1990 Rolex Explorer II 16570
Good find for somebody looking to get into Rolex, but not wanting to spend $4k+.
Downside: lugs are slightly shaved, doesn’t come with box/papers or stainless band – Upside: your’re getting a Rolex sports watch in perfect working condition that will last a lifetime (with little to no headache) for $2,900!
The white dial is eye catching and more sought after than the black Explorer II. Also, you get a GMT, date, in-house movement, and rock solid water resistant case from a brand with tons of history and manufacturing prestige. If I didn’t already have a Rolex 16570 Polar, this would be a top contender for my next watch.
Longines (circa 1960)
Everything about this watch is clean, including the condition. At 37mm, it’s a little larger than most vintage pieces, and the movement(12.68Z manual wind movement) is beautiful. Well respected brand and an intelligent choice for $509. The hands/markers, dial, second hands, and case also jump out at me as being classic and timeless. Signed crown looks original, and not funky, which is another bonus.
NOS Waltham P307 Calendar
Another vintage value buy. The blue dial, movement, and American watch making history are all a steal for $380. Oh and by the way, it’s in brand new condition (never worn) with original box and all accessories. No big deal! 🙂