If you have an old watch which you haven’t looked at since it stopped running years ago, before you forget about it or throw it away, take a good look at it and give this article a read- You may be pleasantly surprised.
Vintage watches have started to see a resurgence in the past years, with some preferring to wear a watch that shows some age and has some history too!
Vintage watches from brands like Rolex and Omega have become a great option for watch enthusiasts as they sport quality movements and often cost a fraction of what a brand new one is worth, although some can be worth tens of thousands of rands.
If your watch is not a Rolex or an Omega, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have value though- Many watch manufacturers made great quality timepieces which can be worth a fair amount of money in todays market. Brands like:
A. Lange & Söhne, Alpina, Aquastar, Audemars Piguet, Aristo, Baylor, Baume & Mercier, Blancpain, Bovet, Breguet, Breitling, Bulova, BWC, Bucherer, Cartier, Certina, Chronographe Suisse Cie, Citizen, Cyma, CWC, Doxa, Dugena, Ebel, Eberhard, Enicar, Ernest Borel, Eterna, Excelsior Park, Favre-Leuba, Fortis, Gallet, Girard Perregaux, Glashütte, Glycine, Geneva Sport, Hamilton, Hermès, Heuer, Invicta, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Jenny, Kelek, Lemania, Leonidas, Le Jour, Lip, Longines, Mathey-Tissot, Memosail, Mido, Movado, Nivada Grenchen, OW, Orfina, Piaget, Pierce, Precimax, Porsche Design, Rado, Raleigh, Reverso, Roamer, Roger Dubuis, Rolex, Royce, Seiko, Sinn, Speake-Marin, Squale, Steinhart, Smiths, TAG Heuer, Tavannes, Technos, Tiffany, Tissot, Titus, Triton, Troy Watch, Tornek-Rayville, Transglobe, Tudor, Tutima, Universal Genève, Vacheron Constantin, Valjoux, Vulcain,Wakmann, Wittnauer, Yema, Zenith, Zodiac and many other brands have some collectable and sought after models too.
This Enicar, although not in great condition, is an unusual and well made watch that we have previously purchased.
Seiko watches have a cult following and a few models are quite collectable.
Vintage Omega watches are reliable watches that enthusiasts can wear daily. Dials do not need to look brand new for watches to be collactable.
There is no specific age, design or functions that make vintage watches valuable.
Your old watch could be very different from the watches in the photos, but that doesn’t mean it is not worth anything.
If your watch is not running or some parts are missing, that isn’t an issue either.
We have an experienced watchmaker and a wide range of parts which means that most watches can be running well within a few days.
If you would like to know a bit more about your watch, or if you would be interested in selling it, you can visit our Sell Your Watch page below.
We offer fair values and friendly service.