Over 400,000 watches covered by Chrono24 Buyer Protection
Chrono24 - UAE
Log in or register

Our Most Popular Models


View

Sort by

Information about the ranking of search resultsLearn more
Rolex Explorer 1016 Good Steel Automatic
Promoted
Rolex Explorer
1016 Explorer Chapter Ring Gilt Dial w Chronometer Paper
AED81,525
Free shipping
Omega Seamaster 300 2913 Fair Steel 39mm Automatic
Promoted
Omega Seamaster 300
CK2913-4 1960
AED62,437
+ AED245 for shipping
Rolex Datejust Turn-O-Graph 6309 Good Yellow gold Automatic
Promoted
Rolex Datejust Turn-O-Graph
6309 18K Gold Big Bubbleback Red “Datejust”
AED92,620
Free shipping
Patek Philippe 4173 Very good White gold 23mm Manual winding
Promoted
Patek Philippe
Diamond Ladies Jewel JPE amp; Cobalt Sunburst Dial 4137
AED57,913
+ AED386 for shipping
Rolex Submariner (No Date) 5513 Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic UAE, Dubai
Rolex Submariner (No Date)
Pre-Comex NOS Ref. 5513 Year 1978
AED185,552
+ AED186 for shipping
Rolex Lady-Datejust 69138 Very good Yellow gold 26mm Automatic UAE
Rolex Lady-Datejust
Pre-Owned Rolex Datejust 69138
AED49,039
Free shipping
Rolex Day-Date 36 18038 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic UAE, Dubai
Rolex Day-Date 36
18038
AED77,629
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex GMT-Master 1675 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Promoted
Rolex GMT-Master
1675 matt MK5 maxi dial Box
AED79,147
+ AED579 for shipping
Omega Seamaster 2639-10 Very good Steel 36mm Manual winding
Promoted
Omega Seamaster
Vintage - Serviced - Blue Dial - Oversize - 1952
AED6,201
+ AED155 for shipping
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo 5402SA Very good Gold/Steel 39mm Automatic
Promoted
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo
serviced 2019 copy oryginal invoice 1978
AED206,346
+ AED369 for shipping
Rolex Lady-Datejust 69178 Very good Yellow gold 26mm Automatic UAE, 74777
Rolex Lady-Datejust
69178
AED54,720
+ AED75 for shipping
Rolex Submariner (No Date) 5513 Good Steel 40mm Automatic UAE, Dubai
Rolex Submariner (No Date)
Vintage Black Dial 40mm Steel - 5513
AED67,600
Free shipping
Eterna Very good White gold 33mm Quartz
Promoted
Eterna
Sonic Electronic White Gold Blue Dial Diamond Set EternaSonic Rare
Price on request
+ AED386 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36 16018 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic UAE, Dubai
Rolex Datejust 36
Onyx Dial Ref. 16018 Year 1980
AED193,126
+ AED186 for shipping
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 14700BC.A Very good White gold 36mm Automatic UAE
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
Pre-Owned Royal Oak 14700BC.A
AED355,768
Free shipping
Rolex Oyster Precision 6694 Very good Steel 34mm Manual winding UAE, Dubai
Rolex Oyster Precision
6694
AED14,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Air King Date 5701 Good Gold/Steel 34mm Automatic UAE, Abu Dhabi
Rolex Air King Date
1983
AED34,535
Free shipping
Omega 2900-7 Very good Steel Manual winding
Promoted
Omega
Sub Second Vintage Orange Dial - Serviced - 1960
AED5,168
+ AED155 for shipping
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34 1008 Very good Yellow gold 34mm Automatic
Promoted
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
14ct gold
AED33,423
+ AED397 for shipping
Heuer HEUER RALLY MASTER set Very good 53mm Manual winding
Promoted
Heuer
RALLY MASTER - MASTER TIME + MONTE CARLO early execution
AED30,269
+ AED218 for shipping
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Moonphase TA 345.0810 Good Titanium 43mm Manual winding
Promoted
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Moonphase
Teutonic Mondphasen Chronograph Titan / 18Karat Gelbgold
AED30,084
+ AED646 for shipping
Piaget Very good White gold 34mm Automatic
Promoted
Piaget
Cushion Shape amp; 3D Indexes
AED44,168
+ AED386 for shipping
Rolex Day-Date 6611B Very good Rose gold 36mm Automatic UAE, Dubai
Rolex Day-Date
Pink on Pink Ref. 6611B Year 1959
AED123,070
+ AED186 for shipping
Rolex Day-Date 36 18039 Very good White gold 36mm Automatic UAE
Rolex Day-Date 36
Pre-Owned Rolex Day-Date 18039
AED181,576
Free shipping
Rolex Submariner Date 1680 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic UAE, Dubai
Rolex Submariner Date
Vintage Red Submariner Date - Full Set
AED128,824
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Datejust 36 16030 Good Steel 36mm Automatic UAE, Abu Dhabi
Rolex Datejust 36
1983 Datejust 36mm Uae Military Logo
AED51,538
Free shipping
Omega 2830-3 SC Very good Steel 32mm Manual winding
Promoted
Omega
Sub Second Vintage Black Dial Serviced 1956
AED3,618
+ AED155 for shipping
Omega Seamaster 300 2913 Very good Steel 39mm Automatic
Promoted
Omega Seamaster 300
Lollipop
AED70,211
+ AED1,045 for shipping
Rolex Day-Date 36 18038 Fair Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
Rolex Day-Date 36
18038
AED92,019
+ AED1,136 for shipping
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Moonphase TA 345.0810 Good Titanium 43mm Manual winding
Promoted
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Moonphase
Teutonic Mondphasen Chronograph Titan / 18Karat Gelbgold
AED31,340
+ AED646 for shipping

