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Chopard VINTAGE 70S LARGE HAPPY DIAMOND SAUDI KING REF. 2121
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Chopard VINTAGE 70S LARGE HAPPY DIAMOND SAUDI KING REF. 2121
AU$ 18,720
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Watch Hunter
 
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Patek Philippe VINTAGEGay Freres 1941  Herringbone concealed
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Patek Philippe VINTAGEGay Freres 1941 Herringbone concealed
AU$ 16,714
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Watch Hunter
 
US
Patek Philippe Calatrava 18k Vintage small second Cal....
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Patek Philippe Calatrava 18k Vintage small second Cal....
AU$ 18,886
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Uhrenkapital
193
DE
Rolex Rare Vintage Bubbleback / Radium Dial / Steel / Ca.1940
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Rolex Rare Vintage Bubbleback / Radium Dial / Steel / Ca.1940
AU$ 6,296
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VintageCaliber GmbH
32
DE
Cartier Santos Vintage Moonphase
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Cartier Santos Vintage Moonphase
AU$ 1,690
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Pawndeluxe
9
NL
Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL Large Date and Moon Phases
Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL Large Date and Moon Phases
AU$ 13,990
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Private seller
AU
Frederique Constant Vintage Rally
Frederique Constant Vintage Rally
AU$ 2,196
BrandBoutique Member
Frederique Constant SA
Atlantic World Master Vintage Early Issue 1956 3adjustments...
Atlantic World Master Vintage Early Issue 1956 3adjustments...
AU$ 770
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Hobart Town Antique Jewellery
AU
Seiko Vintage 150m Diver 6105-8110
Seiko Vintage 150m Diver 6105-8110
AU$ 2,206
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The Watch Culture
AU
Graham Silverstone Vintage 30 Chrono Wr 100 Metre 47mm...
Graham Silverstone Vintage 30 Chrono Wr 100 Metre 47mm...
AU$ 4,363
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Watchpartners
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IWC VINTAGE  1940 PLATINUM EMERALD DIAMOND CONCEALED LADIES
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IWC VINTAGE 1940 PLATINUM EMERALD DIAMOND CONCEALED LADIES
AU$ 53,486
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Watch Hunter
 
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Rolex Submariner #16610 - Vintage Collectible - PATINA Dial
Rolex Submariner #16610 - Vintage Collectible - PATINA Dial
AU$ 6,552
Seller
Ramerica Fine Jewelry & Watches
 
US
IWC Vintage Ingenieur Automatic Rose Gold
IWC Vintage Ingenieur Automatic Rose Gold
AU$ 12,900
Seller
Watch Trader Pty Ltd
AU
IWC Vintage Collectie Portugieser
IWC Vintage Collectie Portugieser
AU$ 7,476
Seller
William Wien Watches
 
NL
Rolex Vintage
Rolex Vintage
AU$ 2,407
Seller
Timekeepers
 
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Frederique Constant Vintage Rally Healey Automatic
Frederique Constant Vintage Rally Healey Automatic
AU$ 2,754
BrandBoutique Member
Frederique Constant SA
Tavannes /  Cyma  Seriously RARE 1917 WW1 St.Silver Numerical...
Tavannes / Cyma Seriously RARE 1917 WW1 St.Silver Numerical...
AU$ 1,265
Seller
Hobart Town Antique Jewellery
AU
Omega Rare Cal.420 S/S Manual Vintage 50's
Omega Rare Cal.420 S/S Manual Vintage 50's
AU$ 1,003
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The Watch Culture
AU
Swiss Military Cx Swiss Military Spitfire Vintage Watch Swiss...
Swiss Military Cx Swiss Military Spitfire Vintage Watch Swiss...
AU$ 326
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Watchpartners
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Cartier VINTAGE1920 Platinum ladies Pave Diamond Enamel cord
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Cartier VINTAGE1920 Platinum ladies Pave Diamond Enamel cord
AU$ 23,400
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Watch Hunter
 
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Rolex Oyster Precision Stainless Steel  Vintage Ref# 5058
Rolex Oyster Precision Stainless Steel Vintage Ref# 5058
AU$ 2,206
Seller
Ramerica Fine Jewelry & Watches
 
