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ChronoSwiss Opus, Yellow Gold Skeleton Chronograph Watch
By Chronoswiss
Located in New York, NY
ChronoSwiss Opus, Yellow Gold Skeleton Chronograph Watch Circa 2000 Model/Reference: Opus/ CH 7521
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1980s Swiss Vintage Chronograph Watches

Swiss Made Chronograph Watch Stainless Steel Case Manual
Located in Surfside, FL
/ subseconds and chronograph. Fine Pre-owned Swiss made Watch. Certified preowned Vintage Swiss made
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20th Century Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Eberhard 18kt gold mechanical chronograph watch
By Eberhard & Co.
Located in Braintree, GB
, minutes, and hours, typical of chronograph watches of that era. The primary dial includes a tachymeter
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1950s Swiss Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18kt Yellow Gold Universal Geneve Chronograph Watch, Extremy Rare
By Universal Genève
Located in Antwerp, BE
Extremely rare miniature 18kt Yellow Gold Universal Genève Chronograph Watch Movement: Mechanical
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20th Century Swiss Artisan Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Concord Estate La Scala Chronograph Watch Stainless Steel 38 mm
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Concord Estate La Scala Chronograph Watch Stainless Steel 38 mm C1 Newly Polished  This elegant
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1990s American Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

1960s Omega Seamaster Chronograph Watch in Stainless Steel - Running
Located in Lexington, KY
with the age of the watch, the condition is excellent and the watch is runs. 1960s Omega Chronograph
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1960s Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Tag Heuer Carrera "Gübelin" Men's Steel Chronograph Watch Ref 3647S
By TAG Heuer
Located in Dallas, TX
Tag Heuer Carrera "Gübelin" Men's Steel Chronograph Watch Ref 3647S - Manual winding chronograph
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20th Century Swiss Vintage Chronograph Watches

Breitling Stainless Steel Tonneau Shape Chronograph Watch
By Breitling
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Breitling Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Tonneau Shape / Chronograph METAL
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Modern Vintage Chronograph Watches

Abercrombie & Fitch Stainless Steel 1 Button Chronograph Watch, 1930s
By Abercrombie & Fitch
Located in Long Beach, CA
necessarily, although it would be considered so today. This is a watch for a chronograph collector but it can
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Chronograph Watches

Eterna Stainless Steel 1930's Doctor's Pulsation Chronograph Watch
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Eterna Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Two Register Chronograph / 30
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1930s Swiss Art Deco Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Eterna Stainless Steel 1930's Doctor's Pulsation Chronograph Watch
Eterna Stainless Steel 1930's Doctor's Pulsation Chronograph Watch
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Vintage 18kt Gold Tissot Manual Winding Chronograph Watch, Cal. Lemania 27.41 H
By Tissot
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage 18kt Yellow Gold Tissot Chronograph manual winding Wrist Watch ,Cal. Lemania 27.41 H
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20th Century Swiss Artisan Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

Rolex Daytona 18K Yellow Gold White Dial 16528 Cosmograph Chronograph Watch 1997
By Rolex
Located in Central & Western District, HK
warranty of the watch movement. Price has already included FedEx Shipment fully insured and excluded any
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1990s Swiss Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Quartz Chronograph Yellow Gold Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A chic Cartier quartz chronograph watch in 18 karat yellow gold, with a leather strap. Made in
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1980s Swiss Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Chronographe Swisse Vintage Chronograph, Made in 18k Rose Gold, circa 1950s
By Chronoswiss
Located in Santa Monica, CA
"Chronographe Swisse" Vintage Chronograph Watch. The watch was made in the 1940-1950's, and is
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1950s Swiss Vintage Chronograph Watches

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Rose Gold

Michele Urban Diamond & Stainless Steel Watch
By Michele
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Ladies' large Michele urban diamond chronograph watch in stainless steel. Quartz movement. Keeps
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Mid-20th Century Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Diamond, Steel, Stainless Steel

