Christian reviews the newest watches in the vintage watch shop!
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Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601
Have you ever seen this dial before? It’s an incredible bronze, only the second I’ve ever seen and definitely one of the most beautiful. Its sunburst finish, paired with the rich color that makes the the entire dial absolutely explosive in the sun.
This example, with its crispy steel case, tasteful yellow gold fluted bezel and beautifully rare bronze dial further proves that less is more and there is still, after all of those years, value in vintage Rolex. This is one of my favorite watches and I know it’ll never disappoint.
Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601
Snow white dials, kin the Datejust world, are some of the most sought after, there’s no doubt. And this one, which has developed a beautifully creamy patina and maintained its original tritium lume pips throughout, is exemplary.
This example, with its crispy steel case, tasteful white gold fluted bezel and stunning creamy, white dial further proves that less is more and there is still, after all of those years, value in vintage Rolex. This is one of my favorite watches and I know it’ll never disappoint.
Rolex Date Ref. 1500
This is exactly what I’m talking about when I reference vintage Rolexes that should be, and one day will be, worth three times what they are today. Think about it, it has the whole package. At the forefront, a milk chocolate dial – an asset that has been recognized in the Submariner and GMT market for years. Beyond that, it features steel alpha hands and a minty smooth bezel. And if all of that wasn’t enough, the icing on the cake is its raw steel Rolex Oyster bracelet – the perfect match for this sporty Date.
Tudor Prince Oysterdate Ref. 7966
Let’s talk about this example: First, it’s a vintage Tudor – it represents a relatively early stage of a brand that has become an icon. Next, it’s a Prince Oysterdate, a beautifully refined expression of the famous Rolex waterproof steel design. A little closer, it features an engine turned bezel, a hugely desirable detail because of the roughness it gives the entire aesthetic. Then, as if the rest wasn’t enough, it brags its sharp tritium, alpha hands and matching indices along with its creamy circular grain dial. I have no hesitation calling this one of the most beautiful vintage Tudors I have owned and it’s my absolutely pleasure to be sharing it with you.
Piaget is one of the most well respected manufacturers in the world of watches. Founded in 1874, Piaget began their journey to stardom by designing and assembling movements. In the late 1950’s, Piaget produced the worlds first ultra thin mechanical movement. It was called the Caliber 9P and it was just 2mm thick and it’s exactly what we have here today. It’s a remarkable piece from the 1970’s cased in a very funky 18k yellow gold case, complete with its original Piaget buckle and powered by that record setting 9P movement.
Doxa Day Date
This is exactly what so many of you watch geeks have been looking for – I would know, I read all of our emails! It’s a mechanical, jumbo, Datejust substitute around $1000 and it couldn’t be in better condition. This 18mm Doxa brings tremendous value to an underrepresented price point and I couldn’t be more giddy to have found it!
I have been hunting for a proper “doctors watch” for over two years. They’re both rare and unmistakable, only adding to their legend and lure. Not many were manufactured and far fewer was well preserved so I consider myself extremely lucky to have found this example.
Signed Empire Genève, this 1930’s duo-dial doctors watch was named after physicians because of their quick embrace to the dial layout. With seconds entirely separated from the dial, doctors found it much easier to track a patient’s heartbeat over a one minute period. So, although it might not be as obvious as a chronograph or dive watch, this is undoubtedly a tool watch.