Derek’s Picks

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Ogival Chronograph Massive

$1495 USD

This massive 39mm. OGIVAL vintage 1950’s chronograph is absolutely stunning! This two-tone dial does not appear as amazing in my photos as it does in person. The fields alternate light to darker when turned on an angle. The gold handset is original. Look at the fine detail on this amazing ORIGINAL dial! The heavily gold plated case with steel back displays incredible-almost new condition. It is very uncommon to find such a large cased chronograph. The manual winding VEnus 188 SWISS chronograph movement was just meticulously cleaned and is accurate. All functions operate perfectly. Always start and stop the chronograph with the top button. Only reset with the bottom button when you have STOPPED the chronograph first. This watch is a gem and won’t last long! Just $1495.

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Rolex Air-King Date

$2850 USD

This 1972 ROLEX AIR-KING Date has a stunning (uncommon) original slate gray dial with steel baton markers and hands. The 34.5mm. stainless steel case looks very fine and is without any major dings or scratches. The automatic winding movement was just cleaned and is accurately keeping time. The Air-King date was only produced for the Commonwealth market (Canada, Australia, U.K. etc.) and is a becoming difficult to find. Air-Kings were mass produced WITHOUT the date, making this a very interesting and future collectible watch. I believe these Air-King dates will escalate in value in the future. Priced extremely well at only $2850.

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Rolex Datejust Wideboy 1962

$2750 USD

This 1962 36mm. stainless steel ROLEX DATEJUST with solid 14k. white gold bezel and original “Wideboy” dial and steel, shining Dauphine hands is all original. The dial has a slight patina overall which accentuates the appealing vintage look. The steel case looks fabulous and is without any dings or scratches. With the naked eye, this dial looks absolutely pristine. Only in my highly lit close-up pictures does any aging become noticeable. These early Datejusts with this dial and Dauphine hands are currently undervalued in my opinion. Remember, this dates to 1962! Just $2750.

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Jaeger LeCoultre Rose Gold

$2250 USD

This is a large looking vintage Jaeger LeCoultre 18k. rose gold vintage 1950’s watch. The solid 18k. rose gold case measures 35.3mm and appears larger due to the narrow bezel and all-dial appearance. The beautifully patina’d dial is original, with raised rose gold Arabic numerals, bead markers, rose gold sword hands and sweep seconds. The slim rose toned winding crown is correct. This is the more desirable European version marked “Jaeger LeCoultre” instead of “LeCoultre” American cased. The very fine manual winding Jaeger LeCoultre movement was just cleaned and is accurate. On an angle, there is some subtle dial aging that appears. Overall, this watch looks extremely fine and regal on the wrist. Both sophistication and fine quality defines this watch. Only $2250.

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Longines 8557 Rare Dive Watch

$3250 USD

Sometime I recommend a watch because I feel it has the potential to increase in value. Well, this is one of them. This 1972 LONGINES watch retains its original coated finish, crown, and mineral glass. crystal. This is a VERY uncommon vintage 43.5x49mm. LONGINES reference 8557 ADMIRAL dive watch with the automatic caliber 508 movement keeping accurate time. The bezel is so cool! The original and large baton hands against the deep blue original dial just screams “dive watch”. The case has a screw back. Longines watches are FINALLY starting to increase in value (as they should) and I believe this is one very scarce example priced very well. You won’t be disappointed. Just $3250.

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Omega Seamaster James Bond Full Size

$2150 USD

This is a VERY CLEAN 42mm. full sized OMEGA SEAMASTER James Bond circa 2000 having the automatic winding chronometer grade movement with uni-directional turning bezel, helium escape valve and screw-down crown, all working perfectly. The entire watch and original bracelet looks close to pristine. Some minor and usual marks on the bezel. The bracelet will fit a 6.25″ wrist. If you need it larger, links are easily available. This is the classic and true OMEGA JAMES BOND. This watch comes with its original card-no box. Just $2150.

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Tissot World Time Navigator 1950’s

$2950 USD

This is an extremely uncommon ORIGINAL TISSOT 24 hour WORLD TIME automatic known as the Navigator. This watch was re-introduced a few years ago as a new re-edition. This example from the 1950’s has an original dial having fine patina, original world time disk and hand-set. When the 2:00 button is depressed once, the user can rotate the inner disk to coincide with their home time. The original bezel and steel 36x44.beefy lug case look excellent for the age of the watch. The in-house caliber 28.5N-21T 17 jewel bumper automatic movement is accurate and working perfectly. These are extremely hard to find in all original condition. Just $2950.

