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Tradition Stainless Steel Sport Style Automatic Wristwatch, circa 1960s
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Tradition Watch company STYLE / REFERENCE: Sport Style METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA: 1960's DIMENSIONS: 46mm X 37mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Winding /...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Wrist Watches

Audemars Piguet Tradition Rose Gold MOP Diamond Mens Watch 15337
By Audemars Piguet
Located in Atlanta, GA
Audemars Piguet Tradition Rose Gold MOP Diamond Mens Watch 15337. Automatic self-winding movement. 18k rose gold case 41 mm in diameter. Exhibition case back. 18k rose gold diamond b...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Rose Gold

Raymond Weil Tradition Stainless Steel Automatic Unisex Watch 2834-ST-00200
By Raymond Weil
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Raymond Weil Tradition 2834-ST-00200 is a beautiful Unisex timepiece that is powered by mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It ha...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Raymond Weil Tradition Stainless Steel Automatic Unisex Watch 2834-ST-00200
By Raymond Weil
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Raymond Weil Tradition 2834-ST-00200 is a beautiful Unisex timepiece that is powered by mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It h...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Raymond Weil Tradition Stainless Steel Automatic Unisex Watch 2834-ST-00200
By Raymond Weil
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Raymond Weil Tradition 2834-ST-00200 is a beautiful Unisex timepiece that is powered by mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It h...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Breguet Tradition Skeleton Dial White Gold Manual Wind Mens Watch 7027bb
By Breguet
Located in Atlanta, GA
Breguet Tradition Skeleton Dial White Gold Manual Wind Mens Watch 7027BB. Manual-winding movement. 18K white gold coined edged case 37.0 mm in diameter. 18K white gold bezel. Scratch...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Raymond Weil Tradition Steel Black Dial Quartz Mens Watch 4476-ST-00200
By Raymond Weil
Located in New York, NY
Display Model Raymond Weil Tradition 39mm Steel Black Dial Quartz Men's Watch 4476-ST-00200. This Beautiful Timepiece Features: Stainless Steel Case and Bracelet, Fixed Stainless Ste...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Raymond Weil Tradition MOP Stainless Steel Quartz Ladies Watch 5966-ST-97001
By Raymond Weil
Located in New York, NY
This display model Raymond Weil Tradition 5966-ST-97001 is a beautiful Ladie's timepiece that is powered by quartz (battery) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Raymond Weil Tradition White Roman Dial Steel Quartz Ladies Watch 5376-P-00307
By Raymond Weil
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Raymond Weil Tradition 5376-P-00307 is a beautiful Ladies timepiece that is powered by a quartz movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round shape...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Raymond Weil Tradition MOP Stainless Steel Quartz Ladies Watch 5966-ST-97001
By Raymond Weil
Located in New York, NY
This display model Raymond Weil Tradition 5966-ST-97001 is a beautiful Ladies timepiece that is powered by a quartz movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Raymond Weil Tradition Steel White Roman Dial Quartz Mens Watch 4476-STC-00300
By Raymond Weil
Located in New York, NY
No Original Box and Papers are Included. Excellent condition. Comes with an aftermarket band and buckle. Brand: RAYMOND WEIL Type: Wristwatch Department: Men Model Number: 4476-...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Raymond Weil Tradition White Mop Dial Steel Quartz Ladies Watch 5966-ST-00970
By Raymond Weil
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Raymond Weil Tradition 5966-ST-00970 is a beautiful ladies timepiece that is powered by quartz (battery) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a ro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Raymond Weil Tradition White MOP Dial Steel Quartz Ladies Watch 5966-ST-00970
By Raymond Weil
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Raymond Weil Tradition 5966-ST-00970 is a beautiful Ladies timepiece that is powered by a quartz movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round shap...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Tissot Tradition Steel Black Dial Mens Automatic Watch T063.428.11.058.00
By TISSOT
Located in New York, NY
Display Model Tissot Tradition 40mm Stainless Steel Black Dial Mens Automatic Watch T063.428.11.058.00. This Timepiece is Powered by Mechanical (Automatic) Movement and Features: Sta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Tissot Tradition PVD Steel Leather White Quartz Watch T063.617.36.037.00
By TISSOT
Located in New York, NY
Preowned Tissot Tradition Steel Rose Gold-Tone White Dial Men Quartz Watch T063.639.36.037.00. The watch was never owned or owned but has some hairline scratches on the case and some...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Tissot Tradition Steel Silver Dial Ladies Quartz Watch T063.210.11.037.00
By TISSOT
Located in New York, NY
Display Model Tissot Tradition Stainless Steel Silver Dial Ladies Quartz Watch T063.210.11.037.00. This Beautiful Timepiece is Powered by Quartz (Battery) Movement and Features: Roun...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Tissot Tradition Steel Silver Dial Automatic Mens Watch T063.428.22.038.00
By TISSOT
Located in New York, NY
Display Model Tissot T-Classic Tradition 40mm Stainless Steel Silver Dial Mens Automatic Watch T063.428.22.038.00. This Timepiece is Powered by Mechanical (Automatic) Movement and Fe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Breguet Tradition 18k Rose Gold Skeletons Dial Manual Wind Watch 7027BR/R9/9V6
By Breguet
Located in New York, NY
Pre-Owned Breguet Tradition 18k Rose Gold Skeletons Dial Manual Wind Men's Watch 7027BR/R9/9V6. Comes With Original Box and Chronostore Authenticity Card. Covered by 1-year Chronosto...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Book of American Jewelry, Glamour and Tradition
Located in London, GB
This a very comprehensive publication which includes an informative text (208 pages) that also includes a lavish selection of photographs which trace the history of American jewelry ...
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20th Century More Jewelry

