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Rolex Rolex Turnograph Ref. 6202 Gilt Honeycomb Dial Very good Automatic
TOP
Rolex Turnograph 6202 Honeycomb dial
Rp. 626,963,776
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UK
Patek Philippe Very good Platinum 18mm Manual winding
TOP
Patek Philippe 1950s Platinum Triple Diamond Twist Motif...
Rp. 347,756,288
Free shipping
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27
US
Piaget Malachite Dial Open Work Textured "Manchette" Bangle Watch Unworn Yellow gold Manual winding
TOP
Piaget Rare 1970s Malachite 18kt "Manchette" Cuff Bangle Watch
Rp. 904,166,400
Free shipping
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27
US
Rolex Daytona 6263 Unworn Steel 37mm Manual winding
TOP
Rolex Daytona
Rp. 1,913,210,240
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JP
Universal Genève Compax universal 285 Very good Steel Manual winding
TOP
Universal Genève 1950's Uni-Compax Spillman chronograph oversize
Rp. 116,342,560
Verified Dealer
50
IT
Patek Philippe Calatrava 3426 Very good White gold 32mm Manual winding
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Patek Philippe Vintage White Gold Linen Dial Calatrava
Rp. 119,427,952
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21
CH
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony 6269 Very good Red gold 32,5mm Manual winding
TOP
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Superflat 18K Gold Rosé Rotgold...
Rp. 84,042,192
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461
DE
Vacheron Constantin 6413 Very good Rose gold Manual winding
TOP
Vacheron Constantin 6413
Rp. 45,924,696
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170
IT
Omega De Ville Very good Steel 35mm Automatic
TOP
Omega De Ville vintage automatic steel 1960 Mens watch + New Box
Rp. 14,457,262
Verified Dealer
676
UK
Jaeger-LeCoultre Jaeger-LeCoultre Vacheron 615-208 Very good White gold Manual winding
TOP
Jaeger-LeCoultre Misterioso
Rp. 62,763,748
Free shipping
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10
CH
Rolex Very good
TOP
Rolex GENTS 10CT - SHOCK RESISTING - COIN EDGE - VINTAGE 1956
Rp. 89,566,264
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41
UK
Rolex Oyster Precision 6694 Good Steel 34mm Manual winding
TOP
Rolex Oyster Precision 6694 34mm
Rp. 41,549,924
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37
US
Good Steel 37mm Manual winding
Raketa (Rocket) Round Russian Vintage Serviced Minimalist...
Rp. 1,363,205
Private Seller
 
