An “in the metal” look at the newest vintage watches hitting the Theo & Harris vintage watch shop!

Elusive is an understatement. Not only do these beautiful 24 hour Zodiac Hermetic Jets rarely surface, but when they do, they’re beaten to hell. That’s for two reasons – first, these are tool watches. They were used by pilots on a daily basis, not just carefully handled on occasions. Second, they’re eggshell white! Although beautiful, it’s the least resilient color Zodiac could have possibly chosen. While those variables make it exponentially harder to source a decent example today, they make it all the more exciting when we do! This is the best Zodiac Hermetic Jet we’ve ever held and it’s an honor to be offering it here for you.

This is an historic opportunity. We’re living in a market that values mint vintage Tudor Date + Day’s less than polished and stained Rolex Datejusts. This example, with its razor sharp steel Rolex oyster case, workhorse Swiss ETA caliber, flawless blue sunburst dial, day in full text at 12, date at 3 and original Oyster bracelet packs just as much (if not more) punch than its Rolex brethren for a fraction of the cost. Sure, the ship for snatching a Tudor Snowflake from the bargain bin has sailed, but for some reason, the Date + Day ship is still docked. It’s the epitome of a “value prop,” a clear grandchild of the ever prestigious Rolex Day Date and our pleasure to offer here to you.

See those abnormally fat hour indices and hands? Yep, they have a name, “Wide Boy,” and they make for an extremely desirable Rolex. To back up a second, a simple Datejust is the perfect watch. Why? Because it’s never out of place – from Irish car bombs on a NATO to boring C-suite meetings on a cordovan strap, it never fails to serve you well, impressing the tasteful. This vintage Rolex, with its incredibly crispy steel case, tasteful yellow gold fluted bezel and beautiful (and oh so rare) wide boy dial and handset 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 vintage watches and I know it’ll never disappoint.

Manual wind chronographs are on fire. They’re finally being recognized for what they are – the perfect balance of vintage and modern. Their mass and sporty functionality fit our current needs but their funkily detailed designs are, and could only have been, of the old world. This Myon, from its beautiful white dial to blue subdials, is the full package. We’re lucky to have it and it’s our pleasure to share it with you.

While I do think everyone needs a dress watch, I don’t think everyone needs a “grail” dress watch. But if your the kind of geek that couldn’t imagine not having something truly proper beneath your cuff when the occasion calls for it, this is the kind of watch you might revel in. It’s a new old stock Juvenia and, to me, it’s a dream. It features a flawless white roman dial, brushed case, manual movement (serviced and running within 2 seconds per day!) and its original hang tag. It might not be everyones style, but I couldn’t imagine a watch more fitting for formal wear, especially (well) under $4,000.

 Check them out in the vintage watch shop before they go!