Other Vintage Watches
Although my passion is for Omegas, I do have a soft spot for other brands, and regularly buy the very best quality vintage watches. Sometimes these are taken in part exchange, sometimes bought directly from private collections. Rest assured that we only take the very best!
Quick! Someone find me a time machine!
Patek Philippe 1952
Without doubt, one of the finest vintage watches that we have ever featured on the website. For sale on behalf of one of our clients, who is meticulous about the quality of his collection, here is a very rare timepiece.
Manufactured in 1952 and retailed in 1953, the watch is in incredible condition having been refurbished at the Patek factory in Switzerland at huge expense, making it now probably the best example of this model available. 18 carat rose gold throughout, the case, caseback, dial and crown are all immaculate and it is very hard to find fault anywhere. Presented in its original fitted Whittles of Preston box, the watch is accompanied by an Extract of the Archive proving originality. It was originally fitted with a leather strap (as detailed on the Extract document) which has been replaced, but the original 18 carat gold buckle is fitted to the leather strap.
The mechanical wind 10'''200 calibre movement works extremely well having been expertly serviced by qulaified technicians as required over many years, and the case, crown and caseback are all in excellent condition, as are the hands, glass and buckle.
So many similar watches that we see have been poorly stored, damaged, had psarts replaced and let's not even talk about the "replicas". If you want a 100% genuine, pristine Patek Philippe wristwatch, then this one deserves your attention. Available for inspection by arrangement with our client, who has the watch in his possession, the owner is happy to offer a 12 month guarantee, reinforcing the qulity of this great watch.
Replacement cost new? A cool £17,370 (and I would imagine, quite a long waiting list), and I doubt that it would be a patch on this vintage classic.
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Roamer Searock 1970
Perfect 1970 Roamer Searock Automatic in new old stock condition. Just back from a small service and keeping excellent time. As you would expect the watch is in fantastic condition and fitted with a black leather strap.
International Watch Company Pellaton c1966
For sale on behalf of one of our clients (see also Omega Constellation) an excellent IWC Pellaton, stainless steel case, all round excellent condition and completely original on the cal 854. Automatic with the IWC Pellaton winding feature.
Pesioza 1970's Automatic
Another great new old stock 1970s watch, this time by German brand Presioza. High precision 25 jewel automatic with date aperture, black dial with red/white hour markers in a gold plated case. Keeps remarkably good time.
We have asked to sell a number of very fine vintage watches on behalf of one of our clients. The following watches, along with 11 Omegas, form the first part of the collection. Please also see our Omega Vintage Watches tab.
BWC Luftwaffe Pilot's Watch
Usual markings to the back (Rostfrei, Stahlboden, Wasserdicht, D number) in a rather worn nickel plated case. Usual black dial with original hands and keeping remarkably good time. Measures 36.5mm inc crown).
Hernor 17 jewel Chronometre
Can't make my mind up on this one! French made Hernor mid size, like new with diamond chips and baguette rubies to the dial. Quite an Art Deco look, but I suspect it's mroe likely to be 1950's. All original (as far as I'm aware) and quite a pretty thing. Measures 33.7mm inc crown).
Helvetia Rose Gold
Mid size, attractive original dial and hands, working well, 9 carat rose gold hallmarked case with snap on caseback, probably 1940's / 1950's. Cheap! (Measures 33.1mm inc crown)
9 carat gold Cushion Case
Unmarked for maker, attractive white enamel dial, original everything (excluding the gold plated expanding bracelet). Hallmarked 9ct yellow gold case, movement with hacking piece. Very good condition, 1920's at a guess. Measures 32.9mm inc crown)
Boxed with full set of papers inc guarantee dated 16.1.2003, 18 carat yellow gold case with multi screwdown caseback on original brown leather Tissot strap with matching buckle. Like new. Presentation inscription verso, measures 35mm inc crown.
Oris 17 jewel Mechanical
Sorry, but I'm not a fan of Oris watches, so I can't enthuse about this one. Let me think of some nice things to say....... It's got a nice blue dial, it's easy to read, it works, it's in an Oris box.... OK I give up.
