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This is a 1968 Tudor Submariner (Ref. 7016/0) commonly known as a "Semi-PCG Case".

What does that mean you ask? Well, early 7016/0 Tudor subs feature semi pointed crown guard case, this is in reference to the very different crown guard shape produced for the 7016/0 in the early half of 1968, the crown guards are not necessarily "pointed" like early PCG cases for both Rolex and Tudor, however, they do have a much more slender appearance to the more modern style seen after and are sloped up to a smaller rounded point. It's all about the details right? ⁠

This fantastic example is available and would make a great daily wearer or addition to a growing collection. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Sourcing and selling the very best in vintage wristwatches can be an all-consuming gig!

One minute you’re measuring the radiation a dial’s lume is putting out, the next -- it’s fucking September! The hunt for killer watches and the promise of a good story has brought us to New York, Las Vegas, and the edge of the Mojave Desert this month, but we’re still invigorated, caffeinated as heck (thanks Cam!), and these are the tunes we’ve been spinning as we tick-tock towards September. Don’t forget to like the playlist on Spotify to get updated automatically with each new drop!

When it comes to under-the-radar vintage watch companies, Zodiac should be one of the first brands to come to mind.

Zodiac made several sports models in the 50s-60s and were direct competitors to Rolex, Blancpain, and Tudor but are often overlooked as they don't receive the same clout as the aforementioned companies. ⁠

Not only was the Sea Wolf offered to the general public, but it was also a popular choice within military exchanges during the late 60s and 70s. Although they were never "issued" perse the Zodiac Sea Wolf was common amongst military salvage divers and underwater demolition teams as they were seen as a reliable and also an affordable option for soldiers during this era.⁠

This under-the-radar gem is a fantastic example of a 1960s tool watch without the astronomical price tag often attached. Get all the pics, pricing, and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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We love Rolex Oyster Perpetuals and this one is a special one.

These "sector" dial pieces are always interesting and especially when paired with the tropical patina on this example. ⁠

The concept behind the sector dial is to split the watch face into multiple sections to make it easier to get the approximate time at a glance. By breaking up the dial into a number of divided sections you are able to look for a larger sector, rather than the hand specifically, or so they say. Does this actually work? Probably not? However, it looks beautiful and art for the sake of art is ok by us. ⁠

Get all the pics, pricing and details on this one at the site - link in bio!⁠

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They say the devil is in the details and we’ll be damned if the fonts on the dial of this 1968 Bulova Snorkel Skindiver (Ref.

386-4) “Devil Diver” (so called because of its 666 ft depth rating) haven’t set us ablaze! An eternally cool vintage diver, and one that’s available for a helluva price! ⁠

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The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and most beloved Rolex watches ever made, even though

the Datejust was launched in 1945 it has remained a timeless classic and is instantly recognizable as an item of refined quality and functional design. The Datejust can be worn just as easily with a suit as it can be with jeans and a tee-shirt. ⁠

This specific Rolex ref. 1601 from 1973 features a blue dial which is both stunning and very uncommon, this Datejust would make a great start for a new vintage collector or be a great addition to an expanding collection. We love the early Rolex Datejust for its simplicity and its classic sophistication. Perfectly worn in any setting from formal to casual.⁠

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Loves an exotic dial don't chu! We couldn't help ourselves and needed to post another shot of the Mathey-Tissot chronograph that just hit the C+T shop today (link in bio) featuring the Valjoux cal.

726, this chrono is one of the most notable and sought-after watches produced by the brand. Featuring a Singer manufactured "exotic dial", reminiscent of the Rolex Paul Newman Daytonas of the era, with a matte black center dial, white sub-dials, and "tachometer" scale on the outer track, and red accents that jump off the dial.⁠

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Mathey-Tissot was founded in Les Ponts de Martel, Switzerland in the year 1886 and specialized in manufacturing repeater and chronograph movements.

Throughout the brand's early years Mathey-Tissot was contracted to produce wristwatches for the British military and then later for the United States military in WWI and again for both nations in WWII. It is believed amongst collectors that the manufacturer of the famous Breguet Type XX military pilot chronograph was actually Mathey-Tissot. ⁠

The Mathey-Tissot chronograph featuring the Valjoux cal. 726 is one of the most notable and sought-after watches produced by the brand. Featuring a Singer manufactured "exotic dial", reminiscent of the Rolex Paul Newman Daytonas of the era, with a matte black center dial, white sub-dials and "tachometer" scale on the outer track, and red accents that jump off the dial. The case is very similar to the Heuer compression cases manufactured by EPSA during the same era, though the Mathey-Tissot cases feature a screw-back case design. The Valjoux cal. 726 is a beautiful workhorse chronograph movement that was an improved design of the well-known Valjoux 72. ⁠

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On The C+T Blog: Demystifying Magnetism⁠

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Excluding impacts and other physical damage, only a handful of things that you encounter on a daily basis can truly screw up a mechanical watch movement: moisture, dirt/debris, and magnetism. Precision-fit components and gaskets help solve the first two issues but when it comes to magnetic fields, it’s no longer about just sealing the case.⁠

This week’s feature talks about the dangers that lurk (or do they?) everywhere around us - and what we can do about it! Learn more in our latest blog post by: @ripley.sellers

Always about the "Details" 🧐 Cartier was founded in 1847 in Paris by the jeweler Louis-François Cartier, who in 1899 handed over to his three sons.

They would establish the company internationally, not least by making the Cartier name a favorite among the world's most elite. ⁠

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In the early 60s, Bulova introduced Caravelle jeweled watches into the market to tremendous triumph and soon after, become the biggest selling jeweled watch on the American market.

Designed to compete in price with other non-jeweled brands at the time, Caravelle was a smashing success. With numerous space-aged inspired designs, Caravelle proved their understanding of the modernist aesthetic takeover of the times. ⁠

Can we talk about how stunningly designed this dial is? The high visibility markings combined with the orange accents can't be beaten. If you're looking for an affordable new addition this is all you. Smash the link in bio because this one won't stick around long.⁠

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We've spoken about the Rolex Oyster-Perpetual line being often overlooked at length and this example is another case in point.

This Rolex Oyster Perpetual would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to an expanding collection as a daily driver and would provide a classic feel while bringing a unique look while worn on the wrist. ⁠

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The Breitling Premier was a showing of the brand's versatility as a luxury watchmaker, as

differentiation from their more utilitarian Chromomat, the Premier became the brand's more lifestyle-oriented watch. Marketed towards the gentleman that casually engaged in sporting activities, such as driving, flying, or cycling. ⁠

The Giro D'Italia is one of the major European multi-leg cycling races that happen annually and is essentially the Tour de France, through Italy. Breitling was a sponsor of the Giro D'Italia throughout the 50s and fittingly co-branded the Premier for the Italian market during this time period. ⁠

The perfect watch for the cycling enthusiast in your life? Perhaps! Get all the details including pics and pricing on the site - link in bio!⁠

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In this very special episode of The Details, (link in bio) @cambambarr sits down with legendary

photographer, writer, curator, and educator @davidjcarol and his son @theocarolphotography , who is an emerging photography phenom himself. The elder Carol spent 25 years as the Director of Photography for Outfront Media (formerly CBS Outdoor), however, his latest role is guiding the ship as the Editor-in-Chief of @peanut_press_books. In this episode, Cam and the Carols discuss tool watches, their shared love of Leica cameras, and Cam gets a firsthand lesson on how to shoot like a Carol.⁠

Special Thanks to @leicastorenewyorksoho and the crew and team of @craftandtailored for being a part of one of our best episodes of "The Details" yet!⁠

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When it comes to under-the-radar vintage watch companies, Zodiac should be one of the first brands to come to mind.

The Sea Wolf was introduced first in 1953 (the same year as the Rolex Submariner) and was one of the first diving sports watches marketed for the general public and it performed really well for the brand.⁠

These early black dial Sea Wolf are getting harder and harder to find in this condition. The bezel on this example is in spectacular, borderline museum condition. Check it! Smash that link in bio!⁠

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Another week has reached its vanishing point and we here at C+T headquarters are circling the weekend like vultures over the highway.

No, that’s not a mirage -- it’s Reference Tracks 003, our third collection of staff-curated tunes for August. Inspired by a trip the crew took to the edge of the Mojave this week, lay on down and stretch out into the weekend like our resident MANimal, @cambambarr And don’t forget to follow us on Spotify to receive updates on new playlist drops automatically!

The world of vintage Omega Seamasters is vast and filled with interesting and unique references and this ref.

2846 10SC Omega Seamaster has so many charming elements to it, that is hard to favor just one! The ref. 2846 10SC is powered by the in-house Omega cal. 501 automatic winding movement, which is a workhorse, like many Omega movements out of this era. The broad lug case gives this watch an excellent wrist presence and the tropical dial is incredible, offering warm tones and a very natural-looking patina.⁠

Get all the pics pricing and details on this great affordable timepiece at the site - link in bio!⁠

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The Heuer Autavia came into production in 1933 as a dashboard timer for automotive racing and flying, where the Autavia name is derived, Auto and Aviation.

The Heuer Autavia ref. 2556C is the second generation of the Autavia wristwatch that features a 40mm EPSA designed case, the same designer as the Super-Compressor dive watches of the 60s.⁠

Say what you will about the vintage Heuer market, there is magic in these Autavias. We love a piece with history and some honest wear. While it also tells the time, this will transport you to another era as well.⁠

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IWC’s Caliber 89 was developed in 1946 after the previous IWC factory was destroyed during a World War II bombing.

The Caliber 89 movement became a benchmark of watchmaking standards for the era and recreated the IWC brand as a whole. Although the Cal. 89 is relatively simple it was at the forefront of watchmaking technology for its time, using only the most advanced parts and materials. This is why the British military issued their pilots the IWC Mark XI with the Cal. 89 movement for over 30 years.⁠

This particular IWC Calatrava in 14k rose gold is simply stunning with a dramatically elegant design. The dressy Calatrava case and dial design pairs excellently with the rose gold case. This watch makes for a highly reliable daily wearer, that is designed to last. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Lemania is best known for being a movement maker that designed chronograph movements Omega, Heuer, Tissot, and later Breguet.

Lemania actually only made very few watches under their own name, making Lemania branded watches both sought-after and very rare. The Lemania chronograph presented features the famous cal. 15TL which is the base caliber for the Omega Cal. 33.3 that went into numerous collectible Omega chronographs throughout the 1940s.⁠

There's a certain charm that comes with 1940s timepieces and this one has everything we're drawn to. The complex but elegant dial with military numerals could easily be in production today - a testament to the timelessness of these designs. ⁠

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On The C+T Blog:

Shining the Spotlight on Cinematographer’s Watches 📽️ In this article (link in bio) @ripley.sellers provides an interesting overview of one of the lesser-known and seen "tool" watches. Learn how these interesting chronographs were a key instrument that were specifically designed for filmmakers and for the use of motion picture film⁠

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The Rolex Explorer I references bridge the gap between a dress watch and a sports watch.

Without the crown guards and rotating bezels commonly found on sports models offered by Rolex, the Explorer I has a cleaner, sleeker profile while incorporating recognizable sport model features into the dial. This example from 1996 features highly visible block indices, numerals at the 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock, and 9 o'clock positions, and Submariner style triangle at the 12 o'clock position allow for readability under any conditions. The Submariner hands featured on the ref. 14270 adds to the unique feel and appearance. The Rolex explorer blends the classic and timeless look of a 36mm Rolex Oyster style watch while offering a ruggedness and utilitarian feel that can be worn in the most formal and or casual settings.⁠

These are becoming more and more popular and hard to come by - this'll go quickly! Get all the pics, pricing, and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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The Navigator Timer is a true favorite amongst Seiko and vintage watch collectors alike.

Being Seikos second iteration of a watch that can track multiple time zones, the first being their world time from the early 1960s. The Navigator Timer both simplified and improved upon Seiko's original design, the most impressive being the ref. 6117-6410 which featured an internal rotating 24hr bezel in the beloved "Pepsi" color scheme as well as a large steel case and sporty matte black dial.⁠

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In the early 1980s Rolex was working very closely with the Compagnie Maritime d' Expertise Company

(COMEX) to develop a tool watch to accompany the company's divers who started to work at deeper depths as a result of the increasing mixed gas diving standards of early 1980s and the Ref. 16660 is a perfect example of the two company's partnership to achieve a tool watch to meet specific needs.⁠

This example from 1991 is a perfect example of what some might consider the last true "tool watch" era from Rolex. Are you going to take this down to 4000ft? Definitely not, but it's a fantastic engineering feat built with a specific purpose that everyone can appreciate. ⁠

Get all the pics, pricing and details on this amazing piece at the site - link in bio!⁠

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Damn, is it really Friday again? Time for another edition of C+T’s Reference Tracks!

In our 2nd collection, @cambambarr and the crew have put together our ideal collection of tunes to beat the heat with (link in bio) -- breezy summer sounds, laid-back bangers, and even a few party bops. So ease into taking it easy this weekend, but first, make sure to follow our profile on Spotify to automatically be notified when we drop ‘Reference Tracks 003’!⁠

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Were all about the sub-seconds! This 1959 Omega Seamaster aka "Seachero" (Ref. 2990-1) Cal.

267 checks the boxes for a vintage Omega timepiece but the sub-seconds hand and subdial really throws it over the top to get the full details via the C+T shop! (link in bio)⁠

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Alstater aka Alsta was a New York-based company founded in 1946.

Alsta started off importing and casing watch movements for other brands in addition to their own brands making for some unique variants of different watches under various brand names. However, the movements were all signed Alstater. This is quite common for other watches including the famous ALSTA Nautoscaph aka “JAWS” diver. ⁠

These 1960s divers are full of so much mojo that it's kind of impossible not to love 'em. Get all the pics, pricing, and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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The Rolex Milgauss was created when the scientists of the CERN nuclear research facility, just

outside of Geneva Switzerland, reached out to Rolex to manufacture a watch that would withstand high magnetization. Scientists of this era performed their research in highly controlled nuclear facilities and were constantly in a highly magnetized environment, deeming most watches useless. The watch Rolex created for CERN can withstand 1000 gauss of magnetism, mille = 1000, hence the name Milgauss. This allowed the scientist of CERN and other scientists of the era to go about their daily professions and accurately time their experiments pretty cool right 🤓⁠

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This 14K Yellow Gold Hamilton is not only a beautiful example but also retains a deeply interesting history.

Turning the watch over to view the case back reveals a remarkable hand engraving of the most well-known Freemasonry symbol of them all, the 'Square and Compasses' insignia. The symbol’s origin is believed to have come from the stonemasons’ guilds during the middle ages. In many English-speaking countries, the Square and Compass are commonly depicted with the letter "G" in the center, however, the Square and Compass engraved into the back of this Hamilton features a moon face.⁠

Without going too far into the rabbit hole of this watch. It was presented in 1949 as a "practical and suitable" gift for the departing Master, breaking from the original Past Master's jewel. If you have an interest in masonry or just feel like reading something about this specific watch hit up our DMs and we'll shoot over what we know about this particular piece!⁠

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All about the fonts!! This unbelievably unique driver's Seiko screams "MOD!" even down to the text.

This 1960s Seiko Motorist (Ref. J14108E) with its asymmetrical-cut case and offset 12 o'clock is to die for!! (link in bio)⁠

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The world of vintage Omega Seamasters is vast and filled with interesting and unique references and this ref.

2990 1 Omega Seamaster has so many charming elements to it, that is hard to favor just one! The ref. 2990 1 is the same reference as the famous “Ranchero” however a select few were produced with the text “Seamaster” depending on where the watch was originally delivered for its initial sale. The ref. 2990 1 is powered by the classic Omega cal. 267 manual winding movement.⁠

We absolutely love these vintage Omega pieces. They epitomize the spirit of vintage collecting and are such fun on the wrist. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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The honeycomb dial on this 1952 Omega Jumbo (Ref. 2506-12 SC) "Honeycomb Dial" Cal.

283 is dripping in goodness 🐝 🍯 The world of vintage Omega is vast and filled with interesting and unique references. This oversized ref. 2506-12 SC Omega, often referred to as a “Jumbo” for its size, also features a robust honeycomb dial and is exceptionally well preserved. The ref. 2506-12 SC is powered by the in-house Omega cal. 283 manual winding movement, with center sweep seconds hand. Get the full scoop via the C+T site!⁠

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When it comes to under-the-radar vintage watch companies, Zodiac should be one of the first brands to come to mind.

The Sea Wolf was introduced first in 1953 (the same year as the Rolex Submariner) and was one of the first diving sports watches marketed for the general public and it performed really well for the brand. ⁠

This example from the 1970s features a stunning tropical dial and tritium lume plots that have taken on the standard Zodiac green coloration. This would make a great addition to a growing vintage collection or a daily wear with a ton of character. ⁠

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In the 1940s Vertex was one of the "Dirty Dozen", which was a selection of 12 watch brands worn by WWII British soldiers.

The "Dirty Dozen" brands were commissioned by the British Ministry of Defense, which needed as many watches as possible produced for the British soldiers. Manufacturing capacity at the time allowed for roughly 145,000 watches to be produced. Approximately 13,000 of these timepieces were manufactured by Timor. ⁠

The arrow seen on the dial which is regularly seen on military watches marks the watch as "crown property"; the British monarch's sovereign public estate which was considered neither government property nor part of the monarch's private estate. ⁠

These vintage military pieces are always popular and this one won't last long! Get all the details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Nicknamed the "Halloween" this 1979 "Big Block" Tudor ref.

94300 features a matte black dial with exotic orange and white accents. (link in bio) Tudor chronographs have perpetually been exceedingly bolder than their Rolex counterparts in both size and looks. This rule holds true with the Ref 94300, which comes with a chunky 40mm case and a unique-looking dial with plenty of orange touches. First launched in 1976, the reference 94300 comes with an automatic Val 7750 chronograph movement, which also features a date complication with the quick-set adjustment!⁠

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The Rolex Explorer didn’t actually start its life as an Explorer, but as a dial variant of other Rolex dress watch references, commonly referred to as the “big bubble backs” or “Ovettone”.

The Explorer was created in commemoration of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay making the first summit of Mount Everest on May 29, 1953. During their summit, Sir Edmund Hillary wore a Rolex “Ovettone” reference 6352. ⁠

We are proud to offer this Rolex Pre-Explorer ref. 6352 “Ovettone” that features a very similar dial variant to the watch Sir Edmund Hillary worn himself during the first summit of Mt. Everest. Though this watch does show some age, it is presented in beautiful original condition and offers some serious collectibility. Perfect for the enthusiast of the amazing history of the Rolex brand and the accomplishments of the great humans that wore Rolex watches.⁠

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The Rolex Day-Date is one of the most iconic and beautiful watches in the Rolex catalog.

This 1971 Rolex Day-Date ref. 1803 (link in bio) retains its original and sought-after non-luminous champagne "minute track" pie-pan dial. This Day-Date ref. 1803 is simply stunning and would be a wonderful addition to any collection as an executive piece that would stand out from the crowd!⁠

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The chronograph and minute indicator hand of Alain Silberstein Krono Bauhaus "Cal.

5100" (link in bio) Alain’s watches were heavily inspired by Bauhaus design and it shows in the palette of bright primary colors and shapes that fall well outside of normal watchmaking. These whimsical designs were possibly too fashion-forward for the time, but it’s no secret Alain’s Krono Bauhaus designs went on to inspire other watchmakers to think outside the box!⁠

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What’s a weekend without tunes? We keep telling you that we’re more than just watches.

In fact, the passionate team here at C+T is comprised of some serious music fans and musicians. So, as we collectively cash out into the weekend, we present to you Craft+Tailored’s first weekly playlist, ‘Reference Tracks’ These will be dropping on Fridays and are curated in equal parts by @cambambarr and the C+T crew. Subscribe to our Spotify profile for automatic updates! (Link In Bio)⁠

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Kobold is a watch company out of Pittsburgh, PA that was formally formed in 1999.

The watches Kobold went on to create were not of the boutique variety, however, primarily focusing on robust exploration sports pieces. The example featured is an early prototype of the Arctic Diver Heritage model and is an interesting "left-hand drive" case variant and features the in-house caliber K2651 automatic movement, this example is the first of 25 made in total.⁠

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Not your average Monaco...This specific Heuer 1133b has achieved one of the most incredible

tropical patinas we've ever seen (Link In Bio) from deep purples to bright golden speckles, the dial is truly a piece of art and presented beautifully. The dial text remains entirely intact and perfectly legible. The sub-dials have aged to a dark tan coloration. The Heuer Monaco is one of the most iconic designs ever to have come from the Heuer brand. The Monaco is a timepiece that is closely associated with racing, as well as the actor Steve McQueen who wore the Heuer 1133B in the iconic and classic 1971 racing film Le Mans. ⁠

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We've written about it at length and posted about it a ton, but the vintage Oyster Perpetual line is criminally overlooked.

We love these pieces and this one, in particular, has a couple of stunning details. ⁠

First of all - engine turned bezel. Second - rivet bracelet. Third - that blue dial! This piece from 1974 definitely checks boxes for us and would make a great start to a vintage collection and a daily driver. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Happy Thursday! Last week on our live session @thismightbetyler talked about his 'desert island' watch probably being a Rolex Datejust.

He happened to be wearing one while filming last week. This one actually. ⁠

The Datejust is one of the most versatile and iconic designs of all time and we all back up his decision on this one (which is rare!). This particular example from 1990 features a warm silver dial and would make a fantastic daily driver! Get all the pics / pricing / details on the site! Link in bio!⁠

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There is something about the early vintage Omega Seamasters that truly embodies the golden era of dive watches of the 1960-1970s.

The reference 166.024 has a specific feeling and look that centers it as one of the most desirable vintage Omega diving watches ever produced by the brand.⁠

I mean, come on, just look at this one. This 1968 example is possibly the most sought-after Seamaster 300 available. Don't sleep on this one - get all the details / pics / pricing on the site - link in bio!⁠

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The Rolex Submariner ref. 1680 is a stunning classic. First introduced in 1969, the ref.

1680 includes the date, unlike previous Submariners (ie. Ref. 5512 and 5513). The Infamous Red Submariner is also a ref. 1680 which had the word "Submariner" in red lettering, manufactured from 1969-1975. This watch is an example of what is referred to as the "White Dial." It is the first ref. 1680 with the word "submariner" in white lettering.⁠

There isn't much we need to say about this piece. This example from 1979 checks all the boxes and will quickly find its way to a new home. Get all the pics, pricing and, details on the site! Link in bio!⁠

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The Gevril Tribeca, is probably the most famous homage to the single most famous watch of all time, the Rolex Paul Newman Daytona.

When Gevril created the Tribeca in 1999 the goal was to create a fun watch that appealed to the enthusiast who couldn’t afford a Paul Newman could wear while at the same time wanting to build something of the highest quality and, from a sense of detail and dimension, totally faithful to the original.⁠

We've had quite a number of these pieces in the past and they always go incredibly quickly! Get all the pics, pricing, and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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We've written about it at length and posted about it a ton, but the vintage Oyster Perpetual line is criminally overlooked.

We love these pieces and this one, in particular, has a couple of stunning details. ⁠

First of all - engine turned bezel. Second - rivet bracelet. Third - that blue dial! This piece from 1974 definitely checks boxes for us and would make a great start to a vintage collection and a daily driver. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Looking for a statement piece? We've got you covered.

This 1990s Alain Silberstein Krono Bauhaus is bound to catch some attention. ⁠

Alain’s watches were heavily inspired by Bauhaus design and it shows in the palette of bright primary colors and basic shapes. These Whimsical designs were possibly too fashion-forward for the time, but it’s no secret Alain’s Krono Bauhaus designs went on to inspire other watchmakers to think outside the box.⁠

Grab this piece of history! Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Logo Dial Alert!!! This 1979 Rolex Air-King (ref. 5500) bears a co-branded dial (link in bio) with the Pool Intairdril Logo.

The Pool Intairdril watches are quite rare as they were produced by Rolex in the late 1970s into the early 1980s for Pool Intairdrill which was an oil servicing company. Pool Intairdrill supplied the labor, rigs, plants, etc to the big named oil companies, ie Oxy (Occidental), Agip, and the Libyan NOC (National Oil Company). The watches were given to Pool Intairdril employees typically as safety awards. Safety was a huge issue, each rig was proud of its run of accident-free days and rig managers and other personnel in charge of safety management would be given the Rolex Air kings with their names engraved into the case back along with a certificate of commendation. ⁠

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We took some heat for not having enough Omega products on the site this week so here ya go, you animals!

Tyler teased this one on yesterday's live session (check it out!) ⁠

This is for some the perfect Speedmaster. This example from 1970 (Ref. 145.022) features a step dial or "Pie Pan" dial and a charm and feel that that the new modern equivalents don't seem to quite have. The with the workhorse Cal. 861 movement is built to last. ⁠

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Most Rolex "Zephyr" models are Oyster Perpetual's making the Zephyer Date" examples like this Ref.

1510 from 1968 rare and very seldomly seen (link in bio) The Rolex Ref 1510 in yellow gold offers a unique dappled finish to the bezel, which in this specific example is in outstanding condition. The non-luminous champagne crosshair or Zephyr dial is in flawless condition making this example worthy of the most discerning collector!⁠

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In this weeks episode we have a special guest… C+T fan favorite @thismightbetyler.

Cam & Ty answer your questions, talk about a few specific watches, and of course have a few laughs!

We’re doing it live! Join us this Thursday at Noon PST for a Q+A session with @cambambarr and with special guest @thismightbetyler.

Looking for answers about a specific watch? Inexplicably curious about what Tyler ate for breakfast? Looking for inside info on the vintage watch market? Hit us up and we’ll chat through your questions live. Send us a DM or comment below!⁠

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The Ref. 14060 Rolex Submariner was introduced in 1990 as the new and improved version of its long-running predecessor, the legendary 5513.

The 14060 featured a number of improvements from the 5513, including an increased depth rating to 300m or 1000 ft, a sapphire crystal, a 904L stainless steel case, and the upgraded cal. 3000 Rolex movement. We believe the 14060 was designed with the purest in mind with a simple, no-nonsense design, and retaining a lot of the aesthetics and elements that make the earlier no-date Submariners so desirable and great. ⁠

The earlier examples of the 14060 (like this one from 1995) feature Tritium lume and are much more sought after than the post-1999 examples with Luminova markers. Get all the pics, pricing, and details on this great daily wearer on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Every watch collection should have a Rolex Datejust. That's right, I said it.

This is undeniably one of the most iconic designs in all of watchmaking and has been tied to countless historical figures and moments. You really can't go wrong with a watch that can be worn in the most formal or informal settings and feel perfectly at home. ⁠

This example would be a great addition to any collection. Featuring a beautiful and elusive satin-finished silver dial. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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This Mark IV "Zenith" Daytona from 1995 is a fantastic example of these highly sought after and highly collectible pieces.

