You do not want a Rolex.
My 1950’s manual wind Chronometer by ‘Election’.
At around 40 mm across, including the crown it’s an unusually large size for it’s period, especially with such a lovely, simple, formal face. With gold hands & Markers, a sub-second dial & a simple, reliable Swiss movement, with a crocodile or expanding steel band, this is one of my two favourite watches.
I am sadly & reluctantly considering selling this & maybe some other vintage time pieces to help make ends meet at the moment. If your interested, feel free to make an offer?
You don’t need an extravagant and gaudy watch, pick up something like this Soviet “Pobeda” for under $100.
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1950’s Tudor Prince Oysterdate, self-winding, date bubble, sword hands & ‘Thunderbird’ bezel.
1970’s Omega Chronostop
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The Breitling Datora
One of the very few Breitling’s I have ever actually liked, as usual, the older watches are so much more beautifully designed than their modern counterparts!
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