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Audemars Piguet Tradition Extra-Thin Gents Platinum Silver Opaline Dial
By Audemars Piguet
Located in London, GB
A Platinum Tradition Extra-Thin Gents Wristwatch, silver-toned opaline dial with applied arabic numbers, a fixed platinum bezel, an original dark brown leather strap with an original...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Platinum, Silver

Oscar Heyman AGL Certified Tradition Colombian Emerald Diamond Earring Platinum
By Oscar Heyman
Located in New York, NY
Designer Oscar Heyman Colombian Emerald AGL Certified Minor Traditional Emerald cut emerald Diamond Earrings ,Estate In person earrings are 5 times better then what they look in pic...
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20th Century Stud Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Platinum

Audemars Piguet Tradition Pink Gold Watch-15337OR.ZZ.A810CR.01
By Audemars Piguet
Located in New York, NY
41mm 18K pink gold case, 7.97mm thick, sapphire back, 18K pink gold bezel set with gem-set, sapphire crystal with glare-proof, white mother-of-pearl dial with pink gold applied arabi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Audemars Piguet Tradition Rose Gold Watch-15334OR.OO.A092CR.01
By Audemars Piguet
Located in New York, NY
18K rose gold case, engraved back with "audemars piguet QE II cup 2012", pull-out crown, 18K rose gold bezel, white dial with rose gold hands and arabic numeral markers, caliber 2120...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Audemars Piguet Tradition Pink Gold Watch 15335OR.OO.A092CR.01
By Audemars Piguet
Located in New York, NY
41mm 18K pink gold case, 6.70mm thick, sapphire back, 18K pink gold bezel, sapphire crystal, silver-toned dial with pink gold applied arabic numerals and hands, caliber 2120 self-win...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Breguet Tradition Watch 7027BA/11/9V6
By Breguet
Located in Southampton, PA
The Breguet Tradition watch, reference number 7027BA/11/9V6, is presented with an 18K yellow gold case that boasts transparent back. The case measures 37 mm in diameter and is mounte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Raymond Weil Tradition Watch 5476-P-00307
By Raymond Weil
Located in Southampton, PA
Adding an exceptionally subtle and remarkably intriguing modern twist to a design that exudes tasteful elegance and classic refinement, Raymond Weil created a glorious marriage of tr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Breguet Tradition Yellow Gold Watch 7027
By Breguet
Located in Southampton, PA
The Breguet Tradition Watch, reference number 7027, will captivate anyone who appreciates technical details and exceptional craftsmanship. This watch features a sleek, sophisticate...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Tissot Tradition Chronograph Men's Watch T0636173603700
Located in Wilmington, DE
Collection T-Classic Gender GENT Case shape ROUND Water resistance Water-resistant up to a pressure of 3 bar (30 m / 100 ft) Case Material 316L stainless steel case with rose go...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Tissot Tradition PowerMatic 80 Open Heart Watch T0639071605800
By TISSOT
Located in Wilmington, DE
Collection T-Classic Gender GENT Case shape ROUND Water resistance Water-resistant up to a pressure of 3 bar (30 m / 100 ft) Case Material 316L stainless steel case Length (mm) ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Tissot Tradition PowerMatic 80 Open Heart Watch T0639071603800
By TISSOT
Located in Wilmington, DE
Collection T-Classic Gender GENT Case shape ROUND Water resistance Water-resistant up to a pressure of 3 bar (30 m / 100 ft) Case Material 316L stainless steel case Length (mm) ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Tissot Tradition PowerMatic 80 Open Heart Watch T0639073603800
By TISSOT
Located in Wilmington, DE
Collection T-Classic Gender GENT Case shape ROUND Water resistance Water-resistant up to a pressure of 3 bar (30 m / 100 ft) Case Material 316L stainless steel case with rose go...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Cylindrique Watch Q5086420
By Jaeger-LeCoultre
Located in Southampton, PA
