came from Basel, many are not. I think last year the brands ticked a lot of boxes of what people wanted, this Black Bay GMT was certainly one of them! This watch offers so much for the money, you get a well engineered in house movement with all the bells and whistles you'd come to expect from a Swiss power house like Tudor. You get great heritage design and all in a modern sized case, granted for some it is a little too large but it's proportions were much better on the wrist than the numbers on screen may represent!
If you haven't had the chance to see this watch in the flesh yet I'd highly recommend you do. Plus the price we have this one offered at it is an incredible deal and one I suspect will hold value of the foreseeable future, especially if Tudor continue with the releases like this Basel!
Points of Mention
This watch comes with it's box and paperwork dating it to August 2018, therefore it still has a fair amount of time left on it's guarantee. The watch comes paired on it's original NATO strap. The watch is in overall good condition, worn a handful of times and in rotation of a collection.
Whilst I do wish this watch was maybe 1mm smaller for my wrist I cannot help but see the value proposition this watch holds! An automatic GMT with great design and brand for this price... Can you really go wrong or get much better? I think this watch puts a lot of competing brands to shame!
There is something special about a 34mm oyster case, whilst on paper you would 34mm may be too small, in reality it wears much larger than the mm size may suggest! This case provides one of the most comfortable wearing experiences in my opinion. The reference 1501 features the inconic engine turned bezel, giving it something more than a traditional smooth bezel and less than a reflective fluted bezel, it is the perfect in-between, the kind of watch you could wear daily and it would go unnoticed!
This wonderful example comes with it's original papers and a spare link, the condition of this is very good as you can see from the photos! I think if you are in the market for a 34mm Rolex then look no further, even if you was only considering a 36mm I would say you have to put one of these on your wrist and realise how perfect it is!
Points of Mention
This watch comes with a bracelet that will fit up to a 7 1/4inch wrist. Original paperwork including the original COSC certificate, rare to find all this together after all this time! The watch comes with no box. No service history provided though the watch winds smoothly, functions work and it runs well!
A 34mm Rolex will certainly be added to the personal collection at some point, smaller watches are definitely my preference and this fits right in with that! The condition of this is very good and what it comes with is just a bonus, don't hang about on this one!
Growing up I wasn't surrounding by watches or even aware of them, but the TAG Heuer Professional was one I would see often and it wasn't until recently that I realised that the watch stuck in my memory was this! This is the "Lume Dial" due to the entire dial being lumed and it is truly incredible once the lights are out and the watch is lit! These are growing in popularity and rightfully so, paired on it's original Jubilee it is so comfortable to wear!
I am excited to bring you this beautiful 9ct Gold Omega from 1962, powered by the reputable Cal. 552! This lovely watch comes with it's Omega box which, just like the watch, is in great condition! It was serviced in 2017 and running great. The aethetic of this watch is beautifully clean, an eggshell dial, gold indices, black hour and minute hand with a gold tone second hand! Although this is one clean dial you cannot help but get lost in the small details, you will continue to love this watch for many many years!
I have handled and Sold a few Glycine and this has my favourite dial yet! Love the white/eggshell colour contrasting against the black of the hands and indices! Even the date being blacked out is a really cool touch. Now sure it is a big watch but it's comfortable on the wrist, some watches of these dimensions just feel terrible on the wrist, I can safely say this isn't one of those!
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!
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.