Category: Dial

Vintage watch crystals explained

Made of acrylic, glass or synthetic Sapphire, the crystal is a transparent cover or lens that protects the vintage watch dial and reduces glare. As well as allowing you to read the time on your vintage watch, the crystal also protects the delicate inner components of your timepiece from damage. It is one of the…Read more

Longines wrist watch, tropical dial

This vintage Longines watch has a good quality 17-jewel calibre 6952 hand-winding movement which is keeping time well. The movement is fully signed and it has the serial number 53903096 which dates it back to 1977. For such a good quality movement, I am surprised that it is not part of one of the Longines…Read more

Should I have my vintage watch serviced?

A vintage watch is more than just a tool to tell the time. It is an extension of your personality and style. That said, it is of utmost importance to ensure that your vintage watch is accurate, otherwise, it is just a piece of jewellery on your wrist. Regular maintenance and servicing can help prevent…Read more

What are tropical dial watches?

A tropical dial watch is a vintage watch that has undergone a colour change on its dial. This colour change is typically caused by exposure to sunlight, humidity, and other environmental factors. These are conditions that are typically found in the tropics, hence the name. Tropical dial watches are considered highly valued by some vintage watch…Read more