This piece also features slight aging of the subdials, moving towards a "Patrizzi" dial and giving the watch an attractive even hue. ⁠

Get all the pics, pricing, and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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We love tropical dials. We love the stories they tell.

We love the unique one-of-a-kind nature of them. The idea that this can't just be purchased, it was earned over time.⁠

This 1957 Rolex Oyster-Perpetual has certainly earned itself some stories. This is one of the most spectacular tropical dial's we've ever seen. This piece would make a fantastic addition to any collection and brings a classic look with a unique twist to the wrist. ⁠

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The rare "big triangle" dial of this 1968 Omega Seamaster 300 (Ref.

166.024) (link in bio) normally seen on military variants of the Seamaster 300, is absolutely gorgeous and unique and embodies everything we love about the "golden era" of divers making it an icon and a legend!⁠

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The 1016 Explorer is what most collectors think of when you say "Rolex Explorer" but its successor has quickly garnered a cult-like following.

These pieces are a great blend between vintage and modern with a few updates making them a bit more rugged and reliable than the more vintage examples.⁠

These ref. 14270 Explorers blend the classic and timeless look of a 36mm Rolex Oyster style watch while offering a ruggedness and utilitarian feel that can be worn in the most formal and or casual settings.⁠

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Produced between 1983 and 1988 the Rolex reference 16760 was the first GMT-Master II and had a few features that weren’t present on the previous GMT Master models.⁠


These features included a sapphire crystal, an independent ability to set the GMT hand, a thicker case that earned the reference the nickname "Fat Lady," the first GMT to use a black and red insert sometimes referred to as the "Coke" insert and a gloss black dial with white-gold index surrounds. The ref. 16760 is also sometimes referred to as the “Sophia Loren,” drawing comparisons between the new curves of the watch and the Italian beauty.⁠

This example from 1986 would make a make a great stand-alone piece or a great addition to an existing collection! Visit the site (link in bio!) for all the pics, pricing and details!⁠

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Something about that big triangle wouldn't you agree 😎 The Omega Seamaster 300 Ref.

166.024 like this example from 1968 (link in bio) that has a specific feeling and look that centers it as one of the most desirable vintage Omega diving watches ever produced by the brand. The bi-directional ratcheting bezel, luminous bezel insert, high visibility dial, and overall larger size for a watch of its time period allow it to remain relevant to today's sizing trends. This Seamaster 300 is exceptional in so many ways. The rare "big triangle" dial, normally seen on military variants of the Seamaster 300, is absolutely gorgeous and unique. ⁠

In the early 1990s as the world of watches was starting its ascent out of the quartz crisis, we were also met with many uninspired designs and the watch community was in dire need of inspiration.

Along came Alain Silberstein with some very adventurous designs (link in bio). Silberstein is a French designer that got his start in interior architecture before moving over to wristwatches of the more extravagant sense. Alain’s watches were heavily inspired by Bauhaus design and it shows in the palette of bright primary colors and basic shapes. These Whimsical designs were possibly too fashion-forward for the time, but it’s no secret Alain’s Krono Bauhaus designs went on to inspire other watchmakers to think outside the box. ⁠

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Rolex only produced the 16550 for about four years, from 1985 to 1989, making it a rather rare

model amongst its peers, the black gloss dial with white gold hands and hour marker surrounds were similar to the dials of the Submariner and GMT Master, pay close attention to the “Superlative Chronometer; Official Certified” wording on the bottom half of the dial. For a watch that is already relatively rare, a rail dial is even more so as the "Rail Dial" variant is very limited and was only offered in the initial stages of the Ref 16550's offering. ⁠

Get into the details of this piece on the site - link in bio!⁠

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The Zenith El Primero ref. A386, like the one we are featuring here at C+T from the 1970s (link in bio), was unlike any other chronograph when it was released both aesthetically and mechanically.

On January 10th, 1969, Zenith introduced the world's first automatic chronograph caliber the 3019PHC El Primero beating out Seiko and the Chronomatic group consisting of Breitling, Heuer, Hamilton, and Büren in the competition to build the first automatic chronograph.⁠

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Movado released water-resistant wristwatches in the mid-1930s, by the early 1960s Movado was

producing dive watches to contend with the era's greater-known offerings from names like Rolex, Omega, Heuer & Tudor. This is what most people think of when they think of Movado. ⁠

This uniquely tropical, cal. C.221A automatic bumper-powered is a stunning piece of Movado's long history of beautiful, simplified designs. This Art Deco-inspired piece bears the history of serious watchmaking while being modestly priced.⁠

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Woooo boy... Buckle up friends. This is a 1961 Rolex Submariner (Ref.

5512) This exceptional example is a juggernaut of rare dial features. The glossy, two-color gilt, chapter ring dial also features an exclamation point below the 6 o'clock marker which is era correct for 1961. Exclamation point dials were a precursor to the notable underline dial, signifying the transition from radium to tritium lume. Along with the pointed crown guard case and lightly faded fat font insert, this 5512 is a stunning and collectible example that would become a cornerstone in any great collection. *drool*⁠

Get all the details and those sweet sweet closeup photos on the site - link in bio!⁠

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What's a "Rail Dial" you ask?

A Rolex Rail Dial refers to the formatting and alignment of the text "Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified" that is located in the lower portion of the Rolex dial. As you will notice here where the letter “C” in “Chronometer” is perfectly aligned with the letter “C” in “Certified” in the ‘Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified’ text on the dial. The exact source of the "Rail Dial" is unexplained, but we can simply guess that it is because the two letters Cs line up like railroad tracks, providing a symmetrical and straight "gap" between the 4 words. If you look at a standard Rolex dial, the words “Chronometer” and “Certified” are not normally organized in this way; so "Rail Dials" stand out as an irregularity which of course makes them highly collectible!⁠

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The Tudor "Big Block" chronographs were introduced in 1976 and replaced the Montecarlo series of chronographs that were originally released in 1970.

Both the Tudor Montecarlo, along with Rolex's Daytona, were manual wind chronographs whereas the "Big Blocks" were outfitted with an automatic movement. This was a big advancement for Tudor as it wasn't until 1988 that Rolex offered an automatic version of the famous chronograph via the zenith-based Rolex movements. ⁠

This example from 1980 features the incredibly desirable matte "Halloween" dial paired with a beautifully faded bezel giving this piece the perfect amount of vintage vibe while maintaining the design integrity. ⁠

Get all the pics, pricing, and details on this beautiful example on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Do you think the Tudor "Tiger" Chronographs will yield future collectability?

Yep, we think so, don't believe us... Just watch 😏 (pun intended) What's the science behind our prediction you ask? Check this out... If Rolex released a Daytona with a factory red dial people's minds would explode 🤯. But we got news for you folks... It won't happen. Rolex is conservative while Tudor likes to party 🎉 Tudor has always pushed the design limits while still keeping within the classic and iconic designs of its bigger brother Rolex. Such is the case with this red dial 1999 Tudor Tiger Chronograph Ref. 79280 (link in bio) In 1998 Tiger Woods became the face of Tudor Watches, hence the name "TIGER" underneath the minute register at the 12 o'clock position. During this time period, Tudor was entering a new era as a stand-alone watch company. Tudor's separation from Rolex becomes more evident as the crown, case, and bracelet are all signed Tudor and the dial doesn't feature the text "Oyster." These colorful and unique designs will be highly collectible in the future!⁠

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Vintage Bulova designs range from colorful diving chronographs to eccentric electric watches like the famous Accutron through this clearly military-inspired offering.



We love the "fancy" lug case design here matched with the patina on the dial and hands make this a fantastic example of why we love vintage watches at every price point.⁠

Get the details on this affordable gem on the site - link in bio!⁠

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How cool is the "Jet" like hand that records the minutes in this Heuer Carrera (Ref.

510.523) which uses an automatic "Lemania Cal. 5100" chronograph movement. It's these little details that we obsess over. Get the full details by hitting the link in bio⁠

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It's no secret that we have a bit of a thing for vintage alarm watches.

We feature them on the YouTube channel and the blog quite often. This 1950s example from Wakmann is full of the type of little details that we're so drawn to. First of all - the tropical dial is absolutely stunning. If you manage to get past that you'll probably notice the unbelievably cool stylized 3-6-9-12 markers, and looking past that the red-tipped "worm" alarm hand tops it all off. ⁠

Get all the pics, pricing and details on this one @ the site - link in bio!⁠

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The AM/PM hand on the Rolex Explorer II Ref.

1655 is not only unique but if you think about it, the entire watch with its interesting design details which even during the time of production, was outside the box for Rolex. This specific hand and overall configuration were an extremely necessary application and provided to be very functional for professionals working in extremely low light environments or environments without consecutive 24hrs of sunlight, where distinguishing the difference between AM/PM would be impossible without the use of an external tool. Check out this 1977 Rolex Explorer II (Ref. 1655) "Mk. II" via the link in bio!⁠

Breitling is a brand best known for its Navitimer offerings and these incredible Top Time chronographs often slip in Under the Radar.

This example from 1964 features a stunning silver sunburst "panda-style" dial with black sub-dials. ⁠

These vintage chronographs are always popular and this would make a fantastic addition to a growing vintage collection. Get all the pics, pricing, and details on the site! ⁠

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The Rolex/Tudor relationship dates back to 1926 when Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex SA, wanted

to create a more affordable wristwatch alternative that still maintained a high quality of craftsmanship. This Tudor Oysterdate from 1967 is an example of this high-quality craftsmanship. ⁠

These vintage Tudor pieces are a great value and these black dial examples are quite difficult to find, especially in this condition. We love the perfect patina on the tritium lume plots and hands matched with the matte dial. ⁠

Get all the pics, pricing, and details on this affordable vintage entry point on the site - link in bio!

The Rolex Milgauss was created when the scientists of the CERN nuclear research facility, just

outside of Geneva Switzerland, reached out to Rolex to manufacture a watch that would withstand high magnetization. Scientists of this era performed their research in highly controlled nuclear facilities and were constantly in a highly magnetized environment, deeming most watches useless. The watch Rolex created for CERN can withstand 1000 gauss of magnetism, mille = 1000, hence the name Milgauss. This allowed the scientist of CERN and other scientists of the era to go about their daily professions and accurately time their experiments.⁠

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Rolex noticed the Zenith El-Primero. They noticed it enough that in 1988 they outsourced to the Zenith company to provide them with movements for their new ref.

16520 Rolex Daytona. In typical Rolex style, however, this wasn't a simple lift. They required 200 changes to the existing movement for their use. They continued producing these pieces for 12 years - and the "Zenith" Daytona was born. ⁠

This Mark IV "Zenith" Daytona from 1995 is a fantastic example of these highly sought after and highly collectible pieces. This piece also features slight aging of the subdials, moving towards a "Patrizzi" dial and giving the watch an attractive even hue. ⁠

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“The Details” –(Chris Fernandez) Manhattan's Bowery District has been described over the years using a lot of colorful languages.

Its residents mocked as "degenerates", its establishments relinquished as "cheap" shadows of what once was. Fuck that.⁠

This neighborhood has spawned truly original and spectacular American art – including generations of tattoo artists. This small, overlooked corner is where art was able to flourish despite, at times rather aggressive, attempts at “reform”. This neighborhood also happens to house Kings Avenue Tattoo. A world-famous tattoo parlor home to a number of acclaimed artists including the focus of this episode of "The Details" (link in bio)

Porsche Design by Orfina watches were produced from the late 1970s into the 1980s.

The concept of the blacked out wristwatch is often credited to Porsche Design, although as with everything in horological history there is some alternating claims here. ⁠

This specific example (Ref. 7750) just so happens to be the exact reference worn on the wrist of a young Tom Cruise in the hit blockbuster "Top Gun". In addition to the automotive and Hollywood ties, this watch also packs some serious firepower in the rugged Valjoux 7750 movement. ⁠

We love these black PVD examples and this one has some spectacular natural wear - get all the pics, pricing and details on the site! Link in bio!

The Rolex “Roulette Date” gets its name from the alternating red and black numbers, similar to the casino game.

Originally, the even numbers were red, and odd numbers were black. The modern versions that are sometimes seen are actually the reverse of that: odd dates are red and even dates are black! ⁠

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The Seiko 6105-8119 series Like this example from 1976 (link in bio) replaced Seiko’s original professional diver, the 62MAS, in 1968 and was produced until the year 1977.

The 6105-8110 was the first Seiko diver to use an asymmetrical case and integrated crown guards which can still be seen in the modern Seiko Professional divers today which makes the 6105 an icon. If you have ever owned a vintage Seiko Diver then you will know that the build quality and finishing of the Seiko 6105-8110 is exceptional, and without a doubt definitely on par with dive watches of the same period, like the Omega Seamaster 300 and the Rolex Submariner. ⁠

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This stunning 1977 Rolex Explorer II (Ref. 1655) "Mk.

II" "Orange Hand" 🍊 just landed on the C+T site (link in bio). The Rolex Explorer II was first introduced in 1971 as the ref. 1655, and was a professional's tool watch with a very niche application. The Explorer II ref. 1655 and its famous orange 24hr hand works in conjunction with the fixed 24hr bezel to be used as a day/night indicator. This was an extremely necessary application for professionals working in extremely low light environments or environments without consecutive 24hrs of sunlight, where distinguishing the difference between AM/PM would be impossible without the use of an external tool.⁠

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The world of vintage Omega is vast and filled with stylish and robust references and this ref.

2577/2520 SC Seamaster Automatic is as stylish and robust as they come. Sporting a beautiful Seamaster case in solid 14K yellow gold and a charming tropical dial that offers so much character. The ref. 2577/2520 SC Seamaster is equipped with the Omega cal. 354 automatic "bumper" movement.⁠

Smash the link in bio to check out the stunning spidering on the dial. Get all the pics, pricing, and details there as well. You know the drill. ⁠

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The Carrera was released the same year as the Daytona and chronographs both shared Singer-made dials and the Valjoux 72 movement.

They are both named after races famous races too – the Carrera for the extremely dangerous Carrera Panamericana race through Mexico. Through the years the Carrera evolved and took on many roles, however, it always remained a functional chronograph with automotive enthusiasts in mind.⁠

Released in the 1980s, this Ref. 510.523 is one of the most striking and utilitarian designs available. We're in love with this original matte black dial with strong contrast and subtle orange accents. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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This is a 1968 Tudor Submariner (Ref. 7016/0) commonly known as a "Semi-PCG Case".

What does that mean you ask? Well, early 7016/0 Tudor subs feature semi pointed crown guard case, this is in reference to the very different crown guard shape produced for the 7016/0 in the early half of 1968, the crown guards are not necessarily "pointed" like early PCG cases for both Rolex and Tudor, however, they do have a much more slender appearance to the more modern style seen after and are sloped up to a smaller rounded point. It's all about the details right? ⁠

This fantastic example is available and would make a great daily wearer or addition to a growing collection. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Let's start this week off right. This is a Rolex Submariner. It is a reference 6538.

It is often called a "Big Crown" Sub. It's occasionally called a "James Bond" sub. It's even more rarely called a "4 line 6538". This example from 1958 happens to be all of these. ⁠

It's believed that around 30% of 6538's produced were outfitted with the OCC 1030 movement making this one of the rarest and most collectible of the "Big Crown" submariners. As a bonus, it's also absolutely beautiful! Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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SuperCompressor watches are filled with technical marvels from a case that seals tighter based on additional water pressure to an internal timing bezel.

These innovations while technically marvelous, at the time, may have caused rather than eased frustration. Put on some oven mitts and try to manipulate the crown on your watch and let us know how that goes :) ⁠

This example from Baylor in 1968 however is absolutely gorgeous and the SuperCompressor design brings a very distinct and visually appealing dual crown design to the wrist. Get all the pics, pricing, and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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This Longines is powered by Longines caliber 10L manual wind movement.

A beautifully designed and handsome vintage military-style model with a robust 14k yellow gold design that features a 24 hour dial and original blued-steel hands.⁠

This piece is an interesting mix of formal and utilitarian design. The contrast of a military-styled dial on a gold case is striking. This affordable piece would make a great addition to a growing vintage collection. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Rolex is best known for their automatic movements however the Crown has had a long history with manual wind watches, some of which are considered to be highly collectible today.

The Rolex Oysterdate Precision ref. 6494 was manufactured with several dial variants, all of which are interesting in their own right, but the black honeycomb dial is by far the most beautiful and collectible. The term "honeycomb" comes from the heavy cross-hatched texture that makes up the main portion of the dial, which is then accompanied by beautiful gold markers and applied logos that elevate the simple manual wind wristwatch to a work of art on the wrist.⁠

This piece is definitely a bit of a collector flex, under the radar for most but IYKYK. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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In the early 1980s, Rolex was working very closely with the Compagnie Maritime d' Expertise Company

(COMEX) to develop a tool watch to accompany the company's divers who started to work at deeper depths as a result of the increasing mixed gas diving standards of the early 1980s and the Ref. 16660 is a perfect example of the two company's partnership to achieve a tool watch to meet specific needs.⁠

This Sea-Dweller is a great example of a functional tool watch that'll survive whatever you can throw at it for years to come. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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There are few brands that have the legend and history of Patek Philippe.

There are very few examples of Patek co-signing dials and this happens to be one of them. This watch has a fantastic "look closer" element that we so adore - the dial is signed from Hausmann & Co. - very well-established jewelry and watches retailer with roots in Rome that date back to 1794.⁠

This watch is a fantastic example of an elegant and understated formal timepiece. Get all the pics, pricing, and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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This LeCoultre Memovox ref. 2817 is one of the most desirable alarm references produced from LeCoultre from the mid-1960s.

The double-crown feature allows for winding and setting the time, as well as setting the alarm. The top crown sets the alarm complication of the timepiece. The alarm is crisp and noticeable which is a key feature of the self-winding caliber K815 bumper automatic movement.⁠

We're low-key obsessed with alarm references and this one is a great one. Get all the pics, pricing, and details on the site - link in bio! This one will go fast! ⁠

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The 1970s were a time of bold decisions within watchmaking and Omega was definitely part of that trend.

This Seamaster (Ref. 145. 029) is an absolute time capsule of a collector's piece with its original box. You'll struggle to find a better example. ⁠

We love these bold dial colors paired with the funky tonneau-style case design. This is definitely a watch that'll get some attention. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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The Rolex Explorer Ref. 14270s have gone up 50% in value in many cases over the past year.

The Rolex Explorer I references like this unpolished example from 2000 (link in bio!) bridge the gap between a dress watch and a sports watch. Without the crown guards and rotating bezels commonly found on sports models offered by Rolex, the Explorer I has a cleaner, sleeker profile while incorporating recognizable sport model features into the dial.⁠

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Too good not to share... Rolex is about perfection.

Look at the stone settings and the plaque around the day window as seen on this rare and highly coveted Rolex Day-Date (Ref. 118238) 18k YG Cacholong "White Opal" Dial (link in bio)... the settings themselves can be looked at as pure works of art.⁠

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The Rolex Submariner Ref. 1680 is a timeless classic.

First introduced in 1969, this reference features a date function, unlike the previous 5512/5513 Submariners. ⁠

This example from 1978 has taken on the perfect amount of well-earned wear and is an all-around wonderful sport watch, and would make a nice addition to an existing collection, or would be a unique stand-alone vintage piece.⁠

Maybe the perfect option for a 1978 birth-year purchase? A wedding gift? Anniversary? Promotion? You tell us!⁠

Get all the pics, pricing, and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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OK - so this is a 1970 DOXA. These watches were created in partnership with Jacques Cousteau and had some military applications.

This particular one had a really brilliant post written up by our skilled and handsome social media manager but then the watch sold before the post could be posted. ⁠

So - now you're getting this, a pretty picture and a "enjoy the new watch friend!", message to the new owner! That's all, carry on with your day everyone <3 ⁠

IWC's cal. 854 or 8541 in-house movements were initially introduced in 1964 and received widespread recognition when IWC utilized them in their premier Ingenieur line of watches.

Other than the Ingenieur the cal. 854/8541 were used in a wide variety of different offerings from the IWC brand for its robust design and reliability. ⁠

This particular IWC Automatic ref. R819A in stainless steel is simply stunning with a no-nonsense design. The sleek tonneau case and dial design pair excellently with the utilitarian stainless steel material. This watch makes for a highly reliable daily wearer, that is designed to last.⁠

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Every collection should have an early example dress watch - right?

This simple and elegant Longines (Ref. 21528) is the perfect understated vintage piece for a more formal setting. This particular example has taken on a beautiful metallic golden color over the years with some very even speckling on the dial. ⁠

Bonus if your name/initials happen to be R.W. HAYS as the case back comes pre-engraved especially for you!⁠

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Movement Monday? Is that a thing?? Over the years, Omega has utilized a number of various movements for what has become its most iconic model the Speedmaster.

The movement that powered the Omega Speedmaster for the longest period of time was the Omega Cal. 861 which was introduced in 1969 which replaced the also legendary Omega 321 movement. The 861 was used by omega for its Speedmaster up until 1996 when it was replaced by the cal. 1861 which is a modified 861 that leverages a Delrin (polymer) brake. Omega has recently re-released the 321 movements as well as now introducing the OMEGA co-axial master chronometer Cal. 3861 🤓⁠

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The Mosaic dial like the more elusive blue variant found on this 1969 Rolex Oyster-Perpetual (Ref.

1002) (link in bio) is a fabric-inspired Rolex dial similar to the "linen" dials, The mosaic dial is also known to many passionate collectors as the “Shantung” dial, this name corresponds with a type of silk fabric which traces its origins back to the eastern Chinese province of Shandong, renowned worldwide for their role in the popularization and development of silk fabrics. Its staggered appearance also earns it the mosaic title, given its similarity to how mosaic tiles are stacked in many scenarios that differentiate this dial variant against the Linen dials cool right!⁠

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It's no secret that stone dial Rolex Day-Date and Datejusts have become the collector's choice over the past few years.

We just posted this stunning and unpolished Rolex Day-Date (Ref. 118238) (link in bio) that possesses a cacholong "White Opal" stone dial. Good examples of these exotic Rolex Day-Date references have become exponentially harder to find because of the cult following surrounding them, and a lack of circulation due to the coveted exclusivity each unique dial retains. In other words, collectors love these watches and rarely sell them, so when they come up for sale it’s always special to learn more visit the C+T shop or slide into our DM's⁠

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The Rolex Oyster Perpetual is an often overlooked vintage reference.

We love the simplicity and elegance of these pieces and especially love them when they are paired with a spectacular dial. ⁠

This blue mosaic dial on this example from 1969 is very rarely seen on this reference (Ref. 1002) giving this piece a bit more of that "look closer" vibe that we're always searching for. ⁠

Get all the pics, pricing, and details on this affordable entry into vintage collecting on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Hell yes, more controversy. Let's do this. ⁠

This is a WatchCo Omega Seamaster.

This on its own is pretty controversial due to its origins from parts and not leaving the Omega factory. We don't care about this. It's a cool watch. On top of that - this example features artificially aged tritium lume to further match the vintage aesthetic that people often look for in these Seamaster 300s. So it's a piece that not only didn't leave the factory like this but also is artificially aged!? LOVE IT. ⁠

This thing rules! if you want a beat-around vintage omega without worrying about destroying it when you jump in the pool or the ocean or whatever this is the watch for you. 100% of the vibes with 0% of the risks. This is a watch to be worn. Buy it, wear it, send us pictures! Link in bio!⁠

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We are loving the red indicator portion of the outer timing ring found in this Seiko Bell-Matic from 1971 (link in bio).

@richfordon wrote a great article for the C+T Blog titled An Alarm on the Wrist which is a great read! Hit the link in bio to check out this Seiko Bell-Matic and to give the article a look!⁠

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In this weeks episode of “What is on my wrist” (link in bio) @cambambarr takes us through the @audemarspiguet Ref.

5402 and talks about the history behind one of the most iconic references to have ever come from the brand. Be sure to like comment and subscribe!

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We've spoken at length about our love of alarm wristwatches on the blog (check it out!) and this is one of the more fun examples we've run across recently.

This Seiko Bell-Matic from 1971 is a bit more on the sporty side than many alarm watches that we come across. ⁠

One of the "look closer" details on this piece is the multi-functional crown - a single crown allowing you to set the time, set the alarm, wind the alarm power, and set the day. How's that for clever engineering? ⁠

Get all the pics, pricing, and details on this affordable beauty - link in bio!⁠

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The Ref. 14060 Rolex Submariner was introduced in 1990 as the new and improved version of its long-running predecessor, the legendary 5513.

The 14060 featured a number of improvements from the 5513, including an increased depth rating to 300m or 1000 ft, a sapphire crystal, a 904L stainless steel case, and the upgraded cal. 3000 Rolex movement. We believe the 14060 was designed with the purest in mind with a simple, no-nonsense design, and retaining a lot of the aesthetics and elements that make the earlier no-date Submariners so desirable and great. ⁠

This is a great blend between modern and vintage Rolex featuring some of the durability updates from modern pieces while retaining vintage vibe such as the tritium lume - get all the pics, pricing, and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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We love the WatchCo Seamaster. This controversial piece is often regarded as a frankenwatch but has taken on a following of its own.

The story behind these Seamaster's involves some questionable dealings on behalf of the "WatchCo" authorized Omega repair facility. They realized that they had enough replacement parts to essentially start producing their own NOS Seamaster 300's. Omega didn't love this idea, lawsuits were filed, friendships were broken, milk was spilt, etc etc. ⁠

End of the day we ended up with a very interesting and collectible watch that gives you a great mix of vintage and modern at a price much lower than a typical Seamaster 300. ⁠

This piece sold through our waiting list before making it to the site but we love them and wanted to post it anyways! Check out the current collection of available watches on the site - link in bio!⁠

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There's always an appeal towards the exclusive. Everybody on some level is attracted to something that can set them apart from everyone else.

This is definitely part of the draw towards vintage watches, and especially towards vintage watches with patina.⁠

This tropical dial from a Rolex Oyster Perpetual (link in bio - it sold though, sorry!) is a great example of a completely unique piece that gives its wearer that bespoke 1 of 1 exclusivity without actually having been a single one-off production from the factory. ⁠

Also it kind of looks like outer space when you zoom in enough? so that's dope. ⁠

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This pilot chronograph produced by the Crawford Watch Corp is nothing short of beautiful, the

classic up/down chronograph dial has achieved a gorgeous warm patina with lumed Arabic numerals and gorgeous blued steel kite hands. The tall case remains modest in diameter but bold in design, and the fixed outer bezel is marked with large numerals for easy legibility is especially interesting.⁠

Crawford was known for using the Breitling platform for producing many of their watches, however, are seldom seen being offered on the open market. This is an incredibly under-the-radar piece that offers a ton of value and mechanical for the money. ⁠

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Check out this 1971 Bulova Accutron (Ref. 3090) (link in bio) The vintage Bulova obsession in the watch community is very real and here to stay!

