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Patek Philippe Ladies Old Vintage Watches

Although ladies old vintage watches may seem not as popular as old watches for men, they are actually an essential part of many luxury watch collections. After all, women were the first to wear timepieces on their wrists. Let’s just remember the Queen of Naples who presumably commissioned the bracelet watch from Breguet in 1810, long before wristwatches became acceptable for men. Unfortunately, the only proof for this is the original Abraham-Louis Breguet’s book with special orders placed by his customers. However, in 1868, another ladies watch designed to be worn on the wrist was created by Patek Philippe. This amazing key-wound yellow gold watch adorned with diamonds was bought by the avant-garde Hungarian Comtesse Koscowicz in 1873, which marked the start of a new era in Haute Horlogerie. For today, this iconic timepiece is stored in the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva.

First Patek Philippe wristwatch

             First Patek Philippe wristwatch, 1868

Stylish watches for women with leather straps began to gain popularity in the 1880s, mainly due to English ladies who wore such models on fox hunting days. Several years later, there was already a whole range of feminine wristwatches with silver, gold, and platinum bracelets produced not only by Patek Philippe but also by many other famous watchmaking and jewelry manufacturers, including Rolex, Omega, Tiffany & Co., and Cartier. With small diamond-set cases, clear dials, and elegant bands, they looked more like beautiful bracelets than high-quality timepieces. However, their movements were no less sophisticated than those used for the production of good watches for men. Such glamorous models decorated with gemstones reached the peak of popularity in the inter-war years when art deco was all the rage. No wonder that for today, Patek Philippe ladies old vintage watches are highly sought-after by luxury watch collectors from all over the world.

Here are the most iconic periods for Patek Philippe ladies old vintage watches:

  • 1911 – From great women’s watches with leather straps to art deco jewelry pieces, Patek Phillip started a new era in the luxury watch design.

Patek Philippe ladies old vintage watches

  • 1916 – Patek Philippe created the first ladies minute repeater wristwatch that was sold to D.O.Wickham in New York.

Patek Philippe ladies first five-minute repeater wristwatch

  • 1920s-1930s – Patek Philippe watches for women were presented by smaller eye-catching models with, however, more precise movements that turned them into truly functional timepieces.

Patek Philippe ladies old vintage watches

  • 1940s-1960s – Most Patek Philippe ladies luxury watches looked like real jewelry pieces due to the very decorative and stylized design of their cases and bracelets. Despite this, they were still great women’s watches with accurate mechanical movements.

Patek Philippe ladies old vintage watches

As you can see, Patek Philippe ladies old vintage watches are, in fact, unique Haute Horlogerie masterpieces combining exclusive design with precision engineering, which definitely makes them worthy of any luxury watch collection. In this way, if you have one for sale, feel free to contact King Watch Buyers, as we are always ready to buy rare old vintage watches from such prominent brands as Patek Philippe. The best price is guaranteed!

Where can you sell old watches for cash?

Want to sell old watches for cash? You are exactly where you have to be as at King Watch Buyers, we buy used watches on a regular basis! Being engaged in this business for 10+ years, we do know the market and, therefore, can offer you the highest value possible for your luxury watch. Whether it is a Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Rolex, Cartier, or any other brand we buy, you are guaranteed to get top dollar for it! In this way, when it comes to selling old watches, King Watch Buyers is the best place to come!

Here you can easily sell:

- High-end watches created in special and limited editions from private collections, including marine and navigational pieces;
- Relic chronograph watches, pocket pendants, and other old vintage watches;
- Antique timepieces;
- New models of watches, including moon phases watches, dual time zone watches, and skeleton face watches;
- Valuable and collectible pieces created by the best watchmaking manufacturers;
- Pure gold watches and other authentic luxury watches for men and women. 

Why sell old watches with King Watch Buyers?

1. We are experts in what we do. We work with the best watchmakers and appraisers able to professionally examine the ins and outs of any luxury watch in order to assess its authenticity and actual value.

2. We offer 100% transparent conditions for cooperation. We value each and every our customer, and therefore all our deals are absolutely transparent and confidential while all our transactions are secure and safe. 

3. We always pay top dollar. King Watch Buyers is a trustworthy company specializing in buying old watches. Thanks to our extensive experience and a rich network of partners and dealers, we are able to offer our customers the highest value possible.

4. We are honest with our customers. The value of the luxury watch provided by our experts is usually based on its condition, history, brand name, and market desirability as well. We are always honest in our appraisals and provide our customers with up-to-date information only.

