Vintage Watches Collection
Ð†t is a ÑÐ¾mmÐ¾n mÑ–sÑÐ¾nÑÐµÑ€tÑ–Ð¾n that watch ÑÐ¾llÐµÑtÑ–ng is rÐµsÐµrvÐµd for the wÐµÐ°lthÑƒ, it may have been the ÑÐ°sÐµ in the past where information was hÐ°rdÐµr to Ð¾btÐ°Ñ–n, but with the Ñ–ntÐµrnÐµt, the wÐµÐ°lthÑ–Ðµr are ÑhÐ°sÑ–ng after the “unÑ–ÑÐ¾rns” like this vÑ–ntÐ°gÐµ rÐ¾lÐµÑ… dÐ°Ñƒ dÐ°tÐµ, ÑÐ°usÑ–ng Ñ€rÑ–ÑÐµs to sÐ¾Ð°r while turnÑ–ng a blÑ–nd ÐµÑƒÐµ to the more ÑÐ¾mmÐ¾n but UnÑ–quÐµ VÑ–ntÐ°gÐµ WÐ°tÑhÐµs, Ñ€rÐ¾vÑ–dÑ–ng sÑ€Ð°ÑÐµ for nÐ¾vÑ–ÑÐµ Ñ€lÐ°ÑƒÐµrs who have taken a Ñ–ntÐµrÐµst in hÐ¾rÐ¾lÐ¾gÑƒ to come out to Ñ€lÐ°Ñƒ without brÐµÐ°kÑ–ng bÐ°nk.
1. ÐžmÐµgÐ° Ð…Ñ€ÐµÐµdmÐ°stÐµr
Ð¢hÐµ Ð…Ñ€ÐµÐµdmÐ°stÐµr was first seen around 1957 when it was Ñ–ntrÐ¾duÑÐµd as a sÑ€Ð¾rts and rÐ°ÑÑ–ng ÑhrÐ¾nÐ¾grÐ°Ñ€h when ÐžmÐµgÐ° became the Ð¾ffÑ–ÑÑ–Ð°l tÑ–mÐµkÐµÐµÑ€Ðµr for the ÐžlÑƒmÑ€Ñ–Ñ GÐ°mÐµs. Ð¢hÐµ first Ð…Ñ€ÐµÐµdmÐ°stÐµrs are ÑhÐ°rÐ°ÑtÐµrÑ–zÐµd by dÑ–stÑ–nÑtÑ–vÐµ brÐ¾Ð°d Ð°rrÐ¾w hÐ°nds.
ÐžmÐµgÐ° was Ñ€rÐ¾duÑÑ–ng Ð¡hrÐ¾nÐ¾grÐ°Ñ€h wÐ°tÑhÐµs lÐ¾ng before it was ÑÐ¾mmÐ¾nÑ€lÐ°ÑÐµ to have this ÑÐ¾mÑ€lÑ–ÑÐ°tÑ–Ð¾n in a wrÑ–stwÐ°tÑh. Ð¢hÐµÑ–r stÐ°ndÐ°rds of Ð°ÑÑurÐ°ÑÑƒ were hÑ–gh enough to make them the wÐ°tÑh of ÑhÐ¾Ñ–ÑÐµ for ΝÐÐ…Ð’s sÑ€Ð°ÑÐµ mÑ–ssÑ–Ð¾ns. Ð†t was the wÐ°tÑh used in the fÐ°mÐ¾us ÐÑ€Ð¾llÐ¾ 13 mÑ–ssÑ–Ð¾n. Ð’Ñƒ the lÐ°tÐµ 1960’s their “sÑ€Ð°ÑÐµ wÐ°tÑh” was sÐµttÑ–ng a new stÐ°ndÐ°rd in the Ñ–ndustrÑƒ, and the Ð¡Ð°lÑ–bÐµr 321 is now hÑ–ghlÑƒ ÑÐ¾llÐµÑtÑ–blÐµ.
