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Rolex Daytona 6265 Gold 18K
TOP
Rolex Daytona 6265 Gold 18K
RM521,799
Seller
MMC RIVIERA
6
MC
Rolex GMT-Master 1675 PCG Chapter Ring
TOP
Rolex GMT-Master 1675 PCG Chapter Ring
RM171,380
Seller
chronostars
10
AT
Rolex 6694 Oysterdate Precision - Limited, Excellent Condition
Rolex 6694 Oysterdate Precision - Limited, Excellent Condition
RM6,867
Seller
Private Seller
MY
Breitling Vintage Sprint Valjoux 7733 Chronograph 2116
TOP
Breitling Vintage Sprint Valjoux 7733 Chronograph 2116
RM5,984
Free shipping
Seller
Pawndeluxe
141
NL
Patek Philippe Calatrava
Patek Philippe Calatrava
RM41,616
Seller
The Watch Movement
 
US
Rolex Oyster Precision
Rolex Oyster Precision
RM10,766
Seller
GMT SRL
 
IT
Breitling Navitimer 806 Twin Jet Dial Hands Calibre 178...
Breitling Navitimer 806 Twin Jet Dial Hands Calibre 178...
RM6,201
Seller
Used Jewelry Buyer
 
US
Rolex GMT Master
Rolex GMT Master
RM52,180
Seller
TIMELOUNGE Uhren- und Schmuckhandel GmbH
AT
Rolex GMT 1675 Cornino
Rolex GMT 1675 Cornino
RM57,446
Seller
COMPRA-VENTA JAVIER CALVO
ES
Rolex Watch GMT Master 1675
Rolex Watch GMT Master 1675
RM46,677
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Datejust
Rolex Datejust
RM16,966
Seller
Sgr oro
 
IT
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date
RM14,359
Seller
Proper Time
 
US
Rolex Oyster Precision Steel Watch Black Dial Manual Wind
Rolex Oyster Precision Steel Watch Black Dial Manual Wind
RM13,309
Seller
WT Time Pieces
45
UK
Rolex Submariner 5512 Steve McQueen Box+Papers
Rolex Submariner 5512 Steve McQueen Box+Papers
RM83,679
Seller
chronostars
10
AT
Patek Philippe Calatrava
Patek Philippe Calatrava
RM35,856
Seller
Berlin-Watches
 
DE
Patek Philippe Calatrava Automatic 18k Yellow Gold Mens Watch...
Patek Philippe Calatrava Automatic 18k Yellow Gold Mens Watch...
RM41,204
Seller
Used Jewelry Buyer
 
US
Breitling Navitimer
Breitling Navitimer
RM18,909
Seller
TIMELOUNGE Uhren- und Schmuckhandel GmbH
AT
Omega Speedmaster Mark II
Omega Speedmaster Mark II
RM12,447
Seller
scorpione
6
NL
Rolex Watch Explorer 1655
Rolex Watch Explorer 1655
RM84,018
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
RM24,005
Seller
Winsor Bishop
 
UK
Rolex SUBMARINER 5513 Maxi V Matt Dial with Box and Paper
TOP
Rolex SUBMARINER 5513 Maxi V Matt Dial with Box and Paper
RM94,270
Seller
Alex Pig Timepieces
66
HK
Rolex 5513 Submariner Metres First - Matte Dial 'Ivory Patina'
Rolex 5513 Submariner Metres First - Matte Dial 'Ivory Patina'
RM78,683
Free shipping
Seller
Watch Club
39
UK
Rolex 5513 Vintage "Non-Serif" Matte Dial Submariner INCREDIBL...
Rolex 5513 Vintage "Non-Serif" Matte Dial Submariner INCREDIBL...
RM91,148
Seller
European Watch Company
153
US
Rolex Submariner
TOP
Rolex Submariner
RM56,187
Seller
Private Seller
 
ES
Rolex Datejust 1974 14k SS 2 Tone Silver Dial Mens Watch Ref...
Rolex Datejust 1974 14k SS 2 Tone Silver Dial Mens Watch Ref...
RM18,729
Seller
Used Jewelry Buyer
 