Measures 37.9mm inc crown
I am a fan of Bulova watches, just not this one. It's big ( 45.8mm inc crown), has a part exhibition back, original strap, a nice shiny chunky case and I'm scraping the barrel now because you've really got to love it and I don't. The vendor assures me it's new old stock (he's probably right).
Breitling Navitimer Montbrillant Legende 2011
Another watch for sale on behalf of one of our clients. Fantastically presented with all inner and outer boxes, all papers including COSC certificate and Breitling adjustment tool as well as the Breitling leather presentation box. This is the largest watch that Breitling have made to date at 47mm and is the rare stainless steel and gold version, the bezel, crown, pushers and bracelet inserts all in solid gold.
Produced between 2007 and 2012 in very limited numbers, the Montbrillant series was Breitling's flagship model and this is a very complicated watch. Showing only minor signs of wear, the watch comes with a full original Bretling bracelet with extra links. Purchaed new in 2011 at a cost of £8,000.
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Rolex Explorer 1964
Very rare and completely original. Mercedes hands, correct dial in excellent condition, screw down crown etc etc. I could go on and on about this watch which just has so much wrist appeal. From an impressive private collection, the vendor has priced this way below the few similar Explorers that are currently available for sale at the moment.
About to undergo a service.
International Watch Company
Classic IWC dress watch in 9 carat gold on a 9 carat gold bracelet which is stamped with the retrailer's name (Hicklenton & Phillips), together with retailer's original box. Circa 1954, a presentation watch in exceptional condition, all with a gross weight of 61.4 grams.
International Watch Company
Another fine IWC, this time a lter 1970's watch in 18 carat gold. The pale gold squared circle dial fully marked with some minor patina, the watch on a good quality brown lizard skin strap.
International Watch Company
The last of ourt selection of IWC's is a real stunner. 21 jewel automatic on calibre 8541B, the watch dating from the 1970's. In fantastic condition, the watch showing minimal signs of use. Smooth sweep centre seconds, pristine dial with calendar aperture and all original. Just great!
Piaget 18k gold
Very fine and slim watch by Piaget dating to around c1975. One of the thinnest mechanical movements in the World, the square case in 18 carat yellow gold with a striking textured gold dial and hands. Nicely presented on a new brown leather strap with Piaget 18 carat gold buckle, the watch is in excellent condition. Size 27mm inc crown.
Universal Geneve 18k gold
Super Universal dating from c1945, it's as clean as a whistle and the 18 carat gold case shows no sign of wear and tear. Calibre 263 movement works a treat and the watch looks great on the wrist. Believed to be completely original and in excellent overall condition. I'm very tempted myself!
Fulton Triple Calendar 1940's
Quite an interesting watch this and more sought after these days as the market in more complicated early watches is growing. Swiss triple date by Fulton with day and month apertures, along with calendar date hand following an outer track. Pushers at 2 and 4 adjust the date functions.
Very good condition for its age and all functioning correctly.
Longines 9k gold c1970
Excellent Longines dress watch on the calibre 2840, production date of c1968 with presentation inscription to rear dated 1970. On a nice brown leather strap with Longines buckle, the watch is believed to be completely original and all in excellent order.
Cyma 9k gold
Probably 1970's, a Cyma dress watch in a 9 carat gold case, working well and in overall excellent condition.
Great quality 1950's oversized watch from this most sought after brand. Measuring an impressive 39mm including crown, mechanical wind movement runs strongly. Some age related patina to the dial.
Can't tell you too much about this one I'm afraid, as the serial number suggests that it either dates from 1930-6 or from 1967 onwards, my guess being the latter. Nice dress watch and something a bit different.
Bulova Accutron 1973
Just back from a complete overhaul, this watch is in really great condition and as usual, completely original. With its inner and outer boxes (the outer a bit tatty) and blank guarantee, these tuning fork Bulovas are now really collectable and it's hard to find one in this condition. The 2180G movement hums nicely and there is a lovely smoothy sweep to the seconds hand.
