Arteepee's Watch Collection

Although I certainly can appreciate  a modern watch round my wrist, it doesn't compare to the feeling of having a part of history in your hands . Vintage watches not only are mechanical pieces of art. With just a little care and tenderness they are able to tell time long after we have passed. Most of them have an interesting story to tell. And off course nowadays all major watch brands are once again in touch with their own history when re-issueing icons of the past. Let me take you on a tour through my (vintage) watch collection and the story behind these treasures. Enjoy!

 

Scroll to the bottom of this page to see the latest additions to the collection and their story. Or find your favorite watch brand at the top of this page and go explore!


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Here you will find the latest add-ons in my collection and the story behind them. Click on the picture to go directly to the web page.

August 11, 2020: TIMEX Dashboard Watch

Untill now I hadn't seen one in the metal. The rare TIMEX Electric Dashboard Watch, to be used in your car, at your desk or even on your wrist. Altough it looks very futuristic, it is ...

July 30, 2020: TIMEX Ladies Racing

The ladies weren't forgotten when it comes to being able to support their favourite racing heroes. In 1978 TIMEX issued a special black watch with chequered flag on the dial in a black case and ...

July 25, 2020: TIMEX Rallye Cup 1972

Before TIMEX connected with Formula 1 Racing through their sponsorship of Emerson Fittipaldi, they were active in the Rallye Sport as this flyer of the TIMEX Cup 72 suggests ...

July 13, 2020: Oris Star ChronOris Chronostop

Introduced in 1970, designed in a joint venture with Dubois Dépraz, the ChronOris was the first ORIS watch with a chronograph function. Aimed at motor sport enthusiasts. At first the ChronOris ...

July 13, 2020: Haste - Mexican Timex

A TIMEX in disguise. That's what this Mexican Haste watch is all about. In the early 70's Harry Steele Y Cie imported and assembled watches from America and Europe to sell them under his own brand Haste ...

July 7, 2020: TIMEX 'Brick & Tile' Collection

In the early 70's TIMEX produced some interesting models. Bright colours, nice dial lay-outs, a range of interesting bezels in both pastic as metal. This contributed to that distinguished 70's look ...

June 25, 2020: NOS TIMEX Marlin Calendar Racing

A formal goldtone square case and bracelet combined with the sporty look of the dial due to this black and white racing striping ring. I absolutely love it! A perfect example of ...

June 23, 2020: NOS TIMEX Electric 12 hours bezel

The latest TIMEX Electric in my collection is this beautiful NOS piece on original Metalcolor TX bracelet with box and papers. The reference number is 76771 and it is diplayed in the Collezione 75 ...

June 8, 2020: TIMEX Telephone Dial references

One of the iconic models of TIMEX is the so called Telephone Dial, referring to the dial lay-out that resembles the old bakelite telephones we have come to know since the 1930's. Each hour marker on the dial ... 

June 5, 2020: KELTON Marlin Sports Diver

One of the nicest Kelton watches in my collection is this KELTON with the Coke bezel. It's a Marlin Sports Diver off course but the unusual bezel stands out. After 1977, it was clear the 80's were coming ...

May 24, 2020: Longines Dive watches

For Longines it started with the Longines Nautilus Skin Diver (ref. 6921). Their answer to the rapidly expanding market for dive watches in the late 1950's. In the early 1960's followed by the Longines ...

May 12, 2020: TIMEX Sprite Nurse's Calendar

This TIMEX Sprite is special because of the blue Pulsations bezel. It's a watch to be used by nurses to measure one's hartbeat, hence the inscription "based on 30 pulsations".

May 7, 2020: TIMEX Sprite Calendar

I recently acquired two magnificent TIMEX Sprite watches in NOS condition on their original rubber strap and with a pristine original bezel. Those of you who collect vintage TIMEX watches as I do, know ......

March 24, 2020: OMEGA Seamaster De Ville

Before the De Ville became a stand-alone collection of watches, Omega used this De Ville name for some of the dress watches of the Seamaster collection. The De Ville was born in 1960 .....

March 21, 2020: LONGINES Pocket Watch 7 Grand Prix

Calibre 18.69N. The N stands for New. Longines produced the 18.69 movement,  robust and of a high quality, from 1895 on. In 1908 they started with .....

March 19, 2020: TIMEX Formula One Emerson Fittipaldi watch

Although TIMEX has produced several Skindiver and Sport watches in the seventies, the TIMEX Sports Emerson Fitipaldi is the only one they speciffically made for one sport .....

March 16, 2020: TISSOT Seastar Quartz Arabic Crest

Watches with Arabic crests. Most Swiss watch brands issued special versions of their models upon special requests in the 70's, 80's and 90's. Famous and much sought after are .....

March 14, 2020: TIMEX Electric Day-Date World Timer

A stunning NOS TIMEX Electric with a pristine worldtimer bezel. The watch originates from Italy and the bezel is in French. Nice detail is that both Anchorage as well as Skagway .......


Furthermore I try to post each day on my Instagram account #ARTEEPEE.nl so don't hesitate to follow me and stay in touch with my most recent acquired watches and memorabilia. 

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Frank
3 months ago

R, wat is dit een heerlijke site om te grasduinen.
Niet alleen mooie horloges uit een periode die mij ook aanspreekt, maar ook de snuisterijen en advertenties die prima illustreren dat ' kort geleden' misschien aantrekkelijker is dan high tech nieuwste van het nieuwste.
👌

Frank "Arnhem"

Joe
7 months ago

What a great website. Very well organised, and some outstanding watches of all types and brands. Highly recommended, and will check back often!