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Bulgari Octo Finissimo Microtor Ultrapiatto 40mm
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Rolex Submariner 5508 James Bond original
$29,999
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Rolex 16610LV Submariner Anniversary Green  Lime Full Set Papers
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Rolex 16610LV Submariner Anniversary Green Lime Full Set Papers
$12,800
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Rolex Day-Date II
$28,500
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Omega Speedmaster Racing
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26
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$18,995
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Rolex Men's Datejust YG/SS Champagne Index Fluted Box & Papers
$4,750
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Patek Philippe World Time
$83,000
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Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M Special Edition 007
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Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M Special Edition 007
$4,750
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Scorpio Luxury Corp
13
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Rolex 5512 Submariner 4-Line tropical gilt
$29,999
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Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days
$6,651
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42
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Breguet Classique Moon Phase Power Reserve
$18,500
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Daniele Trissi
15
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Rolex Yacht-Master II Stainless Steel
$14,950
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$5,562
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26
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$8,495
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71
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Breguet 3315 Marine
$16,000
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Nitza Lerner Co.
 
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Patek Philippe Nautilus 18K Rose Gold/Brown Dial
$58,750
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Tudor Mini-Sub Prince Oysterdate
$2,590
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Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph
$52,500
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Tudor Heritage Black Bay 41 mm
$4,185
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
$20,000
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Omega SEAMASTER PLANET OCEAN 600M CO-AXIAL MASTER CHRONOMETER
$7,665
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Rolex Datejust 36mm two tone blue diamond dial
$4,399
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40
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Dual Time
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Dual Time
$20,289
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Carl F. Bucherer Patravi Travelgraph 18k Yellow Gold GMT
$6,500
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Daniele Trissi
15
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Vacheron Constantin Vintage Model Roman Dial Rare
$3,351
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$37,500
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Omega SEAMASTER 300 The 1957 Trilogy MASTER CHRONOMETER 39 MM
$7,500
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Omega SPEEDMASTER SPEEDMASTER '57 OMEGA CO-AXIAL CHRONOGRAPH
$6,300
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26
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$5,495
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71
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Rolex Lady-Datejust Blue Mother of Pearl Diamonds Oyster bracelet
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Rolex Lady-Datejust Blue Mother of Pearl Diamonds Oyster bracelet
$3,577
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40
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding 39mm
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding 39mm
$69,330
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Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTec Black dial
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Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTec Black dial
$5,200
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Daniele Trissi
15
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Breitling Chronomat Evolution Diamond Bezel MINT CONDITION
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Breitling Chronomat Evolution Diamond Bezel MINT CONDITION
$5,395
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Swiss Moves
42
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A. Lange & Söhne Langematik
$15,400
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 69178G 18k YG Diamond Dial
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 69178G 18k YG Diamond Dial
$6,999
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Rolex SS Date Blue Stick w/ Oyster Bracelet 1500 non-quickset
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Rolex SS Date Blue Stick w/ Oyster Bracelet 1500 non-quickset
$3,195
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135
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Panerai LUMINOR 1950 PCYC 3 DAYS CHRONO FLYBACK AUTOMATIC ACCIAIO
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Geographic
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Geographic
$7,495
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71
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
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Daniel Roth Athys
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Ball Engineer Master II Diver TMT
$2,200
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A. Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1
$23,999
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Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec
$18,000
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Mechanical Watches: Technical Masterpieces

The mechanical watch is one of humanity's most important cultural innovations. For centuries, watches have been keeping track of time. Today, there is a myriad of environmentally-friendly mechanical watches running precisely without a battery.