The unique and funky watches that Bulova made from the 60s-80s are always a cause for conversation. Ranging from colorful diving chronographs to eccentric electric watches like the famous Accutron 😎⁠

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We posted about the Rolex Submariner Ref. 1680 with its single Redline of text a couple of weeks ago - but it's all about the details, and today we have a very different beast.



This is a MK 3 double red Sea-Dweller (Ref. 1665). Mark III dials possess the following key characteristics: ⁠

- Open 6's in the depth rating⁠
- Second line of red text (Submariner 2000) is smaller than the first line of red text⁠
- The "D" in Sea-Dweller lines up with the "R" in Submariner 2000. In version II, the "D" in Sea-Dweller lines up with "I" in Submariner 2000.⁠

This is a collector favorite out of the whole Rolex catalog, what's your grail Rolex?

Tropical Dials tend to stir up some strange emotional reactions from different types of collectors.

They can be seen as "damaged" pieces or as wholly unique stories told by vintage pieces. We're in the camp of the latter - this piece is a 1967 Rolex Oyster-Perpetual Date (Ref. 1500) with a Gilt Dial that has taken on an absolutely spectacular tropical patina ranging from gold to brown. ⁠

Vintage watch collecting is as much about the pieces themselves as the stories they tell and the lives they have already lived. We're obsessed with the idea of adding your own chapter to the book of these vintage pieces. ⁠

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What is your favorite stone dial? One of the most requested stone dial Rolex watches in the past two years is the onyx dial in either the Datejust and or Day-Date reference ranges.

The "Onyx Dial" has become an icon and a legend within the vintage Rolex collecting community. The stone dial and wood dial Datejust and Day-Date variants of watches were not popular when Rolex started using these exotic materials to produce these interesting and striking references but as I'm sure you know by now that by now if you have seen recent pricing and accompanying scarcity in availability!⁠

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This 1963 Datejust ref. 1603 retains its original dial silver SWISS only "pie-pan" dial and original engine turned bezel, perfectly suited for everyday wear.

This piece would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to an expanding collection. We love the early Rolex Datejust for its simplicity and its classic sophistication.⁠

This example comes with its original Rolex guarantee papers as well as chronometer certification. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site! Link in bio! Smash that button!⁠

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What is your favorite watch with a GMT complication?

One of the most striking references to have come from Rolex that included a GMT complication was the Rolex Explorer II Ref. 1655. The Explorer II was outfitted with an orange GMT hand to be used as a day/night indicator for professionals that didn’t see daylight for long periods of time. Let us know what your favorite GMT reference is!⁠

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The Omega Seamaster ref. 166.032 is one of the most well-rounded wristwatches from Omega, perfect as an everyday timepiece.

The ref. 166.032 is powered by the respected cal. 750 movement which features a day and date complication. The ref. 166.032 Seamaster is both relevant and a suitable option in any environment, featuring a 36mm case with long and broad lugs which increase the overall case size, and a classic dial layout that is both stylish and recognizable.⁠

These classic Omega pieces are incredibly versatile and take to strap options nicely. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Taking the show on the road? We've got you covered.

Check out the Craft + Tailored leather watch rolls for the perfect on-the-go storage option for your collection. You are bringing multiple watches on every trip right? Phew! Glad it isn't just us. ⁠

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OK, so here's the deal - Everyone has been going bonkers over the recent Oyster Perpetual 36 releases with the colorful dials - don't get us wrong these are cool watches and such but...

if you made us choose between this example from 1968 and the new one? You know where this is going...⁠

This Oyster-Perpetual Date started its life with a white dial and has slowly aged into this absolutely stunning and consistent cream coloration. If you're looking for something a bit more unique - this is where you're going to find it. ⁠

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Form meeting function!

The Benrus Type I and II military-issued dive watches possess a distinctive and beautifully simple acrylic bezel insert that has a numeral marked hours 1 through 11 with minute dash markings from 1 to 20. The insert has a three-dimensional effect that is caused by the markings and numerals being painted into recesses on the underside of the insert. The acrylic insert is surrounded bezel that is coarsely notched, allowing for easy adjustment by the wearer even with gloves on. Pretty cool right!⁠

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This Rolex Oyster Perpetual would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great

addition to an expanding collection as a daily driver and would provide a classic feel while bringing a unique look while worn on the wrist.⁠

This example from 1970 features a blue sigma dial that has taken on an extremely unique and very attractive patina that resembles the grain in selvedge denim. ⁠

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The early Enicar Seapearl 600 (link in bio) features quite an interesting sweep seconds hand.

Nicknamed candlestick (as it resembles a candlestick with a flame at the end) this sweep seconds hand is considered to be quite "fancy" compared to other sweep seconds hands that were more commonly seen on comparable sports watches of the same era 🤓 ⁠

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The Rolex Day-Date is one of the most iconic and beautiful watches in the Rolex catalog.

The Rolex Day-Date earned the nickname "President" after it had been rumored that President Dwight Eisenhower began wearing one. In reality, Eisenhower wore a Rolex 18K yellow gold Oyster Perpetual Datejust which Rolex gifted to him in 1950. :shrug:⁠

Produced for only 2 years, the Rolex ref. 6611B is the second iteration of the Rolex Day-Date - this particular example being near the end of production in 1959. This ref. 6611B from 1959 is a superb early Day-Date example. Boasting an impressive case with an excellent coin edge bezel in exceptional condition.⁠

This is a great example of early gold Rolex and would make a great addition to any collection. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Before the screw-down crown became readily available, various devices were devised to make watches

more water-resistant such as this brass "Canteen" style cap that covered the winding and setting crown on U.S. Navy WWII Hamilton Buships dive watches. Although this method of increasing water resistance was somewhat primitive, these watches are rugged and eyecatching, which, combined with their amazing military history, make them incredibly collectible. Get all the details, more pics, and pricing on the site - Link in bio!⁠

Many Enicar watches host the word ‘Ultrasonic’ beneath the iconic Saturn logo below the 12 o'clock.

While the 'Ultrasonic' marker does not indicate a specific reference or style of Enicar, it is actually the name of a technological procedure which they began using in 1953. The 'Ultrasonic' process was used to clean watch movement parts before assembly, using ultrasonic waves.⁠

This led to their famous advertising campaign comparing it to a 15,000-mile oil change. This advance was one of Enicar's most prized innovations. This specific watch is a "Seapearl 600" from 1957 which has taken on a beautiful patina on the dial which also features some magnificent bold markers. ⁠

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The Rolex Submariner Ref. 1680 is a stunning classic. First introduced in 1969, the ref.

1680 includes the date, unlike previous Submariners (ie. Ref. 5512 and 5513). There are 6 known MK variants of the Red 1680 but the MK I II & III are extra special as they had a meters first depth rating that was changed in the early part of 1970 as Rolex made the switch from meters first to feet first depth ratings on all of their Submariner dive watches!⁠

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What is more vibey than a white dial that has aged in a wonderful and even way - we're not sure, possibly nothing.

This 1957 Rolex Oyster-Perpetual features just such a dial. This piece would make a great start to a vintage collection, it checks all the boxes we look for with watch collecting at a great price point. ⁠

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Since we were talking about crowns the other day (See Benrus Post) What does the dash on this yellow gold Rolex crown indicate.

Pop your responses into the comments section below!⁠

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In our latest episode of "Under The Radar" @thismightbetyler talks about a Vintage Yema Yachtingraf Ref.

9312. (Link In Bio) Yema is a brand that for sure is "Under The Radar". From outer space to the racetrack, sailing, diving, and to the North Pole and back. The Yema Yachingraf was introduced in 1966 for the sole purpose of regatta racing and features a highly visible red, white, and blue countdown timer for the right sub-dial to track the 5-minute countdown at the start of the race. The Yachtingraf eventually became the official watch of the French Sailing Federation and went on to accompany the French National Sailing team in the 1972 Olympics. The Yema Yachtingraf ref. 9312 houses a Valjoux Cal. 7733 chronograph movement.⁠⁠
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When it comes to iconic watch designs there isn't much more iconic than the Rolex Submariner.

We're a huge fan of the simplicity of the #nodatesub variety especially. ⁠

This 1984 Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513 is in absolutely stunning condition and would make a versatile daily driver. Appropriate in a wide variety of settings, from casual everyday wear to pairing perfectly with a suit or sports coat. This Ref. 5513 is everything we love about vintage "no-date" submariners, but with some of the modern nuances that make it wonderfully functional. Perfect as a new addition to an existing collection, or would be a unique stand-alone vintage piece. ⁠

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Who knows why the original Benrus Type I and II crowns have dashes... We know why but do you?!

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Collection growing? Preparing to travel as the world opens back up again? We've got you covered.

Did you know that we offer leather watch rolls? You did?! That's awesome. ⁠

Nothing ages in a suitcase quite as well as leather and these will take on a great patina as you bring your most cherished pieces along on your travels. Pick one up today!⁠

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In 1853 Charles-Félicien Tissot founded Ch. Félicien Tissot & Fils in Le Locle, Switzerland, with his son Charles-Emile Tissot, a watchmaker.

Tissot’s initial specialty was a focus on luxurious pocket and pendant watches, predominantly destined for the United States market.⁠

This Antimagnetique (Ref. 66722) measures in at an absolutely massive (for the time) 38.5mm and would make a great addition to a growing collection. We love the sleek hands and matching dial numerals on this piece bringing back some classic 1950s style.⁠

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This is the classic 6138-0040 Seiko Bullhead chronograph.

Seiko started producing this timepiece in 1975 and concluded the production in 1978. The 6138 line of Seiko's are highly collectible for two reasons; the Seiko designed 6138B movement is very precise and highly accurate, and they are a blast back into the iconic design trends of the 1970s. ⁠

The Seiko Bullhead came in two dial variants; a copper dial with gold subdials and a black dial with light blue subdials. Brown bullheads also come in additional SpeedTimer variants. SpeedTimer Bullhead variants were produced for the Japanese Domestic Market and were sold exclusively in Japan and surrounding areas. ⁠

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In this weeks episode of "What Is On My Wrist" (link in bio) @cambambarr talks about the Heuer

Skipper, a fantastic tool watch produced and built for Regatta races, starring a large, colorful 15-minute counter for tracking the countdown start of a yacht race. The red, white, and blue sub-dial is divided into five-minute sections, each indicating a period in the lead up to a regatta to allow yacht pilots to gain every second advantage possible. One of the most seldom seen and sought after Heuer Skipper's is the ref. 73463 as the Autavia counterpart it shares a case with also saw very limited production. The ref. 73463 is so desired as it retains the excellent case dimensions as a traditional Autavia however, its use of the Valjoux cal. 7734 movement made for a much thinner and more wearable case design.⁠⁠
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Ok - so we get it. We posted a Submariner yesterday with a date window and some people are just NOT OK with that.

Totally dig. Today's piece might be a bit less triggering. #nodatesub ⁠

This specific 1987 Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513 is in absolutely stunning condition and would make a versatile daily driver. Appropriate in a wide variety of settings, from casual everyday wear to pairing perfectly with a suit or sports coat. This ref. 5513 is everything we love about vintage "no-date" submariners, but with some of the modern nuances that make it wonderfully functional. Perfect as a new addition to an existing collection, or would be a unique stand-alone vintage piece.

We love transitional Rolex pieces, the combination of the vintage vibes with some modern durability and reliability really hit the sweet spot for us.

This Rolex Ref. 16800 fits perfectly into that spot. ⁠

This specific example from 1986 would make a great vintage daily driver for the enthusiast who appreciates the elements of vintage meets modern but requires the durability of a sapphire crystal and the water-resistance of a trip-lock crown. This Ref 16800 has achieved a "matte" finish on the originally glossy dial, an attractive characteristic paired with the white gold lume plot surrounds.⁠

Get all the pics, pricing, and details on this stunning piece at the site - link in bio!⁠

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Tudors long history of iconic chronographs continues into the late nineties with the "Tiger

Chronographs." In 1998 Tiger Woods became the face of Tudor Watches, hence the name "TIGER" underneath the minute register at the 12 o'clock position. During this time period, Tudor was entering into a new era as a stand-alone watch company. Tudor's separation from Rolex becomes more evident as the crown, case, and bracelet are all signed Tudor and the dial doesn't feature the text "Oyster."⁠

This is an excellent transitional timepiece, that would make a great start to a collection or be a resilient daily driver. Featuring locking pushers and a sapphire crystal that make the watch more durable and water-resistant. All while retaining its original tritium lume, bridging the gap between modern and vintage horology.⁠

Get all the pics, pricing and details on this piece that is sure to catch some eyes. Visit the website - link in bio!⁠

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In 1954, the year following the release of the Rolex Submariner, Tudor released their first

Submariner as an affordable alternative that didn't lack in quality or craftsmanship yet leveraged a non-inhouse Rolex movement. Fast forward 46 years and this Tudor submariner 79090 uses the 2824-2 quick set movement which makes adjusting the date on the fly easy! This would make a great addition to a growing collection or be a great first piece as it retains the classic and timeless look of the Submariner.⁠

We love these Tudor subs as fantastic value for a great quality utility watch. These make perfect daily drivers. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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White gold surrounds or matte?

In the mid to late 1980's the dials of Rolex sport watches took on a new look transitioning from matte dials to glossy dials that featured luminous filled white gold markers and hands. Watches like the GMT 16750, the Sub 5513, and 16800 straddled the changeover having started with matte dials and then were made in their last years with the gloss dial/white gold surrounds that were filled with lume. What's your preference?? ⁠

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Sigma Dial Alert 🚨 This 1974 Rolex Oyster-Perpetual Date (Ref.

1500) Grey Sigma Dial just landed in the shop (link in bio) So what's a "Sigma Dial" you ask?? For those of you that don't already know a "Sigma dial" is a Rolex dial named for the letters printed at the bottom of the dial at the 6 o'clock position. Most Rolex dials are commonly marked with “T Swiss T,” under the 6 o'clock marker, however, a Sigma dial is marked “σ T SWISS T σ.” This signifies the use of gold components within the dial.⁠pretty cool right 🤓⁠

"Units Per Hour" but what exactly is a "unit" ?? The tachymeter bezel is the distinguishing feature on iconic chronographs like the Omega Speedmaster and Rolex Daytona.

The logarithmic scale is proportional to “one over elapsed time” (1/elapsed time) and therefore is used to measure units per time increments. The most common of these is the speed in miles per hour. However, you can also calculate units per hour on a production line, pitches per hour during a baseball game, or the average rate of any other repeating event. Start the chronograph when one unit passes for example this could be a (mile marker, widget, a unit could literally be whatever you want it to be), stop it when the next unit passes, and read units per hour on the scale 😋⁠

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What do yall think of the blue/grey "Ghosty" fade on this 1978 Rolex Submariner Ref.1680??

(link in bio) This Rolex Submariner Ref. 1680 would make a versatile daily driver in a casual setting or would look great paired with a suit. The Ref. 1680 is an all-around wonderful sport watch, and would make a nice addition to an existing collection, or would be a unique stand-alone vintage piece.⁠

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In this episode of “What Is On My Wrist” (link in bio) @cambambarr discusses another Rolex Big Crown Submariner AKA the James Bond Submariner.

This specific example retains what is commonly referred to as a “4 Line” dial. Outside of being a beautiful example of a Rolex Submariner 6538 overall, this specific example displays a 4 line dial which also sets it apart from other 6538’s within the same production period.

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The Rolex Submariner Ref. 1680 is a stunning classic. First introduced in 1969, the ref.

1680 includes the date, unlike previous Submariners (ie. Ref. 5512 and 5513). The Infamous Red Submariner is also a Ref. 1680 which had the word "Submariner" in red lettering which was produced by Rolex from 1969-1975. ⁠

Mark II Red Submariner dials fall within a 2.2M - 2.45M serial range. The key identifiers of the Mark II Red Sub are the following: The red “SUBMARINER” text is printed over white. The “2” of 200m is hooked, the “F” in feet is thin, and the “6’s” of 660 are open in the meters first depth rating. ⁠

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Rose of Sheild?? In 1936, @tudorwatch started using the rose logo on the dials of their watches.

The rose then was inscribed within a shield, and this logo originally symbolized an invincible union of strength, and this could also be applicable to the watch’s robustness. But in 1969, Tudor watches featured the shield logo on the dial without the rose which is still the case today (with the exception of a few examples) Tudor, however, uses the Rose on all its winding crowns as a tribute to its heritage.⁠

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The first titanium chronograph ever created comes with some surprise as it was produced as a joint effort between IWC and Porsche Design.

The Titan ref. 3700 was a marvel of engineering when it was produced in the early 1980s, as titanium was still seen as exotic metal due to the cost of the material and its difficulty to work with, however, IWC came up with a way to manipulate the metal into a sleek wristwatch that represented the Porsche Design brand perfectly.⁠

We have a serious love for integrated bracelets - especially when paired with automotive aestetics and groundbreaking production techniques. This watch makes the absolute perfect daily driver. (Pun intended :))⁠

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The first titanium chronograph ever created comes with some surprise as it was produced as a joint effort between @iwcwatches and @porschedesign.

The Titan ref. 3700 was a marvel of engineering when it was produced in the early 1980s, as titanium was still seen as exotic metal due to the cost of the material and its difficulty to work with, however, IWC came up with a way to manipulate the metal into a sleek wristwatch that represented the Porsche Design brand perfectly.⁠

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We at Craft+Tailored love the anomalies within vintage Rolex, whether it be an odd dial variant, a

rare bracelet, or a reference with unique case details, the “Crown” always finds new ways to keep us interested. The ref. 6424 is certainly one of these anomalies, the manual wind Oyster Precision boasts an oversized 36mm case that features long, broad lugs, but the oddest characteristic of this case is the absence of lug holes, a detail most commonly seen in Rolex precious metal watches. The ref. 6424 is not only unique but it is impressively handsome and very versatile, making for a perfect everyday watch.⁠

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The Doxa company went through many acquisitions and changed ownership a few times over the years.

Synchron bought Doxa in the late 1960s and added the brand to a group that also included Ernest Borel and Cyma, and was purchase again in 1978 by the Aubry Freres Company. The second-generation or “Synchron Era" as many refer to it, was aimed to be the watch of choice for the emerging recreational diving community. With sturdy cases, high visibility dials and smart bezel design, the Synchron era Doxa Subs quickly became the watch of choice for recreational divers in both America and Europe.⁠

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There's an endless amount of small details to look out for within vintage watch collecting.

This 1973 Rolex Oyster-Perpetual Date just so happens to feature a couple of them. The most obvious is the engine turned bezel something always popular with collectors as one of the less common bezel options produced. The other is the "sigma" dial. ⁠

A "Sigma dial" is a Rolex dial named for the letters printed at the bottom of the dial at the 6 o'clock position. Most Rolex dials are commonly marked with “T Swiss T,” under the 6 o'clock marker, however, a Sigma dial is marked “σ T SWISS T σ.” This signifies the use of gold components within the dial.⁠

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IWC's fish crown 🐟 The "Fish" signed crowns and emblem was used by IWC starting in the 1950s to the mid-2000s to indicate a water-resistant watch.

The "fish” was replaced by the more brand-centric “Probus Scafusia” emblem for a period of time as a result of a dissagreement between IWC and the Swiss Patent Office.. The IWC fish logo was first registered by the Richemont Group in 2016. But the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property rejected the registration due to the logo's resemblance to the ichthys, the fish-like symbol used in Christianity. The Swiss government concluded that "the commercial use of the sign is likely to infringe the religious sentiment" In 2018, the decision was reversed. The new basis for its decision was that it could not be taken for granted that the use of the IWC fish logo on watches will not cause offense to members of the Christian religion and that although similar, they were ultimately different and that other fish like symbols were used in a commercial format without causing and religious offense.

The "Ghost Dial" Datejust's are one of the most sought-after dial variants in the 16XX series of Rolex Datejusts.

The grey dial with white text has received the nickname "Ghost Dial" as the white text printed on the dial in certain light blends into the medium grey finish. The "Ghost Dial" dial is a medium grey and not to be mistaken with the more commonly seen grey sunburst dial that has a more metallic-like look making This dial variant not only rare but highly sought-after by the vintage Rolex collector community!⁠

This example from 1970 would be a perfect addition to a growing vintage collection or make a stunning daily wear. Get all the pics, pricing, and details on the site - link in bio! ⁠

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During the 1950s Heuer was starting to expand their offerings beyond sports chronographs and

introduced more consumer-oriented watches which resulted in some very unique watches for both the Heuer brand and just in general. These watches generally range on the smaller side as sizing standards for men’s watches in the 50s were much smaller than what we see today, however, these understated watches possess true style and handsome details.⁠

Every watch collection should have something with Radium lume, the story, and the vibe these pieces bring is hard to match. This timepiece appears to have been in use and running consistently for 60+ years at this point and there is a certain amount of gravitas that comes to the wrist while wearing that much history. ⁠

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What's AOPA you ask?? Well in 1952 Breitling was approached by theUS Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and asked to create a new chronograph for its members.

Breitling decided to develop an innovative wrist-worn instrument that would enable pilots to perform all necessary flight calculations, including average speed, distance traveled, fuel consumption, rate of climb or descent, and conversion of miles to kilometers or nautical miles. the very first Navitimer adorned the “Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association” (AOPA) emblem on its dial (the typical double-wing logo) and by 1960, a real cooperation with the AOPA began. The “Navitimer” name is the contraction of “navigation” and “timer”.⁠

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The Multifort was the first automatic model for the Mido brand and was introduced in 1934.

The Multifort Powerwind watches are seen housing an array of unique dials and boast an impressive oversized 37mm case that features a "hidden" crown and a screw-down case back. These stylish mid-century designed wristwatches have an attractive wrist presence and are just plain fun to wear. ⁠

This example features a spectacular tropical dial with even patina throughout giving it a slightly green hint. This combined with the sharp dauphine hands gives this piece the vibe we're always looking for in vintage timepieces. These inexpensive pieces featuring all the sought-after vintage characteristics are what make watch collecting so much fun. ⁠

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In this episode of "Under The Radar" (link in bio), @thismightbetyler provides a brief overview of the LeCoultre Memovox and reviews a specific LeCoultre Memovox ref.

E11013 from the 1960's. The Memovox ref. E11013 is one of the most desirable alarm references produced from LeCoultre from the 1960s. The double-crown feature allows for winding and setting the time, as well as setting the alarm. The top crown sets the alarm complication of the timepiece. The alarm is crisp and noticeable which is a key feature of the cal. K911 manual wind movement. Be sure to like, comment, and of course subscribe for the latest content from C+T!⁠⁠
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The Rolex Submariner Reference 5513 is the embodiment of the classic dive watch.

Simple and sophisticated, yet also rugged, the 5513 is a purpose-built dive watch. Now, let's talk about the details, the "look closer" factor. ⁠

The depth rating began appearing on Submariner dials in late 1955 and was standard on all models by 1956. Early depth ratings were printed with the meters first. This continued until around 1969 when Rolex made the switch to a feet first depth rating, reportedly to appeal to the expanding US market.⁠

There is always a heavy demand for Meters first submariners and we're always happy to bring them to market. Get all the pics, pricing, and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Long 5 MK 2 insert... The key tell on this font profile for the MK2 5513/5512/1680 insert is the long five in 50 without serifs.

It is the interior of the five that is elongated vertically rather than in the MK1 which is square. 🤓⁠

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The Rolex Submariner ref. 1680 is a stunning classic. First introduced in 1966, the ref.

1680 includes the date, unlike previous Submariners (ie. Ref. 5512 and 5513). The Infamous Red Submariner is also a ref. 1680 which had the word "Submariner" in red lettering, manufactured from 1966-1973. This watch is an example of what is referred to as the "White Dial." It is the first ref. 1680 with the word "Submariner" in white lettering.⁠

This specific piece from 1979 would make a versatile daily driver in a casual setting or would look great paired with a suit. The Ref. 1680 is an all-around wonderful sport watch, and would make a nice addition to an existing collection, or would be a unique stand-alone vintage piece. ⁠

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When did the OMEGA Symbol change? The original Omega logo had flat feet that was later replaced by a logo that included accents on the feet..

For OMEGA Speedmaster's in particular the transition happened on the dial when they switched from the applied metal logo to the printed dials in 1968/9 with the transition from the cal. 321 movements to the Cal. 861 🤓 The collector market has always favored the applied flat foot logo's but what one is your preference?⁠

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The Breitling Navitimer is an evolution of the 1942 Breitling Chronomat, with its typical slide rule bezel.

Breitling decided to improve this highly practical bezel and in 1952, the Navitimer was born. This slide rule bezel was used to calculate complicated operations without any other tool. In 1952, the very first Navitimer adorned the “Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association” (AOPA) emblem on its dial (the typical double-wing logo) and by 1960, a real cooperation with the AOPA began. The “Navitimer” name is the contraction of “navigation” and “timer”.⁠

Early AOPA Navitimers have an excellent history behind them and have become one of the most sought-after vintage timepiece models watch collectors look to get their hands on, especially in good condition.⁠

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The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic watch designs in history.

We love how effortlessly these pieces sit in any situation from a formal dinner to a casual dive or two (Looking at you Dr. Sylvia Earle!). ⁠

We love this example from 1968 (Ref. 1601) which left the Rolex factory with a grey dial but has slowly darkened and taken on some subtle purple hues that really come to life in the sunlight. This subtle patina makes this a true one-of-a-kind piece. Get all the pics, pricing, and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Why the Rolex Air-King does not receive more attention is a bit of a mystery.

Learn in our latest blog post "A Brief History of the Rolex Air-King" (link in bio) The brand’s various sports watches continue to garner the majority of the public’s attention, and even many of the previously ignored models have started to catch on with certain pockets of the collecting world in recent years. And yet, the Rolex Air-King continues to fly under the radar!⁠

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The C+T watch roll is key to keeping your collection organized and safe. We have a few left!

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Vintage Wittnauer chronographs have been growing in popularity among vintage collectors.

Specifically, the Wittnauer chronograph reference 7004A. This great example possesses some key elements that make it highly desirable including its 40mm case size, lollipop sweep seconds hand, and a unique and eye-catching burgundy bezel. The simple and clean dial displays a tachymeter and a regatta countdown in the rightmost subdial. The Manual-wound Landeron cal. 248 chronograph movement is a workhorse and a favorite among manual wind chronograph fans.⁠

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Have you guys seen this insanely cool and tropical Movado Kingmatic (Ref. 11179) yet???