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Cylindrique, reference number Q5086420, is a member of the exceptional “Master” collection. The watch boasts a Jaeger-LeCoultr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Breguet Tradition White Gold Skeleton Automatic Watch 7037BB/11/9V6
By Breguet
Located in Southampton, PA
A timeless watch you'll love as much a decade from now as you do today. This piece from Breguet has the actual dial staged at 12 o'clock displaying an impressive hand-engraved silver...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold

Raymond Weil Tradition 2834-ST-00200 Stainless Steel Automatic Unisex Watch
By Raymond Weil
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Raymond Weil Tradition 2834-ST-00200 is a beautiful Unisex timepiece that is powered by an automatic movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Raymond Weil Tradition 5466-ST-00608 Stainless Steel Quartz Men's Watch
By Raymond Weil
Located in New York, NY
This display model Raymond Weil Tradition 5466-ST-00608 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by a quartz movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round s...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Breguet Tradition Skeleton Dial White Gold Manual Wind Men's Watch 7027BB
By Breguet
Located in Atlanta, GA
Breguet Tradition Skeleton Dial White Gold Manual Wind Mens Watch 7027BB. Manual-winding movement. 18K white gold coined edged case 37.0 mm in diameter. 18K white gold bezel. Scratch...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Raymond Weil Tradition Steel Black Dial Automatic Men's Watch 2835-ST-00208
By Raymond Weil
Located in New York, NY
(19988) This pre-owned Raymond Weil Tradition 2835-ST-00208 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by an automatic movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Raymond Weil Tradition Steel White Roman Dial Quartz Ladies Watch 5376-P-00307
By Raymond Weil
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Raymond Weil Tradition 5376-P-00307 is a beautiful Ladie's timepiece that is powered by quartz (battery) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a ro...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Breguet Tradition Yellow Gold Champagne Open Worked Dial 7037BA/11/9V6 Watch
By Breguet
Located in London, GB
An 18k Yellow Gold Tradition Gents Wristwatch, champagne open worked dial with an off-centred silver guilloche dial hand engraved on a rose engine with roman numerals, power reserve ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Raymond Weil Tradition White Dial Date Stainless Steel Men’s Watch 5578-ST-00300
By Raymond Weil
Located in New York, NY
This display model Raymond Weil Tradition 5678-ST-00300 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by a quartz movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round s...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Raymond Weil Tradition White Dial Leather Steel Quartz Mens Watch 5578-STC-00300
By Raymond Weil
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Raymond Weil Tradition 5578-STC-00300 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by a quartz movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round shap...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Raymond Weil Tradition White Dial Date Stainless Steel Men's Watch 5578-ST-00300
By Raymond Weil
Located in New York, NY
This display model Raymond Weil Tradition 5678-ST-00300 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by quartz (battery) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Raymond Weil Tradition White Dial Leather Steel Quartz Mens Watch 9578-STC-00300
By Raymond Weil
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Raymond Weil Tradition 9578-STC-00300 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by a quartz movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round shap...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Raymond Weil Tradition Steel White Roman Dial Quartz Men's Watch 5597-ST-00300
By Raymond Weil
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Raymond Weil 5597-ST-00300 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by quartz (battery) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a rectangle sha...
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2010s Modern Wrist Watches