BG
Rolex GMT-Master 1675 Good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 1675 LIKE NEW LONG E 1968
Rp. 191,337,584
Verified Dealer
66
IT
Piaget Very good Yellow gold 16mm Manual winding
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Piaget 1960s Feminine Bracelet Watch
Rp. 28,605,498
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21
CH
Rolex Datejust Oysterquartz 17013 Good Gold/Steel 36mm Quartz
Rolex Datejust Oysterquarz17013 B&P LC100
Rp. 64,141,492
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103
DE
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 145.022-69ST Fair Steel 42mm Manual winding
Omega スピードマスター プロフェッショナル 5th 145.022-69ST
Rp. 99,487,952
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469
JP
Omega Speedmaster Mark II 145.034 Very good Gold/Steel Manual winding
Omega Speedmaster Mark II SERVICE
Rp. 71,795,608
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19
DE
Rolex Explorer 1016 Very good Steel 36mm Automatic
Rolex - Explorer
Rp. 223,861,552
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117
SE
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar 3940J Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Ref 3940 Yellow Gold -...
Rp. 478,841,504
Free shipping
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104
IT
Rolex Bubble Back 6084 Fair Steel 34mm Automatic
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Rolex Bubble Back 6084 Bubbleback Oyster Perpetual
Rp. 54,263,892
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37
US
Omega Seamaster 168.0061 Good Steel 35mm Automatic
Omega Seamaster Chronometer, Automatik, ca. 1973
Rp. 22,196,936
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208
DE
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 1500 Good Steel 34mm Automatic
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 1500 PLEXY Black Dial
Rp. 42,847,740
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66
IT
IWC 1830 Very good Steel 35mm Automatic
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IWC Vintage Steel Bracelet Golf Club, cal 8541 B, Full Set
Rp. 62,216,956
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21
CH
Zenith Stellina Zenith stellina Good Yellow gold 34mm Manual winding
Zenith Classico stellina
Rp. 12,246,585
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79
IT
Patek Philippe ref.3417 Very good Steel Manual winding
Patek Philippe ref.3417 Amagnetic
Price on request
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JP
Tudor Submariner 9411/0 Good Steel 40mm Automatic
Tudor Submariner Snowflake blue
Rp. 129,966,888
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19
DE
Rolex Daytona 6265 Very good Steel 37mm
Rolex - Daytona
Rp. 707,691,328
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117
SE
Rolex Sea-Dweller 1665 Good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref 1665 Double Red Mk4
Rp. 559,975,104
Free shipping
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104
IT
Breitling Fair Steel 36mm Manual winding
Breitling 4501 vintage Breitling
Rp. 7,654,116
Verified Dealer
694
NL
Omega Seamaster 168.024 Very good Steel 35mm Automatic
Omega Seamaster Chronometer, Automatik, ca. 1968
Rp. 24,340,088
Verified Dealer
208
DE
Rolex Daytona 16520 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Daytona 16520 4 Lines Like New bezel 225 serial L
Rp. 520,464,576
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66
IT
Vacheron Constantin Harmony 61201 Very good Yellow gold 23mm Quartz
TOP
Vacheron Constantin Harmony, Full Original Diamond Set
Rp. 286,054,976
Verified Dealer
21
CH
Rolex Cellini 4109 Good Yellow gold 26mm Manual winding
Rolex Cellini
Rp. 24,493,170
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79
IT
Patek Philippe ref.2468 Very good Yellow gold Manual winding
Patek Philippe ref.2468 Yellow
Rp. 229,585,216
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JP
Yes Watch 9312 Very good Steel Manual winding
Yes Watch Valjoux 92 Daytona Chronograph Steel
Rp. 45,771,616
Verified Dealer
19
DE
Rolex Datejust 1601 Very good Gold/Steel 36mm Automatic
Rolex - Datejust 36
Rp. 49,105,112
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117
SE
Rolex Day-Date 36 18038 Good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
Rolex Day Date 18038
Rp. 165,022,736
Free shipping
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104
IT
Rolex Day-Date 36 1803/8 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
Rolex Day-Date 36 Champagne Pie Pan dial with President bracelet
Rp. 193,649,136
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694
NL
Omega Seamaster 166.010 Very good Steel 35mm Automatic
Omega Seamaster, Automatik, ca. 1968
Rp. 23,727,758
Verified Dealer
208
DE
Rolex Lady-Datejust 68240 Good Steel 31mm Automatic
Rolex Datejust 68240 31mm Boys Factory Dial Diamond Brilli
Rp. 53,563,504
Verified Dealer
66
IT
Eterna Very good White gold 23mm Manual winding
TOP
Eterna Ladies Diamond Bezel, Lapis Dial Jewelry Watch
Rp. 67,938,056
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21
CH
Rolex Oyster Precision 6082 Good Steel 34mm Manual winding
Rolex Oyster Precision
Rp. 26,023,994
Verified Dealer
79
IT
Patek Philippe ref.3405 White gold Very good White gold Manual winding
Patek Philippe ref.3405 White
Rp. 214,511,424
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JP
Universal Genève Compax 124103 Fair Rose gold 37mm Manual winding
Universal Genève Uni Compax vintage
Rp. 33,525,028
Verified Dealer
19
DE
Rolex GMT-Master 16758 Very good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
Rolex - GMT-Master
Rp. 317,738,976
Verified Dealer
117
SE
Rolex GMT-Master 16750 Fair Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master Ref 16750 - Red and Blu Insert - Serial R -...
Rp. 224,724,848
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
104
IT
Rolex Datejust 16233 Very good Gold/Steel 36mm Automatic
Rolex Datejust 36 Steel / Gold Champagne Jubilee
Rp. 74,244,928
Verified Dealer
694
NL
Longines Conquest 1557 1 Very good Manual winding
Longines Conquest, Handaufzug, ca. 1975
Rp. 7,501,034
Verified Dealer
208
DE
Rolex Lady-Datejust 69173 Good Gold/Steel 26mm Automatic
Rolex Lady Datejust ref 69173 Zaffiro
Rp. 32,147,286
Verified Dealer
66
IT
Vacheron Constantin 2021 Good Yellow gold 27mm Manual winding
TOP
Vacheron Constantin Vintage Ellipse Legendary Manual Caliber
Rp. 53,635,308
Verified Dealer
21
CH
Rolex Daytona 16528 Good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
Rolex Daytona 4 scritte lunetta a 200
Rp. 765,411,584
Verified Dealer
79
IT
Patek Philippe Calatrava 2458 Unworn Rose gold 37mm Manual winding
Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref 2458 R
Rp. 375,576,800
Verified Dealer
 
