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Rolex Explorer II 1655 Fair Steel 40mm Automatic
TOP
Rolex 1982 Vintage Rolex Explorer II 1655 STEVE McQUEEN...
AED 157,383
Verified Dealer
29
US
Rolex Rolex Turnograph Ref. 6202 Gilt Honeycomb Dial Very good Automatic
TOP
Rolex Turnograph 6202 Honeycomb dial
AED 169,736
Verified Dealer
 
UK
Patek Philippe Unworn Yellow gold 35mm Manual winding
TOP
Patek Philippe Piece Unique 1978 Largest Known 35m Skeleton...
AED 449,131
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
27
US
Rolex Oyster Precision Very good Yellow gold Manual winding
TOP
Rolex Rare 1970s Precision 18kt Yellow Gold Diamond Bracelet...
AED 28,071
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
27
US
Rolex GMT-Master 16753 Good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master nipple dial root beer
AED 37,816
Verified Dealer
 
FR
Universal Genève Compax universal 285 Very good Steel Manual winding
TOP
Universal Genève 1950's Uni-Compax Spillman chronograph oversize
AED 31,389
Verified Dealer
50
IT
Patek Philippe Calatrava 3426 Very good White gold 32mm Manual winding
TOP
Patek Philippe Vintage White Gold Linen Dial Calatrava
AED 32,194
Verified Dealer
21
CH
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony 6269 Very good Red gold 32,5mm Manual winding
TOP
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Superflat 18K Gold Rosé Rotgold...
AED 22,674
Verified Dealer
460
DE
Vacheron Constantin 6506 Very good Yellow gold 33mm Manual winding
Vacheron Constantin Classique Ultraflach 18kt Gelbgold...
AED 18,978
Verified Dealer
1270
DE
Rolex Submariner Date 1680 Fair Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex サブマリーナ デイト mark4 1680
AED 76,826
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
467
JP
Rolex Datejust 1601 Very good Gold/Steel 36mm Automatic
Rolex 1601 Datejust, 1973, Stick Linen Dial, 18k Gold Bezel +Box
AED 13,625
Verified Dealer
680
LT
Omega De Ville Very good Steel 35mm Automatic
TOP
Omega De Ville vintage automatic steel 1960 Mens watch + New Box
AED 3,914
Verified Dealer
675
UK
Rolex GMT-Master 1675 1675 Very good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Montre Rolex GMT-Master en acier et or jaune 14k Ref :...
AED 53,196
Verified Dealer
57
FR
Rolex GMT-Master 1675 Very good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master 1675 Yellow Gold 18K Tiger Eye Riveted Bracelet
AED 132,164
Verified Dealer
94
IT
Omega Constellation Quartz 795.1080 Good Steel 23mm Quartz
Omega Constellation Quartz
AED 3,365
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
103
US
Ulysse Nardin Very good White gold 28mm Manual winding
TOP
Ulysse Nardin White Gold High Class Diamond Ladies Watch
AED 26,989
Verified Dealer
21
CH
Rolex Daytona 6265 Very good Steel 37mm Manual winding
Rolex Daytona 6265 Sigma Dial
AED 247,808
Verified Dealer
157
IT
Omega Genève 131.019 Good Steel 34mm Manual winding
Omega Classic Vintage 1964
AED 2,643
Verified Dealer
73
PL
Rolex Datejust 1601 Fair Steel 36mm Automatic
Rolex デイトジャスト 1601
AED 14,480
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
467
JP
Vacheron Constantin 44006 Very good Yellow gold 31mm Automatic
Vacheron Constantin Date 18kt Gelbgold Automatik 31x31mm...
AED 18,581
Verified Dealer
1270
DE
Omega Seamaster Very good Steel 34mm Automatic
TOP
Omega Seamaster Crosshair 1960's vintage mens watch Automatic Box
AED 6,123
Verified Dealer
675
UK
Rolex Submariner Date 1680 Good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner
AED 75,829
Verified Dealer
274
IT
Jaeger-LeCoultre Jaeger-LeCoultre Vacheron 615-208 Very good White gold Manual winding
TOP
Jaeger-LeCoultre Misterioso
AED 16,934
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
9
CH
Omega Seamaster 145.008 Good Steel 41mm Manual winding
Omega Seamaster Chronostop Vintage
AED 11,512
Verified Dealer
71
UK
Vacheron Constantin Harmony 61201 Very good Yellow gold 23mm Quartz
TOP
Vacheron Constantin Harmony, Full Original Diamond Set
AED 77,112
Verified Dealer
21
CH
Bulova Very good Steel 17mm Manual winding
Bulova Rare Beautiful Swiss Made Ladies 1960s Mechanical Dress...
AED 2,916
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
577
US
Rolex Oyster Precision 6694 Good Steel 34mm Manual winding
TOP
Rolex Oyster Precision 6694 34mm
AED 11,180
Verified Dealer
37
US
Rolex Datejust Turn-O-Graph 16253 Fair Steel 36mm Automatic
Rolex デイトジャスト サンダーバード 16253
AED 14,164
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
467
JP
Rolex Very good
TOP
Rolex GENTS 10CT - SHOCK RESISTING - COIN EDGE - VINTAGE 1956
AED 24,248
Verified Dealer
41
UK
Rolex Explorer 1016 Very good Steel 36mm Automatic
Rolex Explorer 1016 Vintage Mens Watch
AED 63,623
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
306
US
Vulcain Good 33mm Manual winding UAE, Dubai
Vulcain Skelaton
AED 1,225
Private Seller
 
