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Cartier VINTAGE 1910 Rare Enamel Diamond 18k Pocket Watch
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Cartier VINTAGE 1910 Rare Enamel Diamond 18k Pocket Watch
$11,000
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Watch Hunter
 
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Doxa Vintage Fusion
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Doxa Vintage Fusion
$3,965
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Rolex Submariner #16610 - Vintage Collectible - PATINA Dial
Rolex Submariner #16610 - Vintage Collectible - PATINA Dial
$4,900
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Ramerica Fine Jewelry & Watches
 
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Rolex Vintage
$1,800
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Timekeepers
 
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Cartier VINTAGE1920 Platinum ladies Pave Diamond Enamel cord
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Cartier VINTAGE1920 Platinum ladies Pave Diamond Enamel cord
$17,500
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Heuer Vintage Monaco Steve McQueen Chronograph Stainless Steel
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Heuer Vintage Monaco Steve McQueen Chronograph Stainless Steel
$24,995
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AJ Watches
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Rolex Datejust 36mm Vintage Stainless Steel Diamonds Dial (1963)
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Rolex Datejust 36mm Vintage Stainless Steel Diamonds Dial (1963)
$3,777
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24
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Rolex vintage 1985 GMT-Master
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Rolex vintage 1985 GMT-Master
$8,500
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Rolex Datejust Vintage 1601 Solid Gold and Steel 1977 Swiss...
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Rolex Datejust Vintage 1601 Solid Gold and Steel 1977 Swiss...
$4,761
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GMTSKY
192
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Rolex 4099 4099 Vintage Chronograph Anti Magnetic Circa 1944...
Rolex 4099 4099 Vintage Chronograph Anti Magnetic Circa 1944...
$34,900
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European Watch Company
64
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Bell & Ross Vintage
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Bell & Ross Vintage
$1,499
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Private seller
 
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Rolex Pre-owned 36mm 18K Yellow Gold Daydate Vintage Watch  #1808
Rolex Pre-owned 36mm 18K Yellow Gold Daydate Vintage Watch #1808
$10,000
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Ramerica Fine Jewelry & Watches
 
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Rolex Vintage Rolex Bubble Back 3130 Cartier Dial
Rolex Vintage Rolex Bubble Back 3130 Cartier Dial
$3,999
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Phigora
73
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IWC VINTAGE  1940 PLATINUM EMERALD DIAMOND CONCEALED LADIES
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IWC VINTAGE 1940 PLATINUM EMERALD DIAMOND CONCEALED LADIES
$40,000
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Omega Vintage 24 Jewel Seamaster Automatic
Omega Vintage 24 Jewel Seamaster Automatic
$750
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Rolex Datejust 26mm Mother of Pearl Diamond Dial & Bezel...
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Rolex Datejust 26mm Mother of Pearl Diamond Dial & Bezel...
$3,671
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Royal Jewelry & Watches
24
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Breitling stainless steel vintage 1950's Premier
Breitling stainless steel vintage 1950's Premier
$2,700
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Paul Duggan Co., Inc
45
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Omega Men Vintage  Speedmaster Mark II 145.014 Mechanical
Omega Men Vintage Speedmaster Mark II 145.014 Mechanical
$2,895
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Luxury Horology
93
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Patek Philippe 2526 Vintage Calatrava Automatic Enamel Dial...
Patek Philippe 2526 Vintage Calatrava Automatic Enamel Dial...
$41,900
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European Watch Company
64
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Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 Ladies 18K White Gold &...
Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 Ladies 18K White Gold &...
$7,500
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Diamond Box, Inc. DBA Solitaire Bridal & Estate Jewellers
 
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Rolex Pre-owned Vintage 36mm Datejust Rolex Watch Style 16030
Rolex Pre-owned Vintage 36mm Datejust Rolex Watch Style 16030
$3,300
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Ramerica Fine Jewelry & Watches
 
