Saturday, February 28, 2009

The dawn of the SEA-GULL watches

Hi dear watch collectors,

As I was going through my collections of catalogs from various agents, I found this collection of SEA-GULL movement catalogs that I thought they might be useful for collectors. I am going to gradually put them up on this blog. Hope you will find them useful.

Click to Enter the wonders of SEA-GULL watch movements

Friday, February 27, 2009

1930s to 1970s Omega Watch Vintage Series

Hi Watch Collectors,

I have gone into my boxes of collection and searched for Omega watches. These watches are not restored yet. I just wanted to show you over the years how Omega has evolved from 1930s Art Deco to the 1970s chunky series.

1930s Art Deco - Case decorated ususally in Solid or Rolled 9K Pink/ Rose gold.

1940s - Design evolved from 1930s retaining the second hand at six.

1950s - A much bigger dial and fancy lugs or fancy dial, this piece has been stored.

Late 1950s to early 1960s - Transition from 1950s to 1960s, Thicker case and Automatic is commonly used. This is a Seamaster.

1960s - Simple Gentleman Wristwatch

1960s - Omeage Seamaster Model

1970s - Omega Seamaster Cosmic, Chunky Solid Case is typical during that era.

This is a sample of my Omega Collections, unforunately, I do not go beyond 1970s. I hope you learn something with Omega evolution.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Abracadabra!!! Another restored 1960s Vintage Gents Wristwatch.

Hi Watch Collectors,

Just got an ordinary piece of 1960s vintage watch back from the retired watchmaker, you can see the magic.

The watch is missing the stem, crown, second hand, scratches on the watch crystal, dirt inside the case and not working at all.

After restoration, you can see the difference.....a clean and working piece. The cost of restoration with a new second hand, a new stem, a new crown, a working cleaned piece of 1960s vintage watch is S$50. Try to get any shops in Singapore to beat that with original swiss parts included.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

1960s Rolex Tudor which holds its value

Hi Watch Collectors,

I am wondering how many people will have this in their collections. I am always fascinated with the quality of vintage watches out there. The rarity of design on the dial is one interesting aspect in collecting vintage watches. For the value of this piece please click on the year 1960s on the price guide link.

You will be amazed that quality vintage watches do appreciate in both demand and value for years to come.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

1930s JAEGER Travel Clock

Hi Watch Collectors,

From the bag of goodies, I found this travel clock, look at the design of the 1930s era, simple and yet stylish.

A close up.

Look from behind. See the crown from pocket watch is used on the time setting.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Marvel at a 1950s Seiko

Hi Watch Collectors,

It has been while, I was busy with my business travel as usual. Just got back, I have found an unusual piece of 1950s Seiko. It is a manual winding watch in stainless steel case.

I also managed to bring back with me a bag full of other watches, I hope I do get time to sort them out and to show them to you. The piece above is US$250. Seiko do come out with special pieces over the past years, you just have to hunt them down......I hope you enjoy hunting rare pieces like I do.