5. We offer a convenient way to sell old watches. The procedure of selling old watches with King Watch Buyers is very easy and hassle-free. There are actually only 6 steps before you get cash for old watches:

- register with King Watch Buyers;
- fill in our free of charge and risk appraisal form;
- get an estimate on the attainable price range for your luxury watch;
- pack and ship your timepiece to our New York office (King Watch Buyers will pay for shipping!);
- get the final value of your luxury watch after it is examined by expert watchmakers and appraisers;
- once you accept the offer, the cash is on its way. 

Even if you decline our offer – no harm is done! You will receive your watch back in its pristine condition. As you can see, the process of selling old watches is now easy as never before! Just let us know about your intentions, as we are open to discussing the sale of any luxury watch!

Longines Heritage Old Style Watches: Latest Additions

Longines has released lots of excellent old style watches over the last several years, and for a reason. This Swatch-owned luxury watch brand boasts numerous successful designs from the company’s past, and they don’t hesitate to reissue them for their Heritage collection. This year, the Swiss manufacturer has continued this tradition by introducing two exceptional timepieces inspired by the classic models – the Longines Heritage 1969 and the Longines Heritage Military. What’s more, these new models of watches are available at very reasonable prices that don’t exceed $2,500.

Longines Heritage 1969

This beautiful piece of Longines old style watches draws its inspiration from the vintage design created in the late 1960s. Echoing the essence and the lines of the original model, it comes in a cushion-shaped stainless steel case measuring 36×36 mm that makes it just perfect for both, men and women. Besides, it is water-resistant up to 30 meters. This elegant luxury watch features a brushed sunray silvery dial with rose-colored index hour markers and hands. The date aperture is placed between the 4 and 5 o’clock positions just like in the historical model. Moreover, the dial is covered by the anti-reflective scratch-resistant sapphire crystal for more protection.

Longines Heritage 1969 original and new models

Longines Heritage 1969 original (left) and new (right) models

The Longines Heritage 1969 model is powered by the self-winding mechanical movement, caliber L888.2 based on the ETA A31.L01. Mounted on 21 jewels, it operates at the frequency of 25,200 vibrations per hour. Its power reserve is approximately 64 hours. This modern sample of old style watches is presented on the black alligator leather strap that is secured with a stainless steel buckle.

Longines Heritage 1969

                        Longines Heritage 1969

Longines Heritage Military

The design of the new Heritage Military luxury watch is inspired by the iconic model from 1918 that is now displayed at the Longines Museum in Saint-Imier. Being an embodiment of the company’s long-lasting watchmaking tradition, it perfectly combines imagination and elegance with the recognizable army aesthetics. This stylish piece of quality watches for men features a round-shaped polished stainless steel case measuring 44 mm in diameter that is topped by a brushed stainless steel bezel. Its black matte dial with white Super-LumiNova Arabic numerals and hands makes it easy to tell the time at a glance. Besides, it features a small seconds sub-dial and an aperture for the date, both located at the 6 o’clock position. The dial of this luxury watch is protected by the anti-reflective scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The water resistance of the case is up to the depth of 30 meters.

Longines Heritage Military original and new models

Longines Heritage Military original (left) and new (right) models

The Longines Heritage Military model is equipped with the caliber L615.3 based on the ETA 2895/2. This self-winding mechanical movement with 27 jewels beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour and provides 42 hours of power reserve. Such an excellent piece of old styles watches is presented on the black alligator leather strap that fastens with a stainless steel buckle.

Longines Heritage Military

                         Longines Heritage Military

Both Heritage new models of watches introduced by Longines this year once again confirm the fact that this company still has lots of amazing designs in its Museum collection. Luckily, they don’t forget to reissue these treasures to the delight of all the old vintage watches lovers!

Graham Chronofighter Vintage – New Series of Superb Old Style Watches

This year, Graham has presented a series of eye-catching old style watches – Chronofighter Vintage. Inspired by authentic old vintage watches created for the air forces in the 1940s, these timepieces have a very recognizable design that is distinguished by a left hand fast-action start/stop trigger intended to protect the winding crown and to facilitate the use of the chronograph functions. Moreover, the new luxury watch model is available in a variety of color options so that everyone can find something to his liking.

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Watches

Case

Each piece of Graham Chronofighter Vintage old style watches comes in a round-shaped stainless steel case measuring 44mm in diameter. It is completely polished except for the iconic start/stop trigger mechanism designed with a brushed finish. The water resistance of the case is up to the depth of 100 meters. In addition, it is equipped with a domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal and has a transparent sapphire crystal case back.