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Movado Museum Watches
A bit unusual for us to have something quite so modern (these both date to 1999), but there you are. A matching Gent's and Ladies set of Movado Museum Watches in original inner and outer cases with paperwork. Quartz movements, fully working, very good condition.
Stauffer Lepine Pocket Watch
Absolutely stunning Swiss Lepine size 4 pocket watch in its original fitted case with original key c 1830-50.
Silver plated case in excellent condition, the machine engraved caseback with vacant cartouche, ornate silvered dial with outer minute track, roman numerals and blued leaf shape hands.
The hinged case is just magnificent and I can't believe the condition, with virtually no signs of wear and tear.
Movement is a Lepine caliber IV, marked Stauffer Cx de Fonds, key wound and set from the rear by the Lepine friction centre post. Retailed by Wilson's of Penrith and presented in a beautiful tooled leather case with silk and velvet lining, Wilson Penrith key. Just back from a service, a really beautiful watch.
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Silver Chronograph Pocket watch 1889
Superb Centre Seconds Chronograph pocket watch, case by William Hunter with Chester hallmarks for 1889. Excellent unpolished case, the caseback with engraved cartouche, unmarked gilded keyed movement no. 70082 with hacking feature. Excellent dial with roman numerals and outer chapter ring.
Supplied with key and just back from a service. Completely original
Waltham Gold Plated Pocket Watch c1920
Excellent full size (5cm) pocket watch by Waltham with serial no. dating the watch to 1920. Dennison Star gold plated case is excellent, the movemnent as clean as they come. Superb dial with roman numerals and outer minute track, blued steel hands with sub seconds. Excellent condition and completely original. Just back from service.
Princess Pocket Watch c1925
Beautiful smaller size (4cm) gold filled Swiss made pocket watch by Princess. Art Deco machine engraved detailing to the caseback. 15 jewel movement is very clean and runs well. Excellent dial with roman numerals and outer minute track, gold leaf shaped hands with sub seconds.
Seiko LCD Quartz 1979
Becoming increasingly sought after, this is model FO39-5010, completely original with as new Seiko box and instruction leaflet. The watch is in excellent condition and fully functioning.
Solvil et Titus
New old stock Solvil et Titus Gent's quartz watch from 1985 with box and papers. The watch in almost unworn condition with its original reference label to the back of the watrch case.
Bi-metal bracelet, gold plated case with gold dial, completely original, new battery just fitted and keeping excellent time.
IWC Shaffhausen Fliegerchronograph
Those guys at the International Watch Company certainly know how to put a great watch together and I've known this particular one for some time.
If you are looking for one of these, then this is definitely the one to go for at this price. For sale on behalf of one of our clients, the watch is in immaculate condition, having recently returned from a complete strip down, service and refurbishment by IWC at a cost of £995. 18 month IWC warranty is supplied with the watch.
The 25 jewel automatic movement is incredibly accurate and the watch is just a joy to wear. This outstanding timepiece is on a Hirsch alligator embossed leather strap with IWC buckle, 39mm case.
Dueber Hampden Pocket Watch
Beautiful American pocket watch from Dueber Hampden who made watches between 1877 and 1930. This particular watch is in virtually as new condition and can be dated to 1920 from its serial number.
Size 16S with the William McKinley 17 jewel movement, housed in a Westbrook 14 carat gold filled case.
Just back from having had a complete overhaul.
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Railway Timekeeper Pocket Watch
"Shock Protected, Specially Examined" Railway Timekeeper. Made in Austria (I would guess 1920's/30's) and not at all bad. Not the best movement we've ever seen, but a bit of a novelty and nicely presented in an engine turned sunbusrt finish silver plated case.
Not my cup of Darjeeling, but I'm sure someone will love it. Bi metal Sekonda automatic on matching bracelet. Full working order. (I dislike this watch so much that I obviously couldn't be bothered to focus the picture!)
No reasonable offer refused!
