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Full Set + No Date
Box and Papers.
Have you ever seen such a beautiful Day-date with reference 18038 with a black dial? With pride, we present you this Rolex Day-Date from 1980 with pleasure! Rolex first applied the 5-digit reference code for the Day-Date in 1978. Where in the case of this Day-Date the '3' stands for the type of bezel, 'fluted' in this case, and the '8' stands for the material, in this case, 18k yellow gold. On the horizon of the 3-digit DayDate, this reference includes sapphire glass and a newer caliber (3055). We know, a gold watch can be quite striking. However, we live in a time you may show you are successful and love beautiful things. A Rolex is for many people the ultimate brand, the Day-Date is probably the highest possible. We currently have some beautiful specimens in our collection. In white or yellow gold, with plexiglass or sapphire glass, with or without diamonds index, with or without a gold strap. This beauty features a black dial which gives this Rolex a nice appearance both, sporty and dressy. We can offer you this Rolex Date-just complete with box and papers, that makes this watch even more special. We would like to tell you all about it. After all, we are all passionate lovers of watches. Be welcome in Amsterdam @" Amsterdam Watch Company" and we would like to show you this watch with pleasure...
Highly collectible + 18k gold
There are a total of 1014 of these watches, #1 was offered to President Nixon and #2 was offered to Vice President Spiro Agnew. Both declined the watch though, for compliance reasons. During a banquet on the 25th of November 1969, 19 watches were offered to the NASA astronauts. Later on, other astronauts who couldn’t join the banquet or who did later missions (than 1969) also received their gold piece. This watch has the engraving “to mark man’s conquest of space with time, through time, on time.” A quote that Jim Lovell also gave during a Q&A session at the Speedmaster Event in Houston last May. There seems to be a bit of an uncertainty whether Apollo 13’s Jack Swigert and Fred Haise received one, but I’ve been told that they were offered one later on as well. However, they do not appear in any overviews of the watches given to astronauts. A number of watches (with another type of engraving) went to some Swiss managers of Omega and Lemania at the time. Read the whole article written by our friends of Fratello Watches.
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The pale beauty of the presidential family. The Day-Date is known throughout the world as a symbol of status and success. Different presidents and important people have had this watch on their wrists and it only has become more popular ever since. This was the first watch which displayed the days of the week in full on the dial. No watchmaker knew what the world needed when it comes to new watches but Rolex got it exactly right to put a full day and a date in a watch when they introduced this model in 1956. To produce it in only precious metals was another wise choice. The Day-Date just looks like a piece of wealth. This watch which we're offering is a modest one among Day-Dates. Do you want the story that comes with this watch but you don't like to be seen with such a flashy yellow gold screamer on the wrist than this is the watch you're looking for. The eye of an expert can tell right away this is a Day-Date by the presidential bracelet, however, in broad daylight it will not flash like it's yellow gold cousins. The looks of this watch are simply amazing. The fluted bezel is still sharp and the watch case is super tight, people have loved the oyster case for a long time and this 18k. white gold case is the best you can get. The original white gold bracelet has got very little stretch, for a 'soft' metal bracelet from 1966 this is quite a big extra. Furthermore, the bracelet developed a nice patina giving it a valued vintage character. The silver pie-pan dial is perfect for this piece, it has a very little spot on the 12 o'clock marker but it's even bigger on the picture than on the bare eye, this is part of the vintage experience in our opinion... Come see this beauty for yourself. We always have more Day-Date's in stock and it's our pleasure to tell you all about them. Our store is located in the Reestraat, Amsterdam, so visit for the full story 5 days a week.
B&P + Signed by Thierry Stern
And then you have a steel Patek Philippe Nautilus to offer. True, a used example, but still. Not via foreign grey middlemen but simply bought from the first owner. Small wear traces and correctly completed guaranty papers. It is already special enough that we can offer a jumbo Nautilus. Today the most wanted watch model in the world. Sold in 2014 in the boutique in Genève and special, delivered and signed by no one less than Mr. Thierry Stern himself. The contemporary owner of Patek Philippe. The model, which was also rarely stocked in 2014, was given to a good Dutch relation of the brand and is therefore double signed on the original papers. Once as standard print on the certificate and once with blue ballpoint by Mr. Patek himself. Even though we cannot look into the future, this is surely the model that we focus all our arrows on when it comes to investing in a wearable watch. Yes, we strongly praised it, with the future in mind. Do you find it too expensive? Just search further on the net and try to find one that is immediately available and with such a nice signature. Did you find one? No? Contact us and make an appointment. But be gentle, we are not in a hurry to sell this beauty.
