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Omega Dynamic Vintage c. 1970s Watch W/ Tricolored Dial
By Omega
Located in New York, NY
Not many watches on the market can match the simple but unique look of the incredibly coveted Omega Dynamic. This men’s timepiece features a beautiful oval stainless steel case that ...
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Late 20th Century Artist Vintage 1970S Watches

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Stainless Steel

1970s Piaget Lapis 18 Karat Gold Mechanical Ref 9861 Leather Watch
By Piaget
Located in Miami, FL
Adore the bright hue of this Vintage Piaget Lapis 18K Gold Mechanical Ref 9861 Leather Watch! This 1970's watch as a genuine oval lapis lazuli dial, with an 18 karat yellow gold cas...
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1970s Retro Vintage 1970S Watches

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Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold

Piaget 612501 A6 Vintage 1970s Two Time Zone 18 Karat White Gold Watch
By Piaget
Located in Miami, FL
Admire this unique Vintage Piaget 18K White Gold two zone Textured Watch!  This collectable 1970's watch is crafted in 18 karat textured  white gold and purity marked. The over si...
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1970s Modern Vintage 1970S Watches

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White Gold

Rolex Yellow Gold "Clamshell" Steel back Ref. 1025-3 from 1970 Like New
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Co. STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual / Ref. 1025-3 METAL / MATERIAL: Gold Shell / Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1970's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 40mm x 34mm ...
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1970s Modernist Vintage 1970S Watches

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Yellow Gold, Steel

Rare Ladies Piaget Diamond and Onyx Ref. 95785 A6 Watch
By Piaget
Located in Miami, FL
Fitted with an Onyx Bezel and Pave Diamond Dial, this Ladies Circa early 1970 Piaget watch is a rare find. The watch case is particularly unique, rendered in a Hexagonal shape. T...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold

Vintage 1970s Stainless Steel Automatic Bulova Watch
By Bulova Watch Company
Located in Carlisle, GB
This Pre-owned mechanical vintage watch is working and is running well. Visible scratches as shown. Its brown leather strap is a bit worn but wearable. Please study the images caref...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Stainless Steel

18 Kt Gold ZENITH Automatic Watch,Vintage,1970s
By Zenith Watch Company
Located in Palermo, IT
18 Kt Gold ZENITH Automatic Watch,Vintage,1970s. Solid Gold case, 34 mm, champagne colored dial, original crown, mechanical (Automatic).Leather strap replaced leaving the original bu...
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1970s Modernist Vintage 1970S Watches

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Gold, 18k Gold

Corum Sterling Silver Cuff Style Manual Watch, 1970s
By Corum Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Corum Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Clip On / Cuff Watch METAL / MATERIAL: Sterling Silver DIMENSIONS: 42mm X 28mm CIRCA: 1970's MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Wi...
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1970s Modernist Vintage 1970S Watches

Corum Sterling Silver Cuff Style Manual Watch, 1970s
By Corum Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Corum Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Clip On / Cuff Watch METAL / MATERIAL: Sterling Silver DIMENSIONS: 42mm X 28mm CIRCA: 1970's MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Wi...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

Lucerne Oversized Watch, circa 1970s
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Lucerne Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco Oversized METAL / MATERIAL: Nickel CIRCA / YEAR: 1970's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 44mm x 35mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual ...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

Zenith Stainless Steel Moderne Sport Automatic Wristwatch, circa 1970s
By Zenith Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Zenith Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Moderne Sports Style METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA: 1970's DIMENSIONS: 44mm X 37mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Automatic W...
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1960s Modern Vintage 1970S Watches

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Stainless Steel

Vintage Zenith Defy Surf 18 Karat Gold Deluxe Automatic Watch
By Zenith Watch Company
Located in Miami, FL
Pre Owned collectable Vintage mid 1970's Mens Zenith Defy Surf Watch in heavy18k solid gold. Mineral Crystal , all original Gold dial, gold markers and hands with date at 4:30. ze...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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18k Gold

Longines Yellow Gold Watch 1970s
By Longines
Located in Monaco, MC
Longines lady's watch: golden dial with applied yellow gold indexes, smooth bezel, manual winding movement and wrap bracelet in yellow gold. Dial 28 mm, bracelet internal diameter 5...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Yellow Gold

1970s Longines Record Automatic Steel Watch
By Longines
Located in London, GB
1970's Longines Watch, clean crystal and gorgeous blue and white dial Measurements: Condition: vintage, 1970s, working well with lovely smooth second hand sweep, slight sign of wea...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Steel

1970s Piaget Gold Automatic Watch 13431 A6
By Piaget
Located in New York, NY
18k gold vintage, circa 1970s gold Piaget watch with automatic movement. Case measures 32mm excl crown x 30mm. Bracelet is 7" long. Crystal has cracks. Weight of the piece - 84.9 grams.
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Gold

