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Rolex Daytona 6263 Very good Steel 37mm Manual winding
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Rolex Daytona SIGMA DIAL JEAN PAUL BELMONDO
AED 272,929
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49
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Rolex GMT-Master II 16760 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
TOP
Rolex GMT-Master II Coke Stainless Steel "Fat Lady" Ref. 16760
AED 49,618
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7
US
Zenith A3736 Very good Steel 40mm Manual winding
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Zenith subsea black panda ultra rare
AED 40,151
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46
NL
Chopard Happy Diamonds Very good Yellow gold 22mm Quartz
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Chopard 1980s Happy Diamond Emerald 20Cts approx Bracelet Watch
AED 112,343
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
30
US
Jaeger-LeCoultre K815 Good Gold/Steel 38mm Automatic
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Automatic Alarm Gold Filled
AED 9,718
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34
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Vacheron Constantin 6413 Very good Rose gold Manual winding
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Vacheron Constantin 6413
AED 12,229
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183
IT
Gallet Flying Officer Very good Steel Manual winding
Gallet Flying Officer Vintage Chronograph Tritium
AED 18,256
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49
US
Heuer Very good Quartz UAE, Sharjah
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Heuer vintage
AED 3,558
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AE
Rolex Day-Date 36 18078 Fair Yellow gold 36mm Automatic UAE, Umm Al Quwain
Rolex Day-Date 36
AED 30,520
Free shipping
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AE
Heuer Very good UAE, Sharjah
TOP
Heuer vintage
AED 2,060
Private Seller
 
AE
Omega Seamaster Very good Gold/Steel 42mm Automatic
TOP
Omega Men's Omega Seamaster Chronograph Automatic w/Date...
AED 14,942
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
645
US
Rolex Submariner Date 1680 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
TOP
Rolex Submariner Red 1680 Vintage Mark V 39xxxxx Steel 40mm
AED 138,672
Verified Dealer
633
CH
Rado 56-h Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
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Rado H-56 Automatic Chronometer - 18k - Ultra rare
AED 16,301
Verified Dealer
82
NL
Jaeger-LeCoultre K489 Very good Yellow gold 35mm Manual winding
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Manual Alarm 18K (0.750)
AED 14,211
Verified Dealer
34
US
Tissot Good Steel 38mm Manual winding UAE, 903
Tissot Vintage Tissot Seastar 17J Gents Watch
AED 416
Private Seller
 
AE
Omega 2468 Very good Yellow gold 38mm Manual winding
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Omega Chronograph 2468 Pre Moonwatch oversize caliber 321 gold...
AED 25,884
Verified Dealer
220
IT
Rolex Datejust 1600 Good Steel 36mm Automatic
Rolex Datejust
AED 15,082
Free shipping
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ES
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 145.022 - 69 ST Good Steel 42mm Manual winding
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
AED 26,491
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IT
Omega 2910 - 4 SC Good Steel 34mm Manual winding
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Omega Classic Vintage 1958 / Servised
AED 3,098
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119
PL
Tudor Submariner 9411/0 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
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Tudor Submariner Snowflake
AED 41,621
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206
UK
Omega 2686 Very good Yellow gold 35mm Manual winding
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Omega vintage cal 283 14K Gold 1953
AED 6,925
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79
HU
Rado Diastar Good Steel 37mm Automatic UAE, 903
Rado Vintage Rado DiaStar Automatic Day/Date 25J Watch
AED 1,573
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AE
Tissot Good Steel 38mm Manual winding UAE, 903
Tissot Vintage Tissot Seastar White Dial 17 Jewels Gent Watch
AED 416
Private Seller
 
AE
Rado 56-H Very good Yellow gold 35mm Automatic
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Rado Chronometre 56-H Mark I
AED 26,001
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26
CH
Omega Seamaster 166.0216 Good Steel 35mm Automatic UAE, Sharjah
Omega Seamaster
AED 3,417
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AE
Tissot Good Steel 38mm Manual winding UAE, 903
Tissot Vintage Tissot Seastar Brown Dial 17 Jewels Gent Watch
AED 416
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AE
Jaeger-LeCoultre Very good Yellow gold escluso corona 30mm Manual winding
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Enamel cloisonne very rare yellow gold 18KT...
AED 28,330
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220
IT
IWC Very good Yellow gold 36mm Manual winding
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IWC Schaffhausen Shark Fin 18ct Gold/cal. 88/ Vintage 1952
AED 9,783
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119
PL
Omega Speedmaster 2998-62 Good Steel Manual winding
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Omega Speedmaster 2998-62 Alpha hands
AED 99,484
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206
UK
Tissot Good Steel 38mm Manual winding UAE, 903
Tissot Vintage Tissot SeaStar 17J Blue Dial Gents Watch
AED 463
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AE
Omega Genève Geneve Very good Yellow gold 33mm Manual winding
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Omega Geneve vintage 14K Gold 1969
AED 4,887
Verified Dealer
79
HU
Rolex Lady-Datejust 69173 Good Gold/Steel 26mm Automatic
Rolex Lady-Datejust - Diamond dial
AED 11,002
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82
NL
Citizen Good Steel 36mm Automatic UAE, 903
Citizen Vintage Citizen Automatic 21J Gents watch
AED 324
Private Seller
 
AE
Roamer Good Steel 38mm Manual winding UAE, 903
Roamer Vintage Roamer Elegant Incabloc 17J Gents Watch
AED 393
Private Seller
 