Treat yourself like its 1969! The 1960s were strange times, watch business was booming but economy not that much though. Hippie culture took over and NASA took an Omega Speedmaster to the moon, and that is the watch you're looking at. The accomplishment of NASA to go to the moon and back with a manned space shuttle was a happening of big impact in history. This moment determined the lifelong success and love for the Omega Speedmaster among watch enthusiasts. This Speedmaster is one of the best out there. Let's start with the year, which is the year of the moon landing; 1969. This is the most sought-after year when it comes to Speedmasters. Then comes the dial, the so-called stepped dial has the three chronograph registers which lay slightly lower and are shaped like a small bowl. The tritium markers have gained a nice patina appropriate for its age. Moreover, the DON-bezel (dot over 90), which was discontinued in 1969, is still equipped on this beauty. This watch is finished with an appropriate vintage strap, but it's changeable upon request. There's a big variety in Speedmasters and this vintage piece ticks almost all boxes. We always have many Speedmasters in stock, visit our store and let us find the perfect one for you! We're located in the Reestraat, Amsterdam
Box and papers
A youngtimer in store. The Rolex Submariner is the benchmark for any divers watch on the market. The recognizable design of the 40mm sports case with its sharp rotating bezel and its solid Oyster bracelet is loved throughout the world. In 1953 the first true Submariner saw the light of day and it has only improved ever since. Waterproof up to 300m. this watch will be all you need when it comes to diving, however, most people wearing a Submariner in the 21st century wear it because they simply have fallen in love with the most well-known Rolex design. It's such a strange phenomenon, the love that people can develop for a certain thing over time. We've noticed the Rolex Submariner is more popular than ever so we're happy to offer you this perfect youngtimer. This Submariner has a luxury twist; the steel and gold combination gives the watch a more prominent appearance compared to full steel ones. The two-tone combination is now more popular than ever. This Rolex is accompanied by its original box and papers making it a nice full set. Visit our store to see this Submariner among others. We're located in the Reestraat, Amsterdam.
A watch that speaks to the imagination. The second World War was at full tilt and throughout a big part of the world, times were tough. It was no time for luxury or jewellery, all European economies transformed from free markets to war economies helping their people through the war. Potatoes were apportioned among the population and many things became scarce. One country was an exception to this situation; Switzerland. Switzerland was under some sort of surveillance, but they were neutral and didn't take part in the war. They continued to do what they are famous for, produce wristwatches. The demand for traditional wristwatches vanished with the start of the second World War, but fortunately for Switzerland, a new customer knocked on the door; the British army. The war had already started and the British army realised that new, more precise and watertight wristwatches could come in handy in such a big war and their local watch producers weren't as good as the Swiss ones. Then the Minister of Defence invited all Swiss watch manufacturers to build them watches with all the same standards. Chronometer precision, easily legible, waterproof, stainless steel casing and approximately 35mm in diameter. A dozen watch manufacturers got their hands dirty and built these watches, ultimately producing the watches today are known as the 'Dirty Dozen' watches which are now more famous and desirable than ever. One of the most popular pieces from these twelve dirty watches is this Omega. It has all the characters described in the previous paragraph and still runs like it's 1944. The condition of the case is incredible considering its age and history. Furthermore, the dial is in great shape and really gives you the military feeling with the arrowhead below the Omega logo. This collector's item is finished with the appropiete case back engraved with a military number and W.W.W. Visit our store for the full story under the delight of a cup of coffee. We're located in the Reestraat, Amsterdam.