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Civitas 1940’s Military Watch

$795 USD

In over 30 years of handling vintage watches, I’ve ever seen another of these! This is a vintage CIVITAS stainless steel watch in a very hefty and heavy stainless steel case measuring 38x40.5mm. and quite thick at almost 12mm. This chunky case is VERY uncommon. Notice the beveled edged sides. I am saying this is a military era watch due to the 15 jewel movement and ORIGINAL military style black dial with radium numerals, original pencil hands and sub-seconds. This watch is keeping accurate time. Notice the hefty screw-back case and flat removable bezel-very uncommon for the era. This watch must have been stored for decades, as the crystal has acquired a light yellow tint. The large sub-seconds register is easy to read. I would highly recommend this watch to add to your collection, as you may NEVER see another. Just $795.

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Bucherer Sleek and Slim Manual Winding

$595 USD

It is tough to find slim and elegant inexpensively priced watches. Well, I’ve got one for you here. This is an amazing looking 70’s vintage BUCHERER (Europe’s equivalent to Tiffany’s) vintage watch with an all dial appearance measuring a subtle 33.25mm. and having a barely visible bezel. I really enjoy the blue dial with the Bucherer crest, ultra-thin hands and baton markers; all providing a sophisticated look on the wrist. The date aperture is simply framed and easy-to-read. Those are shadows in my photo…the dial is evenly blue. The winding crown is signed and original. There is a hand inscribed (hardly visible) number on the case rear which of course is hidden while wearing. This watch truly looks new on the wrist. This manual winding BUCHERER movement is also quite nice and is adjusted to 3 positions. The blue dial is reflective and changes from light to dark blue depending on the angle. Just $595.

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Omega Massive 38mm. from 1954

$750 USD

This is a massive 1954 OMEGA manual winding caliber 266 vintage watch having a completely original dial and Dauphine hand set. In person, this evenly aged dial looks MUCH better than in my pictures which really emphasize the age due to close-up photography. I love the super large sub-seconds register. The simple Arabic numeral 12 and raised metal arrow markers provide balance and refinement. The watch is keeping accurate time. These huge OMEGAS are quite uncommon and draw many eyes to the wrist. Only $750.

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Rolex Air-Giant 1946

$1750 USD

This is an uncommon ROLEX variety produced mainly for the Commonwealth countries (Canada, UK, Australia etc.)in a gold plated case with ROLEX OYSTER winding crown and stainless steel screw ROLEX OYSTER back. This watch even retains the correct, rare and early Rolex Oyster crown! We purchased this from the family of the original owner. These watches celebrated the battle of Britain-hence the names Air-King, Air-Giant and Air-Tiger. This watch is a mid-size 33.5mm. This was one of the earliest watches of the bunch dating to 1946 and are difficult to find these days. The serial # is 440xxx. The manual winding ROLEX movement was just cleaned and is keeping accurate time. The “Explorer style” dial and pencil hands are original. The lume on the hands may have been re-done at some time WAY back. You will love this uncommon ROLEX AIR-GIANT! A collector’s watch…just $1750.

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Cartier Panthere mid-size 3 row 18k. and steel

$3150 USD

This is a hard-to-find Cartier Panthere mid-size (men’s) 27mm. 18k. solid gold and stainless steel with the desired 3 rows of solid 18k. gold. This watch essentially looks new and has a full length (pristine) bracelet with hidden clasp. The bezel is 18k. as well. The original cabochon tipped Cartier crown is present. The crystal is sapphire. The battery operated quartz movement is precise. This watch suits either a man or woman, This Cartier comes complete with Cartier box. You won’t find a cleaner example of a 3 row anywhere. $3150.

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Rolex Submariner james Bond 6538

$39000 USD

This is the THE JAMES BOND ROLEX SUBMARINER. The reference 6538 BIG crown from 1957. As you know, this is a very rare and iconic vintage watch. The case measures 38mm. and retains the correct and original 6538 bezel and insert. A jewel has replaced the dot lume on the bezel. The correct LARGE Brevet crown is present. The handset is completely original to the watch. The dial was AMAZINGLY RESTORED-for a refinished dial, it looks marvelous. The bracelet is the extremely rare BIG LOGO dating to 1959. The caliber 1030 ROLEX movement was just cleaned and accurate. Priced to sell at only $39,000.

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