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Rolex Vintage Rolex Antimagnetique Chronograph 18k Yellow Gold...
Rolex Vintage Rolex Antimagnetique Chronograph 18k Yellow Gold...
$29,999
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Phigora
73
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Rolex Bubbleback Oyster Perpetual 18k pink Gold Vintage 1947
Rolex Bubbleback Oyster Perpetual 18k pink Gold Vintage 1947
$5,100
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Sea Wave Diamonds
70
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Omega Constellation 2652 SC 18k Rose Gold Cal 354 Vintage
Omega Constellation 2652 SC 18k Rose Gold Cal 354 Vintage
$4,200
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IWC Pilot’s Watch Hand-Wound 1936 Vintage Series
IWC Pilot’s Watch Hand-Wound 1936 Vintage Series
$6,500
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Kronopassion
6
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Rolex stainless steel vintage 1956 Explorer
Rolex stainless steel vintage 1956 Explorer
$9,000
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Paul Duggan Co., Inc
45
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Omega Vintage
Omega Vintage
$1,450
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Govberg Jewelers
157
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Omega 311.92.44.51.01.006 Dark Side of the Moon Vintage Black...
Omega 311.92.44.51.01.006 Dark Side of the Moon Vintage Black...
$7,850
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European Watch Company
64
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Bell & Ross BR126 Beige Vintage Chronograph Brown Leather...
Bell & Ross BR126 Beige Vintage Chronograph Brown Leather...
$2,495
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Precision Watch & Clock
 
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Rolex Oyster Precision Stainless Steel  Vintage Ref# 5058
Rolex Oyster Precision Stainless Steel Vintage Ref# 5058
$1,650
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Ramerica Fine Jewelry & Watches
 
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Rolex Vintage Rolex Cellini Stainless Steel Watch
Rolex Vintage Rolex Cellini Stainless Steel Watch
$2,899
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Phigora
73
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Omega 2181 vintage oversize 37mm 14k gold
Omega 2181 vintage oversize 37mm 14k gold
$3,600
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Sea Wave Diamonds
70
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Bell & Ross : Vintage 123 :  V123S :  Stainless Steel
Bell & Ross : Vintage 123 : V123S : Stainless Steel
$1,895
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BernardWatch.com
138
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Jules Jergensen Vintage Solid 14k Gold Watch
Jules Jergensen Vintage Solid 14k Gold Watch
$475
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Wristwatch Now
 
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Blancpain vintage Aqualung
Blancpain vintage Aqualung
$8,500
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Paul Duggan Co., Inc
45
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Vulcain Cricket Vintage
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Vulcain Cricket Vintage
$1,130
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Vintage Watch Services
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Tudor 7149/0 Vintage 7149 / 0 "Monte Carlo" Chronograp...
Tudor 7149/0 Vintage 7149 / 0 "Monte Carlo" Chronograp...
$25,400
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European Watch Company
64
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Frederique Constant Vintage Rallye Healey GMT
Frederique Constant Vintage Rallye Healey GMT
$999
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Precision Watch & Clock
 
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Rolex Pre-owned 40mm Explorer II  "STEVE MCQUEEN" ...
Rolex Pre-owned 40mm Explorer II "STEVE MCQUEEN" ...
$23,900
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Ramerica Fine Jewelry & Watches
 
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Rolex Vintage Rolex Date Zephyr Stainless Steel 1501 Automatic
Rolex Vintage Rolex Date Zephyr Stainless Steel 1501 Automatic
$3,499
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Phigora
73
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Vintage Stainless Steel REF:6564
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Vintage Stainless Steel REF:6564
$2,800
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Sea Wave Diamonds
70
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Bell & Ross Vintage Black Dial Flyback Chronograph BRV126
Bell & Ross Vintage Black Dial Flyback Chronograph BRV126
$4,800
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Beverly Hills Watch Company
5
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Piaget Vintage
Piaget Vintage
$4,250
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Govberg Jewelers
157
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IWC vintage 18k yellow gold Gent's wristwatch
IWC vintage 18k yellow gold Gent's wristwatch
$2,400
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Paul Duggan Co., Inc
45
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Patek Philippe Gondolo Ref. 3519 18k Gold 25mm Manual Vintage
Patek Philippe Gondolo Ref. 3519 18k Gold 25mm Manual Vintage
$6,500
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Omega 165.024 Vintage Seamaster 300 FULL ORIGINAL PAPERS (26499)
Omega 165.024 Vintage Seamaster 300 FULL ORIGINAL PAPERS (26499)
$15,750
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European Watch Company
64
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Universal Genève Authentic Vintage Calendar 18K Gold 1940'...
Universal Genève Authentic Vintage Calendar 18K Gold 1940'...
$2,595
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Luxury Horology
93
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Rolex 36mm Stainless Steel Datejust  VINTAGE Model 1601
Rolex 36mm Stainless Steel Datejust VINTAGE Model 1601
$3,000
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Ramerica Fine Jewelry & Watches
 