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Rolex Bell & Ross 126 Vintage Automatik Herrenuhr mit Datum
Rolex Bell & Ross 126 Vintage Automatik Herrenuhr mit Datum
AU$ 2,817
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Galerie de Luxe
10
DE
Tudor Aqua Yellow Gold Plated 33mm Vintage Watch
Tudor Aqua Yellow Gold Plated 33mm Vintage Watch
AU$ 1,495
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Zaeger Pty Ltd
AU
Girard Perregaux VINTAGE 1945 SMALL SECONDS  25880-11-421-BB4A
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Girard Perregaux VINTAGE 1945 SMALL SECONDS 25880-11-421-BB4A
AU$ 7,021
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Deluxe ( Asia ) Ltd
11
HK
Frederique Constant Vintage Rally
Frederique Constant Vintage Rally
AU$ 2,668
BrandBoutique Member
Frederique Constant SA
Certina ULTRA Rare CERVUS Vintage 3 Button Chronograph 1st...
Certina ULTRA Rare CERVUS Vintage 3 Button Chronograph 1st...
AU$ 1,670
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Hobart Town Antique Jewellery
AU
TAG Heuer Vintage Professional 200m Formula 1  Mid Size
TAG Heuer Vintage Professional 200m Formula 1 Mid Size
AU$ 568
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The Watch Culture
AU
Swiss Military Cx Swiss Military Spitfire Vintage Watch Swiss...
Swiss Military Cx Swiss Military Spitfire Vintage Watch Swiss...
AU$ 326
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Watchpartners
AU
Patek Philippe VINTAGE  PATEK PHILIPPE1960S 18KT YG REF 3425 AUTO
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Patek Philippe VINTAGE PATEK PHILIPPE1960S 18KT YG REF 3425 AUTO
AU$ 11,232
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Watch Hunter
 
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Rolex Pre-owned 40mm Explorer II  "STEVE MCQUEEN" ...
Rolex Pre-owned 40mm Explorer II "STEVE MCQUEEN" ...
AU$ 31,958
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Ramerica Fine Jewelry & Watches
 
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Rolex Vintage UAE Air Force Pepsi Bezel GMT-Master B&P 1675
Rolex Vintage UAE Air Force Pepsi Bezel GMT-Master B&P 1675
AU$ 167,662
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
82
UK
Rolex Vintage GMT-Master
Rolex Vintage GMT-Master
AU$ 110,643
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luxurywatches
21
SE
Rolex 4099 4099 Vintage Chronograph Anti Magnetic Circa 1944...
Rolex 4099 4099 Vintage Chronograph Anti Magnetic Circa 1944...
AU$ 46,667
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European Watch Company
64
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Universal Genève Vintage Chronograph Cal.130/ - Valjoux 72
Universal Genève Vintage Chronograph Cal.130/ - Valjoux 72
AU$ 12,434
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Dreamwatch - fine used watches
122
DE
Omega Stunning Bumper Auto St.Stl Vintage 50s Perfect Orign; Dial
Omega Stunning Bumper Auto St.Stl Vintage 50s Perfect Orign; Dial
AU$ 1,875
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Hobart Town Antique Jewellery
AU
Omega Vintage 9K Y/G 60's
Omega Vintage 9K Y/G 60's
AU$ 2,004
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The Watch Culture
AU
Swiss Military Cx Swiss Military Spitfire Vintage Watch Swiss...
Swiss Military Cx Swiss Military Spitfire Vintage Watch Swiss...
AU$ 326
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Watchpartners
AU
Nomos Glashütte Tangente Expo 2000 Stahl Handaufzug Armband...
Nomos Glashütte Tangente Expo 2000 Stahl Handaufzug Armband...
AU$ 2,043
Seller
Juwelier Ralf Häffner
379
DE
Rolex Pre-owned 36mm 18K Yellow Gold Daydate Vintage Watch  #1808
Rolex Pre-owned 36mm 18K Yellow Gold Daydate Vintage Watch #1808
AU$ 13,372
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Ramerica Fine Jewelry & Watches
 