Graham Chronofighter Vintage 2CVAS.B01A

Graham Chronofighter Vintage 2CVAS.B01A

Dial & Strap

All models within the Chronofighter Vintage series of old style watches have a very laconic dial with vintage hands, a red-tipped central seconds counter, and an oversized Arabic numeral at the 12 o’clock position. Besides, each of them features snailed minutes and seconds counters, at 6 and 3 o’clock respectively. The day/date indicator appears at the 9 o’clock position. Moreover, Graham offers several dial/strap options to suit all tastes:

- a black grained dial with beige Super-LumiNova markers and hands complemented with a dark brown calfskin strap (ref. 2CVAS.B01A);

- a black grained dial with white Super-LumiNova markers and hands complemented with a black calfskin strap (ref. 2CVAS.B02A);

- a black grained dial with red accents and beige Super-LumiNova markers and hands complemented with a brown calfskin strap (ref. 2CVAS.B03A);

- a blue sunray dial with white Super-LumiNova markers and hands complemented with a blue calfskin strap (ref. 2CVAS.U01A). 

It is also worth noting that each piece of these luxury chronograph watches for men boasts a hand-sewn leather strap that fastens on a stainless steel pin buckle.

Graham Chronofighter Vintage 2CVAS.B02A

            Graham Chronofighter Vintage 2CVAS.B02A

Movement

The new models of Graham watches are powered by a self-winding chronograph movement based on the Valjoux / ETA 7750 – Caliber G1747. It is built on 25 jewels and operates at the frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. Furthermore, it is equipped with the Incabloc shock absorber and has 48 hours of power reserve. The rotor and bridges are decorated with Geneva waves.

Graham Chronofighter Vintage 2CVAS.B03A and 2CVAS.U01A

                   Graham Chronofighter Vintage 2CVAS.B03A & 2CVAS.U01A

Graham Chronofighter Vintage old style watches are not the first vintage-inspired models released by this luxury watch brand over the last years. Let’s just remember beautiful Silverstone Vintage 30 chronograph watches for men that pay tribute to the origin of racing and company’s passion for tracks. This simply means that Graham is truly a perfect choice for all those searching for affordable retro-looking high-end watches with precise automatic movements.

Vintage Classic: Legendary Old Watches with a Modern Edge

Legendary luxury watch models, like luxury wine, become only better over time. The fact is that old vintage watches created by the leading watchmaking manufacturers will always be relevant due to their high quality, value, and beauty that have withstood the test of time. This applies not only to old watches produced many years ago but also to modern old style watches based on vintage models that are reissued with the use of modern technological advances from time to time. Thus, the vintage classic has become one of the hottest trends of today. To prove that, let’s look at several outstanding old styles watches that can be attributed to this unique style!

1. Omega De Ville Hour Vision Annual Calendar

Such an elegant representative of Omega annual calendar watches is an embodiment of the highest level of workmanship that is clearly seen in its every detail, from the impressive mechanism to the sophisticated dial. Completely crafted in 18k red gold, this timeless model of luxury watches for men is powered by the in-house Co-Axial caliber 8611 with a Si14 silicon balance spring.

Omega De Ville Hour Vision Annual Calendar

2. Breitling Chrono-Matic 49

Breitling Chrono-Matic 49 is inspired by the eponymous model produced by this luxury watch brand in 1969. It has the same Mesh bracelet, design of the dial, and proportions, but a much larger case that now measures 49mm in diameter. Besides, this new variation of vintage chronograph wrist watches is equipped with a modern automatic caliber, Breitling 14.

Breitling Chrono-Matic 49

3. Chopard L.U.C XP

This perfect ultra-thin model of Chopard high-end luxury watches is available in 18k rose and white gold with a white or black dial respectively. Being an ultimate expression of classicism, the L.U.C XP is extremely elegant and discreet. Its exquisite case measuring just 6.98mm houses an accurate automatic movement that beats at the frequency of 28,800 vph so that reliability and precision are guaranteed.

Chopard L.U.C XP

4. Piaget Altiplano

This classic 18k white gold watch with its timeless, simple lines inspired by the Piaget’s historical aesthetic codes is one of those old style models that will never go out of fashion. Moreover, featuring a thin 40mm case that measures less than 7mm in diameter and a reliable hand-wound movement with 61 hours of power reserve, the classic Altiplano is a must-have for any luxury watch lover.

