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Vintage watch buyer

Many years ago I started collecting Swiss watches I always aspired to own a Yellow Dial Breitling Emergency Ref: E76321 which was truly an iconic watch by Breitling and still is. They were mainly aimed at the air force in the event of an emergency the pilot can activate a distress signal from the watch which would transmit on all emergency frequencies land, air, and sea to assist you in life threatening event.  But recently only found out they have 100 radius.

The Emergency was a great talking piece about pulling the antenna out in emergency in turn the air force come to the rescue, and possibly getting fined up to £10,000 if a false alarm.  But sadly at the time I settled for the Breitling Aerospace the more toned down dress version of the emergency, was very similar smaller 36mm in size not the same presence mind you same Super quartz movement but without the capabilities of the rescue function. The aerospace was a lot cheaper and much easier to purchase pre-owned.
A few years later I was in a fortunate position to purchase the iconic non date Rolex Submariner 14060 – quality, precision, perfection, with Rolex’s highly regarded reputation for innovation, there was no deliberating in owning such a divers iconic watch plus its a Rolex!! Had to have it never took the watch off to be fair, So I purchased the Submariner and can honestly say I was captivated with Rolex from then on it become an addiction an expensive one. I soon after realized my love watches of all kinds, 18k gold, stainless steel, dlc coated, chronographs, perpetual calendar, bi metals and ceramics. So eventually got a small collection which slowly grew and grew and a long the way sold some with regrets.
I have been lucky to be able to buy some of these pieces and thoroughly enjoyed wearing all the variants from classic to modern, to rare, to vintage to daily wearer.  Vintage watches only grew on me the last 5 years as getting older started to understand how beautiful Vintage watches are with the aged patina and old style look. Over the years I have gained a lot of knowledge about wrist watches, brands, movements and materials, in particular Rolex which is my true love and class as my most esteemed number one watch brand.  Rolex are tried and tested watches going from strength to strength.  I have purchased a fair few over the years some kept and worn on daily basis up to the present day. It’s such a pleasure to own an exquisite timepiece from the world’s finest watchmakers from Switzerland, which started fine watch making as far back as 16th century. So many years later The Watch-Collector Leeds website was founded as I wish to continue with my passion

The Watch-Collector Leeds is not an authorized dealer of Rolex or in any way affiliated with Rolex, Panerai, Breitling, Omega, Tag Heuer, Patek Philippe, Cartier, AP, or any of the other prestige watch brands listed on our site. We are just collectors of timepieces.

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