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How to Buy A Vintage Watch

Don't Be So Old-Timey
When we say "vintage, " we don't mean rusty antique pocket watches from a flea market. The watches we're talking about are mechanical (the kind you wind yourself), simple (you don't need to know the moon's phases), and above all, iconic. Like these.

← Bulova (military issue)
It's affordable and looks like the Timex Vintage Field Watch that J.Crew sells, except this model's the real deal, worn by GIs in the '60s.
$300 ♦ clockfixer.com

← Patek Philippe Calatrava
Since its debut in 1932, the Calatrava's been the quintessential black-tie watch. Get a '50s or newer; older models are too tiny (see below).

← Cartier Tank
The Tank nails the masculine-modern-elegant trifecta, which explains why Ali, Warhol, and Gary Cooper all wore one.

← Rolex Submariner
The Sub is the dive watch and looks killer with a blazer. Careful: Rare details, like a gold (not white) Rolex logo, add big money.
$7, 500 ♦ parkandbond.com

Why's My Hand So Big?
Next to modern, pizza-sized watches, some vintage ones are like Bagel Bites—the Bulova's case size is only 33 millimeters. Size up to 36 millimeters (the Heuer) or bigger if you're burly-wristed.

Turn One Watch into Three
Swap the strap on a watch (in this case, a 1960s Longines) and you've got a whole new timepiece.
Red Monkey Designs Red Monkey Designs Men's RM102G-CH Mark II Chronograph Black Leather Watch
Watch (Red Monkey Designs)
  • Three-hand Japanese quartz chronograph movement with date window
  • Chronograph, 3 sub-eye dial with red contrast hands and silver indexes
  • Hand-crafted, very high grade, highly detailed contrast stitching oversize leather strap. All metal rivets with heavy duty metal buckle
  • All metal case with all metal case back created and designed in Hollywood, CA
  • Water-resistant to 99 feet (30 M)
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Red Monkey Designs Red Monkey Designs Unisex RM666-XA1 X-Strap 1 Black Leather Black Dial Watch
Watch (Red Monkey Designs)
  • Three-hand Japanese quartz movement
  • Easy read dial with over-sized silver indexes and details
  • Hand-crafted, very high grade, highly detailed same color criss-cross stitching oversize leather strap. All metal rivets with heavy duty metal buckle
  • All metal case with all metal case back created and designed in Hollywood, CA
  • Water-resistant to 99 feet (30 M)
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