Plexiglass + incl. Papers
An exciting vintage piece from 1992. You're looking at Tudor Submariner, the little cousin of the Rolex Submariner. To those who don't know the relationship between the two; Tudor was founded in 1926 by Hans Wildorf, the same man who founded Rolex in 1905. This might have been the biggest marketing trick in the history of watchmaking in a time when marketing was negligible. Wildorf founded Tudor because he wanted to give the market a watch with the same standards as a Rolex watch but for a more modest price. He knew there was a big market for tool-watches already and so Tudor became an instant success. This Tudor has the exact same case and crown as the Rolex 5513 and 1680, ensuring you that you'll get a true divers watch, waterproof to 200m. This is even engraved in the case back. The bracelet on this Tudor is a folded Oyster bracelet, similar to the Rolex bracelets which were used up to 1975. Where Rolex upgraded their Oyster bracelet to solid links in the 1970s, the one on the Tudors stayed with the 'older' folded model, which had to be done in order to keep Rolex the 'bigger brother' and of course to explain the price difference between the two... However, the folded links are still in good condition and the looks haven't changed at all, so why bother the extra expense? Many people actually experience the vintage folded bracelets as more comfortable. A nice extra with this watch is its extremely vintage character for a 1992 watch. The Tudor Submariner continued producing a little longer with matte dials with tritium compared to many other brands, today this is actually a much-appreciated character in the vintage watch market. Another vintage gimmick; the thick plexiglass which lays 'above' the case giving this watch more dimension in a time when sapphire crystal was available. The intentional delays in Tudor's technical development have resulted in an increased desirability for these type of watches. Moreover, this watch comes with its original papers, which do need a little extra attention. Unlike Rolex, Tudor delivered the warranty papers unpunched and blank to their retailers because the same warranty papers were used for different models at the time. It was the responsibility of the retailer to make these in order when selling a watch. The warranty papers with our watch date back to 1992, with a stamp of the Amsterdam jeweller 'Elka', the date of sale and model reference. In the 1990s this was enough for a customer to go back to their jeweller in case the watch had problems to claim their warranty. Writing down or punching the papers did not happen often back then, there are many original papers out there without the case number filled in. Our papers date back to 1992, with that year printed on it and written on it, corresponding with the year of this Tudor watch and model which can be precisely dated by its case number and a stamp of a jeweller which today doesn't exist anymore. Come by for a cup of coffee and the full story. Let us tell you more in our beautiful store about this desirable vintage diver. We are located in the Reestraat, Amsterdam.
Full set + Like new
The best view comes from the hardest climb, go outside and explore. In 1953 the Rolex Explorer was the watch worn by Edmund Hillary when climbing the Mount-Everest for the first time in history. After this achievement, the Rolex Explorer became the watch for any serious expedition when exploring the world. This model with a big history of exploration was and still is being developed for the roughest conditions humans may ever come across. Most people who wear a Rolex don't climb the Mount-Everest with it but its history makes this model definitely more interesting. This is the Rolex Explorer II, the more sportive and robust version of the traditional explorer with many similarities with the GMT-master and Submariner making it a member of the popular Rolex sports model family. The recognisable solid oyster bracelet is in great condition and is the benchmark for any other steel watch bracelet. The oyster case makes this watch very waterproof and there is a paraflex, a special part developed by Rolex, to make this watch shockproof. A 24-hour hand is in the watch as well to show another timezone. This watch is equipped with a white dial, with light green luminous indexes. The steel bezel in unpolished and beautiful and the overall looks of this watch are great! The original box and papers are included making this a nice full set. Visit our store for more info when exploring the Reestraat, Amsterdam.
Grid dial + IWC serviced 12/2018
Alpha hand + Box&Papers
DON bezel+caliber 321
A real piece of vintage. The Omega Speedmaster is one of our favourite watches. The Amsterdam Watch Company has many pieces in stock and this specific watch is a nice addition to that collection. This Speedmaster is from 1967 and is powered by the famous and loved 321 caliber, which was discontinued in 1968. Omega and Lemania created this movement together, this movement is a masterpiece in chronograph history. NASA even picked the Speedmaster to be the watch for outer space missions and its precision was one of the key factors to become NASA's moon watch. The reason why this watch is special to us is its looks. The watch is in great condition but at the same time, it looks like it has traveled all over the world. The original dial with applique logo has developed a nice patina. The tritium indexes have gotten a nice brownish tobacco colour, which breathes vintage in every way. The tobacco colour is unique and makes you want to look closer to this watch, it gives the watch a certain tropical character. The original dot over 90 (DON) bezel is in great shape and is a collectable part when it comes to Speedmasters. This is the right bezel for the pre-moon Speedmaster and the bezel makes this Speedmaster better than some others. The brown strap colours perfect with the dial but is changeable to your preference. Visit our store in the Reestraat, Amsterdam, and let us enlighten you on the Omega Speedmaster. This is one of many.
One of the Dirty Dozen.
