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RetroTimePiece

Vintage watch sales, sourcing and repair 

VINTAGE 1977 SEIKO 6138(B)-0011 UFO "YACHTMAN" SPEEDTIMER CHRONOGRAPH WATCH 

This chunky all original Seiko chronograph comes from an estate of a Seiko collector, and we are pleased to offer it here. This watch measures 44 mm. Its lugless case means a more comfortable fit on smaller wrists. The original signed bracelet fits up to a large wrist. This piece is in overall excellent condition, with most of the luminescence on hands intact and minimal scratches to crystal and case. The hour marker lume still glows.


The chronograph stopwatch hand functions, resetting to 12:00 when the flyback button is pushed. The watch runs and keeps good time when the orange chronograph hand is engaged (sweeping), but the watch stops running when the chrono hand is resting at 12:00. As is the case with any vintage estate watch, this one will need to be serviced for optimal performance. We can provide this service for an additional fee. 


Asking price: $675.00

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Email us: [email protected] 

VINTAGE SEIKO WATCHES FROM THE 1960S AND 1970S. 

We acquired these Seikos from a local estate and are pleased to offer them for sale. They range from automatic dress watches to a chunky UFO "Yachtman" Chronograph. Dial colors come in green, light blue, dark blue, charcoal, brown, white, silver and champagne. We cleaned the crystals and cases. All will need to be professionally serviced for optimal performance. We can provide this service for an additional fee. Contact us about watches of interest, and we will provide additional information and photos.


Prices range from $65 to $675 (prices negotiable) 

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VINTAGE 1950s GÜBELIN 35mm IPSOMATIC 25 JEWELS AUTOMATIC 14K GOLD WATCH

With roots dating to 1854, Gubelin initially produced watches in partnership with high-end brands such as Patek Phillippe, IWC and Vacheron Constantin and Jaeger-LeCoultre. It also produced watches under its house name, and the Ipsomatic is one SUCH example. The watch seen here is in a 14K solid gold case, with stainless steel back, and is powered by a high quality 25 jewel movement with 2 adjustments. The 14K gold case is unmarked, but we had it scratch-tested by two reputable jewelers in Austin, Texas. This watch came directly from an estate and is still working. It could benefit from a cleaning and service, which we can perform for an additional fee.



$450.00

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RARE VINTAGE 1980 BULOVA "DEVIL" DIVER QUARTZ DAY / DATE WATCH

Bulova made its iconic Devil diver's watch in the 1960s and 1970s, so named for its 666 feet depth rating. This particular model is vintage quartz, and we believe it was made for only one year (1980)- and very possibly the last year Devil diver's were made. The all stainless steel watch is in good shape, although the crystal is cracked and will need to be replaced. In addition, the bezel does not rotate. We recommend the watch be serviced. We can service it for an additional fee, with an estimated turnaround time of 4 weeks. It comes on a nylon, zulu-style strap.



$429.00 (Watch price is negotiable)

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VINTAGE 1969 (M9) BULOVA 214 ACCUTRON RAILROAD APPROVED TUNING FORK WATCH


[SOLD FOR $285]

We offer an extremely clean example of the Bulova Accutron 214 tuning fork watch. This version is railroad approved for use by conductors, engineers and others in that industry. The caseback is engraved with the initials L.E.O and the date 11-25-69. The all stainless steel case, dial and crystal are in fabulous condition. We have installed a new battery, and the watch is humming (quite literally) along and keeping decent time. 



$375.00 (Watch price is negotiable)

Sold for $285

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VINTAGE TITUS-MATIC 25 JEWELS SUPER COMPRESSOR AUTOMATIC DATE DIVE WATCH 1960S


[SOLD FOR $706.00]


This iconic dive watch has the famed super compressor case, patented in the mid 1950s by Ervin Piquerez SA (EPSA). As the diver descended and water pressure increased, the seal on the caseback tightened, maximizing water resistance. Jaeger-LeCoultre, Longines, Benrus and Hamilton, among many others, used this unique case design. Depth rated to 20 ATM (though we do not advise submerging or exposing to water).


This watch, with its classic 1960s style, has a beautiful black dial, and the lume still glows on the hands and hour markers. At 36 mm wide, excluding crowns, the watch wears nicely, not to big or small. It comes in an all stainless steel case. The watch was serviced a few years ago. 