Unusual "Reverse Panda" (silvered sub dials on black dial) 1960's chronograph by Cimier. Unusual in that it has a running register (minutes continue counting until reset). R Lapanouse 7 jewel manual wind with sub seconds and minurte counter registers, Chronograph functions working well. Nice stainless steel case, all original and in great condition. 42.5mm lug to lug. Absolute bargain!
Silver cased Art Deco
Glasgow import marks with hallmark for 1929, Swiss made 15 jewel mechanical movement. Beautiful diamond cross hatch etched silvered dial with applied Art Deco numerals in gold, ornate blued hands with silver infills and small sub seconds dial. Excellent.
Width 28.2mm, length 35mm to lug ends
Beautiful vintage Bueche-Girod square mid size watch. Bueche-Girod 17 jewel movement adjusted to 5 positions. Gold coloured dial with baton hour markers and gold Dauphine hands. Completely original. Width 28mm inc crown, length 35mm to lug ends
IWC Schaffhausen Fournitures No.7
International Watch Company parts catalogue dating from c1952. A complete catalogue of all movement parts, numbered and as issued to IWC watch retailers. In excellent condition within its original binder. Accompanied by a letter from IWC to a Bolton jeweller dated Dec 1965 enclosing additional pages. Almost impossible to find in this condition!
Benrus Art Deco
Fabulous, original Art Deco mid size watch. Bi metal stepped case with very attractive brushed metal dial, Art Deco numerals and small sub dial. Benrus 15 jewel BB3 mechanical movement. Just great!
Width (inc crown) 29.1mm, length 39.6mm to lug ends.
Seiko 5 Vintage Watches
Fan of the 1970's? Looking for something retro? We have just the thing!
A small selection of original 1970's Omega 5's (and a Nino); Groovy!
Seiko 5 6319-6110
Stunning TV dial Seiko 5 Automatic with day and date windows, fab blue dial, infilled stick hands, double baton "match" hour markers with red tips. Sweep second, stainless steel case. Just excellent and my new daily wearer!
Width 36.3mm inc crown, length 39.3mm to lug ends.
Seiko 5 6309-4010
Wonderful TV dial Seiko 5 from Jan 1978. Automatic with day and date windows, striped champagne dial with frosted gold fixed inner bezel, gold Dauphine hands with sweep second, stainless steel case.
Width 36.2mm inc crown, length 38.7mm to lug ends.
Seiko 5 7009-5140
Cool square dial Seiko 5 Automatic with day and date windows. Circular black dial with diamond hour markers and outer minute track, luminous insert stick hands with sweep seconds, double date windows, stainless steel case with hidden crown. All in excellent order.
Width 37.2mm, length 42mm to lug ends.
Great little Nino 17 jewel automatic from the 1970's. steel blue/grey banded oval dial with coloured hour markers, orange sweep seconds. Double date window.
Width 38.3mm inc crown, length 38.3mm.
Fabulous Ladies watch with rectangular gold plated case, measuring 37mm lug to lug, 21mm width inc crown. One owner from new, completely original, excellent condition, with original box, guarantee and receipt dated 13.2.1968.
NEW ARRIVAL OCTOBER 2016
For sale on behalf of a private collector
Love this watch! I have quite a soft spot for early Chronographe Suisse watches, and this is one of the best I've seen. Late 1940's to early 1950's watch with 18 carat rose gold case with Helvetia poincon for Chaux-de-Fond, watch number 3001, with Chronographe Geneve maker's mark 167. Landeron 54 mechanical movement is smooth as can be and I've timed to 29 seconds per day; not bad for a 70 year old watch! 42 hour power reserve.
Dial is excellent with both Base 1000 Tachymetre and Base 1km Telemetre scales. Sub dials for small seconds and minute timer. Chronograph function works beautifully with a satisfying click.
Case, dial, crystal all excellent and all original. What more could you want?!
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Ladies Gucci model 4900L
Original, one owner from new watch with inner & outer boxes, original Gucci strap and swing tag. Serial no. 0007049 denotes this as one of the earlier models from this series. New battery fitted. Excellent condition.