Girard Perregaux Chronograph Reference 1030 Two Tone
By Girard Perregaux
Located in New York, NY
Introducing the Girard Perregaux 1990s Two-Tone Chronograph Watch, a harmonious blend of luxury and
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1990s Swiss Modern Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Helbros Stainless Steel Two Register Chronograph Manual Watch, 1940s
By Helbros
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Helbros Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: 2 Register Chronograph METAL
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Art Deco Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Vintage Circa 1930’s Breitling Mobile Lug Chronograph 38MM Silver Watch
By Breitling
Located in Houston, TX
Stainless Steel Buckle. CHRONOGRAPH Watch Properties Family: MOBILE LUG Model: CHRONOGRAPH Reference
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1930s Unknown Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Silver

Universal Genève Tri Compax Chronograph Ref 222100, Rare Collectors Watch
By Universal Genève
Located in Antwerp, BE
Universal Genève Tri Compax Chronograph Ref.222100,Rare Collectors Watch Caliber : 281 Case : 36
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20th Century Artisan Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Vintage 14 Karat Yellow Gold Geneva Swiss Made Watch
By Geneva
Located in Stamford, CT
their greatest accomplishment in our industry was to manufacture the first ever chronographic watch in
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1960s Italian Vintage Chronograph Watches

Vintage 14 Karat Yellow Gold Band and Watch by Geneve Quartz
Located in Stamford, CT
accomplishment in our industry was to manufacture the first ever chronographic watch in 1917. Ulysse Perret was a
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Late 20th Century Italian Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

14k Gold

Universal Geneve Stainless Steel Doctors Pulsation Chronograph Manual Watch
By Universal Genève
Located in Long Beach, CA
first chronograph watch in the early teens. They focused on sports and professional watches and
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1950s Swiss Modern Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Concord Stainless Steel Three Register Chronograph Manual Watch
By Concord Watch
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Concord Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Chronograph / Tonneau Shape METAL
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1980s Swiss Art Deco Vintage Chronograph Watches

Patek Philippe 565J Water Resistant Calatrava Watch, Circa 1946
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
calendar 1526 and 3448, and the perpetual calendar chronograph watches, the 1518 and 2499. It is certainly
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1940s Swiss Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Waltham Chromium Tonneau Shaped Three Register Chronograph Manual Watch
By Waltham Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Waltham Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Chronograph / Tonneau Shaped METAL
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Modern Vintage Chronograph Watches

Patek Philippe 565R Vintage Water Resistant Calatrava Rose Gold Watch Circa 1949
By Patek Philippe
Located in Santa Monica, CA
century, such as the perpetual calendar 1526 and 3448, and the perpetual calendar chronograph watches, the
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1940s Swiss Contemporary Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold

Rare Vintage Vacheron Constantin 18k Gold Chronograp Mens Watch 1940´s
By Vacheron Constantin
Located in Bilbao, ES
Rare vintage chronograph watch, Swiss VACHERON CONSTANTIN (Genéve), in original 18K yellow gold
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1940s Swiss Civil War Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Zenith Stainless Steel Chronograph Original Dial Manual Wristwatch, circa 1940s
By Zenith Watch Company
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Universal / Zenith Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: 2 Register Chronograph
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Art Deco Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

18k Gold NorMana Chronograph Men's Watch
Located in Montreal, QC
One vintage wristwatch for men marked NorMana. 18k (750, stamped), mechanical movement, chronometer. Tissot brown colored bracelet. Weighs 49.1 grams. 38mm case without the crown. Cr...
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1960s Swiss Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Bulgari Ergon Chronograph Automatic ref EG40SCH Watch
By Chopard
Located in Toronto, CA
Crystal - Chronograph Dial Window Material: Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal Country of Manufacture
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1990s Swiss Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Agassiz Chronograph 14K Yellow Gold Pocket Watch
Located in Dallas, TX
Agassiz Chronograph 14K Yellow Gold Pocket Watch - Manual winding. 14K Yellow gold ( 52 mm ) with
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20th Century Swiss Vintage Chronograph Watches

