Both antique watches and vintage watches have become so popular in recent years and have created such a genre and culture of its own.
For people who are after a watch that little bit different or more special than a new one, the vintage and second hand watch market opens them up to a whole new world.
Collectors of vintage watches have the benefit of being able to collect one particular style or maker such as chronograph watches, or Omega watches, or from a particular era such as the 1970′s, or any watch that simply just takes their fancy.
Rolex, Omega, Cartier, Panerai, Heuer, Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin are just a few of the watch brands that have become so popular in recent years.
The Omega Constellation, Rolex Daytona, early Heuer Chronographs (before becoming Tag Heuer) are again just a small example of watches that have become so collectable and what dealers and collectors of second hand watches alike are always after.
Many people find that vintage and antique watches are so varied in the designs over the decades – from tonneau cased watch with Roman numerals popular in the Art Deco watches of the 1920′s, to the very large cases in watches from the 1970′s, which saw a big come back in the early 2000′s from watch companies such as Panerai.
Vintage, second hand and antique watches is about having a passion for something past that can still be functional today and worn all the time, with a look and style of its own.
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This is the Jaeger LeCoultre Rendez-Vous watch model 441.1.01 made in 18ct yellow gold and set with a diamond in the rotating bezel.
The Rendez-Vous model is one that the diamond set bezel can be turned to a particular time to remind you of an appointment or particular time.
With the mother of pearl dial and very elegant hands, this watch is so easy to read day or night and very comfortable on the wrist.
Made in 1993, this Jaeger LeCoutre comes complete with its original papers and fitted with a Jaeger LeCoultre quartz movement that has just undergone a service, it also comes with our 12 month warranty.
The 18ct yellow gold case measures 24.7mm or 28.2mm including the crown by 30.8mm from each end of the lugs for the band over to the other end.
Jaeger LeCoultre have always made such elegant watches and this Rendez-Vous model is certainly no exception.
Maker: Jaeger Le Coultre
Model: Rendez Vous 441.1.01
Rolex was founded in 1905 making this one of the earliest Rolex watches that we have had.
Made in 1916, this ladies Rolex was fitted into a 9ct rose gold case together with a 9ct rose gold band that expands on the wrist making it so easy to wear all the time as well as being very comfortable.
The dial is typical of this period by being made with the same technology that pocket watches were by being white enamel.
The beauty of the enamel dials is that they are as white today as when it was made nearly a century ago.
Quite often Rolex watches of this era had black Roman numerals with the red 12 that can be seen here.
With the numerals set onto the white enamel dial, this makes it so easy to read day or night.
The watch case itself measures 26.1mm across plus the crown and has such a lovely feminine look to it so typical of this era.
Inside the manual wind movement has just undergone a full service and comes with our 12 month warranty.
With the band fitted with a safety chain for added security, this is such a wonderful example of one of the earliest Rolex watches that will always continue to be admired and loved.
A real treasure for the right woman to appreciate and love.
This Piaget watch looks so elegant on the wrist day or night and is made in 18ct yellow gold.
The case has a very elegant design to it including on the side and measures 28mm by 23mm plus the crown.
With the white dial with Roman numerals combined with the yellow gold case, this is such an incredibly elegant watch to own and wear all the time.
Inside is the infamous Piaget calibre 9P which was launched by Piaget in 1957 and is still used today.
As though that wasn't enough, this manual wind 18 jewelled movement measures an astonishing 2mm in thickness.
So elegant on the wrist and with a superb movement inside which comes with our 12 month warranty, this solid gold Piaget watch is perfect in every respect.
Dating from 1968 this Rolex GMT has all the looks so sought after by collectors of vintage Rolex watches.
From the acrylic crystal and the flat dial without the raised index markers, both of these features gives this watch all the right characteristics making it have such a unique look to it far different to the modern Rolex GMT watches.
While of course there is nothing at all wrong with the modern Rolex watches, indeed they are more durable with the sapphire crystal, it is the look and feel of a vintage Rolex watch on your wrist that will be unlike any others your friends may be wearing that gives the vintage watches such a unique appeal.
With a great 40mm watch case (plus the Rolex screw down crown) and fitted on the Rolex Oyster band, inside is a fully jewelled automatic Rolex movement that has been serviced, keeps perfect time and comes with our 12 month warranty.
The Rolex GMT Master 1675 is such a great looking watch and one of the most sought after models today.
A true classic Rolex watch.
Model: Rolex GMT Master model 1675
The Cartier Tank watch was first produced in 1917 and this is the earliest Cartier Tank watch that we have ever had on offer.
Made in 18ct yellow gold, the case displays the most elegant flared lugs very typical of this era.
Measuring 25mm by 25mm plus the crown or 35mm from the end of each lug to the other, this watch has all the class and elegance you would expect from Cartier from this time.
Inside it is powered by a 15 jewelled manual wind movement signed 'European Watch and Clock Co".
This company was formed by Cartier and Edward Jaeger - of Jaeger LeCoultre and continued to produce incredibly high quality movements as you would expect and of course this Cartier watch comes with our 12 month warranty.
This is one of the most elegant, sophisticated and beautiful vintage Cartier watches from the 1930's and one that would be treasured and loved to be worn by anyone who appreciates fine quality.
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