AE
Rolex Oyster Precision 6694 Very good Steel 35mm Manual winding
Rolex Great Handwinding Date with Mickey Mouse Dial
AED 11,606
Verified Dealer
AT
Rolex Submariner Date 1680 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic UAE, Dubai
Rolex Submariner Black Dial 40mm Steel
AED 49,920
Verified Dealer
18
AE
Ebel Very good White gold 30mm Manual winding
TOP
Ebel White Gold Rectangular Lapis Dial & Diamond Bezel
AED 32,773
Verified Dealer
21
CH
Citizen Very good 37mm Manual winding
Citizen DeLuxe Rare Gold Plated 80 Microns 1960 Mens Made in...
AED 2,916
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
577
US
Rolex Bubble Back 6084 Fair Steel 34mm Automatic
TOP
Rolex Bubble Back 6084 Bubbleback Oyster Perpetual
AED 14,601
Verified Dealer
37
US
Rolex Datejust 1603 Fair Steel 36mm Automatic
Rolex デイトジャスト 1603
AED 14,164
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
467
JP
Rolex Datejust 16030 Very good Steel 36mm Automatic
Rolex Montre Rolex Datejust en acier Ref : 16030 Vers 1980
AED 16,479
Verified Dealer
57
FR
Longines Very good Yellow gold 23mm Manual winding
Longines lingotto
AED 4,130
Verified Dealer
7
IT
Jaeger-LeCoultre E855 Very good Yellow gold 37mm Automatic UAE, Dubai
Jaeger-LeCoultre Vintage Memovox Gelbgold E855 - Full Set
AED 32,624
Private Seller
 
AE
Rolex Oyster Precision 6694 Very good Steel 34mm Manual winding
Rolex Oysterdate Precision an Lederband Ref. 6694
AED 11,482
Verified Dealer
DE
Rolex Cellini 1303 Very good Yellow gold 27mm Quartz UAE, Dubai
Rolex Cellini Vintage Champagne Dial 27mm Yellow Gold
AED 23,460
Verified Dealer
18
AE
IWC Da Vinci (submodel) 9310 Unworn Yellow gold 35mm Manual winding
TOP
IWC Extra Plat Pre-DaVinci NOS, Full Set
AED 34,701
Verified Dealer
21
CH
Seiko Very good Steel 37mm Quartz
Seiko 3863 7001 Quartz 1970s Mens Made in Japan Original...
AED 2,916
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
577
US
Rolex GMT-Master 1675 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Vintage GMT Master Ref-1675 Long E PEPSI Fuchsia...
AED 80,620
Verified Dealer
266
DE
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 1500 Fair Steel 34mm Automatic
Rolex オイスターパーペチュアル デイト 1500
AED 10,686
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
467
JP
Rolex Explorer 1016 Good Steel 36mm Automatic UAE, Dubai
Rolex Explorer I Tropical Gilt Dial Ref. 1016 (with Papers)
AED 138,482
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
AE
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 67198 Very good Yellow gold 26mm Automatic
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady Automatic 67198 Gold Diamonds Bezel
AED 16,655
Verified Dealer
80
US
Unworn Gold/Steel 35mm Manual winding
Raketa Cube Oversize NOS 70'S
AED 613
Private Seller
 
