Christian reviews the newest watches in the vintage watch shop!
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Rolex Datejust Ref. 1603
This example, it features a very crispy steel oyster case, sharp engine turned bezel and flawless silver stick dial. It’s everything a vintage Rolex is supposed to be: versatile, durable, rich and understated. This is one of my favorite watches and I know it’ll never disappoint.
Let’s talk about the Prince Oysterdate for a bit. An obvious sibling of the Rolex Datejust, it has all of its splendor. From the robustness of the Oyster case to the way the classic fluted bezel gives the entire aesthetic incredible richness, it’s a horological cornerstone. And at a fraction of the price its Rolex counterparts demand, the value Prince Oysterdates like this represent is astronomical.
Not only is it a flawless Seamaster and a 56 year old time capsule, but it’s one of the rarest Seamasters I’ve ever had the pleasure of holding. Notice the light pattern on the dial – it’s actually referred to as the “flower of life” – an ancient geometric shape that, to some, symbolizes the balance of space and time. It’s displayed lightly in grey and adds an unmatched level of depth and character to an otherwise simple watch. I have never seen another like it and I can’t begin to tell how incredible that makes me feel.
Like the “flower of life” Seamaster we also listed today, this black waffle 50’s Omega is an absolute honor to own and offer. From it’s dauphine hands and sharp steel case to its lightly faded dial, it’s an absolute pleasure on the wrist – enjoy!
This is an historic opportunity. We’re living in a market that values minty, oversized vintage Tudor Date + Day’s less than polished and stained Rolex Datejusts. This example, with its thick steel Rolex oyster case, flawless silver dial, day in full text at 12, date at 3 and original lume packs just as much (if not more) punch than its Rolex brethren for a fraction of the cost.
It features thin gold hands and matching indexes, which are featured in Arabic, dot and arrow styles, a sharp steel case, a beautifully large dial and bumper automatic movement. While the Doxa name might not be as well known as Omega or Longines, it’s sleepers like this that are ripe for collecting.
Tudor Prince Oysterdate
ave a closer look at 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 a mint smooth steel bezel, a hugely desirable detail because of the slick informality it gives the entire aesthetic. Frankly, any and every Prince Oysterdate is a dream watch. But, maybe call it gluttonous, but the seriously rare (and equally beautiful) grey/olive dial just hits the spot – it separates this watch from the pack and, well, it’s gorgeous.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date
This example, with its crispy steel case, tasteful yellow gold fluted bezel and beautiful glossy black 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.