US
Rolex GMT Master
Rolex GMT Master
RM45,478
Seller
TIMELOUNGE Uhren- und Schmuckhandel GmbH
AT
Omega Seamaster
Omega Seamaster
RM10,771
Seller
scorpione
6
NL
Rolex Watch GMT Master 1675
Rolex Watch GMT Master 1675
RM44,009
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Oysterdate Precision Edelstahl Handaufzug Manual Mint
Rolex Oysterdate Precision Edelstahl Handaufzug Manual Mint
RM13,356
Seller
Timeless Watches GmbH
220
DE
Rolex DATEJUST 1603 SS with Glossy "Stella" Oxblood Dial
TOP
Rolex DATEJUST 1603 SS with Glossy "Stella" Oxblood Dial
RM14,567
Seller
Alex Pig Timepieces
66
HK
Rolex 5513 Submariner Maxi Dial - Plexiglas Exceptional Example
Rolex 5513 Submariner Maxi Dial - Plexiglas Exceptional Example
RM82,684
Free shipping
Seller
Watch Club
39
UK
Omega Seamaster Chronograph
Omega Seamaster Chronograph
RM9,048
Seller
Uhrmachermeister ROSSMANN
28
AT
Rolex GMT-Master
TOP
Rolex GMT-Master
RM58,247
Seller
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex GMT-Master Vintage UAE Air Force 1675
Rolex GMT-Master Vintage UAE Air Force 1675
RM506,774
Free shipping
Seller
Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
207
UK
Breitling Navitimer
Breitling Navitimer
RM18,909
Seller
TIMELOUNGE Uhren- und Schmuckhandel GmbH
AT
Rolex Datejust sigma dial
Rolex Datejust sigma dial
RM18,191
Seller
scorpione
6
NL
Rolex Watch Oyster Precision 6694
Rolex Watch Oyster Precision 6694
RM13,069
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Steinless Steel Date Vintage Ref 6694
Rolex Steinless Steel Date Vintage Ref 6694
RM11,968
Free shipping
Seller
Bernardo Antichita'
23
IT
Rolex DATEJUST 1601 SS with Glossy "Stella" Green Dial
TOP
Rolex DATEJUST 1601 SS with Glossy "Stella" Green Dial
RM13,527
Seller
Alex Pig Timepieces
66
HK
Patek Philippe 3445 Gubelin Dial - Vintage Automatic
Patek Philippe 3445 Gubelin Dial - Vintage Automatic
RM55,985
Free shipping
Seller
Watch Club
39
UK
Rolex Datejust Edelstahl Weissgold Automatic Herrenuhr
Rolex Datejust Edelstahl Weissgold Automatic Herrenuhr
RM15,750
Seller
Timeless Watches GmbH
220
DE
Patek Philippe 1956' Calatrava ref 2526 - Double signed 1st...
TOP
Patek Philippe 1956' Calatrava ref 2526 - Double signed 1st...
RM310,070
Seller
Private Seller
 
CH
Rolex Oyster Precision
Rolex Oyster Precision
RM12,465
Seller
Time Honored
 
US
Patek Philippe Calatrava
Patek Philippe Calatrava
RM123,987
Seller
TIMELOUNGE Uhren- und Schmuckhandel GmbH
AT
Rolex Date Just Or 18 KT.
Rolex Date Just Or 18 KT.
RM43,780
Seller
Bijouterie-Horlogerie Langel
48
CH
Omega Watch Seamaster 300m 165.024
Omega Watch Seamaster 300m 165.024
RM38,942
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Big Red Daytona 6263
Rolex Big Red Daytona 6263
RM426,490
Free shipping
Seller
Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
207
UK
Patek Philippe Calatrava
Patek Philippe Calatrava
RM64,148
Seller
Time Team - Alta Srl
 
IT
Rolex Submariner 5513, 1968, Full Set,  Mk1, Long 5
TOP
Rolex Submariner 5513, 1968, Full Set, Mk1, Long 5
RM122,072
Seller
Private Seller
 
