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1960s Wittnauer Geneve Chronograph
Wittnauer chronographs are some of the most underrated vintage watches on the market today. This example features a beautiful silvered dial with red and blue tachymeter scale. The watch is powered by the caliber Venus 188 chronograph movement with two registers for constant seconds and 30-minutes indications. This is a great chronograph for everyday wear.
1980s Rolex Datejust 16030 'Buckley'
The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic watches ever produced and certainly one of the most versatile. One of the nice things about it is the variety of metals and finishes. Each detail can be different from watch to watch, which is why we love this “Buckley” dial Datejust with Roman numerals. Named after a famous Rolex collector, the Buckley dial Datejust is not only attractive but unusual.
1960s Hamilton Military Watch
Hamilton has a long history of providing watches to several armed forces. The present one was made for the British forces, hence the “G.S.” mention on the dial. Similarly, the caseback bears the military markings expected on an issued watch, while the attractive dial reminds us of the Mark XI made by IWC and Jaeger-LeCoultre.
1960s Zenith Chronograph With 146DP Caliber
This Zenith chronograph in rose gold is powered by an iconic movement based on a Martel Ebauche. It’s from the 1960s, which guarantees a clean and wearable design. The case is well preserved and looks great on the wrist; this is the perfect watch for summer.
1970s Rolex Datejust Reference 1600 with Linen Dial
The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic watches ever produced. The Datejust model was made in a variety of metals and finishes, making each one slightly different. This reference 1600 features a linen-finished dial and smooth bezel, which is an unusual combination. Additionally, the indexes have a black stripe, offering some extra contrast to the dial. Like most Rolexes, this watch is powered by an automatic movement that is not only functional but reliable. It is complete with a stainless-steel Jubilee bracelet.
1990s Yema Yachtingraf Quartz
Yema first introduced the Yachtingraf in 1966, and quickly followed up with other versions dedicated to regatta. 10 years later Yema turned to quartz to provide a combined digital and analog display, like this present watch from the early 1990s.
1970s Hamilton Super Compressor 600
This Hamilton Diver relies on a Super Compressor case, which guaranteed a water resistance up to 600 feet (though we wouldn’t recommend taking it swimming today), hence its name. The top cross-hatched crown allows the wearer to activate the inner bezel in order to properly time a dive, and the 36mm diameter looks really nice on the wrist.
1960s Omega Speedmaster Reference 145.022
The Speedmaster is one of the most iconic chronographs ever made, and the reference 145.022 is no exception. It relies on the manual wind caliber 861, and this example features its original bezel and bracelet. The patina on the tritium is just another bonus.
Tag Heuer Pasadena
The Pasadena pursues Heuer’s tradition to name its models after automotive references. With its integrated bracelet the Pasadena is very reminiscent of the 1980s, while it is powered by the Lemania movement 5100 with center-second+minute chronograph.
1970s Rolex Datejust Reference 1601
The Datejust is a quintessential Rolex, resilient and reliable. It comes with a Jubilee bracelet launched by Rolex in 1944 for its 40th Anniversary. Here, this example from the 1970s offers a stunning black dial with a contrasting white stripe on the indexes.
1980s Rolex Submariner Reference 5513
First introduced in 1954, The Submariner is one of the most famous Rolex styles. The Submariner 5513 was produced until the early 1990s and this example belongs to the later iteration, with a glossy black dial and indexes with white gold surrounds. More importantly, it still features a plexi with a vintage feel, while the sapphire would soon become the norm on all Rolex.
1970s Rolex Datejust Reference 1601
The Datejust is a quintessential Rolex, resilient and reliable. It comes with a Jubilee bracelet launched by Rolex in 1944 for its 40th Anniversary. Here, this example from the 1970s offers a stunning silver dial with all lume plots still present on the dial.
1980s Tudor Chrono-Time Reference 9420
Tudor released some incredible chronographs with the automatic versions nicknamed Big Block given their imposing dimensions. They did not shy away from color, as evidenced here by the combination of blue and orange. Note that the luminous indexes are painted, much like the most vintage chronos from Tudor.
1960s Tudor Oyster Prince
Tudor often featured design details similar to their sister manufacturer, Rolex. The Tudor Oyster Prince highlights these similarities with its waterproof oyster case and automatic movement in 34mm case. The leaf hands testify to a production in the early 1960s, while the mint tone of the dial is very rare and underlines the difference between the Tudor and contemporary Rolex.
1950s Longines Chronograph With 30CH movement
Longines is a highly respected manufacturer, especially famous for its exquisite chronograph movements. Among those, the 13-ZN and its evolution the 30CH are especially coveted for their flyback function and sophisticated construction. The pink gold case further exemplifies the distinction of this striking chronograph with leaf hands and applied indexes is even further distinguished by its pink gold case.
1980s Rolex GMT-Master Reference 16758
The GMT-Master offers an easy reading of two separate time zones, thanks to its GMT hand and 24 hour bezel, making it the ultimate travel watch. Here, the reference 16758 comes with a two-tone face that offers a quick-set date. It also features the original two-tone Jubilee bracelet.
1960s Rolex Day-Date Reference 1803
The Day-Date remains the luxurious model from Rolex, going even further than the Datejust as it also offers to read the day on a separate disc. It also comes with the heavier President bracelet, here in 18k yellow gold like the case. Furthermore, this 1803 displays a rare no-lume dial and handset, and is therefore less susceptible to deterioration.
1970s Longines Dress Watch
This Longines shows what a dress watch should be, with a very simple yet balanced dial that exhibits elongated indexes. The leaf handset is also a distinctive feature of this watch, while the painted logo of Longines brings some dynamism to the signature of the dial. It is powered by a manual wound movement in order for the watch to be thin and under the cuff.
1960s Wittnauer Professional Chronograph
Wittnauer was the US importer of Longines and in addition offers great watches themselves, such as the highly coveted chronograph under the professional moniker. Here, its exemplary legibility and dimensions explain this success, while a Valjoux 72 powers the chronograph complication, the very same movement found on contemporary Rolex Daytona.
1970s Rolex Datejust Reference 1601
The Datejust is a quintessential Rolex, resilient and reliable. It comes with a Jubilee bracelet launched by Rolex in 1944 for its 40th Anniversary. Here, this example from the 1970s offers a stunning silver dial with highly unusual indexes and matching patina on the handset and lumeplots.