• Styleforum is going on Instagram Live today with Eva Kuhle of Epaulet

    Today, Peter talks to Eva Kuhle of Epaulet, a long time Styleforum member and sponsor, in the latest episode in our ongoing series of conversations about COVID-19 and the impact the global pandemic on the menswear industry

    Tune in at 4:00 p.m. PDT

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Vintage Watch Thread (Pre-1990's watches only)

DavidLane

Distinguished Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2012
Messages
1,389
Reaction score
3,493
Hey folks, I am started this thread because there seemed to me to be a hole in the SF community for vintage watch enthusiasts. Please feel free to post about all things vintage watches: movements pics, cases, straps, drooling and such.

I chose the 1990's as the cut off because, well, its 30 years ago and was the mainstream introduction and use of sapphire crystals.

Also if you have a piece to sell, we could also use this thread as a B/S/T for those looking to unload or add to your collections, source for vintage straps and parts if need be.

I am excited to see what you are collecting!

-DL
 
Last edited:

LA Guy

Opposite Santa
Admin
Moderator
Joined
Mar 8, 2002
Messages
46,457
Reaction score
19,965
Not selling right now, but I have a handful pre-90s, and that's really what I love. These pictures have all been posted in the regular watch thread, but:

Omega 145.017 with the 860 movement:
1582650876505.png


Omega 105.005 on a custom fob by @DavidLane My picture taking skills are poor, and I didn't capture the mint sunburst main dial and concentric circles in the subdials, nor the warmth of the dial:

1582650947287.png


IWC from the early 70s with the Pellaton 8541B movement:
1582651347418.png
 

emptym

Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Sep 22, 2007
Messages
8,616
Reaction score
3,933
Great thread idea. I'm a big fan of vintage watches, mainly because of the size. Perhaps not in the same league as the watches above, but I really like older US-made watches, particularly Waltham watches, since I lived in Waltham and my grandfather wore them:
1200.jpeg
 

Michigan Planner

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2010
Messages
3,996
Reaction score
2,659
I've got a thing for older dive watches... here are a couple of mine:

Early '80s:

Late '80s:

This one is from '92, but I think that it's close enough:

I no longer have this Heuer Night Diver, but it was a great fitting one:

And a Zodiac Night Diver from the same time period as the Heuer and with the same Monnin case:
 

Opethian

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 13, 2020
Messages
82
Reaction score
80
I've got a thing for older dive watches... here are a couple of mine:

Early '80s:

Late '80s:

This one is from '92, but I think that it's close enough:

I no longer have this Heuer Night Diver, but it was a great fitting one:

And a Zodiac Night Diver from the same time period as the Heuer and with the same Monnin case:
I love vintage Zodiacs.. Great watches really
 

Opethian

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 13, 2020
Messages
82
Reaction score
80
Love the Pie Pan dials. Super sharp case too.
The condition on this watch is amazing! I will try to get a better shot.
Omega logo etched in the Plexiglass and super sharp case.
Thanks for the thread too, I have a few vintage pieces that I will be sharing over the next few days
 

DavidLane

Distinguished Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2012
Messages
1,389
Reaction score
3,493
I've got a thing for older dive watches... here are a couple of mine:

Early '80s:

Late '80s:

This one is from '92, but I think that it's close enough:

I no longer have this Heuer Night Diver, but it was a great fitting one:

And a Zodiac Night Diver from the same time period as the Heuer and with the same Monnin case:
The lugs on that Heuer Night Diver are awesome.

-DL
 

DavidLane

Distinguished Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2012
Messages
1,389
Reaction score
3,493
The condition on this watch is amazing! I will try to get a better shot.
Omega logo etched in the Plexiglass and super sharp case.
Thanks for the thread too, I have a few vintage pieces that I will be sharing over the next few days
Awesome, the more images the merrier. I just bought a lot from an estate that has panned out incredibly. Including the Gallet above along with a couple of Helbros and another Gallet with the Valjoux 72.

-DL
 

DavidLane

Distinguished Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2012
Messages
1,389
Reaction score
3,493
Great thread idea. I'm a big fan of vintage watches, mainly because of the size. Perhaps not in the same league as the watches above, but I really like older US-made watches, like these Walthams:
View attachment 1344055
Waltham is a great company with a cool history as well. They had the contract for the Fifty Fathoms, and there are a few out there. Awesome stuff. I agree on the smaller sizes as well, I have a larger wrist nearly 8" and much prefer 36-38mm watches.

-DL
 

DavidLane

Distinguished Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2012
Messages
1,389
Reaction score
3,493
Not selling right now, but I have a handful pre-90s, and that's really what I love. These pictures have all been posted in the regular watch thread, but:

Omega 145.017 with the 860 movement:
View attachment 1344023

Omega 105.005 on a custom fob by @DavidLane My picture taking skills are poor, and I didn't capture the mint sunburst main dial and concentric circles in the subdials, nor the warmth of the dial:

View attachment 1344024

IWC from the early 70s with the Pellaton 8541B movement:
View attachment 1344035
Fok, you have found some beautiful stuff. The condition of the black dial Omega is insane. Fits your wrist well. I definitely have a thing for chronographs, not sure why. Its tough to make a complex dial work, and the 60's-70's chronos are the best imho.

-DL
 

LA Guy

Opposite Santa
Admin
Moderator
Joined
Mar 8, 2002
Messages
46,457
Reaction score
19,965
Fok, you have found some beautiful stuff. The condition of the black dial Omega is insane. Fits your wrist well. I definitely have a thing for chronographs, not sure why. Its tough to make a complex dial work, and the 60's-70's chronos are the best imho.

-DL
And it will look awesome on my new stingray fob as well!

Ands thanks. Yeah, it's a beauty. What I love about vintage watches is a combination of the vast array of amazing choices plus the actual scarcity of some of these rare references that makes the hunt all the more enjoyable.

Getting something that is single owner (the gold plated one), or NOS, maybe with some history, is just really, really, satisfying.
 
Last edited:

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

WHICH TYPE OF SNEAKERS WORK BEST ON A FIRST DATE?

  • Classic Leather Low-Top

  • Canvas Plimsoll

  • Leather Slip-On

  • Canvas Slip-On

  • Athletic Kicks

  • Leather High-Top


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
436,079
Messages
9,372,876
Members
196,676
Latest member
javord
Top