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The Top 3 Watches of This Generation

Updated on August 19, 2010

The Top 3 Vintage Watches of This Generation


For awhile,

vintage watches disappeared from the consciousness of trend setters and watch lovers. But nowadays, it is making a big comeback. The word “vintage” leaves two impressions in mind: a treasured piece of timekeeping history and a damaged pocket watch from granddad’s closet. The truth lies somewhere between the two. That broken pocket watch can be repaired to become a revered piece of mechanical engineering.

It is generally accepted that vintage luxury watches are those manufactured between the early 20th century and the 1970s. There are still a lot of watches that are completely inspired by vintage designs. However, these can no longer be treated as vintage especially because more features and modern inspirations have been integrated into it. If you’re looking for true vintage pieces, below is a list that will give you an idea of the best buys in the market.

Rolex Steel DateJust

No doubt about it, Rolex is the marquee when it comes to watches. This prestige comes with a big price tag though. The Rolex Steel DateJust is an exception. The vintage piece is elegant, stylish, and carries a moderate price tag. When you compare it to other vintage items of its generation, it becomes apparent that this watch is a great steal. The casual lines and easy elegance with the brown leather strap, stainless steel case, and black dial is rarely seen today.

Omega Speedmaster Pre-Moon

Don’t be deceived by its innocuous look, the Omega Speedmaster Pre-Moon has played an important role in the development of science and technology. It was the timepiece used by astronauts in the Apollo program. There is another Omega version during the actual moon mission but if you want the original source of its inspiration, this is the one to get. It is one of the watches to be had in one of the most important eras of mankind, making you feel honored to have it.

Patek-Philippe Watches

Consider this, a brand new Patek-Philippe watch will set you back 20 thousand grand. But a vintage piece, that is equally as good, will only cost less than half that. The item also has the potential to appreciate many times over as it becomes sought-after by investors. True watch connoisseurs know quality when they see it. And it is apparent that Patek-Philippe, from its earliest collections onwards, has it. Look beyond the over-hyped price-points of today and experience true vintage beauty by selecting a timeless Patek-Philippe watch.

A great watch should last longer than a lifetime. Vintage watches can also be considered as investment items because of its classic style and timeless features. Make sure to take advantage of great vintage deals when you see them.

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