Tudor Oyster Ref. 7934 circa 1966
Vintage Watch Update – 30 April 2021 | 30.4.21

Tudor Oyster Ref. 7934 circa 1966

Tudor Oyster Ref.7934 c.1966

This update opens with one of the most effective dial designs ever conceived. The so-called ‘Explorer’ dial, named after Rolex’s model of the same name, uses a perfect combination of Arabic and baton indexes. Its enduring appeal has ensured its continued use by watch manufacturers to this day. Remarkably well preserved, this is a particularly alluring variant of Tudor’s ‘Oyster Royal’ which we have paired with one of our handmade pig skin watch straps.

Omega Constellation Ref. 168.005 circa 1967 steel

Omega Constellation Ref.168.005 c.1967

The most distinctive and arguably the handsomest of the Constellation cases, this model features so-called dog’s-legs lugs with their angular design and multiple chamfers. Indeed, angular design is very much a feature of the watch from the special decagonally-shaped crown, to the multi-faceted applied hour indexes. The dial has a light grey silvered finish which has a rich tone and good lustre. Powered by the calibre 564 Omega movement, the watch has a quick date change facility activated via the crown’s second setting.

Omega Ref. 2496 circa 1950 | 14ct gold manual vintage wristwatch honeycomb dial

Omega Ref.2496 c.1950 14ct gold

With a rich tone to its 14ct gold case, this Omega wristwatch has a wonderful warmth. The dial is in excellent condition with a crisp ‘honeycomb’ textured finish and applied gold Arabic and faceted indexes. The case has good definition to the faceted lugs and there is crisp Swiss hallmarking to the left-hand case side. We have not had the case re-polished and there are some light scratches to the surface.

Longines Ref. 7033 invoiced 1959 steel

Longines Ref.7033 invoiced 1959

A fabulous example of the Ref. 7033, the stainless steel case of this watch has a sculptural feel and is super crisp with excellent detailing to the lugs, bezel and back. The profile view of the watch shows the sharp detailing of the case to particularly good effect. This watch retains its original Longines winding crown and the dial has a rich lustre with bold applied Arabic and faceted triangular indexes. Manually wound, the Ref. 7033 is powered by Longines’ 17 jewel calibre 12.68Z. The watch is accompanied by its original blue Longines presentation case with silk and velvet lined fitted interior. Longines’ Archives note that this watch was originally invoiced to the watchmaker’s UK agent, Baume & Co., on 22 May 1959.

Omega Seamaster de Ville Ref. 14770 circa 1961

Omega Seamaster de Ville Ref.14770 c.1961

Made just a year after Omega first released the Ref. 14770, this wristwatch has a satin finished dial with applied faceted baton indexes. The watch retains its original Omega crown and signed crystal – the latter of which incorporates a magnified window above the date. This model is powered by an automatic Omega calibre 562 movement with 24 jewels and precision regulation. The calibre 562 also has provision for semi-quick date adjustment – while the date will change each day around midnight, it can be manually advanced when required by moving the hands backwards and forwards between 9pm and 1am.

Omega Genève Ref. 131.5016 'Full Set' sold in 1974

Omega Genève Ref.131.5016 sold in 1974

Complete with its original numbered guarantee booklet and Omega presentation case, this gold Omega watch is in lovely condition. There is crisp definition to the angles and edges of the case and the back has a well engraved inscription detailing the watch’s presentation for long service by Smith, Anderson & Co. in 1974. The Omega guarantee notes the watch’s original sale to Smith Anderson by the well-known luxury retailer Hamilton & Inches on 26 February 1974.

The Art of Breguet by George Daniels

George Daniels – The Art of Bregeut

This seminal work on the life and genius of the man many consider the greatest ever horologist, Abraham Louis Breguet (1747-1823), was first published in 1975. Long out of print, this new edition, a facsimile re-print of the original book, will be a welcome addition to any watch enthusiast’s library. The author, George Daniels, devoted much of his life to the study of Breguet’s work. Maintaining a careful balance between historical biography and technical analysis, Daniels’ own genius as a horologist allows him to explain even the most technical aspects of Breguet’s work in a clear and accessible manner.

Scatola del Tempo Valigetta 4 Taupe

Scatola del Tempo Valigetta leather case

We’ve recently increased our range of Scatola del Tempo watch cases to include this ‘Valigetta 4’ in a new taupe colour way. Made in Italy, these cases  are stylish, luxurious and a real pleasure to use. The boxes and watch holders are entirely covered with soft calf leather. There are also removable leather covered ‘cushions’ within each of the holders around which the watches can sit. We now stock these boxes in taupe, chocolate brown and black.

Scatola del Tempo is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of luxury watch cases and boxes. The company was founded by Sandro Colarieti in 1989 and, over the years, has produced cases and winders for a variety of major watch brands including Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre and A. Lange & Söhne.

Milanese fine mesh watch bracelets

Fine Mesh Milanese Bracelets

Also new in are these fine mesh Milanese bracelets. A wonderfully flexible form of mesh weave, the Milanese style of watch bracelet is extremely comfortable to wear and suitable for almost any type of watch from sports to dress styles. The bracelets are available in lug gauges from 16mm – 24mm.

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