The Secure Path to Your Dream Watch

Chrono24 Buyer Protection Has Your Back

More information

Omega Constellation BA 392.9221 Very good Yellow gold 32mm Quartz
Promoted
Omega Constellation
1982 DoubleSigned: Qatar Integrated Bracelet
AED30,887
+ AED386 for shipping
Rolex Submariner Date 1680 Very good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic UAE, Dubai
Rolex Submariner Date
18K Tropical Dial Ref. 1680 Year 1978
AED296,315
+ AED186 for shipping
Rolex Lady-Datejust 69173 Very good Steel 26mm Automatic UAE
Rolex Lady-Datejust
Pre-Owned Rolex Datejust 69173
AED19,502
Free shipping
Tudor Submariner Very good Steel 40mm Automatic UAE, Dubai
Tudor Submariner
7016/0 Transitional Rose Logo bubble dial tropical bezel 1968 1 year production
AED37,856
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Datejust 69149 Very good White gold 26mm Automatic UAE, Abu Dhabi
Rolex Datejust
President Tridor 1988
AED50,553
Free shipping
Omega Seamaster 166001 Very good Steel 34mm Automatic
Promoted
Omega Seamaster
automatic swiss Vintage Watch Date Steel cal. 562 1963
AED5,389
+ AED155 for shipping
Omega Seamaster 2850 SC Very good Yellow gold 34mm Automatic
Promoted
Omega Seamaster
XVI 1956 Olympics
AED21,070
+ AED397 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 6239 Very good Yellow gold 37mm Manual winding
Rolex Daytona
6239 - Champagne Paul Newman Dial - 18K Yellow Gold - Excellent Conditions
AED2,768,512
+ AED369 for shipping
Rolex Submariner Date 168000 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date
Transitional Ref: 168000 (1987)
AED37,415
+ AED376 for shipping
IWC 2070 Very good White gold 27mm Manual winding
Promoted
IWC
Doublesigned: Vintage White Gold Rectangular Oman Integrated Bracelet
AED46,330
+ AED386 for shipping
Rolex Submariner (No Date) 5513 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic UAE, Dubai
Rolex Submariner (No Date)
Maxi MK3 Pumpkin Ref. 5513 Year 1979
AED102,243
+ AED186 for shipping
Audemars Piguet Huitième 25644BA.OO.A003XX.01 Very good Yellow gold 41mm Automatic UAE
Audemars Piguet Huitième
Pre-Owned Huitieme Chronograph 25644BA.OO.A003XX.01
AED49,039
Free shipping
Audemars Piguet 25589BA Unworn Yellow gold 33mm Automatic UAE, Dubai
Audemars Piguet
Classic Day-Date Moonphase
AED50,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 15000 Fair Steel 34mm Automatic UAE, Abu Dhabi
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date
1984
AED25,258
Free shipping
Omega 14390-62-SC Very good Steel 35mm Manual winding
Promoted
Omega
35mm Vintage Oversize Serviced Warranty 1961
AED5,759
+ AED155 for shipping
Omega Seamaster 300 2913 Very good Steel 39mm Automatic
Promoted
Omega Seamaster 300
2913
AED41,784
