Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Ref. 15210 Full Set 2003 | steel automatic centre seconds wristwatch with date
Vintage Watch Update – 14 January 2023 | 13.1.23

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Ref. 15210 Full Set 2003 | steel automatic centre seconds wristwatch with date

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Ref.15210 Full Set 2003

Complete with its original certificate and accessories, this Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date comes directly from the original owner. Ref.15210 incorporates Rolex’s calibre 3135 movement which has both a hack feature and a quick-set date mechanism which allows the watch to be swiftly and easily set up. With a pure white Roman numeral dial and a finely engine-turned bezel that has additional hour indexes, this model has a classic and distinctive style.

This model is fitted with a sapphire crystal. Above the Roman numerals, the additional hour indexes are applied in white gold, the luminescent dots and hands are Super-Luminova. Fully serviced, the watch has also been pressure tested for water-resistance for depths up to 100 metres.

Smiths W10 Military dated 1967 | steel manually wound vintage wristwatch with hack feature

Smiths W10 Military dated 1967

Just added to the website is a very good example of the Smiths W10 military wristwatch, made in England for the British Military. This is an early example of the model which dates to 1967. It was announced in the Horological Journal of December 1966 that Smiths had been awarded the contract to supply watches to the British Government. The article noted that the contract “which was placed by the Ministry of Defence, is for General Service watches for H.M. Armed Forces. Users of the watches will be forces personnel including helicopter pilots, paratroopers and tank crews” [Horological Journal, Dec. 1966, p.14].

Omega Ref. 2505 Oversize circa 1950 | steel 38mm manually wound vintage wristwatch

Omega Ref.2505 Oversize 38mm circa 1950

One of the largest vintage models made by Omega, the Ref. 2505 was first introduced to the market in 1946. The 38mm diameter case has a relatively slim profile allowing it to sit comfortably against the wrist and beneath a cuff. With a great vintage look, this version of the reference has a two-tone dial with pink foil Arabic and raised triangular indexes.

Omega Ref. 1122 circa 1947 | steel manually wound open-faced pocket watch with two-tone dial

Omega Ref. 1122 circa 1947

A stylish steel pocket watch, this Omega has a very attractive two-tone silvered dial. The secondary tone is held within the minute ring, creating a highlight at the dial’s edge. Silver foil Arabic numerals provide further contrast at the quarter hours, and these are interspersed by raised triangular indexes. There is also a finely engine-turned subsidiary seconds dial at 6 o’clock.

Longines Ref. 7515 -51 circa 1966 | an 18ct pink gold manually wound wristwatch

Longines Ref. 7515 circa 1966 | 18ct Pink Gold

Rare to find in 18ct pink gold, this is a very smart Longines dress watch with a lovely satin finished dial and applied pink Arabic and baton hour indexes. With a rich coppery pink tone, the gold case has clean sharp lines and retains its original matching winding crown. Manually wound, the watch is powered by Longines’ calibre 30L.

Longines Admiral Ref. 1570 circa 1979 | steel automatic centre seconds wristwatch with hack feature and quick-set date

Longines 5 Star Ref. 1570 circa 1979

This Longines 5-Star model has a light grey dial with vertical satin finish and applied hour indexes with black inserts to their centres. There are no luminescent accents to the dial which enhances the watch’s monochromatic design. Automatically wound, the watch incorporates both a hack feature and quick-set date facility. When the crown is pulled out to its first setting, the date can be advanced; when pulled out to the second position, the centre seconds hand will stop, thereby allowing the watch to be easily synchronised. Originally presented to a Rolls Royce employee, the case back has a related engraving.

Garrard hallmarked 1981 | 9ct gold manually wound vintage wristwatch

Garrard hallmarked 1981 | 9ct Gold

Direct from the original owner’s family, this Garrard watch was originally presented for long service by Baggeridge Brick Plc. who were one of the UK’s largest brick manufacturers. The silvered dial is in excellent condition and retains a rich lustre to the surface. There is a well engraved and crisp presentation inscription to the case back. The stitched leather strap is almost certainly the original and the watch is accompanied by its blue Garrard presentation box.

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