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What-a-watch: Seiko 6119-5401 automatic

  Here are 3 Seiko 6119-5401 with different dial colors. There is the blue version, the silver version and the brown version. All are working and entirely original, including original bracelets that fit a large wrist. The silver one is from February 1974 with English /...

What-a-watch: Lemania memomatic alarm

Here we have a rare Lemania Memomatic in gold filled case. Near mint condition with no wear to the gold filled layer. Just receveid a complete revision by my watch maker. The large case measures 40mm without the original...

Ftd: Ice-skate bezel divers Bulova Eberhard Titus Invicta 100ATU

What is the ice-skate bezel design on vintage dive watches? This post is about the various different branded diver that share the same case with roughly the same bezel. So I want to take you on another Find-The-Differences tour. One thing all divers have in common is the black ice-skate...

Breitling Navimeter 2100 Pluton

Breitling start production of Navimeter 2100 in 1980y and end of production in1985y, this is in my opinion one of the most interesting and the most beautiful models of analog-digital real pilot watches. This model was officialy use France and Yugoslav air forces in 80s, the mine belonged to the...

Rolex Seadweller 16660 “tripple six” complete package 1985

For a sure good investment item the Rolex 16660 complete with diver kit, extension Calendar 1985-1986 Original certificate were you can see it has been sold 11/1985 Inner and outerbox Bracelet 93160/592 and clasp code J2. Beautiful patina on the dial with matching hands Unpolished case. Dial, Hands and Bezel orignal Tiritium   This is a true collectors set!   Enjoy...

What-a-watch: Longines Ultronic orange diver

Wow. The Longines Ultrasonic Diver with orange bezel and orange minute hand. One of the Iconic divers by Longines as well as one of the coolest watches with the tuning fork movement by ESA. This all steel...

Series review: Certina DS2

This is a NOS Certina DS2  from the early 1970’s. This piece features a brown-grey dial with orange sweep second. It has never been worn and comes with it's original strap, buckle, hangtag and sticker still on the back. Inside ticks the...

What-a-watch: Lorenz Bullhead Regatta chrono

This Lorenz Bullhead is very rare and interesting. The design is fully based on it's mechanics. And the Valjoux 237 movement is so rare that only 300 pieces were ever produced. It is derived from the Valjoux 23 base...

Gubelin G Quartz – Cuff watch

70s of the last century are the golden age in the watchmaking industry, especially if we take in mind the unusual models that are designed outside of any cliches that existed and which even today modern watches is not much different then that cliches, but some models from...

What-a-watch: Tissot T 12 Seastar Diver

They are large and they are beautiful. The Tissot T 12 Seastar Diver. This watch was produced by Tissot during the late 1960's and well into the 1970's. There are different variations of which this was the first edition. The movement...

Omega Dynamic Giro Di Sicilia Targa Florio 1973 LE

Rare OMEGA DYNAMIC CHRONOGRAPH LIMITED EDITION GIRO DI SICILIA TARGA FLORIO 1973 - ORIGINAL FULL SET BOX AND PAPERS MANUAL AND OMEGA WARRANTY - Original LEATHER STRAP , hardly used (not on the watch) - CHRONOGRAPH STEEL CASE - 38MM - AUTOMATIC - Box in the form of a wheel...

Marcel Boucher Designer Jump Hours from 1973

Marcel Boucher (1898–1965) was a French jeweller. In the early 1920s, he moved to New York City where he developed a passion for jewellery design, studying under Pierre Cartier as an apprentice.By the 1930s, he was working for Mazer Brothers. However, in 1937 he decided to establish his own...

Yema jump hours

YEMA Jump Hours Yema made some cool jump hours in the 70´s. Basically from 1972-1976. Yema was big in France. They produced quality watches. Please check out some of their models in the pictures below.   The 4th watch from the left in the first picture has a glass mirror dial...

The Smaller Watch Brands: EZA

Eza may be one of the smallest watch brands ever. They produced only a small run of watches, many of which are shown here, all with HB 313 (automatic date) or HB 312 (automatic no-date) movements. HB stands for Hermann Becker. Hermann Becker KG was established in Pforzheim (Germany)...

Sandoz – Pop Art on your wrist

In 70s of the last century Sandoz produced this fantastic model. Sandoz Pop Art design is one of the most collectible of the mistery dial watches,  all stainles steel case with mineral glass,  high-quality 25 jewels Swiss automatic movement FHF 908  make this watch a very serious although at first glance...

The smaller watch brands: Marvin

In 1893 the MARVIN brand history starts with it's officially registration in Berne in Switzerland by the Didisheim Family. In 1894 the Company starts operating in the Swiss town of La Chaux-de-Fonds. As early as 1912 the Company becomes a Manufacture in its own right. By 1918 Marvin...

VINTAGE UNIVERSAL GENEVE COMPAX EXOTIC REF 885108 1965

Very RARE Universal Geneve Compax Exotic reference 885108 in excellent condition. Probably the only one in the world. This is a rare transitional Compax reference 885108  from around 1965 become is the same design as the Nina Rindt and other 60s compax models equipped...

VINTAGE 1977 TUDOR SUBMARINER SNOWFLAKE REF: 94110

  Another iconic watch from the 70s. The Tudor Submariner 'SnowFlake' as it is often referred to. For those that don’t know there is “actually” very little difference between the design and conception of Tudor Submariner and Rolex Submariner. Identical in their conception and construction...

VINTAGE ROLEX 5513 SUBMARINER 1980

  Near mint and beautiful ref.5513 Submariner with a caliber 15xx movement. One of the longest running rolex watch models, introduced in the early 1960s (1963/1964). This particular model had a serial number that dates it around 1980. It has the older style dial (no gold edges...

Ftd: the panda dial chronograph

The panda dial chronograph. What does a fluffy black and white bear have to do with watches?  In the watch comunity it is often found that someone starts with a nickname and then the others run with it. Same seems to happen with the pronounciation of watch brand...

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