Do yourself a favor and check this one out... TRUST... You won't be disappointed.. (link in bio) The incredible long twisted lug case was created by the Borgel case company which was responsible for many iconic Patek Philippe case like the ref. 565, ref. 1463, and the ref. 2508. The stunning tropical dial features faceted “fancy” markers and charming dauphine-style hands that add to the unquestioned quality of this automatic winding Kinematic⁠

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The Kakume or “Square Eyes” Seiko automatic chronograph is powered by the revered Seiko cal.

6138 movement and beloved by enthusiasts for its oddball design and color scheme. Featuring large, and square, sub-dials at the 12 and 6 o’clock positions on the dial, the ref. 6138-0030 also features a quickset day and date complication. This very original Seiko Kakume example is very well preserved and comes on its original Seiko “fishbone” bracelet.⁠

Because Seiko made so many varieties of chronographs at the time, and because they were on the more affordable end of the watch spectrum, many of the remaining 70s chronographs saw their fair share of rugged use, revealing their age and decades of use. However, this piece is in excellent condition for a chronograph of that era. ⁠

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In our latest episode of "What Is On My Wrist" (link in bio) Capt.

Jack Sparrow aka @cambambarr takes us through an interesting MK 1 Rolex Explorer 1 with "fat font" what watch should we review next?? Let us know in the comments!⁠⁠
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Though seldom seen, most vintage Heuer enthusiasts (or just vintage tool watch enthusiasts) have

likely come across a photo or an article on the Orvis Solunagraph, the true tool watch for the outdoorsman. Like many other watch brands during the 70s, Heuer produced a number of different watches with specific applications for different brands that wanted to offer a reliable and trustworthy timepiece to their customers with their brand name on the dial. The Solunagraph for Orvis, much like the Seafarer for Abercrombie & Fitch, is a manual winding chronograph with a specific complication solely for tracking the tides of the Ocean.⁠

When it comes to specific tool watches there really isn't much more unique and collectible than this. It helps that the dial is just stunningly beautiful as well. Nice work Heuer! ⁠

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🍭🍭🍭Lollipops forever 🍭🍭🍭 Many sports watches from the mid to late 1960s were filled with

interesting watch details that were pushing the boundaries of traditional design, which ultimately set the standards for the future... Like this oversized "lollipop" luminous filled sweep seconds hand seen in this 1960s Wittnauer Genève Professional Chronograph (Ref. 7004A) (Link In Bio) is a key detail that the collector market has realized as being a detail that is favored among others!⁠

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The Heuer Skipper, a fantastic tool watch produced and built for Regatta races, starring a large, colorful 15-minute counter for tracking the countdown start of a yacht race.

The red, white, and blue sub-dial is divided into five-minute sections, each indicating a period in the lead up to a regatta to allow yacht pilots to gain every second advantage possible.⁠

One of the most seldom seen and sought after Heuer Skipper's is the ref. 73463 as the Autavia counterpart it shares a case with also saw very limited production. The ref. 73463 is so desired as it retains the excellent case dimensions as a traditional Autavia however, its use of the Valjoux cal. 7734 movement made for a much thinner and more wearable case design.⁠

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Waterproof or water-resistant?? In 1968 a law passed that required manufacturers to change the markings on the watches they produced to state water resistance instead of waterproofness.

One such example of this shift of designation can be seen displayed on the dials of the Seiko 6139 – 600X "Speed-Timer" series of watches including the infamous "Pouge". This change in text resulted in many variants over a gradual period of time which makes collecting them that much more interesting and fun!⁠

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Movado released water-resistant wristwatches in the mid-1930s, by the early 1960s Movado was

producing dive watches to contend with the era's greater-known offerings from names like Rolex, Omega, Heuer & Tudor.⁠

The incredible long twisted lug case was created by the Borgel case company which were responsible for many iconic Patek Philippe case like the ref. 565, ref. 1463, and the ref. 2508. The stunning tropical dial features faceted “fancy” markers and charming dauphine-style hands that add to the unquestioned quality of this automatic winding Kingmatic, making for an incredibly stylish piece of Movado's long history of beautiful, simplified designs. This Art Deco-inspired piece bears the history of serious watchmaking while being modestly priced.⁠

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What is your favorite summer watch?? The colorful 15-minute counter for tracking the countdown start of a yacht race featured on our 1971 Heuer Skipper (Ref.

73463) Mk.1 "Manual Wind" (link in bio) The red, white, and blue sub-dial is divided into five-minute sections, each indicating a period in the lead up to a regatta to allow yacht pilots to gain every second advantage possible ⛵. Can you think of a watch better suited for summer??⁠

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How do you store your watches?? Our leather watch rolls (link in bio) are made from Italian calfskin and hold up to 8 watches securely and safely.

A compact alternative to a watch box, our roll is perfect for travel or efficiently storing your watches in a safe.

Ollech & Wajs began in 1956 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Founded by Albert Wajs, he decided to partner with Joseph Ollech. They opened a luxury watch shop and initially sold Omega and Breitling pieces before launching their own brand, OWZ Ollech & Wajs Zürich. Soon after launching, they decided to specialize in the assembly of reliable and accurate tool watches with durable cases, and highly functional complications. The brand specialized in chronographs, military watches, tool watches, and even made a record-breaking dive watch during the diving craze, when many prominent watch companies were partaking in 'the race to the bottom' (of the ocean). ⁠

This piece is completely set off by the stunning accents on the dial and bezel in fuscia. These small details are what make vintage watch collecting so fun. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Know what this complication is?? This is a close-up shot of the tide indicator complication found on the 1970s Orvis Solunagraph (Ref.

2446SF) that we just posted on the C+T shop (link in bio). The Solunagraph for Orvis, much like the Seafarer for Abercrombie & Fitch, was an Autavia made by Huer with a specific complication solely for tracking the tides of the Ocean pretty cool right!⁠

The Rolex small crown submariners including the ref.

5508 are one of the most captivating value propositions currently in vintage Rolex collecting and are becoming increasingly harder to find due to low original production numbers and increasingly high desirability within the vintage Rolex collector community. Accessibility to prime examples is diminishing and pricing is increasing on the small crowns.⁠

This example from 1962 features one of the most stunning dials we've ever seen on a 5508. The Tritum lume plots on the dial and hands have aged to a spectacular ivory patina, which pairs perfectly with the gilt dial markings and chapter ring. ⁠

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In this episode of "Under The Radar" (link in bio), @thismightbetyler takes us through the vintage @iwcwatches Calatrava range of wristwatches.

The IWC Calatravas from this era share common design traits to other more expensive Calatrava style watches that have come from other brands including Patek Phillipe but at a much more affordable price point without sacrificing quality⁠⁠
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This rare Type 4 Bulova Accutron Astronaut ref. 546-2 features distinct details that set it apart from the rest of the Astronaut family.

The raised markers inlaid with tritium lume are accented by an unusual 24-hour hand that features a step to perfectly move above the markers and around the dial. (link in bio)⁠

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Doxa S.A. was founded in 1889 by Georges Ducommun as a maker of dress watches and other timepieces.

In the late 1960s, Doxa decided to dedicate resources to produce a timepiece to be used exclusively for diving. Doxa consulted with various Navy dive teams and divers including Jacques Cousteau who was then chairman of "U.S. Divers." Doxa's innovative watches were quickly adopted by both commercial and military divers.⁠

This example from the 1970s features a great example of Doxa styling - its bright dial and matching bezel are sure to catch some eyes. These vintage dive pieces hold a certain charm from an era when style and functionality were more closely interwoven. ⁠

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A brand that has fallen from significance in recent years "Eterna" actually holds quite a prominent place in horological history.

From its initial founding in 1905 Eterna has been on the cutting edge of watchmaking technology, though perhaps not the most forward-facing brand from a marketing standpoint. ⁠

In 1932 they founded a subsidiary called ETA - this may be more familiar as it provides the powerhouse behind hundreds of popular models from many manufacturers to this day. ⁠

This Eternamatic 1000 from the 1970s would make a great addition to a growing vintage collection. Get all the pics, pricing, and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Upon its release, Rolex touted the Submariner as the first wristwatch waterproof to a depth of 100m.

Slightly deeper than Blancpain's Fifty Fathoms which was rated to 91.45m which had debuted a few months earlier in 1953 ⁠

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The Bundeswehr chronographs were a general Issue chronograph for a number of military forces which included the German Federal Defense Force throughout the 1960s and 70s.

Trying to identify and categorize Heuer Bunds is quite a difficult task. Long story short, there are well over two-dozen dial variations to account for. To the untrained eye, many of the dials seem to be the same, but as it goes with collecting vintage watches in general, the devil is in the details.⁠

This specific "Bund" ref. 1550 SG retains its original "Tiny T" dial variant which has a very simple dial design, only featuring the "Heuer" logo and a small "T" above the 6 o'clock numeral. ⁠

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Did you know that the Rolex Zenith movement received approximately 200 modifications to the base movement to meet the prestigious expectations of the Wilsdorf group 🧐⁠


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The Bulova Accutron Astronaut has a pretty significant cult following, and within that cult the holy grail is the Ref.

546-2 "Type 4". These rare variants feature distinct details that set them apart from the rest of the Astronaut family. The raised markers inlaid with tritium lume are accented by an unusual 24-hour hand that features a step to perfectly move above the markers and around the dial. The classic Accutron "tuning fork" logo at 12 o'clock is fully lumed and the watch features a distinct luminous bakelite bezel. ⁠

These pieces just emanate vibes and mojo and are a fantastic conversation piece. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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If you had to pick one color which one would it be! C+T calfskin watchrolls now on the site!

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In this episode of "What Is On My Wrist" @cambambarr talks about a fan favorite.

The IWC Mark 11 (Ref. 6B/346). (Link In Bio) Mk. XI was a watch born out of rigorous specifications and necessity. As the British Ministry of defense came to realize after the issuance of the famed “Dirty Dozen” timepieces, they came to the conclusion that these watches just weren’t accurate or durable enough for their pilots. So in 1947, the British Ministry of Defense created the 6B/346 navigation watch standard which became known as Mk. XI.⁠⁠
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From outer space, the racetrack, sailing, diving, and to the North Pole and back, Yema wristwatch’s were built to accompany adventurers from the get-go.

Founded in 1948, the Yema wristwatch company saw early success and quickly became the best-selling French watch brand of the 1960s.⁠

The Yema Yachingraf was introduced in 1966 for the sole purpose of regatta racing and features a highly visible red, white, and blue countdown timer for the right sub-dial to track the 5-minute countdown at the start of the race. The Yachtingraf eventually became the official watch of the French Sailing Federation and went on to accompany the French National Sailing team in the 1972 Olympics. ⁠

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Simplicity meets the ultimate sophistication with this 1978 Rolex Air-King (ref.

5500) This is a classic and truly timeless piece that will is suitable for any occasion, and pairs perfectly with a leather strap for a more sporty look.⁠

The silver sunburst Air-King dial is in flawless condition, showing no blemishes or age. The tritium lume plots have aged to a vivid yellow coloration and exhibit no degradation.⁠

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In 1924, Paul Wyler founded the Wyler Watch Company in Basel, Switzerland.

Wyler began to create his first 16 and 19-line precision movements in 1923. What was so special about his watches was the Incaflex balance wheel, which was rather innovative at the time. The Incaflex balance wheel is shielded along its diameter by curved, elastic arms, which were designed to absorb shocks to the balance wheel as a means of protection.⁠

Enough with the history lesson though - let's talk about this giant offset crown! Come on! This is the type of design decision that just screams the 1970s. We love these vintage pieces with defining characteristics. Pair the crown with the amazing deep blue dial and we've got an affordable winner. ⁠

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Officially Certified Chronometer 😎⁠

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We love transitional Rolex pieces. It's all about the details. This specific model of Ref.

16800 is a rare traditional variant of the ref. 16800 model because it includes a black matte dial with tritium lume plots and hands as can also be found in the previous variant the Ref 1680. ⁠

This specific example from 1984 would make a great vintage daily driver for the man who appreciates the elements of the vintage matte dial Submariners but needs the durability of a sapphire crystal and the water resistance of a trip-lock crown. ⁠

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AP Logo Up Or Down??? 🤔⁠

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We love the Buckley dial and have spoken about it at length.

These varients generally fall within the stainless steel Rolex production and very rarely are found on gold pieces such as this 1979 Datejust. The yellow gold Buckley Rolex's are respected as the rarest amongst the Buckley dial variants are have become true collector's items within the vintage watch community.⁠

This example, in addition to the rarity, also comes with some nice "look closer" details including hallmarks from its original importation to France. These little details combined with the unpolished case make this a perfect addition to any collection. ⁠

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Anyone like Lollipop's 🍭 🍭 🍭 Although Tudor made Submariner references containing the

"snowflake" dial well into the mid-1980s, in 1978 Tudor introduced a new dial format of the Oyster Prince Submariner which included round and triangular indexes as seen on the ref. 76100 and subsequent ref 79090. A few of the earlier references contained a "Non Mercedes" hour hand referred to as the Lollipop 🍭 (link in bio)⁠

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The Seiko refs. 6139 are commonly nicknamed as a “Pogue”. In 1973, NASA Astronaut Col.

Pogue wore his personal Seiko 6139-6002 during the NASA Skylab 4 mission, subsequently making Seiko the first automatic chronograph to be used in space. Pogue purchased the Seiko chronograph from a PX for $71 in 1972 to use during his flight training as NASA Astronauts were not issued their Omega Speedmasters until much closer to the launch dates. ⁠

Due to Pogue's familiarity with the Seiko chronograph over the Omega Speedmaster, he hid his personal Seiko 6139-6002 in his flight suit before launching into space so that he could use his Seiko in conjunction with his Omega Speedmaster for the duration of the Skylab 4 mission. ⁠

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How do you store your watches? The C+T leather watch rolls are back in stock!

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The Rolex ref. 6542 GMT and its "Pepsi" bakelite bezel is the one that started it all...⁠

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The Rolex GMT is the jet-setting icon of the Rolex sports watch family.

Like the Rolex Submariner, the Rolex GMT is sophisticated, rugged, and versatile. In 1954 Pan Am started using the newly designed Boeing 707 which allowed for Pan Am to fly transcontinentally and is said to have started the commercially available jet age. ⁠

This example from 1986 (Ref. 16753) features a spectacular faded blue bezel and gorgeously aged markers on the dial taking on a beautiful cream color that pairs well with the gold-linked jubilee bracelet. Get all the pics, pricing and, details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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The Yema Yachingraf (link in bio) was introduced in 1966 for the sole purpose of regatta racing and

features a highly visible red, white, and blue countdown timer for the right sub-dial to track the 5-minute countdown at the start of the race. The Yachtingraf eventually became the official watch of the French Sailing Federation and went on to accompany the French National Sailing team in the 1972 Olympics. ⁠

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The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is one of the most immediately recognizable and iconic designs in the history of timepieces.

This Gerald Genta designed masterpiece was first unveiled in 1972 and has been in production ever since. ⁠

This example from 1976 is a Ref. 5402 "B" series with an extract from the archives. The dial on this example is an absolute work of art in immaculate condition. Get all the pics, pricing, and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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The luminous 6 o'clock marker on many early Rolex submariners including the Ref 6538's were composed of a slightly different luminous mixture and would glow a brighter shade of green.

It has been said that this was a special mix of radium for easier underwater readability ⁠

In this episode of "Under The Radar" (link in bio) @thismightbetyler talks about the Glycine Airman.

The Airman was a watch produced out of necessity for the encroaching "Jet Age" of the 1950s. The Airman was designed around the requests from international pilots themselves, a watch that was automatic with a 24-hour dial and date function with centralized hands and a rotating 24-hour bezel. Essentially this watch is a GMT allowing for the tracking of two different timezones, but the rotating bezel on the Airman could be locked into place using the break that is operated by the secondary crown at the 4 o'clock position on the case.

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Founded in 1924, the Wyler watch company famously produced movements featuring their proprietary Incaflex balance wheel.

The Incaflex balance wheel is shielded along its diameter by curved, elastic arms, which were designed to absorb shocks to the balance wheel as a means of protection.⁠

We're forever fans of a good PR stunt and the Wyler company gained quite a bit of notoriety in 1956 when they tossed a few of their watches off the top of the Eiffel Tower - the public marveled when these pieces continued to function after their quick flight. ⁠

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When it comes to vintage Bulova timepieces the Astronaut might be its most well-known piece.

The tuning fork movement is a charming enough connection to history, but the real fun comes with the connection to cold war spy games. ⁠

The American pilots of A-12 Spy Planes were outfitted with Bulova Astronaut timepieces during their almost unfathomable trips. They wanted a watch that would stand up to the grueling conditions while flying 2000 MPH with a maximum altitude of 90,000 ft. These spy planes could head to NYC from Los Angeles in under 90 minutes. ⁠

This particular example is a museum-quality 14k gold version from 1965. These gold variants come up much less often and we love the gold spin on an otherwise very utilitarian timepiece.⁠

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The Rolex Submariner Reference 6538 is an icon and a legend.

The Rolex Submariner is the purest representation of the diver's tool watch, period. Nicknamed by the watch collector aficionado community the "Big Crown" The Rolex Submariner 6538 has a special place in Rolex and watch collecting history as it the original James Bond Submariner. ⁠

These pieces are becoming harder and harder to source, especially in this condition. These 'Big Crown' Submariners are one of the most captivating value propositions currently in vintage Rolex collecting. The significance and rarity of these mean they rarely make it to market, we're very proud to bring this one to the public. ⁠

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It's so easy to get lost in the details of all of these vintage timepieces.

We love anything that blends between the modern and vintage style. This Tudor Submariner (Ref. 76100) from 1985 does a great job of this. ⁠

Although Tudor made Submariner references containing the "snowflake" dial well into the mid-1980s, in 1978 Tudor introduced a new dial format of the Oyster Prince Submariner which included round and triangular indexes as seen on the ref. 76100 and subsequent ref 79090. Ultimately this new dial format would replace the "snowflake" configuration and would last well into the late 1990s on the Tudor Submariner line of timepieces. ⁠

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The world of vintage Omega Seamasters is vast and filled with interesting and unique references and this ref.

2990 1 Omega Seamaster has so many charming elements to it, that is hard to favor just one! The ref. 2990 1 is the same reference as the famous “Ranchero” however a select few were produced with the text “Seamaster” depending on where the watch was originally delivered for its initial sale. The ref. 2990 1 is powered by the classic Omega cal. 267 manual winding movement.⁠

We love the warm patina of this dial - making the lume dots pair so nicely with the applied numerals. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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What do you all think about the new two tone Rolex Explorer?

🤷🏻‍♂️ I think we will stick with this one....

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In this episode of @craftandtailored 's "What Is On My Wrist" (link in bio) @cambambarr takes us through an interesting Daytona Ref.

6265 from 1974. This 1974 Daytona Ref. 6265 example, often referred to as a "Big Eyes" Daytona. The nickname "Big Eyes" was coined by Rolex collectors to highlight the fact that the chronograph counters of this type of dial are larger than normal. The silver dial with the offset crisp black matte subdials sets the tone for the watch’s appearance. make sure to like comment and subscribe!⁠⁠
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This 1984 Rolex Submariner Ref. 16800 (link in bio) is a transitional submariner reference that combines the best elements of both the vintage and modern Rolex Submariner into one complete package.

This specific model of Ref. 16800 is considered to be a rare traditional variant of the ref. 16800 model due to the fact that it includes a black matte dial with tritium lume plots and hands as can also be found in the previous variant the Ref 1680. The reason why this specific piece is so special is that it has all the details that we love about the vintage matte dial submariners but with a more modern daily functional application. Get all the details at the C+T Shop!⁠

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Tudor's long history of iconic chronographs continues into the late nineties with their next generation of chronographs.

During this time period, Tudor was entering into a new era as a stand-alone watch company. Tudor's separation from Rolex becomes more evident as we see fewer components signed Rolex, and more with the Tudor logo instead.⁠

This 1997 Ref. 79280 is an excellent transitional timepiece, that would make a great start to a collection or be a resilient daily driver. Featuring locking pushers and a sapphire crystal that make the watch more durable and water-resistant. All while retaining its original tritium lume, bridging the gap between modern and vintage horology.⁠

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This understated 1950s Eterna "Eternamatic" Calendar is a perfect understated vintage timepiece.

When we look for watches we always look for the highest quality examples of a specific reference that we can find, but we also love ties to history. The Eterna brand and its more widely known subsidiary ETA SA definitely hit on that history.⁠

The brand was started by Schild Fréres as a company putting modified pocket watch movements into ladies' watches - they went on to create many iconic sports designs but their most important contribution may have been their ETA SA movement subsidiary. ETA movements power a wide variety of watches to this day and are some of the most robust and easily serviceable available. ⁠

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The Rolex GMT is an icon of design with a storied history tying back to the original ask from Pan Am airlines to create a watch for their pilots.

This particular example from 1966 has the added bonus of taking on a spectacular patina on the bezel creating this stunning 'half-ghosted' look. ⁠

We've spoken at length about our love for watches that have a story and this one certainly fits the bill. Get all the pics, pricing, and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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If you've followed us for any amount of time you've probably noticed that we (Ok, Cam specifically) have a bit of a thing for textured, colorful, rare and exotic dials on Rolex pieces.

This 1972 Rolex Oyster-Perpetual Date checks the boxes for us with an absolutely stunning blue mosaic dial that sits so nicely next to the 14k gold case. ⁠

This piece would make an excellent daily driver or as something to save for special occasions. We love these Oyster-Perpetual pieces which are often overlooked by collectors. Get all the pics, pricing on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Check out the pulsations bezel found on this 1970 OMEGA Speedmaster Mark II (link in bio) In some

very limited examples, Omega used different timing scales other than the Speedmaster's famed tachymetre timing scale. Their specialized bezels included the decimal bezel, the telemeter bezel, and the pulsometer bezel, which we see here. The pulsometer or "Pulsations" bezel was designed with medical professionals in mind to measure the heart rate. When measuring heart rate, it's designed for the chronograph to be started at the first heartbeat and stopped on the 15th. The second hand will then indicate the heartbeats per minute, pretty neat right!⁠

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Poised and ready to turn heads, this oversized Wakmann Triple Calendar Chronograph features

numerous complications in a strategic dial layout to maximize legibility and aesthetics thanks to its striking yet simple color palette and reverse panda dial. The 39 mm case wears extremely well and holds up well to modern sizing standards while maintaining its vintage appeal. The Valjoux cal. 730 movement is based on the famous Valjoux cal. 72 and remains just as reliable and consistent.⁠

Really, let's all just focus on how spectacular this date pointer is *swoon*. This one won't last long. Get all the pics / pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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This red "horseshoe" date pointer perfectly outlines the date of this 1960s Wakmann Triple Calendar Chronograph (Ref.

1315.30.74) "Jumbo" (Link In Bio) on the outermost track of the dial instead of having the date displayed in a typical fashion via a date wheel. Pretty cool right 😎 ⁠

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Let's start Monday off with a watch that always draws some controversy.

The Gevril Tribeca, is probably the most famous homage to the single most famous watch of all time, the Rolex Paul Neman Daytona. When Gevril created the Tribeca in 1999 the goal was to create a fun watch that appealed to the enthusiast who couldn’t afford a Paul Newman allowing them to wear a recreation, fully faithful to the original. ⁠

They did this incredibly well to the point that it's been reported that parts from these watches are interchangeable with original Rolex Daytonas. We've had a number of these move through the shop and they are always sought after and only going up in value. ⁠

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Ever wonder where the broad arrow on British military watches comes from?

The broad arrow was used in England (and later Britain), as early as the 14th century, and more widely from the 16th century, to mark objects purchased from the monarch's money, or to indicate government property. It became particularly associated with the Office or Board of Ordnance, the principal duty of which was to supply guns, ammunition, stores, and equipment to the King's Navy. The Board of Ordnance was absorbed into the War Department in 1855, but the broad arrow continued to be used by its successor bodies: the War Department 1855–57, the War Office 1857–1964, and by the Ministry of Defence from 1964 onwards, before being phased out in the 1980s. 🧐⁠

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We love the vintage Datejust - it's difficult to find a watch that is more versatile and iconic than this.

Rolex has been producing variations of the Datejust since 1945 and these 60s references are some of the most continuously popular. Great design just doesn't go out of style. ⁠

There's so much to love about this early 60s Datejust reference 1601. This two-tone example is especially well preserved and delivers everything you want from an early dress watch, from the excellent coin-edged bezel, desirable lume patina to the sought-after dauphine style hands. This is a perfect dress piece that sets itself apart from the crowd as an understated statement of individuality!⁠

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In the latest episode of @craftandtailored ‘s “What Is On My Wrist” @cambambarr talks about the Rolex OysterQuartz and showcases a stunning early example of a Buckley dial ref 17000 hit the link in bio to watch the full episode!

All about the details🧐 The late 1960s and early 1970s were filled with interesting watch designs that followed from meeting function...

Such is the case with many Breitling designs from the era like colors within the 3 o'clock subdial and the chunky orange hand of this 1969 Breitling Chronomatic (Ref. 2110) High visibility hand color and contrasting subdials played a huge part in the functionality of the watch but also into the over aesthetic design details as well! learn more via the (link in bio)⁠

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Heuer manufactured LeJour chronographs under a private-label arrangement in the 1980s.

Under the terms of the arrangement, Heuer manufactured an array of watches which LeJour then distributed; some, like the Heuer Pasadena and LeJour model 7000, used the exact same cases. Another instantly recognizable example of this early PVD day-date chronograph can be seen on the wrist of LT Pete "Maverick" Mitchell played by Tom Cruise in the hit movie "Top Gun" who is wearing an example made by Orfina and branded under Porsche design.⁠

We love these early PVD examples and the patina they develop over time. This LeJour would make a fantastic addition to a growing collection and is sure to garner some attention on the wrist. ⁠

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We've written about the Rolex Oyster Perpetual on the blog previously and gushed like a schoolkid about them here on IG more than once and we're going to just continue that trend.

These watches are fantastic - if you're looking for the perfect entry into vintage watch collecting - this it is. ⁠

This Rolex Oyster Perpetual from 1965 would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to an expanding collection as a daily driver and would provide a classic feel while bringing a unique look while worn on the wrist. ⁠

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This 1966 Datejust ref. 1603 retains its original silver "Pie-Pan" dial and original engine turned bezel, perfectly suited for everyday wear.

