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Our Latest Arrivals and an interesting story...

Posted on July 19 2021

Our Latest Arrivals and an interesting story...

Welcome watch lovers, it’s that time of the week again! In this installment, we are rounding up some of our latest acquisitions.

You guys always get first dibs on our newest arrivals, but if you fancy sharing the love, we'd really appreciate you encouraging fellow watch lovers to sign up to our mailing list too. 


 
If you are kind enough to introduce a friend to our (fabulous) newsletter,  ask them to drop us an email (javid@vintagewatchspecialist.com) to let us know who referred them and we will gift both you and your friend a watch pouch as a thank you. 

So this week I was told an interesting story about a watch and why it holds such special sentiment with its owner.

It's not because The Rolex Submariner 116610LV, better known as the ‘Hulk’ thanks to its green dial and bezel, was discontinued by the horological giants in 2020 leaving the aftermarket in a frenzy and driving prices through the roof. No, it's much more emotionally driven than that. 

So after some short discussions about this owner's collection, turns out, a while back, he suffered a major setback with his health. When I say major, I mean literally life-threatening - like dead three times before being successfully resuscitated. During the process of resuscitation, his Hulk was damaged and markings are still there as a lasting reminder of this traumatic experience. He said he would never ever have it polished. I guess with a scare like that, there is no better reminder that life is fragile, short, and meant for LIVING!

I was wondering if any of you guys have any stories to tell - of course I'm hoping there are some frankly, less life-threatening tales to be told, however, it would be wonderful to hear why your watches mean so much to you. If you have the time, I'd love to hear from you, please email me at javid@vintagewatchspecialist.com. 

In the meantime, why not make some more memories with one of these little gems handpicked from our newest stock? Go on - life is too short after all. 

 

 

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Ref.14060M -
No Date - Two Line Tritium Dial - 2002

Omega Speedmaster Professional Mark II -
Reference: 145.022 - c.1979 - Caliber 861

A Longines WWW 'Dirty Dozen' - c.1945 World War II British
Army Watch - Matching Case and Lug Numbers

Jaquet-Girard AirVac 400 - c.1964 - Super Compressor Case

Omega Rattrapante Chronograph Stopwatch - Model Ref MG6358 - c.1970s

Silver GS Cased Trench Watch with Enamel Dial

Silver World War I - Trench Style Watch with Screw Front
and Back Case - with Silver Swiss Hallmark

Rolex - Oyster Perpetual Precision - Ref.6098 - c.1952 - Steel 36mm Case

 

Can't get enough? Here are some more from our
collection to wet your whistle.


Omega - Seamaster Automatic - Chronometer - 200m Pre Bond 

Breitling Colt II Automatic - Model Ref: A17380 - Box and Papers 

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra - Chronometer Certified - With box and papers

Tudor Geneve - Black Bay Bronze - New Unworn c.2018 With Box and Paperwork

Stylish IWC Pilots Chronograph "Le Petit Prince" 43mm Automatic Watch 

Bremont - Chronograph GMT  - With Box and Paperwork

Omega Constellation Co-Axial - Calibre 8500 - 2015 with box and papers

2005 Chopard Ladies 'Mille Miglia' Chronograph - Elton John Ltd. Edition 


This is just a snippet of the watches available from the experts at Vintage Watch Specialist, a trusted and long-established company based in Yorkshire with a discerning base of return clientele. Whether you have seen something you love in this list or would like to explore further, you can click here to see all of our currently listed watches - alternatively, contact the friendly team at VWS for expert advice and excellent service including sourcing a specific watch if you cannot see what you are looking for. 

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Drop us a line or better still, call us for a friendly chat if any of these have left you drooling or scratching your head. Always happy to help. 

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