Rare Vintage 1970s ASTRAL Steel Electronic Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This Classic Charming Dynotron Electronic movement Watch is in good working condition and it is running well. Visible signs of ageing and wear with small scratches on the watch case ...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Steel

Vintage 1970s Gold-Plated Mechanical Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful pre-owned vintage hand winding watch is I good working condition and it is running well. Visible signs of used and has aged with the silvered has some dirt. There are ...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Gold Plate

Vintage 1970s Tissot Seastar Ladies Mechanical Watch
By TISSOT
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful pre-owned vintage hand-winding ladies watch is working and is running well and it keeps a good time. Visible signs of ageing and wear with some scratches on the glass ...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Stainless Steel

Concord Classic Watch in 14k Yellow Gold with Approximately 0.70 Carats in
By Concord Watch
Located in Surfside, FL
Concord in 14k yellow gold with approximately 0.70 carats in diamond bezel. Manual. 20 mm case size. Fits 6 inches wrist. Ref 2115271 BL. Circa 1970s Fine Pre-owned Concord Watch. C...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Yellow Gold

Vintage 1970s Gold-Plated Bulova Accutron Men's Watch
By Bulova
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful pre-pwned 37mm diameter battery operated Watch is in good working condition and it is running well( it keeps a good time). Visible signs of ageing and wear with light ...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Gold Plate

Vintage 1970s Gold-Plated Junghans Quartz Gents Watch
By Junghans Uhren GmbH
Located in Carlisle, GB
This charming pre-owned vintage battery operated watch is in good working condition and it is running well. Visible signs of wear and ageing with slight scratches on the glass and so...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Gold Plate

Vintage 1970s Stainless Steel Mechanical Swiss Rotary Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful pre-owned manual winding Swiss Watch is in good Working condition and it is ticking well. Visible signs of ageing and wear with scratches on the glass and on the watch...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Stainless Steel

1970s Stainless Steel Omega Geneve Mechanical Watch
By Omega
Located in Carlisle, GB
This Classic & Elegant Watch is in good working condition and it runs well. Visible signs of gentle used ( tiny scratches on the bessel & bracelets) as shown. Please study the ima...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Stainless Steel

Piaget 1970s White Gold Lady's Watch
By Piaget
Located in New York, NY
1970s vintage Piaget 18k white gold watch, with black Piaget dial, applied stick markers. Case measures 23mm excl crown x 23mm. Bracelet is 6.25" long. Manual wind movement - working...
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20th Century Vintage 1970S Watches

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White Gold

1970s Extra Large Corum Diamond Lapis Chrome Watch
By Corum
Located in Miami, FL
Adorn your wrist with this remarkable Vintage Corum Diamond Lapis Chrome Watch. This 1970s stylist extra large watch is crafted in 18k white gold with soft silky finish. The dial ...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold

Vintage 1970s Stainless Steel Roamer Searock Automatic Ladies Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful pre-owned automatic ( self winding) ladies watch is in good working condition and it is running well. Visible signs of ageing and wear with some scratches on the glass...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Stainless Steel

Vintage 1970s AU20 Gold-Plated POLJOT Mechanical Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful and classic hand winding watch is in good working condition and it is running well. Visible signs of ageing and wear with small light scratches and small tarnishes on ...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Gold Plate

Vintage 1970s Gold-Plated / Stainless Steel Rado Automatic Watch
By RADO
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful vintage mechanical watch is working and is running well. The Dial is a bit tired, visible tiny scratches on the glass, and gold plated metal case as shown. The strap i...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Gold Plate

1970s/80s Seiko Bracelet Stainless Steel Wrist Watch
By Seiko
Located in London, GB
FREE UK and WORLDWIDE DELIVERY Vintage Rare Seiko Fancy Bracelet Stainless Steel Women’s Wrist Watch, dial of watch is original, hands and crown are original. Measurements: orig...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Stainless Steel

Gold Filled Vintage 1970s Edox Hydrostar Delfin Mechanical Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful and classic hand winding watch is in good working condition and it is ticking nicely and running well. Visible signs of ageing and wear with light and small scratches ...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Gold-filled, Stainless Steel

Longines Men's Watch 18k Gold, 1970
By Longines
Located in Montreal, QC
Longines 18k gold men's watch circa 1970, cal706, case 35mm excluding crown. White silver dial, 17 jewels, hand wound movement, new crocodile brown strap, no box. In good working ord...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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18k Gold

Vintage 1970s Swiss Mechanical Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This pre-owed vintage hand winding watch is in good working condition and it is ticking well. The gold plated case is tarnished as shown. Some light and small scratches on the glass ...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Base Metal, Stainless Steel

