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Chopard Black Opal Face Ladies Wristwatch, 1970
By Chopard
Located in North Hollywood, CA
This Chopard Opal Diamond Watch is done in 18K white gold, Black Opal Face, manual wind Ladies
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1970s Swiss Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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White Diamond, Opal, Black Opal, 18k Gold

  • Chopard Black Opal Face Ladies Wristwatch, 1970
  • Vintage Chopard Black Opal Face Ladies Wristwatch, 1970
  • Chopard Black Opal Face Ladies Wristwatch, 1970
  • Vintage Chopard Black Opal Face Ladies Wristwatch, 1970
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H 2.15 in. W 1.07 in.
Patek Philippe Diamond White Gold Wristwatch 1970s
By Patek Philippe
Located in Geneva, CH
Patek Philippe Diamond White Gold wristwatch. Circa 1970. Baguette cut diamond on 18K white gold
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1970s European Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Longines Vintage Automatic Yellow Gold Wristwatch, circa 1970
By Longines
Located in London, GB
: This Longines vintage watch measures a 30mm diameter case fully made in 18kt yellow gold. It is
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1970s Swiss Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Gubelin 1970s Rare Midcentury Large Cuff Quartz Wristwatch
By Gubelin
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1970s Gubelin Cuff Wrist Watch, 39 X 35 M.M. Stainless Steel 2 piece case with water
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1970s Swiss Modernist Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Stainless Steel

Omega Ladies Yellow Gold Diamonds Wristwatch circa 1970s
By Omega
Located in Atlanta, GA
Women's Omega Wristwatch Case and Case Back made of 14 Karat Yellow Gold Feature Four Single Cut
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1970s Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Diamond, 14k Gold

Tissot Stainless Steel Seastar Chronograph Manual Wind Wristwatch, 1970s
By TISSOT
Located in Firenze, IT
wristwatch with chronograph. Made in 1970's Caliber Valjoux 7733 Dimensions 42m Signed Dial, case and
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1970s Swiss Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Stainless Steel, Steel

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
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1970s American Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Silver, Steel

Jaeger LeCoultre for Pierre Cardin 1970s Large Steel Mechanical Wristwatch
By Jaeger-LeCoultre
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1970s Mid Century Wrist Watch for Pierre Cardin, 47 X 30 M.M. Stainless Steel 3 piece case
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1970s Swiss Modernist Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Steel

Jaeger-LeCoultre Yellow Gold Vintage Mechanical Wristwatch, circa 1970
By Jaeger-LeCoultre
Located in Firenze, IT
SHIPPING POLICY: No additional costs will be added to this order. Shipping costs will be totally covered by the seller (customs duties included). Square bark textured case, with a ...
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1970s Swiss Retro Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Jacques Monnat Stainless Steel Diver's Chronograph manual Wristwatch, 1970s
By Jacques Monnat
Located in Firenze, IT
SHIPPING POLICY: No additional costs will be added to this order. Shipping costs will be totally covered by the seller (customs duties included). Movement: 17J, manual wind, Valjou...
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1970s Swiss Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Stainless Steel, Steel

Rolex Oyster Lady Perpetual Gold Date. Ladies wristwatch, 1970s/80s
By Rolex
Located in bronshoj, DK
18 carat gold. 1970s / 80s. Case diameter: 26 mm. In excellent original condition. All watches are
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1970s Swiss Modern Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Gold

Oversized Piaget 1970s Pave Diamond Dial 18 Karat Gold Bracelet Watch
By Piaget
Located in New york, NY
A Unique Oversized 1970s Piaget Pave Diamond Dial Set 18 Karat Yellow Gold Wristwatch Basic
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1970s Swiss Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

  • Oversized Piaget 1970s Pave Diamond Dial 18 Karat Gold Bracelet Watch
  • Vintage Oversized Piaget 1970s Pave Diamond Dial 18 Karat Gold Bracelet Watch
  • Oversized Piaget 1970s Pave Diamond Dial 18 Karat Gold Bracelet Watch
  • Vintage Oversized Piaget 1970s Pave Diamond Dial 18 Karat Gold Bracelet Watch
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1970s Vacheron Constantin Ellipse Diamond Pave Set Dial Yellow Gold Wristwatch
By Vacheron Constantin
Located in New york, NY
A Limited Production 1970s Vacheron Constantin Pave Diamond Dial Ellipse 18 KT Yellow Gold Bracelet
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1970s Swiss Modern Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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White Diamond, 18k Gold