This piece would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to an expanding collection. We love the early Rolex Datejust for its simplicity and its classic sophistication.⁠

The Rolex Datejust has been an icon since its launch in 1945, this example also retains its original box and papers, always a nice touch for the discerning collector. ⁠

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@thismightbetyler shares his "feelings" in this weeks episode of @craftandtailored 's "Under The

Radar" (link in bio) Tyler gets super emotional and passionately swoons over a rare and interesting vintage 1960s Seiko Motorist (Ref. J14108E). Tyler talks about the history of driving watches and affectionately talks about how watches can bring on a certain mood and or "emotion" while on ones wrist. Hit the link in bio and be sure to like comment and of course subscribe!⁠⁠
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The Daytona name came in 1964/1965 when Rolex decided to brand the 6239 Cosmograph reference in

order to appeal to the auto racing culture of the USA and was also an official sponsor of the Daytona 500 auto race held in Daytona Beach, FL⁠

This silver dial “Big Red” 6265 Daytona is an excellent example. The silver sunburst dial with crisp black matte subdials creates a stunning contrast. The watch really pops due to the three black sub-dials on the silver dial and iconic red “Daytona” insignia adorned above the lower center subdial at the 6 o'clock position. The stainless steel bezel is in wonderful and almost perfect condition, framing the dial perfectly.⁠

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Who likes waffles with extra syrup? 🤤 The waffle texture and tropical patina of this 1958 Rolex Precision (Ref.

9083) "UFO" was downright delicious! 😎⁠

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Vintage Wittnauer chronographs have been growing in popularity among vintage collectors.

This great example possesses some key elements that make it highly desirable including its unique 37mm case size, "surfboard" chronograph dial, and stylish hands. The simple and clean dial displays a tachometer and pulsations counter. The Manual-wound chronograph caliber Valjoux 7733 is a workhorse and a favorite among manual wind chronograph fans.⁠

If you've been following this account or our shop for any time you've probably noticed that we've got a bit of a thing for these funky 1960s designs. This one has so many of the things we look for with the bright red seconds hand, funky case design, and "surfboard" dial. ⁠

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Pump or Screw.. That is the question..

That's referring to the Rolex Daytona pump pushers or screw-down pushers you naughty friends 😜 One of the Rolex Daytona’s most recognizable features in the more modern era is its stout screw-down pushers. But believe it or not, screw-down pushers weren’t always part of the Rolex Daytona's design as screw-down pushers didn’t appear until two years following the Daytonas release. In 1965 the Rolex ref. 6240 debuted with screw-down pushers increasing durability and most importantly water resistance. The Rolex Daytona Ref. 6240 and its screw-down pushers set the stage for the modern Daytona as we know it today. So what's your preference?⁠

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The Rolex Daytona model, since its start of production, has been leading the forefront as the most desirable chronograph in production.

This is due to the overall precision of Rolex manufacturing that seamlessly incorporates into the complexity of a chronograph watch. ⁠

This ref. 16528 holds dearly to an evolutionary era of the Rolex Daytona Chronographs, making for a highly collectible and gorgeous timepiece built to withstand generations of use. This white dial ref. 16528 is a simply stunning example, making for a perfect statement piece with subtle nuances that make collectors swoon.⁠

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Should we do an article on caseback medallions and the history they represent??

🤔 Another awesome caseback medallion. The Eterna KonTiki reference range of watches often feature a gold medallion of the KonTiki raft which the name of the balsawood raft used by the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl in 1947, as he along with his crew crossed the Pacific from South America to the Polynesian islands. The story of the Kon-Tiki expedition is awesome hit the link in bio to learn more.

We love the early Rolex Datejust for its simplicity and its classic sophistication.

This specific 1967 Datejust Ref.1601 in 18k YG is in exceptional condition, retaining its original blue Mosiac "pie-pan" dial which very rare and sought after among collectors. This piece would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to an expanding collection. ⁠

This piece sold before we could actually get this post up on social but we couldn't resist sharing it anyways!

What is your favorite weird watch case?? Check out the case on this Omega "T.V." ref.

166.0123 " The world of vintage Omega is vast and filled with interesting and unique references. This ref. 166.0123 Omega Automatic is one shining example of that and features an incredibly unique retro television-shaped case!⁠

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One of the facets of vintage watch collecting that we love is surfacing these types of classic pieces that just emanate all kinds of vibes and mojo.

Paired with this leather strap, this 1944 Longines (Ref. 22772) checks all the boxes for an eye-catching timepiece. ⁠

The reference 22772 is powered by Longines caliber 10.68Z manual wind movement. A beautifully designed and handsome vintage dress model with a robust design that features a sub-seconds hand. ⁠

Get all the pics, pricing, and details on the site - link in bio! These affordable pieces never last, so move quickly on this one!⁠

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An interesting solution for synchronizing time.. The early Glycine Airman featured a unique hacking system for the sweep-seconds hand to synchronize timing to the exact second.

This is executed through a small wire that comes out of a small hole in the dial between the 2 and 4 of the 24-hour marker that is essentially invisible to the naked eye and is controlled by a lever system that is operated through the crown... Cool Right! 😎

Tudor's long history of iconic chronographs continues into the late nineties with their next generation of chronographs.

During this time period, Tudor was entering into a new era as a stand-alone watch company. Tudor's separation from Rolex becomes more evident as we see fewer components signed Rolex, and more with the Tudor logo instead.⁠

This is an excellent transitional timepiece, that would make a great start to a collection or be a resilient daily driver. Featuring locking pushers and a sapphire crystal that make the watch more durable and water-resistant. All while retaining its original tritium lume, bridging the gap between modern and vintage horology.⁠

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So you’ve decided to buy a vintage Rolex Datejust - excellent choice!

In this weeks blog post we take you through the ins and outs of the vintage Rolex Datejust (link in bio)⁠

Now, how do you find the one that’s right for you? Arguably more than any other watch, it is the Rolex Datejust that best defines the Rolex brand. Created in an era that pre-dates the proliferation of the tool watch. In this article, we take you through the ins and outs of one of the most classic and iconic watches to have ever come from Rolex!⁠

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In our latest episode of "What Is On My Wrist" @cambambarr "Unboxes" and reviews the

@nivadawatches Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver reissue, Cam compares new to old and does a deep dive into the new Nivada Grenchen Chronomaster. (link in bio)⁠⁠
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The Chronomaster range of watches from Nivada Grenchen and Croton were produced in a time when adventures and exploration were at the forefront of what was happening in the world and within the pop culture of the 1960s. Within the expansive world of vintage timepieces, there is no uncertainty that vintage tool watches hold a particular position within the minds of numerous collectors. The 1960s and 1970s were what we now know as the golden era of sports watch design where the form of a watch needed to meet its intended function to support the adventures that the watch was created for.⁠⁠
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The Flying Officer is known as Gallet's most popular model.

Boasting a distinct two register chronograph, and an impressive amount of cities from around the globe printed on the outer ring of the dial, which allows the wearer to track the time in various destinations with the rotating bezel. Gallet introduced the Flying Officer watch for US military pilots during WWII, and it is said that the watch was worn by hundreds of American and British aviators in the war. Famously, the 33rd US president, Harry Truman wore one as well and he was not coy about his love for Gallet. ⁠

Presidential recommendations aside, we love the dial design on these Flying Officer pieces, and especially with a dial as spectacularly preserved as this. The lume plots have taken on a perfect yellow with age standing sharply against the flawless white dial. ⁠

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The Conquest line from Longines originated in 1954.

The entire line was deeply illustrative of the popularity of classic mid-century design, which was echoed within Longines dress watch designs, specifically the Conquest. The handsome hallmarks of the Conquest made this collection a success, and the brand later branched out several other variations of this line. In 1956, the Conquest Calendar was released. ⁠

This gorgeous example exhibits astounding visual depth within the dial due to the curved, two-toned edges. This depth is accentuated further by the striking, galactic-like tropical patina that has developed in the center of the dial. While the fluted, Art Deco-inspired hour markers glisten and catch the light brilliantly. ⁠

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The Breitling Chronomatic with a calibre 11 movement is argued to be the first, if not one of the first automatic chronograph movements ever produced.

In the 1960s many major watch brands were competing to create the first automatic chronograph movement. Rivalries and tensions were high between Breitling, Seiko, Zenith, and Heuer. The Breitling race to the automatic chronograph is said to have been secretly named Project 99. Once the Chronomatic movement was created, Breitling housed many of their chronographs with this groundbreaking movement, including this superb Ref. 2110. ⁠

In addition to the powerhouse movement the dial layout and details on these Chronomatic's is just superb. The stark white dial on this example from 1969 with subtle touches of color in the sweep hand + subdial hand as well as the busy, yet somehow refined timing bezel options make this watch stand out. Get all the pics, pricing, and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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In this week's episode of @craftandtailored 's "Under The Radar (link in bio) @thismightbetyler talks about a super interesting Tropical 🌴 1958 Rolex Ref.

5500 Air King and talks about the ref 5500 series of watches to have come from Rolex. don’t let the Ref. 5500's simplistic design and more modest price point fool you. The Air-King and it's many dial variants that can be found within the reference range make this and many like it an Under The Radar vintage timepiece that is worth a closer look! ⁠⁠
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When it comes to under-the-radar vintage watch companies, Zodiac should be one of the first brands to come to mind.

Zodiac made several sports models in the 50s-60s and were direct competitors to Rolex, Blancpain, and Tudor but are often overlooked as they don't receive the same clout as the aforementioned companies. ⁠

We love these 1950's Ref.699 Sea Wolf's as a fantastic option to get a ton of vintage diver value and vibe without requiring as much investment. These pieces wear great in every situation and are easy to dress up and down via strap choice. ⁠

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The Chronomaster range of watches from Nivada Grenchen and Croton were produced in a time when

adventures and exploration were at the forefront of what was happening in the world and within the pop culture of the 1960s. ⁠

@thismightbetyler recently featured the Chronomaster on his 'Under the Radar' YouTube series - we love these pieces as they provide a ton of value for the money when it comes to vintage chronograph / tool watches. ⁠

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Units Per Hour... The function performed by a tachymeter is independent of the unit of distance (e.g.

statute miles, nautical miles, kilometers, meters etc.) as long as the same unit of length is used for all calculations. It can also be used to measure the frequency of any regular event in occurrences per hour, such as the unit's output by an industrial process. A tachymeter is simply a means of converting elapsed time (in seconds per unit) to rate (in units per hour).⁠

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The Rolex GMT is the jet-setting icon of the Rolex sports watch family.

The history of this sophisticated, versatile style dates back to 1954 when Rolex received a request from Pan Am to create a technical pilot's watch that could indicate two time zones simultaneously.⁠

The Rolex ref. 16750 was first introduced in 1979 and was in production until 1988. The main difference between the Rolex GMT ref. 1675 and 16750 was the introduction of the cal. 3075 movement which allowed for instantaneous date advancement also known as "quick set".⁠

We love this example from 1982 for it's charming patina. Pieces with these subtle aging characteristics are getting hard to find and we're always excited to bring them to market. ⁠

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What's your favorite caseback embellishment?

We are quite fond of the medallions that Longines used especially on the Conquest models which bore a beautiful gold and enamel emblem on the case backs like the one on this Tropical 1959 Longines Conquest Calendar (Ref. 9004 10) (link in bio)⁠

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The Rolex/Tudor relationship dates back to 1926 when Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex SA, wanted to create a more affordable alternative.

Tudor manufactured Submariners adjacent to the Rolex Submariner for many years. In 1954, the year following the release of the Rolex Submariner, Tudor released their first Submariner as an affordable alternative that didn't lack in quality or craftsmanship yet leveraged a non-inhouse Rolex movement. ⁠

This Tudor submariner 79090 from 1989 uses the 2824-2 quick set movement which makes adjusting the date on the fly easy! This would make a great addition to a growing collection or be a great first piece as it retains the classic and timeless look of the Submariner!⁠

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What is your favorate Day-Date dial variant? Close up of a "Wide-Boy" marker on a 1971 Rolex Day-Date Ref.

1803, the cool thing about the Rolex Day-Date reference range is that there are so many little and unique details that make them different and worthy of collecting... The "Wide Boy" markers and hands are one of our favorite variants... Whats Yours?⁠

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This 1966 Bulova Snorkel ref. 386-1 skin diver has all of the elements we love about the mid to early "Golden Era" divers.

Not only has it aged to reflect a beautiful patina, but it's also a devilishly attractive watch, hosting an occult-inspired depth rating of 666 feet.⁠

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Did you know that before the development of railroads across the US, there was no urgent need for a standardization of time?

Most towns and regions kept their own approximate time based on the position of the sun in the sky... Crazy right!!! In this week's episode of @craftandtailored 's "Under The Radar" @thismightbetyler talks about the history and importance of the @ballwatch trainmaster series of watches. Hit the link in bio to check out this week's episode. Be sure to like comments and of course subscribe!⁠⁠
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The Seiko 6105 (this particular example is from 1975) is famous for its presence in the 1979

Francis Coppola film Apocalypse Now as Martin Sheen’s character, Captain Willard can be seen wearing one all throughout the film. Being true to detail the Seiko 6105 was a watch that was commonly seen on the wrist of soldiers during the Vietnam War as it was sold in military PX’s and while not the most inexpensive watch it was certainly less expensive than a Rolex Submariner and possessed the same tool like quality and dependability of an automatic movement.⁠

We love these vintage Seiko pieces (Cam has been known to sport his more often than most other watches in his collection) for their connection to history as well as iconic designs. For more information on this piece, get the details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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How about a little "Champagne Supernova" anyone?? This tropical Rolex Datejust (Ref.

16030) from 1979 was insanely beautiful and eye-catching. Figured wed share a stunning shot from the archives!⁠

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The Rolex GMT is the jet-setting icon of the Rolex sports watch family.

Like the Rolex Submariner, the Rolex GMT is sophisticated, rugged, and versatile. In 1954 Pan Am started using the newly designed Boeing 707 which allowed for Pan Am to fly transcontinentally and is said to have started the commercially available jet age.⁠

This example from 1967 features a matte black Mk. I "Long E" dial in very clean and in impressive condition, showing only minimal signs of age. The lume plots have taken an incredibly desirable ivory patina. These iconic pieces wear perfectly in any situation. ⁠

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What do you think of this brushed outer track seen on this @omega Automatic?

We love watches that to the untrained eye are "simple" and fly under the radar but possess key features and finishing that make them special to those in the know!⁠

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Antoine LeCoultre created the LeCoultre brand in 1833, which originally created movement blanks or

unfinished movements for some of Switzerland's most prestigious watchmaking houses such as Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet, and Patek Philippe. LeCoultre merged with Jaeger in 1937 to form Jaeger-LeCoultre and went on to become the brand we know and love today, though until the 1980s Jaeger-LeCoultre reserved the name “Jaeger” only on their watches destined for the United States.⁠

The Jaeger Master Mariner was created in celebration of the Jaeger brand's 125th anniversary and has taken on many shapes and variants over its production period, all featuring an aesthetic that married sophistication and utility in one.⁠

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What is your favorite watch bracelet?

This mesh bracelet on this Patek Philippe Reference 3597 is a pure work of art and is also one of the more interesting bracelets to have come from the brand in the 1970s. Sometimes the watch makes the bracelet... But in this case the bracelet makers the watch don't you think!⁠

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We love vintage alarm references and this LeCoultre Memovox ref.

E11013 is one of the most desirable ever produced. The double-crown feature allows for winding and setting the time, as well as setting the alarm. The top crown sets the alarm complication of the timepiece. The alarm is crisp and noticeable which is a key feature of the cal. K911 manual wind movement.⁠

Measuring in at 37mm this was a rather large watch for it's era, and falls very safely within modern standards as well. This piece is an excellent example of a vintage, purpose-designed watch that may not be necessary for its original intent, but is nevertheless a wonderful connection to the past. ⁠

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This unbelievably unique driver's Seiko screams "MOD!".

With its asymmetrical-cut case and offset 12 o'clock, we love this peculiar and rare piece. The Seiko Motorist was introduced in 1964 and is said to be a variant of the Seiko Harmony, which was a line of lady's watches. This watch sits perfectly within the unisex category, as it would look brilliant on a man or woman. ⁠

The tilted 12 o'clock not only looks devastatingly cool but also functions perfectly for the man or woman on the go, as the 12 o'clock is angled upright when the left hand is positioned at 10 o'clock on the steering wheel. The perfect watch for a solitary cruise down your favorite highway...⁠

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This ref. 1601 Rolex Datejust from 1976 would make an excellent start for a new vintage collector or be a great addition to an expanding collection.

We love the Rolex Datejust for its simplicity and its classic sophistication. A Sigma dial is a Rolex dial named for the letters printed at the bottom of the dial at the 6 o'clock position. Most Rolex dials are commonly marked with “T Swiss T,” under the 6 o'clock marker, however, a Sigma dial is marked “σ T SWISS T σ.” This signifies the use of gold components within the dial.⁠

Perfectly worn in any setting from formal to casual, we love the Rolex Datejust - Get all the pics pricing, and details on this one on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Two Thousand Feet. This is a long way down. In fact, it's more than 3x the deepest free-dive in the history of humankind.

Why is it that we insist on having depth ratings so far beyond any practical application? Is it simply engineering one-upmanship? Probably.⁠

This week on the blog we dive (get it!? dive!?!) into the history of depth ratings and how they are mostly nonsense at this point - but also about how the engineering is really cool!

Featured as our "Watch of the Week", this Rolex Precision Ref.

9083 is one of the most interesting and obscure references ever produced by Rolex. Often referred to as the Rolex "UFO" due to its unique wide circular case design, this mid-century example from 1958 was years ahead of its time. ⁠

One of the most exciting parts of this watch is how few parts it shares with other Rolex production pieces from the time. Aside from the movement and bracelet buckle, essentially every component was designed specifically for this reference. ⁠

Get all the pics, pricing, and details about this beautiful example from 1958 on the site - link in bio!

This 1974 Daytona Ref.

6265 example, often referred to as a "ROC" dial, is an early dial variant that only bears the words Rolex Oyster Cosmograph and lacks the red Daytona text above the 6:00 subdial. The silver dial with the offset crisp black matte subdials sets the tone for the watch’s appearance. The watch really pops due to the three black sub-dials on the silver dial and The stainless steel bezel is in wonderful and almost perfect condition and frames the dial perfectly ⁠

Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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As an American watch company that was based in Ohio, Gruen provided cleverly designed watches that housed Swiss-made movements and were once the largest timepiece company in the US.

Like most American watch companies, Gruen has a complicated past, as they were sold a couple of times throughout the 50s and 70s. ⁠

We absolutely love the dial design on this piece, with the beautifully aged red-subdial and matching 'telemeter' scale. The dial details on this one really need to be seen, get the closeup photos as well as pricing and availability on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Have you checked out the Craft + Tailored app yet? Get quick access to the latest content as well as new watches!

Stay up to date with everything we're rolling out with lots of cool plans in the future. Maybe some exclusive app only products? Only time will tell... get it? Time? HAH! ⁠

Seriously though, check it out - link in bio! ⁠

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In this latest installment of @craftandtailored 's "What Is On My Wrist" (link in bio) Cam confesses his love to a special Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Polaris II Ref.

E870. additionally, Cam provides an overview of the Memovox and takes us through the details of this stunning and less commonly seen example of the Polaris II. What watch do you think we should review next 🤔⁠

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The Autavia came into production in 1933 as a dashboard timer for automotive and aviation usage - The name Autavia is a portmanteau of sorts, combining automotive and aviation.

With the success of their dashboard timer, Heuer introduced the more familiar wrist-mounted variety in 1962. ⁠

The Heuer Autavia ref. 7763C is the second generation of the Autavia wristwatch, like the iconic 2446C, that features a 40mm EPSA designed case. EPSA is the same designer as the Super-Compressor dive watches of the 60s. The very first executions of the compressor-style 7763C's from 1968 featured a white chronograph hand, small teeth notched bezel with either a minutes/hours or a tachymetre bezel insert. The 7763C is the two-register chronograph version of the compressor case Autavias and features the Valjoux Cal. 7730 chronograph movement.⁠

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When it comes to collecting vintage Omega Speedmasters the most commonly asked question and most paid attention to detail is the bezel.

Dot over 90? Dot next to 90? Dot next to 70??? which one is your favorite?? Over time the bezel of the Omega Speedmaster changed quite a bit and is one of the more commonly looked at features when it comes to collecting the Omega Speedmaster. It's no secret that the Omega fan base prefers the DON (Dot Over Ninety) as we have seen Omega revert back to its bezel roots as the latest releases of the classic Omega Speedmaster professional feature DON bezels!

It's pretty well known at this point that Rolex produced a very low number of exotic dial material timepieces.

We happen to be bordering on obsessed with these and are incredibly excited every time we can bring one to market. ⁠

Good examples of these exotic Rolex Day-Date references have become exponentially harder to find because of a cult following surrounding them, and a lack of circulation due to the coveted value each unique dial retains. In other words, collectors love these watches and rarely sell them, so when they come up for sale it’s always special.⁠

Get all the details on this example from 1991 on the website - link in bio!⁠

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Antoine LeCoultre created the LeCoultre brand in 1833, which originally created movement blanks or

unfinished movements for some of Switzerland's most prestigious watchmaking houses such as Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet, and Patek Philippe. LeCoultre merged with Jaeger in 1937 to form Jaeger-LeCoultre and went on to become the brand we know and love today, though until the 1980s Jaeger-LeCoultre reserved the name “Jaeger” only on their watches destined for the United States.⁠

The Jaeger Master Mariner was created in celebration of the Jaeger brand's 125th anniversary and has taken on many shapes and variants over its production period, all featuring an aesthetic that married sophistication and utility in one.⁠

Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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The full episode of @craftandtailored 's "The Details" featuring @magnuswalker is up on the C+T YouTube channel!

Hit the link in bio to check it out 🏁😎🏁

This LeCoultre Memovox ref. E855 is one of the most desirable alarm references produced from LeCoultre from the 1960s.

The double-crown feature allows for winding and setting the time, as well as setting the alarm. The top crown sets the alarm complication of the timepiece. The alarm is crisp and noticeable which is a key feature of the cal. 825 automatic bumper movement.⁠

We love alarm watches in all of the technically obsolescent glory, is it important to have an alarm on your wrist in 2021? Probably not, but that doesn't mean it isn't a joyful experience. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Tomorrow at 7:30am PST (10:30am EST) Cam sits down with @Magnuswalker in the latest episode of

@Craftandtailored 's "The Details" Magnus shares some of his favorite watches while discussing the art and magic behind a life of collecting. Magnus then gives Cam a full tour of his garage and talks through some of his favorite Porsches followed by a ride in the famous 277 car!⁠

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We love tropical dials. There is always some question about them when it comes to the community at large, but we love timepieces that tell a story and morph into something wholly unique.



This 1971 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date (Ref. 1500) started out as a more traditional grey dial but over the years has taken on this gorgeous, uniform brown hue that pairs brilliantly with leather strap options. ⁠

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The Heuer Autavia ref. 2556C is the second generation of the Autavia wristwatch that features a 40mm EPSA designed case, the same designer as the Super-Compressor dive watches of the 60s.

In addition to the standard Autavia chronograph, the 2446C was also produced as a GMT with the cal. 72C movement, and featured a classic “Pepsi” 24hr bezel and a slightly different dial design. The GMT line of Autavia’s carried on after the 2446C as well and into the more chunky Autavia designs of the 70s, all of which are desired and prized by collectors.⁠

We're bordering on obsessed with the subtle patina on the dial matched with the wear on the bezel of this stellar example. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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The Mk. XI was a watch born out of rigorous specifications and necessity.

As the British Ministry of defense came to realize after the issuance of the famed “Dirty Dozen” timepieces, they came to the conclusion that these watches just weren’t accurate or durable enough for their pilots. So in 1947, the British Ministry of Defense created the 6B/346 navigation watch standard which became known as Mk. XI.⁠

The Mk. XI’s were initially produced with radium dials however it’s almost impossible to find them with their original dials as they were serviced every year, and as time went on the MOD’s specifications required improvements. Such as the use of tritium, which is why the IWC Mk. XI's seen today featured the matte black “circle-t” dials that have become synonymous with British military watches and indicate the use of tritium as the luminous material.⁠

Get all the pics, pricing, and details on this highly sought-after piece of military history - move quickly as this one will likely sell fast. Link in bio!⁠

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Yves Montand wearing a Rolex GMT Ref 1675 in Monaco on May 19th, 1966 while filming Grand Prix.

Grand Prix is a 1966 American sports drama film directed by John Frankenheimer. The film Grand Prix included real-life racing footage and cameo appearances by drivers including Formula One World Champions Phil Hill, Graham Hill, Juan Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark, Jochen Rindt, and Jack Brabham. Other drivers who appeared in the film include Dan Gurney, Ludovico Scarfiotti, Richie Ginther, Joakim Bonnier, Bruce McLaren and Jo Siffert Grand Prix was one of the ten highest-grossing films of 1966, Grand Prix won three Academy Awards for its technical achievements!⁠

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Donald Byrd was an American jazz and rhythm & blues trumpeter and vocalist.

Byrd was known as one of the rare bebop jazz musicians who famously explored funk and soul while remaining a jazz musician. Byrd was regarded as one of the most expensive hard bop trumpeters of the post-Clifford Brown period. Byrd recorded prolifically as both a bandleader and as sideman from the mid-’50s into the mid-’60s, most often for Blue Note records. He also had great taste in wristwatches including this Rolex GMT Ref 1675 😎⁠


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Sir Francis Charles Chichester prepares his sailboat while wearing a Rolex GMT and what appears to

be a Rolex Day-Date on his opposing wrist, Francis Chichester was a British businessman, pioneering aviator, and solo sailor. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for becoming the first person to sail single-handed around the world by the clipper route and the fastest circumnavigator, in nine months and one day overall in 1966–67.⁠

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The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and most beloved Rolex watches ever made, even though

the Datejust was launched in 1945 it has remained a timeless classic and is instantly recognizable as an item of refined quality and functional design. This Datejust can be worn just as easily with a suit as it can be with jeans and a tee-shirt. This piece would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to an expanding collection.⁠

We love the subtle interaction between the white gold bezel and the stainless steel case on these models. This slight change brings the whole watch to life. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Many iconic timepieces have been closely associated with expeditions especially in the tool watch

category – from the highest mountain accents to the deepest depths of the ocean even into outer space the need for accurate timekeeping has always been a top priority. ⁠

The 1947 KonTiki expedition was not about setting records, it was a trek by raft from South America to the Polynesian Islands to establish indigenous Polynesians are descendants of South America and not from Central Asia. The guide of the expedition wore an Eterna on his wrist and in 1958, Eterna selected the KonTiki designation for its most rugged line in tribute to Thor Heyerdahl’s odyssey.⁠

We love these vintage Eterna pieces, and this one of the best examples we've ever seen. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Sometimes it's the smallest details that make the biggest difference.

