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Rolex Daytona 6265 Gold 18K
TOP
Rolex Daytona 6265 Gold 18K
Rs. 8,422,622
Seller
MMC RIVIERA
5
MC
Rolex Oyster
Rolex Oyster
Rs. 176,474
Free shipping
Seller
A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
172
DE
Patek Philippe 2457J Vintage Calatrava Watch, c 1951
Patek Philippe 2457J Vintage Calatrava Watch, c 1951
Rs. 654,230
Seller
PatekMonger
 
US
Rolex Datejust
Rolex Datejust
Rs. 257,411
Seller
TenerifeWatches
 
ES
Omega Automatic Geneve
Omega Automatic Geneve
Rs. 34,433
Free shipping
Seller
Abhiraj Times
IN
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Rs. 200,539
Free shipping
Seller
Tynel
28
ES
Rolex Oysterdate Precision Ref. 6694 von ca. um 1975-80
Rolex Oysterdate Precision Ref. 6694 von ca. um 1975-80
Rs. 168,452
Seller
Uhr-Luxus
 
DE
Rolex Submariner 5512 Steve McQueen
Rolex Submariner 5512 Steve McQueen
Rs. 1,516,072
Seller
chronostars
6
AT
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date
Rs. 80,215
Seller
COMPRA-VENTA JAVIER CALVO
ES
Rolex Watch Explorer 1016
Rolex Watch Explorer 1016
Rs. 1,349,689
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Datejust
Rolex Datejust
Rs. 517,390
Free shipping
Seller
A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
172
DE
Patek Philippe 3445G Vintage Calatrava Watch
Patek Philippe 3445G Vintage Calatrava Watch
Rs. 2,065,988
Seller
PatekMonger
 
US
Rolex Submariner (No Date)
Rolex Submariner (No Date)
Rs. 1,195,210
Seller
Juwelier (Gold River) Rosenthal
5
DE
Omega Automatic Seamaster
Omega Automatic Seamaster
Rs. 34,433
Free shipping
Seller
Abhiraj Times
IN
Omega Memomatic Alarm Vintage
Omega Memomatic Alarm Vintage
Rs. 132,681
Seller
G.W Blower
 
UK
Patek Philippe 1953 18k Rose Gold Calatrava Mens Watch 1491
Patek Philippe 1953 18k Rose Gold Calatrava Mens Watch 1491
Rs. 1,515,058
Seller
New York Jewelers
 
US
Rolex Datejust
Rolex Datejust
Rs. 240,646
Seller
watch house 1970 sas
 
IT
Rolex Oysterdate Precision Edelstahl Handaufzug Manual Mint
Rolex Oysterdate Precision Edelstahl Handaufzug Manual Mint
Rs. 223,801
Seller
Timeless Watches GmbH
183
DE
Rolex Watch Submariner 5513
Rolex Watch Submariner 5513
Rs. 1,825,512
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
Rs. 2,807,541
Seller
Spritz srl
10
IT
Patek Philippe 2488J Manual Wind Watch c 1954
Patek Philippe 2488J Manual Wind Watch c 1954
Rs. 723,096
Seller
PatekMonger
 
US
Rolex Datejust Vintage 36 1601 from 1972
Rolex Datejust Vintage 36 1601 from 1972
Rs. 232,224
Seller
Classic Watches GbR uhrenfreund.com
64
DE
Rolex Bubble Back 1956
Rolex Bubble Back 1956
Rs. 375,666
Seller
Brenny's Jewelry
 
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner - Aus 1987
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner - Aus 1987
Rs. 689,853
Seller
Mercarus GmbH
126
DE
Patek Philippe 1955 Patek Philippe 18k Gold "King Size"...
Patek Philippe 1955 Patek Philippe 18k Gold "King Size"...
Rs. 1,081,201
Seller
New York Jewelers
 