Constantin Weisz Chronograph
These German made watches have an ever increasing following, and I'm not surprised as they are surpringly good value for money. 43.6mm case with radial tachymeter bezel and date window. Sapphire crystal exhibition back with protective cover. All in its own padded case with quality leather spare brown strap, warranty card, instruction manual, spring bar tool and swing tag. Worn only a couple of times (by me!)
Excellent Seiko 7025-8120. The "Lightning Flash" 17 jewel automatic dating from 1979. Hardly worn and in excellent overall condition with original Seiko stainless stell adjustable bracelet with B1375.E ends.
Mechanical, Swiss made stopwatches are now becoming increasingly collectable and sought after. These examples by Balma are all in as new condition.
Top Left: Rare Oversize Boxing stopwatch with 3 min round timer SOLD
Top Right: 7 jewel Antichoc split timer with 15 min subdial SOLD
Bottom Left: Rare Incabloc Yachting Timer SOLD
Bottom Right: Unusual 7 jewel Antichoc split timer with 30 min subdial SOLD
There are lots of modern copies of this watch out there, as these watches are now becoming very collectable, but this is the original. 1960's 17 jewel manual wind Parashock movement keeping excellent time. Original everything including the domed glass. Tiny dent to caseback, hardly worn and in excellent condition.
Timex GT / Rallye
Not really one for Timex watches, but this is rare! A New Old Stock GT (also known as the Rallye) model with serial number dating it to 1977. Completely original (including the strap!) These are really scarce now; mechanical movement, one owner from new. Why so cheap? It's a Timex.....it should be so much more....
Mechanical wind Dunhill signed movement. Hugely expensive when new, in very good condition. All original with unusual triptych 3 sided crystal. These earlier Facet watches with the mechanical (hand wound) movements are now hard to find. Measures 38mm lug to lug, 20mm excluding crown, dial 18mm X 14mm. On good Hirsch black leather strap.
Almadia (by Chronographe Suisse) vintage chronograph
Excellent Almadia branded gents 37mm watch by Chronographe Suisse. Recently serviced, the watch is in excellent condition with all chrono functions working perfectly. Gold plated case, scratch free glass, the watch is in as new condition. Powered by the Landeron 48 movement, a great example of 1950's quality watchmaking.
Recently Sold Watches
Chronographe Suisse vintage chronograph
Superb, as new Chronographe Suisse own brand gents watch.
37mm gold plated case with scratch free glass, all chrono functions working as they should. the watch has recently been serviced and the Laneron 51 movement keeps excellent time. These early 1950's Chrono Suisse watches are becoming much harder to find in good condition now, and I challenge you to find a better one.
Garrard 9ct Gold
Outstanding condition with fully marked 9ct gold case. With original Garrard box. Nice Arabic numerals on this 1960's elegant Gent's watch.
Stainless steel and gold, Dunhill signed 7 jewel quartz movement. Excellent condition with new powercell fitted.
Seiko Chronograph 7A38-7000
Although modern (1980's), this is a really interesting watch with full chronograph features and a 1/10th split timer. I'm told it's the first ever analogue quartz chronograph. Taken as a part ex, it's actually in as new condition and not a mark on it.
Cartier Ronde Solo
2007, Boxed with all paperwork, quartz movement, hardly worn and as new.
Sold on behalf of a celebrity client.
Rado Captain Cook
A rare survivor! Again, a one owner watch from new.
This is such a great watch; only in issue between 1967 and 1972, just 5,000 were made. This model from c1971, reference 11868, Tonneau shaped case in stainless steel, case measuring 39mm including crown. Inner rotating bezel with 20 min yachting markers. All original and signed crowns, glass, dial, back etc etc. Date aperture gives day of the week (number of the day), day and date. 25 jewel automatic movement is the finest that Rado ever made and of course keeps perfect time. C -shaped hour markers, matt black dial and no loss whatsoever to hand painted dial, hands or dial markers. Truly excellent condition on non original leather strap.
What makes this watch so unusual is the fact that the main crown controls the inner bezel rather than the time, which is altered by the crown at 4 o'clock. This is undoubtedly one the finest examples of this rare watch available.