This is one of the coolest and most unique Rolex Air-King Ref 5500 series that we have ever seen. The dial color is a rare and seldom seen matte and metallic silver that is downright stunning. The same dial texture can be seen on Paul Newman Daytona references. ⁠

We always say it's about the details, some of the other unique elements that make this specific example rare outside of the dial finish are that the top of the markers is inlaid with black enamel as opposed to having the tops of the markers high polished as can be seen in other examples from the same era. Additionally, the SWISS underneath the 6 o'clock markers is known as Wide Boy Hoover – the extra wide T SWISS T which is also commonly seen on the dials of pump pusher Newmans.⁠

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Roger Moore on set in Jamaica for the filming of the James Bond film 'Live And Let Die' wearing a non-rolex bond watch.

He wearing a Tissot PR-516 day date diver in this photo. Interestingly Moore as a Bond ventured outside of the Rolex territory wearing watches such as Pulsar and Seiko, although he did wear a Rolex no-date Submariner ref 5513. ⁠

The other interesting and unusual element about more wearing Tissot is that there is speculation that he wore a couple of different variants of the Tissot PR-516 and also that it may have been Moores personal watch that was accidentally not switched before filming the scenes that display the Tissot on the wrist of Moore.. Not all bond watches are expensive but all of them including the Tissot are equally as cool!⁠

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In the 1960s and 1970s, Seiko produced a variety of affordable automatic chronograph watches.

Seiko’s first automatic chronograph caliber was the 6139, which was available in several models, in a variety of colorways. The movement has a 30-minute register at the 6 o'clock subdial, with start/stop and reset pushers. ⁠

During the height of his fame, Bruce Lee was known to wear at 6139-6010. Choosing to wear an automatic chronograph seems to make sense for someone on a movie set filming and timing precise choreographed fight scenes. ⁠

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Mick looking like a boss while wearing his Seiko 6309.

Mick has been known for wearing some cool watches over the years. But if you follow our YouTube channel and our IG feed you will know that we are huge fans of Seiko watches for their quality, horological significance, and of course their vibe.. Mick knows what we're talking about 😎⁠


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The world of vintage Omega is vast and filled with interesting and unique references.

This Omega Automatic ref. 2635-1 (link in bio) features handsome "fancy" lugs and beautiful Breguet numerals on the dial. The ref. ref. 2635-1 is powered by the in-house Omega cal. 351 automatic bumper-style movement, with center sweep seconds hands. This ref. 2635-1 would be a perfect addition for any Omega collector or those who appreciate the rare finding of a stylish watch from the 1950s with beautiful dial details.⁠

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In this week's episode of 'What is on My Wrist' Cam wears an all-black outfit (Shocker 😂) and talks about a stunning solid 18k yellow gold GMT Ref.

1675 from 1969. Interestingly the GMT unlike many of the Rolex sports models from the era was produced in yellow gold from the start! Get the full details in this week's episode!, check it out on YouTube now! Link in bio!⁠⁠⁠
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The Croton Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver (Ref.

394-1) is one of the less seldomly seen variants of the Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver references and for sure one of the most interesting dial configurations to have ever come from the brand. We just so happen to have one in the shop! ⁠

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The Chronomaster range of watches from Nivada Grenchen and Croton was produced in a time when adventures and exploration were at the forefront of what was happening in the world and within the pop culture of the 1960s. Within the expansive world of vintage timepieces, there is no uncertainty that vintage tool watches hold a particular position within the minds of numerous collectors. The 1960s and 1970s were what we now know as the golden era of sports watch design where the form of a watch needed to meet its intended function to support the adventures that the watch was created for. ⁠
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Who says Daytonas are only for the boys!! Elle MacPherson wearing a yellow gold Rolex Daytona which appears to have been her personal go-to watch for quite some time.

Elle is known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning in the 1980s, leading to her nickname "The Body", coined by Time magazine in 1989. She is the founder, primary model, and creative director for a series of successful businesses in addition to also having a successful acting career. Macpherson appeared in supporting roles in The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) and as Julie Madison in Batman and Robin (1997) as well as lead roles in The Edge (1997) and South Kensington (2001). She also had a recurring role on Friends and hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live.⁠



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A watch with more complications than you can shake a stick at!🤠⁠

Get all the pics, pricing, and details on this funky piece on the site - link in bio!⁠

This Hamilton Count-Down GMT Chromatic is a watch that is rarely seen outside of private collections. The Chronomatic has a large 48mm satin-brushed case, anodized red pushers and features a Chrono-Matic cal.141 with an additional GMT hand and two crowns used to rotate 24h and time-zone bezel rings.⁠

The Count-Down GMT Chronomatic uses a movement that was a joint development between Breitling, Heuer, and Buren and utilizes a micro-rotor automatic winding mechanism making it one of the first automatic chronograph movements ever made. This movement caliber was based on the highly respected cal. 11 chronograph movement. The joint collaboration created the cal. 14, which houses a GMT function. All 3 companies (Breitling, Heuer, and Buren) used these movements in their watches. Hamilton fits into this picture as they acquired the Buren firm in 1966.⁠

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(link in bio) In this week's episode of @craftandtailored 's "Under The Radar" your host @thismightbetyler moves his hands around a lot and also provides the inside scoop on a watch that received a lot of requests, the Benrus Ultra-Deep Super-Compressor Ref. 6089. Benrus produced several dive watch models under the name “Ultra Deep” during the late 1960s into the 1970s and the Ref. 6089 is one of the most desirable to have come from the "Ultra-Deep" range as it is a two-crown version with an inner rotating timing bezel and a super compressor EPSA case. This example that Tyler is showcasing has achieved a stunning "pumpkin" like patina and retains sharp case making this a great example worthy of showcasing on "Under The Radar"⁠⁠
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This Speedmaster with U.S. Navy provenance was featured as our watch of the week and if you subscribe to our email newsletter then you may already know that 😋⁠


This Speedmaster ref. CK2998-61 is an impressive watch in its own right, being the last of the alluring CK series of the Speedmasters, and retains all of its original and charming components. Aside from being a very original watch, this Speedmaster accompanied Lt. Ralph O. Snyder of the U.S. Navy, during the Vietnam War. Impressively Lt. Snyder was a Naval Flight Navigator operating within the Heavy Photo-Reconnaissance Squadron 61, or VAP-61 based out of the Naval Air Station in Agana, Guam.⁠

This Omega Speedmaster ref. CK2998-61 was truly used as a military instrument. Being that GPS did not exist yet, Naval navigators utilized celestial navigation to maintain and track their intended course, and of course, an accurate timekeeping tool was absolutely necessary, and this specific Speedmaster was Lt. Snyder’s timekeeping tool of choice. And according to Lt. Snyder, this Omega served him very well during many long day and night flights over the Pacific Ocean and Vietnam.⁠

Get all the pics, pricing, and details on this incredible piece on the website - link in bio!⁠

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Jacques Dutronc wearing his Rolex 5513 Submariner while behind the wheel of a Porsche Targa 😎 Dutronc is a French singer, songwriter, guitarist, composer, and actor.

and also the husband of singer and fashion Françoise Hardy. Dutronc played guitar in the rock group El Toro et les Cyclones. He wrote successful songs for Françoise Hardy in the 1960s before moving on to pursue a successful solo career. His music incorporated traditional French pop and French rock as well as styles such as psychedelic rock and garage rock. He also himself is a fashion icon who clearly has good taste in watches as well as automobiles!⁠

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We love Seiko watches. We especially love Seiko Divers.

We super especially love Seiko Divers that have been permanently linked with iconic war films. This Ref. 6105-8110, commonly referred to as the "Captain Willard" after its prominent feature within the film 'Apocalypse Now'.⁠

The film famously paid attention to the little details. The Seiko 6105 was a watch that was commonly seen on the wrist of soldiers during the Vietnam War as it was sold in military PX’s and while not the most inexpensive watch it was certainly less expensive than a Rolex Submariner and possessed the same tool like quality and dependability of an automatic movement.⁠

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Lou Reed wearing his Cartier Santos in Greenwich Village circa 1982 while having what appears to be a rootbeer float.

In case you were literally born under a rock Reed was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and poet. He was the guitarist, singer, and principal songwriter for the rock band Velvet Underground and had a solo career that spanned five decades. The Velvet Underground was not a commercial success during its existence but became regarded as one of the most influential bands in the history of underground and alternative rock music. Reed's distinctive deadpan voice, poetic and transgressive lyrics, and experimental guitar playing were trademarks throughout his long career. He also had great taste in watches and in beverages 😎⁠

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IWC’s Caliber 8521 originally came into production post-war, in 1952.

Featuring the Pellaton winding system which was a new and extremely efficient movement system for perpetual automatic wristwatch movements. This innovative movement was patented by IWC in 1950 and mass-produced by 1952. The Pellaton winding system is still used in IWC watches today and has been improved upon ever since.⁠

This particular IWC Calatrava in stainless steel is simply stunning with a nonsense design. The dressy Calatrava case and dial design pairs excellently with the utilitarian stainless steel material. This watch makes for a highly reliable daily wearer, that is designed to last.⁠

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Did you know that we have an app? Be the first to know about the latest updates, new watches, videos, promotions, and more!⁠


Already have the app and have some ideas about new features or tools? Let us know and we'll see what we can do! ⁠

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The Rolex Submariner Ref. 1680 is a stunning classic. First introduced in 1969, the ref.

1680 includes the date, unlike previous Submariners (ie. Ref. 5512 and 5513). The Infamous Red Submariner is also a Ref. 1680 which had the word "Submariner" in red lettering which was produced by Rolex from 1969-1975. ⁠

This Mk. IV dial variant from 1971 differentiates itself with the following, which can be seen in the text located above the 6 o'clock – starting with a serial number that falls in the correct range for this type of dial. The red lettering on white and distinctive open “6” are the notable characteristics of the Mk. IV Dial. The Mk. IV was the earliest "feet first" red submariner.⁠

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Florence Arthaud wearing her Rolex Submariner Ref 1680.

Arthaud was a French sailor from Boulogne-Billancourt and was celebrated by the French yachting world as the only woman to have won the Route du Rhum, a grueling solo trans-Atlantic race. That victory, in 1990, was the apex of her career. Aboard the 60-foot trimaran Groupe Pierre, she outdueled the world’s top solo ocean racers in a 3,500-mile sprint that took her from Brittany, France, to the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. No woman has won the event since.⁠

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Solvil et Titus, Or “Titus” as its commonly referred to as was once a premier watchmaking house in Switzerland.

Titus was founded in 1887, but rose to popularity in the 1960s with their model the Calypsomatic as sports and diving watches were on the rise with the heightened interest in underwater exploration.⁠

Though they are not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of dive watches today - this is no fault of the quality of the watch. These pieces feature everything we look for in a vintage diver. Featuring beautiful gilt dials, interesting hand variations, and their notably large crowns, the Titus Calypsomatic are very much so collectible to the collectors in the know. ⁠

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Pablo Neruda wearing a Bulova Accutron Spaceview Neruda was a Chilean diplomat and poet.

Neruda is often considered the national poet of Chile. He wrote about love and the beauty of Latin America, as well as politics. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1971, in what was called a "contentious" decision, and is considered one of the greatest Spanish language poets of all time.⁠


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The Rolex Datejust is another timeless icon of wristwatch design.

Launched in 1945, the Datejust has gone through a number of iterations all while maintaining the original feel and design DNA. ⁠

This example from 1971 (Ref. 1603) features an ultra-desirable silver linen dial, which paired with this jubilee bracelet makes for a watch that will feel at home in any situation. ⁠

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Happy Friday all! That means we've got another hot off the presses episode of 'What is on My Wrist'!

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This week Cam looks at a small piece of paper and also discusses the details around this absolutely spectacular 1972 Rolex Submariner (Ref. 5512) and talks specifically about the differences between the 5513 and 5512. This episode is ideal if you're the type of person who likes hearing people say "five five" a lot of times! ⁠⁠
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First unveiled by Audemars Piguet in 1972 the Royal Oak ref.

5402, designed by Gerald Genta, was the most expensive steel watch ever made. The early 1970s was a time of great change within the watch industry. Audemars Piguet was shaking the standards by introducing a luxury watch in steel that was oversized and pushed the boundaries of the current design trends of the era.⁠

To say this paid off would be an understatement. This iconic design had very few changes over the years, and this example from the 1980s (Ref. 14100) is in spectacular condition and would make a great addition to any collection.⁠

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James Gandolfini famously portrayed NJ mob boss Tony Soprano on the hit series 'The Sopranos'.

During the series he consistently wore a gold Rolex Day-Date in almost every scene. In this photo, he's additionally accessorized with some ducks. #ducks⁠

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In 1981 while the 3700 was still in production, Patek decided to introduce a slightly smaller version of the Nautilus reference to gain traction and commercial viability via reference 3800/1.

Apart from the physical size difference of 37.5mm, the Patek Phillipe 3800/1 carries with it many similar design traits as its bigger brother with a monobloc case, an integrated bracelet that tapers to the buckle, and the iconic rounded octagonal bezel. ⁠

Designed by Gerald Genta, the Patek Philippe Nautilus is a 1970s icon. This example from 1988 would fit perfectly with the most formal of formal attire, as well as the most casual of casual. The Nautilus is a rare blend of sport and dress that actually works for both - Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Brad Pitt wearing a Submariner LV and shooting a Leica M3 with a light meter on the beach.

Pitt has been photographed wearing a number of different watches over the years ranging from simple Rolex Explorers to rather obscure Patek Philippe pieces. He's been a brand ambassador for Breitling as well - so they show up on his wrist occasionally. ⁠

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The Rolex Submariner Ref. 1680 is a stunning classic. First introduced in 1969, the Ref.

1680 includes the date, unlike previous Submariners (ie. Ref. 5512 and 5513). The Infamous Red Submariner is also a Ref. 1680 which had the word "Submariner" in red lettering, manufactured from 1969-1975. This watch is an example of what is referred to as the "White Dial." It is the first Ref. 1680 with the word "submariner" in white lettering.⁠

This example from 1978 would make a great daily driver. The patina on these dials is often subtle, but placed next to a more modern, stark white dial - the difference is night and day. We love how every one of these pieces ends up telling their own story. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Just a normal day hanging out in an ancient bathhouse, shooting a digital Leica (Q probably?), and wearing his vintage Rolex Air-King (Ref.

5500) with a killer yellowed dial. We know it's not visible in this shot and this outs us a Gos-heads but whatever. Is Gos-head a term yet? #goshead. ⁠

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On April 19, 1891, when a conductors' watch had stopped for several minutes, a head-on collision

between two trains in Kipton, Ohio killed numerous people due to trains using the same lines in opposite directions and crossing paths without the assistance of accurate and reliable timepieces.⁠

In order to make the train system safer for travelers and employees, Webb C. Ball was designated “Chief Time Inspector” and created tests and standards for all watches used on the trains. Ball’s criteria for accuracy and reliability were extremely strict and inspired others like the Swiss Official Testing Institute (COSC). Webb C. Ball also set up “RR Standard” (“RR” for Rail Road) to ensure accuracy and safety to all railroad employees.⁠

This Ball Trainmaster Automatic (Ref. 2822) is a great connection to timekeeping history and would find a spot within any collection. Get all the details, pics and pricing on the website - link in bio!⁠

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The main difference between the Rolex Submariner ref. 5512 and 5513 is the caliber of the movement.

Both references began life with the Rolex cal. 1530 movement, but the 5512 soon adopted the chronometer-certified cal. 1560 movement, and later the cal. 1570 movement. Shortly after its inception, and with the integration of these more advanced movement calibers, the Rolex ref. 5512 adorned the iconic 4-lines of text on the dial, signifying its chronometer rated timekeeping capabilities.⁠

We're always excited to bring a 5512 to market and this one is no exception. This example from 1972 would be a perfect collector's piece - complete with its original box & papers. Get all of the pics, pricing and details on the site -link in bio!⁠

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These two had some adventures. Looks like Mr. Sterling is wearing his Tudor Oyster Prince in this shot.

We've always loved these 'tuxedo' style dial varients. ⁠

Interesting that Draper went with the light colored suit for summer, while it seems Sterling may be planning to hijack a yacht. :shrug: ⁠

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We love SuperCompressor watches. Patented in 1956 by Ervin Piquerez SA (EPSA), the SuperCompressor case possessed a unique sealing system that set it apart from other dive watch cases of the day.

When exposed to higher water pressure, the spring-loaded case back of the case sealed even tighter. ⁠

This 1960s example from Benrus is a 'Ultra Deep' (Ref. 6089) that has taken on a beautiful 'pumpkin' patina over the years. Since the little details are always so important, the dial also features the ever-popular '666 ft' depth rating. ⁠

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Backstage during the Exile on Main Street tour in 1972 - Mick is seen here getting some totally badass armbands fashioned and wearing his Heuer Autavia.



The real question here is where can we get these killer towels in the background!?⁠

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In the early 1960s, Bulova introduced the Caravelle jeweled watches to resounding success and soon after, become the biggest selling jeweled watch on the American market.

Designed to compete in price with other non-jeweled brands at the time, Caravelle was a smashing success. With numerous space-aged inspired designs, Caravelle proved their understanding of the modernist aesthetic takeover of the times. ⁠

We can't get over this stunning seconds hand and dial design on this example from 1974. These affordable pieces are certain to catch some attention. ⁠

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It's Friday friends! That means it's time for another 'What is on my Wrist' Episode! ⁠⁠
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This week Cameron opens a box. The box contains a watch. The watch is from 1963. The watch was owned by a man. The man was a US Colonel. The Colonel flew helicopters. ⁠⁠
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The Memovox is one of Jaeger-LeCoultre's most iconic and well-performing line of watches, and even

though the Memovox wasn't the first alarm watch created, JLC is definitely the brand that marketed its alarm function the best. ⁠

In the 1970s JLC revised the Polaris design, introducing vibrant color palettes and a large tonneau case design for the Polaris II, which perfectly embodies the 1970s diving watch aesthetic and maintained the iconic Memovox alarm function.⁠

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The 1980s were the best right? Photographer Don Terpstra had a rough time capturing some shots on the beaches of Chile including this #watchcontent featuring 3 wristwatches.

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In the early 1920s when watch brands were competing to create the first successful automatic movements from scratch, Rolex took a different approach.

By affixing an automatic rotor mechanism on top of their existing manual wind movements, they ended up creating a thick Oyster Perpetual case that we lovingly know as the "Bubble Back" or "Ovettone". Stacking the automatic mechanism on top of the manual wind movement proved beneficial, as it allowed the rotor to swing in 360 degrees without obstruction. The addition of the automatic rotor also muffled the existing manual movement, creating a quieter running watch. ⁠

This Datejust from 1955 (Ref. 6105) is a great blend between sport and dress watch. These pieces are always highly sought after and we love all the character that the years have added - the subtle patina on this dial is spectacular! ⁠

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Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson hanging out in New York in 1992 while wearing a Rolex Explorer.

Macpherson was one of the most successful models of the 90s and 00s - appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated 5 times between 1986 and 2006. ⁠

She also had a pretty great recurring role on 'Friends', and apparently pretty great taste in watches! ⁠

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Gerald Genta designed the Nautilus in 1974 on a napkin while observing a group of Patek executives

out for dinner during the Basel Trade Fair, he has been noted saying the sketch only took him 5 minutes to complete. Not a bad run for a quick sketch. ⁠

It is a common belief among collectors that there was only about 1500 yellow gold Nautilus ref. 3700’s produced during its 14 years of production across all variations, including those with diamonds. Making any yellow gold Nautilus extremely exclusive and sought after. ⁠

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Elliott Gould seen here as 'Trapper' John McIntyre in the 1970 M*A*S*H film.

While the shirt and the can of PBR probably weren't officially army issued the watch he's wearing could be a Waltham A-17 which was pretty common during the Korean War. We're not sure how much attention to detail they really paid in this film but we love the vibe Gould is giving out here. ⁠
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This 1971 Rolex Day-Date ref. 1803 retains its original and sought after non-luminous champagne "Wide Boy" pie-pan dial.

The "wide boy" dials make for a distinctly unique look among the early Day-Dates and Rolex only produced this dial for a very short period of time. ⁠

The "Wide-Boy" name comes from the oversized block markers and the extra-wide "cigarette hands", and can be seen in either the Datejust or the Day-Date models from the early 70s. This "wide boy" Day-Date ref. 1803 is simply stunning and would be a wonderful addition to any collection as an executive piece that would stand out from the crowd.⁠

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Magnum PI (Tom Selleck) wearing a Gold Rolex Day-Date in this episode from 1984 featuring Sharon Stone.

Looks like old Magnum has run into some issues with his arm. Yikes! ⁠

Selleck is most known for his role in Magnum PI, but a couple of interesting twists of fate and he could have been known for very different roles - he was offered the lead in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' but wasn't able to perform due to contractual issues with Magnum - he was also offered the lead in 'Baywatch' but didn't want to play a role that would end with him becoming a sex symbol. :shrug: ⁠
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It's no secret Girard Perregaux has a deep lineage within Swiss watchmaking history, unofficially

forming at the end of the 17th century and formally being announced as Girard Perregaux & Cie in 1852, and during their time since have created some very worthwhile and interesting watches.⁠

The Sea-Hawk has a complicated and long back story, with the range of watches dating back to the 1940s as military issued timepieces and seeing constant change since. At one point the Sea-Hawk was a more formal dress watch for the everyday man to later becoming the premier diving watch for the Girard-Perregaux brand as a whole. ⁠

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Sophia Loren as Kay in the 1959 Sidney Lumet film ‘That Kind of Woman.’ When it come to timeless style Ms.

Loren definitely delivers. It looks like she (like Cary Grant earlier this week) is probably wearing a Cartier Tank as well. ⁠

In another somewhat interesting tie to Cary Grant, they did have a rather famous affair in 1957. Grant wanted to marry Loren but she wasn't having it. Gotta love old Hollywood! Thus concludes this week's dive into vintage Hollywood gossip. Back to watch content tomorrow, pinky swear. ⁠

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The Aquastar Deepstar was introduced in 1965 and has an impressive history of diving ingenuity.

From supplying watches to Jacques Cousteau’s dive team in 1965 to hosting over a dozen patents for everything from depth gauges to computer-grade bezels. The original Aquastar Deepstar even came with its own decompression dive table, which corresponds to the ingenious life-saving bezel. This hand-wound chronograph with a single 30-minute register also functioned essentially as a dive computer because of its state of the art bezel.⁠

This reissue of the Deepstar will make for an extremely exciting addition to any collection. Featuring a high-end Swiss movement made by La Joux-Perret. An automatic bicompax chronograph and a 55-hour power reserve. ⁠

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Happy Friday folks! Who had "$GME breaks the stock market" for signs of the apocalypse bingo? ⁠⁠

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This week on 'What is on my Wrist', Cam takes us through an absolutely flawless Patek Philippe 3700/1J in Yellow gold. Before you ask, the answer is yes, he does also stare longingly at a book in this episode. ⁠⁠
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This Rolex Oyster Perpetual would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great

addition to an expanding collection as a daily driver and would provide a classic feel while bringing a unique look while worn on the wrist. ⁠

This example from 1955 features a desirable Officially Certified Chronometer dial paired with a beautiful level of patina. Can't go wrong with a model that was favored by Ernest Hemingway right? ⁠

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Cary Grant spending some downtime (or posing for some pretend downtime) in his home office in 1939.

Grant is most often linked with a Cartier Tank and this certainly looks like it could be that. ⁠

Born Archibald Alec Leach, Grant had one of the most successful Hollywood careers of all time. He appeared in countless films between the 1930s and 1966 when he officially retired from film. He was known throughout his career as being incredibly easy to work with, respectful and professional without taking himself too seriously - sounds like the opposite of most modern actors.⁠

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When it comes to under the radar vintage watch companies, Zodiac should be one of the first brands to come to mind.

Zodiac made several sports models in the 50s-60s and were direct competitors to Rolex, Blancpain, and Tudor but are often looked over as they don't receive the same clout as the aforementioned companies. However, this is to the advantage of the collectors that enjoy the subtle, or not so subtle nuances that the Zodiac timepieces carry. Zodiac timepieces often feature bright color combinations that can make any vintage watch collector swoon.⁠

We absolutely love all the variations of these vintage Sea Wolf's and are happy to bring them to market as often as possible. For all the details, pics and pricing on this example from the 1970s, check out the site! Link in bio!⁠

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"Are you seeing this car!?" - Steve McQueen, probably. ⁠

This 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso (chassis number 4891) was purchased new by McQueen's first wife Neile Adams. While not technically built for competition this model did feature Ferrari’s 3-liter, Colombo-designed 250HP V-12, letting it top out around 150 MPH. ⁠

This particular car was McQueen's daily driver for a number of years before ending up in the collection of Mike Regalia who meticulously restored it between 1997 until being sold via Christie's in 2007 for $2.3M. ⁠

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Tissot is one of the world’s most prominent official timekeepers for sports, naturally offers a

range of classic sports watches, including the Seastar, a fantastic entry-level collector’s piece for those looking to score a classic dive watch that won’t break the bank. ⁠

Tissot began as a comptoir d’établissage, which was a network of independent craftsmen who were highly specialized in producing a variety of watch parts, sold to be assembled by various watch companies and then retailed. Tissot’s initial specialty was a focus on luxurious pocket and pendant watches, predominantly destined for the United States market. ⁠

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American actor Al Pacino shown here in 1974 on set of 'The Godather II' as Michael Corleone wearing an Omega Constellation.

Pacino is a noted method actor and his portrayal of Corleone is widely considered one of the greatest roles in film history. ⁠

This scene was filmed at 'El Embajador' hotel in the Dominican Republic, looks like a pretty nice place to hang out and film a future cinematic masterpiece. ⁠

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Introducing a new YouTube series! Join our very own Tyler Vanes ( @thismightbetyler ) as he dives into the world of 'Under the Radar' vintage watches.



We listened to your requests (or demands, depending on how you look at it) via the comments & DMs here and on YouTube and decided to actually try tp do something to make you all happy! Every week Tyler will be shining a light on lesser-known and often underappreciated vintage watches that enthusiasts and collectors alike may have never considered, or just didn't know existed. ⁠

We're gonna try our best to keep the price tags low on these pieces and focus on just how cool these more attainable vintage pieces can be! Check out the first episode featuring the Chronomaster now! Link in bio!⁠

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Ernest Hemmingway is certainly one of the most widely respected writers in American history his storytelling and effortless writing style has inspired countless future novelists.

He also lived quite an adventure-filled, and at times dangerous life. Seen here in a common activity of his, drink was a popular theme within his writings as well. ⁠

He was known to be a fan of the Rolex brand and is likely wearing an Oyster Perpetual in this photo. Seems a suiting watch for the type of man who would alternate between African safaris, and on more than one occasion, surviving plane crashes. ⁠

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On the latest episode of 'What is on my Wrist' Cam shakes things up a bit and talks through this reissue Benrus 'Type I Limited Edition' with some comparisons to its vintage siblings.



