Rolex ref 6234 Pre-Daytona Anti Magnetic Chronograph circa 1957

Rolex ref 6234 Pre-Daytona Anti Magnetic Chronograph circa 1957

Rolex Pre Daytona ref 6234 Cosmograph serial# 269,xxx circa 1957. Featuring a 36mm diameter Oyster case with round pushers, screw down case back and screw down crown and with original dial, hands, and lume plots. Featuring an off white original dial that has aged and developed a rich vintage character. The dial features raised triangular indexes, aged patina’d lume plots, tapered dauphine original lume hands. With outer black printed tachometer scale and blue printed telemeter scale. Powered by calibre 722 manual wind movement with registers for 30 minutes, 12 hours, and constant seconds. The dial is signed Rolex Oyster Chronograph Anti Magnetic SWISS. The 6234 models are far rarer than any of the more well known and recognized “Daytona” models. The Daytona models are most readily distinguished by the tachometer scale being engraved on the bezel, whereas the 6234 and the next generation 6238, feature smooth bezels with the tachometer scale printed on the dial perimeter. We  think 6234’s such as this example represent great value compared to the very high premium prices of the Daytona models, and most certainly the very high prices now being achieved by the Zenith and cerachrome bezel Daytona models. The current model is a fine, all original condition model, showing great character, and with a great vintage look paired with one of our vintage sport style straps. Guaranteed genuine and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation. Your purchase includes one of our signature fine leather watch pouches, ideal for travel and storage, a $55.00 value.

$42,500
Glycine Airman SST Automatic 24 Hour Vietnam Era aka "Pumpkin"

Glycine Airman SST Automatic 24 Hour Vietnam Era aka "Pumpkin"

A fine condition example Glycine Airman SST automatic ref #323.1219 oversized 41.5 x 50mm cushion shaped case circa 1969-1971. Featuring a black AM and gray PM 24 hour dial surrounded by orange 24 hour time zone ring. Powered  by self winding movement with sweep seconds and date. Excellent condition, previously polished example of this popular Vietnam war ear model with pristine condition dial, intact original lumes and hands, and original crowns. Just fully serviced by one of our veteran watchmakers and offered with our one year warrantee of accurate time keeping and operation. Offered on your choice of sporty leather strap. In spite of its Fall color theme, fitting for any season of the year, this model is affectionately nicknamed “Pumpkin!”

$2,450
Rolex Bombe ref 5018 Stainless Steel circa 1948

Rolex Bombe ref 5018 Stainless Steel circa 1948

Scarce and desirable model Rolex stainless steel ref# 5018 “Bombe” circa 1948. Featuring 35mm diameter case with extended bowed lugs, smooth bezel, acrylic crystal, and very pleasing older refinished antique white dial with raised triangular indexes with aged luminous dots and elongated tapered silver dauphine hands. Powered by early calibre 630 self winding “bubble back” type movement with sweep seconds. With correct bubble back era crown. Recently serviced and offered with our usual 1 year warrantee of accurate timekeeping and operation. Offered on your choice of fine or distressed leather or exotic skin strap. NOTE: The “Bombe” name of this model refers to the heavy bowed lugs which gives this model a bigger and much more stylish presence than the common plain lug model. The bombe case was is more often seen in 14 or 18K gold, and is relatively scarce in steel.

$5,650
Tudor Submariner ref 7928 Gilt Dial circa 1967 World Series Provenance

Tudor Submariner ref 7928 Gilt Dial circa 1967 World Series Provenance

A vintage Tudor Submariner ref 7928 case serial # 595,xxx circa 1967 with grand slam and World Series provenance. Baseball fan? Washington National fan? The offered gilt dial Tudor submariner is from the collection of Howie Kendricks, whose game winning grand slam homer in the 10h inning of game 5 of the 2019 National League playoffs against the top seeded LA Dodgers sent the Washington Nationals into the playoffs and then on to the World Series, where they defeated the favored Houston Astros.

