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Vacheron Constantin 18K Rose Gold Vintage Men's Watch
By Vacheron Constantin
Located in Dallas, TX
Vacheron Constantin 18K Rose Gold Vintage Men's Watch - Automatic winding. 18K Rose gold ( 34 mm ). Silver/Champagne dial with stick hour markers. New Brown strap with tang buckle. ...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

Piaget Yellow Gold Malachite Dial Vintage Mens Watch 9035
By Piaget
Located in Atlanta, GA
Piaget Yellow Gold Malachite Dial Vintage Mens Watch 9035. Manual winding movement. 18k yellow gold slim case 32.0 mm in diameter. . Mineral glass crystal. Malachite dial with gold r...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Yellow Gold

Rolex Cellini Yellow Gold Diamond Vintage Mens Watch 5032
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Cellini Yellow Gold Diamond Vintage Mens Watch 5032. Manual winding movement. 18k yellow and white gold case 30.5 x 28.5 mm. Original Rolex factory diamond bezel. Scratch resis...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Yellow Gold

Jaeger LeCoultre 14k Yellow Gold Manual Vintage Mens Watch
By Jaeger-LeCoultre
Located in Atlanta, GA
Jaeger LeCoultre 14k Yellow Gold Manual Vintage Mens Watch. Manual-winding movement. 14k yellow gold oval case 31 mm x 26 mm in diameter. 14k yellow gold bezel. Acrylic crystal. Silv...
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1980s Vintage Mens Watches

Rolex Date Stainless Steel Silver Dial Vintage Mens Watch 15000
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Date Stainless Steel Silver Dial Vintage Mens Watch 15000. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 34.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Silver, Stainless Steel, Steel

Rolex Date Stainless Steel Silver Dial Vintage Mens Watch 15010
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Date Stainless Steel Silver Dial Vintage Mens Watch 15010. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 34.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Silver, Stainless Steel, Steel

Omega Speedmaster Professional Mark II 145.014 Vintage Mens Watch
By Omega
Located in Great Neck, NY
Omega Speedmaster Professional Mark II 145.014 Vintage Men's Watch. 42mm stainless steel case with a tachymeter bezel Black dial with luminous hands and indexes. Three chronog...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

Patek Philippe Calatrava White Gold Vintage Mens Watch 570 Box Papers
By Patek Philippe
Located in Atlanta, GA
Patek Philippe Calatrava White Gold Vintage Mens Watch 570 Box Papers. Manual winding movement. 18k white gold case 35.5 mm in diameter. . Acrylic domed crystal. Silver dial with rai...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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White Gold

Rolex Datejust 36 Steel Yellow Gold Vintage Mens Watch 16013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 36 Steel Yellow Gold Vintage Mens Watch 16013. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Steel, Yellow Gold

Tudor Big Block Black Dial Steel Vintage Men's Watch 94300
By Tudor
Located in Atlanta, GA
Tudor Big Block Black Dial Steel Vintage Mens Watch 94300. Automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40mm in diameter. Stainless steel bezel with tachometer graduation. A...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

Rolex OysterDate Precision Black Dial Steel Vintage Mens Watch 6694
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex OysterDate Precision Black Dial Steel Vintage Mens Watch 6694. Manual-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 35.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. Stainless steel ...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Steel

Rolex Datejust 36 Steel Yellow Gold Vintage Mens Watch 16013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 36 Steel Yellow Gold Vintage Mens Watch 16013. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Yellow Gold, Steel

Patek Philippe 18k White Gold Silver Dial Vintage Mens Watch 3566
By Patek Philippe
Located in Atlanta, GA
Patek Philippe 18k White Gold Silver Dial Vintage Mens Watch 3566. Manual winding movement. 18k white gold case 28.0 mm x 28.0 mm. . Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Silver texure...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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White Gold, Silver

Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold Silver Dial Vintage Men's Watch 16014
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel White Gold Silver Dial Vintage Mens Watch 16014. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. 3035. 18k white gold fluted bezel. Acrylic crystal with ...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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White Gold, Silver, Steel

