Delbana Skin DiverDelbana Skin Diver

Delbana Skin Diver

Embark on a journey through time with the highly collectible and exceedingly rare DELBANA Skin Diver Ref. 58501. A testament to both heritage and scarcity, this timepiece holds a captivating original dial and rotating bezel, all impeccably preserved. Radiating authenticity, its well-maintained condition and reliable working order stand as a testament to its enduring appeal. The beating heart of this iconic watch is the Felsa 4007N Automatic movement, proudly powered by a DELBANA-signed rotor. From the depths of its history to the precision of its present, this Skin Diver watch encapsulates both an elusive charm and unwavering performance for those who appreciate the exceptional. Brand: DelbanaModel: Skin DiverMovement: Case Size: 36mm

Baylor Automatic 600 ft WR Stainless Steel 36mm Divers WatchBaylor Automatic 600 ft WR Stainless Steel 36mm Divers Watch

Baylor Automatic 600 ft WR Stainless Steel 36mm Divers Watch

Experience the charm of the Vintage Baylor Automatic 600Ft Wr Stainless Steel 36mm Divers Watch – a fusion of timeless aesthetics and modern reliability. Crafted with meticulous attention, the 36mm stainless steel case exudes both elegance and durability, accompanied by a 600-foot water resistance for underwater exploration. Driven by automatic movement, its vintage-inspired dial boasts luminous markers and hands for easy readability, while the stainless steel bracelet and unidirectional rotating bezel complete the nostalgic yet functional design, making it a must-have for collectors and adventurers seeking a touch of classic luxury in a diver's watch. Brand: Baylor Model: Automatic Diver Size: 36.5mm Metal: Steel Movement: Automatic

Elgin Automatic Diver Day Date CalendarElgin Automatic Diver Day Date Calendar

Elgin Automatic Diver Day Date Calendar

Journey into vintage sophistication with the Elgin Automatic Diver Day Date Calendar. Boasting 25 jewels for unwavering precision and a 38mm bidirectional rotating bezel exuding classic charm, this vintage marvel is flawlessly preserved. Seamlessly navigate time, day, and date transitions with effortless grace. Featuring winding capabilities and seamless operation, the Elgin Diver watch artfully combines the allure of yesteryears with contemporary reliability, making it a historical treasure that remains an enduring companion. Brand: ElginModel: Day-DateMovement: AutomaticCase Size: 38mm

Unichron Model 29C UT Diver WatchUnichron Model 29C UT Diver Watch

Unichron Model 29C UT Diver Watch

Introducing the Unichron Model 29C UT Men's Diver Watch – a combination of precise engineering and classic design. Featuring a reliable 17 Jewels manual movement, this timepiece is a testament to functionality and durability. With its straightforward yet timeless appeal, this diver's watch is the perfect choice for those who value a dependable and stylish accessory for everyday wear. Brand: Unichron Model: 29C UT Diver Size: 37mm Metal: Steel Movement: Manual

Rolex Submariner-Date 16800 Tropical Dial on Oyster BraceletRolex Submariner-Date 16800 Tropical Dial on Oyster Bracelet

Rolex Submariner-Date 16800 Tropical Dial on Oyster Bracelet

Transitional Rolex sports models are incredibly fun to collect because you never know what you are going to get. Take this reference 16800 as an example. That dial was originally black but has since turned into an even brown a process called “tropicalization”. This ref. 16800 hails from 1985 and is put together by an oyster bracelet. The money is on the dial and hands. If you notice you will see the hands, indexes, and insert pearl all match, meaning everything has aged accordingly and harmoniously. In-Depth Reading The Rolex Submariner is often regarded as the most iconic watch ever made. To dissect its entire history within this space would be impossible so we will make sure to explain it in long form as an article post. But here is a little taste, a short and sweet bio of the Submariner-Date. The addition of the date function to the Submariner began the “sporty-luxury” era for Rolex. The fact that you could finally wear your diving (weekend) watch to the office under your shirt cuff opened a whole new market for Rolex. The first new-era Submariner took the form of the reference 1680 launched in 1969 and phased out in 1978. It was then followed by reference 16800 in 1978, which now included a sapphire crystal (a modern departure from the plexiglass era) and an upgraded case and movement. Both references 16800 and 168000 (made for 2 years) are lovingly known as “transitional” references as they represent exactly that. A moment in time when Rolex was morphing into the luxury watch brand we know today. Technical Specifications Brand: Rolex Model: Submariner Reference: 16800 Case Size: 40mm Movement: Automatic Cal. 3035 Noteworthy Details: Brown dial “Tropical” Crystal: Sapphire glass Year of Manufacture: 1985 Box & Papers: No

Waltham Cushion Case with Porcelain Dial on Yellow Gold CaseWaltham Cushion Case with Porcelain Dial on Yellow Gold Case

Waltham Cushion Case with Porcelain Dial on Yellow Gold Case

The contrast between the yellow gold case and the white porcelain dial is fantastic on this 1910’s era Waltham Cushion. Elegant yet remarkably wearable, goes along great with a shirt and tie as it does with a denim shirt. The beauty about vintage watches is their character molds to any situation. Cased within a 32mm case and powered by a manual movement. Put together by a gold bracelet that can be easily interchangeable. Brand: Waltham Model: Cushion Size: 32mm Metal: Yellow Gold Movement: Manual Year: 1910’s

Heuer Autavia GMT “Tropical Dial” Ref. 1163 MKII with Faded Red & Blue BezelHeuer Autavia GMT “Tropical Dial” Ref. 1163 MKII with Faded Red & Blue Bezel