Watch reviews are a great way to guarantee that someone gets angry so buckle up on this one kiddos. Cam talks through the movement choice, case material and finish, lack of fixed spring bars and a few other notable departures from the original Type I and II. Spoiler alert: #meh.⁠

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Michael Caine's style in the 1960s (and beyond) is absolutely impeccable.

In this shot from 1968 alongside Giovanna Ralli in the film 'Deadfall', he's showcasing his typical understated but endlessly classy style with this three-roll-two suit. He's wearing a gold watch on a leather band here, it's hard to see in the film as he's busy cat-burglarizing for the majority of the film and the rest of the time he's rather busy in bed. ⁠

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Did you know that we have an app? Be the first to know about the latest updates, new watches, videos, promotions, and more!⁠


Already have the app and have some ideas about new features or tools? Let us know and we'll see what we can do! ⁠

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American singer Sammy Davis Jnr. hanging out in London at lunch with some friends.

We can't think of many things cooler than spinning records casually at lunch. Sammy is wearing an interesting-looking piece here but we're not sure what it is. Also - that man, that suit 😎⁠

For context, the photo was taken on May 7th of 1962 - who has some ideas of what watch this could be? ⁠

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We like objects that are designed for a purpose. We also like items with military connections.

This 1973 CWC Royal Navy Pilots watch checks both of these boxes. ⁠

The Cabot Watch Company was created in 1972 specifically to win MOD wristwatch contracts. CWC is most known for creating the military diving watch that replaced the Rolex 5517 or Rolex Milsub for the British military and continued to supply military spec wristwatches to different branches of the British and European Militaries until the 1990s. ⁠

This particular example is a pilot's chronograph and features the most sought-after dial variant known as a "sterile" dial. These blank dials without logos were intended to reduce exposure in the case that a soldier was captured. It is commonly known they were reserved for the units involved in the most covert and secretive operations.⁠

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Jack Lemmon is seen here on the set of 'The War Between Men And Women' in 1972 alongside Barbara Harris.

The film follows a cartoonist (Lemmon) whose vision slowly deteriorates throughout the film (I think that explains the glasses?). There are some questionable 70s themes throughout but Lemmon's character comes around in the end. (Phew!)⁠

In addition to his super creepy expression - He's wearing what we believe is a Heuer Camaro, Ref: 73643 T that we assume was his personal watch as it made its way into a number of his films during the 1970s. ⁠

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The Rolex GMT is the jet-setting icon of the Rolex sports watch family.

Like the Rolex Submariner, the Rolex GMT is sophisticated, rugged, and versatile. In 1954 Pan Am started using the newly designed Boeing 707 which allowed for Pan Am to fly transcontinentally and is said to have started the commercially available jet age.⁠

This example from 1967 (Ref. 1675) features a Mk.1 "Long E" dial and would make a great addition to any vintage collection. We love the subtle patina this piece has taken in both the bezel and dial. ⁠

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Roger Moore wearing a very un-'Bond' watch.

This Seiko M354 5019 Memory-Bank Calendar was worn in the 1979 film 'Moonraker' and for once Q actually managed to outfit 007 with a watch on a bracelet that fits properly. Bond is generally associated with Rolex or Omega watches, but there have been a few others throughout the series. ⁠

Roger looks like he's having a pretty good time on this photo shoot. Any idea what car he's leaning against here? ⁠

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Sometimes adding a little color is a nice way to change things up.

This suede strap, shown here in "Aegean" is a versatile option that'll pair nicely with most every watch - we love it specifically here in a 1976 Tudor (Ref. 9411/0) Submariner "Snowflake". ⁠

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(Keef wearing a Panthère de Cartier and enjoying some tennis in 1985)⁠

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Simple in design, this Jaeger-LeCoultre is definitely one of the manufacturer's more rare and

unknown watches, only seldomly seen come up for auction, with less than a handful known to exist in 18K rose gold. Developed in the 1950s and utilizing the JLC Cal. K480/C, this rectangular dress piece is satisfying on the wrist and absolutely beautiful, featuring strong deco characteristics from the interesting case design to the double crosshair-like dial.⁠

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So, you may be pretty chill, we get it. But are you Marlon Brando at his home in Los Angeles with a typewriter on his lap and a cat over his shoulders chill?



In this photo from 1954, Brando is most likely wearing his Vacheron Constantin Ref. 4877 which was gifted to him by Zsa Zsa Gabor. This watch sold in 2009 for $18,000 via Antiquorium. ⁠

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The vintage Bulova obsession in the watch community is very real and here to stay!

The unique and funky watches that Bulova made from the 60s-80s are always a cause for conversation. Ranging from colorful diving chronographs to eccentric electric watches like the famous Accutron.⁠

This Bulova Chronograph C from 1970 is affectionately nicknamed the "Stars & Stripes Chronograph" for its red, white, and blue color scheme of the dial that offers high visibility for telling the time with just a glance. The Stars & Stripes is also a bit of an oddity for Bulova as it was only produced for 1-year but more so because of its size and exaggerated crown and pushers. ⁠

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This man is important on any day, but he's a little more important today.

He lived in a difficult time and sadly didn't live to see the fruits of his labor and his movement. It's quite possible to paint most times in US history as 'difficult' times but it always helps to look back at where we've been and what we've done to put some current difficulties into perspective. ⁠

He's wearing a 14k Gold Rolex Ref. 1601 here, but that doesn't really matter. RIP MLK. ⁠

Photo Credit: Associated Press.

Did you know that we offer a full line of suede watch straps in colors specifically selected to pair best with aged vintage watches?

We have a tendency of obsessing over the details, and these colorways are no exception.⁠

This suede strap, shown in 'Platinum' is one of our most popular and versatile. These straps are comfortable and made to be worn in, they'll mold to your wrist and slowly take on a slight patina over time as you add your chapter to your watch's story. ⁠

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Paul Newman being interviewed by Merill "Red" Mueller on NBC News in 1968 and looking like he's about to drop a FIRE new mixtape.

Newman was a famously well dressed and stylish fellow, but this photo really takes the cake. He's probably wearing one of his eponymous Rolex Daytona's in this photo, but we're too busy focusing on all these killer suits. ⁠

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There are a lot of things we look for in vintage timepieces and this 1970 Bulova Accutron Deep Sea manages to check a lot of the boxes.

These Bulova pieces always strong conversation starters with their interesting design cues, colors, and movements. ⁠

We absolutely love this coke bezel dive watch and it has some of the fun details we love. The clean dial with it's always popular "666 feet" depth rating, combined with the off-center crown and perfect patina make it an excellent example of golden era watch design.⁠

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You guys are all big fans of '87th Precinct' right?

The single-season cop show that aired on Monday nights on NBC between 1961–1962? Obviously, we celebrate the full series. ⁠

We know you don't need us to tell you this, but Ron Harper is shown here as Detective Bert Kling (swear, we're not making that name up) wearing a pretty great combination of light-colored suit and tank styled watch.⁠

Ok - Honestly, we've never heard of this show until now but Ron is looking pretty damn classy in this photo. ⁠

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The triple calendar Heuer ref. 1806 is one of the more under the radar timepieces Heuer produced.

Heuer is most known for its sports watches and most notably their chronographs developed for automotive racing and aviation. The ref. 1806 triple calendar came out as Heuer's 90th-anniversary watch and was marketed as the "Half of a Millenium" watch as it came out in the year 1950.⁠

Simplistic and charming is the best way to describe the Heuer ref. 1806 as this understated timepiece is filled with nuances that add up to an exciting wristwatch experience. The inner dial is a simple dress watch design with a brushed inner dial, applied gold markers, and the running seconds at 6 o'clock. This complements the outer blue date track perfectly which coincides beautifully with the serpent-like date indicator hand.⁠

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Welcome to friday friends! This week we all should look to find someone who looks at us the way Cam looks at this copy of "Time for a Change - Discovering Vintage Enicar".

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Wakmann is perhaps best known for its partnership with Breitling as being their resource for importation and sales to the US market.

Breitling would import nearly completed movements through Wakmann, who would then assemble and rebrand these "Breitling" watches under the Wakmann name for resale. Eventually, once the hefty US import taxation of Swiss watches was remedied, Wakmann was purchased and placed under the Breitling umbrella.⁠

We love complicated watches, and we love colorful dials. We love this watch. If you're looking for something that'll catch some attention on the wrist, and then trigger an extended conversation explaining all the functionality - this is your new watch. Get the pricing, pics, and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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McQueen. Monaco. Motorcycle. ⁠

Steve is seen on the set of 'Le Mans' in 1970.

He's wearing his signature Heuer Monaco here. The motorcycle he's fiddling with is a Norton - an English brand that has been through all kinds of management issues over the years but has consistently produced interesting and high-quality vehicles. The company merged with Triumph for a short time, and the brand disappeared. However, it was resurrected in 2008 only to fall on more financial issues. As recently as last year the company was sold yet again. They continue to produce a new line of Motorcycles out of their production facilities at the famous Donnington Park motorsports circuit. ⁠
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Rado began its roots in 1917 Lengnau, Switzerland with humble beginnings as three brothers Fritz, Ernst, and Werner Schlup created Schlup & Co.

out of their parent's house, which would later become Rado in the 1950s. Rado found success in their fashion-forward designs that became very popular in the 60s and 70s.⁠

Rado's NCC line of watches debuted in 1970 and saw many variations during its tenure until 1979. NCC or "New Conception Construction" was Rado's newest method of case construction to ensure both shock protection and water resistance.⁠

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The Black Ark Studios were constructed by Lee "Scratch" Perry in the backyard of his family property in Jamaica.

The studio was rather rudimentary when it came to technology, but Perry's seemingly infinite creativity and unorthodox recording techniques led to some of the most iconic recordings of the time - as well as the birth of the 'dub' genre itself. ⁠

The studio would eventually be burned by Perry in 1979 as a reaction to some uh... external pressures. If you've got some time today - dig into some of Perry's Dub work, especially "Blackboard Jungle" and pay attention to some of the unorthodox sounds. They were probably conjured in this room. ⁠

Also, he's wearing a watch in this photo. #relevantcontent⁠

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Designed by Marc Newson, the Ikepod Hemipode has become a modern icon of horological design.

Newson's work resides in the permanent collections of many major museums, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) as well as the Smithsonian Design Museums.⁠

When it comes to the watch, his design style shines. He wanted a perfectly symmetrical dial layout which required some modifications to the Valjoux ETA 7750 movement but resulted in this stunning layout. We believe these are one of the most iconic modern watch designs and expect the demand for them to continue rising.⁠

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Thomas Magnum most famously wore a Rolex GMT Master (Ref.

1675) which actor Tom Selleck kept after production ended - but for the first 3 seasons, he wore a different timepiece. This is a Chronosport Sea Quartz 30, a little less iconic than the Rolex to say the least. Luckily during these seasons, he did still wear his iconic shirts and mustache. ⁠

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During WWII the US Navy had specialized forces trained to clear harbors of obstructions to ensure the smooth movement of vessels.

This unit, the Navy Combat Demolition Unit (NCDU) were issued these 'BUSHIPS' waterproof (using that term lightly) watches. ⁠

‘BUSHIPS’ stands for the United States Navy’s Bureau of Ships. 'BUSHIPS’ responsibilities were vast and included the supervision of procurement, overall design, construction, conversion, maintenance, and repair of ships for the Navy. BUSHIPS also managed shipyards and the many tasks involved with keeping operations running smoothly - thus the NCDU. ⁠

These watches are rugged and eyecatching, which, combined with their amazing military history make them incredibly collectible. Get all the details, more pics and pricing on the site - Link in bio!⁠

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Clint Eastwood hanging out for a photo and definitely not about to drunk drive this beautiful Ferrari 275 GTB in 1971.

Eastwood has had a seemingly endless career spanning from the 1950s through today. He has written, produced, directed, and acted in countless films and even served a two year term as Mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea in California starting in 1986. ⁠

Eastwood is most famous for wearing a Rolex “Root Beer” GMT Master - his personal watch that he ended up wearing in a number of films. He's definitely not wearing that here but we couldn't resist this photo. ⁠

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The right strap can refresh a piece that you may have been getting too comfortable with.

We've all had that urge to shake things up and our strap collection is a way to do that!⁠

Here we have our Smooth Calfskin strap shown in 'Woodland' (Available for $65) paired with a tasty Rolex GMT Master II. You really can't beat the green and gold motif. ⁠

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Sean Connery & Claudine Auger on set of 'Thunderball' in 1965.

Connery is wearing the famous Breitling Top-Time from this film on another inexplicably ill-fitting bracelet. What is the deal with MI6 having basically an unlimited budget but being incapable of correctly outfitting a watch strap or bracelet? ⁠

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We love these Tudor Rangers, a lot of people consider them to be the Tudor equivalent of the Rolex

Explorer, and while they are similar on the surface, once you get past the lumed arabic numerals the similarities start to fade and you end up with a very cool and unique Tudor offering. ⁠

The Ranger is one of the more coveted Tudor watches amongst collectors and this example from 1967 definitely fits those descriptors. Known for being elusive, with only a very small number ever actually being made, Rangers are rarely seen for sale on the open market.⁠

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We usually spend our time here spotting watches, but let's switch it up a bit and spot records.

We've got Steve McQueen here (probably wearing his Hanhart 417ES) hanging out in May 1963 listening to some tunes. Looks like he's got The Modern Jazz Quartet 'Live @ Music Inn' under his foot. Miles' 'Kind of Blue' next to that with 'Sketches of Spain' below it, 'Atomic Basie' and 'Meet the Jazztet' between his legs, 'Sinatra and Basie' standing up a bit... ⁠

Who has some more here? I bet we can get them all. ⁠

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The art of collecting military-issued timepieces has never been more interesting or captivating than in today’s day and age.

These alluring timepieces have been sought after for as long as collectors have existed, however, due to the availability of archived information we now possess, the community has never been more interconnected or informed. And as we collectively continue to discover new information we reinforce our understanding of where and when and why these incredible timepieces were enlisted.⁠

This 1989 ref. 79090 holds a special place in history as being part of the last batch of Submariners ordered by the Canadian Navy from Tudor. The case back is inscribed with the original owner's name "Petty Officer Cumberland" and though it is worn, it is still visible. This RCN Tudor is also accompanied by its original issued NATO strap.⁠

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It's that time again friends! This week Cam talks about a company focusing on tire treads, inflatable rubber balls, bowling pins, mechanical dive apparatus, and..

swiss watches? Trust us, this one all comes together in the end. Get all the details on this super cool 60s gem - an AMF Voit Superwaterproof (Ref. 1573-666).⁠⠀
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The Rolex GMT is the jet-setting icon of the Rolex sports watch family.

The history of this sophisticated, versatile style dates back to 1954 when Rolex received a request from Pan Am to create a technical pilots watch that could indicate two time zones simultaneously. As advances in aviation made transcontinental flights commercially available Pan Am needed a watch that could be issued to their crews on the long-haul international flights.⁠

If you're going to wear a GMT-Master it may as well be in 18k Yellow Gold right? This example shows very little signs of use and would make a fantastic addition to any collection. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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When it comes to Ayrton Senna phrases like "the greatest driver of all time" are often thrown around.

We're not sure exactly how you measure something like that, but he was definitely one of the most fearless drivers in the history of motorsports. ⁠

Shown here in 1990 in Portugal, Senna is wearing a TAG Heuer S/el, Ref. S25.706C. This watch sold in 2007 for $69,000 at auction. ⁠

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LeMarc was a retailer who sold the Nivada Grenchen and Croton Chronomaster under their own brand in the mid-20th century.

The Chronomaster range of watches from Nivada Grenchen and Croton were produced in a time when adventures and exploration were at the forefront of what was happening in the world and within the pop culture of the 1960s. ⁠

LeMarc Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver or CASD rarely surface making this example sought after and hard to find within the realm of CASD's this specific ref. 107 utilizes a manual-wind Landeron Cal. 248 chronograph movement which is paired with a simple and no-nonsense dial that is beautifully executed and in flawless condition. ⁠

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Mick and Bianca having some fun in the back of the car after their wedding in St. Tropez in 1971.

He's probably wearing a Heuer here? He was pretty into them around this time. Really though, it's all about the floral pattern shirt here. Weird shaped cigarette too... ⁠


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This historically impressive 1963 Rolex GMT-Master ref.

1675 was originally owned by Colonel Bryce R. Kramer who was an Army Major and helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War and a founding member of the Vinh Long Outlaws. The “Outlaws” were the 62d Assault Helicopter Company that consisted of the top specialists from the 11th Air Assault Division from Fort Benning, Georgia. ⁠

From 1964-1965 the Outlaws were one of the first seven US military units stationed in Vietnam before the first initial buildup of US troops and quickly became known for their effectiveness in supporting the boots on the ground in hostile territory. ⁠

Since this watch was produced in 1963 it gives us pretty good reason to believe Col. Kramer served his tour in Vietnam with this watch on his wrist. This 1963 Rolex GMT-Master ref. 1675 is also accompanied with Rolex service paperwork and box from 1968 along with detailed information about Col. Kramer and the Outlaws, and a photo of Col. Kramer himself. ⁠

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Have you listened to Radiohead recently? This post is really just a reminder for that.

Also, Thom is wearing a watch here but we're not entirely sure what it is. It looks like a Tag Heuer Aquaracer? More importantly, listen to Radiohead. It'll help with whatever ails you. ⁠

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Juvenia is a watchmaking company with a rich history in Switzerland, originally created by Jacques Didisheim, their primary focus in the late 1800s was creating movements for ladies watches.

In the early 1900s, we started to see wristwatches with the name Juvenia and went on to produce some very technical watches like the Arithmo pilot’s watch and avant-garde watches like the Trigone and the Mystère.⁠

The Juvenia Chronograph being offered is powered by a well respected Venus 178 movement and features a stunning well-preserved silver dial. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

Bonus points: Can you ID the guitar? Comment it up. ⁠

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The greatest entertainer in the world is shown here with Mickey Rooney - Sammy Davis Jr seems to be having a blast with Mr.

Rooney backstage at 'Sugar Babies', Rooney's broadway show in April of 1981. ⁠

Sammy Davis Jr. is wearing his trademark Gold Rolex Datejust with an Onyx dial, a very rare watch & dial combination. He's also wearing an absolute hell of a suit. ⁠

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The Villeret collection is their "most classical collection", according to Blancpain.

The collection was created to echo the brand's initial aesthetic, with sleek lines, a clean and elegant dial, and an iconic double stepped case. Named after the Swiss village where Blancpain was born, the Villeret collection makes for a stunning array of modern dress watch classics. ⁠

Since Blancpain's revival, the Villeret Collection has hosted many designs, dial variants, and complications. At Craft + Tailored, we are always excited to offer classic watches with co-signed dials, which is one reason we're thrilled to offer this stunning, clean, triple sub-dial Villeret with a Tiffany stamp. Complete with the original boxes and a handwritten note from Tiffany & Co.⁠

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Enjoying one of the perks of the Presidency - Richard Nixon is hanging out here with (left to

right) Bart Starr of the Green Bay Packers, Golf Legend Arnold Palmer (wearing his signature gold Rolex Day-Date) and Detroit Tigers hall of fame member Al Kaline. ⁠

We bet this group had some stories to tell. ⁠

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This 1960s diving watch, the AMF Voit Super Waterproof Automatic, may have one of the most unconventional backgrounds for a Swiss watch we've ever seen.

Voit was a Los Angeles based tire retreading company in 1922 that went on to develop and patent the first inflatable rubber balls in the later 1920s, which revolutionized sporting and the company quickly evolved into one of the largest sporting companies in the world. Voit was later acquired by AMF in 1957 and pivoted their expertise to recreational diving equipment.⁠

We love the almost outlandish branding on the dial combined with the perfect patina and simple design details. We also love how rare these pieces are, having been retailed only at AMF sporting goods stores. Get more pics, pricing, and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Alright, time for another James Bond post - this time with George Lazenby! Remember him?

That Australian guy with no acting experience they decided to cast for 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' in 1969? Of course you do!⁠

He's seen here wearing a pretty sick Rolex Pre-Daytona and having what looks like a pretty good time with his soon-to-be wife Countess Teresa di Vicenzo played by Diana Rigg. ⁠

This watch was sold at auction in 2016 as well as 2019 but no details on the final prices for either auction has come to the public. ⁠

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This Benrus Type II Class B is built like a tank and for a good reason.

In the ’70s, the American military needed a dive watch made to a particular specification outlining their needs for a diving watch under military specification MIL-W-50717. Benrus answered the military's call and came up with the Benrus Type-II.⁠

This 1979 Benrus Type-2 (Class A) is particularly special as it came to us from the son of the original owner and remains in very original and excellent condition. The original owner was a squad member of the Navy Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron VQ-2, otherwise known as Faireconron Two. The squad members of this recon fleet were commonly referred to as "Batmen" in reference to the Faireconron Two emblem which is a depiction of a bat flying over the cloud layer at night using sonar, perfectly symbolizing the stealth operations in which the batmen specialized in. ⁠

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It's Friday, everyone! We've successfully navigated the treacherous virus-ridden firesea of 2020!

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This week on 'What is on my Wrist' we find Cam staring lovingly at his own wrist while he talks us through this crazy / insane / cool Datejust from 1971. This 1603 has that 'look closer' vibe we always strive to bring to market with a gorgeous and very rare linen dial with the Masonic "Square and Compasses" emblem on the dial. ⁠⠀
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Along with the creation of Apple Computers and the Concorde Transatlantic Airplane, 1976 brought us

one of the most iconic watch designs recognized to date, and by none other than the legendary Gerald Genta. This icon of design was the Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 3700, often referred to as the “Jumbo” due to its large size for the era, 42mm.⁠

This 1977 example comes complete with box and paperwork and features a beautiful patina throughout adding some extra depth and charm to its already spectacular dial. We obsess over these ref. 3700s and always are proud to bring them to market. Check out all the details, history, and more on the site - link in bio!⁠

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John McCain is shown here in Nov of 1982 being sworn in as a United States Senator while wearing a Rolex Datejust.

This watch may be the least impressive thing about Senator McCain and the life he led. ⁠

He can accurately be described as a war hero, maverick, statesman, tough-as-nails, fighter, pilot - maybe a bit crazy but who isn't. His career throughout the Navy, House of Representatives, and Senate was hugely impressive. ⁠

While most people might remember him as the old-white guy who lost to Obama in 2008 - he had a long and successful career prior. ⁠

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Founded in 1918 in Japan, Citizen is one of the most integrated manufactures in the watch world.

They make all of their watch components in-house and do not have any manufacturing facilities outside the brand's home country. With a history of cutting edge technology, Citizen is known for its incredibly accurate and rugged timepieces. The history of Citizen divers from the 1960s-1980s is rather elusive. However, what we do know is that the company was very well known for producing dependable divers in this time period as well as highly regarded pressure-rated quartz divers. ⁠

This particular military dive watch is in excellent condition for its age and is a rather striking example of just how strongly such sought-after, yet affordable Citizen military watches can hold up over time. ⁠

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One of the most recognizable faces in country music - Willie Nelson, shown here wearing a Rolex Day-Date had a tumultuous career.

He was one of the pioneers of the 60s 'outlaw' country movement pushing back against absurd conservative restrictions on Nashville musical output. He saw great success during this time but apparently didn't feel the need to pay his taxes.⁠

In the early 90s the IRS claimed he owed millions, he protested and put out a record titled "The IRS Tapes" - funds from which, along with the sale of many of his assets, resulted in his debt being cleared.⁠

We wonder if this watch was one of the assets sold? ⁠

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As an American watch company that was based in Ohio, Gruen provided cleverly designed watches that housed Swiss-made movements and were once the largest timepiece company in the US.

Like most American watch companies, Gruen has a complicated past, as they were sold a couple of times throughout the 50s and 70s. ⁠

This Gruen Precision ref. 770 CA is a charming watch, to say the least, and makes good use of the Valjoux cal. 7734 chronograph movement by pairing it with a beautiful dial and a very cool case. The case is 16k gold plated and the watch retains its original Gruen signed bracelet that is two-toned with stainless steel and 10k gold-filled links. ⁠

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Former host of NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams has had a rather turbulent career in journalism.

Going from receiving a Peabody award for coverage of Hurricane Katrina to being suspended without pay for falsifying stories about the Iraq war. He's shown here wearing a Rolex Submariner. ⁠

For an interesting take on his Iraq war story - check out Malcolm Gladwell's "Revisionist History" podcast - link in bio. ⁠

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Abraham Favre was registered as a watchmaker in Zug, Switzerland in 1737 which technically makes Favre-Leuba the second-oldest watch brand in Switzerland, after Blancpain.

Over the next couple hundred years they went through some changes, a partnership or two - and eventually landed on this. ⁠

In 1963, the company launched the Deep Blue, which included many different designs over the years. This funky mod piece, from the 1970s, features all kinds of unique design features, including a 14-sided tetradecagon bezel, a vertically stacked day-date window, as well as the Aqualung logo printed on the dial. ⁠

For more history, pics and pricing - check out the site - link in bio!⁠

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Happy Post-Christmas 'time-stands-still' break before the New Year, everyone!

We've got some white-hot content for y'all here with the latest episode of 'What is on my Wrist'. ⁠⠀
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This 1971 Rolex Datejust (ref. 1603) with linen dial would be a great watch even without that little extra detail on the dial.

This particular example features the most famous masonic symbol of all - the Square and Compasses. Rolex produced a few dial variants which are all highly collectible but to say the allure of the marking of one of the most secretive fraternities in the world exceeds that of Dominoes Pizza would be an understatement. ⁠

These pieces very rarely make it to market and we're incredibly excited to chaperone this piece to it's next owner. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Tom Cruise, pictured here in "Cocktail" - quite possibly the worst film he's ever appeared in, a list which has some competition but we believe this may take the top spot.

In this film, he plays a wholly unlikeable bartender who happens to sport a white dialed Rolex Datejust on an oyster bracelet - Cruise sports this same watch (maybe this actual one?) off-screen quite often even to this day. ⁠

Photo by Mondadori via Getty Images⁠

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With a pedigree dating back to 1853 including a stint combined with Omega within the 1930s - Tissot watches have a story to tell.

This example from the 1950s features a beautifully patinaed dial and hands. ⁠

Tissot is one of the world’s most prominent official timekeepers for sports, and naturally offers a range of classic sports watches, including this handsome chronograph, a fantastic entry-level collector’s piece for those looking to score a classic watch that won’t break the bank. ⁠

Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Terry O'Neill famously photographed celebrities, musicians, and public figures during the 1960s.

