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Nightspeed by Swatch

Swatch introduce new models often and you can always assume the quality will be good, the movement will be good and the price very affordable.  So this year I looked to see what would take my fancy and be my model for this year

Swatches

I have to admit to a liking for quite a few of the Swatch Day and Date watches as they really do represent great value for money, especially when coupled to a quality standard that seems to stands up absolutely on it’s own.

Vintage Vulcain

Vulcain of course is a very old established Watch Company formed back in 1858 and still producing high quality watches today. Famous amongst other things for producing the 1st practical mechanical Alarm watch, the Cricket”

Colour Swatch

This Swiss offering however looks great – bright, colourful and OK, perhaps a little OTT but funnily enough I can think of lots of old guy eccentric clothing to go with it. I’ll look some out later . . . .

Square Blancpain?

The movement which is in superb condition is signed Blancpain 17 jewel unadjusted with the Rayville SA import mark clearly shown (KXO). I’m not sure if Blancpain even made their own movements in this period and the movement looks very similar to an Anton Schild

Conquest quartz

So an excellent Auction buy, and whilst it may be for a Quartz everyday watch, it is a high quality one and great value. Longines watches are still and always have been undervalued in my opinion, which fortunately makes them a good choice when looking for a pre-owned watch

Christofle dress watch

One of the reasons why Designer watches in general can be excellent pre-owned purchases, is that the new designer inflated price disappears in the second hand market. And unlike previous times, today many of the designer outlets produce some very, very good watches indeed and well worth a look at Auction price.

Auction vintage Gruen

I always get a real kick out of finding very old watches that are still in amazing condition, with movements working just as efficiently as they did when first manufactured.