Hi guys, Paul here, mod on the Doxa forum. One of the guys posed the question "When does a watch become vintage"? 'Good question' I thought, but I had no answer. So I figured I'd ask the experts! I apologize if this has been covered before, I scrolled back a couple of pages and didn't see a thread like it.
So is there a rule of thumb, or guideline, or specific time line (no pun intended) that changes a watch from 'old' to 'vintage'? Or is just an arbitrary designation? When does it start? Is a watch made in, say, 1989, and no longer produced, considered vintage? Does current production of the same model change anything? And is every watch made past a certain point considered vintage, or are there restrictions, i.e. condition, rarity, components used, etc.?
Whaddya y'all think?
And thanks for your time! (Pun intended!)