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Feb 18, 2016

And The Next Hot Vintage Watch Might Be…

Tags: Affordable, Audemars Piguet, Aurel Bacs, Bicompax, Eberhard & Co, Eterna, Girard-Perregaux, High-end watchmaking, Hot, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Kontiki, Longines, Navitimer, Omega, Patek Philippe, Rolex, Sacha Davidoff, TAG Heuer, Thomas Perazzi, Tissot, Tricompax, Tudor, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, Vintage watch, Zenith


No, Patek Philippe and Rolex aren’t the only cool brands in vintage watches. Other brands and models are also sought-after by watch fans – principally because they remain affordable as compared to the two titans of horology mentioned above. But that is not the only reason: some of them also embody a special moment in the history of the brand or the evolution of watch technology.

Did you know, for instance, that Longines chronographs from the 1940s are seen as the most qualitative and respectable? The list continues with interesting names such as Breitling, Universal Genève, Movado, Eterna, Nivada, and others. We interviewed experts Aurel Bacs from Bacs & Russo in association with Phillips, Sacha Davidoff from Davidoff Brothers, and Thomas Perazzi, head of the watch department at Christie’s in Geneva. Each of them provided us with opinions, feelings, and tips on what is and what could be the next hot thing in vintage watches.



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  • Adrian B

    Adrian B

    talk about talking-up a market . . .

    Aug 10, 2017

  • Tim Archer

    Tim Archer

    I love and hate this report because this is the kind of commentary that inflates the prices of watches (which is great for the auction houses) but also makes us more aware of classic designs from earlier decades. This happened with classic cars.

    Aug 09, 2017

  • xavi Bon

    xavi Bon

    im in love with vintage watches. recently bought 2 omegas Geneve and a turler Deville

    Jul 26, 2017

  • Melchor Perez

    Melchor Perez

    Excellent video! Thanks for the info.

    Jun 26, 2017

  • Damian Santacruz

    Damian Santacruz

    Name of the watch in 2:43 very Beautiful

    Jun 24, 2017

  • U u

    U u

    nr 1 chanel all the best ....succes 100%

    May 11, 2017

  • Tony Hill

    Tony Hill

    So much of interest here. Those who only consider Rolex are down a cul-de-sac I feel. I have been recently investigating Russian chronographs. Seems to me they are making "vintage" models today. Thank you for keeping our horizons wide.

    Apr 17, 2017

  • Jenson Lee

    Jenson Lee

    Oy yer = Heuer

    Mar 13, 2017

  • Shannmeister

    Shannmeister

    Nice to hear people talking about lesser known brands and how examples of these can be more attractive than the obvious names that are usually mentioned when it comes to collecting.

    Feb 05, 2017

  • stockegsix

    stockegsix

    Cool vid... I just picked up a 1950s Wittnauer Chronograph 36mm for a fraction of what you would pay for an entry level used Rolex, one of my best finds in 2016.

    Dec 21, 2016

  • keltecdan

    keltecdan

    Vintage watches are beautiful and timeless but they are too finicky and not very reliable.

    Dec 01, 2016

  • Simon Leung

    Simon Leung

    My collection of watches are not for sale. My Rolex collection has taken 30 years to achieve which started at age 16 and my Patek-Philippe ref.1518 was a part trade. The IWC collection has taken 20 years to obtain.

    Oct 08, 2016

  • Simon Leung

    Simon Leung

    My collection consists of the following: 1949 IWC Caliber 89 1952 Patek-Philippe ref. 1518 1952 Omega Seamaster Automatic ref. 2576 Caliber 344 1955 Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber P478 1957 Rolex ref. 8171 Padellone stainless steel 1962 Rolex GMT ref. 6542 complete set 1966 Rado World Travel ref. 11781 1970 IWC ref.866 AD Caliber 8541B Ingenieur complete set. 1970 Rolex Oerpetual Date ref. 1500 complet 1971 Rolex Oyster Perpetual DateJust ref. 1601 complete set

    Oct 08, 2016

  • noonsight2010

    noonsight2010

    Rolex a "Titan of horology"!  They don't come close to Jaquet Droz, Ulyssee Nardin, Zenith, Richard Mille, Christophe Claret et al.

    Sep 18, 2016

  • Zyklon B

    Zyklon B

    Tag heuer is all marketing

    Jun 26, 2016

  • alter3go

    alter3go

    very nice. Good to see that Tissot is getting some love. its a rarely mentioned brand.

    Jun 26, 2016

  • Killer Vintage Watches

    Killer Vintage Watches

    Totally agree on looking for rarity and history and not a particular brand. Great story guys!

    May 20, 2016

  • George Chisholm

    George Chisholm

    Nivada's from the 60's are hot collector watches. Very fine vintage movements.

    May 06, 2016

  • TheDorapapi321

    TheDorapapi321

    with a video like this, it shows that there is a ton of stupid people and bad taste people

    Mar 27, 2016

  • Girom Christian Calica

    Girom Christian Calica

    Is my left kidney and my future wife enough to buy the Movado? If not, how about the Tissot?

    Mar 03, 2016


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