$11,500
Rolex SS Milgauss ref# 116400GV Green Crystal 2008 Full Set

Rolex SS Milgauss ref# 116400GV Green Crystal 2008 Full Set

Super minty condition Rolex SS Milgauss ref # 116400GV complete with inner and outer box, booklets, and warranty card dated 2008. Featuring a 40mm diameter Oyster case with wide smooth bezel and green sapphire crystal. Featuring gloss black dial with super luminova bright glow indexes and hands, orange lighting bolt sweep seconds hand. With modern style heavy Oyster bracelet with solid end links and heavy style clasp. Super minty condition  example of this great looking contemporary classic. In excellent running condition and offered with our 1 year warrantee of accurate time keeping and operation.

$13,500
Heuer Camaro Chronograph ref 7220S Stainless Steel circa 1968

Heuer Camaro Chronograph ref 7220S Stainless Steel circa 1968

An especially pleasing condition example Heuer Camaro 3 registers manual wind chronograph ref 7220S circa 1968. Featuring a never polished 37 x 43mm cushion shaped case with screw down case back, lovely original 2 tone silver satin dial with applied silver indexes and with intact age luminous plots and original hands. This is the 3 register version with round pushers, dial signed Camaro Heuer Swiss T, signed Heuer crown, and powered by popular work horse Valjoux 72 manual wind movement.  Fitted with your choice of complementary distressed or exotic skin leather strap. Recently serviced, and left unpolished as acquired. In excellent running condition and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation.

$6,850
Rolex Explorer II ref 16550 Patina'd Tritium Lume Dial circa 1986

Rolex Explorer II ref 16550 Patina'd Tritium Lume Dial circa 1986

A very early example transitional model Rolex Explorer II ref 16550 serial # 8.8 million circa 1986. This is the first generation sapphire crystal Explorer II with glossy black dial with lightly contrasting patina’d luminous indexes and with matching hands. With scarce original “square font” 16550 bezel. An attractive example model previously polished, but with beefy lugs, and with clean original gloss black dial with very lightly patina’d original tritium lume plots and luminous hands. With original heavy Oyster 78360 bracelet with 501B end pieces and deployment clasp. Recently serviced and left unpolished as acquired. Guaranteed genuine and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation.

$10,500
Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref 6564 Original Dial circa 1959

Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref 6564 Original Dial circa 1959

Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref 6564 stainless steel, case serial # 436,xxx circa 1959. Featuring 34mm diameter case with smooth bezel and very pleasing patina’d original dial with raised silver marquise shaped indexes, tapered dauphine hands and warmly patina’d luminous dots. Powered by self winding calibre 1030 movement with sweep seconds. With your choice of vintage style cordovan or distressed leather strap for a great vintage look. A distinctive vintage model with lots of character. Fully serviced and offered with our 1 year warrantee of accurate time keeping and operation.

$3,850
Rolex GMT 1 ref 16700 "Pepsi" Tritium circa 1991

Rolex GMT 1 ref 16700 "Pepsi" Tritium circa 1991

A very fine condition example Rolex GMT Master 1 “Pepsi” ref# 16700 with tritium indexes and hands. Case serial #N3 dates this example to 1991. With pleasing red and blue “Pepsi” insert, pristine condition gloss black dial with all original luminous plots, aged to a warm cream color, and slightly lighter tritium hands. With beefy lugs which show wear and use, but which do not appear to have been polished. Fitted with original heavy Oyster 78360 bracelet with 501B end pieces and period correct R4 clasp code. With original Rolex crown, sapphire crystal, and powered by caliber 3175 self winding movement with sweep seconds, date, and 24 hour arrow hand. Just serviced by one of our Rolex trained watchmakers and in excellent operating condition. Guaranteed genuine and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate timekeeping and operation.

