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    Question what is vintage

    hello all please forgive my ignorance but i would like to know what is consider vintage as i have some very old watches and some not so old ones thank you

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    Re: what is vintage

    If I had to pick a year it would be 1983, 25 years ago, but I have a 1991 Vostok I consider vintage, I dunno. I guess it is all what you think.

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    Re: what is vintage

    To me, a vintage watch would be a mechanical timepiece in mass production before the battery-powered quartz watch took over.
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    Re: what is vintage

    Watches that are 30+ years old.

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    Re: what is vintage

    We prefer to leave the question unanswered and let our posters decide for themselves. Normally we don't see much mechanical stuff newer than 1980 though. As far as quartz / electronic goes it's vintage if they aren't making it any longer.

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    Re: what is vintage

    I read somewhere that 30+ years was considered "vintage." I personally subscribe to that definition. Newer than 30 years I consider as either current/modern or just "old." Just my opinion, though.
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    Re: what is vintage

    vintage=30 plus years.
    antique=100 years plus
    collectable =Has nothing to do with age or quality,but with the number of items put out at a certain time or date and in todays market is used as a sales tool....nothing is a furture collectable.

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    Re: what is vintage

    I am much more inclusive than others... to me a watch becomes vintage once you can't find it new in regular distribution anymore. That way all my Heuers are vintage!!
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

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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

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: what is vintage

    Quote Originally Posted by Shangas View Post
    To me, a vintage watch would be a mechanical timepiece in mass production before the battery-powered quartz watch took over.

    I absolutely agree.
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    Re: what is vintage

    For me the cocept of vintage has to do do with more than age. I've got a NOS Computron LED watch from 1976 that would be "vintage" at 30+ years old, but it just doesn't seem that to me. I've also got some manual wind Bulova, Waltham, Hamilton, Lord Elgin from the 30's to 50's and somehow those seem vintage because they're much older, and represent a proud time in American manufacturing. I've also got a unique Illinois pocket watch that belonged to my grandfather that is from 1926 based on the movement serial #. That is really vintage, partly because of the sentimental value.

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