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