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Author: martinzx

A vintage watch collector, hobbies include cars, F1, reading and video gaming.
Certina DS2

Certina DS2

Introduction to Certina The Watch The Certina DS2 was introduced in 1968 as a successor to the successful DS line that was launched in 1959. What is the DS all about? Well its stands for ‘Double Security’ the crown has a double security system, and is partially hidden. The ‘DS’ is made up of three components never coming into direct contact, the case, movement and the dail. The calibre is very strong and robust as it is fixed by strengthened…

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Seiko 6119-5460

Seiko 6119-5460

My latest addition a Vintage Seiko 6119-5460, these 6119 models offer great value for the vintage watch collector, if you bide your time you can find late 1960’s early 1970’s models in excellent condition for very little money. Made in decades where the quality really counts, ball-bearing rotor, Diafix combined settings for escapement wheel, Diashock shock protection guarantees enough resistance against shocks, when the watch is accidentally knocked or dropped. Today this type of shock protection is only on Seiko’s higher end…

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Omega ST 366.0848 Seamaster

Omega ST 366.0848 Seamaster

The Omega ST 366.0848 Seamaster was introduced in 1976 under the ‘International Collection’ and lasted well into the first half of the 1980’s. It remained unchanged except the dial was updated to the modern Omega logo toward the end of production. My example pictured here is an updated dial version and dates to 1984, see my Omega date calendar, the watch is totally original, with signed crown, clasp and even the hesalite crystal has the Omega logo. (Sorry about the reflection…

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Seiko Sea horse 6601-9990

Seiko Sea horse 6601-9990

I am a big fan of Vintage Seikos. This Vintage Seiko Sea horse  6601-9990, automatic is the latest addition to my collection. It was very kindly donated to me by ‘RWP’ from The Watch Forum and I am very grateful as I really love this watch! The applied indices combined with the dauphine hands and sweeping second hand all in silver, the raised markers surrounding the watch dial provide a very classic and elegant design experience, not unlike the Grand…

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Dating Vintage Omega Watches

Dating Vintage Omega Watches

It is quite easy dating Vintage Omega Watches via the eight digit serial number of your watch. You can access the serial number by removing the back-case. Here is a picture of a Vintage Omega 601 manual wind movement, the eight digit serial number is below the crown which winds the watch.  The first two numbers are 23, if we cross reference this number against the Vintage Omega Production Calendar listed below we can clearly date this Vintage Omega to the…

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