US
Rolex GMT-Master
Rolex GMT-Master
Rs. 1,203,232
Seller
watch house 1970 sas
 
IT
Rolex Datejust Edelstahl Gold Gelbgold Automatic Herrenuhr
Rolex Datejust Edelstahl Gold Gelbgold Automatic Herrenuhr
Rs. 199,736
Seller
Timeless Watches GmbH
183
DE
Rolex Watch Submariner 5512
Rolex Watch Submariner 5512
Rs. 1,184,981
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex OYSTERDATE 34mm STAHL HERRENUHR
Rolex OYSTERDATE 34mm STAHL HERRENUHR
Rs. 183,693
Seller
Juwelier Brugger
84
DE
Patek Philippe 3445J Vintage Calatrava Watch
Patek Philippe 3445J Vintage Calatrava Watch
Rs. 860,828
Seller
PatekMonger
 
US
Rolex Submariner (No Date)
Rolex Submariner (No Date)
Rs. 874,348
Seller
bijouterie confidentiel
125
FR
Heuer Monaco 1133 Steve McQueen Full Set mit sensationeller...
Heuer Monaco 1133 Steve McQueen Full Set mit sensationeller...
Rs. 1,435,856
Seller
Media Agentur Schlägel und Partner
 
DE
Omega Seamaster Cosmic
Omega Seamaster Cosmic
Rs. 79,814
Seller
Ettema
8
NL
Rolex Explorer, 1962
Rolex Explorer, 1962
Rs. 1,170,727
Seller
CWCUSA
 
US
Rolex Oyster Precision
Rolex Oyster Precision
Rs. 188,506
Seller
Daniela Nardi
 
IT
Rolex Datejust 18K Gold Gelbgold Herrenuhr Automatic
Rolex Datejust 18K Gold Gelbgold Herrenuhr Automatic
Rs. 336,103
Seller
Timeless Watches GmbH
183
DE
Rolex Watch Daytona 6265
Rolex Watch Daytona 6265
Rs. 5,485,685
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Submariner 1680 18K Yellow Gold Nipple Dial
Rolex Submariner 1680 18K Yellow Gold Nipple Dial
Rs. 2,065,644
Seller
Kara's Watches
116
US
Patek Philippe 3445J Vintage Calatrava Watch
Patek Philippe 3445J Vintage Calatrava Watch
Rs. 826,395
Seller
PatekMonger
 
US
Rolex GMT-Master
Rolex GMT-Master
Rs. 1,026,758
Seller
bijouterie confidentiel
125
FR
Heuer Monaco 1133 Steve McQueen
Heuer Monaco 1133 Steve McQueen
Rs. 1,114,995
Seller
Media Agentur Schlägel und Partner
 
DE
Rolex Submariner Meters First Stainless Steel Men's 5513 - W5089
Rolex Submariner Meters First Stainless Steel Men's 5513 - W5089
Rs. 1,006,090
Seller
Xupes.com
128
UK
Rolex Submariner 660ft/200m Stahl Automatik 40mm Ref.5513...
Rolex Submariner 660ft/200m Stahl Automatik 40mm Ref.5513...
Rs. 713,757
Seller
Juwelier Ralf Häffner
607
DE
Rolex Submariner (No Date)
Rolex Submariner (No Date)
Rs. 4,483,255
Seller
Watches Of Distinction Ltd
12
UK
Rolex Datejust Medium Midsize 18K Gold Gelbgold Automatic...
Rolex Datejust Medium Midsize 18K Gold Gelbgold Automatic...
Rs. 424,340
Seller
Timeless Watches GmbH
183
DE
Rolex Watch GMT Master 16700
Rolex Watch GMT Master 16700
Rs. 663,406
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner - Spider dial"
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner - Spider dial"
Rs. 762,047
Seller
Mercarus GmbH
126
DE
Patek Philippe 1450J
Patek Philippe 1450J
Rs. 723,096
Seller
PatekMonger
 
US
Rolex Submariner (No Date)gilt cornino
Rolex Submariner (No Date)gilt cornino
Rs. 1,804,848
Seller
bijouterie confidentiel
125
FR
Heuer Silverstone
Heuer Silverstone
Rs. 633,702
Seller
Media Agentur Schlägel und Partner
 