His photographs captured the spirit of the performers in a way that few people manage. He took countless iconic photos, but one that stands out is his series of Elton John performing at Dodger Stadium in 1975. Give that a quick google today if you've got a free minute. ⁠

He's shown here in 1990 wearing a gold Rolex placed rather intentionally in this shot while leaning on a Hasselblad camera - although he quite famously used Leica cameras for his photography work. ⁠

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Happy Boxing Day to our Canadian friends! We've got a watch with a story today.

This is a 1943 Rolex two-tone Viceroy. A watch that survives 80+ years is a story in itself, but this one happens to come with actual correspondence from Rolex in the summer of 1983 talking about the fate of this very piece. ⁠

The watch's owner was interested in a service and restoration and while Rolex was hesitant, the owner insisted and a complete service was performed. Rolex may have undersold their abilities at this point as they were unwilling to guarantee this work - however, 40 some years later it seems they could have guaranteed it. ⁠

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Who knows what he's wearing here. Probably a prop watch.

It's Christmas day - Get off the internet and tell someone you love them! Happy Holidays everyone, we love you. ⁠

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Patented in 1956 by Ervin Piquerez SA (EPSA), the SuperCompressor case possessed a unique sealing system that set it apart from other dive watch cases of the day.

When exposed to higher water pressure, the spring-loaded case back of the SuperCompressor case sealed even tighter. ⁠

This 1960s Benrus Ultra-Deep (Ref. 6089) Super-Compressor features everything we look for in a vintage watch. The twin crown design is eyecatching (if not really practical - try operating this crown to set the timing bezel while wearing gloves) and we love all of the small details of this watches design.⁠

Didn't get what you wanted today for Christmas? Get all the pics, pricing, and details for a little self-gift on the site - link in bio!⁠

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It's that time of year and this guy is probably coming around to deliver some gifts.

Everyone's favorite ex-drug criminal, Tim Allen - is shown here portraying jolly old St. Nick in "The Santa Clause". Who knew that Santa wore a three register chronograph! ⁠

Hope you're all safe and happy this holiday season! ⁠

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The Sherpa OPS ref. 144/35/03A is one of the most impressive watches we’ve seen from Enicar and mirrors the Sherpa Ultradive asymmetrical case design.

The Sherpa OPS differentiates itself from the Ultradive with its early PVD case and more covert matte black dial and grey inner bezel layout with orange accents. The Sherpa OPS was actually never military issued, although it would be hard to say that it isn’t inspired heavily by watches with military applications, even the name “Sherpa OPS” embellishes the Cold War era secret agent sentiment. ⁠

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On May 25th, 2000. David Douglas Duncan and Herni Cartier-Bresson met up at 'the Garden Café' Picasso Museum in Paris.

Duncan somehow didn't have a camera, so he borrowed one and a single roll of film.The photos from this roll ended up in Duncan's book "Faceless". ⁠

In this book, Duncan shines a light on "the most famous photographer in the world" as he turned the tables on this meeting where Bresson was intending to photograph Duncan. This is some seriously meta shit guys - portraits of portrait masters taking portraits of portrait masters. HCB apparently wasn't too thrilled with this release and encouraged DDD not to publish. ⁠

Who wants to guess on the watch he's wearing? ⁠

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The origins of A. Lange & Söhne date back to 1845, when Ferdinand A.

Lange, an exceptionally talented Dresden watchmaker, established his own company and began creating excellent pocket-watches that became highly coveted among collectors all over the world. Unfortunately during WW2, the company was seized during the Soviet occupation in 1948 and A. Lange & Söhne was almost forgotten.⁠

The brand was revived in 1994 and went on to create some of the most iconic and recognizable 'modern' designs weaving a thread between tradition and innovation the brand has become synonymous with attention to detail and craftsmanship. This 2003 Grand Lange 1 (Ref. 115.026) in Platinum features everything we love from the brand, in a slightly larger size than the original Lange 1 offering. ⁠

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Mary Ellen Mark was a photojournalist best known for documenting some of the outside fringes of society - interestingly this crossed over with Hollywood productions occasionally.

Seen here in 1979 on set of 'Apocalypse Now' with Marlon Brando who is of course wearing his famous GMT-Master which sold at auction last year for $1,610,000. ⁠

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The world of vintage Omega is vast and filled with stylish and robust references, and this ref.

2627 Seamaster Calendar is as stylish and robust as they come. Sporting a beautiful Seamaster case in 18k yellow gold and a charming honeycomb textured dial that notably features the date window at the 6 o’clock position. The ref. 2627 Seamaster is equipped with the Omega cal. 353 manual wind movement.⁠

We love the effortless style of these vintage gold Omega pieces, making a great understated dress watch, or every day wear. Get all the pics, price and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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James Garner famously portrayed 'Jim Rockford' on The Rockford Files.

James is seen here wearing his Heuer Carerra 3647N - while the resolution on these images might not let you know it - it's easy to know that it's his personal watch since it has his name written on the dial. TV continuity wasn't under as much scrutiny back then it seems.⁠

Check out the full story on Calibre11 - link in bio!⁠

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The Rolex Submariner Ref 5512 is the embodiment of the classic dive watch.

The 5512 is simple yet sophisticated and rugged whilst becoming increasingly more uncommon and collectible. Ref 5512 was first introduced in 1958 and ceased production in late 1978. The Rolex reference 5512, like the 5513, is a purpose-built dive watch that lacks the date function. ⁠

This example from 1972 is a perfect collectors example - complete with box and paperwork. It's said that for every 10 5513's produced in the 1970s Rolex made a single 5512. This type of scarcity is making these harder and harder to track down, especially in this condition. ⁠

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"Julio, you mentioned that you had some locations for this shoot - did you have another idea in addition to just sitting on the hood of your Rolls?

oh... sitting on your Yacht. Dope." - Actual conversation at this photoshoot, probably. ⁠⠀
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In the early 1920s when watch brands were competing to create the first successful automatic movements from scratch, Rolex took a different approach.

By affixing an automatic rotor mechanism on top of their existing manual wind movements, they ended up creating a very thick Oyster Perpetual case that we lovingly know as the "Bubble Back". Stacking the automatic mechanism on top of the manual wind movement proved beneficial, as it allowed the rotor to swing in 360 degrees without obstruction. The addition of the automatic rotor also muffled the existing manual movement, creating a quieter running watch. ⁠

With an array of dial variants and models, Bubble Backs offer a charming presence on the wrist without breaking the bank. We love the warmth of the patina on this 6084! Get more pics, pricing and details on this charming piece - link in bio!⁠

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It's that time again! New Episode of 'What is on my Wrist'! Nice work all!⁠⠀
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This week Cam has a spectacular and some may say creepy Breitling SuperOcean Chronograph "Minute Creeper". Breitling is generally more known for its aviation-related tool watches but this dive piece from the mid-60s is not to be missed! ⁠⠀
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In the early 60s, Bulova introduced Caravelle jeweled watches into the market to tremendous triumph and soon after, become the biggest selling jeweled watch on the American market.

Designed to compete in price with other non-jeweled brands at the time, Caravelle was a smashing success. ⁠

This 1977 Caravelle hosts a particularly exciting world time black bezel, which rotates bi-directionally and features 22 different cities from across the globe, written in contrasting silver and orange font. A must for any world traveler! ⁠

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The next time someone tells you that you *need* a GMT function - you show them this photo.

Everyone's favorite cubist artist - Pablo Picasso - is shown here wearing a couple of different watches (he somewhat ironically did quite often wear a Rolex GMT) at the same time while casually enjoying a smoke break while taking some photos.⁠

Picasso is shooting with a FED-2 Soviet 35mm Rangefinder - an interesting copy of a Leica that claimed to make some improvements over the original which might be true in some cases but Soviet quality control always left something to be desired. ⁠

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The world of vintage #Omega is vast and filled with interesting and unique references. This Ref.

2639-10, often referred to as a “Tuxedo” exhibits a classically handsome contrasting dial with a striking warm patina on the numerals and hands.⁠

These watches are just so unbelievably cool. The design language immediately transports us to say, a soirée at a mansion in West Egg, Long Island in 1922. ⁠

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Jim Carrey in 1991 doing a great job of summarizing everyone's feelings towards 2020 as a whole.



Carrey is best known for his high-energy slapstick comedy. Seen here wearing what looks like it's probably a swatch of some kind - probably on set of 'In Living Color'. He went on to star in a number of big comedies during the 90s and 00s. He's largely typecast into comedic roles but his performance in 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' is absolutely stunning. ⁠

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This Croton Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver ref. 107 “yachting” utilizes a Valjoux cal.

7733 chronograph movement with a simple and no-nonsense dial that is beautifully executed and in flawless condition, featuring a vibrant red and blue 10-minute count down on the left sub-dial. ⁠

The classic large stainless steel 38mm stainless steel case with long and angled lugs and The case is outfitted with an aluminum minute/hour bi-directional bezel that is not only unique but useful. The Aviator Sea Diver covers all of these classic sport watch queues from this golden era of classic sports watch design.⁠

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We're hanging out today in LA at the @schottnyc store talking watches and jackets.

We got booked up pretty quick here but if you happen to be in the SF area we have a couple of times open for tomorrow afternoon / evening! Hit up that link in bio and book your consultation / watch hang. ⁠

We've got some great additional stuff coming up as well that we're super excited to tell you all about. More on that later! ⁠
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Aquadive was a serious dive watch company that created wristwatches within the "golden era" of dive watches, with functionality first based mentality.

The Aquadive brand helped shape this era through its design language devoted strictly to subaquatic wristwatches. This made for some funky and clever designs that had a scuba divers' best interests in mind, that being extreme water resistance and high visibility. ⁠

This 20ATM Diver we've come to lovingly refer to as "Cranberry" is a great attention-grabbing example of golden era design. Get all the details, pics and pricing on the website - link in bio!⁠

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The last time we asked Chuck Yeager about the watch he was wearing he blocked us on all social media - so we're just going to not bother mentioning anything about his watch here.



That being said - He was one of the most objectively fearless men to ever walk this planet. Yeager was most well known for being the first man to exceed the speed of sound in level flight. His military career spanned 3 wars, and he flew in excess of 300 different aircraft during this time. ⁠

Thank you for your service, sir. ⁠Rest well.⁠

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The Omega constellation has been regarded as one of the most luxurious and precise watch collections offered by OMEGA - featuring a chronometer-certified movement.

This particular Constellation is co-branded with Türler, a successful watch retailer founded in Bienne, Switzerland in 1883, which remains one of the few privately owned watch and jewelry brands.⁠

These co-branded dials are always something we look out for when sourcing vintage pieces, that extra level of detail always adds to the collectability of the piece. Get all the pics, pricing and details on the site - link in bio!⁠

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File this one under 'Easy Elegance'. Here we see Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, hanging out with their boxer, Harvey.

Bogart was one of the biggest icons of the post-depression Hollywood era - he starred in over 80 films over his career. He famously wore a Longines during 'Casablanca' and ended up in some of their advertisements at the time, its a safe bet this is one of their offerings as well. ⁠

More importantly than all of this watch stuff though - let's talk about how absolutely overwhelming this wallpaper pattern must have been in person! Comments about plaid patterned walls only below. ⁠

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Let's start this week off right folks - this is a 1966 Rolex "Pre-Daytona" Chronograph (ref. 6238).

The 6238 is a very important intersection in Rolex history as it marked the introduction of the more modern and streamlined look in the early 1960s, starting a look for the brand that would only marginally change over the next 30 years. ⁠

This may be the ultimate "look closer" watch, something that will fly under the radar in most situations - Well suited to be dressed up or down - but all the while maintaining a hugely important role as a piece of horological history. ⁠

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Ok guys - what is Mick wearing here? Hanging out on a flight to Brazil in 1968 - looking every bit ready for the weather.

Who can ID the small format wall clock on his wrist? ⁠

One of the things that always get us with Jagger is his ability to effortlessly blend into any situation and somehow wear basically anything naturally. Total icon. ⁠

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We had such a great time in the New York area with our pals at @schottnyc this last week.

We're so excited to do it again on the West coast! We're coming for you LA (Dec 16th) and SF (Dec 17th)!⁠⠀
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Brosnan hanging out with Sophie Marceau on the set of 'The World is Not Enough' (1999) wearing an Omega Seamaster 300M - the production version of this watch seems to have somehow overlooked the grappling hook and light functionality. Weird how that keeps happening. ⁠

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Tissot is one of the world’s most prominent official timekeepers for sports, naturally offers a

range of classic sports watches, including the Seastar, a fantastic entry-level collector’s piece for those looking to score a classic dive watch that won’t break the bank. ⁠

We love this piece for it's tropical dial, brightly colored seconds hand a subtle blue-accented subdial. This paired with the amazing patina on the tritium markers and we couldn't pass on it.⁠

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It's (still technically) Friday folks! We've made one week closer to the end of this dystopian nightmare of a year!

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A new episode of 'What is on my wrist'! This week Cam looks pensively next to the camera and also says "lug holes" probably more times than you'd think necessary. All due course while talking through this absolutely spectacular 1985 Rolex GMT-Master 16750 with basically every detail you could possibly want! The ultimate "Look Closer" watch. ⁠⠀
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It’s no longer a secret that gold Rolex sports models had low production numbers, are coveted by collectors, and are hard to find in worthwhile condition.

Which has made them all the more exciting to discover when a good example pops up. This 1972 ref. 1680 checks all the boxes of what you should expect out of a quality 18k yellow gold Rolex Submariner, from its beautiful case to its exceptional dial.⁠

I mean - just look at it! Get more pics / details / pricing on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Looking for the perfect holiday surprise for the watch nerd on your list?

(or for yourself, let's be honest here). Did you know we have a selection of straps available? ⁠

This smooth calfskin strap, shown in "Stampede" is handcrafted in Italy from supple veg-tanned calfskin that is lined on the back for added durability and comfort. These straps built to last and will only get better with age. The leather will take on a robust patina the more you wear them.⁠

Pick one up today - $65 available now - link in bio!⁠

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The first Tank Basculante Mécanique was released from Cartier in 1932.

At the time, it was a miraculously thin mechanical watch for Cartier (or any brand) to produce. The original Basculante housed a 2.1mm 610 calibre, which was made by Piguet. ⁠

The Basculante also hosts the crown at the 12 o'clock position, and still reveals Cartier's signature sapphire cabochon no matter which direction the dial faces. The namesake comes from the French word, bascule, which appropriately translates to 'seesaw'. This 1990 Cartier Basculante ref. 2396, is an updated version of the original and is powered by a reliable quartz movement and would make for the perfect dress piece for a man, or a stylish accessory for a lady!⁠

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In 1983 Stevie Ray Vaughan and crew embarked on a tour for their explosive 'Texas Flood' record

released a week before the tour began - they crisscrossed the United States and Canada through 1983 pausing for a couple of weeks in Nashville to record in Feb of 1984 - Sessions that resulted in the spectacular 'Couldn't Stand the Weather' album.⁠⠀
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SRV's high energy and virtuosic playing made a huge impact on a generation of guitarists. His career was unfortunately cut short but his body of work continues to inspire to this day - just go ahead and try to play Scuttle Buttin' - we'll wait. ⁠⠀
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We're in NYC for some more @phillipswatches 'Racing Pulse' auction madness.

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The biggest item on the block next week is certainly this 1980 6263 owned by none other than Paul Newman. Newman was photographed extensively wearing this watch between 1984 and 2008. The inscription on the back from his wife is a callback to his previous watch (famously also sold by Phillips) with the inscription "Drive Carefully Me". ⁠⠀
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Head of his eponymous fashion label - Yves Saint Laurent (seen here wearing a Ladies Datejust in his Paris studio in 1982) lived quite a life.

Finding himself as the lead designer at 'House of Dior' by the age of 21 he struggled with the responsibilities and pressure. He was conscripted to the French military during the 1960 Algerian War. ⁠

During his brief tenure in the armed forces, during which he was hazed relentlessly, he eventually was hospitalized and at this inopportune time was made aware that he had been fired from his position at Dior. This exacerbated his issues and led to some questionable prescriptions and electro-shock therapy. YSL later traced his mental health and addiction issues to this time in the hospital. ⁠

Coming out of the hospital he returned to found his own label and well, transform the industry. He made massive contributions to fashion over a 40+ year career, including bringing the concept of 'ready to wear' couture to the mainstream. ⁠

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With a pedigree dating back to 1876 - the Croton watch company joined forces with Nivada Grenchen to allow the sale of NG watches within America under the Croton name.



This Croton 1970s 106 Chronograph ref. 903011 features a beautiful and intricate dial designed by Singer and most notably features the same sub-dial printing as the famous "Paul Newman" Rolex Daytona dial which was also made by Singer. These watches are increasingly difficult to source and feature fantastic timeless stylings. ⁠

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Looking for advice on your next watch purchase?

Well, if you happen to be in the NYC / Brooklyn / LA / SF area we're going to be doing some private, socially distant, mask required consultations in partnership with our pals at @schottnyc at their retail locations. (If you arent in those areas, just shoot us an email or DM)⁠

Let us know what you're into and we'll bring some pieces for you to get a feel for - plus it's the perfect time to grab a timeless leather jacket. Those will be available as well. ⁠

Get all the info via link in bio or shoot us a DM and we'll hook it up!⁠

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Ok, y'all. Let's run some details real quick here. Unpolished. Perfect Patina. Iconic. Understated.

Snowflake hands... You get it. ⁠

This is an absolutely stunning and very original Tudor Snowflake ref. 7016/0, from 1972 featuring a stunning unpolished case, dial, and lume coloration. Finding such original examples has become more scarce as collectors have been enamored by Tudors in recent years due to their distinct dial designs fitted within the familiar Rolex case design. Get on this - link in bio!⁠

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The Grateful Dead are one of the bands that tend to polarize audiences, you're either completely

bought into the concept and worship them or they are just another one of those weird bands from the 60s that you never understood. ⁠

When it comes to the Dead most people focus on Jerry Garcia, but Bob Weir - shown here in 1983 in Berkeley wearing what looks like a digital Casio - was a massive part of their sound as well. Their catalog is quite daunting, but if you're in the right mindset you should be able to pick any live recording, a nice pair of headphones, and drift away from the world for a couple of hours. Pretty sure that counts as #selfcare. ⁠

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The last of the ref. 5513 Submariners produced were adorned with a serial number beginning with an "L", otherwise known as "L serials".

These 5513's were the last of the legendary reference that so many iconic people wore and loved. These watches today have become highly desirable as they are the bookend to one of the longest-running and most appreciated references Rolex has ever produced. During this time only very few 5513's made it off the production line as Rolex was preparing to introduce the ref. 5513's successor, the ref. 14060 Submariner.⁠

This example from 1989 would make a great vintage daily driver or bookend an existing 5513 collection. Get all the pics, details and pricing on the site - link in bio!⁠

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In this photo from 1962, Katherine Johnson is seated as her desk with an adding machine and a 'Celestial Training device' at NASA Langley Research Center in 1962 in Hampton, Virginia.⁠


We talk about astronauts a lot - and from now on for every astronaut post, we're going to talk about the amazing scientists who made their missions possible. Johnson's work with orbital mechanics calculations was pivotal to the success of these incredibly dangerous missions. Her work ensured that these brave men returned home to earth safely. ⁠

Also, she's wearing a watch here so this is technical #watchcontent. Nailed it. ⁠

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The Omega Speedmaster Professional is by far one of our most favorite chronographs.

The Speedmaster has an incredible history starting with automotive racing moving into flight and eventually to NASA and the U.S. Space Program. There are many subtle differences within the vintage Omega Speedmaster range of references that make them all slightly unique and different.⁠

This example from 1991 (ref.145.022) features the ever collectable tritium dial as well as a hesalite crystal. The dial has taken on a slight patina giving it a beautiful yellow tine in contrast to the white lettering on the dial. These Speedmasters are getting more and more scarce - dollar for dollar you'll be hard-pressed to find a better chronograph, in our opinion. Get all the details, pics, and pricing on the site - link in bio!⁠

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Hey all it's Frida... oh wait, we've messed something up here. Happy Saturday folks!

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We're back with another episode of 'What is on my Wrist' this week featuring the very rare Angelus 'Medical' Mono-pusher Chronograph. In this week's episode, Cam receives a text message, further works on his ASMR chops and makes up a word or two - but more importantly he talks through this absolutely beautiful timepiece. ⁠⠀
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The Bulova Type A17A is a U.S. Military issued navigator/pilot’s timepiece that was in production from 1956-1962, which immediately replaced the previous mil-spec A-17.

The A17A was designed as a navigation timepiece for pilots and aviators. The A17A is very similar to the A-17, featuring radium Arabic numerals, lumed pencil-style hands, and a subsidiary 24-hour track. However, the main difference is the 17-jewel Bulova cal. 10BNCH movement⁠

The practical dial layout and no-nonsense design give the wearer the perfect utilitarian feeling that makes these early military watches so sought after. Although this is a smaller watch in nature, the dial layout was designed for fast legibility. Get all the details, pics and pricing on the site - link in bio!⁠

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David Douglas Duncan was a famed photojournalist who most famously shot Leica film cameras

(although he's holding a Rollieflex and wearing something probably military issued - in this pic from 1946) while capturing his award-winning and breathtaking photos. ⁠

DDD famously paired his custom-built Leica body (M3D) with Nikkor lenses which gave slightly higher contrast than the Leica glass available at the time - after he made this switch, rumor has it that every other LIFE photographer purchased a set of Nikkor lenses. Nikon credits him with the rise of their brand to prominence. ⁠

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The Heuer, "Calculator, Automatic Chronograph," Ref. 110633.

oversized, tonneau-shaped, water-resistant, self-winding stainless steel left-handed wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, date, bezel with a slide rule. What more can you ask for? ⁠

If you're looking for a "practical tool watch" this technically probably has some of the most practical applications ever on a wrist watch. Does anyone use it for its designed purposes? ehhh. Either way, it's a beautiful piece of history and a great attention-grabbing timepiece. Get all the details, pricing and pics on the site - link in bio!⁠

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We haven't posted anything about an astronaut in a few hours so we better get back to it!

This photo shows Edgar Mitchell prepping his dual Rolex GMTs for their mission on Apollo 14. Mitchell would go on to spend hours with one of these watches on his wrist on the lunar surface as the 6th man to walk on the moon. ⁠

After his NASA career, he would go on to make news with his controversial views on remote healing (he claims to have been cured of his cancer via remote healing during the early 2000s) as well as UFOs (he was sure that they were real and the government was covering them up). He never actually provided much evidence for these claims, and openly acknowledged this being problematic. Super interesting guy though!⁠

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The Tudor "Big Block" chronographs were introduced in 1976 and replaced the Montecarlo series of chronographs that were originally released in 1970.

Both the Tudor Montecarlo, along with Rolex's Daytona, were manual wind chronographs whereas the "Big Blocks" were outfitted with an automatic movement. ⁠

Also, unlike the Rolex Daytona, Tudor chronographs including the Montecarlo featured date complications. The "Big Block" nickname comes as a result of the mid-case size, which is thicker and heavier than the big brother Rolex Daytona references which accommodated the automatic chronograph caliber Valjoux 7750 which also features a quickset date.⁠

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Telling the story of how a well-made object, almost magically, becomes more than the sum of its parts over time is tough to do in photographs, but @davidjcarol has captured it up so well here.

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The Zodiac Zodia-Chron Hermetic Chronograph is definitely one of the more celebrated amongst the early Zodiac models for both its rarity and stylish aesthetic.

The multi-stepped dial has a metallic outer track with red accents (the only color on the dial) with a brushed silver main dial and matte white receded sub-dials. ⁠

The impressive dial design along with the classic "dot over 90" bezel insert, the Valjoux 72 chronograph movement, and the black enamel inlay hands and markers, the Zodia-Chron is a wolf in sheep's clothing in terms of being a truly special watch without the price tags of its competitors at the time.⁠

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When it comes to things we love, vintage leather jackets are right up there next to vintage

timepieces and because of that, we're BEYOND excited to announce that this holiday season we're partnering with the iconic @schottnyc to bring a little tour of 'Jacket + Watch' private consultations to Schott Stores in Soho / Brooklyn / Los Angeles / San Francisco. ⁠

Here are the quick details - full info via link in bio - we'll be setting up at the Schott locations leading up to the holiday season to help you find the right jacket and timepiece based on your personal style. You sign up for 30-minute slot, let us know what jackets or watches you'd like to check out and we'll bring the goods as well as some fun bonus gifts. ⁠

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The Heuer Autavia came into production in 1933 as a dashboard timer for automotive racing and flying, where the Autavia name is derived, Auto and Aviation.⁠


This wrist mounted variation on the original is a 1969 Heuer Autavia GMT (Ref. 2446C) Mk. III. We can't get over the colors on this spectacular example. The dial and hands feature some slight patina, as does the bezel - but this is a stunning example that would be a great addition to any collection. For more pics, pricing and details check out the site - link in bio!⁠

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Possibly the most widely liked actor on the planet - Tom Hanks is seen here wearing a Rolex Milgauss and a mustache.

Hanks has starred in some of the most iconic roles in modern film and has earned himself a reputation as being an incredibly down to earth and kind all-around human. ⁠

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The Rolex Submariner is one of the most iconic designs in #horologicalhistory and the Sea-Dweller is a fantastic extension of that design language.

The way brands evolve over time is always fascinating to us and this 1991 Sea-Dweller is a great mixture of vintage and modern within the Rolex evolution. ⁠

In the early 1980's Rolex was working very closely with the Compagnie Maritime d' Expertise Company (COMEX) to develop a tool watch to accompany the company's divers who started to work at deeper depths as a result of increasing mixed gas diving standards of early 1980's and the Ref. 16660 is a perfect example of the two company's partnership to achieve a tool watch to meet specific needs.⁠

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American actor Lloyd Bridges, in addition to having 2 famous actor kids (Beau and Jeff), Bridges

had an extensive career spanning nearly 50 years across 150 films as well as a few stints on television. He's seen here wearing a Rolex Submariner. ⁠

His film career consisted of many serious roles throughout the 1940s and 1950s before shifting to television in the 1960s - nearing the end of his career he reinvented himself into comedic roles such as his iconic role within the parody film 'Airplane!' ⁠


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It's no secret Girard Perregaux has a deep lineage within Swiss watchmaking history, unofficially

forming at the end of the 17th century and formally being announced as Girard Perregaux & Cie in 1852, and during their time since have created some very worthwhile and interesting watches.⁠

This beautiful Ref. 9317 GF features a beautiful 18k WG case and spectacular integrated bracelet. We love the details and the small enamel touch on the applied hour markers really set this watch off for us. For all the details, more pics and pricing check out the site - link in bio!⁠

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Happy Friday everyone! Hope you Americans all had a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

We're back with another episode of 'What is on my wrist'!⁠⠀
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