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    Best Vintage Web Sites

    i am just starting to look into vintage pieces. some of the sales websites i have found have not been fantastic. there are dozens linked from WUS. what are some of your favorite, and reputable sites that you have purchased. i am looking for some good direction. thank you.

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    Re: Best Vintage Web Sites

    I am mostly lurking and fishing in bay, would like to learn also more sites actually Dr. Ranfft's web site is also good: bidfun

    I discovered also another auction site, which in comparison with bay prices is more reasonable on the pieces I was hunting: Antiquorum - Glycine "Automatic", circa 1931. Fine waterproof, self-winding, stainless steel " Staybrite" military wristwatch.

    would love to hear other experiences.thanks for the helpful thread

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    Re: Best Vintage Web Sites

    Check out Dr. Ranfft's sites - auctions; history; and an amazing movement archive.
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    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

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    Re: Best Vintage Web Sites

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    Check out Dr. Ranfft's sites - auctions; history; and an amazing movement archive.
    In fact, I'd suggest using Dr Ranfft's movement database to counter-check the movement whenever you consider buying a vintage watch - it's a treasure trove!

    For me, I've had a good experience buying from Finertimes. Bit pricier, but the item was exactly as described, and worked nicely.

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    Re: Best Vintage Web Sites

    On my blog there's a list of vintage watch sites I frequently visit:

    Arnes Nerdorama: En liste over nettbutikker

    The blog article is in Norwegian, but the links should work, allright. ;)

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    Re: Best Vintage Web Sites

    Those are some good links ArneHR!
    I have also heard good things about Chrono24, although the pricing seems a bit steep. https://www.chrono24.com/en/home/index.htm

    Another good reference tool is this link:
    The Metatechnical Cabinet - Movements
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    Re: Best Vintage Web Sites

    We have a sub-forum called 'Links and Articles' which has numerous good links.
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