Saturday, October 09, 2010

1960s Vintage Models of Rolex

I guess we have to move to the swinging 60s. Rolex was there too. Here are some of the models.

Relax with a Rolex.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Vintage Rolex is a Guy's best friend, just like diamonds are Gal's best friend..

Talking about vintage Rolex watches, these pieces are worth their places here for everyone to view.

These pieces are the bygone era of 1940s and 1950s. Unfortunately, they do not make things like they used to do. Everything now is mass produced, looking at their serial numbers, you will see that every year, the production numbers kept increasing.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Restoration of a 1960s Vintage Gents WristWatch

It is always interesting to find a piece of watch that you think it is a total junk and restored it to its formal glory. The below piece is a 1960s Vintage Gents WristWatch which I bought from a second hand shop overseas.

Prior to Restoration

After Restoration

 The watch has a new crown, a cleaning job done on it and a broken part replaced as shown below.

So remember, you can turn a junk into a jewel if you are willing to put the effort in it.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Early 1960s Rolex Tudor with Big Rose Hallmark instead of the Shield

A revisit to a 1960s Tudor and take a look at the inside of the Watch and its exterior design. Tudor is a brand level short of Rolex, like the cheaper cousin of Rolex. Nevertheless, like Rolex Watch, the quality is superior, workmanship and accuracy is never compromise.  The initial Tudor watches in the early 1930s has the word "Tudor" on its dial and at times along with "Rolex Watch Co" at the sub sec at six. The small rose design came around in the 1940s as well as the bigger rose hallmark on its dial around 1950s. The Shield hallmark comes around 1970s. Inside of the case of the 1930s models, and not common will have the stamp of RWC. The later models comes with stamp Tudor in the inside or Rolex Oyster Case itself . Hope you learn something of the naked truth of Tudor. Let's us take a look at Tudor Oyster Prince.

1960s Tudor Submariner

Friday, June 18, 2010

Info wanted on Pulsar Quartz V103-6009

A Watch Collector on other online forum quote:

"I was surprised that it was working as the lot were advertised as not working. Imagine my surprise then, when I opened it up and it had a label saying battery not required. I have to assume that it is 'solar' powered.

Any information you might have on this watch would be appreciated."

I remember somewhere in my boxes of watches collections, I have a similar watch which I bought when I was overseas. Finally, I found the same watch. On the inside there is what looks like a battery but it is not a battery. It is a Gold Capacitor and the model is GC 1.8V 0.33F. I put that watch under the Sun and true enough, it started to tick and working fine. I am always amazed with the different kinds and models of watches around the world. I did more research and found out that Seiko did not manage to perfect the technology of Solar watch and Citizen managed to succeed and therefore you now have the Eco-Drive.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Rolex Cellini

Rolex Cellini collection is to honor Benvenuto Cellini, you can see the design of Rolex Cellini pieces are in the era of 1930s. Art Deco and sub second at six. I have included in the movement of Cellini for your viewing. Please enjoy.

Friday, May 21, 2010

All about Timex

Over the History on Watches, I know when mentioning about Timex, there are collectors out there who are not big fan of Timex watches but I must say Timex has captured a niche market like those Ironman models which are very popular. Check these Commercial Video on Timex Watches. To Check on various, click Timex Movements . If you want to date your Timex pieces, click on Dating a Timex.

For starter the below Micky Mouse highly collectible which still holds its value.

The modern series of Timex...

The early 1970s model...

The late 1960s Quartz model ...

The Auto winding model...

The Classic 1960s Manual Model...

Friday, January 22, 2010

Sinn GSG-9 in carry case

There has been some fakes floating around various watch forums in regards to the Special edition SINN for the elite German Grenzschutzgruppe (GSG-9) special forces unit in carry case.

I have managed to get the original SINN GSG-9 pictures from an overseas sales catalog for used watches.

Here are the pictures:

Hope these pictures will help some collectors to be aware of the fakes around.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Start Year 2010 with a Vintage Rolex Prince

This is one of the rare Rolex Prince I have seen, you can see that the watch is in the original condition. To find it in its original box is a bonus. Hope you learn something in the new year and I have updated some price list for year 2010. Happy New Year to all vintage watch collectors.