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Omega Vintage Omega 18K Yellow Gold Watch
Omega Vintage Omega 18K Yellow Gold Watch
$3,599
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Phigora
73
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Rolex Womens Rolex 36mm Datejust Pink String Diamond Dial With...
Rolex Womens Rolex 36mm Datejust Pink String Diamond Dial With...
$5,499
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Watch My Diamonds
48
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IWC Da Vinci Automatic Vintage Series
IWC Da Vinci Automatic Vintage Series
$5,900
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Kronopassion
6
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Patek Philippe Pocket Watch
Patek Philippe Pocket Watch
$14,500
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Govberg Jewelers
157
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Rolex vintage 1960's stainless steel Oyster Perpetual
Rolex vintage 1960's stainless steel Oyster Perpetual
$2,600
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Paul Duggan Co., Inc
45
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Patek Philippe Gondolo Ref. 2479 18k Gold Manual Vintage
Patek Philippe Gondolo Ref. 2479 18k Gold Manual Vintage
$5,200
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Omega 165.024 Vintage Seamaster 300 INCREDIBLE on Original...
Omega 165.024 Vintage Seamaster 300 INCREDIBLE on Original...
$14,900
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European Watch Company
64
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Rolex Vintage Cellini 18K Yellow Gold REF: 4014
Rolex Vintage Cellini 18K Yellow Gold REF: 4014
$6,000
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Sea Wave Diamonds
70
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Omega Vintage Ladies Stainless Steel
Omega Vintage Ladies Stainless Steel
$540
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Wristwatch Now
 
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Bulova Vintage Bulova Chronograph Stainless Steel
Bulova Vintage Bulova Chronograph Stainless Steel
$1,799
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Phigora
73
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Ulysse Nardin Men's Vintage Chronometer 10K Gold Filled...
Ulysse Nardin Men's Vintage Chronometer 10K Gold Filled...
$895
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Luxury Horology
93
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IWC Portuguese  Vintage 1939 Series
IWC Portuguese Vintage 1939 Series
$6,950
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Kronopassion
6
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Chopard Vintage St. Moritz 8023
Chopard Vintage St. Moritz 8023
$1,950
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WatchBox
53
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Patek Philippe 18k yellow gold vintage 1916 Cushion Case watch
Patek Philippe 18k yellow gold vintage 1916 Cushion Case watch
$7,800
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Paul Duggan Co., Inc
45
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Vintage Watches: A Piece of Watch History

Vintage watches appeal to a wide audience. They offer the chance to buy high-quality, pre-owned watches at attractive prices. Both watch enthusiasts who love particular designs and collectors of expensive, rare pieces will get their money's worth.

Reasons to buy a vintage watch:

  • Wide price spectrum
  • Large selection of different designs and materials
  • Authenticity
  • Access to watch series no longer in production

Vintage Watches: Old, Not Retro

There are no exact guidelines laid out for which watches are considered "vintage." However, time is an important factor. Watch expert Robert-Jan Broer from the site FratelloWatches considers watches from 1990 and earlier to be vintage. However, Broer also says that everyone can decide for themselves if they consider an older watch vintage or not.
Price is one of the main factors involved when buying a vintage watch. A good example is the Omega Seamaster, a prestigious model that's been produced since 1948. A new, mechanical Seamaster costs between 3,000 and 5,000 euros. However, used Seamasters from years past, both automatic and manual, can be found for 500 to 1,000 euros in good or very good condition. This makes it possible for you to be the owner of a famous watch from one of the top Swiss manufacturers for comparatively little money. If you want to show off your knowledge and love of watches on your wrist, a 50-year-old Omega, Rolex, or Breitling is just as good as a new one.
If you've decided to purchase a vintage watch, you have another advantage: You're not limited to current models; you have a large selection of older watch models to choose from. You may even find an older model of a watch that you like better than the one currently being produced. Furthermore, vintage watches are authentic - they've experienced the 1960s or 1970s for themselves. This characteristic gives vintage watches a unique appeal and differentiates them from retro watches. Retro watches are watches that are created in the style of vintage watches, but are recently produced. They aren't historic; they just look the part. A true vintage watch offers real nostalgia.
Vintage models are sometimes the only way to acquire watches with specific qualities. Take the Rolex Explorer for example. Since 2010, Rolex has offered it with a larger case size of 39 mm. If you want a smaller size, then you need to look for an older Explorer model. The last 36-mm Explorer had reference number 114270. You could also take a look at reference numbers 6610, 1016, and 14270.
This example demonstrates the importance of being familiar with reference numbers when buying a vintage watch. Reference numbers help you identify and find watches from a certain time period or with other special characteristics faster and more easily.