Universal Genève Jumbo Uni Compax Chronograph Wrist Watch
By Univeral Geneve
Located in Antwerp, BE
Universal Genève Jumbo Uni Compax Chronograph Wrist Watch Rarae Collectors Case : 38 mm
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20th Century Swiss Artisan Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Omega Seamaster Chronograph Waterproof Wrist Watch Cal 321
By Omega
Located in Antwerp, BE
Extremely Rare & Collectors Omega Seamaster Chronograph Waterproof Case Wrist Watch Cal 321 in
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20th Century Swiss Artisan Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Tag Heuer Stainless Steel Autavia Chronograph Manual Watch
By TAG Heuer
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Heuer Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Autavia Series Chronograph METAL
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1960s Swiss Vintage Chronograph Watches

Omega Stainless Steel Speedmaster Chronograph Automatic Watch, 1968
By Omega
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Omega Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Chronograph / Ref. 145 034 METAL / MATERIAL
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1970s Swiss Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Turler Stainless Steel Chronograph Manual Presentation Watch, 1953
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Turler Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Round Two Register Chronograph METAL
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Post-War Vintage Chronograph Watches

Men’s Breitling Colt Chronograph A53035 Stainless Steel Watch mm
By Breitling
Located in New York, NY
Breitling Men's Colt Chronograph Stainless Steel White Dial Watch A53035. This 38mm Breitling Colt
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1990s Swiss Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel, Steel

Steel Collectors Angelus Jumbo Chronograph Wrist Watch Gilt Dial
By Angelus
Located in Antwerp, BE
Angelus Chronograph Wrist Watch Movement : Mechanical Manual Winding Angelus Caliber 215 Dial
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20th Century Swiss Artisan Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel, Steel

Breitling Men’s Colt Chronograph A53035 Stainless Steel Watch mm
By Breitling
Located in New York, NY
Breitling Colt Chronograph Stainless Steel White Dial Watch A53035. This 38mm Breitling timepiece
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1990s Swiss Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cartier Roadster Chronograph Men's Stainless Steel Automatic Watch 2618
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Roadster Chronograph Men's Stainless Steel Automatic Watch 2618 - Chronograph Automatic
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20th Century Swiss Vintage Chronograph Watches

Heuer Stainless Steel Waterproof Three Register Chronograph Manual Watch
By Heuer
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Heuer Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Three Register Chronograph METAL / MATERIAL
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1950s Swiss Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Vintage Chronograph Pre Daytona 6238 Watch never polished
By Rolex
Located in Milano, IT
An extremely rare vintage Rolex Chronograph labelled as the ''Pre Daytona'' due to its production
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1960s Swiss Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Lemania Stainless Steel Military Single Button Chronograph Manual Watch
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Lemania Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Single Button Chronograph METAL
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Modernist Vintage Chronograph Watches

Angelus Stainless Steel Two Register Chronograph Manual Watch, 1940s
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Angelus Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Round / Rectangle Button Chronograph
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1940s Swiss Modern Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Philippe Stainless Steel Art Deco Chronograph Manual Watch, 1930s
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE:Philippe Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Chronograph METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless
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1930s Swiss Art Deco Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Leonidas Chronograph Wrist Watch 18 Karat Yellow Gold Case
Located in Antwerp, BE
Leonidas Incabloc Wristwatch 18kt Yellow Gold Case, Diameter 38 mm Movement: Chronograph with Hand
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20th Century Swiss Artisan Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Rolex Oyster Pioneer Watch Face Chronograph Manual Wind
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
watch. With its 28mm dial, manual winding movement, seconds chronograph, and impeccable condition, this
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1930s Swiss Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Breitling 18 Karat Gold Vintage Chronograph Men Wrist Watch
By Breitling
Located in Berlin, DE
Watch works properly. From private collection. Including certificate of authenticity.
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20th Century Swiss Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold

Berthoud / Universal Genève Uni Compax Chronograph Wrist Watch, Rare Collectors
Located in Antwerp, BE
Extermely Rare Collectors Watch with Universal Genève Big Eyes Chronograph Caliber Universal 385
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20th Century Swiss Artisan Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Steel

