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Vintage Rolex Gmtmaster 16753 Bi Metal

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Vintage Rolex Gmtmaster 16753 Bi metal 18k gold and steel on a jubilee bracelet, a great watch by Rolex the Gmtmaster loved by pilots for years great versatile watch that we all know and love.  The Gmtmaster bi metal is a variant of the steel version which came into production much after the 1st Gmtmaster in the 50,s with a gilt dial with radium then in the 60,s they switched to matt dial with tritium hour plots then on to gloss dials with tritium white gold hour markers. They finished with the glossy dials with luminova hour plots with white gold surrounds started around 1999 and used to this current day.  Rolex always did the option of a jubilee bracelet or oyster bracelet which looks more sporty.

The vintage Gmtmaster have been become very collectable over the years the older the better matt and gilt dial win win to be honest, I do not think Rolex back then realized how nice and sort after the vintage Rolex would be in the future the world has gone vintage Rolex Mad.  Love all vintage watches.

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The Road Through Britain Watchmakers

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The road through Britain a series from Hodinkee meeting Watchmakers  starting with Roger W Smith, a video with some of the beautiful british coast lines as well as british Horology some great insight in England finest watchmakers.

 

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Tudor Inside The Archives Talking Watches

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Tudor Inside The Archives Talking Watches with Hodinkee a nice video, Vintage Tudor has become like vintage Rolex very very desirable in every way. In the past Tudor was the cheaper Rolex, Branded Tudor with Rolex movement, crown, case back, etc… They even did the Submariner range that was identical but says “Tudor” on the dial.  Some of the best Tudor’s watches in my opinion highly sort after and collectable the Monte Carlo range very like the Daytona in every way. Every collector should have a Tudor Monte Carlo hopefully one day I will own one. Enjoy the video!

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Panerai Fest a Small collection !!

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Panerai Fest!

A small collection of Panerai watches I have always liked Panerai’s they are a great versatile piece, which are a nice chunky watch do not tend be small by any means.  The striking feature of the Panerai luminor range is the Luminosity on the dial of the hour markers and numbers.  The group picture of them all together!

Top left Panerai 00212, Panerai 00090, far right Panerai 00114 bottom Panerai 00171

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The first one in the collection is Panerai Luminor 00212 1950 Flyback Chronograph is great watch 44mm case but wears a lot bigger, it has the 1950 style Panerai case with the in-famous crown guard that is Panerai’s trademark and very distinctive.
The glass is domed and is just looks stunning and has a tachymeter on outer inner dial for measuring time to speed on the chronograph when doing lap times.
The flyback function allows you to start the chronograph stopwatch going and with the lower button which normal resets the chronograph back to 12 it allows split second multiple timing. This model is water resistant to 100m all the other ones in the pictures are 300m as most Panerai’s are.

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The see through case back with Panerai’s beautiful in house Automatic Cal OP XIX an absolutely stunning piece overall with Panerai’s easy strap changing system on deployment. Some more pictures of the beast!

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Next up is the Panerai Luminor 00090 this one is in a 40mm case in stainless steel and housed in the standard Luminor case.  This has the date function at 3 o’clock with magnifier to blow up the date this  is Panerai’s version of the Rolex Cyclops feature, Automatic movement with seconds hand at 9 o’clock.
The strap is stainless steel polished centre links with brushed sides on a steel deployment,  This style strap is like marmite you love or hate them I am rather fond of the bracelet to be honest. A great unisex watch as my partner actual wears the 00090!
The Pictures.

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Next the Panerai Luminor 00114 White dial base model 44m manual wind movement is the a simple clean look standard panerai case and crown guard with stunning movement you can see through caseback on a leather strap. NO fuss or complicated mechanisms just wind and go.

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Lastly one of my favorites Panerai Luminor 00171 Automatic Steel and Titanium Power reserve 44mm on deployment bracelet very similar to the 00090 but with titanium mixed with stainless steel and a power reserve indicator on the dial.  The date function is also an addition to this model but due the materials it is very light on the wrist with great super wrist presence.

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Panerai’s have been around a long time and years ago had links with Rolex another watch everyone should have in there collection for variety and versatility.

Omega Constellation

Omega Constellation 1502.30.00 Stainless Steel Watch

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Here is a nice dress piece by Omega classic in design made in stainless steel with sapphire crystal glass.  The Omega Constellation Ref 1502.30.00 is a 38mm case with the crown and uses the cal 1120 movement self winding with a 44 hour power reserve.  They have a nice mix of polished and satin finish steel bracelet with a concealed Omega clasp, date window at 3 o’clock and bezel with roman numerals.  It was a watch for my misses as a lot of women these days are wearing bigger watches but she never bonded with this one, so it has been replaced with something a bit more exciting. But a great dress watch with good buy factor on secondhand market also very inexpensive for a prestige timepiece.

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Rolex 116710BLNR

Rolex Gmt Master 2 Ref 116710BLNR Aka Batman

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As the title says Rolex Gmt Master II Ref 116710BLNR AKA “Batman”  long awaited for me. This piece is basically A standard Gmt Master II with Ceramic black and blue Bezel and a blue Gmt hand and recently become the watch to have!  In the past the secondhand market was not that great with this model, as I felt people could not bare the thought of  paying the extra £1000 for the different Colour bezel. I after admit I was one of them people 🙁

Now things have changed dramatically in the last 6 months folk are fighting for them in dealers with lists on new ones up to a 2 year waiting wow ouch! and secondhand prices soaring to get hold of one.  I got to say do love the blue and black Ceramic bezel “Batman” with polished centre links on a oyster bracelet like Daytona, Yachtmaster, Milgauss, and a Maxi dial to boot which really set the watch. Most sports models adopt satin finish on the oyster bracelet.

I do think Rolex did get all the newer models right since launch around 2006 with big hour hand and big hour marker plots.  This concept I think came from the Yachtmaster from memory definitely influenced from the stunning Rolex Submariner LV in 2003 when it was launched. A great looking watch overall if you can find one!
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Breitling Crosswind A13355 Stainless Steel Chronograph

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Here we have the Breitling Crosswind reference A13355 polished stainless steel is slowing becoming a classic watch design, I have owned a fair few over the years and they are not a small piece by any means, it measures 43mm in size with chronograph function with date window at 3 o clock.

The stunning white dial with raised roman numerals and raised Breitling logo also with a tachymeter around the inner bezel ring for timing distance to speed.  The rotating bezel just has the minute markers for diving and is water resistant to 100m although the primary function of the watch is designed for pilots. The sapphire crystal has a anti glare coating on both sides for zero sun reflecting with viewing dial while when flying at high altitudes.

This model comes in a few variants gold and steel and solid gold and was discontinued around 2005 for chronomat evolution which very similar but a few minor changes. A great value piece on the secondhand market for you buck in my opinion!

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