Rolex Oyster Precision Ref. 6424 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1966
Vintage Watch Update – 11th January 2019 | 11.1.19

Rolex Oyster Precision Ref. 6424 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1966

Rolex Oyster Ref.6424 c.1966

Opening this update is one of the largest of the vintage, time only, Rolex Oyster models. The handsome silvered dial has multi-faceted tapered indexes with broader, twin tapered indexes at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. Reference 6424 is similarly styled to the Ref. 6426, however the 6424 is considerably rarer and has a number of distinctive features. First, in size terms, not only does the 6424 have a large case diameter of 36mm, but the overall length (including lugs) measures 43mm, this compares to the 41.5mm of the 6426 reference. Unlike the ref. 6426, the 6424’s lugs are un-pierced to the outside of the case, leaving an unbroken sweep to the polished case sides and are designed to take a 20mm wide strap or bracelet. This example of the reference is fitted with a Rolex model 78360 heavy gauge Oyster link bracelet with adjustable folding clasp. As part of this watch’s service and overhaul it has been pressure tested for water resistance for depths up to 100 metres. Prior to the servicing we have recently had carried out on this watch, the watch was overhauled by Rolex in 2012 and is accompanied by the numbered service card of that date.

Omega Seamaster Ref. 165.010 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1967 

Omega Seamaster Ref.165.010 c.1967

A really great looking Seamster model, this wristwatch has a bold design. The satin finished dial has a crosshair motif which quarters the dial, whilst the applied indexes and dauphine hands are heightened with black inserts. The stainless steel case retains good definition with a polished chamfered bezel and satin finished case sides which terminate in broad flowing lugs with polished upper surfaces. To the centre of the screw-down case back a medallion contains the Seahorse logo of the Seamaster line. The watch retains its original signed crown and Omega crystal.

Cyma retailed by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths vintage pocket watch, circa 1940

Cyma Retailed by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths c.1940

This pocket watch has a fabulous three-tone dial which comprises a high sheen centre, matt finished chapter ring carrying the black hour indexes and finally an outer dark grey ring which is graduated for minutes – this final element is also present in the graduations for the subsidiary seconds dial. The dress-style case with its multi-faceted bow is typical of the period. Made by Cyma, the watch was supplied to the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company. Established in 1880 at 112 Regent Street, London, the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company was later amalgamated with Garrard & Co in 1952.

Omega Ref. 720 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1952

Omega Ref.720 c.1952

This is a classic example of the Omega Ref. 720, with a handsome silvered dial that is set with applied Arabic and faceted triangular numerals. Omega’s Ref. 720 is an archetypal vintage wristwatch model with a brilliantly proportioned case featuring a chamfered bezel, gently down-turned lugs and flat, snap-on back. The model was available with a variety of different dial designs and the steel case was made for Omega by the English based Dennison case company. The manually wound movement is an Omega calibre 266 which forms part of the famous and highly successful ’30’ series, one of the most highly respected vintage watch movements.

Omega Genève Ref. 166.041 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1969

Omega Ref.166.041 c.1968

Reference 166.041 was first introduced by Omega in 1968. The model incorporates the excellent automatic Omega calibre 565 movement with 24 jewels and precision regulation. Calibre 565 includes provision for fast date adjustment via a secondary crown setting. This example of the model features a satin finished, silvered dial with applied indexes, each centred with black inserts. The stainless steel two-piece case has satin finished surfaces and a screw-down case back.

Record 9ct gold vintage wristwatch, hallmarked 1953

Record 9ct gold hallmarked 1953

Vintage watches by Record are popular for their classic designs and good quality movements. Founded in Tramelan, Switzerland, in 1903, The Record Watch Company moved its headquarters to Geneva in 1924. In 1961, a majority interest in the Record Watch Company was purchased by Longines. This 9ct gold wristwatch is in lovely original condition, the silvered dial has an excellent lustre and is handsomely arranged with raised, gilded, Arabic numerals and an engine-turned subsidiary seconds. The 9ct gold case has slim but substantial down-turned lugs and a smooth chamfered bezel.

Watch Straps

We’ve recently increased our range of watch straps. The straps shown above are wonderfully smooth and supple with silk matt sheen to their upper surfaces. Available in 5 difference colours – fawn, tan, dark brown, dark blue, black – they are just £17 each.

Watch Straps

Also new to the site are these rugged and thick calf leather straps which have lightly grained surfaces. Their stitching is recessed into the surface which maintains a smooth finish. These straps are £20 each and have heavy duty buckles with satin finishes which are available in either gold plated or steel versions.

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