Vacheron & Constantin. A Gold Open Face Chronograph Pocket Watch C1924
By Vacheron Constantin
Located in London, GB
Vacheron & Constantin 18Kt Yellow Gold Open Face Chronograph Pocket watch with it's original box
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20th Century French Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier Pasha Chronograph 2380 in 18K Yellow Gold 820903 Watch
By Cartier
Located in Toronto, CA
Brand: Cartier Model: Pasha De Chronograph Reference Number : 2380 Features : Chronograph - 18K
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1980s Swiss Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Movado Yellow Gold Art Deco Triple Register Chronograph Manual Watch
By Movado
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Movado Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Triple Register Chronograph
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1940s Swiss Art Deco Vintage Chronograph Watches

Delbana Stainless Steel Chronograph Black Dial Manual Watch, circa 1940s
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Delbana Watch Company made for them by Orator Watch Factory STYLE / REFERENCE: Art
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1940s Swiss Art Deco Vintage Chronograph Watches

Fine and Rare 1930s Omega Rose Gold Chronograph Wrist Watch
By Omega
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1930s Omega Chronograph Wrist Watch, 18K Rose Gold 37 M.M. 3 piece signed Omega case with
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1930s Swiss Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Rose Gold

Gubelin Stainless Steel Valjoux 72 Chronograph Doctors Pulsation Watch, 1940s
Located in Long Beach, CA
SERVICE COMMITMENT This chronograph wrist watch is the exact same movement used by Patek Philippe in
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1940s Swiss Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Movado Yellow Gold Art Deco Triple Register Chronograph Manual Watch
By Movado
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Movado Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Triple Register Chronograph
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1940s Swiss Art Deco Vintage Chronograph Watches

Fendi 4500G Stainless Steel Black Quartz Chronograph Men's Dial Watch
By Fendi
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Do not miss out on this timeless vintage Fendi watch circa _! Gorgeous black 33 mm bezel wrist
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Late 20th Century Swiss Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

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
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1970s Swiss Vintage Chronograph Watches

Cartier Santos Ronde Chronograph Yellow Gold Ladies Watch Ref.: 1530
By Cartier
Located in Berlin, DE
Cartier Santos Ronde Chronograph in 18ct. yellow gold with a diamond bezel Reference: 1530 Material
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1990s French Contemporary Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Steel Omega Speedmaster Vintage 1970 's Chronograph Wrist Watch Ref. ST145.022
By Omega
Located in Antwerp, BE
Steel Omega Speedmaster Vintage 1970 's Chronograph Wrist Watch Ref. ST145.022 With Omega Extract
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20th Century Swiss Artisan Vintage Chronograph Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel, Steel

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Vintage Chronograph Watches For Sale on 1stDibs

Find an expansive variety of vintage chronograph watches available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of Stainless Steel, Gold and 18k Gold, these items were constructed with great care. Find a collection of 2093 vintage versions or 1 modern creations for a more contemporary example of these cherished accessories. Our inventory is broad and distinctive, with accessories on offer that were made as long ago as the 20th Century to those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Pieces in our collection of vintage chronograph watches made by Art Deco jewelers — as well as those associated with Modern — are very popular. Many examples in our inventory of these items are appealing no matter their origins, but Omega, Breitling and Heuer produced popular versions that are worth a look. While most can agree that any pick from our collection easily elevates most outfits, but the choice of Diamond versions from the 14 available is guaranteed to add a special touch to your ensemble. A selection of round cut and brilliant cut can be found today on these pages. Most of our vintage chronograph watches for sale are for men, but there are 405 pieces available to browse for women.

How Much are Vintage Chronograph Watches?

Prices for vintage chronograph watches can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $342 and can go as high as $375,000, while vintage chronograph watches, on average, fetch $4,814.

Finding the Right wrist-watches for You

Antique, vintage and luxury 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.

Bulgari’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, vintage and luxury wristwatches for sale on 1stDibs.