Tudor Big Block Exotic Monte Carlo Vintage Men’s Watch 94300
By Tudor
Located in Atlanta, GA
Tudor Big Block Exotic Monte Carlo Vintage Mens Watch 94300. Automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40mm in diameter. Stainless steel bezel with tachometer graduation....
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Silver Dial Vintage Mens Watch 1601
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Silver Dial Vintage Mens Watch 1601. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex ...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Silver, Steel, Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust Steel Rose Gold Black Dial Vintage Mens Watch 1601
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Rose Gold Black Dial Vintage Mens Watch 1601. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex log...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Rose Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold White Dial Vintage Mens Watch 16013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold White Dial Vintage Mens Watch 16013. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex l...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold White Dial Vintage Mens Watch 16013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold White Dial Vintage Mens Watch 16013. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex l...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Yellow Gold, Steel

Piaget 18k Yellow Gold Tiger Eye Stone Dial Vintage Men's Watch 9352
By Piaget
Located in Atlanta, GA
Piaget 18k Yellow Gold Tiger Eye Stone Dial Vintage Mens Watch 9352. Manual winding movement. 18k yellow gold case 23.0 x 23.0 mm. . Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Tiger eye dia...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold White Dial Vintage Mens Watch 16013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold White Dial Vintage Mens Watch 16013. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex l...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Champagne Dial Steel Yellow Gold Vintage Mens Watch 1601
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Champagne Dial Steel Yellow Gold Vintage Mens Watch 1601. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36 mm in diameter. Rol...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Buckley Dial Vintage Mens Watch 16013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Buckley Dial Vintage Mens Watch 16013. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Buckley Dial Vintage Mens Watch 16013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Buckley Dial Vintage Mens Watch 16013. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust 36 Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Vintage Mens Watch 16013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 36 Steel Yellow Gold Diamond Vintage Mens Watch 16013. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex l...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Silver Dial Vintage Mens Watch 1601
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Silver Dial Vintage Mens Watch 1601. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex ...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Yellow Gold, Silver, Steel

Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Vintage Mens Watch 16013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Vintage Mens Watch 16013. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rol...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Yellow Gold, Steel

Patek Philippe Gondolo Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Vintage Mens Watch 3528
By Patek Philippe
Located in Atlanta, GA
Patek Philippe Gondolo Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Vintage Mens Watch 3528. Manual winding movement. Rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration jewels, straight line lever escapement, m...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust 36 Steel Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Vintage Mens Watch 16013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 36 Steel Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Vintage Mens Watch 16013. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold oyster case 3...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Steel, Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust 36 Steel Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Vintage Mens Watch 16013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 36 Steel Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Vintage Mens Watch 16013. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold oyster case 3...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust 36 Steel Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Vintage Mens Watch 16013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 36 Steel Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Vintage Mens Watch 16013. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold oyster case 3...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Steel, Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust 36 Steel Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Vintage Mens Watch 16013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 36 Steel Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Vintage Mens Watch 16013. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold oyster case 3...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Steel, Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust 36 Steel Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Vintage Mens Watch 16013
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust 36 Steel Yellow Gold Champagne Dial Vintage Mens Watch 16013. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold oyster case 3...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Steel, Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust Steel Rose Gold Black Pie Pan Dial Vintage Mens Watch 1601
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Steel Rose Gold Black Pie Pan Dial Vintage Mens Watch 1601. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36 mm in diameter. R...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Rose Gold, Steel

Breitling Sprint 2010 Chronograph Vintage Mens Watch
By Breitling
Located in Great Neck, NY
Breitling Sprint 2010 Men Watch. 40mm Stainless Steel case. Stainless Steel Bidirectional bezel. Black dial with Luminous Tritium Steel hands and index hour markers. Minute m...
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1960s Vintage Mens Watches

