Love deluxe

I would like make a focus on a range that I particularly appreciate : the Sportsmatic Deluxe. I find they combine very efficiently the “cocktail” design with the more casual or sports design. They look great, they all have a quite big stainless steel case, an automatic 7605 (the rare date only Sportsmatic Deluxe), 7606 […]

A selection of new watches

I listed these days several new watches, I would like to focus on three of them. Two are classics from the 60’s, a Sportsmatic Calendar 820 in very fresh condition and a 5 Sportsmatic Deluxe, a range that I particularly like.Finally, the third watch is a Seiko 5 DX with a quite unusual 5139 calibre. […]

back in the 70’s

Let me first wish you a happy new year. I hope your had a nice Christmas (and maybe new watches ?) and a nice new year’s eve. For the beginning of 2021, I listed some interesting models, focused on the 70’s. The first one I’d like to talk about is a Seiko 5 Sports from […]

Early Seiko 5 : new sportsmatics

Everyone knows the Seiko 5 range and I won’t tell you the whole story, you will easily find it on other sites. It’s probably the most diverse range of watches, including dress watches, sports watches, chronographs, diver’s, ladies watches (in the 80’s), military style watches, etc. Some models are quite exotic, even with the moonphase […]

a pair of swimmers

Orient is often considered as a simple sub-Seiko brand (which is actually the case), but in the past, in particular in the 60’s, their production had a “je-ne-sais-quoi” that made their watches quite unique. The design was very attractive and they did their own movements. I really love some of their early models : Royal […]

A Landeron 48 chronograph

From the 40’s to the early 70’s, having a swiss chronograph was the goal of many watch enthusiast. But of course, not everyone could spend thousands of from-past-currency to get an Omega, a Longines or Rolex one with an in-house movement. So beside these prestigious brands, many manufacturers used generic chronograph calibres, made by Landeron, […]

A custom champion

I always try to keep the original condition of a watch, meaning beside replacing the crystal and the bracelet when the original ones are to worn, not to replace the hands, the dial or the case. But sometimes, you just don’t have a choice… When the dial and the hands are beautiful and the case […]

Who’s the King ?

The King Seiko range has been discontined in the seventies but the watch collectors didn’t forget it. At that time, it was the Grand Seiko competitor (you know, there were two distinct Seiko factories in the 60’s and 70’s, with their own models).The first models were purely mechanical (44KS & 45 KS), then the automatic […]


We are on summer vacation from the 18th of July till the 3rd of August. You will still be able to place orders on the listed watches but your order will only be processed from the 4th of August on. Have a nice summer !


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