US
Omega De Ville 145.017 Good
Omega De Ville Vintage Chronograph 860
Rp. 56,487,376
Verified Dealer
19
DE
Rolex Oyster Precision 6694 Very good Steel 34mm Manual winding
Rolex - Oyster Date
Rp. 60,659,260
Verified Dealer
117
SE
Rolex Datejust 1601 Good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601 Vintage 18K Yellow Gold
Rp. 96,135,696
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
104
IT
Rolex Submariner Date 1680 Good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner 1680. 1977 Rolex service Feb-2019
Rp. 156,909,376
Verified Dealer
694
NL
Omega Seamaster 166.067 Very good Steel 35,5mm Automatic
Omega Seamaster, Automatik, ca. 1970
Rp. 20,666,112
Verified Dealer
208
DE
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 31 6751 Good Yellow gold 31mm Automatic
Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref.6751 Yellow Gold 31mm
Rp. 38,255,272
Verified Dealer
66
IT
Piaget 2131 Very good Yellow gold 23mm Manual winding
TOP
Piaget 1980s Ladies Beauty Housing the Legend: 20P / 1200 Lassale
Rp. 82,240,808
Verified Dealer
21
CH
Rolex Milgauss 1019 Very good Steel 38mm Automatic
Rolex Milgauss
Rp. 352,089,344
Verified Dealer
79
IT
Patek Philippe Calatrava 2526J Unworn Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
Patek Philippe Ref 2526 Calatrava
Rp. 876,345,856
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US
Tudor 1754 Good 34mm Manual winding
Tudor 1754 Dresswatch
Rp. 19,747,618
Verified Dealer
19
DE
Rolex Submariner Date 1680 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex - Submariner
Rp. 238,304,224
Verified Dealer
117
SE
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Vintage Watches: A Piece of Watch History

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


5 Reasons to Buy a Vintage Watch

  • Rare and coveted models make good investments
  • Many older watches are much more affordable than new watches
  • The perfect accessory for fans of styles from bygone decades
  • Watches with character: Each watch comes with its own history
  • Vintage watches come with a sense of nostalgia

Not New, Not Retro, but Old and Charming

Whether it's furniture, cars, or watches, vintage products are in vogue. The community of fans has flourished in recent years, especially in the watch sector. Many vintage watches have long been out of production, making them particularly rare today. They often feature exotic designs from times long ago. Lovers of particular decades will find the perfect accessory in a vintage watch.

Furthermore, every dent, scratch, and mark on older timepieces comes with its own unique story. Some models are even the stuff of legends, having been owned by actors, politicians, or famous athletes. Of course, such vintage watches aren't exactly a bargain. Take Paul Newman's personal Daytona, for example – it is the most expensive wristwatch of all time.

Mass-produced vintage watches, such as the Junghans Trilastic, sit at the other end of the spectrum. This model is available at very affordable prices today. You can even get some examples for less than 100 USD. A popular vintage model is the Omega Speedmaster Professional with the reference number 145.022, which was produced from 1968 to the early 1980s. At around 5,800 USD, it is one of the more affordable vintage Speedmasters.


When does a watch become vintage?

Vintage watches have enjoyed widespread popularity for a while now. Watch fans around the world are on the hunt for rare, decades-old timepieces. But when is a watch considered vintage? No one can say for sure.

Time is an important factor. Watch expert Robert-Jan Broer from the site FratelloWatches considers watches from 1990 or earlier to be vintage. However, Broer also says that everyone can decide for themselves if they consider an older watch vintage or not.

However, once a watch is around 30 years old, it's safe to say it is vintage.


How much do vintage watches cost?

