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In 1939 the Hamilton Dodson was released to the public and it was at a cost of $37.50 which was FAR from affordable in it's time, that equates close to $650 today! The lug design alone is what first attracted me to this watch, after looking further and seeing the perfectly untouched dial which is in perfect condition, then the applied gold numerals with the most interesting font and the way they shine in the light! This beautiful watch comes freshly serviced and running well! Pick it up whilst it's still here and before the collecting world clocks on to this beautiful piece!
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.
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.
Points of Mention
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.
I still cannot get over the price I am able to offer this watch at! You are truly getting so much watch for the money, incredible design, clean gold plating, beautiful white glossy dial, amazing blue hands and numerals... What is not too like? Also it comes with the original leather strap and buckle which looks like it has had barely any wear over the years! At retail you probably would have paid more than the price I am offering it at...
If you are looking for a great dressy watch for an affordable price then look no further, this ticks all the boxes and still has a great brand name on the dial! Treat your wrist to a dressy piece! Oh and being 34mm it's the perfect size for a dress watch with this design and case colour!
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.
What a special watch we have here! This Longines Admiral 5 Star features a very impressive Monocoque case, this means the watch case is made from 1 piece and opens through the front. If you pair a white dial with a yellow gold tone case I immediately get excited, no different here! The case shape of this watch is also incredible and hugs the wrist perfectly, the presence is also very special as it wears larger than its dimensions, thus making it perfect for someone wanting a smaller watch but not to look small on their wrist!
Points of Mention
The dial is in very good and clean condition with no markings or signs of aging. The case bears some marks and scuffs, slight fading and discolouration as photographed. Longines signed crown at 3o'clock. The watch comes paired on a worn black leather strap. The crystal is in good condition and the watch is running well.
I think Longines offer some incredible vintage watches and all still at very fair prices. For me this is the perfect watch to have a lot of fun with strap changing, I would really go wild with this watch and get some crazy colours! Red, Blue, Green... The white dial, yellow gold tone case and the case shape make it the perfect watch to do it!
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.
Vintage Seiko is always something special and whenever we get one in we all get very excited, however this one put us dead in our tracks. The design of this watch is so well thought out and shows what Seiko do well. The crosshair silver dial has developed a lovely and even patina, the gold tone hands are in great condition. But where this watch gets me is that date, it is a black date with gold text, how damn cool is that? Then a gold tone inner bezel, this watch is just beautiful.
If you are a Seiko fan then this watch is easily a no-brainer! However if you haven't given Seiko a chance in the past I would say here is your chance with a beautiful reference and one with a history that can continue to fascinate for years to come!
Points of Mention
This is sold as a watch only, no box or paperwork is provided and there is no service history. The watch features a gold plating which is showing signs of wear and discolouration in places, however it doesn't look out of place in my opinion due to the watch clearly looking old. The dial has developed an even patina, please see the photos to make up your own decision. The watch is in running condition and comes paired on an original leather Seiko strap.
I love this watch. I think if my description didn't show that then I don't know what will. I mean just look at the photos! If this watch had a "Prestigious Swiss" brand name on it I easily think it could be 10x the price and depending on that brand people wouldn't even take a double look and just buy! Snatch this up.
In 1985 TAG purchased majority shares of Heuer and the brand then became TAG Heuer, regardless of your opinion on that business move one thing that cannot be argued is how damn cool this watch is! It's a unique one as the 844/2 was being manufactured during this transitional time of Heuer, so models post 1985 will have TAG Heuer on the dial, clasp and box! Therefore this one is pre 1985 as Heuer is the only thing stated.
The large lume plots on the dial have turned evenly fluffy and a beautiful eggshell colour that matches perfectly with the hands, the overall condition is great for a used vintage watch and there is minimal stretch on the original jubilee bracelet. Now sure, design ques have certainly been borrowed from the Rolex Submariner, but in a 42mm case that has a shape reminiscent of a Seiko Turtle (I use this as reference as I suspect most of you have tried a Turtle on) means it couldn't be further away from a Rolex Submariner. Provided is aslo a Colareb strap with a Heuer buckle, you'll be hard stretched to not find a combination you don't like for this watch! My personal preference is the Jubilee!
So don't hesitate on this one, pick it up and enjoy yourself a beautiful vintage Heuer at an unique time for the brand! Also at a price that is less than a lot of TAG Heuer's modern day offerings, what's not to like?!
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.