Highlights

  • Watchmaking art - a fine piece of craftsmanship on your wrist
  • Incredible variety: a watch for every budget and taste
  • No batteries required: manual and automatic calibers
  • Famous diving watches such as the Rolex Submariner
  • Inexpensive automatic watch: Tissot PRS 516

Mechanical Watches: A Cultural Revival

Watch lovers and collectors have been enthusiastically celebrating mechanical watches for decades. Wristwatches from Rolex or Patek Philippe are considered some of the most coveted luxury watches there are, and for good reason. Both manufacturers produce mechanical timepieces that are valuable and maintain their worth. Some vintage models and limited editions even increase in value over the years.
However, there was a time when mechanical watches had a difficult time surviving. With the rise of inexpensive quartz watches in the 1970s, many watch manufacturers found themselves in extreme hardship. Some brands were forced to quit and have since disappeared; today, they are only known by watch experts. Before the quartz boom, mechanical wristwatches and pocket watches were everyday items. If you wanted to know the current time, you needed a watch, and at that time, most had a mechanical movement. However, since quartz watches were less expensive than their mechanical siblings in the mid-1970s, quartz timepieces almost completely wiped mechanical ones off the map.
Mechanical watches experienced a comeback in the beginning of the 1980s, however. Watch lovers and collectors rediscovered the charm of a ticking mechanical movement, and felt able to accept deviations of seconds or minutes. However, it was really about the technology and precision engineering inside the watch. Since most manufacturers switched to making quartz watches, fans of mechanical watches had to find these timepieces at flea markets, auctions, and in leftover stock. In those days, it was easy to get a good bargain. That changed a few years later when the demand for old mechanical watches exceeded the supply. Traditional watch manufacturers noticed this change and began to offer mechanical watches in their collections once again. New brands and manufacturers also began to spring up in abundance, such as the German brand Nomos. Roland Schwertner founded this business in 1990, shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Classic watchmaking has been experiencing a renaissance and a completely unexpected boom in sales. Wristwatches have transformed from a basic commodity to a status symbol for both men and women.

Buying Advice

Introductory Mechanical Watches

There is an abundance of mechanical watches, from inexpensive pre-owned or new models to mid-priced new watches to exclusive pieces which can cost upwards of a million euros. You can find pre-owned vintage watches from brands such as Seiko for less than 100 euros . These watches are often in good condition and are an inexpensive introduction to the world of mechanical watches. You can also find new watches from Japanese manufacturers such as Citizen, Orient, and Seiko in the 100 - 200 euros price range. There are many manufacturers, such as Junkers or Zeppelin, that use Japanese movements from Miyota in their introductory models. Miyota is Citizen's caliber department.
Swiss mechanical watches are also available at inexpensive prices. A used, vintage Tissot watch costs between 100 and 400 euros. A new Tissot PRS 516 , one of their most famous and popular models, costs around 500 euros. A highlight in this collection is the Powermatic 80 variant, with an impressive 80-hour power reserve. It's available for around 700 euros; usually, watches with long power reserves cost a few thousand euros. With an added stopwatch function, a used PRS-516 costs around 1,000 euros. New watches from this series cost around 1,600 euros. Mechanical watches from Certina, Hamilton, or Longines are in a similar price range to Tissot's.

Luxury Mechanical Watches from Omega and Rolex

The Swiss watch manufacturer Omega has an excellent reputation in the watch industry. Their timepieces are defined by their innovative technology, appealing designs, and an excellent price-performance ratio. One of Omega's most popular models is the Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch. This chronograph was the first to reach the Moon. Pre-owned models in very good condition are available for around 2,500 euros. New, the Speedmaster Professional costs at least 3,000 euros. Special editions like the Silver Snoopy Award Limited Edition have doubled in value: originally, the watch cost 5,900 euros, while it now costs 12,000 euros new.
Rolex is probably the most famous watch brand worldwide. There's no other brand that stands for luxury and prestige like Rolex does. The Submariner and the Daytona are two of the most sought-after Rolex models. The bicolor Daytona is available pre-owned starting for around 8,500 euros. Pre-owned Daytonas made of stainless steel, however, cost at least 10,000 euros. New, the bicolor model costs 10,000 euros; a new stainless steel model costs around 14,000 euros. Stainless steel Rolex watches are especially in demand and thus maintain a more stable value. The Paul Newman Daytona is also quite popular. This model can be identified by its contrasting dial edges and subdials. The numbers on the dial are