Model Price Features
Rolex Daytona Paul Newman Starting at 234,000 USD Chronograph, Paul Newman dial
Rolex Submariner "Red Sub," Ref. 1680 Starting at 15,200 USD Diving watch
Rolex Explorer II, Ref. 1655 About 20,800 USD 12 and 24-hour displays
Heuer Autavia, Ref. 2446C Starting at 11,700 USD Chronograph
Omega Speedmaster Professional, Ref. 145.022 About 5,800 USD Chronograph, first watch on the Moon
Breitling Navitimer, Ref. 806 About 5,600 USD Chronograph, slide rule bezel

Coveted Vintage Omega Watch: The Speedmaster

The Speedmaster Professional is one of the most coveted Omega models. Even though the Biel-based manufacturer still produces an almost unaltered version of this wristwatch, vintage versions of the so-called "Moonwatch" are extremely popular. This is especially true of those with the reference numbers 105.012 and 145.012 , the original Speedmaster Professional models and also the ones that flew to the Moon with Apollo 11. Buzz Aldrin was wearing his ref. 105.012 as he became the second person ever to step on the lunar surface. If you're interested in this watch, be prepared to spend around 13,200 USD. You can purchase the ref. 145.012 for as little as 9,200 USD.

Omega released the first Speedmaster in conjunction with the Seamaster 300 and the Railmaster back in 1957. The original Speedmaster bears the reference number CK2915, but is not a Moonwatch. The Speedmaster ref. CK2915 is so rare today that its prices have risen astronomically. One of the earliest examples from 1958 sold at auction for a record 275,508 USD, making it the most expensive Speedmaster of all time. The ref. CK2998 succeeded the CK2915 and has a design more similar to that of the Moonwatch. Prices for this timepiece come in at around 29,200 USD.


Heuer Autavia – a Vintage Chronograph in High Demand

Collections no longer in production usually yield high prices in the vintage watch market as well. The Autavia chronograph from Heuer, for example, was beloved by race car drivers in the early 1970s. However, the manufacturer is now called TAG Heuer, and the Autavia was only reintroduced in 2017. Pre-owned, it typically costs more than a significant number of new watches from this Swiss brand. A well-maintained Autavia can cost upwards of 12,800 USD. However, whether someone would choose to part with such an old treasure is a different question altogether. The new Autavia with an automatic in-house caliber demands around 4,100 USD.


Breitling Navitimer – an Icon Among Pilot's Watches

The Breitling Navitimer is one of the world's most famous pilot's watches. A slide rule bezel is the most characteristic feature of this chronograph. The wearer can use it to make various mathematical calculations, such as rates of climb and descent, speed, and fuel consumption. Early Navitimers from the 1950s have the reference number 806. Manual calibers like the Venus 178 and Valjoux 72 are still ticking away inside these timepieces. Those with a Valjoux movement are particularly rare. If you're looking to purchase a Navitimer ref. 806, be sure to have between 3,500 and 11,700 USD on hand.

The first automatic versions of the Navitimer are also interesting collector's items. One of the world's first automatic chronograph movements powers these timepieces: the caliber 11. The Breitling Navitimer Chrono-Matic is characterized by both its left-hand crown and its "fried egg" shaped case. You can purchase examples from the 1970s for as little as 2,300 USD. Well-maintained pieces and gold models can cost as much as 11,700 USD.


Often Much More Affordable

Purchasing a vintage watch has many advantages, including the price. One good example is the Omega Seamaster, a prestigious collection that has been in production since 1948. A new Seamaster with a mechanical movement costs between 3,500 and 5,800 USD. However, you can find automatic and manual versions from past decades for between 580 and 1,200 USD in good or very good condition. If you're a fan of vintage watches, you can get a famous watch from one of the top Swiss manufacturers for relatively little money. A 50-year-old Omega, Rolex, or Breitling displays your status as a watch lover just as well as a new timepiece. That being said, not all vintage watches are less expensive than their modern counterparts.


Vintage Watches as an Investment

Many vintage watches are so rare and highly sought-after that their current market prices have reached enormous heights. The most famous example is probably the Paul Newman Daytona from Rolex. When this chronograph first came to market in the 1960s, it had a slow start. This led Rolex to produce few examples of this timepiece, meaning there aren't many early examples that still exist today. Moreover, the Paul Newman Daytona is one of the most popular vintage watches in the world. Paul Newman's personal timepiece sold at auction for a record-smashing 17.8 million USD in 2017, making it the world's most expensive wristwatch. If you can settle for a Paul Newman Daytona that wasn't previously owned by the actor and race car driver, you'll need at least 117,000 USD.

Vintage Rolex Submariners are also popular collector's items. Models from the 1950s are well known for their record-setting prices: Expect to pay around 93,500 USD for the ref. 6204 and 46,700 USD for the ref. 6205. The so-called "Red Sub" is somewhat younger but just as coveted. Plan to spend at least 15,200 USD on this timepiece. However, examples in very good condition can cost over 35,100 USD. All in all, vintage Rolexes usually make fantastic investments.


