Talking Watches With Jeff Stein one the big names in Heuer collecting and the man to go to with advice on the Heuer’s. Heuer was pre Tag Heuer before they changed the name. Heuer’s where vintage pieces some of the stars Paul Newman and Steve McQueen wore these and last 10 years have rocketed in price. Vintage market crazy at the moment and no exception to Vintage Heuer. Jeff Stein has a ridiculous amount of watches! I loved the Blue dial Monaco Steve McQueen big square lump of metal! Check out the video by Hodinkee:
As the title says a lovely little piece by Heuer, The Heuer 1614 french made a very 1970,s design and colours! These was manufactured by firm called Monnin for Heuer not sure why they was made in France but there is no markings by Monnin. The watch was made in a few variants this version has a fume dial with blue sub dial, tachy ring orange chrono and minute marker hands with date window at 3 o clock.
This Heuer is anti-magnetic and houses a Swiss valjoux 7765 movement very popular movement used by loads of watch makers in the past valjoux. I love the watches from the 1970,s have great character and charm brushed steel with polished sides. Most watches from that era have increased in value some of the Heuer’s have rocketing in price beyond belief. This one is at the cheaper end of the market but a great piece all the same for the vintage look also with Heuer name too total value for money without breaking the bank.
As the title says Talking watches with Howie Kendrick By Hodinkee as always they do great video with some fantastic watches from collectors around the world, with some watches to die for!
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 42mm
The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 42mm Ref: 2201.51.00 a great all round watch for everyday use also a nice divers piece. This model comes in two sizes 42mm and 45.5mm, this the 42mm co axial Orange bezel with movement Cal 2500 water resistant to 600 metres / 2000ft. Omega co-axial movements keep fur-nominal time accuracy in my experience which is always a bonus when purchasing a watch as they not all as accurate as you would expect. The watch has sapphire crystal and is AR coated for minimum light reflection in the sun also a lot of pilots watches are known to have this feature too.
The dial is a matt finish with big batons on each hour marker coated with luminovo except for 12, 9, 6, is in orange to match the bezel, hands are huge and coated with luminovo that glow really well in the dark, date window is at 3 o clock and the helium escape valve is on the left side to release watch pressure when diving. This model comes on the rubber deployment strap with orange stitching, but you can purchase the leather or steel bracelet at point of sale.
They do come with the infamous engraved Omega Sea horse case back and is a nice finishing touch great watch and can purchased pre-owned at a good price all thou this model is discontinued from a round 2012.
Talking Watches With John Goldberger
As the title says Talking watches with John Goldberger by Hodinkee they have plenty of watch collectors that like to talk about watches which something I can do for England love all watches and there is plenty to choose from all of the top brands. Some watches to die for in the video.
Omega Seamaster Professional Bond Watch
Here is a nice piece Omega Seamaster Professional 300m Quartz black bezel wavey dial. This is same as the James bond watch which i previously blogged a good while back but black dial version. I like the black dial version better than the original blue version it looks cleaner and classier and modern, this is water resistant to 300m with a 41mm size case and sapphire crystal glass. All Omega divers watches have the iconic helium escape valve to realise pressure when deep sea diving. Overhaul a great watch for the money and everyone should have a Omega bond watch in there collection or as a everyday wearer.
Rolex Datejust 16234 The Peoples Dress Watch
Here is a delightful piece for both ladies and gents Rolex Datejust Oyster Perpetual Ref: 16234 these are probably the most sold Rolex rather than the sports model which everyone thinks are the best sellers. The Datejust is all stainless steel case and bracelet with a 18k white gold fluted bezel on a silver dial with roman numerals and batons underneath, they make this model in three sizes 21mm, 31mm and 36mm this one is a 36mm with a date window at 3 O clock and the unique magnifying cyclops to enhance the date numbers. The Datejust has been produced for 50 years or so definitely tried and tested. The bracelet is the jubilee version more dressy than the oyster with a satin finish on the edge and polished centre D links with 5 links from side to side staggered giving a classy look. A great dress watch for all occasions with so many variate’s to suit everyone tastes always felt there was small on my wrist but my misses loves them!
Franck Muller at its Best
A short video four things you need to know about Franck Muller watches from the main man himself. Not my cup of tea Muller watches very ostentatious timepieces but I suppose someone needs to buy them!
The five top Best Vintage buys for under $8000 (£5200 Uk) by John Mayor
There is plenty of Vintage Rolex’s for under £5200 but for me the Gmt Master matt dial and Rolex 5513 are the one to have in my opinion great patina on most of the 1970/80,s models long as the dial not been replaced. Both great value for money.