$14,500
Rolex Sea-Dweller ref# 16600 Tropical Dial Tritium circa 1997

Rolex Sea-Dweller ref# 16600 Tropical Dial Tritium circa 1997

A great looking vintage Rolex Sea-Dweller ref# 16600, serial # U7, circa 1997 with richly patina’d tritium indexes, matching aged pearl, and color matched hands. Featuring a 40mm diameter stainless steel case with unidirectional elapsed time bezel and sapphire crystal, and with original glossy black dial with tritium indexes, and matching tritium hands. The original gloss dial surface has faded a bit with time and is now a more frosty finish with subtle light brown dots evenly distributed across the dial surface. The hour markers have also beautifully aged to a cream patina with considerable aging and lend a distinctive and appealing vintage look. The lume of the hands does not glow under UV light and appear to have been color matched to the dial lume. Powered by self winding calibre 3135 with sweep seconds and quick set date. With correct ref 93160 solid end link (SEL) Rolex stainless steel Oyster bracelet with flip lock clasp. An exceptionally attractive warmly patina’d example. Recently serviced, in excellent mechanical condition, and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation. The Seadweller model is a much more scarce model than the similar looking Submariner. The case is a bit thicker and features a helium escape valve. The dial reads 4000 foot depth rating and the sapphire crystal lacks the date magnifying cyclops lense.

$13,500
Hamilton 14K YG Piping Rock circa 1929

Hamilton 14K YG Piping Rock circa 1929

Hamilton 14K YG Piping Rock circa 1929. This is one of most prized and classic models from America’s premier wristwatch manufacturer. Named after the Piping Rock Casino in upstate New York where the world series winning New York Yankees were awarded individually engraved examples of this classic model. Featuring a tonneau shaped 29 X 38mm 14K YG case with hinged lugs and black enamel Roman numeral chapter ring surrounding a champagne dial with black minute and sub seconds track. Powered by Hamilton 17 jewel manual wind calibre 979 movement with subsidiary seconds. With original blued steel sword shaped hands and period Hamilton stylized winding crown. Truly a classic model in excellent condition with intact and flexible hinged lugs and free of any personalized engraving. Recently serviced and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation.

$2,750
Heuer Autavia GMT ref# 11630 Mark II circa 1970's

Heuer Autavia GMT ref# 11630 Mark II circa 1970's

A magnificent mint condition, new old stock Heuer stainless steel Autavia GMT Mark II ref# 11630. Truly a stunning and highly sought after model. Featuring a 42mm tonneau shaped case with screw down case back, signed crown at 9 o’clock and unidirectional rotating brilliantly colored red and blue even numbered GMT bezel. The Mark V version features gray registers, white tipped hour and minute hand with full lume, and orange stripes within the minute registers at 3 o’clock, and Powered by Buren caliber 14 self winding movement with registers for hours, minutes, seconds and with yellow hand for 2nd time zone. In absolutely mint condition without defect, scratch, or dings to the case or bezel. Note, some subtle age spots have developed on the field of the hours register. We note no other aging or loss of color to the dial. Shown and offered on Tag Heuer signed sporty black leather strap with stainless steel Heuer logo tang buckle. Guaranteed genuine as described and shown and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation.

$11,500
Delvina Super Compressor Diver’s circa 1973

Delvina Super Compressor Diver’s circa 1973

Delvina Swiss made super compressor diver’s model circa 1973. Featuring a 42mm x 42mm cushion shaped case with screw down case back and perimeter rotating elapsed time bezel. Featuring a colorful pallet with matte black dial with prominent round hour plots which have aged to a warm wheat color, wide match stick style hands with matching aged lume, and with wide and sloped white elapsed perimeter disk with blue and red details.  The dial reads Delvina Geneve, Automatic 25 jewels Incabloc. With original cross hatched crowns, the bottom to manually wind and set the time, and the upper crown to set the inner elapsed time bezel. Powered by self winding ETA caliber 2783 movement with sweep seconds and date. Case back depicts a die struck image of a sailing ship at full sail with sails in the Chinese style, suggesting where this brand may have been marketed. Fully serviced and offered with our 1 year warranty. Offered on your choice of sporty leather, rubber, or NATO style strap. Great looking vintage diver’s model. Super Compressor models like the current model were designed as professional diver’s watches, were offered by dozens of companies, with a variety of dial configurations and pallets, but all with case built by E. Piquerez S.A. (EPSA) who supplied the cases to a myriad of companies. The most well known, and most valuable were those of  Longines and  Lecoultre, All the Super Compressors are cool looking sporty models. We haven’t met a Super Compressor yet that we didn’t like!