Vintage Mathy Tissot Men's Watch
Located in Dallas, TX
Vintage Mathy Tissot Men's Watch - Manual . 14K Yellow Gold ( 21 x 39 mm ) . Silver dial with Arabic numbers at 12, 3, and 9 o'clock . Brown buffalo strap . Pre-owned with custom ...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Chronograph Men's Watch
By Jaeger-LeCoultre
Located in Dallas, TX
Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre Chronograph Men's Watch - Manual winding; chronograph. Stainless steel case with (35mm diameter). Black dial with white subdials. Burgundy leather band with ...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

Vintage Rolex Thunderbird Turnograph Men's Watch 1625
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Vintage Rolex Thunderbird Turnograph Men's Watch 1625 - Automatic winding; acrylic crystal. Stainless steel case ( 36 mm ). Silver dial with stick markers. Stainless steel jubilee b...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

Men’s Vintage International Watch Company 18 Karat Gold Wrist Watch
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Schaffhausen vintage International Watch Co. (IWC), circa 1950s. 18-karat yellow gold watch with rose gold dial and applied yellow gold bar markers. Swiss. Keeps accurate time. ...
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1950s American Vintage Mens Watches

Vintage Bulova Accutron Spaceview Men's Watch 1960's/70's
By Bulova
Located in Dallas, TX
Vintage Bulova Accutron Spaceview Men's Watch 1960's/70's - Quartz. 14K Yellow gold; back winding (33mm diameter). Tuning fork Accutron logo at 9 o'clock position on crystal; see-thr...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

Vintage Vacheron Constantin 18k Yellow Gold Men's Watch
By Vacheron Constantin
Located in Dallas, TX
Vintage Vacheron Constantin 18k Yellow Gold Men's Watch - Manual winding. 18k yellow gold case (34mm diameter). Silver dial with stick markers. Vacheron Constantin green with tang bu...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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 Mens Watches

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Gold Plate

Vintage Omega 14k Yellow Gold Men's Dress Watch
By Omega
Located in Dallas, TX
Vintage Omega 14k Yellow Gold Men's Dress Watch - Manual winding . 14k yellow gold textured case (32mm diameter). Gold textured dial with stick markers. Integrated 14k yellow gold m...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

Rolex Seadweller Black Dial Vintage Steel Mens Watch 1665
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Seadweller Black Dial Vintage Steel Mens Watch 1665. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. Bi-d...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Steel

Rolex Submariner Date Steel Mens Vintage Watch 16800 Box
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Submariner Date Steel Mens Vintage Watch 16800 Box. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40 mm in diameter. Stainless steel wi...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Steel

Rolex Datejust Silver Dial Vintage Steel Mens Watch 16030
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Silver Dial Vintage Steel Mens Watch 16030. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crow...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Silver, Steel

Vintage Bulova Accutron 14K Yellow Gold Quartz Mens Watch
By Bulova
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Bulova NA is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by quartz (battery) movement which is cased in a yellow gold case. It has a round shape face, date indicator ...
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1970s Vintage Mens Watches

Rolex Datejust Silver Dial Vintage Steel Mens Watch 16030
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Silver Dial Vintage Steel Mens Watch 16030. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crow...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Steel, Silver

Piaget 9741 Vintage 18k Mens Watch with Champagne Bracelet
By Piaget
Located in Miami, FL
Piaget signed 18k solid gold vintage wristwatch. This vintage unisex watch is in near mint condition with little to no signs of wear to the naked eye. The dial in particular is of su...
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1990s Vintage Mens Watches

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18k Gold

Bucherer Chrono Chrono Men's Vintage Watch in Stainless Steel
By Bucherer
Located in New York, NY
Bucherer Chrono Chrono Men's Vintage Watch in Stainless Steel SKU: 107516 PRIMARY DETAILS Brand: Bucherer Model: Chrono Country of Origin: Switzerland Movement Type: Mechanical: ...
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1970s Vintage Mens Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Seadweller Black Dial Vintage Steel Mens Watch 1665
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Seadweller Black Dial Vintage Steel Mens Watch 1665. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. Bi-d...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Steel