DE
Rolex Submariner 1680 18K Yellow Gold Nipple Dial
Rolex Submariner 1680 18K Yellow Gold Nipple Dial
RM124,840
Seller
Kara's Watches
137
US
Rolex Red Submariner 1680, 1974, Full Set, Tropical Mk 6,...
TOP
Rolex Red Submariner 1680, 1974, Full Set, Tropical Mk 6,...
RM155,582
Seller
Private Seller
 
DE
Rolex Daytona ref. 6263 14k Gold
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Rolex Daytona ref. 6263 14k Gold
RM440,417
Seller
Private Seller
 
DE
Rolex Submariner
Rolex Submariner
RM55,052
Seller
TIMELOUNGE Uhren- und Schmuckhandel GmbH
AT
Rolex Submariner 1680, tropical brown dial, red, meters first
TOP
Rolex Submariner 1680, tropical brown dial, red, meters first
RM177,124
Seller
Private Seller
 
DE
Rolex Datejust
TOP
Rolex Datejust
RM17,689
Seller
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Watch GMT Master 16700
Rolex Watch GMT Master 16700
RM38,675
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Rolex Ladies Stainless Steel Date Oyster Perpetual self-winding
Rolex Ladies Stainless Steel Date Oyster Perpetual self-winding
RM11,968
Free shipping
Seller
Bernardo Antichita'
23
IT
Patek Philippe 3445 'Serpico Y Laino' - Automatic  Rare...
Patek Philippe 3445 'Serpico Y Laino' - Automatic Rare...
RM58,652
Free shipping
Seller
Watch Club
39
UK
Rolex 5513 Vintage Matte Maxi Dial Submariner GREAT PATINA...
Rolex 5513 Vintage Matte Maxi Dial Submariner GREAT PATINA...
RM68,673
Seller
European Watch Company
153
US
Rolex Submariner (No Date)
Rolex Submariner (No Date)
RM41,599
Seller
Boxer Time, LLC
14
US
Rolex OysterDate Precision Gray Dial 35mm Watch
Rolex OysterDate Precision Gray Dial 35mm Watch
RM7,899
Seller
SwissOnly
86
LT
Rolex Submariner
Rolex Submariner
RM61,754
Seller
TIMELOUNGE Uhren- und Schmuckhandel GmbH
AT
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Vintage Watches: A Piece of Watch History

Vintage watches appeal to a wide audience. They offer the chance to buy high-quality, pre-owned watches at attractive prices. Both watch enthusiasts who love particular designs and collectors of expensive, rare pieces will get their money's worth.

Reasons to buy a vintage watch:

  • Wide price spectrum
  • Large selection of different designs and materials
  • Authenticity
  • Access to watch series no longer in production

Vintage Watches: Old, Not Retro

There are no exact guidelines laid out for which watches are considered "vintage." However, time is an important factor. Watch expert Robert-Jan Broer from the site FratelloWatches considers watches from 1990 and earlier to be vintage. However, Broer also says that everyone can decide for themselves if they consider an older watch vintage or not.
Price is one of the main factors involved when buying a vintage watch. A good example is the Omega Seamaster, a prestigious model that's been produced since 1948. A new, mechanical Seamaster costs between 3,000 and 5,000 euros. However, used Seamasters from years past, both automatic and manual, can be found for 500 to 1,000 euros in good or very good condition. This makes it possible for you to be the owner of a famous watch from one of the top Swiss manufacturers for comparatively little money. If you want to show off your knowledge and love of watches on your wrist, a 50-year-old Omega, Rolex, or Breitling is just as good as a new one.
If you've decided to purchase a vintage watch, you have another advantage: You're not limited to current models; you have a large selection of older watch models to choose from. You may even find an older model of a watch that you like better than the one currently being produced. Furthermore, vintage watches are authentic - they've experienced the 1960s or 1970s for themselves. This characteristic gives vintage watches a unique appeal and differentiates them from retro watches. Retro watches are watches that are created in the style of vintage watches, but are recently produced. They aren't historic; they just look the part. A true vintage watch offers real nostalgia.
Vintage models are sometimes the only way to acquire watches with specific qualities. Take the Rolex Explorer for example. Since 2010, Rolex has offered it with a larger case size of 39 mm. If you want a smaller size, then you need to look for an older Explorer model. The last 36-mm Explorer had reference number 114270. You could also take a look at reference numbers 6610, 1016, and 14270.
This example demonstrates the importance of being familiar with reference numbers when buying a vintage watch. Reference numbers help you identify and find watches from a certain time period or with other special characteristics faster and more easily.

