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

Christian reviews three of the new watches hitting the watch shop, including two nearly flawless Rolex Datejust 1601, an affordable Tissot and more!

Tissot
This vintage Tissot is exactly what I’m talking about when I tell you watch geeks that, if you wait long enough, you’ll stumble upon truly valuable watches that wont break the bank. In the watch world, we lose sight of what a dollar means and what it should return us – this Tissot does the opposite. It’s a completely classically designed piece, straight out of the 1950’s with its dauphine hands, steel beveled case and bumper movement. It’s infinitely cooler than most modern production watches 5 times its price.

Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601 Linen
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 1601, manufactured in 1969, is an absolute stunner.

Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601 Two-Tone
It wasn’t too long ago that two tone Rolexes were reserved for the Wall St cliche and fettered by the obnoxious cultural baggage that came along with it. How watches this gorgeous remained undesired by the masses for so long, I’ll never know. But I now that we’ve opened our eyes to the timelessness and class of rich yellow gold beside sharp steel, the watch world is a better place.

Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601 Wide Boy
It’s not just a classic vintage Datejust – it’s a “wide boy,” the beginning of a rabbit hole. You see, the world of vintage Rolex is an elaborate, endlessly interesting one. Details, like these abnormally large hour indices and hands for example, have kept passionate geeks studying and hunting these little tickers for decades. It’s a rabbit hole, there’s no doubt.

Looking beyond, this vintage Datejust bares the reference 1601 and it’s marked by its rich white gold fluted bezel and crispy Oyster case. Look as close as you’d like, this is a clean, honest example of a Rolex any collector would be lucky to own.