HU
Omega Good Steel 34.5mm Automatic
Omega Vintage - Gents 1968 - C6?WLK
AED 3,115
Verified Dealer
691
UK
Omega Seamaster 22354471 Very good Steel 34mm Manual winding
Omega Seamaster 600 vintage Mens Watch Fully Serviced Plus...
AED 4,806
Verified Dealer
46
UK
Baume & Mercier Good White gold 28mm Manual winding
TOP
Baume & Mercier White Gold Ladies Bracelet Watch, Full Set
AED 12,531
Verified Dealer
21
CH
Longines Flagship Very good Steel 30mm Manual winding
Longines Flagship 1970 Swiss Made Stainless Steel Mens Manual...
AED 2,541
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
577
US
Rolex GMT-Master 1675 Good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master 1675 Longe E MK1 Tropical Dial Full Set 1968
AED 85,824
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
IT
Rolex Explorer 1016 Very good Steel 36mm Automatic
Rolex - Explorer
AED 60,759
Verified Dealer
116
SE
Rolex Oyster Precision 6426 Very good Steel 34mm Manual winding UAE, Dubai
Rolex Precision UAE Ref. 6426
AED 30,560
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
AE
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo 5402 Very good Steel 41mm Automatic
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tropical Dial
AED 264,329
Verified Dealer
 
CH
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6284 Very good Steel 34mm Automatic
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
AED 10,025
Private Seller
CH
Zenith Stellina Zenith stellina Good Yellow gold 34mm Manual winding
Zenith Classico stellina
AED 3,304
Verified Dealer
79
IT
Omega Constellation Very good 34mm Automatic
Omega Constellation Automatic Vintage Watch, Fully Serviced...
AED 6,691
Verified Dealer
46
UK
Piaget 8177 Very good Yellow gold 34mm Automatic
TOP
Piaget Rare Bumper Calatrava, 1952
AED 17,350
Verified Dealer
21
CH
Technos Very good Steel 35mm Quartz
Technos Luxury Stainless Steel 35mm Quartz 1980s Swiss Made...
AED 2,541
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
577
US
Rolex Day-Date 36 18038 Good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
Rolex Day Date 18038
AED 44,523
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
104
IT
Rolex Daytona 6265 Very good Steel 37mm
Rolex - Daytona
AED 192,076
Verified Dealer
116
SE
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Vintage Watches: A Piece of Watch History

Vintage watches appeal to a wide audience. They offer the chance to buy high-quality, pre-owned watches at attractive prices. Both watch enthusiasts who love particular designs and collectors of expensive, rare pieces will get their money's worth.


5 Reasons to Buy a Vintage Watch

  • Rare and coveted models make good investments
  • Many older watches are much more affordable than new watches
  • The perfect accessory for fans of styles from bygone decades
  • Watches with character: Each watch comes with its own history
  • Vintage watches come with a sense of nostalgia

Not New, Not Retro, but Old and Charming

Whether it's furniture, cars, or watches, vintage products are in vogue. The community of fans has flourished in recent years, especially in the watch sector. Many vintage watches have long been out of production, making them particularly rare today. They often feature exotic designs from times long ago. Lovers of particular decades will find the perfect accessory in a vintage watch.

Furthermore, every dent, scratch, and mark on older timepieces comes with its own unique story. Some models are even the stuff of legends, having been owned by actors, politicians, or famous athletes. Of course, such vintage watches aren't exactly a bargain. Take Paul Newman's personal Daytona, for example – it is the most expensive wristwatch of all time.

Mass-produced vintage watches, such as the Junghans Trilastic, sit at the other end of the spectrum. This model is available at very affordable prices today. You can even get some examples for less than 100 USD. A popular vintage model is the Omega Speedmaster Professional with the reference number 145.022, which was produced from 1968 to the early 1980s. At around 5,800 USD, it is one of the more affordable vintage Speedmasters.


When does a watch become vintage?

Vintage watches have enjoyed widespread popularity for a while now. Watch fans around the world are on the hunt for rare, decades-old timepieces. But when is a watch considered vintage? No one can say for sure.

Time is an important factor. Watch expert Robert-Jan Broer from the site FratelloWatches considers watches from 1990 or earlier to be vintage. However, Broer also says that everyone can decide for themselves if they consider an older watch vintage or not.

However, once a watch is around 30 years old, it's safe to say it is vintage.


How much do vintage watches cost?

