Thursday, July 02, 2015

Rolex 1601 Pink gold

After much efforts, I have finally managed to sell of my Omega constellation white gold top, Omega 120 Seamaster plus a hosts of other watches and table clock in order to finance this 1601 Pink gold watch from 1962. I am happy as I managed to keep my promise of selling some watches out first before getting in any new one.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

ཞơƖɛҳ ℘ıŋƙ ɠơƖɖ ąŋɖ ʂɬɛɛƖ ɖąɬɛ ʝųʂɬ

ıɬ has been estimated that there is only one steel and 18k rose gold Datejust model 1601 for every 5,000 steel or steel and yellow gold models. I am not a great fan of the Datejust model but the challenge of getting a Rose gold and steel has excited me.

I am in the process of getting an original stainless steel and 14k rose gold case with the characteristic raised plastic crystal that gives the 1601 its unique profile. The watch has an Original 18k rose gold fluted bezel and screw down crown and ῳıɬɧ ʂıƙ۷ɛཞ Sigma dial with applied rose gold hour markers, gold baton hands and date display at 3’oclock. ı ɧąve promised myself not to get any new acquisition unless I am able to sell away some in order to keep the number of vintage watches down which make the hunt process a further challenge.

The watch has the automatic winding Rolex 1570 Caliber with 26 jewels, adjusted to temperature and in 5 positions. Movement is clean and running. This is a C.O.S.C. Certified Chronometer.  Rolex Jubilee bracelet with steel and rose gold links and folding clasp. Waiting for its arrivals not Tuesday...

Friday, May 22, 2015

Vintage NOS Consul watch

Just serviced this NOS gold watch found in the 1980s.Started this hobby by finding these NOS from the old watch shops. In the 1980s mechanical watches were not in trend and Quartz watches rule..

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Vintage Omega 120 Seamaster

Just traded my Fortis moon phase for an OMEGA - Vintage Seamaster 120 Automatic Cal 565 Ref. 166.027 Circa 1960  with the faded

 "Ghost Bezel" w/ Patina. I have been very disciplined in keeping the quantities of the watches down and not adding any new unless some old one is out.

The Omega Seamaster line remains a perennial favorite amongst watch collectors, and this vintage Seamaster 120 is an excellent reminder of the brand's storied past and commitment to the exploration of our oceans. It was by chance that I came across this beauty and I am glad to be able to swap watches with fellow collector.  This is the smaller brother of the Seamaster 300 and it was originally popular with snorkelers and skindivers. This particular Seamaster dates from the mid-1960s, and features the Omega Calibre 565 automatic winding movement.  With serial nos 269,744,xxx the watch was dated 1968.

Below picture show the 120 sitting next to the SM300. If I am not wrong, there are one more version of the SM 120 with a fatter case as well as another SM300 in smaller case.

Just back from service 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Vintage Constellation day date


Saturday, April 18, 2015

CWC vintage military chronograph

Just traded my extra Benrus military for a vintage CWC chronograph watch running on a Valjoux 7733 movement. It is issued in the 1970s to pilots of the RAF. It's an asymmetrical case unique to CWC.