Ebel Yellow Gold Lapis Lazuli Large Manual wind Wristwatch, 1970s
By Ebel
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1970 Ebel 18K Yellow Gold Wrist watch, measuring 6 3/4 inches in length with a slight wrist
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1970s Swiss Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold

Heuer Kentucky Vintage Wristwatch, 1978
By Heuer
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
dial quartz Heuer coat of arms on bracelet rare watch from the Heuer period (pre Tag Heuer) excellent
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1970s Swiss Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

Golden ElipsePatek Philippe Watch Champagne Dial with original case 1970´s
By Patek Philippe
Located in Bilbao, ES
1970 Mechanical Movement The Watch has won the AutoBello 2022 prize in Marbella and Sotogrande for
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1970s Swiss Modern Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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18k Gold, Gold

Hermes 1970 Paris 18Kt Yellow Gold Wristwatch with Rose Ebony Wood and Carvings
By Hermès
Located in Miami, FL
of Hermes in Paris France, circa1970's. The case of this wristwatch is crafted from a 30 mm by 30 mm
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1970s French Modernist Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Piaget White Gold Ladys Wristwatch
By Piaget
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Piaget white gold mechanical lady’s wristwatch circa 1970. * ABOUT THIS ITEM: #W1176. Scroll down
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1970s Swiss Modern Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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18k Gold, White Gold

  • Piaget White Gold Ladys Wristwatch
  • Piaget White Gold Ladys Wristwatch
  • Piaget White Gold Ladys Wristwatch
  • Piaget White Gold Ladys Wristwatch
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H 0.95 in. W 0.91 in.
Fred white gold Quartz Wristwatch
By Fred Paris
Located in New York, NY
Fred watch finely crafted in 18k white gold, Quartz movement. Case diameter 35mm.
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1970s French Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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White Gold

  • Fred white gold Quartz Wristwatch
  • Fred white gold Quartz Wristwatch
  • Fred white gold Quartz Wristwatch
  • Fred white gold Quartz Wristwatch
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Piaget 18K Yellow Gold 1970's Vintage Ref 9731 Mechanical Wrist Watch
By Piaget
Located in New York, NY
Piaget 18K Yellow Gold 1970's Vintage Ref 9731 Mechanical Wrist Watch. Exceptional and rare this
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1970s Swiss Modern Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Yellow Gold

Baume et Mercier Yellow Gold Wristwatch
By Baume et Mercier
Located in Palm Desert, CA
14 Karat Baume et Mercier Yellow Gold Wristwatch. The watch features a square-faced dial framed in
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1970s Swiss Retro Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

1970s Piaget 18 Karat Yellow Gold Lapis Diamond Sapphire Bracelet Watch
By Piaget
Located in New york, NY
watch. During this timeframe in the early 1970s and late 1960s commercial air travel was first
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1970s Swiss Retro Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1970s Rolex 18 Karat Yellow Gold Diamond Set Foliate Leaf Design Bracelet Watch
By Rolex
Located in New york, NY
Presentation Case Catalog Essay The present timepiece is a limited edition 1970s Rolex bracelet watch design
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1970s Swiss Retro Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust Steel Custom Diamond Bezel and MOP Dial Mens Watch 16030
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Pre-owned Vintage Rolex Datejust 36mm Steel Custom Diamond Bezel and MOP Dial Men's Watch 16030
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1970s Swiss Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Steel

Baume & Mercier Ladies Yellow Gold Manual Wristwatch
By Baume et Mercier
Located in Darnestown, MD
Baume & Mercier ladies gold watch with Roman numerals. The oval face is painted to simulate green
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1970s Swiss Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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18k Gold

Rolex Vintage Ref 1038 Zephyr Bezel and Dial 14K and Steel Automatic Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1979 Rolex Reference 1038 Wrist Watch, 35 M.M. Stainless Steel 3 Piece case with 14K Yellow
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1970s Swiss Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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14k Gold, Steel

Vintage Piaget Diamond 18 Karat Yellow Gold Wristwatch
By Piaget
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
One Vintage Piaget Diamond 18 Karat Yellow Gold Wristwatch. Featuring 36 round brilliant cut
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1970s Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Diamond, Gold, Yellow Gold

Tiffany & Co. Chopard Over Sized Yellow Gold Mechanical Wristwatch
By Chopard
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1970s Chopard for Tiffany & Company Wrist Watch, 1 5/8 X 7/8 Inches 18K Yellow Gold 2 piece
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1970s Swiss Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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18k Gold