Rolex Submariner Black Dial Vintage Steel Mens Watch 5512
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Submariner Black Dial Vintage Steel Mens Watch 5512. Automatic self-winding movement.Adjusted to 5 positions and temperature. Straight-line lever escapement, monometallic bala...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Steel

Rolex Datejust Silver Dial Vintage Steel Men's Watch 16030
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Datejust Silver Dial Vintage Steel Mens Watch 16030. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel oyster case 36 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crow...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

Girard-Perregaux "Vintage 1945" Men's Stainless Steel Watch Ref. 2593
By Girard Perregaux
Located in Dallas, TX
Girard-Perregaux "Vintage 1945" Men's Stainless Steel Watch Ref. 2593 - Automatic winding. Stainless steel case (29mm x 43mm). Black dial with Arabic numerals; subseconds at 6 o'clo...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

Rolex Submariner Vintage Black Mark V Dial Steel Mens Watch 1680
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Submariner Vintage Black Mark V Dial Steel Mens Watch 1680. Official certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Rhodium-plated, oeil-de-perdrix decoration, straight...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

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Steel

Mens Vintage Alpha Watch, 17 Jewel Automatic, Fully Serviced Swiss
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Gorgeous Men's Alpha Watch has a 17 jewel movement and is automatic. This had just been fully cleaned and overhauled and comes with a 90-day warranty. The watch is in very good worki...
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1960s Modern Vintage Mens Watches

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Gold Plate

Tudor Oysterdate Big Block Vintage Chronograph Steel Men's Watch 79170
By Tudor
Located in Atlanta, GA
Tudor Oysterdate Big Block Vintage Chronograph Steel Mens Watch 79170. Automatic self-winding movement with chronograph function. Rhodium-plated, straight-line lever escapement, mono...
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1980s Vintage Mens Watches

Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre HPG Memovox Alarm Automatic Steel Men's Watch
By Jaeger-LeCoultre
Located in Dallas, TX
Vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre HPG Memovox Alarm Automatic Steel Men's Watch - Automatic winding, date, alarm. Stainless steel case (37mm x 41mm). Original factory Silver dial, center gra...
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20th Century Vintage Mens Watches

Vintage 1960s Favre Leuba Geneve Stainless Steel Mechanical Men’s Watch
By Favre Leuba
Located in Carlisle, GB
This stunning vintage watch is working and is ticking well. The strap is a bit worn as shown. Please study the images carefully as form part of the description.
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1960s Vintage Mens Watches

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Stainless Steel

Vintage Rolex Submariner 5512/5513 Men's Watch in Stainless Steel
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Rolex Submariner 5512/5513 Men's Watch in Stainless Steel SKU: 100780 PRIMARY DETAILS Brand: Rolex Model: Submariner Country of Origin: Switzerland Movement Type: Mechanic...
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1960s Vintage Mens Watches

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Stainless Steel

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Vintage Mens Watches For Sale on 1stDibs

Find an expansive variety of vintage mens watches available on 1stDibs. All of the items for sale were constructed with extraordinary care, often using Gold, Stainless Steel and Steel. Our inventory has long been popular, and it includes earlier versions that date to the 20th Century and newer variations that were made as recently as the 20th Century. Modern and Contemporary are consistently popular styles when it comes to vintage mens watches. There have been many well-made iterations of these items over the years, but those made by Rolex, Omega and Patek Philippe are often thought to be among the most beautiful. Browse our collection of 2 Diamond versions today to add the perfect touch to your look. A selection of round cut and tumbled can be found today on these pages. When shopping our range of vintage mens watches, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for women today than there are for men.

How Much are Vintage Mens Watches?

Prices for vintage mens watches can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $228 and can go as high as $71,450, while vintage mens watches, on average, fetch $4,539.

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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A Grand Complication from the golden era of pocket watches, the Marius Lecoultre pocket watch does everything but uncork your wine.

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