Piaget Altiplano

5. Zenith Class New Vintage 1955

Based on the Zenith original model introduced in 1955, the Class New Vintage 1955 is its modern interpretation with an extremely elegant design and a remarkably clean deal. Enclosed in a 40mm 18k rose gold case, this piece of great men’s watches additionally features an ultra-thin automatic movement with 50 hours of power reserve.

Zenith Class New Vintage 1955

Each of these beautiful old style watches can become an excellent addition to the luxury watch collection. This simply means that if you want to sell any of them, you can do this with ease, as King Watch Buyers buy used watches created by the leading luxury watch brands and pay top dollar for them. Just fill in our appraisal form and get the offer!

Great Old Vintage Watches Created for the Armed Forces

With both inherent utility and history, old vintage watches created for the armed forces represent some of the very best collectibles to be found. So let’s look at three great military models from the well-known luxury watch brands that are worthy of close attention!

Eterna for the Czech Armed Forces

In the 1930s and 1940s, Eterna produced high-end military watches for the Czechoslovakian Air Force. One of these great old vintage watches is a stainless steel model you can see in the photo below. Enclosed in a 38mm case, it has an excellent black dial with luminous hour and minute hands, luminous Arabic numerals, and a central seconds hand. This simple yet lovely sample of Eterna old watches with great patina is powered by a signed hand-winding movement with 15 jewels. It has truly a cool look with a matching vintage leather strap.

Eterna for the Czech Armed Forces

Longines for the Czech Armed Forces

In 2014, Longines introduced its Heritage 1935 old style watches inspired by the 1930s pilot’s models created for the Czechoslovakian Air Force. Although the novelty represents a great tribute piece, it is still not as notable as original old vintage watches. Just look at this large and beautiful stainless steel military Swiss watch known as “Tartarugone” that was created circa 1938! This amazing model comes in an interesting cushion-shaped case measuring 52mm x 40mm that is topped by a coin edged rotating bezel with the internal radium triangle marking elapsed time. Moreover, this example of high-quality watches for men with fixed lug bars and a stylish oversized crown features a rare enamel dial with luminous cathedral hands, Arabic numerals, and a small seconds sub-dial. It is equipped with a hand-winding movement with six plates finished in a frosted gold plating. The model looks its best with an aviator style leather strap.

Longines for the Czech Armed Forces

Jaeger-LeCoultre for the Royal Australian Air Force

Jaeger-LeCoultre Mark XI luxury watches for men with chronometer-grade movements are probably one the best military timepieces ever made. This is especially true for the stainless steel models created for the Royal Australian Air Force in the 1950s. Equipped with spring bars instead of the more commonly used at that time fixed bars, these old vintage watches can be easily fitted with any bracelet or strap you want. One of such Jaeger-LeCoultre Mark XI high-end watches is a 35mm antimagnetic model produced in 1953 in a limited edition of only 600 copies. It features a matt black dial with white painted Arabic numerals, a square hour hand, and a sweep seconds hand. The model is powered by a high-grade caliber with 16 jewels.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Mark XI for the Royal Australian Air Force

All of these old vintage watches have become an inspiration for many modern timepieces created by the best luxury watch brands. For this reason, any of them is your chance to get top dollar, as we will be happy to purchase these pieces of watchmaking history. So if you have one and want to sell it for cash, come to King Watch Buyers for a fair deal! Just fill in our appraisal form for a free evaluation!

Old Vintage Watches You Can Sell for Cash Right Now

For today, lots of people throughout the world invest in old vintage watches. The fact is that a high-quality luxury watch created years ago is not just an important piece of fine watchmaking heritage but also a unique mechanism with a very exclusive vintage design. For this reason, old watches have a particular appeal drawing in many connoisseurs of Haute Horlogerie. No matter what trend it may be, such timepieces are always in demand! This means that if you have one of them, you can easily get top dollar for it, and King Watch Buyers will help you with that. We buy used watches and old vintage watches produced by reliable manufacturers and pay cash for them. Just fill in our free appraisal form to get the offer! So now let’s look at some luxury watch models you can sell right now!

Vacheron Constantin Chronometre Royal Vintage Watch

Vacheron Constantin Chronometre Royal

This exquisite vintage luxury watch was created by Vacheron Constantin in the 1950s. It is enclosed in a wonderful 18 karat solid gold case with a silver dial and houses an accurate hand-winding movement. The model is highly prized collectible when it comes with gold hour markers and original black crocodile leather strap.

