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

madhat

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I find it hard to relate to people who are excited to buy new watches, new furniture, new silverware, new crystal, new laptops. All these things are much much better second hand. Yes, I am talking about antique or vintage purchases and not used Crate and Barrel.
Vintage watches have so much more character and secrets. I like them with patina, I like to imagine who wore them before me and what stories they could have told...
Laptops? You collect vintage laptops?
 

The Thai Gent

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1) Yellow gold Grand Seiko Linen Dial Ref. 5645-7005 (1970)

2) Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601 Blue Dial (1978)

Can’t really see them from the photo (sorry)

Tag Heuer Carrera Ref. CS3110 (1990’s)

Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601 Matte Black Dial (1971)

Thought that it was a good idea to take a picture while I was cleaning them. It came out much better than I thought, so decided to share it with you all on here.


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DavidLane

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1) Yellow gold Grand Seiko Linen Dial Ref. 5645-7005 (1970)

2) Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601 Blue Dial (1978)

Can’t really see them from the photo (sorry)

Tag Heuer Carrera Ref. CS3110 (1990’s)

Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601 Matte Black Dial (1971)

Thought that it was a good idea to take a picture while I was cleaning them. It came out much better than I thought, so decided to share it with you all on here.


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Hell of a stable. Congrats.

-DL
 

Michigan Planner

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1) Yellow gold Grand Seiko Linen Dial Ref. 5645-7005 (1970)

2) Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601 Blue Dial (1978)

Can’t really see them from the photo (sorry)

Tag Heuer Carrera Ref. CS3110 (1990’s)

Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601 Matte Black Dial (1971)

Thought that it was a good idea to take a picture while I was cleaning them. It came out much better than I thought, so decided to share it with you all on here.


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Great watches and great photo.

That DJ is gorgeous (and my birth year!) but I love that GS. I'm usually not a fan of gold but that one is fantastic, particularly with the linen dial.
 

The Thai Gent

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Great watches and great photo.

That DJ is gorgeous (and my birth year!) but I love that GS. I'm usually not a fan of gold but that one is fantastic, particularly with the linen dial.
Thank you for the compliment.

I'll let you know if I ever come across another DJ with the same face and year. Yes, the GS is truly beautiful! I grabbed it as soon as I saw the offer.
 

LA Guy

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1) Yellow gold Grand Seiko Linen Dial Ref. 5645-7005 (1970)

2) Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601 Blue Dial (1978)

Can’t really see them from the photo (sorry)

Tag Heuer Carrera Ref. CS3110 (1990’s)

Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601 Matte Black Dial (1971)

Thought that it was a good idea to take a picture while I was cleaning them. It came out much better than I thought, so decided to share it with you all on here.


View attachment 1392993
So good. Next on my list is either an older Carrera or Camaro, I think.
 

9thsymph

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I think my own battle scars are fine. I just don't find charm in wearing someone else's. I wouldn't mind owning a vintage watch if I had bought it new.
There is a middle ground: Heirloom pieces: The battle scars are not your own, but come from someone in your family passed on to you. The visible wear becomes a memory trigger for their vitality in a different time...
 

mak1277

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There is a middle ground: Heirloom pieces: The battle scars are not your own, but come from someone in your family passed on to you. The visible wear becomes a memory trigger for their vitality in a different time...
No argument there.
 

Guccinski L.V.

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Those gorgeous Gold Seikos are available from Yahoo japan , I saw 6 for sale all around 2K.
 

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