Monday, December 28, 2009

Rolex Tudor Model through the years...

Anyone who is a Rolex Watch Collector will be aware of Rolex Tudor. Without going much into Rolex Tudor Watch History........a picture tells a thousand words...




Late 1960s





Friday, December 18, 2009

Rolex Explorer Pricing over the years

Finally, I managed to compile the pricing of the Rolex Explorer from year 2000 up to year 2007. It seems like the price is pretty much stable for Vintage pieces in another word has increased in value over the years.

I hope you have a Vintage piece of Rolex Explorer. For more details on the pricing click on the right hand column with Rolex Link.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Rolex Imperial

Just When I thought I have seen it all, something will come out and surprise me.

Guess how much it is worth???

I hope this piece really surprise you too.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Rolex Tudor Movement Verification

Ever wonder the difference in movement and marking of Tudor with Rolex even though they are produced by the same company.

Here are some pictures that I think it will be useful to all watch collectors.

Tudor Prince Oyster Date (Rotor Self Winding- Automatic in another word)

Typical Rolex Case

Inside of the case is stamped with Tudor instead of Rolex if it is a Rolex but then again I have seen some with Rolex Stamp on it as well.

A definite distinct different in the movement with Tudor marking clearly stamped.
I hope all these information are useful to all watch collectors, I do not know what you collectors are interested, please do advise me and I see what I can do for you. Remember Knowledge is Power and let's share our knowledge and there is no point bring it to the grave with you.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Rolex Movement for Verification.

Lots of Vintage Rolex Watch Collectors always wanted to know whether their Rolex is the real thing or a fake. I hope these pictures will help you and please email to let me know if these informations are useful to you.

Rolex 6694

Rolex 1601 - CAL 1560

Saturday, October 31, 2009

1920s English Pocket Watch

Just collected back my pocket watch that went into Service. It is hard to find good watchmaker that will not break an arm or a leg. Finally, I was introduced to another watchmaker. I am glad with his work. How I wish I have taken the picture before to show you the difference but anyway. Here is the final product.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Rolex Prince should always be in a Royal Collection

Rolex was founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis in London. Rolex watches have automatic, manual and quartz movements. There are other vintage brands of watches that are made by Rolex Watch Company; some examples are Unicorn, Viceroy and Tudor. The below is a revival of the 1930s model of Rolex Prince in recent year. Guess what is the price of the watch sold in the used market?

If you have one of the Vintage Rolex Prince in your collection, you will be very happy to know that that they are highly collectible and they are more valuable that the modern ones.

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Eagle has landed - Omega

There are various models of Omega that commemorate the Landing on the Moon misson.

Here are a couple of models:

Will update you with the pricing soon for these models. Hope you have one of these beauties.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Restoration of 1950s Tissot Swiss Watch

Finally, went to collect the restored piece of 1950s era Tissot.

Before the restoration process.

After restoration.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Vintage Omega Seamaster

It is interesting to know the models of Seamaster Over the years.

Here is a 1950s model:

For other models click here

I have updated some more pricing on the Omega vintage watches. I hope they are useful to you.

Friday, August 07, 2009

WWI Trench Watch and their beginning

Pocketwatches are bulky for soldiers in the field and can limit the soldiers need to access to their watches while their hands were occupied in the trenches. The earlier model of trench watches are modification of pocketwatches with wire lugs wielded around the case to hold the leather straps. The case are usually in gun metal or steel or silver. The dial is usually porcelain.

A Typical WWI Trench Wrist Watch.

A smaller Pocket Watch Crown for winding.

Pictures of the soldier's love ones and the case has silver hallmark.

The back of the silver case and the visible of the wire lugs.

Hope you learn something today.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Hi Sinn Watch Collectors,

Earlier SINN watches were sold as OEM pilots Swiss watches.The company was sold in 1994 to a Lothar Schmidt who name a company Sinn which market the watches out from Frankfurt, so you do not see the "Swiss Made" on the dial anymore.

SINN 156B Auto

Hope you learn something today.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

WWII Seiko Gents Watch

Hi Watch Collectors,

There are many modern Seiko Watches around in the market but good vintage pieces are hard to come by. I found this piece during my trip to PNG which I bought it from the market place. This piece is unique as it is a case within a case. The era of this watch is 1940. I suspect this piece was taken from some Japanese Soldier during the battle in PNG.

Typical 1940s case and huge crown

Snap on Case

Separation of Case within a Case

Close up a a Case within a Case

Close up of the inner case, the numerals are of the 1930 - 40s era and sub seconds at six.

Again Snap on inner case

The old brand name of Seiko called "Seikosha"
I hope you learn something from this vintage piece.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

1940s Solid Pink/ Rose Gold Boy Rolex

Hi Watch Collectors,

Just got back from my business trip again. Just found this piece recently in a old shop. That is the reason why I like to go to old and forgotten towns because they have old shops. You will never know what you can find. I must admit, it is getting harder to find good pieces of vintage watches.

Here is the watch:

A 1940s Boy Rolex in Solid Pink/ Rose Gold. Rolex and many brand watches are bringing back the Pink/ Rose Gold in their recent watches. I like vintage pieces because they simply are rare.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

1893 Self Winding Swiss Watch

Hi Watch Collectors,

As we all know, Switzerland holds a leading position in the manufacture of self-winding watches.

In 1893, A self winding watch with reserve power indicator was designed and put into mass production by a swiss watch factory.

Here below is a typical movement used in one of the many self-winding watches made in Switzerland today.

So do not think that automatic and power reserve indicators and many other design was design yesterday or recently. They have been around for ages. Hope you learn something today.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

ZENITH - Marine Clock or 8 days Clock

Hi Watch Collectors,

Found this piece on a Vintage Shop, it is a nice marine timekeeper piece or chronometer that is used as a standard portable time to tells its location until the modern era with high tech equipment such as GPS that eventually replaces them.

In Switzerland, only timepieces certified and tested by the COSC and meet certain precision standards may display the word 'Chronometer.'

The brand ZENITH has been around pre-1945 and unlike the many modern brands that are post 1945.

Here are some pictures:

Hope you like it as much as I do. I do collect vintage table clocks are other clocks as well. Especially the French ones.