Gubelin White and Yellow Gold Unusual Bracelet Wristwatch
By Gubelin
Located in New York, NY
An unusual 18K White and Yellow Gold Watch-Bracelet by GUBELIN. Made in Switzerland, circa 1970s.
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1970s Swiss Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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18k Gold

Verdura Gold and Diamond Rope Link Bracelet Wristwatch
By Verdura
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1970s Verdura Ladies Bracelet Wrist Watch, 25 M.M. Diameter 14K yellow Gold 2 Piece case
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1970s American Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Diamond, 14k Gold

Alex Hüning Lady Diamond White Gold Manual Wind Wristwatch
Located in London, GB
– eagle’s head Condition: Very Good Comments: This wristwatch is fully made in 18kt white brushed gold
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1970s Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Patek Philippe 18 Karat White Gold Tonneau Shape Wristwatch with Carved Bezel
By Patek Philippe
Located in Long Beach, CA
: 18Kt. Solid White Gold CIRCA: 1970 DIMENSIONS: Length 38mm X Width 26mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual
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1970s Swiss Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

Sterling Silver Turquoise Wristwatch Native American Navajo
Located in Wallkill, NY
This Native American Sterling silver watch is covered in various size turquoise stones. Measuring
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1970s American Native American Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Turquoise, Sterling Silver

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Lady's Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex "Oyster Perpetual DateJust" lady's wristwatch, circa 1979 Automatic, circular red dial with
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1970s Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Diamond

Glamorous 18k Yellow Gold Ladies Wristwatch by M.Gerard
By M. Gérard
Located in London, GB
A glamorous 18k yellow gold ladies wristwatch by M.Gerard. Set with approximately 8.50 carats of
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1970s Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Yellow Gold

Piaget 18kt. Yellow and white Gold Lapis Lazuli ladies wristwatch
By Piaget
Located in Braintree, GB
reputation for producing some of the finest and most elegant watches in the world. The Piaget 926 wristwatch
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1970s Swiss Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Lapis Lazuli, White Gold

Geneva Yellow Gold 17 Jewels Opal Diamond Wristwatch
By Geneva
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Geneva 14 Karat Yellow Gold 17 Jewels Opal Diamond Wristwatch. This exquisite watch features a
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1970s Swiss Retro Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Diamond, Opal, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Longines Yellow Gold Wristwatch, Circa 1980s
By Longines
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Gentlemen's Longines 14 Karat Gold Watch. This circa 1980s Longines wristwatch features a 14k
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1970s Swiss Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Blue Sapphire, Gold, 14k Gold

Piaget Ladies White Gold Diamond and Lapis Mechanical Wristwatch
By Piaget
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1970s Piaget Ladies Wrist Watch, 18K White Gold 26 M.M. 2 Piece case with Factory Diamond set
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1970s Swiss Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold

Omega Constellation Yellow Gold Watch
By Omega
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Omega Constellation 18k Yellow Gold Automatic Wristwatch on Omega Black Leather Strap, Circa 1970
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1970s Swiss Modern Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

  • Omega Constellation Yellow Gold Watch
  • Omega Constellation Yellow Gold Watch
  • Omega Constellation Yellow Gold Watch
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Vintage Piaget Swiss Diamond 18 Karat Yellow Gold Woven Wristwatch
By Piaget
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
purity marks. Circa 1970. The wristwatch is 6 3/4 Inches in length. About this Item: Revel in the
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1970s Swiss Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Omega 18 Karat Gold Diamond Set Double Tiger Eye Dial Bracelet Watch
By Omega
Located in New york, NY
watch has been time tested for accuracy and is in perfect working condition and is fully signed
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1970s Swiss Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Tiger's Eye, 18k Gold

Rolex Stainless Steel Datejust Orange Diamond Dial Perpetual Wind Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Datejust / Reference 1601 / 1603 METAL
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1970s Swiss Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Gold Sigma Dial, 1973, Men's Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in bronshoj, DK
. Automatic. Watch case diameter: 34 mm. Bracelet lenght: 17 cm. In excellent condition. All watches are
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1970s Swiss Modern Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

18K Bueche Girod Hobnail Design French Wristwatch
By Bueche Girod
Located in Bradford, Ontario
Marvin Hime & Co., Beverly Hills Box Brand: Bueche Girod2 1971 circa Type: Wristwatch Bezel
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1970s French Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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18k Gold

Patek Philippe Ellipse for Gubelin, 18kt Gold Manual Winding Mens Wristwatch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Braintree, GB
Patek Philippe Ellipse for Gubelin, 18kt gold manual winding mens wristwatch. Made in 1972
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1970s Swiss Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Gold

