Vintage Watch Update – 8th March 2019 | 8.3.19

Omega Seamaster Ref.176.007 c.1972

This week’s newsletter opens with a great example of the Ref.176.007 – an automatic Seamaster model that was first released by Omega in 1972. The watch comes directly from the original owner’s family and remains in crisp condition with very good definition to the case. Fitted with what is almost certainly the original leather strap, the watch also retains its vintage Omega pin buckle. An impressive chronograph, this model incorporates the same movement calibre as that used by Omega in the Speedmaster Mark III and Mark IV – the calibre 1040, which Omega developed with Lemania. The chronograph’s minute recording hand is fitted to the dial’s centre and features a winged tip to clearly delineate it from the other central hands. Other features include a 24-hour indicator, a 12-hour register and a date aperture with quick adjustment facility.

Rolex Oysterdate Precision Ref.6694 steel vintage wristwatch dated 1965

Rolex Oysterdate Ref.6694 dated 1965

A classic vintage Oyster model that Rolex first introduced in 1959, this example of the Ref. 6694 is relatively early in the model’s production run and is date stamped for the year 1965. The dial has a bright silver satin finish and is set with multi-faceted triangular numerals which are of equal size around the dial; this design does not allow the quarters at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock to dominate and instead accentuates the Rolex crown emblem at the 12 o’clock position, it being the only ‘numeral’ of differing design. The case retains good definition with a pronounced chamfer to the bezel. Fitted to the original Rolex Oyster riveted link bracelet with adjustable folding clasp, there is only light stretch to the links and the clasp is also date stamped for 1965.

Moïse Dreyfuss silver/black lacquer purse watch hallmarked 1931

A beautiful Art Deco purse watch, this timepiece has a sterling silver body which is covered with black lacquer and heightened with gold capped chevrons at the opening to the case front. The cover slides backwards to reveal the dial which springs upwards when opened, making it an ideal travelling timepiece and one which may be stowed in a pocket or placed on a desk or bedside table. In lovely condition, the dial is bright and clean and the decoration to the case is well preserved with light scuffs to the surface.

Tudor / Rolex Oyster Prince Ref. 7965 steel vintage wristwatch, dated 1960

Tudor/Rolex Oyster Prince Ref.7965 dated 1960

This watch has a smart satin finished silvered dial with bold baton indexes. The robust stainless steel Rolex Oyster case has a polished chamfered bezel and typical screw-down crown and case back. Dating to 1960, this is one of the first Tudor models to feature the engraved detailing to the outside case back reading: “Original Oyster Case by Rolex Geneva,” prior to this period, the outside case backs were plain. The watch is automatically wound via the calibre 2461.

Girard-Perregaux Gyromatic gold plated & steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1968

Girard-Perregaux Gyromatic c.1968

In lovely condition this watch has a crisp and clean design with a satin finished silvered dial that is accented with multi-faceted indexes. The crystal has a magnified sector above the date aperture, this magnification is contained within the crystal and therefore the surface of the crystal remains smooth and flat. The two part case has a gold plated upper body and separate screw-down case back. The watch is automatically wound and incorporates a semi-quick date change facility – whilst the date will change each day at midnight, it can be advanced, when required, by moving the hands backwards and forwards between 9pm and 1am. This watch is accompanied by a Girard Perregaux presentation case and guarantee booklet.

Black leather watch wrap

Black leather watch wrap

Freshly added to the website is a new black leather version of wraps for 5 wristwatches. Made in England using highly quality leather that is both soft and thick, these stylish rolls are ideal for travel or storage.

Black leather wristwatch pouch

We’ve re-designed our wristwatch pouches and these are now available in both black and brown leather versions. These pouches have a flatter profile without a gusset and are slightly wider than our previous version. They have fully stitched sides and come with a thick leather tongue which can be placed between a watch’s case back and bracelet to prevent scratching. The brass popper closure is backed with leather to the inside of the pouch to ensure that crystals do not come into contact with the metal.

Black Bough watch pouches

In addition to the new wraps and wristwatch pouches, we’ve also added a new black leather version of our pocket watch pouches.

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