Quality Vintage Watches

By on 02/05/2014
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Now that you have a dress watch, a chrono, a modern, a diver and a complicated watch, it’s time to add a piece of history in your watch collection box. Owning a vintage watch is the beginning of your entry into the world of connoisseurs and scores you as an established watch collector. When we talk about vintage, we don’t mean rustic antique pocket watches but are talking about mechanical, simple, iconic and always in style watches. Similar to these:

 

 

Omega Seamaster Automatic Day/Date – Stainless Steel – Silver Dial – 36mmPVU343-464
Regardless of worth, expertise or history, the Omega Seamaster is extensively considered to be the quintessential and prototypical divers chronograph accessory. This is an automatic winding chronometer and quartz watch with a 36 mm wide stainless steel case and leather bracelet. This 1970 Omega Seamaster looks killer with either blue denims or a formal tux. Moreover, the classic timepiece is sure to augment in worth and esteem over time. With this particular one, you really cannot go wrong.
Available for $1,195 at PrincetonWatches.com

 

 

 

 

18K Two-Tone Maurice LaCroixPVU222-8499
The 18k two-tone Maurice LaCroix is a great find for any serious collector. The gold and steel dial men’s wristwatch is a genuine classic contender. One of the highlights here is the eye-catching dials which make the watchmaker a popular choice. The watch boasts of 26 jewels, automatic movement, a 40mm x 9mm sapphire crystal case, a large date display, sub-seconds dial and a brown crocodile strap with a steel Maurice LaCroix deployment buckle.
Available for $2,495 at PrincetonWatches.com

 

 

 

Concord IMPRESARIO Chrono AutomaticPVU234-7949
This is a stainless steel chronograph certified chronometer. The watch comes with 31 jewel automatic movement, day / date / month, display back, sapphire crystal and display case back, a 12-hour chronograph and a black alligator strap that is beautifully accented by the Concorde steel tang buckle. The El Primero movement in the watch is considered by most watch aficionados to be the finest manufactured chronograph movement available. The movement is not used by the Zenith watch company and in a modified form by Rolex in the Daytona models.
Available for $2,700 at PrincetonWatches.com

 

 

 

LeCoultre Vacheron Galaxy Diamond Mystery Dial – 14K White GoldPVU299-8303
Built in the 1950’s, the LeCoultre Vacheron Galaxy watch is an effortless piece that can be dressed down or up. The extremely rare, fine and collectors watch is produced by two of the finest watchmakers of Switzerland and is a great addition to any collection. The timepiece has a 14K white gold dial with a manual wind movement and beautiful 33.4mm x 9.75 mm case that is highlighted with diamonds on markers and ‘hands’. With a black leather strap and the signed LeCoultre dial with Vacheron & Constantine Le Coultre Watches Inc inscribed on the case back, this is a exceedingly prized collector’s watch.
Available for $3,495 at PrincetonWatches.com

 

Ulysse Nardin San Marco GMT Big Date Dual Time AutomaticPVU304-7899
Dating from the 2005’s, the Ulysse Nardin San Marco is a simple yet highly sought-after piece that features 37mm stainless steel case with a white tapestry dial and a fine stainless steel bracelet. The watch is completely seamless and has remained true to its individuality. Each of the designs is a limited edition with just 30 pieces each and each piece portrays an image from around the world or a specific festival.
Available for $3,895 at PrincetonWatches.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cartier Alarm Wristwatch – Concord Manual Wind MovementPVU246-7499
One of the most important watch houses of the lot: Cartier. The watchmaker is aptly synonymous with vintage watch making. Most Cartier Alarm watches come with the Jaeger LeCoultre alarm movement. However, this particular piece comes with the Concorde alarm movement. Concord alarm movements tend to be slightly louder than the Jaeger LeCoultre alarm movements. The rare time piece from the 1970s comes in a fine 14k yellow gold 34mm x 10.3 mm case with black Roman numeral hour markers and blue-tipped alarm hand and a black alligator leather strap with an 18k yellow gold deployment buckle.
Available for $3,995 at PrincetonWatches.com

 

 

 

 

 

The search for the right vintage watch is as difficult as actually owning it. Everyone has their own reasons for owning a particular vintage piece. While some may want a watch to commemorate an event in that particular year or maybe to mark the year he or a loved one were born. Whatever the reason is, the hunt can be tiresome. Our idea of owning a vintage watch is the face that it is unique, acquires more admiring comments than a modern day watch that most people around us would probably be wearing. Tell us your motivation of investing in a vintage time piece and which one do you dream of owning someday. If you want more reading about luxury watches, click on rent a Rolex.

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