$850.00 or best offer

Sold for $706.00

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VINTAGE WAKMANN TRIPLE DATE CHRONOGRAPH VALJOUX 730 (72c) WATCH


[SOLD]

This chronograph is the famed triple date version, powered by a Valjoux 730 movement ( Valjoux 72c). The watch winds smoothly and runs, and the chronograph stopwatch also works. The top button starts and stops the stopwatch hand, and the bottom "flyback" button precisely resets the hand to 12:00. The chronograph buttons are missing their pusher covers. The day and date buttons are sticky. The watch case has grime and dirt between the lugs, so a cleaning and servicing are needed. We can have the watch serviced for an additional fee. A leather strap would pair beautifully with this watch.


Watch price is negotiable.

Email us with your offer: [email protected] 

VINTAGE 1960S GENSLER LEE "VERIMATIC" WATCH IN SOLID 14K GOLD CASE, NEEDS SERVICE


[SOLD]

This watch is a classic from the 1960s, made by the reputable Swiss company Gensler Lee. The "Verimatic" was GL's moniker for marketing its automatic, or self-winding, line of watches. The solid 14K gold case is in excellent condition. The dial has a stain that a watchmaker might be able to remove. The beautifully gilded movement is dry and dusty and will need to be cleaned and oiled to get it running again. We can have it serviced for an additional fee. A leather strap will accompany this watch with panache


Contact [email protected] Watch price is negotiable. 

VINTAGE 1940S GRUEN VERI-THIN "DOCTOR'S' MANUAL-WINDING WATCH IN 10K ROSE GOLD FILLED CASE


[SOLD]

This watch, made by Gruen, was a favorite among doctors, hence its nickname. The inner dial with enlarged seconds around the edge gave doctors a visible and reliable method of taking a patient's pulse. The Veri-Thin model was Gruen's wristwatch answer to thicker, bulkier pocket watches. The rose gold filled case is in beautiful condition, as is the dial. The bracelet is gold rose plated and is original to the watch. The watch measures about 26mm across.


The watch winds smoothly and runs, albeit fast. A service is recommended for optimal performance. We can have it serviced for an additional fee. 


Contact [email protected] Watch price is negotiable. 

VINTAGE 1950s LE COULTRE "FUTUREMATIC" BUMPER AUTOMATIC WATCH W/ POWER RESERVE


[SOLD]

This watch was considered ahead of its time in the 1950s, hence its name: "Futurematic." Its crown is located on the caseback, and the power reserve tells you how much juice remains. If power is low, several shakes of the wrist will boost the reserve. The 17 jewels watch sits in a 10K gold filled case, which has some wear normal for its age. The dial has a gently aged appearance. It comes on a 10K top caps stretch band.


The watch is keeping relatively good time and the power reserve works as it should. A service is recommended for optimal performance. We can have it serviced for an additional fee. 


Contact [email protected] Watch price is negotiable. 

VINTAGE 1970s BENRUS AUOMATIC DIVER'S WATCH W/ ROULETTE DIAL AND DATE INDICATOR


[SOLD]

With its colorful "roulette" wheel dial and lollipop sweep hand, this Benrus diver's watch embodies the flare of the 1970s. This watch was made for an era of pioneering ocean exploration when the likes of Jacque Cousteau were teaching us about the ocean's wonders.  Measuring 36mm wide, the watch is fitted with a bi-directional bezel for monitoring time at depth. (Testing for water resistance is critical before submerging watch.) The date quick set function works properly by pulling out the crown to the 1st position. The crown is signed and original to the watch, and the date is easily visible thanks to the magnification of the cyclops eye. The case is all stainless steel. 


The watch is keeping relatively good time, but it is running a little fast. A service is recommended for optimal performance, as movements become dirty and dry with time and need cleaning, oiling and regulating. We can have it serviced for an additional fee. 


Contact [email protected] Watch price is negotiable. 

VINTAGE 1950 ELGIN DE LUXE MEN'S TANK WATCH


[SOLD]


Featuring a 1950 Elgin De Luxe manual winding tank watch. The dial is near pristine condition, and 10K rolled gold plated case shows no wear. This watch is a classy, dress piece powered by a 17 Jewel, Grade 554 movement, with 4 adjustments. It comes on a nice black leather strap.


The watch winds and runs. It is keeping decent time, but we always recommend a vintage watch be professionally cleaned and serviced  for optimal performance. We can have it serviced for an additional fee. 


Contact [email protected] Watch price is negotiable. 