US
Rolex Vintage Steel Very Rare O/P Comex Sea-Dweller 1665
Rolex Vintage Steel Very Rare O/P Comex Sea-Dweller 1665
AU$ 185,311
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
82
UK
Rolex Vintage Explorer
Rolex Vintage Explorer
AU$ 14,169
Seller
luxurywatches
21
SE
Cartier TANK 18K YELLOW GOLD 750 VINTAGE
Cartier TANK 18K YELLOW GOLD 750 VINTAGE
AU$ 4,706
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Timeless Watches GmbH
105
DE
Glashütte Original Vintage  GUB
Glashütte Original Vintage GUB
AU$ 1,062
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Dreamwatch - fine used watches
122
DE
Movado Vintage Sub Seconds 40's Cal;75  GR8 Patina...
Movado Vintage Sub Seconds 40's Cal;75 GR8 Patina...
AU$ 1,275
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Hobart Town Antique Jewellery
AU
Omega Geneve Dynamic Vintage Automatic Men's
Omega Geneve Dynamic Vintage Automatic Men's
AU$ 1,003
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The Watch Culture
AU
Swiss Military Cx Swiss Military Spitfire Vintage Watch Swiss...
Swiss Military Cx Swiss Military Spitfire Vintage Watch Swiss...
AU$ 326
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Watchpartners
AU
Zenith Vintage
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Zenith Vintage
AU$ 504
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Private seller
 
DE
Rolex Pre-owned Vintage 36mm Datejust Rolex Watch Style 16030
Rolex Pre-owned Vintage 36mm Datejust Rolex Watch Style 16030
AU$ 4,413
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Ramerica Fine Jewelry & Watches
 
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Rolex S/Steel Very Rare 5514 "COMEX" Submariner Vintage
Rolex S/Steel Very Rare 5514 "COMEX" Submariner Vintage
AU$ 75,007
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
82
UK
Rolex Vintage Submariner
Rolex Vintage Submariner
Price on request
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luxurywatches
21
SE
Rolex Yacht-Master Stahl Platin Automatik 40mm Ref.16622...
Rolex Yacht-Master Stahl Platin Automatik 40mm Ref.16622...
AU$ 11,959
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Juwelier Ralf Häffner
379
DE
Heuer Autavia Chronograph Vintage Panda 2446 C -Valjoux 72
Heuer Autavia Chronograph Vintage Panda 2446 C -Valjoux 72
AU$ 18,872
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Dreamwatch - fine used watches
122
DE
PIERCE Divers $$$$ REDUCTION Chronograph 660ft ALL Orig &...
PIERCE Divers $$$$ REDUCTION Chronograph 660ft ALL Orig &...
AU$ 2,050
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Hobart Town Antique Jewellery
AU
Rolex VINTAGE Ref. 16750 (RO2448)
Rolex VINTAGE Ref. 16750 (RO2448)
AU$ 10,231
Seller
Cavour Orologi Srl
74
IT
Swiss Military Cx Swiss Military Spitfire Vintage Watch Swiss...
Swiss Military Cx Swiss Military Spitfire Vintage Watch Swiss...
AU$ 326
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Watchpartners
AU
Bell & Ross Vintage
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Bell & Ross Vintage
AU$ 2,004
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Private seller
 
US
Rolex 36mm Stainless Steel Datejust  VINTAGE Model 1601
Rolex 36mm Stainless Steel Datejust VINTAGE Model 1601
AU$ 4,011
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Ramerica Fine Jewelry & Watches
 
US
Rolex Vintage Manual Wind Silver Dial Chronograph Antimagnetic
Rolex Vintage Manual Wind Silver Dial Chronograph Antimagnetic
AU$ 29,120
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
82
UK
Rolex Vintage Submariner Date
Rolex Vintage Submariner Date
AU$ 13,532
Seller
luxurywatches
21
SE
Rolex GMT Master PCG rot blau Pepsi Stahl Automatik Armband...
Rolex GMT Master PCG rot blau Pepsi Stahl Automatik Armband...
AU$ 16,999
Seller
Juwelier Ralf Häffner
379
DE
Zenith Chronometre Vintage Cal.135 -Gold 375/10K
Zenith Chronometre Vintage Cal.135 -Gold 375/10K
AU$ 12,576
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Dreamwatch - fine used watches
122
DE

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.