Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Ref. 16030 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1987
Vintage Watch Update – 23rd November 2018 | 23.11.18

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Ref. 16030 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1987

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Ref.16030 c.1987

Opening this week’s newsletter is a great looking Rolex Oyster Datejust which was made in 1987. The watch is in excellent condition with a handsome silvered dial and applied baton indexes. There’s a rather smart and unusual piece of detailing to the minute track – above each hour index, the minute track ‘points’ inwards in a ‘V’-shaped towards the luminescent dots which are above each of the baton numerals. The 3035 calibre movement incorporates a hack feature as well as a fast date change facility. The watch is fitted with its original, stainless steel, Rolex Jubilee bracelet. As part of this watch’s service and overhaul it has been pressure tested for water resistance for depths up to 100 metres.

Zenith Sporto retailed by H. Lamb, West Hartlepool, steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1959

Zenith Sporto retailed by Lamb c.1959

A fabulous looking Zenith model, the dial of this wristwatch is in excellent condition with a rich lustre. The maker’s signature and ‘star’ motif are raised in a format to match the hour indexes whilst the retailer’s name, H. Lamb of West Hartlepool, is printed just beneath. During the 1950s, Zenith’s Sporto range was produced with an extremely good quality steel case, featuring sharp angles and edges and combinations of satin and polished finishes. The case of this watch retains very good definition to its angles and edges and has not been polished during servicing – there are very light scuffs to the surface of the case.

The outside case back is solid steel, however, the movement is covered by an additional glazed cuvette which not only further protects the movement from dirt and moisture, but also also allows inspection of the movement without exposing it to the elements. This watch is fitted with a vintage, brown leather stitched strap and is accompanied by the original retailer’s presentation box which is also signed by H. Lamb of West Hartlepool.

Omega Genève Ref. 166.041 steel vintage wristwatch, sold in 1969

Omega Genève Ref.166.041 c.1969

This automatic wristwatch is complete with its original numbered swing tag, Omega presentation boxes – both inner and outer – and Omega red folder which contains the numbered guarantee and a further Omega booklet. Unusually this example of the model is fitted with an Omega, stainless steel mesh bracelet with adjustable folding clasp. The watch is in lovely condition as are the accessories, save for the hinge to the red Omega presentation box which is broken.

Omega Genève Dynamic Ref. 135.033 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1968

Omega Genève Dynamic Ref.135.033 c.1968

In very attractive condition, this Omega Dynamic has a handsome deep blue dial with contrasting light blue centre seconds hand. The large elliptically-shaped case is made from a single block of stainless steel and measures 41mm in width. The watch is fitted with a signed Omega crystal and crown.

Longines gold vintage wristwatch, hallmarked 1957

Longines 9ct gold hallmarked 1957

A wonderfully classic gold wristwatch, this Longines model has a lustrous silvered dial with raised Arabic and faceted triangular indexes. Manually wound, this model is powered by Longines’ excellent calibre 12.68Z movement with 17 jewels.

Longines Flagship Ref. 4014 -3 gold plated , circa 1975

Longines Flagship Ref.4014 sold in 1975

A good, sharp example of the lady’s Flagship model, this gold plated wristwatch is complete with its box and guarantee booklet which details its original sale at Watches of Switzerland in 1975. The champagne dial has a satin finish which is rich in colour and retains an excellent lustre.

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