All timepieces contain stories; vintage watches contain undeniably better ones. But buying a vintage watch can be tricky; ensuring authenticity, value and condition are not always easy. We partnered with the experts at Analog/Shift to remove that difficulty, curating only vetted, tested and ready-to-wear timepieces in the Gear Patrol Store. Below are three watches selected by a Gear Patrol editor with fall wardrobes in mind. Check out some of the storied, classic timepieces below, and think about making one of them a new addition to your wrist.
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Omega Speedmaster Professional
This newly vintage collector’s staple has a long history; versions of it have appeared on the wrists of Buzz Aldrin and other NASA astronauts. It’s in excellent condition, with minimal patina and signs of wear.
Doxa Sub 300T Sharkhunter
This DOXA diver is sturdy, wearable and easy to read. The color of the nylon strap is well suited to fall, and it comes with a spare strap, too.
Rolex GMT Master
This vintage Rolex is another favorite among NASA astronauts and pilots, and just one step removed from the original owner. Even the patina is iconic: notice the “ghosted” Pepsi bezel.