This watch is for the nostalgics in this world who value the story as much as they like the watch. The second world war was one of the darkest times in the history of mankind. National economies dedicated everything to the war industry because there was no other choice. People were poor and commercial watchmaking was temporarily replaced by military watchmaking. Switzerland was as a neutral country the right place to produce these watches. Britain was at war so the British army had need for military watches as well. Instead of adjusting an existing model, like the Rolex Milsub of the Royal Navy, the British government invited all Swiss watch brands to build them military watches to the army's standards. It had to be great quality and directly produced by the thousands because the war had already started. What happened was that 12 Swiss brands jointly started producing one type of watch, all destined to the British army. The producing brands were the following; Buren, Cyma, Eterna, Grana, Jaeger Le-Coultre, Lemania, Longines, IWC, Omega, Record, Timor and Vertex, jointly called 'The Dirty Dozen'. The unique thing about these watches was that they were practically the same but just had a different brand name printed on the dial above the arrowhead logo. The case backs were all stamped with a case number, a military number and 'W.W.W.' on the inside. This literally meant Watch, Wrist and Waterproof, so much for fun facts about this watch. The watch case measures 35 mm. which feels exactly right. The white printed numerals are well legible on the black dial. The military hands in this watch show some age, but that is part of the package when it comes to the dirty dozen watches. The tritium has gained a nice patina over the last 70 years as well. The overall condition is great and the story is one of the best out there. Multiple watch magazines and blogs have dedicated articles to the Dirty Dozen watches, and with the current vintage watch market these watches have gained a lot of popularity. Finding one in this condition is getting more difficult every day. Visit our store in the Reestraat, Amsterdam, to see this piece of history.
Tritium dial + Service Papers
Full set + 40mm
COSC+Service papers 2018.
A brand born to build technical tools for the Italian Navy. After making depth gauges and compasses, in 1935 Panerai landed an exclusive contract to build divers watches requested by the Italian Navy. The divers...
Extremely rare + Base 1000 bezel
We are proud to present the mother of all Omega Speedmaster models: The 2915-3. After the introduction of the Speedmaster in 1957, the reference 2915 was born. This model has the typical broad arrow hand and a full metal bezel. Inline with the Seamaster 2913 and the flightmaster 2914 models. But the chronograph became a great success and followed up with a second generation, the 2915-2. This model had no longer the broad arrow hand bus still the full metal bezel. Shortly after the 2915-3 produced, inclusive the first aluminum inlay bezel. Special about this bezel is that starts with a Base 1000 tachymeter indication. Something unique and only made in 1959 and 1960. The hand changed from Arrow tot Alpha hands. The reference 2915 is only made in 3 batches. In 1961 the new reference 2989 was introduced and makes the Omega Speedmaster become stronger and stronger. Our watch is sold in 1959 and delivered in Portugal. This is to recognize on the small tax mark spammed in the 5 o'clock lug. This is also the country where we purchased the watch. The market for this early pieces is going to the roof. Especially the 2915 reference are extremely rare and hard to find. SO we are proud to offer you this fine example.
Pepsi Gilt + full set!
A Rolex GMT-Master from 1965 with all papers and service history documentation. This watch tells a story. A set this beautiful and complete is very special and highly collectable. The Rolex 1675 is the 2nd generation GMT-master, after the first model with the Bakelite bezel. This is one of the earlier models with a Gilt dial, this is a classic method of gold letter printing into the dial. Gilt letter printing was discontinued by Rolex in 1965 and has become a highly sought-after characteristic among watch collectors. The condition of the dial makes or brakes the beauty of such a watch, and our's is simply magnificent. The Gilt letter printing on our watch is fully intact, it even still has the glossiness which you want it to have. The hands in this GMT master have a nice vintage look and are filled with nice aged tritium. Combine this with the spotless black paint on the dial and still perfect tritium dots with matching patina, and you'll have a true collector's piece. Not even mentioning the original oyster bracelet which is equipped. (The little scratches on the picture are on the plexiglass, none in the dial) The documentation of our watch makes it better than many similar GMT's. Why? Warranty papers are lost on almost every 1960s watch we come across. Having the original papers makes the watch even more complete and reliable, and our watch still has its papers with corresponding case numbers. If this doesn't persuade you yet, all receipts from different years of movement service are included, this will tell you where this watch has been and by who en when it was serviced. A 1965 watch this special and complete is even rare to us, visit our store for more insight into this beauty. We are located in the Reestraat (9 streets), Amsterdam.