Collecting luxury preowned watches can become addictive.
The more you appreciate their beauty the more they reward you by appreciating their value.
If collecting Vintage Watches is something that may interest you, then before you dive into collecting them read these 4 major considerations that will help you become a successful collector.
- Read, Learn, Study & See!
Start searching on Google for Vintage watches and delve deep into the immense information you can find. In the first instance, it may be easier to focus on a specific brand like Rolex or Omega.
Rolex watches are amongst the most highly prized vintage watches to be found, they appreciate year on year and are very desirable. Having been manufactured since 1905 you have enough vintage years to search.
Omega has continuously made significant contributions to watch making technology since its foundation in 1848 so heaps of vintage Omegas out there.
- Vintage Watch Condition
Unlike most modern watches, a vintage watch will show some of the characteristics of wear and tear. If the watch is over 30 years old, you would expect to see signs of use, and within reason are mostly acceptable. So don’t be put off by a scratch or two.
However, vintage watch collectors are passionate about original parts. Any Rolex watch with its original dial, bezel and movement will increase in value over those Vintage Rolex watches which may have had some old parts replaced with newer parts.
- Fakes – LOOK OUT!
There are more and more Rolex fake watches out there than ever before – so take care when buying.
As a new collector and until you have gained extensive experience there is only one way to guarantee you don’t fall victim to dishonesty, and that is by going to a retailer you can trust.
Spanish Pawnbroker located in Quesada, Rojales on the Costa Blanca, Spain has a number of vintage watches that are all reasonably priced and backed by a certificate of authenticity and guarantee.
Not all retail outlets are created equal, however, the Spanish Pawnbrokers has built a solid reputation for providing quality service, reliability, and total honesty in everything they do.
So, if you’re on the Costa Blanca pop into the store and talk vintage watch collecting with Paul the store owner.
- The Watch to Watch!
According to several Rolex specialists, the top 6 Vintage Rolex Watches include: –
- Rolex Submariner Reference 5513
- Rolex Oysterdate Reference 6694
- Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference 1002
- Rolex Datejust References 1601 and 1603
- Rolex Air-King 5500.
- Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference 1-1
Generally, these watches are quite expensive and hard to get hold of.
However, keep them in mind when out there searching, but also consider other more affordable vintage options, like these: –
- OMEGA Speedmaster.
- Heuer Autavia.
- Breitling Navitimer & Top Time.
- Tudor Submariner.
- Longines Aviator.
- Eterna KonTiki.
Happy hunting and come along to Spanish Pawnbrokers and ask to see our range of Vintage Watches.
Keep in mind Antique watches are at least 100 years old. Vintage watches are at least 20 years old.
Come and see them before you invest, or ask us to keep you aware of vintage watches that have come into our store