Christian reviews the newest watches in the vintage watch shop!
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Tudor Prince Oysterdate
The 1950’s may have been synonymous with classic, conservative America but watches like this Tudor give us an insight into what was really going on. It’s pure rebellious funk – from the sunburst pattern around the dial to the roulette date wheel – even numbers in red and odds in black – It has no special function, just flair.
In 1972, the Porsche Design Studio was founded in Stuttgart, Germany. It was conceived to expand the Porsche reach beyond sports cars – to design products from luggage to wristwatches and that embodied the Porsche image. This triple register chronograph is a child of that effort and I absolutely love it.
Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601
This example, with its crispy steel case, tasteful yellow gold fluted bezel and beautiful champagne 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.
Take a second to admire this beautiful vintage Omega – its rose gold hands perfectly match its hour markers, its clean dial is a remarkable feat considering its age and to top it all off, its crown is the original Omega! It’s the kind of piece that could never, and will never lose its desirability. I mean, how cool is that?
Take a second to admire this beautiful example, an Omega DeVille – its gold stick hands perfectly match its hour markers, linen dial makes for a deep, unique aesthetic and to top it all off, its crown is the original Omega! It’s the kind of piece that could never, and will never lose its desirability. I mean, how cool is that?
IWC is one of the brands that is best poised to explode and watches like this, beefy 36mm automatics will be at the forefront. How do I know? It’s a simple equation – If its brand importance and size plus design and movement beat its price comps, you’ve got a winner.
Rolex Date Ref. 1500
Have a look at this vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date – it’s just stunning, isn’t it? In size, it’s substantial without overwhelming. In condition, it’s about as sharp and raw as any Rolex geek would ever hope for.
Rolex Datejust Ref. 1603
The linen dial vintage Rolex Datejust is, without question, the watch I am asked to source most often (and for good reason.) If you’ve ever handled one, you’re all too familiar with the way the textured surface reacts to the light – it’s mesmerizing. Whether on a steel jubilee, butterscotch calf strap or burgundy crocodile, this dial will never fail to blow you away. And this particular reference 1603, manufactured in 1973, is the best example of a linen Datejust I have ever seen.
Rolex Datejust Ref. 1603
It’s a Rolex Datejust reference 1603 and, if you know me, you know just how passionate I am about it. From its steel engine turned bezel to its rare nonluminious dial, it’s the perfect watch.