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    My modest mid-century vintage collection

    • Update 9/10: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date from 1953.
    • Update 8/10: Omega Seamaster DeVille from 1965.


    I want to share my growing vintage collection, one piece at a time, with this fantastic community.

    My love in mid-century design really came to life when I wrote my bachelors thesis last year.
    The thesis was on Scandinavian sitting furniture during the 1960's.

    After completing my thesis I decided to start collecting mid-century swiss watches.

    I am very picky and only buy 4 x signed pieces from brands like Rolex, Longines and Omega etc.

    The first piece is one of my favourites. It's a manual Longines Silver Arrow from circa 1958 in amazing original condition.

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    Re: My modest mid-century vintage collection

    Beautiful watch...Great angle and sharp edge on the lug...Stunning alpha hand.....Never seen this vintage before...! Cheers...
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    So many watches.....so little time.....

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    Re: My modest mid-century vintage collection

    Quote Originally Posted by jackruff View Post
    Beautiful watch...Great angle and sharp edge on the lug...Stunning alpha hand.....Never seen this vintage before...! Cheers...
    Thank you! I sometimes forget it's almost 60 years old.

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    Re: My modest mid-century vintage collection

    Very nice
    Have you emailed Longines with pics of movement and serial numbers yet ? They will tell where it was first sold plus any info
    they have. Easily the most helpful watch company that I have contacted.
    Richard
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    Re: My modest mid-century vintage collection

    Superb piece, I love how the case lines are so sharp and the dial is in great condition too.
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    Current watch collection:

    ZENITH Cal.40T vintage manual winding
    ZENITH Cal.156 18k gold vintage manual winding
    DOGMA Tudor movement vintage
    WITTNAUER Alarm Red White & Blue vintage
    OMEGA 14K Gold integral case and bracelet vintage manual
    OMEGA Speedmaster Professional 3570.50.00
    OMEGA Seamaster Professional 2531.80.00
    LONGINES Heritage Military L2.819.4.93.2
    LONGINES Master Collection Moonphase L2.673.4.78.3
    ORIS Big Crown Complication Moonphase 01 581 7566 4061-07 5 19 53
    FREDERIQUE CONSTANT Classic Moonphase FC-715S4H6
    GRAND SEIKO SBGW035 Cal. 9S64 manual winding
    SEIKO Marine Master 300M SBDX001
    SEIKO mesh bracelet solid case manual vintage
    ACCUTRON VX-200 Chronograph 28C05
    ACCUTRON Gemini Chronograph 26C03
    TISSOT T-Lord Chronograph T54.1.427.52
    TISSOT Seastar 1000 T19.1.583.41
    TISSOT T-Touch II Titanium T047.420.44.057.00 Quartz
    TISSOT PR200 Chronograph T28.1.1486.61 Quartz
    SWATCH Irony Quartz
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    Re: My modest mid-century vintage collection

    What can I tell.... Simply gorgeous like it was made yesterday!!
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    Re: My modest mid-century vintage collection

    Watch number two is a 1965 Omega Seamaster DeVille (with original bracelet) and was actually my first vintage watch, given to me as a graduation present.

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    Re: My modest mid-century vintage collection

    Quote Originally Posted by kazrich View Post
    Very nice
    Have you emailed Longines with pics of movement and serial numbers yet ? They will tell where it was first sold plus any info
    they have. Easily the most helpful watch company that I have contacted.
    Richard
    Thanks for the tip! I will definitely do that.
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    Re: My modest mid-century vintage collection

    Quote Originally Posted by silverghost1907 View Post
    Superb piece, I love how the case lines are so sharp and the dial is in great condition too.
    Thanks! Yes it really is in fantastic condition and I love wearing it.

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    Re: My modest mid-century vintage collection

    Quote Originally Posted by cjperry View Post
    Thanks for the tip! I will definitely do that.
    Use the heritage/customer service part of the Longines web to send the pics etc.

    They have the best records and turnaround on vintage watches of anyone - usually within 24 hours - I have had them verify 7 different vintage Longines watches, cheers, SDA


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