Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Ref. 69173 circa 1986 | lady's steel and gold bracelet watch
Vintage Watch Update – 15 December 2023 | 15.12.23

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Ref. 69173 circa 1986 | lady's steel and gold bracelet watch

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Ref.69173 | Steel & Gold Lady’s 1986 

We open this update with a classic lady’s Rolex Datejust. The stainless steel Oyster case has a gold fluted bezel and screw-down crown, and the watch is fitted with its matching steel and gold Rolex Jubilee bracelet with adjustable folding clasp. This model has a sapphire crystal and the automatic movement has provision for quick date change. In good overall condition, the watch retains its red Rolex presentation box and Oyster and Datejust booklets.

Omega Seamaster Ref.165.65003 hallmarked 1965 | 9ct gold vintage wristwatch

Omega Seamaster Ref.165.65003 | 9ct Gold 1965

A beautiful example of a solid gold cased Seamaster, this watch is complete with its original guarantee booklet and inner and outer presentation boxes. The watch is also fitted to the original alligator Omega strap with 9ct gold Omega pin buckle which is hallmarked for the same year as the watch. In unpolished condition, the case retains excellent definition to the multiple facets of the lugs, the chamfer of the bezel and the embossed Seamaster logo to the screw-down gold case back. There are some scuffs and scratches to the case and at the perimeter of the case back there is a light but visible scratch engraving of what appears to be a stock numbering.

Omega Genève Chronostop Ref. 145.009 circa 1967 | steel vintage chronograph

Omega Chronostop Ref.145.009 circa 1967

Omega first introduced the Chronostop Ref.145.009 in 1966. The unusual chronograph movement allows the centre seconds hand to be used either as a constant seconds hand or to time events up to one minute in duration. The pusher for the chronograph will start the seconds hand running when pressed for the first time, pressing a second time will automatically zero the seconds hand to the 12 o’clock position. This function can also be used to synchronise the watch to a time signal if the seconds hand is kept in its running position.

This watch is fitted with its original long Omega folding adjustable clasp and a new handmade wild boar leather tapered strap.

Omega Seamaster de Ville Ref. 135.010 circa 1966 | steel vintage manually wound wristwatch

Omega Seamaster de Ville Ref.135.010 circa 1966

This handsome Seamaster de Ville has a relatively slim profile and a classic silvered dial with applied baton indexes. Omega’s double model ‘branding’ of the Ref. 135.010 as a Seamaster de Ville, emphasized the watch’s sporty nature (for which the Seamaster models were well-known) while also drawing on the watch’s classic, dress-style look which the “De Ville” range was intended to represent.

Zenith ‘Sporto’ retailed by Davidson & Sorley, Glasgow | steel vintage manually wound wristwatch

Zenith Sporto retailed by Davidson & Sorley circa 1947

During the 1950s, Zenith’s Sporto range was produced with an extremely good quality steel case, featuring crisp angles and edges and combinations of satin and polished finishes. The outside case back is solid steel but the movement is covered by an additional glazed cuvette which not only further protects the movement from dirt and moisture, but also allows inspection of the movement without exposing it to the air. This watch is signed to the dial both by Zenith and the original retailer, Davidson & Sorley of Glasgow.

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