Small Mistakes Lead to Vintage Treasures

There are many similarities between buying a vintage watch and purchasing a classic car. That being said, some fans of older watches are more like stamp collectors. They look for rare printing errors and are willing to pay major sums when they find one.

Once again, we turn to Rolex for the perfect example: the Explorer II. Pieces from the 1970s included an additional, reddish-orange hour hand with a 24-hour scale. This colorful hand had a problem with sunlight and would fade over time due to exposure to UV rays. Despite this shortcoming, examples with the reference number 1655 and a faded 24-hour hand demand five-figure prices today. This is much more expensive than a brand new Explorer II. Actor Steve McQueen is also said to have worn this timepiece, which only adds to its appeal. Connections to a celebrity are often a significant selling point. This just goes to show that vintage watches are a sound investment and much more than just an easy bargain.

A vintage watch kept in good condition is likely to retain its value. Sometimes prices increase for reasons not directly related to the watch itself. Anyone who bought a solid gold pre-owned watch 20 years ago surely is not regretting that purchase today, as gold prices have more than tripled since then. When reselling this watch, it is sure to get a high price thanks to its material worth alone. Likewise, a pre-owned pilot's watch from the 1940s will be well received because it survived WWII.


What should I consider when purchasing a vintage watch?

Searching for information and comparing prices from a large selection of watches is part of the watch buying experience. This also includes checking the price. To avoid purchasing a fake, the following rule applies: If the price is unrealistically low, then you should proceed with caution. You can easily find the amount that a particular pre-owned model usually sells for on Chrono24. There should always be a clear reason given if a watch is either much more or much less expensive than comparable models. Thus, an Omega Seamaster for three figures shouldn't raise any suspicion. A Rolex Submariner at that price, however, should raise alarm, as Submariners are usually much more expensive.

Knowing whether a watch is being offered at a fair price requires experience and expertise. Watch magazines and websites can provide you with a lot of helpful information. You can also ask questions on watch forums and receive competent, informed answers from experts.

The price structure of the vintage watch market can be a bit tricky to understand for the average person. For example, a somewhat damaged-looking watch can be much more valuable than a similar watch in almost perfect condition. This is because the original condition of the watch is what matters most. It's not a big deal if there are signs of wear and tear; what matters is if the watch has its original parts. Not even good looks can save a watch if many of its components have been replaced, such as the dial, hands, and crown.

Prices also increase when a watch is sold with its box and papers. The original packaging and documents from the manufacturer and dealer are all part of the original purchase. They serve as important proof that the offered timepiece really is the correct one. However, watches without their box and papers cannot be avoided. There is usually a simple and understandable reason for the lack of box and other accompanying materials: They couldn't be found and were likely thrown out at some point by the original owner.

If you don't have the time or you're simply not interested in immersing yourself deeply in the subject, then you're much better off depending on a serious dealer. A dealer can offer you a watch that they have inspected at a fair price and in some cases, even offer a warranty.

Watches without previous inspection are also offered, mostly by private sellers. In these cases, it's a good idea to have a bit of money on hand for any necessary maintenance. Even a simple inspection or repair can cost around 200 USD. When you buy a vintage diving watch, you should have its water resistance checked and exchange the gaskets if you want to wear the watch underwater.


Nostalgia and Vintage Watches

There is yet another benefit to purchasing a vintage watch: Rather than being limited to current models, there is a much larger selection of timepieces to choose from. You may even find a watch you like better among the earlier versions than one from that manufacturer's current catalog.

What's more, vintage watches are authentic. They were really there back in the 1960s or 70s. This detail is what makes them truly special and what sets them apart from retro watches. While a retro watch will look like a watch from a certain time period, it is still a new timepiece. They are just made to look the part of something historic. A true vintage watch offers real nostalgia.

Vintage models are sometimes the only way to acquire watches with specific qualities. Take the Rolex Explorer, for example. Since 2010, Rolex has offered it with a larger, 39-mm case. If you want a smaller size, then you need to look for an older Explorer model. The last 36-mm Explorer had the reference number 114270. You could also take a look at reference numbers 6610, 1016, and 14270.

This example demonstrates the importance of being familiar with reference numbers when buying a vintage watch. Reference numbers help you identify and find watches from a certain time period or with other special characteristics faster and more easily.