Model Price Features
Rolex Daytona Paul Newman Starting at 234,000 USD Chronograph, Paul Newman dial
Rolex Submariner "Red Sub," Ref. 1680 Starting at 15,200 USD Diving watch
Rolex Explorer II, Ref. 1655 About 20,800 USD 12 and 24-hour displays
Heuer Autavia, Ref. 2446C Starting at 11,700 USD Chronograph
Omega Speedmaster Professional, Ref. 145.022 About 5,800 USD Chronograph, first watch on the Moon
Breitling Navitimer, Ref. 806 About 5,600 USD Chronograph, slide rule bezel

Coveted Vintage Omega Watch: The Speedmaster

The Speedmaster Professional is one of the most coveted Omega models. Even though the Biel-based manufacturer still produces an almost unaltered version of this wristwatch, vintage versions of the so-called "Moonwatch" are extremely popular. This is especially true of those with the reference numbers 105.012 and 145.012 , the original Speedmaster Professional models and also the ones that flew to the Moon with Apollo 11. Buzz Aldrin was wearing his ref. 105.012 as he became the second person ever to step on the lunar surface. If you're interested in this watch, be prepared to spend around 13,200 USD. You can purchase the ref. 145.012 for as little as 9,200 USD.

Omega released the first Speedmaster in conjunction with the Seamaster 300 and the Railmaster back in 1957. The original Speedmaster bears the reference number CK2915, but is not a Moonwatch. The Speedmaster ref. CK2915 is so rare today that its prices have risen astronomically. One of the earliest examples from 1958 sold at auction for a record 275,508 USD, making it the most expensive Speedmaster of all time. The ref. CK2998 succeeded the CK2915 and has a design more similar to that of the Moonwatch. Prices for this timepiece come in at around 29,200 USD.


Heuer Autavia – a Vintage Chronograph in High Demand

Collections no longer in production usually yield high prices in the vintage watch market as well. The Autavia chronograph from Heuer, for example, was beloved by race car drivers in the early 1970s. However, the manufacturer is now called TAG Heuer, and the Autavia was only reintroduced in 2017. Pre-owned, it typically costs more than a significant number of new watches from this Swiss brand. A well-maintained Autavia can cost upwards of 12,800 USD. However, whether someone would choose to part with such an old treasure is a different question altogether. The new Autavia with an automatic in-house caliber demands around 4,100 USD.


Breitling Navitimer – an Icon Among Pilot's Watches

The Breitling Navitimer is one of the world's most famous pilot's watches. A slide rule bezel is the most characteristic feature of this chronograph. The wearer can use it to make various mathematical calculations, such as rates of climb and descent, speed, and fuel consumption. Early Navitimers from the 1950s have the reference number 806. Manual calibers like the Venus 178 and Valjoux 72 are still ticking away inside these timepieces. Those with a Valjoux movement are particularly rare. If you're looking to purchase a Navitimer ref. 806, be sure to have between 3,500 and 11,700 USD on hand.

The first automatic versions of the Navitimer are also interesting collector's items. One of the world's first automatic chronograph movements powers these timepieces: the caliber 11. The Breitling Navitimer Chrono-Matic is characterized by both its left-hand crown and its "fried egg" shaped case. You can purchase examples from the 1970s for as little as 2,300 USD. Well-maintained pieces and gold models can cost as much as 11,700 USD.


Often Much More Affordable

Purchasing a vintage watch has many advantages, including the price. One good example is the Omega Seamaster, a prestigious collection that has been in production since 1948. A new Seamaster with a mechanical movement costs between 3,500 and 5,800 USD. However, you can find automatic and manual versions from past decades for between 580 and 1,200 USD in good or very good condition. If you're a fan of vintage watches, you can get a famous watch from one of the top Swiss manufacturers for relatively little money. A 50-year-old Omega, Rolex, or Breitling displays your status as a watch lover just as well as a new timepiece. That being said, not all vintage watches are less expensive than their modern counterparts.


Vintage Watches as an Investment

Many vintage watches are so rare and highly sought-after that their current market prices have reached enormous heights. The most famous example is probably the Paul Newman Daytona from Rolex. When this chronograph first came to market in the 1960s, it had a slow start. This led Rolex to produce few examples of this timepiece, meaning there aren't many early examples that still exist today. Moreover, the Paul Newman Daytona is one of the most popular vintage watches in the world. Paul Newman's personal timepiece sold at auction for a record-smashing 17.8 million USD in 2017, making it the world's most expensive wristwatch. If you can settle for a Paul Newman Daytona that wasn't previously owned by the actor and race car driver, you'll need at least 117,000 USD.

