Piaget Ref. 10090 hallmarked 1958-59 | 18ct gold manually wound vintage wristwatch
Vintage Watch Update – 8 March 2024 | 8.3.24

Piaget Ref. 10090 hallmarked 1958-59 | 18ct gold manually wound vintage wristwatch

Piaget Ref. 10090 hallmarked 1958-59 | 18ct Gold

Piaget are famed for their slim and elegant dress watches. Indeed, the dress watch genre is one in which Piaget has long excelled – the firm produced some of the finest dress watches of the twentieth century. This 18ct gold wristwatch has a slim profile with curved lugs and a classic dial with applied baton hour indexes. The watch is in lovely condition, retaining the original black leather Piaget branded strap and AW pin buckle.

Eterna Ref. 453 2063 41 sold 1977 | steel manually wound centre seconds wristwatch with hack feature

Eterna Ref. 453 2063 41 sold in 1977

A classic steel vintage wristwatch, this Eterna model is complete with its original guarantee booklet and presentation case. The watch is also fitted with the original Eterna branded strap and pin buckle. Also branded, the crystal features the Eterna emblem to its centre. Manually wound, the calibre 2801 Eterna movement includes a hack feature. When the crown is pulled out to set the time, the seconds hand will stop thereby allowing the watch to be accurately synchronised to a time signal.

Zenith Surf Ref. 20 1540 360 circa 1975 | gold plated manually wound wristwatch

Zenith Surf Ref. 20 1540 360 circa 1975

In almost new/old stock condition, this is a super sharp vintage Zenith model. The watch has a Zenith presentation case and is fitted with its original Zenith branded strap and pin buckle. The upper case is gold plated and has an unusually scooped, satin finished bezel.

Omega Genève ref. 131.018 circa 1969 | steel mid-sized manually wound wristwatch

Omega Genève Ref. 131.018 circa 1969

A mid-sized model, this example of the Omega 131.018 has an unusual silvered dial with concentrically arranged engine-turned rings. The raised hour markers have black surfaces which increase visibility and the raised Omega emblem beneath 12 is similarly blackened. Manually wound, the watch is powered by the calibre 600. The dial is in lovely condition and the steel case has some light scuffs and scratches from wear.

Telda Cal. Venus 204 circa 1950 | chrome and steel triple calendar vintage wristwatch

Telda Triple Calendar circa 1950

Bright and gleaming, this is a new/old stock Telda triple calendar wristwatch made in c.1950. A true time capsule, the watch appears almost exactly as it would have done when it left the Telda factory some 70 years ago. The days of the week and date advance at midnight and the months require manual adjustment at the start of each month via the pusher to the case side at the 2 o’clock position. Two further pushers at 4 o’clock and 10 o’clock respectively allow the quick manual advancement, if required, of the date and day.

Smiths de Luxe Ref. A.504 hallmarked 1952-53 | 9ct gold manually wound vintage wristwatch

Smiths De Luxe hallmarked 1952-53 | 9ct Pink Gold

Research carried out by Barrie Smith for his book “Smiths Watches” shows that the De Luxe Ref. A.504 was listed in Smiths’ catalogues for the years 1953-1955. The present watch carries British hallmarks for the 1952-53 year cycle, suggesting that this is likely to have been among the first examples produced.

The movement was manufactured at Smith’s factory in Cheltenham while the 9ct pink gold case was produced for Smiths by the Baume Watch Co. A handsome example of the model, the dial is richly two-toned and the pink gold case has a warm, coppery hue.

Cyma Ref. 18302 9578 circa 1945-50 | A steel backed square vintage wristwatch

Cyma Ref. 18302 9578 circa 1945-50

An unusual and stylish mid- to late-1940s model, this Cyma wristwatch has an extremely handsome dial that is in great condition with strong two-toning and contrasting pink mirror-gilded Arabic numerals. The hands are of ‘syringe’ form, a distinctive style often used by Cyma during the mid-20th Century. The square case is constructed with a flat steel back and a chromed upper body with rounded sides.

J. W. Benson, London circa 1965 | steel automatic centre seconds wristwatch

J. W. Benson, London circa 1965

This classic automatic wristwatch, with full Arabic numeral dial, has a stainless steel case with flat polished bezel and broad lugs with chamfered edges. The watch was originally retailed by J. W. Benson. Benson’s was originally founded in 1749 and became a household name in watchmaking. The English watch industry, at one time the envy of the world, was in serious decline by the turn of the 20th century as the Swiss began to dominate the field. For the majority of watchmakers it became impossible to compete with Swiss imports and, as in the present piece, English watches with Swiss movements became the accepted norm. The present watch incorporates the highly regarded, Swiss made, automatic ETA calibre 2451 with 25 jewels.

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