Longines Ref.6666 circa 1959 | steel manually wound vintage wristwatch
Vintage Watch Update – 14 October 2022 | 24.10.22

Longines Ref.6666 circa 1959 | steel manually wound vintage wristwatch

Longines Ref. 6666 Invoiced June 1959

First up this week is a particularly handsome Longines model with a crisply cut case, slightly flared lugs, and a bold chamfered bezel. In superb condition, the 35mm diameter case is unpolished and retains excellent angles and edges with just a few minor scuffs. The dial is similarly remarkable, retaining a rich lustre to the surface and distinctive raised hour indexes. A manually wound model, the watch is powered by Longines’ excellent calibre 12.68Z.

The Longines Archives confirm that this watch was originally invoiced on 2 June 1959 to the watchmaker’s UK distributor, Baume & Co. Accompanying the watch is a period blue Longines presentation case.

Smiths W10 Military dated 1968 | steel manually wound vintage wristwatch with hack feature

Smiths Military W10 Dated 1968

The Smiths W10 is turning into something of a vintage watch icon and is one of the most sought after of all English made vintage wristwatches. A good example of the model, the dial of this watch is in excellent condition; the luminescent dots and accents above the numerals have a very attractive patina and retain some fluorescence; the luminescence to the hands matches perfectly in tone to the numerals’ accents. The manually wound movement remains very crisp and, fully serviced, is keeping excellent time. There are small scuffs and scratches to the upper case, the screw-down case back has scratching from past incorrect use of an opening tool around the opening notches (see photos on website).

Omega Genève 131.5016 'Full Set' sold in 1968 | 9ct gold manually wound vintage wristwatch

Omega Ref. 131.5016 ‘Full Set’ 1968

This smart gold manually wound Omega wristwatch is complete with its original box, numbered Omega certificate, instruction booklet, receipt of sale, and Omega pin buckle. The watch has an attractively configured dial with vertical satin finish and applied gold hour indexes; all these markers are centrally faceted allowing light to play across their surfaces. Cased in 9ct gold, there are facets to the edges of the lugs and a plain chamfered bezel.

The Omega guarantee and original receipt note that this watch was first sold on Christmas eve 1968 by Simpson Yeates of Penrith.

Longines Ref. 3412 invoiced 1944 | nickel-chrome vintage open-faced pocket watch

Longines Ref. 3412 Invoiced 1944

A really great looking Longines, this pocket watch has a fabulous silvered dial with bold black Arabic numerals and vibrant blued steel hands. There is a good lustre to the dial’s surface and some light scuffs. The case remains well defined with tight hinges and closure. Powered by a super crisp Longines calibre 37.93, the movement is so sharp that it must look much as it did the day it left the factory, nearly 80 years ago.

The Longines Archives confirm that this watch was originally invoiced on 15 June 1944, under order number 22760, to Longines’ Belgium agent, Bessire René.

Omega Ref. 920 hallmarked 1955 | 9ct gold manually wound vintage wristwatch

Omega Ref. 920 Hallmarked 1955

Featuring a honeycomb textured dial, this is a smart and unusual variant of Omega’s ref. 920. The applied gold hour indexes include Arabic and faceted dagger markers. Cased in 9ct yellow gold, the watch is manually wound and powered by Omega’s 17 jewel, calibre 266.

Omega Ref. 136.0104 circa 1984

In excellent original condition, this classic Omega wristwatch is complete with its numbered swing tag and guarantee booklet. The watch is also fitted with its original signed Omega crystal, crown and model 1193 detachable Omega bracelet. The stylish bracelet has satin finished links which are of ‘hinge’ form, and the adjustable clasp features the embossed Omega logo to the outside. Manually wound, this model is powered by Omega’s calibre 1030 which incorporates a hack feature and quick date change facility.

Omega Genève Dynamic Ref. 566.015 circa 1969 | steel lady's vintage automatic bracelet watch

Omega Dynamic Ref. 566.015 circa 1969

This sporty lady’s Omega Dynamic model has a speckled ‘star dust’ dial with a black base colour heightened by flecks of gold, giving it an almost chocolatey hue. The satin finished steel case is fitted with the original link bracelet and adjustable folding clasp. Automatically wound via Omega’s calibre 681 movement, there is also provision for semi-quick date change – while the date will change each day at midnight, the date can be advanced when required by moving the hands backwards and forwards between 8pm and 1am.

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