Raymond Weil Tradition White Roman Dial Steel Quartz Men's Watch 4476-STC-00300
By Raymond Weil
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Raymond Weil Tradition 4476-STC-00300 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by quartz (battery) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a r...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Raymond Weil Tradition White Dial Leather Steel Quartz Mens Watch 5578-STC-00300
By Raymond Weil
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Raymond Weil Tradition 5578-STC-00300 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by a quartz movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round shap...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Raymond Weil Tradition White Dial Leather Steel Quartz Mens Watch 5578-STC-00300
By Raymond Weil
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Raymond Weil Tradition 5578-STC-00300 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by a quartz movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round sha...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Raymond Weil Tradition Black Roman Dial Day Date Steel Mens Watch 9576-STC-00200
By Raymond Weil
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Raymond Weil Tradition 9576-STC-00200 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by a quartz movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round shap...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Breguet La Tradition Gents Yellow Gold Open Worked Dial 7027BA Manual Wind Watch
By Breguet
Located in London, GB
An 18k Yellow Gold La Tradition Gents Wristwatch, open worked dial with an off-centred silver dial, hand engraved on a rose engine with roman numerals, power reserve indicator at 11 ...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Breguet La Tradition Gents White Gold Open Worked Dial 7057BB/G9/9W6 Watch
By Breguet
Located in London, GB
An Unworn 18 White Gold La Tradition NOS Gents Wristwatch, open worked dial with an off-centred black dial hand engraved on a rose engine with roman numerals, power reserve indicator...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Piaget Ladies Gold Diamond Fully Loaded Tradition Quartz Wristwatch
By Piaget
Located in London, GB
An Fully Loaded Lady Gold Tradition Diamond Wristwatch in 18k Yellow Gold, pave diamond dial set with approximately 62 round brilliant diamonds, a fixed 18k yellow gold bezel set wit...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Audemars Piguet Ladies Rose Gold Diamond Tradition Automatic Wristwatch
By Audemars Piguet
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Specifications Ref:W1458 Movement: Automatic Case: 18k Rose Gold Case Diameter: 41mm Dial: White Mother of Pearl Bracelet: Brown Crocodile Leather Strap Length: Adjustable up to 20...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Montblanc Black Stainless Steel Tradition 7374 Men's Wristwatch 42 mm
By Mont Blanc
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Ideal for every day, this Montblanc watch features a stainless steel body, with a case diameter of 42mm. Powered by quartz movement, this watch comes with a black dial detailed with ...
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2010s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Montblanc White Stainless Steel Tradition 7334 Men's Wristwatch 40 mm
By Montblanc
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Montblanc brings you this classy timepiece with a case made from stainless steel. It has a smooth bezel and a round case with a white dial housing Roman numeral hour markers and a da...
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2010s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Audemars Piguet Rose Gold and Diamond Tradition Extra-Thin Wristwatch
By Audemars Piguet
Located in Southampton, PA
Audemars Piguet gents' 18K rose gold automatic wristwatch with diamond-set bezel on a brown crocodile leather strap. Watch displays indication of hours and minutes on a mother-of-pea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

White Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Raymond Weil White Stainless Steel & Leather Tradition 5476 Men's Wristwatch 39M
By Raymond Weil
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
If you are looking for a utility wristwatch infused with immense timeless appeal, then this watch from Raymond Weil will serve you well. The Tradition 5476 offers the perfect combina...
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2010s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Carved Lava Cameo Earrings of Flora in the NeoClassical Tradition
Located in Baltimore, MD
C1880 9K Victorian Lava Cameo earrings depicting Flora, the goddess of flowering plants, with the power to make flowers bloom and grow. The earrings possibly also depict a nymph bede...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Drop Earrings