Heuer Autavia GMT “Tropical Dial” Ref. 1163 MKII with Faded Red & Blue Bezel

Remarkable automatic Heuer Autavia GMT reference 1163 in pristine condition and featuring a brown or “tropical” dial. One of the most beautiful dials found on a sports vintage watch. The Autavia is powered by a cal.11 automatic movement, an absolute workhouse of a caliber. Its 42mm steel case is perfectly proportioned, which makes this iteration of the Autavia as wearable today as it was then. The watch was manufactured in 1971-1972 and belongs to the second execution of the GMT Autavia also known as the MKII. Beautifully faded brown dial goes along perfectly with the faded blue and red rotating bezel. Reference 1163 had three variations, each with its own distinctive tell. The first execution had a bezel marked with 24 numbers. The second execution had a bezel marked with even numbers. The third execution came with a dial that featured three red stripes bordering the inner minutes chronograph counter. Though out of these variations the coolest one is probably the second execution for the fact that some can be found with brown tropical dials. In-Depth Reading The history behind Heuer as a brand and link to every high speed motoring sport is absolutely fascinating. They have been behind some of the most iconic chronograph watches ever made, think the Carrera, Monaco, and of course the Autavia. The name originally stems from a combination of Automobile and Aviation. Though the model was formally released in 1933 as a dash counter for pretty much anything that could go death defyingly fast, the Autavia gained its formal name in 1962. As a matter of fact the Autavia was the first Heuer to have its model name printed on the dial. The early 60’s gave the world the first two Autavia’s. Those were ref. 2446 (three counter chronograph) and 3646 (two counter chronograph). Both were powered by a manual caliber and featured both chronograph pushers and crown on the right side of the case. In 1969 Heuer released the first iteration of the automatic Autavia. This came fitted with the famed Caliber 11, which had both chronograph pushers on the right side and the setting crown on the left side. During the 20 year life cycle of the Autavia Heuer released around 200 iterations. Different dial variations, cases, movements etc. All in all the Autavia became a massive cash cow for the manufacture but the first variations do hold a special place in collector hearts. These were the watches that were pictured alongside some of the most prominent car racers such as Mario Andretti, Jochen Rindt, Jo Siffert, amongst others. Technical Specifications Brand: Heuer Model: Autavia GMT Reference: 1163 MKII Case Size: 42mm Movement: Buren Cal. 11 Noteworthy Details: Brown “Tropical” Dial Crystal: Plastic Glass Year of Manufacture: 1970 Box & Papers: No

Primax Trench WatchPrimax Trench Watch

Primax Trench Watch

The history of the trench watch is as fascinating as it is rather dramatic. These watches rose to fame during the 1910’s as World War I raged on. Soldiers headed to conflict needed time keepers and carrying around pocket watches was no longer ideal. The solution came in the form of the wristwatch. Much like their pocket watch predecessors these trench watches were fitted with enamel or porcelain dials, this made for a beautiful but delicate watch. Crazy to think many survived unscathed. What makes this watch distinctive is not its size, movement, nor aesthetic. What stands out here is its yellowish plastic crystal. You see, at night during war time the radium luminescence emanating from the dial would prove to be a hazard. Lurking around the trenches the enemy could spot the hunkered down soldier, and in a result giving away the entire squadron’s position. Watch manufacturers would try to darken the dial luminosity by outfitting the watch with a dark crystal. In this case a yellow one. Brand: Primax Model: Trench Watch Movement: Manual Case Size: 32 mm

Longines Cushion Silver Case with Porcelain DialLongines Cushion Silver Case with Porcelain Dial

Longines Cushion Silver Case with Porcelain Dial

A vintage Longines with sterling silver cushion case and Arabic numeral porcelain dial accompanied by outstanding provenance, always a major plus when collecting vintage watches. This particular watch sold in Poland on January 9 1929 to Zipper, the authorized dealer at the time. It was serviced in 2020 and is in fantastic working order. To find these watches almost 100 years after they first left the factory makes us incredibly happy and proud to be able to share it through our site. Brand: Longines Model: Cushion Case Caliber: 13.34ZZ Serial Number: 4.706.861 Dial: Porcelain Size: 32mm Metal: Sterling Silver Movement: Manual Year: 1929 Remarks: Sold in Poland on Jan 9, 1929

Elgin Cushion with Small SecondsElgin Cushion with Small Seconds

Elgin Cushion with Small Seconds

A cushion cased Elgin from the 1920’s featuring small seconds and a heavy lume dial. Even though the watch is around 100 years old its size and design remain relevant today. This Elgin was without a doubt intended to be a tool watch. The large radium filled Arabic numerals coupled with its heavy lume hands hint at the fact that whoever wore this watch (FSF engraved case back initials) needed a reliable and legible timekeeper. Brand: Elgin Model: Cushion Case with Small Seconds Size: 32mm Metal: Steel Movement: Manual Year: 1920’s Detail: Case back engraved “FSF”

Tavannes Cushion Case with Porcelain Dial on Sterling Silver CaseTavannes Cushion Case with Porcelain Dial on Sterling Silver Case

Tavannes Cushion Case with Porcelain Dial on Sterling Silver Case

Arguably one of the most charismatic watches in our collection at the moment. This Tavannes with small seconds is a gem. Cased in sterling silver and fitted with a gorgeous porcelain dial featuring roman numerals demarcating the hours flanked by gold dot indices demarcating the minutes. The watch is sleek and incredibly elegant. The combination of its cushion shaped case and its oversized onion shaped crown makes for an absolutely fantastic Tavannes watch. Brand: Tavannes Model: Cushion Size: 33mm Metal: Sterling Silver Movement: Manual Year: 1910’s