AE
Seiko Good Steel 38mm Automatic UAE, 903
Seiko 1070s Vintage Automatic Day/Date 17J Gents Watch
AED 393
Private Seller
 
AE
Vacheron Constantin Historiques 2019 Very good Yellow gold escluso corona di carica 27mm Manual winding
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Vacheron Constantin Historique 2019 classic vintage yellow...
AED 12,025
Verified Dealer
220
IT
Jaeger-LeCoultre E855 Very good Yellow gold 37mm Automatic UAE, Dubai
Jaeger-LeCoultre Vintage Memovox Gelbgold E855 - Full Set
AED 32,198
Private Seller
 
AE
Seiko 5 Good Steel 38mm Automatic UAE, 903
Seiko Vintage Seiko 5 Automatic Day/Date 21 J Gents Watch
AED 370
Private Seller
 
AE
Seiko 5 Good Steel 37mm Automatic UAE, 903
Seiko Vintage Seiko 5 Automatic Day/Date 21 J Gents Watch
AED 370
Private Seller
 
AE
Rolex Submariner Date 1680 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic UAE, Dubai
Rolex Vintage Red Submariner Date - Full Set
AED 121,874
Private Seller
 
AE
Rolex GMT-Master 1675 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic UAE, Dubai
Rolex Vintage GMT-Master Pepsi Jubilee - Full Set
AED 97,417
Private Seller
 
AE
IWC IWC Ref. 244 Very good Yellow gold 43mm Manual winding
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IWC 18K Gold Cal 95 Pocket watch from 1959
AED 7,741
Verified Dealer
79
HU
Omega 2640-5SC Good Steel 36mm Manual winding
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Omega Jumbo XL 36mm / Vintage 1952
AED 3,220
Verified Dealer
119
PL
Seiko 5 Good Steel 36mm Automatic UAE, 903
Seiko Vintage Seiko 5 Grey Dial Automatic 21 J Gents Watch
AED 370
Private Seller
 
AE
Omega Seamaster 145.008 Very good Steel 41mm Manual winding UAE, Umm Al Quwain
Omega Seamaster
AED 8,426
Free shipping
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AE
Seiko 5 Good Steel 36mm Automatic UAE, 903
Seiko vintage Seiko 5 Automatic 17 Jewels Gents Watch
AED 347
Private Seller
 
AE
Roamer Good Steel 38mm Manual winding UAE, 903
Roamer Vintage Roamer Elegant Incabloc 17J Gents Watch
AED 393
Private Seller
 
AE
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Very good Yellow gold 33mm Manual winding
TOP
Vacheron Constantin 34014 Patrimony Ultra slim Vintage 18K 33...
AED 18,302
Verified Dealer
182
FR
Roamer Good Steel 38mm Manual winding UAE, 903
Roamer Vintage Roamer Elegant Incabloc 17J Gents Watch
AED 393
Private Seller
 
AE
Seiko 5 Good Steel 35mm Automatic UAE, 903
Seiko Vintage Seiko 5 Automatic Day/Date 21 J Gents Watch
AED 370
Private Seller
 
AE
Seiko Good Steel 38mm Automatic UAE, 903
Seiko Vintage Seiko Automatic Day/Date 21 Jewels Gent Watch
AED 393
Private Seller
 
AE
Seiko 5 Good Steel 36mm Automatic UAE, 903
Seiko Vintage Seiko 5 Automatic Day/Date 21 J Gents Watch
AED 324
Private Seller
 
AE
Citizen Good Steel 32mm Automatic UAE, 903
Citizen Vintage 1070s Automatic Day/Date 21J Gents watch
AED 324
Private Seller
 
AE
Orient Good Steel 38mm Automatic UAE, 903
Orient Vintage Orient Crystal 21 Jewels Gents Watch
AED 324
Private Seller
 
AE
Rolex Day-Date 36 18238 Good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic UAE, Umm Al Quwain
Rolex Day-Date 36
AED 49,431
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
 
AE
Seiko Good Steel 39mm Automatic UAE, 903
Seiko Vintage Seiko Automatic Day/Date 21 J Gents Watch
AED 370
Private Seller
 
AE
Seiko 5 Good Steel 35mm Automatic UAE, 903
Seiko vintage Seiko 5 Automatic 17 Jewels Gents Watch
AED 370
Private Seller
 
AE
Omega 2897 Good Yellow gold 34,5mm Manual winding
TOP
Omega Automatic 18k Gold / Vintage 1958 / Servised
AED 5,666
Verified Dealer
119
PL
Orient Good Steel 37mm Automatic UAE, 903
Orient Vintage Orient Crystal 21 Jewels Gents Watch
AED 324
Private Seller
 
AE
Universal Genève Compax 32601 Fair Steel 36mm Manual winding
TOP
Universal Genève Sunburst Dial Uni-Compax
AED 10,593
Verified Dealer
26
CH
Seiko Good Steel 35mm Automatic UAE, 903
Seiko 1970 Vintage Automatic Day/Date 17J Gents Watch
AED 370
Private Seller
 
AE
Orient Good Steel 36mm Automatic UAE, 903
Orient Vintage 1970s Orient Crystal 21 Jewels Gents Watch
AED 324
Private Seller
 
AE
Tissot Good Steel 38mm Manual winding UAE, 903
Tissot Vintage Tissot Seastar 17 Jewels Gent Watch
AED 440
Private Seller
 
AE
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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.


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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.


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