DE
Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel Men's 1680 - COM1643
Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel Men's 1680 - COM1643
Rs. 1,097,595
Seller
Xupes.com
128
UK
Rolex Comex Submariner Vintage 5514
Rolex Comex Submariner Vintage 5514
Rs. 3,888,934
Free shipping
Seller
Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
170
UK
Rolex Daytona 6263 big Red
TOP
Rolex Daytona 6263 big Red
Rs. 3,168,510
Seller
Private Seller
 
DE
Rolex Datejust Edelstahl/ Gelbgold Oysterarmband Automatic...
Rolex Datejust Edelstahl/ Gelbgold Oysterarmband Automatic...
Rs. 279,952
Seller
Timeless Watches GmbH
183
DE
Omega Watch Speedmaster MKII 145.014
Omega Watch Speedmaster MKII 145.014
Rs. 196,734
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Oysterdate Precision
Rolex Oysterdate Precision
Rs. 228,614
Seller
Mercarus GmbH
126
DE
Omega Geneve 14 kt
Omega Geneve 14 kt
Rs. 71,793
Seller
Arthur's Watches
27
NL
Rolex GMT-Master
Rolex GMT-Master
Rs. 633,702
Seller
bijouterie confidentiel
125
FR
Rolex Datejust Stahl Weißgold Automatik Armband Jubilé 36mm...
Rolex Datejust Stahl Weißgold Automatik Armband Jubilé 36mm...
Rs. 336,825
Seller
Juwelier Ralf Häffner
607
DE
Rolex GMT-Master MK II Pepsi Stainless Steel Men's 1675 - COM1641
Rolex GMT-Master MK II Pepsi Stainless Steel Men's 1675 - COM1641
Rs. 1,006,090
Seller
Xupes.com
128
UK
Rolex Vintage Steel Submariner, Ref: 1680 (Service Papers)
Rolex Vintage Steel Submariner, Ref: 1680 (Service Papers)
Rs. 635,955
Seller
Tempvs Ltd
99
UK
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Vintage Watches: A Piece of Watch History

Vintage watches appeal to a wide audience. They offer the chance to buy high-quality, pre-owned watches at attractive prices. Both watch enthusiasts who love particular designs and collectors of expensive, rare pieces will get their money's worth.

Reasons to buy a vintage watch:

  • Wide price spectrum
  • Large selection of different designs and materials
  • Authenticity
  • Access to watch series no longer in production

Vintage Watches: Old, Not Retro

There are no exact guidelines laid out for which watches are considered "vintage." However, time is an important factor. Watch expert Robert-Jan Broer from the site FratelloWatches considers watches from 1990 and earlier to be vintage. However, Broer also says that everyone can decide for themselves if they consider an older watch vintage or not.
Price is one of the main factors involved when buying a vintage watch. A good example is the Omega Seamaster, a prestigious model that's been produced since 1948. A new, mechanical Seamaster costs between 3,000 and 5,000 euros. However, used Seamasters from years past, both automatic and manual, can be found for 500 to 1,000 euros in good or very good condition. This makes it possible for you to be the owner of a famous watch from one of the top Swiss manufacturers for comparatively little money. If you want to show off your knowledge and love of watches on your wrist, a 50-year-old Omega, Rolex, or Breitling is just as good as a new one.
If you've decided to purchase a vintage watch, you have another advantage: You're not limited to current models; you have a large selection of older watch models to choose from. You may even find an older model of a watch that you like better than the one currently being produced. Furthermore, vintage watches are authentic - they've experienced the 1960s or 1970s for themselves. This characteristic gives vintage watches a unique appeal and differentiates them from retro watches. Retro watches are watches that are created in the style of vintage watches, but are recently produced. They aren't historic; they just look the part. A true vintage watch offers real nostalgia.
Vintage models are sometimes the only way to acquire watches with specific qualities. Take the Rolex Explorer for example. Since 2010, Rolex has offered it with a larger case size of 39 mm. If you want a smaller size, then you need to look for an older Explorer model. The last 36-mm Explorer had reference number 114270. You could also take a look at reference numbers 6610, 1016, and 14270.
This example demonstrates the importance of being familiar with reference numbers when buying a vintage watch. Reference numbers help you identify and find watches from a certain time period or with other special characteristics faster and more easily.

