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Most Wanted: 5 Rolex Watches at Antiquorum Geneva May 2014

May 7, 2014 | FOUND, Most Wanted, Rolex

Most Wanted: 5 Rolex Watches at Antiquorum Geneva May 2014

If you are currently in the market for a Rolex, there are 64 pre-owned and vintage Rolexes to choose from at the upcoming Antiquorum auction which takes place this Sunday, May 11th in Geneva. From a basic Submariner to a Paul Newman Daytona or a Submariner with an Explorer dial, we picked five of our favorites and put them in a slideshow for you to peruse.


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Tissot Seastar Navigator Chronograph

December 25, 2013 | FOUND, Tissot

Tissot Seastar Navigator Chronograph

1970s Tissot Seastar Navigator Chronograph

Finding a vintage mechanical watch in a case that measures 38 mm or above (pretty much the starting size for a men’s modern wristwatch), is not an easy task. As you may already know, in the 1950s, 60s and 70s - men’s wristwatches were much smaller, and so finding a larger modern sized watch from that era — can be quite difficult. Especially if you want one in good working condition.


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John F. Kennedy's Bulova Watch

November 8, 2013 | FOUND

John F. Kennedy's Bulova Watch

JFK’s Bulova wristwatch circa 1941

This Bulova watch, which is engraved with “JFK 1941” and is currently up for auction, was given to John F. Kennedy on November 10, 1941 by a female admirer during a dinner at 15 DuPont Circle sponsored by Washington Times-Herald publisher Cissy Patterson.


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Omega Seamaster 300M "Big Triangle"

November 5, 2013 | FOUND, Omega

Omega Seamaster 300M "Big Triangle"

Omega Seamaster 300M circa 1960s

This is a vintage Omega Seamaster 300M “Big Triangle” reference 166.024, a model which was made beginning in 1957, with production ending sometime in the 1970s. This particular example was likely made in the late 1960s. The “Big T” designation is a reference to the large triangle at twelve o’clock. Some of these watches were issued to the British Royal Navy in the mid 1960s and early 1970s. This particular model is in good condition, and while the hands and bezel appear to be matching and original, as well as the dial, the lume was redone at some point. Also, the second hand appears to have been replaced. Crown is signed and is original. The case is steel and measures approximately 41 mm in diameter, with a lug width of 20 mm.


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Tradition Stellaris "Carrera"

November 3, 2013 | FOUND

Tradition Stellaris "Carrera"

Tradition Stellaris “Carrera” circa 1960s

This is a 1960s Tradition Stellaris “Carrera”, which is a Heuer manufactured chronograph, commonly referred to as a “Poor Man’s Heuer.” This particular model was produced by Heuer for Sears Roebuck. It looks much like the Heuer Carrera from the same period. It comes in a 36 mm case, which is small but, if your wrist is small — this might be perfect. I personally love the look but for a wrist my size I would need to go with the slightly larger 39 mm Heuer Carrera. The silver and black Bi-Compax (Panda dial) looks great; the dial and hands are original with good patina. The movement is a 17-jewel manually wound Valjoux caliber 7730. Original pushers and unsigned crown.


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Memosail Regatta Timer from the 1970s

October 29, 2013 | FOUND

Memosail Regatta Timer from the 1970s

If you are into regatta timers, then one watch you have to see is this vintage 1970s Memosail Regatta Timer.

Produced by Memotime in the 1970s, the Memosail Regatta Timer features an easy to read regatta countdown timer (or yacht timer) that is displayed via a disc (see image below) that is visible through an aperture between 12 and 4 o’clock on the outer perimeter of the dial. Once you press the start button (located at 2 o’clock), the countdown disc starts a counter clockwise rotation that goes from 10-9-8-7-6 (black on yellow) to 5-4-3-2-1 (white on red) and finally to S-T-A-R-T (green on white). If the countdown is for 10-minutes, then the race starts once the disc crosses over to the green and white letter S. If the countdown is for 15-minutes, then the race starts once the full S-T-A-R-T is fully visible.


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