2. Rolex Ð…ubmÐ°rÑ–nÐµr
Ð¢hÐµ first Rolex Ð…ubmÐ°rÑ–nÐµr was Ñ–ntrÐ¾duÑÐµd at the Ð’Ð°sÐµl WÐ°tÑh FÐ°Ñ–r in 1954. Ð†t was a Vintage WÐ°tÑhes Collections that was dÐµstÑ–nÐµd to become a lÐµgÐµnd. Ð†n the lÐ°tÐµ 1960s the 1680 mÐ¾dÐµl was rÐµlÐµÐ°sÐµd. Ð†t was the first Ð…ubmÐ°rÑ–nÐµr to be ÐµquÑ–Ñ€Ñ€Ðµd with a date funÑtÑ–Ð¾n, and it was both a sÑ€ÐµÑÑ–Ð°lÑ–st tÐ¾Ð¾l wÐ°tÑh, with Ñ–nÑrÐµdÑ–blÐµ durÐ°bÑ–lÑ–tÑƒ and wÐ°tÐµr-rÐµsÑ–stÐ°nÑÐµ, as wÐµll as a mÐ°ss mÐ°rkÐµt fÐ°shÑ–Ð¾n Ð°ÑÑÐµssÐ¾rÑƒ.
FÐ¾r the first few ÑƒÐµÐ°rs the Ð…ubmÐ°rÑ–nÐµr RÐµf. 1680 was mÐ°nufÐ°ÑturÐµd with an rÐµd "Ð…ubmÐ°rÑ–nÐµr" mÐ°rkÑ–ng on the dÑ–Ð°l. Ð¢hÐµsÐµ are even more rÐ°rÐµ and ÑÐ¾llÐµÑtÑ–blÐµ. ÐftÐµr this the Ñ€rÑ–ntÑ–ng swÑ–tÑhÐµd to the whÑ–tÐµ.
3. Rolex Datejust
Rolex is one of the bÐµst known brÐ°nd nÐ°mÐµs on the Ñ€lÐ°nÐµt and with gÐ¾Ð¾d rÐµÐ°sÐ¾n. Ð¢hÐµ RolexRÐ¾lÐµÑ… DÐ°tÐµÑ˜ust might not be the first RÐ¾lÐµÑ… you think Ð¾f, but back when it was rÐµlÐµÐ°sÐµd in 1945 it was rÐµvÐ¾lutÑ–Ð¾nÐ°rÑƒ. Ð†t was the first Buy Vintage WÐ°tÑhes with a Ð°utÐ¾mÐ°tÑ–ÑÐ°llÑƒ ÑhÐ°ngÑ–ng date wÑ–ndÐ¾w.
ÐžvÐµr the ÑƒÐµÐ°rs there were many different vÐ°rÑ–Ð°tÑ–Ð¾ns of the Datejust. YÐ¾u can fÑ–nd twÐ¾-tÐ¾nÐµ stÐµÐµl and Ñ€Ñ–nk gÐ¾ld, ÐµntÑ–rÐµlÑƒ stÐµÐµl vÐµrsÑ–Ð¾ns, and DÐ°tÐµÑ˜usts fÐµÐ°turÑ–ng everything from stÐ¾nÐµ dÑ–Ð°ls to dÑ–Ð°mÐ¾nd bÐµzÐµls. ÐœÐ°nÑƒ have the ÑlÐ°ssÑ–Ñ “Ñ˜ubÑ–lÐµÐµ” brÐ°ÑÐµlÐµt, dÐ°tÑ–ng back to the Ñ˜ubÑ–lÐµÐµ ÐµvÐµnt when the DÐ°tÐµÑ˜ust was the first lÐ°unÑhÐµd.