Vintage Rolex Submariners are also popular collector's items. Models from the 1950s are well known for their record-setting prices: Expect to pay around 93,500 USD for the ref. 6204 and 46,700 USD for the ref. 6205. The so-called "Red Sub" is somewhat younger but just as coveted. Plan to spend at least 15,200 USD on this timepiece. However, examples in very good condition can cost over 35,100 USD. All in all, vintage Rolexes usually make fantastic investments.


Small Mistakes Lead to Vintage Treasures

There are many similarities between buying a vintage watch and purchasing a classic car. That being said, some fans of older watches are more like stamp collectors. They look for rare printing errors and are willing to pay major sums when they find one.

Once again, we turn to Rolex for the perfect example: the Explorer II. Pieces from the 1970s included an additional, reddish-orange hour hand with a 24-hour scale. This colorful hand had a problem with sunlight and would fade over time due to exposure to UV rays. Despite this shortcoming, examples with the reference number 1655 and a faded 24-hour hand demand five-figure prices today. This is much more expensive than a brand new Explorer II. Actor Steve McQueen is also said to have worn this timepiece, which only adds to its appeal. Connections to a celebrity are often a significant selling point. This just goes to show that vintage watches are a sound investment and much more than just an easy bargain.

A vintage watch kept in good condition is likely to retain its value. Sometimes prices increase for reasons not directly related to the watch itself. Anyone who bought a solid gold pre-owned watch 20 years ago surely is not regretting that purchase today, as gold prices have more than tripled since then. When reselling this watch, it is sure to get a high price thanks to its material worth alone. Likewise, a pre-owned pilot's watch from the 1940s will be well received because it survived WWII.


What should I consider when purchasing a vintage watch?

Searching for information and comparing prices from a large selection of watches is part of the watch buying experience. This also includes checking the price. To avoid purchasing a fake, the following rule applies: If the price is unrealistically low, then you should proceed with caution. You can easily find the amount that a particular pre-owned model usually sells for on Chrono24. There should always be a clear reason given if a watch is either much more or much less expensive than comparable models. Thus, an Omega Seamaster for three figures shouldn't raise any suspicion. A Rolex Submariner at that price, however, should raise alarm, as Submariners are usually much more expensive.

Knowing whether a watch is being offered at a fair price requires experience and expertise. Watch magazines and websites can provide you with a lot of helpful information. You can also ask questions on watch forums and receive competent, informed answers from experts.

The price structure of the vintage watch market can be a bit tricky to understand for the average person. For example, a somewhat damaged-looking watch can be much more valuable than a similar watch in almost perfect condition. This is because the original condition of the watch is what matters most. It's not a big deal if there are signs of wear and tear; what matters is if the watch has its original parts. Not even good looks can save a watch if many of its components have been replaced, such as the dial, hands, and crown.

Prices also increase when a watch is sold with its box and papers. The original packaging and documents from the manufacturer and dealer are all part of the original purchase. They serve as important proof that the offered timepiece really is the correct one. However, watches without their box and papers cannot be avoided. There is usually a simple and understandable reason for the lack of box and other accompanying materials: They couldn't be found and were likely thrown out at some point by the original owner.

If you don't have the time or you're simply not interested in immersing yourself deeply in the subject, then you're much better off depending on a serious dealer. A dealer can offer you a watch that they have inspected at a fair price and in some cases, even offer a warranty.

Watches without previous inspection are also offered, mostly by private sellers. In these cases, it's a good idea to have a bit of money on hand for any necessary maintenance. Even a simple inspection or repair can cost around 200 USD. When you buy a vintage diving watch, you should have its water resistance checked and exchange the gaskets if you want to wear the watch underwater.


Nostalgia and Vintage Watches

There is yet another benefit to purchasing a vintage watch: Rather than being limited to current models, there is a much larger selection of timepieces to choose from. You may even find a watch you like better among the earlier versions than one from that manufacturer's current catalog.

What's more, vintage watches are authentic. They were really there back in the 1960s or 70s. This detail is what makes them truly special and what sets them apart from retro watches. While a retro watch will look like a watch from a certain time period, it is still a new timepiece. They are just made to look the part of something historic. A true vintage watch offers real nostalgia.

Vintage models are sometimes the only way to acquire watches with specific qualities. Take the Rolex Explorer, for example. Since 2010, Rolex has offered it with a larger, 39-mm case. If you want a smaller size, then you need to look for an older Explorer model. The last 36-mm Explorer had the reference number 114270. You could also take a look at reference numbers 6610, 1016, and 14270.

This example demonstrates the importance of being familiar with reference numbers when buying a vintage watch. Reference numbers help you identify and find watches from a certain time period or with other special characteristics faster and more easily.