Category: My collection

Are vintage watches waterproof?

A question that gets asked a lot in the vintage watch world is, are vintage watches waterproof? The simple answer is no! Even if it states on the case that the watch is waterproof it should, as with any vintage watch, be kept away from water and moisture. Water resistance The term “waterproof” is no…Read more

Tissot Visodate Seastar Seven, 1960s.

This is a recent addition to my collection, a Tissot Visodate Seastar Seven wristwatch dating from the 1960s. The watch has a hand-winding movement which is working well. The watch has a 17-jewel movement, Tissot calibre 782-1, with a date function. The watch is a reliable and accurate timekeeper. Tissot Tissot is a Swiss watch…Read more

1960s Avia-Matic automatic wrist watch

This vintage watch is an Avia-matic automatic watch dating from the 1960s. The watch has a Swiss 17-jewel ETA 2472 automatic movement, with Incabloc shock protection. The watch is working well and keeping good time.  Avia is a watchmaking company that has a long history and was very prominent in the 1950s and 60s. The…Read more

Eterna-Matic automatic wrist watch, 1968

The latest addition to my collection is this Eterna-matic 2000 Centenaire automatic wrist watch, dating from 1968. Eterna introduced the Centenaire range in 1956 to celebrate the centenary of the company. This is a classic dress watch, a little small by today’s standards, but certainly acceptable as a vintage timepiece. It is gold plated with…Read more

1950s Cyma bumper automatic wrist watch

This vintage Cyma bumper automatic wrist watch exudes character. The Cyma brand is well-respected amongst vintage watch collectors. The watch, which dates from the 1950s has aged well and the watch keeps good time. The dial is branded Cymaflex, which was a proprietary shock protection system developed by Cyma in the late 1930s. Cyma Schwob…Read more

Tag Heuer 1500 Series Professional 200m

I have owned this particular vintage watch is a Tag Heuer 1500 Series Professional (model WD1221-k-20, serial no. EK4341) for 25 years. It was my first “real” watch. I knew it was Swiss made, I knew of the Tag Heuer brand and I knew nothing about “real” watches. It is quartz and certainly doesn’t match…Read more