Sunday, March 27, 2011

Seiko Mens Watch Vintage Yellow Gold New


This is a beautiful mens watch, although women wear them now, too. It's for dress or work, shiny yellow gold and only a few scratches on the back, someone changed the battery (sorry) and did that.

This quartz watch runs and runs and runs, never misses a beat. No numerals, the lines on the watch are on a diagonal, make it truly rich, decorative. The band is yellow gold, too, classic Seiko, adjustable.

From the seventies, my father's gift shop, he kept it in the boxes and unlike many other brands, showed no signs of that green rust.

At forty, it works just fine. Again, it's new. But I scratched it changing the battery. Still has the tags, however, and the box.

Bulova Womens Windup Oblong face Vintage


Another beauty, a simple oblong face in shiny stainless steel, new without a scratch.

This windup, much like any other, brings you back to a time when time was precious, people didn't need to have everything immediately, they could stop, gaze at a watch, appreciate it, set it, wind it.

From the seventies, my father's gift shop, he kept it under glass and we do have the box with tags. Black arabic letters, one of the best features is that band, an a chain link pattern that Bulova made famous.

And it works, too. Fifty years old, probably, and it works just fine. Again, don't over-wind a wind-up, and enjoy the process of the watch.

Bulova Womens Windup Round face Vintage


Another beauty, a simple round face in shiny stainless steel, new without a scratch.

This windup, much like any other, brings you back to a time when time was precious, people didn't need to have everything immediately, they could stop, gaze at a watch, appreciate it, set it, wind it.

From the seventies, my father's gift shop, he kept it under glass and we do have the box with tags. Black arabic letters, one of the best features is that band, an almost iridescent brocade.

And it works, by the way. Fifty years old, probably, and it works just fine. Don't over-wind it.

Bulova Womens Windup Roman Numeral Vintage


Works perfectly. Yes, you have to wind these and set the time when you put them on, but that's the charm of the vintage watches, slows you down, lets you appreciate time in a different way.

I have two, one for dress, one for work, and I don't mind setting the time one bit.

This one is in stainless, a square setting with clear roman numerals, no second hand. But the chain, a quarter inch wide is impeccable, a brick road that looks like bars of silver.

Just a great watch from the seventies. Don't overwind it, always the trick with windups. Take your time.

Elgin Mens Windup 19 Jewells


This windup is a jewel, vintage with very, very little wear, an alligator band and yellow gold highlights. It's working and that second hand just glides effortlessly. It is probably fifty years old if it's a day.

The kind of watch your grandfather would have worn every single day, and placed carefully on the nightstand at night.

Elgin made the finest watches in the US, comparable to the Swiss, in the little town of Elgin, Illinois.

Classic Unisex Benrus Windup--Vintage


Stainless steel, elegant chain with a thatch weave that resembles wheat. Benrus was known for excellence, and this one never had an owner, lay in the showcase of my father's store, but didn't sell.

I think he priced too high.

It's a windup and it still works, a simple rectangular face.

Wittnauer Mens Alarm Watch Vintage


On the back it says, 10K gold-filled bezel.

The face is what is extraordinary, gold markers for the hours that are ornately decorative, almost Egyptian-looking. The hand that points to the alarm is a squiggly blue line that contrasts nicely with the other two rich yellow-gold hands.

I imagine it was an expensive watch in its day. No band on this one, sorry, but it's a wind-up and it will work when you go out, and people will comment, no question, that it's a beauty.

Swiss made, of course.

Kamlin Electra Watch, vintage, diamonds



It says, unbreakable mainspring and there's a cute little crown at the top if the watch.

Best, it runs! It's a wind-up and won't last forever, but you can surely get several hours wear. The band is broken, so that has to be replaced, and you might want to replace the crystal, that has a scratch or two.

But this is a beauty, if you like vintage watches, with a red second hand that glides smoothly through the little diamonds. Two seem to be missing, but that's something a jeweler should be able to rectify. They're little enough.

Elgin men's watch: Vintage but NEW


This vintage watch was never sold, but when I wound it up it worked just fine. It's an Elgin automatic, which means, I think, that if you wear it the watch winds itself. Alligator band, the tag says the crystal is a Bulova. Not sure what that means. But it's a beauty, in any case with gold hands and a gold second hand.

It's also a calendar watch with sharp demarcations for the minutes if you like to know exactly what time it is.

Ladies Gold LaSalle with Diamonds



This is a stunning Vintage yellow gold LASALLE ladies watch with four little diamonds. I'm not sure if it's real gold or not. On the back it says base metal, but it surely looks expensive and probably was in the seventies.

It is a quartz, meaning it needs a battery, and that you'll have to take care of on your own. We don't risk scratching our watches. If you find that it does not work after replacing the battery, we'll surely refund your money.