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!
We have been instructed to sell a very large collection (about 250) of vintage watches. Brands to include Omega, Longines, Girard Perregaux, Roamer, Universal Geeve, Zenith etc etc. All watches are in excellent condition and form the core of a large private collection. Here are some fine examples (many others featured on the Omega page). Watches from this collection have headings in red.
Bulova Wrist Alarm c1950
Superb, completely original Bulova Wrist Alarm presented in its original box. Working perfectly, you might have to prise this off my wrist!
For sale on behalf of one of our valued clients, the following watches (headings in blue) are all in exceptional condition and form part of an impressive collection. We welcome serious enquiries.
Jaeger Le Coultre Reverso "Grande Taille"
For sale on behalf of one of our valued clients
Oh, here we go. There's a queue forming for this watch. When I've mentioned it to a few of our collectors recently, they all put their name down for it. Fortunately for me, I'm easily bribed.
Good Reversos don't come around very often, so it's a pleasure to have a great one here.
Full size Grande Taille model in stainless steel and 18k gold, all in excellent order, with generous matching JLC bracelet (not shown, but in perfect condition). If you are looking for a good Reverso, look no further.
Serious enquiries only please
Rolex Oyster Perpetual c1999
From the same owner as the watch below, another fantastic Rolex in outstanding condition. The watch appears completely unworn and is presented with its original excellent box and all paperwork
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date c1983
For sale on behalf of one of our valued clients who purchased this watch new in 1983. In exceptional condition and presented in its excellent original box with all paperwork, the watch shows very little sign of use. Proiduced in limited numbers, this is the gold shelled version of the classic OPD.
Serious enquiries only please
Audemars Piguet "Philosophique" c1986
Very unusual and rare watch by this premium brand. Set in an 18 carat gold case with factory fitted diamond bezel, this is a one handed watch with a hidden crown. On its original Audemars strap, the watch is in excellent condition and comes with the original instruction booklet and generic box. Hugely expensive when new.
Serious enquiries only please
IWC Ingenieur c1996
Ref 4515, a mid size Ingenieur in fantastic condition with box and all paperwork. Presented on its original satin covered IWC strap (which is wearable but requires replacement in due course), the watch is in excellent condition.
Van Der Bauwede c2000
Highly unusual and large but stylish Magnum watch from this little known Swiss watch maker. Beautifully presented in stunning box with outer and all original paperwork, this really is a statement piece and one for the connoiseur! Silver cased, 44mm.
Baume & Mercier c2001
A real favourite of mine, this Hampton model is in the most fantastic, as new condition and comes with original inner and outer boxes and all paperwork. Just stunning!
Nomos Orion c2014, Nomos Orion c2016, Nomos Orion Rose c2014
A trio of virtually unworn Nomos Glashutte watches, 2 with exhibition backs and including the rarer Rose variation. The modern standard in dress watches, these now retail at £3k each. All complete with original boxes and paperwork.
Tissot Heritage Porto c2005
No.1665 of a limited edition of 1925, a very elegant tonneau cased Art Deco style gents watch. Like new with box and all paperwork including COSC chronometer cerrtificate. Excellent condition.
Longines Grande Classique c2017
Stunning ladies watch, this version with the diamond set bezel, presented in original inner and outerboxes with all paperwork and swing tag. Excellent condition.
Oris TT1 c2001
I don't normally like Oris watches, but I might make an exception for this one. Apparently the TT1 was designed in conjunction with the Williams F1 team. It's chunky with a solid aluminium case and exhibition back. Excellent condition with both boxes, all paperwork etc.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust c1990
For sale on behalf of one of our valued clients and owned by him since 2003, this is such a great watch. Rolex ref 16233, a circa 1990 automatic bi metal in pretty much as new condition. Completely overhauled by Rolex in 2009 band presented on a Rolex Tutone 78363 18k gold and stainless steel bracelet, this wonderful timepiece has a golden dial with magnified date aperture, sweep seconds, fluted bezel and screw down crown.
Quickset date function operates as it should, and the watch keeps excellent time, having hardly been worn since its overhaul all those years ago. Accompanied by its original box and paperwork confirming the overhaul, papers may be available if the owner can find them! In overall excellent condition.
Serious enquiries only please
Caravelle Set O Matic 1973
Not that often these days that I come across such a lovely New Old Stock watch like this. Made by Caravelle (Bulova) with a great sweep seconds hand and just the most perfect period dial, I'd happily wear this watch every day. Automatic movement is like new and the watch is presented in its original box with Bulova swing tag. Just great, and not nearly expensive enough!
Rolex Catalogue 1965
For sale on behalf of one of our clients, an exceptionally rare Rolex watch catalogue dated 1965 with price list for July 1966.
Complete and in excellent condition for its age, the catalogue contains 32 pages and covers Oyster Perpetual, Datejust, GMT Master, Submariner, Air King, Explorer, Oyster, Cellini, Precision and all Tudor models as well as many other variants. Illustrated throughout with black and white and colour photographs, this is a hugely sought after item and the price list just adds to its desirability.
Serious enquiries only please. Our client is willing to consider realistic offers, but please bear in mind that the only other one available is for sale on Ebay at £1,300!
Rolex Oyster Catalogue 1977
From the same client, a very rare Rolex Oyster watch catalogue from 1977 with price lists dated January and August 1977.
Complete and in excellent condition for its age, the catalogue contains 40 pages and covers all Oyster variations. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs, these are now incredibly hard to find, particularly in this condition and the addition of 2 price lists is a huge bonus.
Serious offers only please
For sale on behalf of one of our valued clients, a large collection of exceptional watches
Featured on this and the Omega Vintages Watches tab, a collection of outstanding vintage watches, including some of the finest military watches available.
Let's start with some fantastic Military watches.....
Lemania Military Chronograph 1967
We've seen a few of these, but never as good as this one. Like new, this single pusher chronograph is quite outstanding with full RAF Military markings to back
Omega Military Chronograph 1953
Also featured on the Omega Vintage Watches page, another fantastic RAf issue watch with full and correct markings to the caseback. Cal 283 correct movement in great order, again, it is like new, and is undoubtedly one of the finest available anywhere.
Hamilton Military Chronograph 1972
Love this watch. These Hamiltons are so underrated. Everything you'd expect with RAF markings to caseback. Amazing condition.
Hamilton Military 1975
British Army issue, again outstanding condition
CWC MIlitary Chronograph 1970
Again exceptional condition with full RAF markings to caseback
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.
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.
Price on Application
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
Price on Application
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?!
Price on Application
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.
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.