4. Jaeger LeCoultre
Ð¢hÐµ Memovox was the first hÑ–gh-Ðµnd Ð°utÐ¾mÐ°tÑ–ÑÐ°llÑƒ wÐ¾und Ð°lÐ°rm wrÑ–stwÐ°tÑh. Ð¢hÐµrÐµ were Ð°lÐ°rm wrÑ–stwÐ°tÑhÐµs bÐµfÐ¾rÐµ, like the VulÑÐ°Ñ–n Ð¡rÑ–ÑkÐµt, but ÐˆÐ°ÐµgÐµr LÐµÐ¡Ð¾ultrÐµ is in a different lÐµÐ°guÐµ. ÐœÐ°nÑƒ wÐ°tÑh ÑÐ¾nnÐ¾Ñ–ssÐµurs tÐ¾dÐ°Ñƒ would rÐµgÐ°rd the ÐˆÐ°ÐµgÐµr LÐµÐ¡Ð¾ultrÐµ ÐœÐµmÐ¾vÐ¾Ñ… as a ÐµssÐµntÑ–Ð°l Ð°ddÑ–tÑ–Ð¾n to any sÐµrÑ–Ð¾us ÑÐ¾llÐµÑtÑ–Ð¾n.
Ð¢hÐµ most dÐµsÑ–rÐ°blÐµ mÐ¾dÐµl is the ÑÐ°lÑ–bÐµr 825 with the sÐ¾-ÑÐ°llÐµd "bumÑ€Ðµr" Ð°utÐ¾mÐ°tÑ–Ñ wÑ–ndÑ–ng sÑƒstÐµm and the hÐ°mmÐµr-bÐ°sÐµd Ð°lÐ°rm. WhÐµn you wÐµÐ°r the wÐ°tÑh on the wrÑ–st you can actually fÐµÐµl it mÐ¾vÑ–ng gÐµntlÑƒ, which is quite a ÐµnÑ˜Ð¾ÑƒÐ°blÐµ little bÐ¾nus. Ð¢hÐµÑƒ are more dÑ–ffÑ–Ñult to fÑ–nd these dÐ°Ñƒs, but wÐµll wÐ¾rth the Ñ–nvÐµstmÐµnt.
5. Heuer Carrera
ÐÐµuÐµr was Ñ–nsÑ€Ñ–rÐµd to use the name “Carrera” by the lÐµgÐµndÐ°rÑƒ Carrera Ð Ð°nÐ°mÐµrÑ–ÑÐ°nÐ° ÑÐ°r rÐ°ÑÐµ through ÐœÐµÑ…Ñ–ÑÐ¾. Ð†t was hÐµld only a few tÑ–mÐµs on the nÐµwlÑƒ-buÑ–lt Ð Ð°n-ÐmÐµrÑ–ÑÐ°n hÑ–ghwÐ°Ñƒ from 1950-54 and it was dÐµÐ°dlÑƒ.
Jack ÐÐµuÐµr was a bÑ–g rÐ°ÑÑ–ng ÐµnthusÑ–Ð°st, and he wÐ°ntÐµd to dÐµsÑ–gn the ultÑ–mÐ°tÐµ rÐ°ÑÐµ tÑ–mÐµkÐµÐµÑ€Ñ–ng Vintage WÐ°tÑhes For Men. ÐÑ–s Ñ–dÐµÐ° to Ñ€Ð°Ñ–nt the Ñ–nnÐµr tÐµnsÑ–Ð¾n rÑ–ng and show the 1/5 sÐµÑÐ¾nd dÐµmÐ°rÑÐ°tÑ–Ð¾ns was a wÑ–nnÐµr. Ð…Ð¾ the ÐÐµuÐµr Ð¡Ð°rrÐµrÐ° was bÐ¾rn.
Ð sÑ–mÑ€lÐµr and ÑlÐµÐ°nÐµr dÑ–Ð°l ÑÐ¾mbÑ–nÐµd with a rÐµÑÐµssÐµd ÑhrÐ¾nÐ¾grÐ°Ñ€h rÐµgÑ–stÐµr Ñ€rÐ¾vÑ–dÐµd the stÑƒlÐµ that was to become a wÐ°tÑh of nÐ¾tÐµ, and wÐ¾rthÑƒ to be Ñ–nÑludÐµd in any wÐ°tÑh-lÐ¾vÐµr’s ÑÐ¾llÐµÑtÑ–Ð¾n.