Heuer Bundeswehr Vintage Flyback Chronograph

Heuer Bundeswehr Flyback Chronograph

This Heuer piece of outstanding old vintage watches created in the 1960s has become one of the most iconic military timepieces on the today’s market. Initially produced for pilots, these chronographs have specific issue numbers that can be seen on the case back. Although there are several variations of this luxury watch model, each has a 40mm plus diameter and comes with a black dial topped by a rotating bezel.

Rolex Explorer I Vintage Watch

Rolex Explorer I

Rolex Explorer old watches are very simple yet reliable and timeless models. First introduced in 1953, they were among the first timepieces designed specifically for professional users. Since then, these old vintage watches with beautiful dials, luminous hour markers, and elegant ivory patina have had an iconic luxury watch status, not to mention that each of them pays tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary, the first climber to reach the top of Mount Everest.

Breitling Top Time Vintage

Breitling Top Time

Breitling Top Time is another sample of old watches from the 1960s that you can sell for cash. Produced in a variety of classic cases, this bold and elegant model is distinguished by its accurate hand-winding movement and stunning dials. By the way, this timepiece is also famous thanks to Mr. Sean Connery, who wore the Breitling Top Time luxury watch in “Thunderball,” the fourth spy film in the James Bond series.

Omega Chronostop Vintage

Omega Chronostop 

This piece of old vintage watches with its unique 60-second timer and a wealth of dials, straps, and cases can become an excellent addition to any sports luxury watch collection. Created in the 1960s, this sturdy, shockproof, antimagnetic, and waterproof model is incredibly accurate due to its hand-winding movement and unbeatable technical performance. So if you have one, come to King Watch Buyers to get top dollar for it!

Interested in Selling Old Watches?

You are in the right place! King Watch Buyers is constantly looking to buy old watches, both from within the antiques and jewelry trades and from the general public. Although we are based in New York City, we are ready to purchase exceptional old vintage watches from sellers here and those overseas. We always want to establish new relationships with vendors, especially those who can supply us with rare examples from the leading luxury watch brands on a regular basis. In this way, if you have an antique or vintage timepiece in its perfect original condition and want to sell it for cash, just let us know about that! At King Watch Buyers, we can offer you top dollar no matter whether you have a whole collection of old vintage watches or a single timepiece. Our professional watchmakers and appraisers evaluate each piece individually to give you a firm and fair offer. Once our offer is approved, you will get money for your old watches either by bank wire, check, or PayPal. It usually takes no more than 5 business days.

Bearing in account the fact that even the most outstanding old vintage watches may have slight changes in their specification that can eventually affect the value, we are always here to talk with any potential seller about the luxury watch he or she wants to sell. Being highly experienced specialists in the old watches field, we take seriously each particular timepiece in order to avoid any misunderstandings regarding its authenticity, condition, and price. So if you have questions about any of your old vintage watches, fill in our free of risk and charge appraisal form to get the preliminary assessment. However, be ready to ship your luxury watch to King Watch Buyers, as, in most cases, our final offer requires a close inspection of the timepiece and its movement. Do not worry, we will pay for round-trip shipping between our New York office and anywhere in the world, and, what’s more, you will be insured for the full retail price of your watch. Please find more information here.

Although authentic old vintage watches are in priority, we are also interested in original luxury watch boxes and papers, as well as in original buckles and other parts produced by the leading watchmaking manufacturers. Moreover, we are always looking for information about rare and unique timepieces with history. Thus, when possible, know where the watch you want to sell came from. This may be the key to your fortune as sometimes the timepiece’s history can significantly increase its value. Anyway, King Watch Buyers is always ready to consider any luxury watch you have! After all, even if we are unable to buy your watch for any reason, or you reject our offer, you will still get a fair watch appraisal for free!

Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2016 High-End Watches

The famous Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique collection of high-end watches dedicated to the most prestigious classic racing event has been recently supplemented with two new models of luxury chronographs. Crafted in limited editions, these sophisticated sports timepieces pay homage to the 10th edition of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique that took place on 13-15 May 2016. The new release watches inspired by historical cars are represented by powerful driver’s instruments distinguished by bright blue or orange accents and extremely accurate COSC certified movements. Produced in editions of 100 in 18 karat rose gold and 500 in stainless steel and shot blasted titanium, these cool chronograph watches are the epitome of vintage design, precision, and mechanical refinement. Thus, Chopard has once again skillfully combined the high horological standards with its long lasting passion for classic racing.

Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2016

Being an indispensable instrument for racing drivers, each exclusive model of brand new designer chronograph watches is encapsulating the daring spirit of the famous Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, the much sought-after and intense race that Chopard has been serving as a sponsor and official timekeeper since 2002. These perfectly readable, rugged, and accurate luxury watches for men inspired by the eye-catching design codes of classic cars represent the perfect mix of high-precision mechanics and virile aesthetic. Each piece of new models of watches features a 44.5mm case with engine piston shaped pushers and a gray bezel with a tachymeter scale intended to calculate average speeds during the race. The Automobile Club de Monaco logo appears on the solid engraved case back secured by eight screws reminiscent of automobile bolts. In addition, each new luxury watch is equipped with an automatic chronograph movement that ensures 46 hours of power reserve. Besides, it is water-resistant up to the depth of 100 meters.

Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2016

Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique brand new watches are designed with a legible silver-toned snailed dial that bears matching silver-toned and gray chrono counters and characteristic arrow shaped applied hour markers. The 18k rose gold watch features a blue sweep-seconds hand while the stainless steel/titanium version has a bright orange one. Both models come with high-quality interchangeable straps that add another sporty touch to the stunning appearance of Chopard new design watches: the gray NATO strap with stylish blue or orange racing stripes and the Barenia calfskin strap with blue or orange stitching respectively.

Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2016

These new release watches, as well as all previous high-end watches from the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique collection by Chopard, combine elegance, impeccable ergonomics, and mechanical excellence. In this way, if one day you want to sell old watches for cash, do not hesitate to contact King Watch Buyers! We are exactly the place where you can get top dollar for any of these amazing luxury chronograph watches! Just fill in our free of charge and risk appraisal form, and we will reply to you as soon as possible!

Legendary Timepieces with Great History: Old Vintage Watches from the 1970s

Luxury watch styling in the 1970s was rather distinctive. Sports high-end watches with oversized chunky cases, bright colored dials with lots of printed details, square and oval forms – all of these old vintage watches are still very exciting for those who remember them first time round or simply love the eye-catching and garish design of these timeless models. The fact is that such timepieces look as innovative today as they did in the 1970s. Moreover, they have become very trendy in the last several years, so much so that many luxury watch brands include these models in their current collections. So let’s look at some of the most significant creations from the 1970s that are still highly popular today!

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak (1972)

In 1972, most of the popular high-end watches were made of gold and created with rather small cases. However, Audemars Piguet broke the rules by introducing the Royal Oak model designed by Gerald Genta – the very first sports luxury watch crafted from stainless steel. Since then, its avant-garde look with integrated bracelet, “Tapisserie” dial, and octagonal bezel has become the Audemars Piguet’s trademark. This Swiss watch model is truly unique because it is still produced with the almost unchanged design. Its size, dial, hands, bracelet, ultra-thin self-winding movement, not to mention that a vast majority of Royal Oak models are stainless steel – everything is the same as it was in 1972. Thus, this horological legend successfully upholds the excellence and innovation embodied by Audemars Piguet more than 40 years ago.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak (1972)

Patek Philippe Nautilus (1976)

Patek Philippe first introduced its amazing Nautilus collection of high-end luxury watches with inimitable personality and strong appearance in 1976. This unique stainless steel model also designed by famous Gerald Genta was distinguished by a bezel resembling a porthole that could be found on almost all maritime vessels. Since then, the Nautilus has established itself as an elegant, classic, and at the same time sports luxury watch that is still highly popular among connoisseurs of Haute Horlogerie. For today, there is a great variety of Patek Philippe Nautilus high-end watches made of different materials and equipped with different complications. However, this eye-catching Swiss watch model still preserves the original spirit and style from the 1970s.

Patek Philippe Nautilus reference 3700/1, 1976

IWC Ingenieur SL (1976)

IWC introduced the first Ingenieur model in 1955. However, in 1976, it was completely reinvented. The Ingenieur SL became another one of the original designs by Gerald Genta. The renewed luxury watch featured five visible screws on the bezel like those that could be seen on the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. Since then, this distinctive element has remained an integral part of the masculine Ingenieur design. Sporty and rugged with an undeniably technical appeal, these high-end watches are real icons of fine watchmaking so that it’s not surprising that all of the available IWC Ingenieur models are so popular and today.

IWC Ingenieur SL, Ref. 1832 (1976)

In this way, if you have one of the original old vintage watches from the 1970s, you can easily sell it to King Watch Buyers.  Everything you should do is fill in our free appraisal form. We buy authentic old watches, as well as new branded watches, and pay top dollar for them. Do not hesitate to contact us for additional information!