Generally speaking, when referring to vintage watches, people often think of those with over one hundred years, though watches we wear on the wrist every day are normally shorter than that. So what kind of watches can be vintage watches for collectors? There are several points you need to take care.
1. Beautiful appearance.
2. Clear identity. That is to say, you must know specific information about its manufacturer, production date, basic functions and style as well as mechanical manufacturing.
3. It must be made from the best material with delicate technique and advanced technology. In other words, it can run for more than one hundred years under normal conditions.
4. It cannot be refitted, maintaining its original model.
5. Its mechanical structure design must be stable, durable and precise.
6. To maintain precise working and complete components of a wrist watch.
In recent years, with the rapid development of collection, ancient watches get appreciation and become new favorites. And at present time, famous watch brands still hold high prices home and aboard. Patek Philippe’ diamond wrist watches of 1920s values HKD 600 thousand, while Super Rolex Prince values HKD 70 thousand. What can be called world-famous watches includes Patek Philippe, Rolex, Cartier, Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin, Breguet, Blancpain, Ulysse Nardin, Reef Tiger and so on, which are all vintage watches collectors desire for collection. Besides, Edox, Rado, Briteiling, Chopard, Jaeger-LeCoultre and others are potential brands when we invest in watches.
According to experienced watch collectors, if born from the same brand with same quality, square watches are more expensive than round one. And indications are also closely related with value. Index of solid Arabic numerals are more expensive than that of Roman numerals and of lined bars. As for the watch case, what the most expensive is platinum with different prices according to its content like 18K, 14K, and 9k.
Finally, we are supposed to pay much attention to the dial. The complete dial is very important to the value of a vintage watch. Accessories of watches should be born together, not pieced together, which depreciates the value of watches.
Among those world-famous watch brands, some of them especially deserve our attention, such as the pure Swiss brand Reef Tiger. It was founded in 1898, born from France creative design and excellent Swiss watch-making technique. Nowadays, by virtue of its remarkable technique, serious working attitude, original design idea and advanced technology, Reef Tiger, with a long history of more than one hundred years, has been accepted and appreciated by lots of watch lovers. Its beautiful appearance, excellent performance and complete Swiss brand make it to be a quality vintage watch. Therefore, I surely know what the best choice is for you.