Questions About Vintage Chronograph Watches
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    Whether chronograph watches are worth buying is a matter of personal opinion. Because it can be difficult to predict how the value of items will change over time, choose timepieces that appeal to you and suit your needs. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of chronograph watches from some of the world's top jewelers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 31, 2023
    The addition of extra dials called sub-dials is what is special about a chronograph watch. These extra dials allow you to measure time on different scales. For example, a chronograph timepiece may have 30-second, one-hour and 12-hour timers for its sub-dials. Shop a collection of chronograph watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 31, 2023
    The three dials on a chronograph watch vary. Generally, the dials are 30-second, 60-minute and 12-hour timers used to precisely track time, but some timepieces may have different dials. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of chronograph watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    To identify a chronograph watch, look on the dial and the case back for marks or stamps that indicate a maker or a style or serial number. You can use trusted resources to search for these markings or consult a certified appraiser for an expert evaluation. Shop a selection of watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    A vintage watch is any watch that is at least two decades old. A model number can usually be found on a watch's movement for identification purposes, and date marks on the back of a watch can usually tell you if it is vintage. Vintage timepieces have made a comeback for serious collectors as well as casual enthusiasts all over the world. Find a collection of vintage watches on 1stDibs today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The gold content of a vintage watch will depend on the make and model of the watch. Gold is a popular choice for luxury watches due to its finish and yellow-golden hue that can be achieved through gold or gold-plated bands. Shop a wide selection of expertly vetted vintage watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    The easiest way to determine if a watch is vintage is to look for a date on the back. If the date is more than 20 years old, the timepiece would be considered vintage. If a watch lacks a date, a certified appraiser has the knowledge and experience needed to determine its age. Find a variety of watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Seiko watches include a few different identifying marks. Before 1970, serial numbers were seven digits, and limited-edition models had a piece number. Modern Seiko watches have a six-digit serial number, which includes the manufacturing date. You can also shop expertly vetted vintage Seiko watches from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJanuary 23, 2024
    To identify a vintage Omega watch, first find its serial number. On most vintage timepieces, this number appears on the inside of the caseback. By cross-referencing the number with the information provided by trusted online resources, you can learn what model your watch is and discover other details like its ownership history. On 1stDibs, explore a wide range of vintage Omega watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 1, 2023
    To identify your vintage Omega watch, first find its serial number. Those made before 1944 have seven-digit numbers; from 1944 on, the numbers have eight digits. On vintage models, the serial number is engraved on the inside of the case back.You can cross-reference this number online to find out what model your watch is. Explore a wide variety of Omega watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Wind a vintage Omega watch by twisting the crown at the side in a clockwise direction. Stop winding once you feel the movement of the crown stop. Browse a range of authenticated vintage and contemporary Omega watches from top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To authenticate a vintage Cartier watch, remove the case back and you’ll see the brand name inscribed. “CARTIER” is located at the seven o’clock or ten o’clock markers and “SWISS MADE” under the six o’clock marker on genuine watches. Counterfeiters often omit these details or even spell the brand name wrong. Cartier watches have a substantial weight due to the high quality materials used to craft the timepiece, and a lightweight watch could be an indication that your piece is a fake. On 1stDibs, you’ll find a collection of genuine Cartier timepieces from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Unless you have training in jewelry repair, you should not take the back off a vintage Omega watch on your own. Opening the timepieces requires a specially designed tool available only to jewelers authorized to service Omega watches. Shop a selection of Omega watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The best vintage Omega timepiece to buy is largely a matter of personal preference. The Seamaster and Speedmaster are two timeless options available in a variety of finishes and styles. No matter which watch you choose, only buy from a reputable dealer or online platform to ensure you receive an authentic timepiece. You'll find a collection of expertly vetted Omega watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    To tell if a vintage Gucci watch is real, look for a serial number on the back of the case and/or on the original box if you have it. Then, contact Gucci customer service by phone for assistance with authentication. If you are unable to find a serial number, the best approach is likely to take the timepiece to a knowledgeable appraiser who can authenticate the item. Find a range of Gucci watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    You can check if your vintage Omega watch is the real deal by cross-referencing the serial number stamped on the watch. The serial number is seven to eight digits long, and if it doesn’t match the company’s database, this is a serious red flag that can indicate that the piece is fake. You can also shop expertly vetted vintage Omega watches from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.

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