1998 Omega Speedmater
lunaroyster.com – $2,450
Moonwatch 3590.50.00 Yellow Patina Dial. I haven’t seen a lot of Speedmasters with patina, and I think it adds a nice touch of uniqueness to an otherwise commonly popular watch. Also, being that this one is from 1998, it’s age shouldn’t be too much of a concern in terms of needing repair.
Tudor Prince Oysterdate
ebay.com – $700
Tudor Oysters are awesome watches with the build quality and history of Rolex. All things considered, they’re easily one of the best vintage buys right now. Understated and classic looks as well. Oh, and the “buy it now” price is only $700 (from a seller with good feedback). This one has been relumed, but comes with an original band. It’s 36mm which makes it a comfortable dress watch or semi-casual.
ORIS Aquis Date
jomashop.com – $1,049
Just hear me out on this one. At first glance, it might not seem like anything special. Maybe you even feel it’s over priced when compared to a Seiko diver or something from Chris Ward. But you know what? You’re wrong!
This is a brand new condition tool watch, with a beautiful design that is completely it’s own (not funky and not a submariner copy, which is a rare combination). This watch can last you a lifetime. It’s built like a tank and it’s made by a large passionate brand (see Baselworld 2015 Interview – Oris Sixty Five); both of which could make for a great heirloom piece if you hang on to it that long. It also has a Sellita SW200 automatic movement (hacking, winding, 38 hour power reserve), ceramic bezel, domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating, crystal caseback, screw-down crown, subtle date at 6 o’clock, deep fill blue super lume, and clean contemporary styling that can be casual, dressy, and/or nicely legible under water.
Now what do you think about it’s $1,049 price? Not bad, right? I think I want one now. 🙂