Buying Tips

Searching for information and comparing prices from a large selection of watches is part of the watch buying experience. This also includes price checking. To avoid purchasing a fake, the following rule applies: If the price is unrealistically low, then you should proceed with caution. You can easily find the prevailing price level for a particular pre-owned model on Chrono24. There should always be a clear reason given if a watch is either much more or much less expensive than comparative models. Thus, an Omega Seamaster for three figures shouldn't raise any suspicion. A Rolex Submariner at that price, however, should raise alarm, as Submariners are usually much more expensive.
Knowing whether a watch is being offered at a fair price requires experience and expertise. Watch magazines and websites can provide you with a lot of helpful information. You can also ask questions on watch forums and receive competent, informed answers from experts.
The price structure of the vintage watch market can be a bit tricky to understand for the layman. For example, a somewhat damaged-looking watch can be much more valuable than a similar watch in almost perfect condition. This is because the original condition of the watch is what matters most. It's not a big deal if there are signs of wear and tear; what matters is if the watch has its original parts. If many have been replaced, such as the dial, hands, and crown, then even good looks can't prevent the watch from decreasing in value.
The price increases further if the watch is offered together with its original box and papers. The original packaging and manufacturer and dealer papers originate from the initial purchase decades ago. They're considered important proof that the timepiece offered is legitimate. However, this does not mean that you should avoid vintage watches without a box and papers. Often, there is a simple and reasonable explanation as to why they're missing, e.g. they couldn't be found and were probably thrown away by the original owner at some point.
If you don't have the time or you're simply not interested in immersing yourself deeply in the subject, then you're much better off depending on a serious dealer. A dealer can offer you a watch that they have inspected at a fair price and in some cases, even offer a warranty.
Watches without previous inspection are also offered, mostly by private sellers. In these cases, it's a good idea to have a bit of money on hand for any necessary maintenance. Even a simple inspection or repair can cost around 200 euros. When you buy a vintage diving watch, you should have its waterproofness checked and exchange the gaskets if you want to wear the watch underwater.

Small Mistakes Lead to Vintage Treasures

In many ways, buying a vintage watch is comparable to buying an antique car, or at least a highly sought-after used car. Some vintage watch enthusiasts are more like stamp collectors, however, searching for a certain misprint and paying large amounts once they've found it. Take Rolex's Explorer II, for example. Models from the 1970s had a second 24-hour red-orange hour hand which faded significantly under UV rays. Curiously, what began as a defect developed into a treasure - models with reference number 1655 and a faded 24-hour hour hand are sold for five figures today. They're significantly more expensive than a brand new Explorer II. Furthermore, the Explorer II was also linked to the actor Steve McQueen. Famous figures who wear the watch often contribute to a watch's value. This example shows that even vintage watches can be suitable investments and not just a good deal in a lower price range.
A vintage watch that's in good condition retains a relatively stable value. Occasionally, they can increase in value for reasons which have nothing to do with watches directly. For example, those who bought a pre-owned watch with a solid gold case 20 years ago certainly don't regret it, as the price of gold has tripled since then. If it were to be sold again, it would be worth more today simply because of its higher material worth.
Collections no longer in production usually yield high prices in the vintage watch market as well. The Autavia chronograph from Heuer, for example, was beloved by race car drivers in the early 1970s. Today, however, the manufacturer is called TAG Heuer and the Autavia is no longer in production. Pre-owned, it typically costs more than a significant number of new watches from this Swiss brand. A well-maintained Autavia can cost upwards of 3,000 euros. However, whether someone would choose to part from such an old treasure is a different question altogether.

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