+ AED794 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 6239 Very good Steel 37mm Manual winding
Rolex Daytona
6239 Exotic Paul Newman Dial Compax Brown - Excellent Conditions
AED1,033,578
+ AED369 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 16520 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Daytona
16520 4 Lines
AED213,729
+ AED329 for shipping
Omega Very good Yellow gold 38mm Manual winding
Promoted
Omega
Andrew Grima Designed: Gold Brocade Full Set
AED52,199
+ AED386 for shipping
Rolex Day-Date 36 18038 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic UAE, Dubai
Rolex Day-Date 36
Green Stella Dial 'Khanjar' Ref. 18038 Year 1988
Price on request
+ AED186 for shipping
Audemars Piguet Huitième 25644BA.OO.A003XX.01 Very good Yellow gold 41mm Automatic UAE
Audemars Piguet Huitième
Pre-Owned Huitieme Chronograph 25644BA.OO.A003XX.01
AED49,039
Free shipping
Jaeger-LeCoultre E855 Very good Yellow gold 37mm Automatic UAE, Dubai
Jaeger-LeCoultre
Vintage Memovox Gelbgold E855 - Full Set
AED29,158
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Datejust 36 1601 Fair Gold/Steel 36mm Automatic UAE, Abu Dhabi
Rolex Datejust 36
1601
AED23,857
Free shipping
Omega 2639-8 Very good Steel 36mm Manual winding
Promoted
Omega
36mm Vintage - Serviced - Blue Dial - Oversize - 1950
AED5,389
+ AED155 for shipping
Longines 7150-1 Very good Steel 42mm
Promoted
Longines
ESPA Super Compressor Diver
AED34,489
+ AED397 for shipping
Rolex Sea-Dweller 1665 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Sea-Dweller
1665 Thin Case - Double Red Brown Dial - Rolex Punched Warranty
AED442,962
+ AED369 for shipping
Rolex Day-Date 36 18038 Good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
Rolex Day-Date 36
36mm 18K Yellow Gold White Porcelain Dial Watch 1981
AED75,227
+ AED251 for shipping
Universal Genève Very good White gold 32mm Automatic
Promoted
Universal Genève
Golden Shadow 1967 King Faisal of Saudi Arabia
AED36,678
+ AED386 for shipping
Rolex Day-Date 36 18028 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic UAE, Dubai
Rolex Day-Date 36
Oxblood Stella Ref. 18028 Year 1978 (w Certificate)
Price on request
+ AED186 for shipping
Rolex Datejust 36 1601 Very good Steel 36mm Automatic
Rolex Datejust 36
Steel with Silver Dial Ref: 1601 (1971)
AED17,767
+ AED376 for shipping
Rolex Day-Date 36 1803 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic UAE, Dubai
Rolex Day-Date 36
1803
AED41,500
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Datejust 36 16220 Good Steel 36mm Automatic UAE, Abu Dhabi
Rolex Datejust 36
Silver Tapestry Dial 1989
AED29,385
Free shipping
Rolex Daytona 6263 Very good Steel 37mm Manual winding
Rolex Daytona
6263 Sigma 4MIL
AED310,073
+ AED365 for shipping

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.