Buying Tips

Searching for information and comparing prices from a large selection of watches is part of the watch buying experience. This also includes price checking. To avoid purchasing a fake, the following rule applies: If the price is unrealistically low, then you should proceed with caution. You can easily find the prevailing price level for a particular pre-owned model on Chrono24. There should always be a clear reason given if a watch is either much more or much less expensive than comparative models. Thus, an Omega Seamaster for three figures shouldn't raise any suspicion. A Rolex Submariner at that price, however, should raise alarm, as Submariners are usually much more expensive.
Knowing whether a watch is being offered at a fair price requires experience and expertise. Watch magazines and websites can provide you with a lot of helpful information. You can also ask questions on watch forums and receive competent, informed answers from experts.
The price structure of the vintage watch market can be a bit tricky to understand for the layman. For example, a somewhat damaged-looking watch can be much more valuable than a similar watch in almost perfect condition. This is because the original condition of the watch is what matters most. It's not a big deal if there are signs of wear and tear; what matters is if the watch has its original parts. If many have been replaced, such as the dial, hands, and crown, then even good looks can't prevent the watch from decreasing in value.
The price increases further if the watch is offered together with its original box and papers. The original packaging and manufacturer and dealer papers originate from the initial purchase decades ago. They're considered important proof that the timepiece offered is legitimate. However, this does not mean that you should avoid vintage watches without a box and papers. Often, there is a simple and reasonable explanation as to why they're missing, e.g. they couldn't be found and were probably thrown away by the original owner at some point.
If you don't have the time or you're simply not interested in immersing yourself deeply in the subject, then you're much better off depending on a serious dealer. A dealer can offer you a watch that they have inspected at a fair price and in some cases, even offer a warranty.
Watches without previous inspection are also offered, mostly by private sellers. In these cases, it's a good idea to have a bit of money on hand for any necessary maintenance. Even a simple inspection or repair can cost around 200 euros. When you buy a vintage diving watch, you should have its waterproofness checked and exchange the gaskets if you want to wear the watch underwater.

Small Mistakes Lead to Vintage Treasures

In many ways, buying a vintage watch is comparable to buying an antique car, or at least a highly sought-after used car. Some vintage watch enthusiasts are more like stamp collectors, however, searching for a certain misprint and paying large amounts once they've found it. Take Rolex's Explorer II, for example. Models from the 1970s had a second 24-hour red-orange hour hand which faded significantly under UV rays. Curiously, what began as a defect developed into a treasure - models with reference number 1655 and a faded 24-hour hour hand are sold for five figures today. They're significantly more expensive than a brand new Explorer II. Furthermore, the Explorer II was also linked to the actor Steve McQueen. Famous figures who wear the watch often contribute to a watch's value. This example shows that even vintage watches can be suitable investments and not just a good deal in a lower price range.
A vintage watch that's in good condition retains a relatively stable value. Occasionally, they can increase in value for reasons which have nothing to do with watches directly. For example, those who bought a pre-owned watch with a solid gold case 20 years ago certainly don't regret it, as the price of gold has tripled since then. If it were to be sold again, it would be worth more today simply because of its higher material worth.
Collections no longer in production usually yield high prices in the vintage watch market as well. The Autavia chronograph from Heuer, for example, was beloved by race car drivers in the early 1970s. Today, however, the manufacturer is called TAG Heuer and the Autavia is no longer in production. Pre-owned, it typically costs more than a significant number of new watches from this Swiss brand. A well-maintained Autavia can cost upwards of 3,000 euros. However, whether someone would choose to part from such an old treasure is a different question altogether.