Watch Buying Wisdom

Want to Get Into Vintage Watches? Start by Reading This


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If you thought buying a new watch was intimidating, try buying a vintage one. There are endless options from dead and surviving brands, and, making matters worse, there is a plethora of poorly maintained, damaged, unoriginal and straight-up fake watches out there. Finding a decent watch is hard enough, and knowing the right amount to pay is even harder. But the trouble is often worth it, and if the recent growth of the vintage watch market is any indicator, we’re not the only ones who feel that way. If you’re feeling the itch, we recommend reading up on our various guides on vintage watch buying and ownership.

Debunking the Myths of Vintage Watch Care

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J. W. Sotak, Chief Operating Officer of Analog/Shift, a vintage watch purveyor based out of NYC, shares tips and tricks for vintage watches.

Essential Vintage Watches (According to Experts)

The vintage watch market is vast and intimidating, but this shortlist should get new buyers on their way to building an amazing collection.

Why Do People Go Crazy for Vintage Rolexes?

Making sense of the rapidly growing market for old Rolexes. Read the Story

How to Score a Vintage Watch on eBay

Buying vintage watches on eBay can be a great way to score a deal on an entry-level watch, as long as you know what you’re doing.

Why You Should Start Collecting Vintage Quartz

With affordable, reliable and easy-to-service movements, vintage quartz watches from the late ’60s and early ’70s are highly overlooked.

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