Materials

10k Gold

Breguet Tradition Gents 18k White Gold Grey Open Worked Dial B&P 7027BB/G9/9V6
By Breguet
Located in London, GB
A 37 mm 18k White Gold Tradition Gents Wristwatch, grey open worked dial with an off-centred black guilloche dial hand engraved on a rose engine and with roman numerals, power reserv...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold

Breguet Unworn Tradition 18 Karat Gold Silver Open Worked Dial 7057BB/11/9W6
By Breguet
Located in London, GB
A 40 mm Unworn 18k White Gold Tradition Gents Wristwatch, silver open worked dial with an off-centred silver guilloche dial hand engraved on a rose engine and with roman numerals, po...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold, Silver

Audemars Piguet Tradition Extra Thin Gold Mother of Pearl 15337OR.ZZ.A810CR.01
By Audemars Piguet
Located in Southampton, PA
Tonneau case, cathedral-shaped hands, Mother of Pearl dial, diamond-set bezel, what more can you ask for? The Audemars Piguet Tradition Extra Thin 15337OR.ZZ.A810CR.01 is intrinsical...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold

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Tradition Watch For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate tradition watch for your needs in our varied inventory. Every item for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using Gold, 18k Gold and White Gold. Find an antique version now, or shop for 8 vintage or 73 modern creation for a more contemporary example of these cherished accessories. Making the right choice when shopping for a tradition watch may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 18th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. Creating a tradition watch has been a part of the legacy of many jewelers, but those produced by Raymond Weil, Breguet and Audemars Piguet are consistently popular. A tradition watch can be a stylish choice for most occasions, but Diamond rings, from our inventory of 4, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, day or night. Today, if you’re looking for a mixed cut version of this piece and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes alternatives. Most of our tradition watch for sale are for men, but there are 32 pieces available to browse for women.

How Much is a Tradition Watch?

Prices for a tradition watch can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $225 and can go as high as $150,000, while this accessory, on average, fetches $599.

Finding the Right Wrist Watches for You

Antique, new and vintage wristwatches have captured the hearts and minds of all manner of watch collectors as well as the watchmakers themselves — it's time you found your own.

Certain vintage watches for men and iconic watch designs for women are sought after not only because of their graceful proportions or innovative materials but also because of the illustrious histories of the houses that created them, histories that they stylishly embody.

Bvlgari’s legendary Serpenti watch was on everyone’s list after the collection’s bold bracelet, which technically debuted after the timepiece, graced the wrist of actress Elizabeth Taylor. If anything, elaborately crafted timepieces — the unmistakably boxy silhouette of Cartier Tank watches, the elegant and minimal Calatrava designed by legendary Swiss house Patek Philippe — are even more effective than the shape we associate with traditional wristwatches.

Form watches — the all-encompassing moniker bestowed upon non-round watches — are making headlines and completing contemporary fashionable ensembles the world over. At the same time, both casual fans and careful collectors are drawn to the unbeatable charm of vintage styles, such as the icons designed by Omega that even James Bond can’t resist.

In the early days of watchmaking, watches were fragile enough that they necessitated protection from the elements. Now, wristwatches made of gold and steel can withstand the harshest climates — even 100 meters underwater, in the case of Rolex’s Submariner. Designer Gérald Genta, whose range of clients included Rolex, created for Audemars Piguet the first luxury sports timepiece to be made from stainless steel. First introduced in 1972, the Royal Oak was a perfect choice for blending the form and function that are now synonymous with sports watches.

Are you shopping for a wristwatch? It’s good to keep your needs as well as your specific personal style in mind: A smaller, subtle timepiece is a good fit for small wrists. When will you be wearing your new accessory? There’s a versatile model out there for everyday wear, while a rugged, feature-heavy watch is a safe bet if you’re prone to embarking on all-weather activities in the great outdoors.

Find antique, new and vintage wristwatches on 1stDibs.

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