Bueche Girod Ladies Yellow Gold Carved Wood Lion’s Head Wristwatch
By Bueche Girod
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
emeralds. The center is a manual wind watch signed on the dial “Bueche Girod”. The bracelet opens with a
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1970s Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Emerald, Yellow Gold

Baume & Mercier 35121 Yellow Gold Mechanic Wristwatch
By Baume et Mercier
Located in London, GB
This Baume & Mercier 35121 watch is made in 18K yellow gold. The movement is a manual winding
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1970s Swiss Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Chopard Yellow Gold Diamond Bracelet manual Wristwatch
By Chopard
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-owned 18K yellow gold diamond Chopard bracelet watch, manual wind, set with 152 single cut
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1970s Swiss Contemporary Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Lip Gold Plated Vintage New circa 1974 Mechanical Wristwatch
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
LIP New vintage watch from stock, circa 1974. Gold plated, brown bracelet. Brown dial. Indexes and
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1970s French Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

Piaget Retailed by Cartier Sapphire Vintage Ladies Wristwatch
By Piaget
Located in London, GB
An 18k White Gold Piaget Retailed by Cartier Vintage Ladies Wristwatch, silver guilloche dial with
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1970s Unknown Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Blue Sapphire, White Gold

Rare Piaget Ruby Dial Diamond 18 Karat Gold Mechanical Wristwatch
By Piaget
Located in New York, NY
Piaget mechanical wristwatches from the 1970s have long become a collector item, besides being a
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1970s Swiss Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Roy King for Omega Large Yellow Gold and Lapis Dial Midcentury Wristwatch
By Roy King for Omega
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1970 Roy King ( London ) for Omega Mid Century modern design 18K Yellow Gold Ladder form
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1970s British Modernist Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold

Patek Philippe 3528 18 Karat Solid White Gold Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Great Neck, NY
Offered for sale is a circa 1970 18K white gold Patek Philippe Ref. 3528/3 Tonneau hand winding
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1970s Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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18k Gold, White Gold

Patek Philippe 3528 18 Karat Solid White Gold Watch
By Patek Philippe
Located in Great Neck, NY
Offered for sale is a circa 1970 18K white gold Patek Philippe Ref. 3528/3 Tonneau hand winding
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1970s Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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18k Gold, White Gold

Vacheron Constantin Asymmetrical 1972 Prestige De La France # 35202 Wristwatch
By Vacheron Constantin
Located in New york, NY
collectible present 1972 Vacheron & Constantin wristwatch would forever change watch making history for
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1970s Swiss Retro Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Wristwatch Tubogas Bracelet in 18Kt Yellow Gold with Papers
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Miami, FL
Tubogas wristwatch bracelet designed by Van Cleef & Arpels. Magnificent and very rare wristwatch
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1970s French Modernist Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Quartz, Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Omega Yellow Gold 17 Jewels Wristwatch, 1975
By Omega
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Vintage 14 Karat Omega 17 Jewels manual winding watch. This is a fabulous classic timepiece
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1970s Swiss Retro Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Rare Piaget Ladies Lapis Lazuli Malachite Set Manual Wind Wristwatch
By Piaget
Located in London, GB
A Rare Lapis Lazuli and Malachite Set Ladies Wristwatch, 23mm, champagne dial, a fixed 18k yellow
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1970s Swiss Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Bulova 1970s Automatic Blue Dial
By Bulova
Located in New York, NY
Stainless steel Bulova automatic, circa 1970's, is a cushion-shaped, center-seconds wristwatch with
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1970s Swiss Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches

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Stainless Steel

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Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches For Sale on 1stDibs

Browse a vast assortment of vintage watch 1970 1979 wristwatches for sale on 1stDibs. These distinct designs — crafted with great care and often made from Stainless Steel, Gold and 18k Gold — can elevate any look. 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 20th Century. Our collection of vintage watch 1970 1979 wristwatches includes designs that are universally popular, but Modern and Contemporary styles, specifically, are sought with frequency. Rolex, Omega and Cartier each produced beautiful examples of these items that are worth considering. Any of these pieces can lend versatility to your look, but Diamond versions, from our inventory of 167, are particularly popular. A selection of round cut, baguette cut and cabochon can be found today on these pages. Most of our vintage watch 1970 1979 wristwatches for sale are for men, but there are 1027 pieces available to browse for women.

How Much are Vintage Watch 1970 1979 Wristwatches?

Prices for vintage watch 1970 1979 wristwatches can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $158 and can go as high as $1,079,868, while vintage watch 1970 1979 wristwatches, on average, fetch $5,245.

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.

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