Original 1970s Alexis Barthelay Manual-Winding Movement Chain Silver Watch
By Alexis Barthelay
Located in Valenza, IT
Original 1970's, Exquisite Alexis Barthelay Wrist Watch, an iconic piece characterized by an elegant, unique, absolutely chic yet timeless design, watch case and chain bracelet are h...
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1970s Modern Vintage 1970S Watches

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Blue Sapphire, Silver

Stainless Steel 1970s Vintage Favre-Leuba 25 Jewels Automatic Watch
By Favre Leuba
Located in Carlisle, GB
This charming Pre-own vintage mechanical watch is working and it is running well. Visible signs of wearing, with minor scratches on the glass, watch case, and on the strap as shown. ...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Gold Plate, Stainless Steel

Bulova Stainless Steel Moderne Style Manual Winding circa 1960s or 1970s
By Bulova Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Bulova Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Moderne / Cushion Shape METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1960 / 70 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 34 mm X 33 mm MOVEMENT /...
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Mid-20th Century Modernist Vintage 1970S Watches

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Steel

Omega DeVille 1970s Gold Watch Bracelet
By Omega
Located in New York, NY
Vintage, circa 1970s 18k gold watch bracelet by Omega, with brown dial signed Omega. Bracelet is 7.25" long, case is 37mm excl crown x 20mm. Weight - 127 grams.
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Gold

Militaria Stainless Steel Stock Sport Chronograph Manual Wrist Watch, 1970s
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Militaria Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Cushion Shaped / Chronograph METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA: 1970's DIMENSIONS: 43mm X 39mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER:...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

Rolex Stainless Steel Datejust Blue Dial Perpetual Wind Watch, 1970s
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Datejust, 1601 MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Perpetual Winding / 26 Jewels / cal. 1570, CIRCA: Late 1970's DIAL / HANDS: Original Dial,...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Stainless Steel

1970s Corum Diamond 18 Karat Gold Mesh Bracelet Ladies Watch
By Corum
Located in Dallas, TX
Model: Corum Diamond Watch #14234.69P57 Movement: Manual Wind Case Material: 18k White Gold Dial: Cushion Shape Pave Diamond, Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Bezel Strap: Five Row Mes...
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1970s Retro Vintage 1970S Watches

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Diamond, White Gold, Gold

Cartier by Bueche Girod Yellow Gold Enamel Manual Wind Watch, circa 1970s
By Cartier
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Bueche Girod for Cartier STYLE / REFERENCE: Gold Bracelet / Hermes Stirrup Style METAL / MATERIAL: 18Kt. Solid Yellow Gold and Kiln Fired Enamel Links CIRCA: 1970's...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

Piaget 1970s Tiger's Eye Gold Watch
By Piaget
Located in New York, NY
Vintage circa 1970s, Piaget watch, in 18k gold, with tiger's eye dial. Quartz movement. Case - 23mm x 25mm. Bracelet is 7 1/8" long. Weight - 82.4 grams.
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Tiger's Eye, Gold

Rolex Steel Blue Dial Datejust Watch, Early 1970's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Datejust / Ref. 1601 CIRCA / YEAR: Early 1970's MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Perpetual Winding / 26 Jewels / Cal. 1570 DIAL / HANDS: Or...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

Vintage 1970s Gold-Plated SS Back Omega Automatic Seamaster Cosmic 2000 Watch
By Omega
Located in Carlisle, GB
This charming pre-owned vintage automatic Watch is in good working condition and it is running well with a good time keeping. Visible scratch on the glass and small scratches on the ...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Gold Plate

Vintage 1970s Gold-Plated "Tuning Fork" Bulova Pat. with Sweep Seconds Watch
By Bulova
Located in Carlisle, GB
This pre-owned vintage battery operated watch is in good working condition and it is running well. Visible signs of ageing and wear with light scratches on the glass and on the watch...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Gold Plate

Ulysse Nardin Stainless Steel Sports Automatic Watch, circa 1970s
By Ulysse Nardin
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Ulysse Nardin Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Sports Style / Ref. A 7650 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel DIMENSIONS: 32 mm X 36 mm CIRCA: 1970's MOVEMENT / CALIBE...
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Mid-20th Century Vintage 1970S Watches

Mens Audemars Piguet Geneve 18k Gold Manual Wind Dress Watch 1970s RA291
By Audemars Piguet
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless luxury, Men's 18K solid gold Audemars Piguet Geneve hand-wind slim dress watch, circa 1970s. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Gorgeous Audemars Piguet dial, Geneve...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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18k Gold

1970s Bulova Silver Mesh Metal Dress Watch
By Bulova
Located in London, GB
A testimony of the 1970s, Bulova 17 jewels dress watch, silver tone mesh metal, original box Condition: 1970s, vintage, very good, some sign of wear on glass as shown in pictures ...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Silver, Steel