$2,350
Rolex Prince Railway 18K WG/PG Bi-Color ref 1527 with SS/PG Beads of Rice

Rolex Prince Railway 18K WG/PG Bi-Color ref 1527 with SS/PG Beads of Rice

A scarce and magnificent looking Rolex Prince Railway ref 1527 circa 1935. Featuring an extremely rare 18K bicolor white and rose gold stepped Art Deco design case, with magnificent restored 2 tone salmon dial, and fitted with a Gay Frères, Rolex signed SS and pink gold rice link bracelet with deployant clasp. Powered by Rolex’s “Utra Prima”, “Officially Tested in Eight Ways” 17 jewel manual wind movement with balance bridge protector intact. With signed original winding crown. Featuring a very sharp condition case without obvious wear or damage to the top or sides of the case, and with very distinct case edge hallmarks. The case shows no wear through or repair to the case. The caseback bears the model reference #1527 and the early case serial # of 6922. The case back engraving does show wear with numbers worn, but still readable. Recently serviced by one of our veteran watchmakers and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation. Background and Personal Notes The Rolex Princes, also referred to as doctor’s watches, were among the most sought after of all vintage Rolex models during the 1980’s and 1990’s. The much sought after rectangular shape, the larger size, the lore of the duo dial feature, the Art Deco design all contributed to the various Prince models achieving celebrity status among vintage watch aficionados. Of course it is common knowledge now, that the larger steel sport models, the Daytonas, Explorers, GMT’s, Submariner and Seadwellers have long since assumed the dominant position in the collector’s landscape. We have handled many Rolex Princes in our 40 years of collecting and dealing in vintage Rolex watches. We have not owned one in years, as they are mostly tucked away in collections. We don’t recall ever owning one as beautiful as this example. And while the dial is refinished, it is nonetheless an absolutely stunning watch. Similar models were made in various bi metal combinations, steel and gold, 9K and 14K, but to find one in 18K, in the most desirable combination of white gold and rose gold is truly remarkable! The current example Railway Prince is accompanied by an equally magnificent Rolex steel and rose gold beads of rice bracelet manufactured for Rolex by Gays Frères. This bracelet is more typically associated with Bubbleback models from the 1930’s and 1940’s, but is magnificent paired with this watch. The bracelet is in excellent condition without the corrosion or stretch often found on these bracelets. Furthermore, the bracelet  is quite long and will comfortably fit a 7 1/2 inch wrist. The expression “the whole is worth more than the sum of its’ parts” we think is very apropos here, as the combination of this magnificent watch and highly sought after bracelet, each enhance the other. Similar examples of this model can be found in two classic books, “Orologi Rolex” and “Signori del Tempo.” Additional historical notes can be found by Googling Rolex Railway Prince ref# 1527.

$16,500
Rolex Explorer II "Polar" ref 16570 Tritium circa 1996

Rolex Explorer II "Polar" ref 16570 Tritium circa 1996

A very clean example Rolex Explorer II ref 16570 serial #T1 circa 1996. Featuring a 39mm diameter stainless steel case, 24 hour bezel and sapphire crystal. With glossy white dial signed SWISS-T<25 with tritium indexes, matching hands, and red 24 hour hand. Powered by self winding caliber 3185 movement with independently set hour hand. Signed Rolex Oyster screw down crown. Non stretched heavy Oyster link 78360 bracelet with 501/B end pieces, V4 clasp code, and with flip lock deployment clasp.

$10,500