From the beginnings of humankind in the search of a criteria to measure time to the current concept we have about hours and minutes is an understatement to say that there has been an evolution. Many centuries have passed and many civilizations have experimented and developed instruments and ways of measurement. However, the possibility to have a portable gadget capable of providing a precise reading of the time, opened up a hole new chapter that would set the grounds on how we would know these days one of the oldest trades in the world: watchmaking.
There are few brands that have achieved to provide with iconic fine-watchmaking timepieces to the historic heritage of this ancient profession. Such kind of watches are known in the world of vintage collecting as the “holy grails” and are highly sought-after models for enthusiasts and connoisseurs. Rolex, Sieko, Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Patek Phillipe, Vacheron Constantin or Blancpain (to mention a few), are the leading manufacturers that due to its longest tradition in the fine watchmaking industry appeal the most to refined collectors.
Some examples of these iconic timepieces in the vintage world and that you can browse through in our vintage watches selection catalogue are:
But, are all vintage watches appealing to the collector’s eye? Unfortunately, no. While there are vintage watches in perfect state of condition and from renowned haute horlogerie manufacturers, the truth is that only a handful of models manage to catch the attention of collectors and connoisseurs willing to pay large sums of money just to include them in their private select collection. However, there is a rather modest and rapidly growing market that, either for nostalgia or to get started in the vintage collecting, seeks for special timepieces with an historic background or any specific characteristic that would add value to less sought-after models.
Are you interested on selling your vintage watch? Only professionals can give you the best assessment in safe conditions. Our vintage watch specialist has over 20-years of experience assessing special watches. Get the most out of your vintage watch and a tailored service. Visit our Sell Vintage section for more details on our process.