Buying Tips

Searching for information and comparing prices from a large selection of watches is part of the watch buying experience. This also includes price checking. To avoid purchasing a fake, the following rule applies: If the price is unrealistically low, then you should proceed with caution. You can easily find the prevailing price level for a particular pre-owned model on Chrono24. There should always be a clear reason given if a watch is either much more or much less expensive than comparative models. Thus, an Omega Seamaster for three figures shouldn't raise any suspicion. A Rolex Submariner at that price, however, should raise alarm, as Submariners are usually much more expensive.
Knowing whether a watch is being offered at a fair price requires experience and expertise. Watch magazines and websites can provide you with a lot of helpful information. You can also ask questions on watch forums and receive competent, informed answers from experts.
The price structure of the vintage watch market can be a bit tricky to understand for the layman. For example, a somewhat damaged-looking watch can be much more valuable than a similar watch in almost perfect condition. This is because the original condition of the watch is what matters most. It's not a big deal if there are signs of wear and tear; what matters is if the watch has its original parts. If many have been replaced, such as the dial, hands, and crown, then even good looks can't prevent the watch from decreasing in value.
The price increases further if the watch is offered together with its original box and papers. The original packaging and manufacturer and dealer papers originate from the initial purchase decades ago. They're considered important proof that the timepiece offered is legitimate. However, this does not mean that you should avoid vintage watches without a box and papers. Often, there is a simple and reasonable explanation as to why they're missing, e.g. they couldn't be found and were probably thrown away by the original owner at some point.
If you don't have the time or you're simply not interested in immersing yourself deeply in the subject, then you're much better off depending on a serious dealer. A dealer can offer you a watch that they have inspected at a fair price and in some cases, even offer a warranty.
Watches without previous inspection are also offered, mostly by private sellers. In these cases, it's a good idea to have a bit of money on hand for any necessary maintenance. Even a simple inspection or repair can cost around 200 euros. When you buy a vintage diving watch, you should have its waterproofness checked and exchange the gaskets if you want to wear the watch underwater.

Small Mistakes Lead to Vintage Treasures

In many ways, buying a vintage watch is comparable to buying an antique car, or at least a highly sought-after used car. Some vintage watch enthusiasts are more like stamp collectors, however, searching for a certain misprint and paying large amounts once they've found it. Take Rolex's Explorer II, for example. Models from the 1970s had a second 24-hour red-orange hour hand which faded significantly under UV rays. Curiously, what began as a defect developed into a treasure - models with reference number 1655 and a faded 24-hour hour hand are sold for five figures today. They're significantly more expensive than a brand new Explorer II. Furthermore, the Explorer II was also linked to the actor Steve McQueen. Famous figures who wear the watch often contribute to a watch's value. This example shows that even vintage watches can be suitable investments and not just a good deal in a lower price range.
A vintage watch that's in good condition retains a relatively stable value. Occasionally, they can increase in value for reasons which have nothing to do with watches directly. For example, those who bought a pre-owned watch with a solid gold case 20 years ago certainly don't regret it, as the price of gold has tripled since then. If it were to be sold again, it would be worth more today simply because of its higher material worth.
Collections no longer in production usually yield high prices in the vintage watch market as well. The Autavia chronograph from Heuer, for example, was beloved by race car drivers in the early 1970s. Today, however, the manufacturer is called TAG Heuer and the Autavia is no longer in production. Pre-owned, it typically costs more than a significant number of new watches from this Swiss brand. A well-maintained Autavia can cost upwards of 3,000 euros. However, whether someone would choose to part from such an old treasure is a different question altogether.

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