Lanvin Vintage 1970s Gold Toned Bracelet de Force Watch
By Lanvin Paris
Located in Nice, FR
LANVIN vintage 1970s gold toned "bracelet de force" watch. Mechanical movement. Tested and in working order. Needs to be wound daily. Bracelet embossed LANVIN-Paris-Bté....
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20th Century Vintage 1970S Watches

1970s 14Carat Gold Christian Dior by Bulova Wrist Wind Up Watch
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
FREE UK and WORLDWIDE DELIVERY 14K gold plated Dior by Bulova wrist wind up watch, fully working, green and white face, original black leather strap Condition: Early 1970s, gold me...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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14k Gold, Gold Plate

Unisex Piaget Protocole Ref 9154 18k Gold Slim Dress Watch 1970s RA299
By Piaget
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Classic luxury, Unisex 18k solid gold Piaget Protocole 9154 slime dress watch, c.1970s, in excellent working condition. Verified authentic by a master watchmaker. Gorgeous classic bl...
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1970s Retro Vintage 1970S Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1970s vintage Gold-Plated / Stainless Steel Roamer Automatic Vanguard 316 Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This charming pre-owned mechanical watch is working and and is running well. Visible signs of ageing and wear with some scratches on the glass as shown. The watch gold plated case is...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Gold Plate, Stainless Steel

Vintage 1970s Gold-Plated and Stainless Steel Back SLAVA Mechanical Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This charming pre-owned manual winding made by the USSR watch is in good working condition and it is ticking well. It is a good time keeping. Visible signs of ageing and gentle used ...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Gold Plate, Stainless Steel

Rolex Stainless Steel Datejust Orange Diamond Dial Watch, 1970's
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Datejust 1601 METAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA: 1970's MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Oyster Perpetual 1570 DIAL / HANDS: Swiss Standards Rep...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

Vintage 1970s Caravelle Automatic Ladies Swiss Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful vintage mechanical watch is working and it is running well. Visible tiny scratches on the silver plated case and the strap buckle is gold plated. Please study the ima...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Stainless Steel, Silver Plate

Vintage 1970s Gold-Plated Ladies Mechanical Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful pre-owned vintage hand-winding ladies watch is working and ticking well. Visible signs of ageing and wear with scratches on the glass and on the gold plated watch case...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Gold Plate

Vintage Yellow Gold Watch Band, Circa 1970s
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Vintage 14 Karat Gold Mesh Watch Band, Circa 1970s. Stamped on the inside clasp is 14K 50 AR meaning the band was manufactured in the Arezzo area of Italy. The gold band is 4.85" in ...
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1970s Retro Vintage 1970S Watches

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14k Gold, Gold, Yellow Gold

1970s Rolex 18 Karat Yellow Gold Diamond Set Foliate Leaf Design Bracelet Watch
By Rolex
Located in New york, NY
A 1970s Limited Edition High Fashion Rolex 18kt Yellow Gold Diamond Set Foliate Leaf Design Bracelet Watch Basic Dimensions & Specifications - Case Dimensions: 18mm across x 18mm to...
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1970s Retro Vintage 1970S Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage 1970s Silver Marcaseed Mechanical Ladies Bracelet Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful vintage hand winding silver bracelet watch is in good working condition and it is running well. Visible signs of ageing and wear with small and light marks on the case...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Silver

Marcel Boucher Mod Lucite Chrome Wrist Watch ca 1970
By Marcel Boucher
Located in University City, MO
Marcel Boucher Mod lucite chrome women's wrist watch ca 1970 The futuristic design combines a circular lucite disc that frames the black watch dial The black enamel dial is sign...
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1970s Modern Vintage 1970S Watches

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Stainless Steel

Vintage 1970s Gold-Plated Services Ladies Mechanical Watch
Located in Carlisle, GB
This beautiful tiny pre-owned ladies mechanical watch is working and is ticking well. The dial is worn and has aged. Visible chipped on the right side corner of the glass as shown. S...
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1970s Vintage 1970S Watches

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Gold Plate

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Vintage 1970S Watches For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are many options to choose from in our inventory of vintage 1970s watches. Frequently made of Gold, Stainless Steel and 18k Gold, these items were constructed with great care. Our collection, which features older pieces for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century, has proven very popular over the years. Pieces in our collection of vintage 1970s watches made by Modern jewelers — as well as those associated with Contemporary — are very popular. Versions of these items have been a part of the life’s work for many jewelers, but those produced by Rolex, Omega and Cartier are consistently popular. Any of these pieces can lend versatility to your look, but Diamond versions, from our inventory of 406, are particularly popular. There are many round cut, brilliant cut and cabochon vintage 1970s watches for sale. There aren’t many items for women in our collection of vintage 1970s watches, as most of the options available are for men.

How Much are Vintage 1970S Watches?

Prices for vintage 1970s watches can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $104 and can go as high as $1,269,489, while vintage 1970s watches, on average, fetch $5,183.

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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