Vintage Tag

Passiontalk – Watches with Charisma

Condition, condition, condition! It’s become the horological equivalent of the old expression about buying property – location, location, location! But what does condition actually mean? And how do we qualify such a term that is arguably entirely subjective? Is the best possible condition a watch…


Spot On – Rolex Ovettone 6298 Tapestry Dial

This weekend will see some very interesting watches go under the hammer at both Phillips and Christie’s. Of particular interest to us are a couple of very important Ovettone watches that are classed as Dress Explorers. We have discussed these pieces before and we love…


Style Up – Rolex 1675 GMT Master

The term tool watch is one that we associate with watches that were utilised in professional contexts as a ‘tool of the trade’. Divers used the bezel on the Rolex Submariner to measure elapsed time when working under water, which was a necessary and life…


The Rolex Submariner Reference 5508  

There is no vintage Rolex watch more iconic than the Submariner. Its versatile styling, timeless design and tool watch roots make it the natural choice for lovers of vintage timepieces. Since its introduction in the early 1950s the Sub (for short…never ‘Subby’ please!) has been…


Spot On – A Large Measure – The Rolex 8029

You may remember our article about large size time-only watches from the 1940s and 50s that I wrote about here last year. It was an era when the focus was to produce small, discreet watches that were a million miles away from the large pocket…


Style Up – The Omega Speedmaster CK-2998

The past five years has witnessed a number of leading watch brands to consider their archives and celebrate past successes and glories through the launch of modern reinterpretations through heritage pieces. Baselworld 2016 was the platform for Omega to delight Speedmaster lovers with the new…


The Mk1 Maxi 5513 Rolex Submariner

The world of vintage Rolex collecting is obsessed with the small details that can ‘make or break’ a watch in terms of its collectability and/or value. The internet has played a significant role in the acquisition and sharing of knowledge which has ultimately been pooled…


‘Cool Customers’ – @heuerautavia

The world of Instagram has changed the watch world in many ways – both good and bad depending on your viewpoint! The often quite insular world of vintage collecting, in particular, has exploded into the consciousness of both fanciers of the finer things in life…


Bulang and Sons ‘Wristmas’ Time…

It’s that time of year again and an opportunity for us to share with you what our friends will be wearing over the holidays. Yet again we have a wonderful selection of different brands including some stunning chronographs, Submariners and dress watches. We hope you…