Sunday, April 27, 2014

Vintage Seiko 6159-7010

I must be a magnet in my previous life as I have managed to attract and collect many spares watches of the similar kind..time to streamline and lose some weight...

Vintage Seiko 6159-7010

Just found this lovely and rare seiko 6159-7010 diver using Grand Seiko movement and with a depth of 600m. Initially, a fellow friend has wanted one and has asked me to find one for him. After finding the watch, he says he doesn't want it at the moment. So, it will have to join the rest of the gang now. Will service it ASAP.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Rolex hooded bubble back

I have traded away my 6694 gilt for this Hooded as  this will fit into my collection better . In addition, these are also rarer and visuallyore appealing ...

Friday, April 25, 2014

Rolex hooded bubbleback

For the vintage watch collector, the Rolex hooded bubbleback is something special and extra ordinary. I was told that it was made for the American market. As the quantities of the hooded bubbleback are quite small (less then 1000 produced) during the late 1980-90s, there were many modified hooded bubbleback. One will have to observe the curve.

 In addition, owing to the hooded nature of the watch, there is a tendency for the watch to have corrosion and spotted in case back the challenge of refurbished dials...

I have managed to come across a nice hooded in original dial and very nice case condition as well as with a rare spring Rolex bracelet. Even though these "little" watches are not as popular as the bigger sports watches bubbleback has always managed to occupy a special position in my heart as it has a unique bubble case back and a simple yet timeless look. It seems that I have been brought back to the late 1980-90s where every bubbleback find adds much joy to my heart..

The prices of the Rolex Sports watches have increased so much that collecting these less expensive watches become quite a joy. Bearing in mind that these are 1930-40s watches, to find them in prestime condition is always a challenge, especially with the influx of reconditioned dials.

One thing I could not understand for the Rolex sports watches is the desire for aged look by some collectors. For the older collectors, our challenge is to look for vintage watches in prestime conditions. The so called Spyder dial for us is actually considered "cracked" and damaged dial. The so called "ghost" insert is actually badly faded insert, which is not considered desirable. Once these fever for damaged items are over, true collector will perhaps realize that the goal is to look for watches in pristine conditions rather then to let it deteriorate ...?

This lovely 3065 will join its Bubbleback family...


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Omega Seamaster subsidiary seconds

I am supposed to focus on collecting Omega Constellation but Mr? Wong has asked me to keep this special Seamaster with subsidiary second hand plus special pointed markers..

Vintage Omega constellation 14393

This is a rare Omega from 1961 with original box and paper.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

My friend Israel from Israel

This evening, I have managed to stay connected via Skype with my friend from Israel.

This watch was from Israel many years ago in 2009...Still in good shape..

My vintage Omegas so far..

0mega was a successful watch company in the early 1950-60s and they have produced many nice watches. In order to stay focus, I have decided to focus on Omegas with special dials (such as the Omega Olympic series), Omega constallation Cal 504, gold constellation, pie pan dials... As a result, I have sold off the non pie pan Omega constellation to a fellow collector this afternoon in order to ensure that my collections stays tight.

Cal 470
Cal 471
Cal. 504

Cal 501
Cal 550

The only non Constellation is the Omega 300 Seamaster diver (a must have cult diver's watch)'and the Seamaster with the Chronometer certification bottom photo, left)  the Omega Seamaster chronometer was a nice watch as its markers are made of Onyx. Even as a Seamaster range, it is unusual to have the chronometer status..

Vintage Glashutte diver

This is the vintage Glashutte diver made in Germany. Case: chrome plated; diameter excl. crown approx 38mm; lug to lug approx. 46mm; lug wid...