1950 Elgin Tank Watch
$150.00

VINTAGE 1967 BULOVA ACCUTRON "TUNING FORK" WATCH W/ "BOWTIE" LUGS


[SOLD]

Often called "Hummers" because of their distinctive hum when placed next to the ear, the 218D model line featured here was the 2nd generation Accutron by Bulova. The U.S. Space Program used Accutron timers and watches on satellites, and astronauts famously wore Accutrons into space. This watch with its unusual "bowtie" style lugs, comes from an estate. It is one of the finer examples we've seen. It has an exceptionally clean case, crystal and dial. The lume even still glows. The watch measures 35 mm across. We installed a new battery, and the watch is keeping excellent time (+/- 0 sec after 24hrs). We polished the crystal and lightly cleaned the case. This watch comes on a stretch band..


Contact [email protected] Watch price is negotiable. 

VINTAGE 1952 "BUMPER" AUTOMATIC OMEGA MEN'S  WATCH


[SOLD]

This all stainless steel Omega, dating to 1952, is powered by a first generation "bumper" self-winding movement (Caliber 344). The sub-dial showing seconds is a lovely accent to this classic timepiece. The watch measures 34mm across, excluding the crown. Someone gifted this watch to a gentleman, Dennis A. Holgrem, which is inscribed on the caseback. We obtained this watch from a local estate. We installed a new caseback gasket and polished the crystal. The watch is keeping good time, but a service and cleaning are highly recommended for optimal performance. Once the dial is cleaned, this watch will pop. It comes on a stretch band.


We can service the watch for an additional fee or you can buy it as is and have it serviced by a watchmaker of your choice. 


Contact [email protected] Watch price is negotiable. 

VINTAGE CROTON 1878 "COMPUTER" 36 MM CHRONOGRAPH FOR REPAIR, RESTORATION


[SOLD]

This chronograph, made by Croton exclusively for the U.S. market, is a classic tool watch. Manufactured circa 1970, this watch measures 36 mm across, not including pushers or crown, and is powered by the venerable Valjoux 7733 movement.. The dial is incredibly sharp. The movement shows signs of water moisture exposure and will need to be repaired and some parts likely replaced. A competent watchmaker should be able to source the parts and complete the overhaul. We can perform the necessary repairs for an additional cost , or you can buy it as is.


Contact [email protected] Watch price is negotiable. 

VINTAGE 14K GOLD FILLED 1960S OMEGA SEAMASTER AUTOMATIC 17J MEN'S DRESS WATCH


[SOLD]

A classic timepiece from the 1960s, this Omega dress watch oozes elegance. The signed crown is original to the watch. We have removed most scuffs from the crystal. The 14K gold filled case is in overall excellent condition; there is some wear around the notches used to unscrew the case, but this is to be expected and gives the watch a battle-worn character. The watch comes on a Speidel 10K gold filled top cap stretch bracelet. This watch runs strong, but is a little fast (+1:00/day). The movement is a smidge loose inside the case, but it is not affecting functionality. For optimal performance,  we recommend this watch be professionally serviced. We can service it for you for an additional cost , or you can buy it as is.


Contact [email protected] Watch price is negotiable. 


VINTAGE 1960S OMEGA SEAMASTER AUTOMATIC 17J MEN'S DRESS WATCH W/ ORIGINAL STRAP 


[SOLD]

Everything about this handsome Omega dress watch is original, from the signed buckle to signed crown. The 10K gold filled bezel, dial and crystal are nearly flawless. This watch is powered by a Cal 563 movement. It runs strong and keeps outstanding time. For optimal performance,  we recommend this watch be professionally serviced. We can service it for you for an additional cost , or you can buy it as is.


Contact [email protected] Watch price is negotiable. 


VINTAGE OMEGA SEAMASTER 1950'S AUTOMATIC 19 JEWELS CALIBER 501 MEN'S DRESS WATCH


[SOLD]

Elegant, classy, timeless. These are superlatives that define this Omega Seamaster, which comes in an all stainless steel case and contains the venerable caliber 501 Swiss-made movement. The Omega Seamaster is the watch seen on the wrist of Don Draper holding a whiskey neat on the show Mad Men. Attached to the watch is a genuine alligator leather strap. The crystal has been polished, removing most scuffs. This watch runs, but is a little fast (+1:00/day). For optimal performance,  we recommend this watch be professionally serviced. We can service it for you for an additional cost , or you can buy it as is.


Contact [email protected] Watch price is negotiable.