The market has regained an interest in vintage. Whether for watches, furniture or even cars, there has been a renewed interest in vintage objects in recent years. For watches, this interest mainly concerns watches from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
In this article we will discuss the basic points to consider before buying a second hand watch. We will be talking about second hand watches and not vintage watches as the latter require even more vigilance on the part of the buyer.
Watches are desirable and often very expensive objects that can be noticed from quite a distance and make people envious. Special care should be taken with these items, both at home and on the street, to minimise the risk of robbery.
Would the chronograph be the ultimate complication? Often used by its owner to obtain perfect eggshells or pasta al dente, this complication hides a very rich past, with numerous and varied declinations corresponding to very specific objectives and functions.
Ah the wrist strap! An essential element of a watch, it can change its allure completely and either make the wearer look like a connoisseur with refined taste or resemble the horological equivalent of wearing sandals with socks.
Buying a watch is always a particularly exciting moment. But faced with the multitude of choices, the large offer of brands and models, you can quickly find you lost. Whether it's for yourself or for a gift, you're probably wondering how to choose a watch properly?
In recent years, we have witnessed the rise of young watch brands that are disrupting the traditional watchmaking landscape. These so-called "micro-brands" are young brands, generally founded by enthusiasts.
When you want to buy (or offer) a watch, the choice of the movement is for sure the first question to ask. In this article we will go through the main movements that constitute the main part of the market.